A few weeks ago about 20 of us tried a new tactic - the Pig-Pile 311. The Safety Task Force tried calling and emailing a complaint to the Parks Dept as our first issue. We chose the big-kid swings at the Parkside Playground, which had dwindled from 6 to 1. And guess what? We got nearly instant action from the Parks Department as they claimed to be fabricating the seats.
Just this morning I snapped these shots below. Folks, we really can make the neighborhood more livable if we work together. I credit Kimberlee A. for making the PP her issue, and she's still planning to coordinate a Friends of the PP group. Email me if you're interested and I'll forward to her.
As an aside, emails from the Q and others to Councilman Eugene's office produced ZERO results when it came to safety, equipment and trash at the playground. The Playground continues to be something he takes credit for, since he shepherded the money through the budget process to make it happen (he did not, however, initiate the action as he sometimes claims). I doubt he has so much as driven by the playground since. Here's to a day when our elected representative cares enough to follow-through after HER day in the sun.
The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.