Since first skipping down Flatbush Ave from the Garden in 1989, and driving my Mazda GLC along its bumpy rue, I've been amazed that no DOT brainiac has seen a need to bother sluicing its plumbing and regulating its anarchy. Accidents and slowdowns and the near video game frenzy of dollar vans have been the norm for, I dunno, maybe back to the days of the Dutch, or at the very least to the golden age of the Dodgers and dodging from trolleys.
After last night's forum at Erasmus, we can finally expect the changes that the Q and many others have been advocating for years to be implemented. Check out this nifty visual aid printed in the Daily News article today:
Finally an acknowledgment, as my own measuring by footsteps will attest, there is simply not room for three lanes each direction. Other cities like Seattle would never dream of such insanity. In my post from last year on the topic, I noted that the prescription on Parkside from the Tennis Bubble is working swimmingly. There's even room for a bike to ride by the parked cars, provided the rider be on his guard for the opening of doors.
Ever noticed how Olde Good Things parks its truck along Parkside near the Parade Ground? If you haven't read this post about the CoBU Cult on Woodruff, that's a fair enough segue don't you think? That's probably my favorite Q scoop, and alls I hads to do was Google the address. Amazing what turns up when the hours from 11pm to 12am are spent on the ol' Toshiba.
I wonder how "to Google" conjugates in French. Nous Googlons? Googlez Vous?
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.