The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

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.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Must Reading: That Building Across From the Pop-Up Halloween Store That Used to Be HSBC

Montrose Morris, as brilliant as ever, on a building I'd always noticed looked neat but never took the time to examine closely. At 818 Flatbush.

And how 'bout that Pop-Up Halloween store right across the street, where the HSBC bank used to was? Kids love it! And the prices daughter's Dorothy costume is made of a material not much more durable than tissue paper. And the dang dog in a basket came separately! And no ruby slippers! How can you call it a Dorothy costume without Ruby Slippers? That's like a hot fudge sundae with ice cream sold separately. I know I know we live in Brooklyndia, we're supposed to hand-create our costumes out of hemp cloth and radical creativity. Y'all knock yourself out, I'm going to Ghouls and Gourds with plastic and polyester and I'm getting a good night's sleep thank you.

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