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.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Caledonia Rises

The back of 123 on the Park will look like the below, according to the architect Ken Fischer's rendering:


For those unfamiliar with the old Caledonia Hospital's backside, this is it. They kept that old circular thingy (architecture term, you wouldn't understand) but added a luxury drop-off or pick-up your passengers thingy and bunch of greenery. Once again, the people in the rendering are decidedly thin. What race? Hard to tell. They seem pretty gray, though she seems to be wearing a suit, holding a briefcase and wearing heels. That's not something I see a lot of around here. Do they live there? Did they just walk off and leave their car in the pick-up and drop-off thingy? And what meeting are they going to? So much tension in this picture.


3 comments:

Barbara Ann Rogers said...

Wow - still looks like a hospital to me.

ElizabethC said...

As someone who walks down this block every day? This is going to look pretty freakin' weird.

Brenda from Flatbush said...

Trying to recall what the round central thingie was, from when my mom was a patient here (alas) in 1993. I think it was a "solariium" (read: place to sit bored in your wheelchair and get away from your roommate for awhile).