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.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Catholic Church Throws In the Towel, Makes a Bundle

credit: Rebecca for Brownstoner
Recognize that church from Rogers Ave near Crown, above Empire Blvd? It's about to turn into this:

credit: Jessica Dailey, for Curbed

According to Curbed: 161 units. Gym. Recreation Room. 83 Parking Spaces. According to the Q: Gorgeous Neo-Icktorian Architecture.

I wonder if longtime parishioners were given a piece of the action, or if it all goes to the Vatican? Would be nice to think that after a lifetime of tithing you'd get a little kickback.


diak said...

Perhaps the building's design was inspired by the success of "The Lego Movie."

Michael said...

Darn. I always loved the grass in that lot, and the building's setback :(