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.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Register Phones & Bikes...Just Don't Use Them At the Same Time
Here's the added bonus...if you haven't take a stroll up Kingston Avenue to Eastern Parkway from Crown (where this registration drive is taking place), you're in for a real treat. This is the heart of the orthodox Chabad Lubavitch business district, and full of unique shops and delicious noshes. It feels very old world. And if you're not familiar with Hasidic neighborhoods, this is the one to visit first, IMO. Chabad is a very open sect, much more engaged with the outside world than say the Satmars of Williamsburg. That's not a knock against them...just an observation from a curious goy. There's even a great kosher ice cream and candy joint!