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.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Way To Ruin A Perfectly Bad Paint Job

Someone decided to whip out their sharpie and give commuters at the Q at Parkside some harsh morning medicine. The following statements are not the mottos of a movement, so I would take them with a grain of salt. To the easily rattled I would say that our neighborhood is, as we've learned, the most densely populated in the borough, and the actions of any one person don't a movement make. And yet, you can't help but note the timing. Part of me wanted to ignore it on the blog, which of course is what's really warranted. But, for the sake of the history books, here's the gallery:

I don't mean to make light. But the double exclamations mean this one actually emphatically states that white people ARE allowed.

If I had to pick one this would be my favorite.



16 comments:

ben_of_oz said...

I saw the first one this morning. It had already been scribbled out.

Duane Joseph said...

This is disgusting!

disco princess said...

Someone had scribbled graffiti that was similarly hostile on a building that is under construction near where I live. This graffiti was anti-Semitic. My reaction was, "Really? Really? Was this necessary?" Sad.

Gary of PLG said...

If only this person would express themselves in this forum...

Mary the Librarian said...

Don't worry everyone, I changed it to read "Stop the invasion of flesh-eating zombies in Flatbush". I think that's a statement we can ALL get behind.

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Not so fast, Ms. Librarian. The ACLU and Southern Poverty Law Center are onto your agenda. Flesh Eating Zombies, who incidentally prefer to be called Undead Americans, have lived under the yoke of oppression for too long to be subjected to your epithets.

nwinthrop55 said...

Mary the Librarian, grow-up! You're no longer in junior high school. More importantly, you are divisive, and ignorant-go get a life!

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Eeek. Not sure what to do here. Little help? My joke meter seems broken on this one.

Sean said...

nwinthrop55: ...the hell? did you read something I didn't?

ElizabethC said...

Well, that took a left turn I didn't expect.

Clarkson FlatBed said...

I think I got it! I had to read it a few times.

Mary said "I changed it to read..." and NWinthrop took that to mean that she had written both the original AND the new version.

Um. I think.

Mary the Librarian said...

nwinthrop55 must be an advocate for the Undead Americans!

nwinthrop55 said...

Marie the Librarian, my apologies! In my haste to write a response to this disgusting form of hatred, (I was in a hurry to make it to church), I didn't fully read your response. I am in complete agreement with you. My comments were meant for the individual that wrote these divisive words and more importantly subjecting the rest of us to his/ her pathetic self.

nwinthrop55 said...

Meant Mary!

Mary the Librarian said...

No worries nwinthrop55!! I'm just disappointed to see that all the graffiti is still there. I'm going to call the number Clarkson FlatBed suggested in the other post.

theoldspeakjournal said...

The Author of those comment should read some American history. White people invaded Flatbush in the 16oo's not 2014. And "Black Brooklyn" is only here because white people brought them here... i mean "Brooklyn" is named after the Dutch munipality Breukelen for fracks sake! LOL! SMDH... There are more important things to be pissed about, seriously.