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, May 1, 2014

Understanding Zoning and How It Affects Our Community

I gotta say the Community Board has been ramping it up lately. The Board is full of great longtime members, but attrition and some letting go of the least committed board members has led to a flood of great new people fully charged to make CB9 more responsive to the community's needs. One such member, Lefferts resident Laura Imperiale, is chairing the Housing Committee. Talk about issues galore on THAT one!

So the Housing Committee has organized a long overdue workshop on the nitty gritty of zoning. It was zoning that allowed a giant tower at 626 to come to life. And zoning in your neck of the woods might well allow for some out of context and out-of-character buildings that you will greatly affect your quality of life, and those of the neighborhood as a whole.

Wednesday May 14 is the date. Kings County Hospital's T Building is the place (that's at the corner closest to Lefferts). Flyer below.



9 comments:

Barbara Ann Rogers said...

Unfortunately, I have very little confidence in people who do not know the difference between "effect" and "affect."

Barbara Ann Rogers said...

Not you, Clarkson (clearly you do), I was speaking about the poster, which was very disappointing.

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Babs. You are so cruel!! Effect and Affect (and Afleck and AFLAC) took me YEARS to get right. I chose to let the organizers off the hook...after all it's a zoning workshop, not a writing workshop!

Alex said...

Apologies for the off topic question, but I guess it's a little related: Does anyone know when DOT plans to repaint the lines on Flatbush? It's back to de facto 4 lanes and it's as messy as ever.

diak said...

Alex, I e-mailed that same question to Det. Martinos yesterday. I'll let you know what, if anything, I hear back.

Alex said...

Diak, he probably won't know. DOT doesn't communicate well with the precinct. I was hoping to avoid emailing DOT myself (I harassed them pretty bad during the piecemeal implementation phase), but I guess I'll do it anyways.

diak said...

btw, I was over in Red Hook the other day and noticed that the lines on the repaved Van Brunt Street had been newly added. Now Van Brunt is the main road through Red Hook but it probably doesn't get a fifth the traffic of Flatbush Ave. Plus, it's basically a straight road with one travel lane and one parking lane in each direction. There really can't be any confusion. But nonetheless DOT painted 3 white lines the entire length of the road... way to set those priorities!

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Babs: I'll have you know that you are so powerful around here you actually got the organizers to change their error. There you go, Ms. Smarty Pants!! :)

Barbara Ann Rogers said...

Wow, I may actually consider attending in that case.