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.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Local Teen Falls From Rooftop
Another reminder of the fragility of life. A 15 year old boy fell from the above building - 1045 President Street between Rogers and Nostrand - and didn't survive. The news reports said he was jumping between buildings, though from this Google shot the buildings side to side seem connected. I guess it was to a building behind this building?
Regardless, this is the sort of thing that reminds us to keep an eye on our young 'uns. By all reports he was a lovely kid. One hopes that it was just an accident, and that he wasn't pushed. That would be a terrible thing to live with as well. On report said he was playing tag...another said they were jumping from building to building on a dare. They made me suspicious, but then I'm not a detective and it ain't gonna bring the kid back.
Much sympathy to the parents. This is every mommy and daddy's worst nightmare.