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, March 26, 2015

The New Flatbush

Holy cow, this thing from Hello Living is quite the stunner, soon to grow from 1580 Nostrand below Church Avenue:

Reminds me of something I can't put my finger on, or rather shouldn't in public.

More pics show how you get that swoopy effect in the rendering:

Loyal readers will complain I've gone too much off course with this one. Not given the current rumblings in our neighborhood about rezoning. It is, in lurid detail, a wonderful example of creative use of the R6 zoning without contextual anything. Steve Smith of YIMBY explains how they did it.


roxv said...

i don't think it's off course. it's flatbush, after all, and closer to the Parkside Q than one would think

Alex said...

Hudson is about to take over Nostrand to New York Aves on Clarkson. Crazy. Brownstoner keeps calling is East Flatbush, but I think of that block as PLG. Whatevs.

Anonymous said...

Gotta say though, the design is WAY better than 626 flatbush.

MikeF said...

Don't worry, the realtors will call it PLG and not Flatbush.

roxv said...

and eventually, PLeffbush.