You know things are getting fierce when the activists start attacking specific parts of the tax code! In the case of 421-a, the outdated property tax breaks that give developers added incentives to build, most people would agree that it's time to consider whether it hinders rather than encourages the growth of affordable housing, or whether it's basically a give-away. If you believe it's a travesty, you'd do worse than to join the Crown Heights Tenants Union, Flatbush Tenants Coalition and the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board at the hard-to-miss 626 Flatbush, an address that will undoubtedly outlive the current crisis, yet galvanizes the outrage felt by many about the cruel circus of change that's come to town and put down stakes. The pink elephant in the tent? We've been over that one many, many times here.
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.