The Q at Parkside

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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.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

How Bout Them Trees?

David Eppley is deep into remaking the trees. Having worked more than a dozen middle-school students, he's been enjoying greeting the kids as he places the "flowers" that they've made. Given insurance issues, Eppley is doing all the application himself on a ladder. A scissor lift, so said the short-sighted insurers, was out of the questions. Better, apparently, to do dangerous work on a much less sturdy piece of equipment. Sigh.

Anyhow, here's where we're at. He'll be working through the weekend, so head on out and say hi.



11 comments:

norax said...

The trees look great! I walked by on Sunday and Wednesday and was impressed by the progress.

Quest said...

I know how many surprise hurdles this project faced. TheQ's advocacy and David's persistance are coming to fruition and we all get to see the beautiful results!
-Quest Fanning

PB said...

I walked by and saw that they were starting to "bloom" - tears came to my eyes. Congratulations to all involved!

Anonymous said...

It looks pretty cheap. I give those stickers a summer followed by a winter to start peeling off. They should have been painted.

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Yep. The professional artist working in industrial sign vinyl, who's made dozens of similar works, had no idea what he was doing.

Next time, I'm sure we'll defer to your anonymous guidance.

Anonymous said...

"professional artist". Funny. Anyone can call themselves a professional artist these days. Did the professional artist also stencil the trunks with the ugly helvetica type? If so, nearly every name on there is crooked.

Anonymous said...

they're supposed to be "crooked" you imbecile. perhaps you'd have preferred comic sans?

Anonymous said...

Clearly, crooked was the way to go. Nice job.

You might as well have used comic sans.

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Take it up with the kids whose names and ideas are on the trunks. I think they need to learn what cynical adults sound like when they whine. Anonymously.

diak said...

Helvetica is "ugly"? Overused, maybe. But ugly? Sixty years of design history says otherwise.
I think the trees turned out far better than what I envisioned from the proposal. Thanks to all involved.
Now let's hope we can enjoy them for a while before the graffiti idiots return...

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Since David lives a block away, I think we can count on him keeping them looking nice. It is, after all, a major piece for his portfolio.