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.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Get Out and Shop While the Weather's Good!


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why are only people of color depicted on this poster? There are no asians or caucasians living in CB9. Disgraceful

Anonymous said...

It's because we are by FAR the minority in the area. Now you have an idea how they feel seeing advertisements for just about everywhere else. You target your prospective customer, that's all.

theoldspeakjournal said...

LOL! Oh, the irony.... Good weather indeed! It's 60 degrees out a week before Christmas, our omnicidal shopping habits have contributed immensely to the temperature of the pot we're slowly boiling in, yet that's all we're encouraged to keep doing. Shop, eat, drink and be merry! Yeesh. That's what you call a conundrum Kimosabe. What's truly disgraceful, anon @ 8:16 is we're still dutifully responding to emotionally potent oversimplifications encouraging us to fear, consume, to see and value artificial state sanctioned constructs like "race", "minority", "us" "them" "CB9" and other imaginary separations that divide and distract us from the real, while gleefully supporting the systems and ways of being that are enslaving and destroying us in a blizzard of stuff we don't need.

“What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?”
-Henry David Thoreau

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Your preaching to the choir, Oldspeak. I'm pretty certain, however, that it wasn't people shopping at their local ma & pa's that was the main contributor to global warming. Though yes, were they selling all local handcrafted goods we could do christmas with less of a heavy conscience. How 'bout the methane from factory farming meat? I believe if the world went vegetarian we'd do more than banning christmas shopping.