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.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Home for Sex Offenders For Sale

A couple years back there was a lot of chatter about the large number of registered sex offenders inhabiting 1785 Bedford Avenue up between Sterling and Lefferts, across from the Grace Church there. It's a halfway house, a home for those trying to transition from prison to life. As the Q did when this first came to light, I want to remind folks that "sex offender," as awful as that may be, is not the same as "sexual predator" of children. Still, the proximity of so many troubled men has had a lot of people uncomfortable at best, terrified at worst.

It's for sale. So says an Eagle-Eyed Ely.

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