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.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Dreaming Of a Hearse for Barry Hers

God bless journalist Nathan Tempey, for staying on top of the Barry Hers story (he of 60 Clarkson and many others). Read this when you have more than a moment. It's really pretty mind-blowing what's going on all around us. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil, be no evil...

It occurs to me that the man is clearly delusional. Perhaps he thinks "this is what you must do to survive in the cutthroat world of NYC real estate." Maybe he has enormous debts. Most likely, he lives in a world of imagination, in which he is somehow a good guy being demonized by poor black tenants who are out to get him and a City bureaucracy that's onerous and anti-Semitic. If only we could find him some therapy and relieve him of his horrible multi-million dollar burdens. Or put him out of his misery, thereby relieving hundreds of others of theirs.

And if you're looking for the thrill of living in subhuman apartment buildings and seeing what depravity and penury look like up close, hell you can get a steal of deal from Senor Hershko. Get 'em while the gettin's good.

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