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.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

What Goes Up Might Not Come Down

Elevators. Where would a modern metropolis be without them? For that matter, where would our neighbors to the north be without them?

Just ask. They've been dealing with shitty service for years.

The NY Post skewers long-loathed landlords Fieldbridge for leaving tenants at the Ebbets Apartments hanging in mid-air.

The only good news in the whole piece was...this photograph from 1962.

It took me a second to get oriented...but I believe we're facing northeast, right? Jackie Robinson school would be in the bottom left of the picture with Sullivan heading off into the distance. And Eastern Parkway is the higher elevation stuff on the left side of the picture?

And don't get me started about the new buildings going up all around here, many with less than the optimum number of affordable units. And what have we gotten in return for all these tall but squat buildings? Squat. If nothing more, we should have been negotiating for the betterment of Tivoli and Ebbets. Such reasonable requests might have at least gotten the attention of the relevant agencies, with timelines. But the City isn't listening to us anymore, and until CB9 cleans house and becomes a reliable partner, we'll have to rely on our electeds to lead the charge.

Go get 'em Diana, Walter, Zell...


Unknown said...

new buildings are a good thing.

progress is a good thing.

and believe it or not PROFITS are a good thing.

adapt or die

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Unknown 4:43 knows the score.

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Anonymous said...

Police respond to active shooter barricaded in Brooklyn home

Police responded Friday morning to a gunman who barricaded himself in a Brooklyn apartment, authorities said.

Shots were fired from inside the third-floor apartment at the residence at 292 Maple St. just off Nostrand Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, police said.

Specialized units of the NYPD responded around 5:30 a.m., police said.

The fun never ends.