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, June 14, 2010

Ye Olde Balde Koin Shoppe

I'm no expert on hair care, but I do know that "Bald" and "Beauty" are rarely used together in the marketing world. So imagine my surprise when I looked closely at the name of this joint on Parkside between Ocean and Flatbush:

This is clearly either a fashion-forward gender-unspecific pro-hairless establishment, or an example of an unfortunate translation issue. The internet provided little guidance on this one...I found no "Balde Koin" references to guide me.

As an Iowa native, I'm reminded of a similarly curious establishment popular with the females in my native neck-of-the-woods. DRESS BARN seemed to do a mighty business, even though I can't imagine any self-respecting woman wanting to purchase clothing at a building whose name typically means "house of farm animals."

As with each of us, it's what's inside that matters. Go Balde Koin!!

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