The Q at Parkside
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.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
VD Gang comes to Parkside
I gotta say, I'm no expert Gang Cryptologist. But I have a guess as to what's going on with some of this new graffiti showing up around Lefferts Parkside. Witness:
When a letter gets a strike through like the V here, it means "kill." Sometimes literally, but usually its just talk. Er, chalk. Paint. Whatever.
So it looks like someone's threatening the VD Gang - which was hardly the Latin Kings. It was a recurring Sesame Street parody sketch on the Dave Chappelle show. So I'm thinking, or maybe hoping is a better word, that this is what we'd call a Gang Graffiti Guffaw - a Triple G to the Crips. Either that or there's gonna be a rumble. And I'm hoping Crips don't read goofy blogs...I mean no disrespect fellas.