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.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Onomastics Exposed

In the last few years I've passed this door at 717 Flatbush many-a-time and made the same sorry associative silly joke in my head about the words on this sign:

Would that A. Shoemaker followed her true calling!


Finally! Someone to defend the rights of downtrodden cobblers!

Turns out her full name is Autumn M. Shoemaker, and now (hopefully) when she googles her own name (who doesn't?) she'll turn up this blog post instead of that dreary court case involving some petty coop board.

Next time your pumps get sued, you know where to turn.

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