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.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Doing Doghnuts Outside the Q

Garbage is everywhere. The 6-foot wall of contractor bag installation outside Patio Gardens is worth viewing before its taken down. It's great to be back near the Q, and I've got a feeling this is going to be the year...the year we finally get that extended stay hotel we've all been hankering for.

I'm a bit disappointed that nobody came forward wanting to design the new public art outside our train station. I guess there aren't many artists in NYC, so I shouldn't be surprised. Still, nobody wants to show some love for the Q? The proposal with renderings is due in a couple days, so I'm losing faith. Here's the original post ARTIST NEEDED, just in case you or someone you know likes to pull all-night drafting jams.

However, I did see that some enterprising creative type DID take a stab at some public art just today. This fabulous neo-pastry edible sculpture was erected overnight:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lovin all the cig butts, bottles, and other misc trash along Lincoln. Gotta keep it real.