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, June 15, 2011

Ridership Spikes at Yours Truly

Thanks to Mike of the regally named Prospect Park East building for hipping us to the massive jump in ridership at the train station named after this blog. If you're a numbers geek like me, you'll love this list of daily usage from the Old Gray Baby herself (as I'm prone to call the MTA):

As one would expect, the rerouting of the B to stop at "the Q at Parkside" has led to significant drops in daily usage at the express stops of Church (the Caton entrance) and Prospect Park. I have also noticed a shift in demographics at our station, but thankfully this is the sort of thing the Old Gray Baby ignores. I don't need to know, for instance, that the number of men wearing open-toed shoes has jumped three-fold.

Check out them numbers along the L line though. Sheesh! With the stratospheric jump in high-priced domiciles, the word on the street is that the L is "at capacity." Though with the median price of apartments heading over a million bucks, I'm surprised more people don't just hire chauffeurs. And I wonder, in America's ever-widening economic gulf, whether chauffeuring is actually a growth industry? Or do today's millionaires prefer to drive themselves? Despite this new gilded age, one profession that seems surely to have experienced downsizing is that of butler.

If so, wouldn't one expect a proportional drop in crime?

1 comment:

Ceelledee said...

Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, I saw that flashing billboard sign from a distance the other night. What I thought after that is not printable.