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.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Dawning of the Age of Caledonia

Ear-tickling scuttlebutt on the new apartment complex at the ol' Caledonian Hospital (now rounded down to 100 Parkside Avenue):

Along with the doggie spa, architect Karl Fischer says the property will include a screening room, a basketball court, and other high-end amenities. “[The developers] realize the neighborhood is up-and-coming, so the have to provide a lot more than a nice building,” said Fischer.

This classy quote brought to you by D.S. MacLeod, self-anointed "greatest journalist ever" and the very dude who ate all that jerk chicken awhiles back. The quote and fuller article must be coming out somewhere, since he's a reporter who writes for actual newspapers. Dan, you out there? What under-paying rag gets the scoop?

Thanks to Ben, part of the crime-fighting Parade Grounds Posse, for passing on the latest. For old times sake, here's a pic of the glossy that led to the Chetrit Group's purchase of the old hospital in the first place:

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