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 8, 2011

Feed the Birds - Tuppence a Bag - Or Just Dumpence Your Bag Any Old Place

Not too many days ago, two of the neighborhoods more confounding problems - illegal dumping and the homeliness of Parkside Avenue - converged. In front of the Q at Parkside station, a van drives up (pictured) and dumps an enormous bag of edible refuse. Perhaps it is in the eyes of the beholder, but that looks like dumping to my peepers.

Thanks to Rudy on Winthrop for the pics taken, ironically, while handing out flyers WITH Senator Eric Adams asking neighbors to help beautify the block.

The Mrs. and I noticed numerous corners today with bags upon bags full of construction trash, obviously dumped, because hey...we don't mind! NE Flatbush is like the Statue of Liberty for dumpers - “Give us your tires, your poured cement, your bundled masses yearning to get picked up for free.”

FYI, if you don't get the reference in this post's catastrophically ill-conceived headline, go see Mary Poppins for the first time in years. It's as supercalifradge as you remember it.


Mad Momma Carmen said...

Construction garbage, huh? I'll do my best to keep an eye out. Did Adams say/do anything about the blatant dumping that he witnessed?

MJMcBee said...

So THAAAAt's what the bird have been chompin on today! I was wondering if someone hocked up a big hairball or something.

pam said...

yes, appropos MMcarmen, did Adams get his staff to pursue the license plate number or refer this to the precinct?

shelley said...

The "feeding of the pigeons" happens daily. My husband and I have both told the man that does the dumping that it is disgusting and unwanted in our 'hood. His response. "I don't see a problem with it. I do it everyday." I would LOVE to see this end. There's already enough litter on our streets, no need to add more.