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, November 18, 2011

Parkside/Ocean Meeting Set w/DOT

Just got the call from Councilman Eugene's office - they're finally going to unveil the plan to redesign the corner of Parkside and Ocean to make it friendlier to pedestrians and bicycles, and frankly, to cars too. The intersection is a mess, and locals have been up in arms (or in a couple of cases up in the air with flailing arms after being hit by a car). So, mark your calendars:

Tuesday, Dec 6, 6:30 PM
Calvary Pentecostal Church
151 Woodruff Avenue

I've seen a copy of the plan, but it's been revised a bit after comment by the community board transportation committees. This meeting will be your chance to weigh in. Honestly y'all, I can't tell you how thrilled I am to watch my neighbors stand up for something and squeak til they get the wrong righted. To everyone who stuck their neck out on this one, especially Maddie...thank you. I can almost see the promised land!

As Red Foxx used to say..."Elizabeth, I'm coming to join you!!!" Not sure that fits, but I've been wanting to quote Sanford for some time now.

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