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.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

70th Precinct Meeting, Via Ditmas Park Corner

Bloggers more hearty than the Q were in attendance last week at the 70th Precinct Council meeting held in "the" Church. That is, the original Dutch Reform Church on Church at Flatbush.

I'll let you read the account yourself, and welcome Ditmas Park Corner, which has taken over from the largely dismantled Ditmas Park Blog, which was subsumed by AOL Patch; thus it's new name, DitmasParkPatch.

Here's the account. 70th Precinct Council April Meeting.

Also last night, a meeting of the East 21st Street and Woodruff Block Associations took place at the very same Church, which is also used for religious services on occasion. Did anyone make it last night? I was busy singing "Que Sera Sera" over and over and over in an effort to put Little Miss Q to bed. Feel free to post about it here. The meeting, not the choice of bedtime song.


ElizabethC said...

It's pretty fascinating to me that I live on Woodruff, and am on the Woodruff ABA email list, and yet had NO IDEA there was a meeting last night. Which is too bad, because I would have attended. But it's not likely anyone is going to attend when there is no notice on the block..or to people on the email list.

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Good point! I hope to change that. Walter called me the night before...that's Walter McQueen (no relation to Steve), the head of the East 21st St Block Association. Maybe between me and the blog and you and your knowledge of the blocks we can be the bullhorns.

Every first Wednesday, 7PM. Meeting Room in the building behind the church.

ElizabethC said...

I'm happy to do what I can. But I'm a little bewildered by the expectation that people on the block are going to be able to became involved with zero outreach from whoever is running the ABA. I mean...yeah. Just bewildered without any of the other good "b's" along with it. (bewitched? bespeckled?)

Clarkson FlatBed said...

You know, it occurs to me that this might be an example of how the newcomers CAN help the old-timers. Outreach and organization are clearly not everyone's strong suit. In the digital age, it should be fairly easy to commandeer an active membership. But people are slow to come out of their caves. And more to the point of what can you, me or anyone do? The question always remains: who are the community leaders of tomorrow?