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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 24, 2012

Church Avenue Sidewalk Sales

Sidewalk Sales on Church Avenue
Church Avenue BID - 884 Flatbush Avenue - 2nd Floor - Brooklyn, NY - 11226 -

Sidewalk Sales: Sidewalk sales return tomorrow and all weekend along Church Avenue! Stop by your favorite Church Avenue stores and get everything you need for the last days of summer and back-to-school shopping. Pick up picnic and BBQ supplies at 99 Cent City, 99 Cent Goal, Bobby's Department Store, and Modell's. Check out the end of the Summer sales and stock up on back-to-school clothes at Wealthy Hostage, Danice, and Ability Selection. Ready-made lunches are available at Downtown Natural (now open at 7:30 a.m.), great fish and meat for grilling at our several fresh fish and meat markets, seasonal fruit at the markets on E. 19th, and much more. Am-Thai will be serving delicious food and iced coffee, the recently opened Lark Cafe offers savory sweets and ice cream, and Shayna's Restaurant will be cooking up traditional roti dishes.
  • When: Fri. August 24 - Sun. August 26 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: All along Church Avenue between Coney Island Avenue and Flatbush Avenue


Anonymous said...

Anyone know what is going on in Umma Park? There is a huge wall of speakers and it's so loud that I my chest is thumping when I walk by it.


Clarkson FlatBed said...

I haven't stopped by, but if it's the same as last year on this date, it's a party for the end of a particular summer camp. Sweet scene for the kiddies, but yes, the volume seems unhealthy, particular for young ears, but we're coming up on the West Indian Parade so get your earplugs ready. It gets LOUD y'all. A few years back a policemen told me the some floats on the parade itself pass at 10-20 decibels beyond the max safety limit, which given the exponential nature of decibels, is really, really scary. Sorry if I sound culturally insensitive, but safe is safe, you know? I like my ears, thanks. (goofy looking as they may be).

Should be over by early eve.

Anonymous said...

How long is it going to go on for? I mean it started at 2; 4.5 hours is really long for it to go at this level. I can appreciate wanting to celebrate, but there does need to be an understanding that it's disruptive to an entire neighborhood and unhealthy. Your chest cavity shouldn't start thumping. I'm 32. I can't imagine the health costs to the young ones. Additionally, there are so many issues to hearing loss at a young age. Children that loose their hearing have a hard time making out what their teacher says and put their selves at risk for poor performance. Imagine what it's like to not be able to hear the "th" sounds, for example. Things become confusing for them. I think you can still have loud music with out the risks by turning it down a bit. If something makes your ears ring, that's a sign of loosing the ability to hear that particular tone. They're young - they'll have plenty of time to experience that.

I leave for Labor Day, because it's too loud for me. I understand that it's a cultural thing. That's fine. However, I know it's coming, and can make plans for it.

Addressing the safety of volume levels and hearing loss is not being culturally insensitive, by the way. (Bass levels, if played very loudly, can have an affect on the rhythm of one's heart beat, as well not to mention stress levels - measured by elevation in particular hormone levels. Yes, this has all been scientifically studied.)