The Q at Parkside
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, September 15, 2012
Parksidez Corner Deli - Tack On the Extra Z For Zavings
It's bright, it's clean, it's a helluva better 24/7 presence at the corner of Parkside(z) and Flatbush than the old Mansoobs. Some of you may recognize one of the proprietors from his days working at "Parkside Deli" (no Z) next to the Pioneer. Yet another amiable Yemeni run deli to consider when hunting and gathering your wee hours kibbles, though don't count on being able to order half the stuff pictured on the signs. The garbage at that corner became a huge problem this summer, as a fragrant Fresh Kills buffet greeted commuters each morning for weeks on end. Let's hope this place plays by the rules and helps keep the boisterous Parkside-Winthrop gauntlet a bit less raucous. Though with that shooting gallery just up the block (tell me you haven't seen that stunningly skinny woman nodding off on the steps of 691?) and a liquor store to the stars (surely you know our most notorious Otis Campbell, who likes to drop trou from time to time in front of "First Class Liquors"), it's gonna be tough to make this stretch gramma friendly. Welcome, Parksidez!