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.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Let Me Rephrase That

As Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say...never mind.

After a number of volleys with DOT Deputy Commissioner Keith Bray and the district manager and transportation committee head of CB9, it turns out that DOT is in fact studying Flatbush as promised. This is not the traffic calming initiative of a few years ago that addressed Empire Blvd (surely you've noted the new islands and turn signals) but rather a new in depth look at the problems of sub-Empire Flatbush as part of the Congested Corridors program, which recently addressed problems on Church avenue (did it help?). And I think we could all agree that the Flabenue could easily rename itself Congested Corridor without need of a City Council declaration.

Keith says to look for a community meeting sometime in early Spring where they'll share their findings. My guess is what they'll find is - it's a hot mess.

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