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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat a Sweet Feat for Local Streets

Thank you to everyone who made tonight a special evening for the local kiddos. Now we can get on to serious matters, like helping the Park get back on its feet. By the way, local dad Eric Landau of the Alliance said much, much help is needed, dollars and sweat, and you can find out how to help here. He said to be sure to sign up for something he called their November 3 Walk-a-Thong, where all proceeds will go to cleanup efforts. I don't know whether the Q will actually walk the whole route in a thong (November's pretty chilly) but if that's what it takes to help our beloved park, so be it. Anyhoo, go the Alliance's website for the actual deets. I may have misheard...I was loudly chewing a KitKat and admiring their lovely homemade rice krispie treats. The Manor really knows how to throw a party, and I was glad to see such a fabulous turnout.

Many folks are asking how to help folks in need following the Sandy devastation. Gothamist ran a nice rundown of options here.

Here's some pics of something I love about NYC, the trick or treating of bodegas and, could it be, the local Dunkin' Donuts. They just wouldn't understand back in I-O-Way. (Speakin' of which, it might just go "blue" again this year!)

"God bless us, every one" - Tiny Tim, the last of all.

1 comment:

MadMommaCarmen said...

I just want to send out a thank you to all the neighbors who participated in last night's trick-or-treating. In light of the recent devastating events, it was certainly heartwarming to see everyone come together this way.