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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.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Food Coop In Lefferts/Crown Heights Gets Off the Ground

Well shiver me timbers and call me Ishmael! Those crafty folks at the proposed Lefferts Food Coop have taken their show off the page onto the stage. Coming up on Saturday March 16 they're asking for you, the reader/eater, to come to their poppe-up shoppe at 324 Empire near Nostrand and help cleanup the space being GIVEN to the group to get the store off the ground. Wow. I mean, I'm really impressed. This is no slight undertaking, and you guys are proving a little elbow grease can lead to organic bulk elbow macaroni. The group has apparently been purchasing wholesale items and getting the hang of inventory etc.

Here's the flyer. I highly encourage you all to check it out and help create a viable alternative to the Key Foods of the world.


Cameron Page said...

Thanks for posting about this Tim!

In case people have trouble reading the flyer, the date of the event is Saturday, March 16th, between 9am and 6pm.

If you do plan to stop by please email And if you just want to get more information, you can email

Hope to see you there!

Anonymous said...

This is so dope! The downtown food market at church and 21st st's prices are a bit steep... Mazel