Marty Markowitz, in his year of victory laps, hereby promotes the annual assembly of The Federation of Brooklyn Block Associations. If you are a member of a block association or looking to form one, this is a great place to learn best practices and figure out how best to organize around issues beyond simple - but absolutely important to unity and mutual - block parties. That reminds me, I best get that Street Activity Permit application in pronto. Want to get a block party rolling for this year? Best do the same! (click that link for the SAP office, which works out to SAPO, when you add the "office" part). $25 and you get to close down your street. Just organize, e-apply, then contact your District Manager at the Community Board for the next steps. You'll need signatures and lots of goofy or serious activities, but it's a chance to befriend your neighbors in a way that mere howdies cannot.
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.