Was out sleuthing the sludge the other day, looking for the worst offending dumpers of detritus, when I came across this uncomely sight at 700 Flatbush, or rather, between 698 and 700 Flatbush:
The folks at Beautiful You are good about cleaning in front of their store, and can't be expected to deal with this level of crap on a regular basis. It's actually a tree pit right in front of a slim alley that's behind the mammoth 225 Parkside, you know the building that houses Popeye's and Family Pizza etc. So technically, it's their responsibility, not any of the commercial establishments. Now I was getting somewhere, because I've called and gotten them to deal with their mountains of trash before. So I sent Pearl Miles the deets, expecting it to be days before anyone dealt with it over at DSNY. I mean there was like dried cement from a construction job in there and everything. But by mid-afternoon, this tree pit, which had been covered in garbage for more than a week was cleaned up. And sure enough, Pearl had arranged everything.
Thanks Pearl. She really does know how to get things done. When you're at your wits end about garbage, or just about anything having to do with City services, please, please, please call her. (718) 778-9279. Don't expect Mary Tyler Moore in the phone manners department and you'll be pleasantly surprised; Pearl is a lot of fun and she'll always shoot straight. No bull, ever. Or if you prefer a little bull, you could post here if you like and I'll call her. I can do bull, no problem.
I'd like to think Sanitation would just take care of this stuff, but I guess they like to be reminded that we really love them and need them.
Next up, dealing with that sand pit on the sidewalk near the Wendy's. Remember when I called Pearl and told her about that hole? Well, they came and filled it in with sand. And like a fool, I just assumed someone would come along and eventually fill it in with, I dunno, cement?
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.