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.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Indigenous Sign Tree of Caledonia
From green thumb Elizabeth C. comes this picture of the rare Sign Tree, thought to be extinct, but apparently thriving in the warm Caledonian sun on Parade Place. The old Caledonian Hospital, soon to be known as 123 on the Park, a major rental project developed by the Chetrit Group, was responsible for the genocide of these trees in pursuit of its healing sap, long sought after by Scottish Vikings for its ability to cure mortal cases of acid reflux and/or persistent hiccups.
The Sign Tree is notable for its specific leaf structure, which often resemble missives from the NYC DOT and NYPD.