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.

Monday, October 7, 2013


Free trees are treeconomical, no question 'bout it. My tree lasses and I dropped by the Maple Street Community Garden in the drizzle yesterday for not one but TWO free trees, fully expecting to need the borrowed mini-van, but in fact the trees were more the size of Charlie Brown's much maligned choice of his x-mas special, and they probably could have been carried on a child's scooter. Still, they're just what the doctor ordered, and let me tell you that garden is looking fan-effing-tastic. So much love has gone into it in so little time. Do you remember what a dump it was?

Hannah West and crew (which included Hannah's wee one - congrats!) were serving goodies and showing off all their good work. Seems the lot has belonged to a ne'er-do-well for quite some time and his shenanigans sent him to jail more than once, leaving the lot to the dogs. Enter some concerned neighbors with a rake and a shovel, some compost and mulch, and a new day is dawning on Maple the 3rd.



Anonymous said...

do they have a website of FB page or anything? I might have some stuff to donate.

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Anonymous said...

you can also email directly at and they have a facebook page, it's easy to find.