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.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Where To Get Your Tree

Just this morning Lil' Miss Clarkson Flatbed Jr. and I noticed a vendor selling Christmas trees at the McDonalds corner of Empire Boulevard. For a lot of Lefferts area folk that's close enough to walk the tree home, so you wouldn't even need to tie it to a car. Nice. And if you're in the eastern and/or middle part of Lefferts you might want to consider Kings County Nurseries on New York Ave at Rutland, which just happens to be the same corner as the 100+ year old sandwich place Mama Louisa's Hero Shop, which if you haven't been you owe it to yourself today to go for the Brisket/Tree combo. ML's gets 4 1/2 stars on 20 reviews on Yelp, a mean feat for a little ol' Pigtown mainstay.

Some may prefer to know precisely where their tree comes from, and that it was raised free-range and without pesticides or antibiotics. You would therefore want to go to Union Street between 6th and 7th Avenue to the Park Slope Food Coop, where you don't have to be a member to lovingly pick out a certified organic tree from Vermont.

All trees from the Coop have been given the seal of approval by PETAF, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Advent Firs.

And since the season of Christmas in most of America tries patronizingly hard to be inclusive of our Jewish friends, I would remind you that as always you "chosen" folks are free to come along with us to celebrate the "holidays," and you may even give us gifts wrapped in a suitably non-denominational paper. And this year we're serving Kosher eggnog! So come out caroling with us!


diak said...

Love the photo-illustration. Perfect for the post.
So those are "french firs"?

Anonymous said...

Mama Louisa is no joke. Eat. There. Now.