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, March 25, 2014
Holy Smokes. Look What Hudson's Putting Up on Clarkson.
Hudson, the developer putting up the 23-story building on Flatbush, has the above planned for the SE corner of Clarkson and Nostrand, according to something called buzzbuzzhome (I'm not kidding; that's what they call it - real estate is now a spectator sport.) If I recall the building they're replacing was once a movie theater, way, way back. The inimitable Montrose Morris wrote a piece on it. Ah yes, here it is.
Think the Q's off his rocker saying the conquistadors have arrived? Not so. My butts firmly planted on my rocker, and buckling up for the slaughter. And as a reader wrote, "seems like Hudson's all up in our junk."
Here's the old theater and lately, not exactly her glory days.
Y'all I'd need to quit my job to keep up with the pace of it all. Someone want to offer to take over the "real estate desk" so I can stay gainfully employed?
By the way, they're tearing down 111 Clarkson, the old Haunted House, as I write this.