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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Le Flabenue Needs Vous!!

Take a minute, won't you, from your busy day to fill out another Flatbush Avenue Merchant's Association survey? The train has left the station, with your conductor Dr. Cuts at the helm, with yeoman's service provided by the Pratt Area Community Council (PACC).  Oh, and I'd include the side-businesses just off the Flabenue in your calculations, including Lincoln Road and Parkside, as they abut the Flab. (As the old saying goes, "better to abut the Flab than to Flab the butt.")

From Dr. Desmond Romeo:

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Pratt Area Community Council (PACC). PACC is a local non-profit organization that has served the central Brooklyn community for 50 years by developing and managing affordable housing and providing direct technical assistance to small businesses. PACC has been very successful in its commercial revitalization initiative for over 15 years. One of PACC's prominent successes in merchant organizing is the formation of the Fulton Area Business (FAB) Association now called the FAB Alliance Business Improvement District, a public-private partnership that provides extensive supplementary services such as increased sanitation, security, and marketing to the Fulton Street corridor.

With that said, we have asked PACC to initially lead with our initiative to formally organize a merchants association that will work to create a vibrant commercial corridor along Flatbush Avenue. A primary mission of the association will be to strategically plan ways to support the quality businesses and to compliment the current retail mix along Flatbush Avenue. The merchants association will also be instrumental in addressing our neighborhood concerns such as vacancies, foot traffic and littered sidewalks. To further stimulate the development of Flatbush Avenue, The Parkside Empire - Flatbush Avenue Merchants Association, in collaboration with PACC, is now conducting a Commercial Needs Survey.

The Flatbush Avenue Commercial Needs Survey is designed to assess local residents' shopping experiences on Flatbush Avenue and gather their input on what types of businesses are needed/wanted in this area. Simply, this survey will assist in determining what residents enjoy in the neighborhood as well as determine what is lacking. The survey will also help us appropriately recruit businesses.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete. So please take a moment to read each question carefully and answer to the best of your ability for your entire household.

Thank you for your time!

Desmond Romeo,
Merchant Association President
[Owner of Dr Cuts]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing. hope everyone can contribute their opinions. : )