The Sterling St Block Association and the group called MTOPP have convinced Eric Adams to host a town hall on what they're calling "THE rezoning of Empire Blvd." Personally I'm a bit tired of their jumping the gun on this one - we've only gotten to the point of deciding what areas to look at in a "study" with City Planning - but it's safe to say that any look at the area will look at what the Q believes is the severe misuse of Empire from the Park on east. So yes, they have reason to be concerned that their voice is heard. However...the Q hears from numerous sources that rather that the group was incredibly disruptive at a recent City Planning meeting at CB9 headquarters. I would hope that rather than incite panic and anger, they could alert the community to their concerns and do so without the vitriol. Here's their flyer:
In a stroke of marketing genius, MTOPP changed its name from the awkward Moratorium To Protect Prospect Park to Movement To Protect the People. Nicely done. And the picture that you see below? Effective propaganda. Now, you may think that I'm the one calling it propaganda and that I should be more objective in my portrayal of the rendering. Nope. When I right-clicked on the picture on their website and saved it to my desktop, guess what they had labeled it? You guessed it. The picture is entitled "propaganda." Probably not that far off the mark though...loving those Soviet colors! Look, if what's going on in Crown Heights is any indication, towers this size aren't far-fetched. Question is, in this location...is that such a bad thing? I'm surprised they don't just take the big yellow storage space as is and sell 'em as studios...
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.