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, February 19, 2015

Fast and Furious

Thanks again to Rachel at DNA Info for this scoop. The parking lot at 227 Clarkson that I just photographed the other day has been purchased for $1.35 million with more than 11,000 buildable square feet. For condos, apparently.

227 Clarkson near Rogers (pic by Rachel Holliday-Smith0
In the article, Rachel quotes the broker as saying it “affirms [his] belief” that Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is “the next big neighborhood in Brooklyn. As of late, larger scale condo and rental development projects have been popping up throughout Prospect-Lefferts Gardens granting the area a lot of continuous attention from investors and developers.”

I better start baking pies for all my new neighbors moving in over the next couple years.

Also the new bar up on Rogers - Branch Ofc - opens tonight. It's right by the giant church that was torn down to make way for a large new condo building. 225 Rogers. Here's the Brownstoner bit. (What you think I should go over myself? I'm working for chrisakes! This is my lunch break!)


Alex said...

Did you see this listing? Check out the description - pretty awesome.

MikeF said...

From the sound of it, several Brooklynian readers will be there.

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Alex: You mean this?

"Needs Work, Full Renovation Needed..Mix Use Building, Storefront, Plus Two Additional 2 Bedroom Apartments. Building Will Not Be Delivered Vacant. Lefferts Gardens Area. Absolutely Do Not!! Enter Building Without An Appointment Tenants Will Call Police!!!"


I also like that they call it a single family somewhere up in the header.

Alex said...

Yep, that's what I mean!

babs said...

The listing is gone from Douglas Elliman's web site, and the listing agent is out on LI. That building is a dump. The tenants threw their garbage out the window into the back yard for years - it was piled several yards deep in trash. I think they finally cleaned that out. And that business on the ground floor never seems to be open. Very strange.