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.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Down In Bubbleland
The Q has a problem. Whenever he makes a musical joke in his head he can never undo the damage. When I first saw that the large laundromat at the SW corner of Woodruff and Flatbush would be dubbed Bubbleland, I inserted the famous bit from Bruce Springsteen's "Jungleland" there it will stay, each and every time I read the sign. The place sat quiet for months... and now, BAM! It's Duds in Suds galore.
Welcome to the neighborhood Bubbleland. To think of all the stains that will be removed and collars de-ringed, conversations started and lovers met, it makes one misty. Perhaps a couple will meet, fall in love, get married, have a baby, and name him after the place that they met?