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, February 11, 2019
So Long Flatbush Caton Market
"Sure. Right. No windows? Did anyone ever shop there?" they'll ask.
Not so much. It was designed poorly and cheaply, meant to shield the lively street vendors from the elements. Instead it became a bit of a tomb, and residents mostly passed without entering.
Here's to a fixture of the neighborhood that has now been razed, for a large new all-affordable (means tested) building (inset) that will radically change how we experience this corner. Particularly when they tear down the old bank building kitty-korner from this. (Catty-Corner?) Actually, it was originally Caddy Corner, from the word for four. You know, like quatro and quatre. A great thing to know! As well as Vermont, for (ready?) Green Mountains. (remember your French?)