Today Curbed comments on the de-lesbianizing of Park Slope. Apparently, PS residents feel that the once flourishing lesbian community has been replaced by strollers of SUV-ish proportions and little, yippy dogs. Says a Curbed reader:
“I moved to Dyke Slope when it was strong. Then it became Puppy Slope. Now it’s Baby Slope. We can’t fit between all the strollers there.”
Well, now you've got us thinking... How gay is PLG?
We'll save this question for the pending ATP PLG survey. Don't forget to share YOUR list of burning PLG-related questions.
If you try to stay independent when you shop for books, watch movies and eat, we would like to introduce you to delocator. Simply type in 11225 (the epicenter of Brooklyn, clearly) and you'll find a list of area cafes, bookstores and movie theatres - all independently owned.
In our usual style of beating everyone else to the punch, we already added K-Dog & Dunebuggy to the list. Fingers crossed that we got their address correct.
Clearly, ATP has our own ideas of the pros and cons of living in PLG. We publicly express our feelings several times per week (for better or for worse, you be the judge).
Now we want to know what you're thinking. We're entertaining putting together a survey for PLG residents to assess what life is like for our readers. If you're from outside PLG, suggest something you've always wanted to know but were afraid to ask. We have a bunch of questions in mind but thought we'd open it up to you for suggestions before we finalize our ideas.
This is the intersection of Washington Ave. and Lefferts Ave. after modest rainfall. The street does not drain properly, and the water rises to depths of about 5 inches (crude estimate). The flood is annoying because it makes crossing the street impossible and getting sprayed with water very likely.
Yvette Clark, our new Congresswoman, once told us that the problem is that there are no drains at this intersection. Her intepretation of the problem is interesting because we see two drains at this intersection. They just don't work.
We know nothing about public works and what might be causing the flood. We do fear, however, that the flood my impact Brooklyn Dairy's business. We REALLY hope that they're doing well. Really.
Whenever anyone uses Google, an internet "search engine," to find information on Prospect Lefferts Gardens, the first "link" to appear is this site. The creator of this site enjoys the privilege of being the world's gateway to PLG.
Which is why he/she must update the site immediately. Seriously. Not to mention that Norton had a cow when we opened the site - just before it completely crashed and became inaccessible.
We've tentantively filed this post under the "Eating" category, as we once thought that the space next to Lenny's on Washington Ave. was in a state of perpetual renovation without a product to offer (other than the grilled corn served on the sidewalk outside - which, incidentally, is damn good). In two years, we've seen minimal activity in the space - folks who have been around here longer tell us that the place has been under construction for up to 7 or 8 years.
So it was with great excitement that we noticed a dumpster outside of said space. We've always thought that the location would be perfect for a burger joint/diner, with it's open kitchen and room for seating. Hey, ATP's got big dreams.
Because the upstairs windows are boarded up, we cannot say for sure that the ground level commercial space is under renovation (under renovation for reals, that is), but we're hopeful.
There's much reason to hate the BP station on Flatbush Ave. For starters, it's run by BP (Beyond Petroleum), inherently an annoying oil company because they offer no service of product approaching "BP."
The station bugs us on the micro level, too. It's annoying that the proprietors make no effort to control traffic entering and leaving the station. Vehicles driving over curbs and through crosswalks have led to the creation of a species of highly evolved pedestrians in PLG, as the least nimble among us have met their demise. Traffic bollards would be appropriate.
It also refuses to stand still when photographed, as evidenced by the blurry photo.
On the other hand, the BP is open 24hrs and it's well lit; we once sought refuge at the BP when suspiciously followed down Flatbush Ave., so we appreciate its presence. It's also a draw for car services and taxis, and makes catching a ride in PLG much easier than in other parts of Brooklyn.