Several readers have asked if this year’s neighborhood Halloween Safe Walk is the route from last year. The trail is indeed the same and PLOG has created this handy map to send you and your families on your way without encountering any dangerous trolls or hobgoblins. Begin at Flatbush Avenue and Rutland Road and finish at the 71st Precinct on Empire Boulevard. The route is sponsored from 5 to 9 pm. Have fun!
You are cordially invited to a reception for “A Year of PLOG: Photos, Video and Conceptual Art” at K-Dog and Dunebuggy Cafe, Friday September 2, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Just steps away from Lincoln Park Tavern and Enduro Cafe, enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and a display of photography, video and art.
It’s been said (by me) that you can tell a lot about a neighborhood from its community postings. Even in this day of Craigslist and Facebook, the local bulletin board survives as a way of connecting with others. On Lincoln Street between Flatbush and Ocean, the postings range from the typical offers to care for your kids, teach you music and help you move.
But look deeper and you see things lost in translation online. “Mike” the landlord, clearly not of the internet age, has tentatively scrawled a note in pencil and then ink looking for a tenant for his store. A gentleman misses his dog he couldn’t bring “here” and offers to walk yours. A flier for a newspaper is forthright in its promise to bring you “adequate” ways to increase your business. One resident seeks to find a home for Mickey, a puppy from San Carlos, Mexico. Another looks to find Kittels, a lost cat with six toes and no tail.
Do you still read neighborhood circulars? Have you ever responded to one or posted your own? Let PLOG know in the comments below.
If the neighborhood looks a little more beautiful this afternoon it’s not just the sunny weather. More than 100 volunteers came together yesterday with garbage bags, brooms and dustpans to clean up streets and sidewalks across the community.
The first annual PLG Spring Neighborhood Cleanup was organized by residents Skei Saulnier, Carmen Castillo-Barrett and Sheila Voyard who were joined in support by State Senator Eric Adams and Council Members Mathieu Eugene and Letitia James. Check out the slideshow below to see their efforts.