Autumn 2014 Lefferts Manor Echo Available Now

The LMA Echo Autumn 2014The Autumn 2014 issue of the Lefferts Manor Echo newsletter is available now for downloading.

This issue covers the changes in local housing prices, the revitalized PLG dining scene, the arts scene in PLG, and stories on PLG residents. Copies will be available at local retailers.

Carole Schaffer,
Empress of PLG’s House & Garden Tour,
Dies at 73

Carole Schaffer - Courtesy Lefferts Manor EchoCarole Schaffer, who fastidiously orchestrated the annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour for many years, has died.
Carole died of heart failure after eight days under care in a hospital.
A retired registered dietician and nutritionist and longtime Lefferts Manor Association board member, Carole lived with her husband, Arthur, in an exquisitely restored Midwood I brownstone for  years. A memorial service is set for Sunday, October  at  a.m. at the Green-Wood Cemetery Chapel at  St. and Fifth Avenue.

Affordable Housing / Historic Preservation Roundtable Sept. 16th 8PM

The affordable housing crisis in New York has impacted the entire city.

As activists concerned with maintaining and nourishing NYC’s diverse neighborhoods,
we ask you to join us in taking back this important public conversation about affordable
housing and neighborhood preservation from the real estate lobbyists.

Affordable Housing Panel Sept 2014

AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HISTORIC PRESERVATION:
A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday, September 16th
6:00pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 2nd Floor
55 West 13th Street, Room I202
New York, NY 10011

To RSVP click HERE

PLG National Night Out 2014 on Tuesday, August 5th

On Tuesday, August 5th neighborhoods across the country will rally to celebrate The National Night Out Against Crime.

This year the 71st Precinct will hold the festivities for PLG on Lincoln Road between Flatbush and Bedford from 4pm until 8pm. In the past these events have been a lot of fun for Prospect Lefferts Gardens residents and children.

UNITY + DIVERSITY = ONE COMMUNITY
FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
DETECTIVE MARTINOS
OR P.O. TAYLOR
AT
718-735-0527
OR
VINCENT.MARTINOS@NYPD.ORG

On Tour 2014

A sampling of some of this year’s tour stops…

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    Fireplace Mirror 
    Photo: Martin Friedman
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    Livingroom Fireplace 
    Photo: Martin Friedman
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    Kitchen View 
    Photo: Martin Friedman
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    Fireplace with Portraits
    Photo: Martin Friedman
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    Picasso with Bathtub 
    Photo: Martin Friedman
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    Diningroom and Kitchen 
    Photo: Martin Friedman
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    Bedroom with workstation 
    Photo: Martin Friedman
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    Front Garden 
    Photo: Martin Friedman
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    Blue Diningroom 
    Photo: Martin Friedman
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    Staircase 
    Photo: Martin Friedman
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    Top Floor Workstation 
    Photo: Martin Friedman
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    Backyard and Patio 
    Courtesy: Brown Harris Stevens
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    Two Parlors 
    Courtesy: Brown Harris Stevens
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    Green Diningroom 
    Courtesy: Brown Harris Stevens
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    Staircase Fretwork 
    Photo: Martin Friedman
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    Marble Barh 
    Photo: Martin Friedman
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    Kitchen and Backyard 
    Photo: Martin Friedman
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    Seedlings 
    Courtesy: Maple Street Garden
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    Building The Beds 
    Courtesy: Maple Street Garden
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    Volunteer Gathering 
    Courtesy: Maple Street Garden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • An 1898 transitional Romanesque Revival/Neo-Renaissance style four-story limestone and Roman brick townhouse reveals a fabulous contemporary floor-through garden level housing an extraordinary spacious kitchen/family room with projection TV, copious built-in storage, and half-bath. Elegant vintage light fixtures and a wealth of intact original woodwork and decorative stained-glass grace the floors above.
  • A 1910 limestone two-story townhouse features museum quality oil portraits of family members dating back to the mid-19th century; a fabulous south-facing, light-filled kitchen with ingenious storage that opens out to a balcony; and a private deck off the second floor.
  • The interior of a 1922 “in-progress” freestanding Flemish-bond brick home, with an elaborate triangular central portico and carriage house, displays exquisite leaded-glass windows and a marble fireplace. Areas have been reconfigured to create two grand spaces: a master bedroom/office oasis with adjoining serene spa bath, evoking an impressionist “Monet-like” feel, and an open dialog between the dining room and kitchen.
  • The parlor floor and rear garden of a picturesque circa 1914-15 neo-Tudor row house on a charming cul-du-sac awaiting landmark designation. It retains its Mission-style brick fireplace, decorative foliate plaster ceiling molding and handsome leaded-glass windows.
  • The top-to-bottom renovation of a three-story 1908 brownstone. Its garden floor and basement exhibit a totally modern ambiance—airy and bright where custom cabinetry keeps everything hidden behind closed doors. A mullioned glass wall with sliding door makes the rear garden the focal point. In the floors above, mid-century furnishings are paired against a foil of vintage decorative woodwork and elaborate fretwork Four new skylights flood the third floor with abundant sunshine.
  • A former trash-strewn 60 by 100 feet vacant lot is being transformed by community residents into a multipurpose garden and community gathering space. This now fully functioning garden, with raised beds and a “hoop house” for nurturing seedlings, is growing organic fruits and vegetables and teaching children about growing their own food.
  • A unique turn-of-the-twentieth century semi-detached wood frame house, with a charming sun porch and generous front and rear gardens, showcases a superb vintage tin ceiling with impressively wide cove molding and a narrow winding staircase to the upper floors. Although still a “house-in-progress,” a bathroom and kitchen have been refreshed in keeping with their past.

PLG Arts

Jazz @ The Inkwell
  • October 24: Paul Sanwald Prospect Quartet - 7-9PM
Painters @ Tugboat Tea
  • November 5: Repre: International Representational
More Information at PLGArts

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