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Membership is $25* per household, $15* for seniors.
Membership includes one holiday wreath, and extras are available for purchase at $12* each.Wreath distribution day for 2021 will be Saturday, December 4th.
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LMA Echo, Latest Edition PDF
Headlines from this issue:
Redistricting, Two Primaries and New Office Holders Reshape PLG’s Political Landscape - Milford Prewitt
PLG’s New Private Middle School Teaches “Maker Education,” Learning by Doing - Milford Prewitt, Janice Grannum
Midwood 2’s Richard Maxwell, Peace Maker During Crown Heights Riots, Youth Counselor, Educator and Singer, Dies at 77
Popular Korean Grocer Closes Seven Months After Owner Dies
“Dr. Joe,” Longtime Rutland 1 Resident Who Loved His Neighbors Dies of Dementia
Also in this issue:
PLG Historical Project – “Voices of Lefferts” – Seeks $7,500 from GoFundMe
“Voices of Lefferts,” the six-year-old historical writing project focused on Prospect Lefferts Gardens, hopes to raise $7,500 to continue its series of publications and printed oral histories.
To contribute, visit gofundme.com/f/voices-of-Lefferts-community-writing-project. The group’s works can also be purchased at Greenlight Books where it occasionally holds reading events and talks.
Echo Looking For Co-Editor
The Echo is looking for a co-editor or writer to volunteer their talents in generating editorial content about this dynamic neighborhood. If interested, contact Milford Prewitt at 917-301-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Category Archives: PLG History
John Lefferts died in 1895 marking a turning point in the transition of rural farm lands to suburban residences. Breaking with patrilineal traditions, he willed his property to his seven children who knew the value of the land was in … Continue reading
The Changing Face of Lefferts Manor 1893 – 1993 – Emerging Middle Class & Victorian Ideal of Family and Home
By the end of the 19th Century, factories rather than farms became the dominant mode of production in the United States. As the industrializing city became more congested and polluted, the notion of the single-family house as haven from the … Continue reading
The architectural structure of Lefferts Manor as a rowhouse neighborhood has survived virtually unchanged since the time of its development. By 1899 four houses were built and sold. 507 homes were constructed between 1905 and 1922. The final three houses … Continue reading
The Church of the Evangel has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The New York State Office of Parks and Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the listing of The Church of the Evangel, located at the … Continue reading
By Mary Miller In 1993 the Lefferts Manor Association sponsored an exhibit at the Lefferts Homestead in Prospect Park. The exhibit was a celebration of the centennial of the founding of the Lefferts Manor development, which grew from the Lefferts’ … Continue reading