Ebenezer (“Ben”) Edwards has passed away

A message from Pia Raymond, LMA Vice President:

As Vice President of the Lefferts Manor Association, it is with a heavy heart that I announce the untimely passing of our President, Ebenezer Edwards. “Ben,” or “Eddie,” as he was known to many, was a stalwart leader in our community. I join with our board members and community in grieving his loss. Further details about a celebration of his life are forthcoming. May he rest in power.

Pia J. Raymond, LMA Vice President


Autumn 2018 LMA Echo

The Autumn 2087 issue of the Lefferts Manor Echo newsletter is available now for downloading.

Fall/Winter 2018 Quickie Summary

LMA Fall 2018 Membership Drive – Online Membership Payment
You now have the option of paying your LMA dues online at
Eventbrite: Lefferts Manor Association 2018 Dues – Fall Membership Drive
Dues are now $25 per household, $15 for Seniors
Online payment is open November 1, 2018 through November 29, 2018

For payment by cash or check you may also leave your membership form with form with payment at the home of Martin Friedman, 214 Rutland Road through November 26, 2018.

A final chance to join is on Wreath Delivery Day, December 1 10:00AM – 12:00 at 83 Midwood, where the Wreath Elves will be assembling the wreathes.

PLEASE NOTE: Only memberships received by Monday November 26 are guaranteed a wreath. Later memberships are probably OK, but we cannot guarantee we have enough extra wreathes.

Fall Meeting of the Lefferts Manor Association
Saturday November 3rd, 10AM-Noon
Church of the Evangel
1950 Bedford Avenue, between Hawthorne and Winthrop

Save the Date: 48th Annual PLG House & Garden Tour on Sunday June 3, 2018

The 48th Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour
Sunday, June 3, 2018 starting at 12:00PM.

xFor complete information about this year’s Tour, see our PLG House & Garden Tour Special Edition of the Lefferts Manor Echo!

This year’s tour features 8 diverse stops: 6 private homes and 2 apartments. Tour goers will take in beautiful period detailing, meticulous renovations, quirky colors and collections, and modern & new with a view–AND enjoy live jazz at the refreshment stop and discounts from local merchants and restaurants!

A sample of what you’ll see on this year’s Tour
Photography by Martin Friedman

Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 the day of the tour, and can be purchased in advance either on the web or from participating local merchants.

Advance tickets ($25) are available thru Saturday, June 2

  • Online at Eventbrite.com
  • In person at various local merchants
    Click here to see participating merchant locations
    • The Chameleon BK (formerly Tugboat)
      546 Flatbush Ave.
    • IX Café
      43 Lincoln Road
    • Little Mo’s Wine & Spirits
      1125 Nostrand Ave.
    • PLG Coffee House
      499 Rogers Ave.
    • Trixie’s Pet Food Supplies & Accessories
      575 Flatbush Ave.

Tour Day tickets ($30) can only be purchased at IX Café.
Advance ticketholders exchange their ticket (or eventbrite printout) for a Tour Guidebook any time after 11:30AM on tour day at IX Cafe, 43 Lincoln Road, between Ocean & Flatbush Avenues.
PLEASE NOTE: No children under 12 except infants in front packs only.
Coming to PLG for the Tour? Make a day of it!
Our community gets its name from our good neighbors.

Our western edge is Prospect Park—home of the 1912 Carousel, Lakeside Center, the Audubon Center at the Boathouse, the Prospect Park Zoo, and the Lefferts Historic House. Immediately to the north is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which will be in bloom, and farther north are the Brooklyn Museum and the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.

PLG is at the heart of the best that Brooklyn has to offer. So come for the tour, but spend the day!

Tour Day Special Offers
Many area merchants are offering special Tour Day discounts and special offers on food and merchandise to tour goers who show their PLG House & Garden Tour wristband.
Click here to see Tour Day special offers

Awesome Brooklyn – 15% discount. 12-6 pm
617 Flatbush Ave

Bluebird Food & Spirits – 25% off food & drinks. Noon to closing. Restroom available.
504 Flatbush Ave

The Chameleon BK (formerly Tugboat) – $2 small coffee is yours for only $1.25. 8am-6pm.
546 Flatbush Ave

DRINK – 10% discount on anything in store. 12-6 pm
492 Flatbush Ave

Expressions in Ceramics – 10% discount on select items. 12-6 pm. Restroom available.
1151 Nostrand Ave

Ix Café – ½ soup & ½ salad for $13. Ix Cacao & croissant for $6. noon-5pm. Restroom available.
43 Lincoln Rd

Gladys Jerk Center – $5 rum punch, $10 Red Stripe and rum shot and 3 piece wings. 12-5pm
453 Rogers Ave

Greenlight Books – 10% discount 10am- 7pm
632 Flatbush Ave

Honey Badger – 67 Fenimore St. 11am-6 pm. Restroom available.
Will serve a themed menu based on handpicked recipes from Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt’s book “The Social History of Flatbush” with recipes from the 1700’s to 1900’s using foragers to source ingredients that no longer grow in Flatbush.

Kings County Nurseries – 10% discount. 11am-6 pm
625 New York Ave

Lincoln Tavern – 25% off food & drinks. Noon to closing. Restroom available.
545 Flatbush Ave

Little Mo Wine & Spirits – Free wine tasting
1125 Nostrand Ave

Lynn Florist – 5% discount with $25 purchase. 12-6 pm
1138 Nostrand Ave

Pels Pie Co. – Two for the price of one on any beverage. 7am to 10pm. Restroom available.
446 Rogers Avenue (btwn Lincoln Rd and Lefferts Ave)

PLG Coffee House & Tavern – $1 cup of coffee. Offer good all day of tour.
499 Rogers Ave

Sealed Clutch Sweat Studio – $10 classes for the entire month of June.
1154 Nostrand Ave.

Tafari – 20% discount. 11-9 pm Restroom available.
591 Flatbush Ave

Taqueria El Patron Mexican Grill – Happy hour prices. 12-6 pm Restroom available.
51 Lincoln Rd

Trixie’s Pet Food Supplies & Accessories – 10% off purchase. Offer good all day of tour.
575 Flatbush Ave

Veroyoga NYC – Two free ½ hr yoga demos on day of the tour at 2pm & 3pm. 10% off all the class packages the day of the tour. Mats are provided.
208 Midwood St.

Wild Seed – Dutch Pancakes w/ coffee or juice for $9. 11am-6 pm
67 Fenimore St.

We Need Your Help
It takes the coordinated efforts of many volunteers to help make this event a success. We hope you can help by being a tour guide* and/or contributing food for the refreshment area.

If you live in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and are interested in volunteering to be a tour guide, contribute refreshments, or otherwise help with the House Tour, please contact the House Tour team at plghousetour@gmail.com.

*Tour guides are assigned to a house, usually one per floor, and help supervise and guide the visitors. They work one of 2 shifts, either 12:00-2:30 or 2:30-5:00.
In exchange for 2 ½ hours of their time, tour guides receive free tour tickets. Although the tour closes to the general public at 5PM, there will be an extra hour from 5PM to 6PM for guides to see the houses.

Spring/Summer 2018 Quickie Summary

The Spring 2018 issue of the Lefferts Manor Echo
newsletter is available now for downloading
  • LMA Spring 2018 Membership Drive
    Online Membership Payment available April 14 through May 31

    You now have the option of paying your 2018 LMA dues two ways:

    Dues are now $25 per household, $15 for Seniors

  • Spring 2018 Meeting of the Lefferts Manor Association
    Saturday April 14th, 10AM-Noon
    Church of the Evangel
    1950 Bedford Avenue, between Hawthorne and Winthrop
  • Annual Flower Barrel Cleanup&Planting
    Saturday May 12th (was originally May 5th)

  • 48th Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour
    Sunday June 3rd, 12 Noon – 5PM

  • (Fall 2018) Saturday December 1st
    Holiday Wreath Delivery Day
    (Membership cutoff to guarantee delivery will be Sunday, November 19th)

Online Membership Payments

You may join or renew your LMA membership by visiting https://lefferts-manor-association.square.site/.

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.

*an additional $1 merchant fee will be added to each membership or extra wreath purchased.

LMA Echo, Latest Edition PDF

(Summer 2022 edition)

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 milfordprewitt@aol.com

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