The Lefferts Manor Association will be having its Fall Meeting on November 1st at 10am.
Saturday, November 1
Church of the Evangel
1950 Bedford Avenue between Hawthorne & Winthrop
- Find out what we’ve been up to and what’s been going on in our neighborhood!
- Meet our elected officials.
- Learn about the upcoming “shop local” initiatives proposed and supported by the new Flatbush Merchant’s Association and Community Board 9.
- See and hear about landscaping plans for the plaza in fromt of the Parkside subway station and learn how you can help out.
- And of course, our local 71st Precinct will be there to tell us and and answer questions about the latest goings on in our neighborhood.
Join your neighbors for coffee, bagels, and donuts.
The 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.
A sampling of some of this year’s tour stops…
- 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.
Saturday, May 3rd from 10 am until noon RAIN or SHINE
The Lefferts Manor Association will be planting the flower barrels lining the sidewalks Saturday, May 3rd. (Containers in front yards and on stoops will not be planted. If you do not want your barrel to be planted, leave a note in it: DO NOT PLANT.)
Please make sure your barrels are ready for planting by clearing out debris and topping up with soil. New barrels are welcome, too.
Need a new barrel? Kings County Nursery (New York Avenue and Fenimore) has the real deal, wood whiskey barrels for a price of $50 to Manor Residents.
Volunteer planters welcome! LMA Board members will be organizing volunteers for each block. Be ready with your gloves, trowels, and a bag for trash. Cars will bring flowers from the central depot to each block starting at 10 am.
Remember, your dues make this event possible!
Join Your Neighbors
For a Gathering Sponsored By
Lefferts Manor Association
Saturday April 26th
5:30pm – 7:30pm
591 Flatbush Avenue
(Between Midwood and Rutland)
Take the opportunity to socialize with your friends
and meet other Manor residents
Appetizers, Deserts, Wine, Beverages and Fellowship