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Thursday
Apr242014

Who Gives A Shit?: Leaving A Baby Alone in The Car 

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Yesterday we received the following message from a FIPS reader:
Twice in the last month, I've stumbled upon babies in cars...alone. The first time, I was walking up 2nd street and I saw two teenage boys (maybe 14?) looking into the backseat of a car. As I got closer, they pointed at the window and asked me, "Is this okay?" I peeked in myself and saw a baby sleeping in a car seat. I looked around to see if perhaps the parent had hopped out to quickly pick up an older kid from 321 or something, but there was nobody looking rushed trying to get back to the car. After a few minutes, a woman opened the door to a brownstone ACROSS THE STREET and yelled, "Oh, is he awake?" The second time, I was picking up my kid at Textile Arts Center on Carroll Street. There was a car parked out front with the alarm going off, then stopping, then going off, then stopping. As I passed by, I saw that there was a baby in the car. A very awake baby, who somehow kept setting off the car alarm, while some unseen force kept hitting the remote to make it stop. The car also had one of those "baby on board" signs hanging in the back window.

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Thursday
Apr242014

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Thursday
Apr242014

Park Slope Craigslist Blotter

FOR SALE: $400 Pit Bull

Whoop, whoop. Emergency Edition ya'll. There is a bug going around the FIPS offices. So we've been pressed into duty a day early. Our first post is an expensive pit bull. They're supposed to be good family pets. I don't know why you'd spend $400 on one though. If you've ever looked to rescue a dog in NYC you know there are hundreds of them waiting in shelters. Also the ad says "she is able to breed" and I hope that refers to the poster herself and not the dog in the pic. Over 6000 animals were put down last year. That's a huge improvement from the 31,000 in 2003 but still a lot of bad endings. Please, spay and neuter your pets. 

FREE: G'out of here! Free??

A Park Slope medical facility is running a clinical trial on a new gout medication. If free experimental medicine sound funs then you should drop them a line. Also, they're paying for travel expenses. So if you are broke but want to take cab to 9th street and 6th avenue and are willing to ingest potentially dangerous untested pharmaceuticals this is the perfect opportunity for you.

NEEDED:  Signatures

Interesting post. A  24 year old fashion  designer, whose clothes are available for purchase right here in Park Slope, was convicted of assault and sentenced to a minimum of 19 years in prison. Are there any lawyers reading this that can confirm that's possible? Please leave a comment.  It seems insane to me that you can get 19 years for anything short of rape or murder. His sister and a friend started an online petition to get him an appeal. Unfortunately, they admit he was involved in the fight and there are so many spelling errors that I'm concerned this is a parody. I don't care if it's to legalize hugging, I'm not signing a petition chock full of spelling errors.

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Thursday
Apr242014

Judy Chicago's Lady Parts Will Light Up The Brooklyn Sky

Image via prospectpark.orgOn April 26, fireworks will fly above Prospect Park, celebrating vaginas everywhere. The explosive display, a 20 minute show jam packed with hundreds of fireworks, 1200 road flares and 1600 feet of LED lights, is the work of feminist artist Judy Chicago.

Brooklynites may already be familiar with Chicago’s “The Dinner Party.” The installation features place settings for important women throughout history complete with vagina and butterfly imagery on the plates. “The Dinner Party” has gotten around since Chicago created it in 1979 before finally settling down for good at the Brooklyn Museum in 2007. Chicago’s fireworks extravaganza draws inspiration from this, her most famous work.

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Wednesday
Apr232014

Happy belated 4/20! 

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Good news for all you stoners who like to light up while walking down 7th Avenue, leaving little kids in your wake shouting, "I smell a skunk, mama!" According to The New York Times, the Brooklyn DA's office has proposed an end to prosecuting people arrested for possession of small amounts of marijuana. 

The policy is part of a broader push on the part of Mr. Thompson, who took office this year, to look at alternatives to court for low-level offenders. The district attorney’s office is also participating in a task force looking into placing 16- and 17-year-olds who commit low-level, nonviolent misdemeanors, like scrawling graffiti or riding bicycles on sidewalks, into a short behavioral program, rather than the court system.

 

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