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Friday
Oct242014

Top Five Reasons Why Park Slope Residents Will Not Get Ebola

via @KoolrPix/Twitter

Unless you've been trapped in a closet for the past 24 hours, you are probably well aware that the first case of Ebola has surfaced in New York City. Long story short, Dr. Craig Spencer, a 33 year old Harlem doctor who who recently treated Ebola victims in Africa while volunteering with Doctors Without Borders, was monitoring his own conidition and immediately called the authorities when he developed a fever on Thursday morning. What's got everybody up in arms are reports that he felt "sluggish" in the preceding days, but still went bowling in Williamsburg on Wednesday night.

Naturally, everyone is all EHRMAGEHRD, I MIGHT GET EBOLA BECAUSE ONE NEW YORKER HAS IT AND HE WENT BOWLING AND TOOK THE SUBWAY AND CALLED AN UBER AND WHY DID HE DO THAT WHEN HE FELT SLUGGISH!!!

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Friday
Oct242014

[SPONSORED] Be the First Person in Your Neighborhood to Drive a car2go

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On Saturday, October 25, as you emerge from your apartments to go to brunch or shop at the farmer’s market, you may start to see a strange sight on the streets of Brooklyn. Those tiny new cars you’ll see parked everywhere don’t mean that your neighborhood has suddenly become gentrified by hobbits — they’re the first sign that car2go has come to Brooklyn.

These compact wonders are fun to drive, easy to park, and have extremely low CO2 emissions. They’re perfect for all sorts of city trips: errands, shopping, commuting, a quick, one-way trip across town. Live in Williamsburg and you want to meet up with friends at Union Hall in Park Slope? Need to go to Home Depot to pick up supplies for your Prospect Heights apartment? Itching to go for a run along the Shore Parkway in Bay Ridge? Just grab a car and go.

Want to try it for free? All you need is a car2go membership and you’ll be ready to find a car in your vicinity, drive where you want, and at the end of your trip, leave the car it parked in a legal space anywhere in your home area. For a limited time, signing up for a membership is free, and comes with 30 minutes of free driving. Since there is no monthly membership fee — you only pay for the minutes you drive — that’s basically a free chance to try driving one of these stylish car2go cars for yourself.

Check out car2go’s website for FAQs on signing up, driving, and parking. Sign up now while it’s still free (Promo code: BKLYN), and get 30 minutes of free driving!

 

Friday
Oct242014

Park Slope Craigslist Blotter

FREE: Dog Grooming

If my dog was as ugly as you I’d shave his butt and teach him to walk backwards. This professional dog groomer is training a new student and needs some dogs to shave. He’s saying it’s haircuts only but he’s got to cut nails too right? Let’s hope so.

PARTY:  Kid’s Halloween Party

We’ve got two Halloween parties on Saturday. Our first one is for kids. 11-3. There will be shitty candy and puppet stuff. If kids are into puppets now that would be pretty neat. We didn’t land on Fraggle Rock. Fraggle Rock landed on us.  There will be Star Wars characters and a bouncy castle as well. Sounds like a good time.

PARTY: Adult Halloween Party

And this is the party you probably want to go to. I’ve never been to this bar but they have a ton of games. Shuffleboard, pool, ski ball. There is a buffet and raffles. Partial proceeds go to an animal shelter. If you’re in the area and have nothing to do Saturday night this seems like a no-brainer.

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Thursday
Oct232014

[FIPS WAS THERE...] Grand Opening of Van Brunt Stillhouse Tasting Room

It wasn’t that long ago that Gowanus was just a Superfund speed-bump that stood between the good people of the Slope and the delectable goodies drew us all to Red Hook.  But then the improbable happened.  From the shores of the eerie canal sprung a long and formidable line of businesses that made the 10 minute drive to Red Hook feel like the Great Schlep.  The draw of the incomparable ribs at Hometown trumped by the easy stroll to the decidedly “meh” Dinosaur BBQ.  The caravan of cars trekking to Fairway stopped short by the green grocer’s holy grail at Whole Foods.  What was once a weekly visit to Hipsterville East became a distant memory.

But we’ve discovered a new reason to get our Uber on and roll over to Red Hook again. Van Brunt Stillhouse unveiled its new tasting room, giving locavore tipplers a bright new view into this quiet, cozy, made-in-New York distillery. Visitors to this cozy corner can take in the local spirit and the view of Bay and Otsego.  Or look inward, where 1000-lb. bags of New York State-grown grains make the short journey to a small army of oak barrels where they are transformed into Van Brunt’s own take on whiskey, rum, grappa and a little white lightning.

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Thursday
Oct232014

[SPONSORED ] Find Your Calm at Garden Acupuncture