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Wednesday
Sep172014

No Sleep Till... You Pay 5 Mill to Live in Cobble Hill

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Mike D. of the Beastie Boys is building a $5 million townhouse on the corner of Beorum and Pacific right smack dab next to the Slope. And it ain't for him. He wants you to buy it. Gothamist reported that Mike Diamond (Mike D. duh), his wife Tamra Davis and their architect friends joined forces to create a home that just screams Brooklyn.

How you ask? Well besides the inflated price tag, it's reported to have a roof terrace and a "flexible space" which is described by the New York Times as perfect for "editing films, recording albums or just painting and doing yoga." The flexible space in my apartment is perfect for standing perfectly still in one tiny spot and holding your breath. But this isn't about me and my shit box apartment, it's about Mike D. and the house he is trying to sell you. Sorry. 

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Wednesday
Sep172014

Lisa Polansky To Close By End of the Year

I'm sure many of you are looking at that headline and thinking, "What the hell is a Lisa Polansky?" You know that cluttered looking women's/kids clothing/shoe store on Seventh Ave. between Carroll and President that seems to have no name because there's no signage? That's Lisa Polansky, a Park Slope instiution -- for 40 years, apparently -- and now it's closing.

I saw this sign on my way home last night, and gasped. It took me years to actually go inside, because it looked so cramped in there, but once I did it was the only place I went to get shoes for my daughter. Lisa and her staff were always really kind and helpful, and had a steady supply of Chuck Taylors, Bogs and Bear Paws (...and clogs, and flip flops, and faux Birkenstocks, and so on, and so on). 

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Tuesday
Sep162014

[SPONSORED] FALL BACK INTO YOUR BALANCE WITH GARDEN ACUPUNCTURE

Monday
Sep152014

Caption This Park Slope Photo!

A friend of FIPS sent in this photo of car on 5th Street between 5th and 6th. Not so sure it needs a caption, but it's definitely more fun than the usual "this is where I vacation" stickers. 

Monday
Sep152014

Mysterious Dumpster Diving at Union St. Union Market

Image via UnionMarket.comWe heard from a friend who regularly walks by Union and 6th Avenue around 9pm on Wednesdays that there were some unusual doings outside Union Market, and we did a brief interview.

Tipster: There are 3 or 4 women wearing headlamps and going through the garbage cans outside the market. They take uneaten discarded food out and bag it. Last time I was there, one of them had a stack of those prepared salads in those plastic clam-shell food containers.

FIPS: how are they dressed, were they “street people”?

Tipster: no, they were dressed “normally.”

FIPS: and how old were they?

Tipster: I don’t know – 30s maybe?

 

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