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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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Friday
Sep122014

Park Slope Craigslist Blotter

FEAR: Plague of Rats

Yo, do you live near the 7th Avenue B/Q station? Have you noticed people being overtaken by waves of rats? This poster wants to get together a neighborhood rat watch. You'll have to bring your own bat with a chain wrapped around it. Also last summer I wrote something about rats in Park Slope and somebody flamed me in the comments that there aren’t any. “Not in my perfect neighborhood, buster!” So I’d like to extend a hearty fuck you to that person. Hope these monster rats eat all your cereal.

RIDE SHARE: Wagons west!

This poster isn't going to ride with you. But if you have space in your U-Haul heading west, they'd sure like to get their stuff up in that. They'll chip in on gas if you are willing to stop in Montana. Montana is not on the way to California. Looking at a map I don't even think you'd drive through it to get to Washington. 

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Thursday
Sep112014

Juniors Owner Turns Down $45 Million

Photo credit: Kristen Luce/New York TimesThe original Junior’s Restaurant on Flatbush and Dekalb was saved at the eleventh hour when owner Alan Rosen rejected a $45 million offer for the building.  

Why did Rosen turn down that ridiculous amount of money? Because “this is Junior’s identity, is this building. This is the one where I came on my first dates,” he told the New York Times. Clearly, the cheesecake business must be good that he can turn down $45 million just because he got nostalgic at the last minute. Which it may be, seeing as how they already have locations at Times Square, Grand Central and Foxwoods Casino, perfectly situated to exploit the tourist industry. In fact, had he sold the building, Rosen had plans for a new Junior’s flagship elsewhere in Brooklyn.

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Thursday
Sep112014

WHASSUP: Surprise Edition

This week is shrouded in surprise, excitement, and random shit that you may embrace or absolutely hate. I honestly don't know. I felt like stirring the pot and this is what rose to the top.

Can you handle it? Are you adventurous enough, or are you too scared to try new things that may just be the most fun youve had in your entire life?  Your choice.

So whassup?  This is WHASSUP: 

Thursday, 9/11, Secret Science Club: Computer Scientist Rob Fergus on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision, The Bell House: Oooooh, scary. The computers are on the brink of taking over the world and steamrolling us with no remorse—or at least that’s my take on it. FREE, 7:30pm doors, 8pm show

Friday, 9/12, The Shitbirds, Freddy’s Bar: The mother-fucking Shitbirds, y’all! Need I say more? In full disclosure I’ve never heard of these dudes, but they had me at Shitbird…they just had me at Shitbird. FREE, 10pm

Saturday, 9/13, Ken Parker, Little Field: Jamaican reggae artist plays NYC for the first time. He retired for a while, but we’re glad he’s back and lighting up our hood with transcendent vocals and classic beats. $20-$25, 9pm

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