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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

Thursday
Oct232014

Caption This Park Slope Photo!

In all the years I've passed by the psychic on 7th Avenue between Carroll and Garfield, I never took a close look at their sign. Thanks to an eagle-eyed FIPS reader, we now know that, a. they can't spell, and b. they have a very unique psychic specialty! If you think you were Attila the Hun in a past life, they can probably help you here. Rather than a caption, hit us up with your FIPSiest suggested taglines in the comments.

Tuesday
Oct212014

Want to Write For FIPS?

FIPS is looking for some new writers to join our whack pack. As our Dear Leader Erica so eloquently states:

If you feel like joining our crazy FIPS whack pack crew, and your writing doesn't suck ass, we'd probably love to have you. Here's the deal: I'd love to hear all about how you're a hardcore FIPS reader, have the perfect voice, were born to make fun of Park Slope, blah, blah, blah. But mostly I just want to see if you can hack it. So if you REALLY want to write for us, send us a post. Any post, I don't really give a crap. If you read the blog and know what we do, I'd love to see something that you think would be a good fit. Just cut and paste that shit into the little box below, tell me about yourself briefly and hit "submit." If its funny, I'll get back to you (i.e. I'm very fucking lazy, and need as much help as I can get).

So go here and get in touch with us.