Steve’s C-Town on 9th Street has done away with it’s glaring red and yellow McDonald’s-ish design and ripped off Union Market’s design. The new black background with white and green design and ever-present stars are a total copycat. Even borrowing the word “Market” from Union Market is the sincerest form of rip-off flattery. It now goes by the name “Steve’s 9th Street Market”. Thanks Patricia, the FIPster tipster who wrote in to inform us. I imagine they are hoping the cloth bag carrying zombies of Park Slope will stumble in mistaking the place for the shrine of pricy edible sundries that is Union Market. Drooling & lumbering Park Slope masses will chant “Follow the star. Follow the star.”
As if it wasn't cool enough to merely have Frozen's Oscar-winning couple, Bobby and Kristin Lopez, living right here in Park Slope, in an interview with the Carpetbagger, the Awards Season Blog of the New York Times, they say the inspiration for Let It Go came from spending time in Prospect Park:
We would sometimes ask Disney for pictures just to inspire us, but in this case it was just taking a walk in our own backyard, basically, that kind of put a picture in our head and allowed us to...improv.
Remember when Humans of New York was just a nice compilation of photographs of New Yorkers and the often sweet/poignant/shocking stories behind them? For the second time in a week, HONY creator Brandon Stanton has stumbled upon a subject who decided to use the moment as an opportunity to draw attention to a cause. Last week it was the chicken-eating guy protesting the plans of the New York Public Library's main branch to tear down the research stacks. This week, it's a PTA mom from the Secondary School of Journalism in Park Slope who is fighting mad about how budge cuts are affecting the student population there:
In the third hour of what must have been one of the longest Oscar ceremonies in recent history,* Park Slope's Robert Lopez and his wife Kristin Anderson Lopez, won Best Original Song for "Let It Go," from Frozen, making Bobby (can we call you Bobby?) the 12th member of the exclusvie club of EGOT winners.** Not only that, but according to Broadway.com, he also broke the record for how quickly someone has accrued all four awards -- he did it in 10 years, while the previous record holder, Rita Moreno, did in 16.