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Thursday
Oct162014

A Beer Floodtastic FiPS Food & Drink Roundup

OMG TODAY IS THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT LONDON BEER FLOOD! That's right...on this day in 1814, a huge ass vat at a brewery in central London totally exploded, releasing thousands upon thousands of liters of beer upon the sad, surrounding tenements, drowning eight Brits. As such, I've got alcohol on the mind today. Also, it's a weekday.

You should have alcohol on the mind too! This past week, Park Slope saw its options for getting blotto expand, with even more options on the horizon. On a sadder note, we got OFFICIAL confirmation that one of the better locations for drinking in the hood really IS going to get a lil bit lamer.

The biggest news on the drunky front is news that's been a long time coming. Almost eight months after they first opened their doors, Calexico FINALLY has their liquor license. JESUS CHRISTO that took forever. They started serving beverages from their full bar last Friday but they’re "officially announcing" it starting tomorrow. To celebrate, they're doing two-for-one drinks all weekend long, with 10% of the proceeds from your drunkenness going to the Prospect Park Alliance. Also…TACOS.

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Wednesday
Oct152014

Douchey McDouchester Protects Car With Orange Cones on 8th Street

A friend o'FIPS sent in a couple photos of this sweet ride with the following scoop:
Parked on my block of 8th Street over the weekend, the owner of this car actually deployed 4 orange traffic cones placed in front of, next to, and behind the pumpkin orange auto to keep the riff-raff - that would be us - away from his/her prized possession.  What doesn't show up in the first photo at all, but kinda can be spotted in the second, is that the grill of the car has a KITT-like  (from Nightrider) pulsing  blue light moving  back and forth to presumably further scare away intruders.

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Tuesday
Oct142014

[SPONSORED] Welcome To Your New Apartment

Tuesday
Oct142014

Town Hall Meeting Held in Discuss Messed Up Cop Policy to Kick Kids Out of the Hood

Image via NY1This past Friday a town hall meeting was held at John Jay to discuss the bullshit policy under which cops tell kids to get the hell out of the neighborhood. Students and other community members were given an opportunity to speak their mind and share their experiences.

"Am I still looked at like a criminal? Can I walk down the street? That's technically how I look at it," said Steven Martin, an 11th-grade student, according to NY1. He is, obviously, a dark skinned kid and, at the rate things are going, only marginally better off in Park Slope than in Ferguson.

“Our children should be able to walk in any neighborhood... and not be stopped because of the color of their skin,” said Casey Robinson, the Co-Vice President of the Park Slope Collegiate PTA. Park Slope Collegiate is one of four schools housed in John Jay. I think it’s worth pointing out that their children ARE able to walk in any neighborhood; it’s not a freedom that hasn’t been established, it’s just a freedom the cops are choosing to deny them.

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Monday
Oct132014

Cool or Not Cool: The Brunch Jerks

https://talkforchange.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/funny-messy-baby-2-575x417.jpgWe here at the FIPS media empire have often covered the brunch scene in our little nirvana of a barrio, and not once have we called the attendees of these drinking luaus a bunch of jerks.  At least I think so. Other words, yes. But jerks? Never! That indicates a level of douchiness we usually reserve for entitled yuppies, who in their own awesome bro-ness like to kick kids off of soccer fields so they can pretend they are still at the U in the quad being younger versions of the assholes they have become. But I digress.  While there is absolutely no shortage of brunch fuckery in Manhattan, I like to think that we are spared the horror of watching the bro-ho crowd barf[AJ1]  their way through college.  Instead we saunter into our normal food troughs and peck at an organic egg brioche while little Gulliver and Wren study Ilokano in the double-wide stroller blocking the door.  So what do you think? Is Brunch for Jerks, Jerkettes, and little Jerkies?