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Friday
Nov142014

Park Slope Craigslist Blotter

 

FOR SALE: Hot tub

It must be some kind of hot tub time machine… Hot tubs are sweet. I’ve got one at my place and it’s amazing. After work I go in with a bag of beef jerky. Turn the radio on. You ever listen to the end of Francesa while polishing off a bag of Jack Links in your sex tub? It’s heaven. Die smiling, son. That’s what my dad used to tell me.

FOR SALE: Snow shoes

Writing this on Thursday and it is cold. The streets were empty today too. Know what that means? No, not cuffing season. Winter is coming. You’ve got to be prepared. You can start off with these 4 foot long snow shoes. They are sure to come in handy absolutely never.

EVENT: New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve always sneaks up on me…it’s the reason I tell myself I’m spending it crying alone for another year in a row. I didn’t get a chance to make plans! Too busy. But if you’d really like to paint yourself into a corner and not have a handy excuse for being alone on New Year’s you can sign up now for the party at Grand Prospect Hall. It has an open bar with all the typical festive fixings for $175.

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Friday
Nov142014

FIPS Broken News: Lights Out! No NYFOL for You!

Photo credit: Rachael Stone OlmiThere is screaming. I am screaming at my kids because we live in NYC, and we should do stuff that you can only do in NYC, and they are screaming because they don’t want to go. But we don’t care that they don’t want to go, and we make them! Yeah, that’s right.

I mean, Jesus, it’s not like we’re asking them to tromp through rooms of Dutch masters or something. This is a cool light show in DUMBO; the kind of culture-ish thing kids probably enjoy once they get there. And if our expectation is correct, and they do like it, we get a delicious I-told-you-so moment.

Well, fuck, the I-told-you-so moment belonged to them this time, but not because the show wasn’t cool. We got out of the F train at York, around 8pm last Saturday night, along with many, many other light-show enthusiasts. Likewise, the streets and sidewalks en route to the main viewing spot were paaaacked.

After a lot of wending and some light shoving, we arrived at one of the main viewing points -- ready to be dazzled, kids? -- just in time to learn that the show is closing down three hours early, because the size of the crowds were a public safety issue. We did get to see a cop say “Disperse!” which I thought was kind of exciting and maybe made the whole trip worthwhile, um, right, kids?

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Thursday
Nov132014

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Thursday
Nov132014

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Wednesday
Nov122014

[SPONSORED] Don't forget to enter to win art or free passes to American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn

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Join us for the 2nd Annual American Fine Craft Show at Brooklyn Museum, part of The Art of American Craft Museum Show Series.

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How often do you get to walk into Brooklyn Museum and walk out with some of the art? Well, on November 22 and 23, you’ll get your chance. The American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn will be returning to Brooklyn Museum, just in time for you to get an early start on holiday shopping. And if you enter our contest, you may even win a piece of art valued at $900!

Enter our contest below for a chance to win a hand-blown vase by acclaimed glass artist Douglas Merritt valued at $900; a personalized, custom-crafted puzzle box, based on your initial or your portrait, from founder Richard Rothbard himself; or one of 50 pairs of free tickets to the show.

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