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Friday
Nov112011

Who gives a shit: Want to know how much Barclays Season Tickets cost?

Time to price your expensive-ass season tickets to watch the Nets play basketball at Barclays Center. The VIP All Access breakdown is in!

Are you a happy couple with two children, or a set of four basketball-loving roommates? Fantastic! For only $61,600 a year, you can have season ticket passes in the coveted "red section" of the Barclays Center. See the chart below for the exact location of where you will bask in VIP closeness — wait, where’s the red section? Looks like fuchsia and then pink…but fuchsia is not on the list…I’m confused; this color-coded legend is just as shitty as the renderings of the Barclays Center.

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Friday
Nov112011

Revisiting Todd Bieber, Guerilla Gardener

Last spring, viral videographer, Park Slope resident and FiPS "Profiles in Courage" subject Todd Bieber illegally took over a fenced-in patch of land on the corner of 8th Avenue and 5th Street. He, along with some friends, transformed the garbage dump into a vegetable garden. Catch up with the gardener in the above video, who makes friends with his neighbors and meets the real owners of the property. His garden is done for the season, which should give Bieber time to find his next adventure.

 

 

Thursday
Nov102011

Who Gives a Shit: Separating Pooches in the dog run? 

Big goes with big. Small goes with small. It’s an organizational principle we apply throughout life, whether we’re toddlers sorting wooden blocks or adults organizing our gun closets. It’s not just a spatial mandate, but a social one as well. Little leaguers don’t play against high school teams because no parent wants to see their five year-old get beamed by a teenager’s fastball. Oversized luggage goes to a separate area so your fellow travelers aren’t inconvenienced by your (most likely stupid) Burning Man project clogging the carousel.

Yet despite their rep as a law-abiding and mixed paper and plastic-recycling bunch, this “Rule of Size” is something a good number of Park Slopes ignore. Take the dog run near 4th Avenue and 3rd Street, for example. Like any given Project Runway finale, it is divided into two parts: a large dog run for large dogs and a small dog run (pay attention, this is where it gets murky) for their more diminutive brethren.

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Thursday
Nov102011

Get un-fucked with a Bummer Basket

When bad shit happens to our friends we like to take them out for drinks (or maybe ice cream), where we offer condolences that typically end with, "You're so much better off without that jerk/job/asshole ferret. 

Well now you can take your sympathy a step further by purchasing your down-in-the-dumps pal a bummer basket. The gifts come equipped with goodies to help deal with break-ups, unemployment and, of course, bedbugs. 

[Via Nylon]

Thursday
Nov102011

Whassup: Fun in the Dark Edition

Going to 11 (via wallpapergravity.com)

Now that it's getting dark at 5:00, I'm pretty sure that means you can start drinking at 4:00. And the descent of early evenings doesn't have to mean you stay at home crying in the darkness EVERY night. Come on out for some post-daylight saving's fun. It's Whassup: Fun in the Dark Edition:

* Friday, Nov. 11: None More Eleven, Rock Shop: Well, this is pretty brilliant. The Rock Shop celebrates 11/11/11 with a tribute to Spinal Tap. If you don't know why that's appropriate, then you probably wouldn't be interested, so I won't explain. Come check out a heap of musicians covering "Big Bottom" and other choice bits from the catalogue of one of England's loudest bands. 8pm, $10. 

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