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Monday
Nov282011

Saturday's Shopping shuttle a bust?

If you didn't blow your paycheck on Friday's Black Deals, there was a "Small Business Saturday" here in the Slope.

All afternoon, a school bus ran along 5th Avenue shuttling shoppers between 18th Street and Dean Street. The free transportation, courtesy of the Fifth Avenue BID, didn't look very busy. Did anyone else know this was going on? If so, did you take advantage?

Monday
Nov282011

People Who Kick Ass: Thanksgiving Heroes Emerge in President Street Fire 

Nicholas Fevelo for New York Daily News, Family Photo of Josiah Alexis

It was clear this Thanksgiving that Park Slope should be very thankful for being covered by the NYFD's finest. As reported by our fearless managing editor on Friday, a fire ripped through a house on President Street between 4th and 5th Avenues on Thursday afternoon. The blaze started when a lit cigarette hit a mattress, and after members of the Alexis family attempted to drag the burning mattress from the building, the fire spread uncontrollably. Five people, including an infant, were seriously injured in that fire. Yesterday the NY Daily News published firsthand accounts from the first responders who rushed to the chaotic scene, including Firefighter Neal Malone, who helped to save 8-month old Josiah Alexis's life by performing mouth to mouth resuscitation after the child went into cardiac arrest on the scene.

According to the responding Firefighter Richard Myers, they arrived on the scene only 2 minutes and 27 seconds after the call for help was made. When Myers arrived he found an injured gentlemen on an awning, and woman fleeing from a third story window. When he climbed the ladder to the third story he saw a shocked 20 year old woman, Justine Alexis, who was shouting "My baby! My baby is inside!"

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Monday
Nov282011

[What to do in Park Slope When...] You Want a Day of Self-Pampering

The holiday season is a craptastic frenzy of finding the right gifts for your family, fulfilling Christmas party obligations and writing stacks of holiday cards. Let's get real: it can be a pain in the ass. While the season is about the joy of giving, there is real joy is giving to yourself. I'm not encouraging a Scrooge-like attitude this season, but a little self-pampering is important for spirit. Plus, you get to feel like the 1% even if it's just for a day.

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Saturday
Nov262011

[SPONSORED]: PRIORITY FITNESS OPENS NEW LOCATION TOMORROW

Be honest: you ate 11 billion calories worth of food at Thursday's Thanksgiving dinner, right? And you still can't really zip up your pants, right?

I thought so. 

Well, the best way that I can think of to deal with this shit would be to hightail your ass on over to Priority Fitness's new group class studio which, lucky for you, opens TOMORROW. 

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Saturday
Nov262011

It Was a Black, Black Friday at Best Buy

Break out the pepper spray! Strap on your trampling shoes! IT'S BLACK FRIDAY TIME, BITCHES!

On this Black Friday eve around 7pm, after a day of PURE DEADLY SIN THANKSGIVING GLUTTONY with my three siblings, I found myself across the street from Atlantic Center at a friend's third floor apartment on South Portland, where we had an all-star view of the gaggle of bargain hunters that began at the front door of Best Buy. By the time midnight rolled around, the crowd was wrapped around the block onto South Portland, all the way down South Elliott & then down onto Hanson Pl.

Oh, what people will do for a stupid Black Friday deal.

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