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Monday
Dec052011

Reminder: FIPS and Google New York are giving you free drinks at Union Hall tomorrow night from 7-9pm!

How's your holiday shopping going? Write out all those cards yet? Started wrapping? Still got a long way to go? Yeah, us too. 

So before you start stress eating through all your homemade holiday cookies, let's put all that shit aside and get drunk, shall we? 

If you hadn't heard, FIPS and GOOGLE NEW YORK are throwing a holiday happy hour tomorrow night, and you gotta' come. It's at UNION HALL from 7-9pm and we'll all be gathering on the back platform area (behind the bocce court). There will be FREE drinks until we blow through Google's budget, so get there early and party with us.

Don't forget to RSVP HERE on Facebook so we know who's coming! We'll try and save you a drink (actually we're not allowed to do that, but still: COME!).

Monday
Dec052011

FIPS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE DAY 1: BROOKLYN SNOBS

Every day for the next two weeks, Amanda, FIPS writer and creator the douchey gift blog You're Welcome will be providing you with gift suggestions that you can buy right here in Park Slope.  Today's edition is for those Brooklyn snob jerks that you know and love/hate. 

You know this guy.  He only goes into Manhattan for work.  He's broken up friendships because he refuses to meet up "in the city" on weekends.  He's a bona fide Brooklyn snob (wait, is that redundant?).  It's fine.  Embrace the self-righteous douchebaggery and help him celebrate his Brooklyn Pride with these gifts.

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Monday
Dec052011

Was There a Crackdown On Bikers in Prospect Park on Saturday?

Photo via The Blog That Ate Manhattan
Are cops cracking the eff down on Prospect Park cyclists in the wake of recent collisions with pedestrians? First "anti-speeding barrels" were set up to slow the bikers down. And now it looks like they're handing out tickets. FiPS reader Vicki emailed us with this tip over the weekend:
Ok, why is no one writing about the MASSIVE ticket blitz that went down yesterday [Saturday] in Prospect Park?  I saw 9 bikers get tickets within 10 minutes for whizzing past the red light near the lake.  I've never seen so many police and parks department crews in the park ever and they were stationed at every red light giving out tickets.  They must've made THOUSANDS in fines yesterday.  Little crowds were forming just to watch the bikers one by one get pulled over and considering no biker in the history of man has ever been given tickets for running a red in Prospect Park before you can imagine how stunned they all were.

Anyone else see this go down? 

 

Monday
Dec052011

The Skinny on BUILD: The Suck Just Keeps Getting Suckier

photo by Aaron Greenhood via Brooklyn PaperThe Atlantic Yards is the gift that keeps on giving the whole year. It's just so easy to hate the project because everyone associated with that giant wicker rat's nest sucks just as hard as Bruce Ratner does. According to last Thursday's Brooklyn PaperBrooklyn United for Innovative Local Develop (BUILD) was promised 1,500 jobs a year over the Atlantic Yards 10-year construction period. They saw only 15 jobs this year. 

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Monday
Dec052011

Is this Dude on the F Train a Hopeless Romantic, or Total Creep?

[VIA GAWKER]

Meet Joe (I'm not actually sure this is his name, but for all intents and purposes, let's just call him that). On Friday morning, Joe was spotted by a Gawker tipster on the F train in Brooklyn. He was wearing a sandwich board with a giant print of him and his ex-girlfriend, and a message that read "I LOVE THIS GIRL! PLEASE HELP ME GET A SECOND CHANCE." Joe then asked F train passengers to sign the board, and to leave messages that would encourage the ex girlfriend to forgive and take him back.

As you can see from the picture, people were clearly doing it (though judging from what I've seen people write on the subway, I can only assume some of those notes just read "cock"). Whether or not this actually lead to Joe getting his ex-girlfriend back, we'll probably never know. But that shouldn't stop us from completely picking Joe apart for his choices, should it?

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