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Tuesday
Dec062011

Timboo's Bar is Closing 

Photo via Here's Park Slope

Here's Park Slope reports the news that Timboo's, a divey bar on 5th Ave and 11th Street, will be closing their doors as of December 31st. I've never been to Timboo's, so I'm turning to Yelp users to tell me if I should be happy/sad about this:

M.A. : A great non-dive dive. They haven't been labeled a dive yet, because most hipsters, the arbiters of taste of course, have yet to deem them such. Screw'em. Good, local folks run this bar and great people frequent the bar.

Carlos C: Old has-been dorkey (sic) locals. Dingy,dirty,laughing,hugging,sweaty,laughing annoyingly, old people and the random alcoholic who doesn't know what hit em. 

How does the news make you feel? Happy? Sad? Swimming in a sea of I-Don't-Give-A-Fuckery?

Tuesday
Dec062011

Big, Fancy-Pants Horse Show Is Coming to Brooklyn (Um, Obvi)

Featured: dog, not horse

Westminster, Brooklyn just bested your ass. Er, well, sort of.

The scoop is that the Gucci Masters horse competition--the creme-de-la-creme of show-jumping events (not that you didn't already know, duh)-- is coming to Brooklyn. To the currently non-existent Barclays Center, to be precise. With existing events in Paris and Hong Kong, the coordinators wanted to add one more venue, and naturally, they chose Brooklyn because of our culture and esteem.

Except, like, not. Or that's not what I gather from this Wall Street Journal article, which makes the whole decision sound like the Gucci Peeps chose Brooklyn because it's kinda hilarious and ironic, and those involved in the "glamour sport" need to, like, prove they've got a sense of humor or something.

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Tuesday
Dec062011

COOL OR NOT COOL: A BABY TAX IN RESTAURANTS?

By way of Gothamist comes word of a restaurant in London that apparently recently charged some chick and her 6-week old bebe a "tax" for simply breastfeeding her kid and taking up space with her gigantic SUV stroller. 

"Natasha Young brought her six-week old son to Cosmo, a large chain restaurant in London, to breast-feed him. When she received her bill, there was a £3 (about $5) charge tacked on, reportedly because her stroller was taking up space."

Needless to say, this chick went bonkers, yelled "STOP THE PRESSES" and took her story to every news outlet that would listen to her whine and moan. At which point the restaurant apologized and explained that their "tax" is actually not for babies or strollers but for toddlers who eat some food, but not as much as kids who order meals.  

Uhm, what!?

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Monday
Dec052011

FIPS HOLIDAY DEALS: THEY'RE HERE

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, it's the holidays and you have to spend approximately $1 million dollars on gifts for people you love, gifts for people you hate, and gifts for people you are largely indifferent towards.

Don't worry, tiny babies!  FIPS has put together a bunch of special holiday deals and discounts especially for you.  We're talking about discounts from The Clay Pot, Gowanus Print Lab, Crop to Cup, Lion in the Sun, and way, way more. 

Head on over to the FIPS Deals page for the details.  YOU'RE WELCOME.

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!).