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Thursday
Nov172011

How Park Slope Restaurants Are Doing Thanksgiving This Year

Are you staying in the Slope for Thanksgiving? Do you hate and/or suck at cooking anything that isn't a hot dog? Local blog All About Fifth compiled a neat little list of restaurants open on Turkey day, along with their customized menus. Take 200 Fifth, for example. For $23.95  ($13.50 for children under 12) you get ALL YOU CAN EAT Caeser Salad, Tossed Salad, Corn Chowder, Turkey (fried or roasted), Roast Beef, Ham, Smoked Brisket, Stuffing, AuGratin Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, White Rice, Cranberry Sauce, Vegetables. That's a pretty sweet deal, especially if you line your pockets with Ziploc bags...

Thursday
Nov172011

COOL OR NOT COOL: Gettin' Busy At The Park Slope Food Coop?

Once in a long while, an article about Park Slope comes across my laptop screen that is just so damn mind-bending in it's own perfectly crafted galactical absurdity, it scrambles my brain a little bit. Like it starts to feel as if the myriad of possibilities for making fun of this shit--this neighborhood we live in and all the people who live in it--is just completely overwhelming. IT'S TOO BIG FOR EVEN THIS BLOG TO HANDLE.

Such is the case with The New York Observer's nuanced exploration into the dark underbelly of the singles scene at your favorite judge-y work camp market and mine: the Park Slope Food Coop. Lest you think the Coop is only good for inane PA announcements or #768 (or whatever the fuck the number is) plastic recycling days, think again, ppl. Because apparently now your 2.75 hours of monthly avocado counting and orange vest walking responsibilities are not the only Coop-y things you have to look forward to. No siree, Sufjan! Here's yet another item to add to your ever growing "Reasons Why The Coop Rocks" Google tasks list: singles events!

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Thursday
Nov172011

7th Avenue Businesses: We're Cleaning Up This Shit House!

If you couldn't tell by the shadow of my big-ass head in the corner, I took this pic myself.

I'm happy to report that 7th Avenue businesses are banding together to take care of the foul trash problem that's been plaguing the strip for a while now. According to the Brooklyn Paper, stores on 7th Ave have decided to levy a new tax on themselves to help clean up all the shit off of the street since the city left them hanging.

This week, businesses are moving toward starting their own entity called the Business Improvement District board, which is much like their counterparts on 5th Avenue. Once the board is formed, businesses will vote on a $300/year tax per storefront for stores and restaurants located between Flatbush and Prospect Avenues. At least half of the business owners will have to vote in favor of the tax in order for it to happen. If a business refuses to pay, they will have to file a petition with the city clerk and they will quickly be labeled as haters

 

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Wednesday
Nov162011

Slime in Prospect Park Lake is hazardous

Via Brooklyn Paper

A recent growth of green bacteria in Prospect Park Lake that looks like something out of the Creature from the Black Lagoon could possibly be threatening the wildlife.

While the Park Department is testing samples of the scum for more information of its potential threat, park advocates say fewer egrets, herons and fish-eating fowls have been seen around the lake since May. Aside from running off the wildlife, the green slime may be putting animals and people at risk.

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Wednesday
Nov162011

New Umbrella Coats Will Make You Less of an Asshole

You guys already know how we feel about people who carry comically large umbrellas on crowded city streets. So naturally, when an invention comes along to alleviate us of those people, we wish to share it with the world. Meet the umbrella coat: you may look like a Jedi or a moody monk while wearing it, but at least you won't poke someone's GD eye out in Times Square on a dreary day. 

[Via Gothamist]