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Wednesday
Nov092011

J.Crew's Jenna Lyons' townhouse on the market

Looks like J.Crew's Jenna Lyons won't be continuing her rumored sapphic romance in Park Slope (or at least in that amazing townhouse of hers). The J.Crew president and Creative Director is ending a whirlwind year by listing her killer pad on the market for $3.75M.

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Tuesday
Nov082011

The Day My Faith Was Restored in Park Slope 

Like many readers of this here blog, I find that living in Park Slope requires that I walk a tightrope of sorts. I enjoy the neighborhood's various charms and relative accessibility on the one hand, yet endure the smug shitheaded-ness of my neighbors on the other. Every once in a while, however, I find that either the charms ain't so charming or, as I recently came to consider, maybe those who share the neighborhood with me aren't the self (or child)-absorbed wankers that I've pegged them to be.

As a semi-professional freelancer, a large portion of my monthly income arrives in paper checks via the U.S. postal service. The daily kerplunk of magazines, letters and junk mail (mostly addressed to people who moved out three years ago) is shimmied through the slot on my building's front door. As it scatters across the small main floor it is, for me, like the ka-ching of a cash register.

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Tuesday
Nov082011

Free Wi-Fi Available in Prospect Park

Back in June, Mayor Bloomberg announced that 20 city parks would receive free, public wi-fi. This past Thursday, AT&T blessed the picnic house in Prospect Park with the gift of Internet. Let the autumn, outdoor blogging begin!

[Via Park Slope Patch]

Tuesday
Nov082011

Get To Know Your FiPS Writers: Erica & Ursula 

 

Ever read a great FiPS post and think to yourself, Hot damn. I'm in lurrrve with this writer. We love you too, reader (well, most of you), and for the next few months we're going to give you an insight into the writing staff here at FiPS. Contributers were paired together and asked to come up with some burning questions for each other so that you guys can learn a little more about the minds behind this FiPS-tastic blog. Because when it comes down to it, we're fucked in Park Slope JUST LIKE THE REST OF YOU SUCKERS. 

First up: Erica and Ursula! 

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Tuesday
Nov082011

Subway Groper Arrested

Remember a few weeks ago when 22 year-old (and FiPS superhero) Shyane DeJesus totally kicked the shit out of some asshole who groped her while waiting for the 6 train at Union Square? Well, he's been arrested.

Victory dance