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Thursday
Dec012011

Cool Or Not Cool: Aggressively Confronting Bar Patrons over a tip? 

Photo via Here's Park Slope

Not long ago I went to Perch with a few girlfriends. I love Perch. They have great watermelon margaritas, amazing guacamole and a welcoming open mic night. Well, I should say that I used to love Perch. Upon leaving the joint on this particular evening, my friends and I had a strange run-in with a woman who worked there. Following the incident, we all agreed that it would be too awkward to return.

Here's what happened:

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Thursday
Dec012011

Cyclists and Pedestrians Demand That the NYPD Hold Reckless Drivers Accountable

Mathieu Lefevere's mother Erika. (John Del Signore/Gothamist)

Yesterday nearly 100 cyclists, relatives of killed cyclists and pedestrians stood outside NYPD headquarters and demanded that reckless drivers be held accountable for the people they've struck. 

Among this group were the relatives of 30 year-old artist Mathieu Lefevre, who was struck and killed by a flatbed truck while biking in Williamsburg last month. The man who hit Lefevre left the scene of the accident and has not been charged with any wrongdoings. His mother Erika spoke with reporters on the scene. 

"I never expected to be standing in the same spot today where I stood over a month ago, asking the NYPD to please release the information it has about the death of Mathieu. In that month, we have made many, many requests to the NYPD for information, including Freedom of Information requests. But we've gotten almost nothing."

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Wednesday
Nov302011

Cool or Very Cool: FiPS Animated by Taiwanese?


For the past few weeks we have been diligently chronicling the saga of Parks Department Urban Park Ranger Andrew Marsala (well, technically we’ve been reblogging and adding sarcasm, but that’s just semantics).

Earlier this month, Marsala was taking kids on a park tour when he saw a man masturbating in the bushes. He chased down and apprehended the pervert until the cops came. Not only was this perv rubbing one out in public around children, he also had a loaded gun and a bag of weed.

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Wednesday
Nov302011

Shameless Plug: The Soundtrack Series Is Happening Tonight !

 

Hey, you: lover of storytelling, music and bars. Looking for something fun and free to do tonight? The Soundtrack Series is a live storytelling event centered entirely around the art of la musique. Dana Rossi, host, creator and music nerd, invites writers to share a story that centers on a particular song in their lives.

What the fuck does this have to do with Park Slope?

I'll be there telling a story about the time I boarded an empty 6 train at rush hour, only to have the conductor come over the loudspeaker, tell me it was a train with no destination and then serenade me with Olivia Newton John's "I Honestly Love You." I'd love to see some of you FiPS readers out there tonight so we can have a drink and for once talk about anything other than Park Slope!

The Soundtrack Series will be held tonight at (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker Street). Doors @ 7PM, Show @ 8PM. FREE!

Wednesday
Nov302011

Anne Hathaway is engaged to some Park Slope guy

Breaking news, fellow Park Slopians! Anne Hathaway is getting married! Apparently he’s a decent guy—quite a stretch from her last thieving bastard of an ex -- they’ve lived together in his Park Slope pad for a year and have already adopted a dog together. Totally fool proof.

According to Hathaway, via Sheknows.com, they’ve known each other since 2008 and hit it off back then, but never got together because they both thought the other had significant others. The fact that they both didn’t think to ask if they were spoken for gives them even more compatibility points!

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