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Tuesday
Sep132011

More Etiquette Rules for New Yorkers to Follow!

VIA JAYSHELLS

Artist Jason Shelowitz (a.k.a. Jayshells) made a name for himself last April when his super rad Subway Etiquette posters popped up around town. The guerrilla marketing campaign didn't make the MTA too happy, as they quickly removed the 600+ posters around the city (our personal favorite? this one against nail clipping). The posters eventually resufaced on Jayshells' Etsy page, at $75 a pop. 

 

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Tuesday
Sep132011

FFFOUND! Winston Is Back Home!

As a completely neurotic dog owner, trust me when I say that one of the most harrowing, disastrous scenarios you can possibly ever imagine, is one in which your poor, sweet, lovable dog is lost, roaming the streets by himself far from home. These scenarios don't usually involve incompetent police officers, but the  story of Winston did...and it literally ripped my heart out of my chest when I heard it.

BUT NOW HE'S HOME! Hoooooray!

To refresh your memory, Michael Reinhardt and his girlfriend lost Winston in Prospect Park after the dog got spooked and ran off. A girl found him, and was on her way to Sean Casey Animal Rescue when she encountered a police officer who said he'd take the dog off her hands. The police officer claimed he gave the dog to another couple who claimed that it was theirs. Only apparently that's a gigantic load of bullshit.

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Monday
Sep122011

[My Favorite Park Slope...]: Brownstone

Photo via Matt Carman's flickr

My favorite Park Slope brownstone is the Pepto House.

I'm from Bensonhurst, and though I love being from there (most people from BHurst do), it just doesn't have that much to offer two twenty-somethings that are crazy about each other. My girlfriend moved to Park Slope at the beginning of summer and since then we've been loving everything about the neighborhood. In a short amount of time we've covered a great portion of PS, and one of our favorite discoveries is this large brownstone slathered in this Pepto Bismol pink paint on Garfield.

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Monday
Sep122011

2 Broke Brooklyn Girls 

2 Broke Girls is a new CBS comedy that features two fictional Brooklynites trying to hack it as waitresses at a Williamsburg diner until they can save enough in tips to start their own cupcake company. 

Our pals at Brokelyn got an advanced screener and compared CBS's Brooklyn to the real deal. What's believable? Subway indifference, cupcake wealth and hipster inception, they say. What smells of television-infused bullshit? Bitching about one's backyard (yard's are rare around here, and even if it's a slab of concrete we Brooklynites love the shit outta' that extra space), using ancient Monster.com to find a job and thinking it's dangerous to wear a nice leather jacket outside in Williamsburg.

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Monday
Sep122011

Show Me Yours: Park Slope Real Estate 

Photo by PARK SLOPE LENS

SHOW ME YOURS is a recurring column in which we do two things: show you Park Slope real estate and tell you how much it is. That's pretty much it!

Here's our latest victim Show Me Yours-er:

* Location: 11th Street between 6th and 7th Ave

* Type: 2 Bedroom (plus office, living room, kitchen)

* Cost: $1600/month

* Rent or Own: Rent

* Sq. Footage: Approx. 700

* How did you find this place?: Realtor. But it's been about 5 years now, so it was a damn good investment. 

* Amenities: Two blocks from the F train, a few more from the R. Hardwood floors, backyard access, and a kick-ass view from the roof. 

* Who calls this place home?: A medical case worker at a non-for-profit, an editor at a publishing company, and the sweetest bitch you'll ever meet (on four legs)

* What's really good about this joint?: Bedrooms on opposite side of the apartment, large kitchen, quiet building, responsive landlord.

* What's really bad about this joint?: Small bedrooms, pink-tile bathroom, 3rd Floor walkup, no AC (old wiring = blown circuits). 

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