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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

Tuesday
Nov082011

YOUR BEST COMMENTS: OCTOBER

Perhaps one of the most entertaining things about writing for FIPS is reading all of the passionate (read: rude, misspelled) comments from our readers.  Who knew that a topic as simple as hamburgers could result in a threats of physical violence?  Everyone is SO MAD ALL OF THE TIME.   

So, we did a round-up of the best comments from the month of October. They made us laugh, they made us cry, they made us question whether or not we should call the police, etc, etc.

Take a look!  Note that the comments were posted as-is.  We didn't fix grammar or spelling.  Normally, bad grammar makes us [sic] (see what I did there?  A NERD JOKE), but we wanted to make sure that the commenters were represented exactly how they represented themselves, caps lock, spelling errors and all!

 

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Tuesday
Nov082011

Aunt Suzie's is Dunzo

Photo via www.bobguskind.com

So long, farewell, Auf wiedersehen and goodbye to local italian joint Aunt Suzie's. Local blog All About Fifth has pubslished a farewell note from the restaurant's owner and Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID Director, Irene Lo Re:

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Aunt Suzie’s has been in Park Slope for 25 years and we feel privileged to have been a part of the neighborhood and a part of your lives.

It has been a wonderful run and it is time to say goodbye. Pat, Irene, Ginny (sister) Liz (niece) Tamara (daughter) and the staff are all sad to go. We will miss all of you but to “Everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven.”

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Monday
Nov072011

Grand Army Plaza Bike Lane Squashed, A-Holes Responsible

 

In case you were worried about never hearing about bike lanes again, I'm here to deliver news from the Bike Lane Haters Club. These are people who fear that bike lanes may be responsible for the end of days.

First, The Department of Transportation announced that it will not go through with its plan to add a bike lane to the new reconfiguring of Grand Army Plaza. This lane would be an essential connector to the PPW bike lane, which was installed last year without much ado at all (read: heavy sarcasm). The lane would also be a safer and more direct way for bikers to traverse the gauntlet that is Grand Army Plaza. And although the Brooklyn Paper says you can pin the scrap  on all the screaming and shouting Marcia Kramer did for those curmudgeons at Neighbors for Better Bike Lanes, the DOT says not so fast:

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Monday
Nov072011

Return of the Soup Bowl

Photo via Here's Park Slope

The cold weather is moving in, and so is The Soup Bowl (or "Soup Bowel," as my dad would call it). Located at 321 Seventh Avenue, between 8th and 9th Streets (home to Uncle Louie G's during the warm months), the local-ingredient-lovin' joint will be serving soups like Lobster Butternut Squash Bisque, Long Island Clam chowder and Autumn Vegetable, just to name a few. Yum.

[Via Here's Park Slope]