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Friday
Nov042011

Brokelyn Gives Us the Best Places To Watch The NYC Marathon Go By

The ING New York City Marathon is this Sunday, and our friends at Brokelyn have made a great list of places in Brooklyn to watch all 47,000 runners pass by (side note: you know how LOTS of runners eat bananas during the race? Ever see someone slip on a peel? That HAS to have happened before, right?) 

 

 

 

Friday
Nov042011

FiPS Hero: Subway Grope Victim Beats Shit Out Of Attacker

Shyane DeJesus / Photo via NY Post

I’ve never been inappropriately groped on the subway before. Never witnessed some dude touching himself while watching me read The Hunger Games. Never had someone “accidentally” grab on to my crotch instead of the pole when the train stops short. Never had some creep try and take pictures of me with his camera phone. As a dude, these things just don’t tend to happen to me.

But for you ladies out there, I realize that these sorts of things happen to you all the time, which is why we should all take a moment to give 22-year-old Shyane DeJesus a goddamned standing ovation. 

 

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Friday
Nov042011

City Might Offer Barclay Center Victims Parking Permits. 

photo by Park Slope Lens

Parking in the slope is already a bitch, yet some fear that with Bruce Ratner's revenge the Barclay Center on it's way to completion, shit will get a whole lot worse. The city projects that the new arena, with more than 200 events planned a year, will bring in about 5,000 additional cars into the area. And they're all going to want to park somewhere for free. 

FIPS has obtained an exclusive look into what the future of parking in Park Slope area will look like. It ain't pretty.

 

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Thursday
Nov032011

There's a Bad Tenant Blacklist Out There

This is a bad tenant.

Landlords are dropping serious cash for a list of blacklisted tenants, and you just might be on it. The New York State Office of Court Administration compiles a list of any and every tenant that has been sued in housing court for eviction. That list is sold to companies, who then upload them into gigantic databases and charge $20K to landlords who wish to download it (it costs an additional $350 for each new weekly update). 

OK, if you've built a meth lab in the basement (I'm lookin' at you, Jesse Pinkman), then you surely deserve to be be on this list. But folks who have won their case in housing court or were sued by mistake can still end up on the list, and that's not cool. 

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Thursday
Nov032011

New Blog Features Daily Cheap Eats

Food lover and Park Slope resident Imran Sobh has started a blog called Cheap Eaters, which features great food for under $10 in New York City. Because we're constantly reminded how effing expensive it is to live here, we all might as well bookmark this page.