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Monday
Oct312011

The New York Times Likes Us! They Really (Sort of) Like Us This Week! 

Photo via Emily Berl / The New York Times

Think fast. You're on Family Feud and the category is "Subject of Park Slope Stories in the New York Times." So validation seekers, survey says . . .  

1. Strollers

2. Gropers

3. Superfund Canals

4. Expensive Brownstones

5. Food Co-op Drama

6. Nannies

7. Historical Aviation Disasters

8. Famous Local Novelists

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Monday
Oct312011

Here's A Trailer for John Hodgman's Latest Book 

That Is All, John Hodgman's third and final book in his collection of COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE, will be available for public consumption tomorrow. In the meantime, check out this this Funny Or Die trailer of the deranged millionaire (my favorite part is when Dick Cavett gives Hodgman the bird while hanging out in the Celebrity Cameo room).
Monday
Oct312011

Cool Or Not Cool: Letting Your Dog Pee in the street? 

We recently received an email from FiPS reader Dave, who had a messy run-in with his fellow Slope residents while walking his dog: 
Walked my dog on Polhemus St in Park Slope. I let my dog do 3 drops of pee inside a barren tree pit. Two people got out of their cars (I guess they were waiting for the street sweeper) to yell at my audacious ignorance of the purpose of  the "fence" of the tree pit, and that urine destroys trees. I was totally taken aback. They were shouting, and it seemed like this was a VERY important issue to them.

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Monday
Oct312011

Open Thread: Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, FiPSTERS! Did you dress up for work today (if so, were you the only one)? What's the most creative costume you've seen this year (mine: a dude wearing only underwear, which had a small potato tied to the front of it, and a single angel wing strapped to his right shoulder. What was he? A "right-winged dictator." HEYYO!) 

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Friday
Oct282011

FIP$ DEAL OF THE WEEK

Hey, remember when we launched FIPS Deals back in May?  Lucky you, when a new FIPS Deal comes on the market, we're going to highlight it here so you'll know exactly what you can save money on next.  Like what you see?  Head over to our Deals page to see what else we've got up in here.   

You've Got a Ticket to Ride

The holidays are coming, and you know what that means: infinite slices of pumpkin pie, countless Christmas cookies, and an upsetting number of glasses of egg nog.  This year, don't resign yourself to your typical wintertime paunch. Head over to Cycle Bar (274 Fifth Ave at Garfield Pl, 718-499-7433) to burn off the extra calories and ensure you'll look slamming once everyone comes out of hibernation this Spring. 

Mention FIPS when you purchase a Body Transformer Package (3 rides and 3 TRX classes) to receive a $20 discount.  Visit Cycle-Bar.com, email info@cycle-bar.com, or call 718-499-7433 for more information.