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Wednesday
Nov022011

Have you Taken Our Park Slope Sex Survey Yet?

Your answer, predictably, is YES, because I looked at the results and a shit load of you have spilled your dirtiest secrets! If you are in the minority and have NOT jumped on this titillating train, now's your last chance! Click HERE and take our anonymous Park Slope Sex Survey. We'll post the results soon, and you'll all get to see how many Slopers out there are having threesomes, babies and scandalous affairs... 

Wednesday
Nov022011

Vexed in Park Slope: 1904 Firebug Edition 

 

Grand Army Plaza, 1904

Welcome to Vexed in Park Slope -- a new column about every day things that FIPS would have reported on had FIPS existed in the 19th and early 20th centuries. All stories come from the NYTimes online archives, so if you don't believe one, look it up.

It's 1904, and Park Slope is looking great. You've just shelled out your life's savings for that beautiful brownstone on 6th Ave and 2nd Street (approximate cost: $11K). You're eating locally-sourced produce at the Montauk Club every night, and there's nary a stroller to be seen (though maybe a baby carriage or two). Better still, that cockfighting scandal blew over months ago (future column teaser!). Things are good, right? Not so fast. A rogue "firebug" (early 20th century parlance for arsonist and - I hope - future cocktail namesake at a nostalgia-laden BK bar) with a penchant for setting fires in coal bins near dumbwaiter shafts is on the loose! In a matter of weeks the guy has set dozens of fires in central Slope -- all within a two block radius of your new brownstone.   

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Wednesday
Nov022011

The New York Observer Blames Brooklyn For Kim Kardashian's Divorce

 

After 72 glorious optimistic "meh" days of marriage, would-be Brooklynite Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from her giant husband, Nets player Kris Kross Humphries. The New York Observer blames Brooklyn for the marital fallout. They don't say why, but we all know it's because of all you FiPS commenters

 

 

Wednesday
Nov022011

Cool or Not Cool: Muni-Meters On 8th Avenue?

Call it progress. Call it a pain in the ass. The single-space parking meters on 8th Avenue are going the way of Kim Kardashians sham marriage. DUNZO. And the progress comes with a higher price tag! The new muni-metered spots installed on Monday morning will now cost 25 cents per 15 minutes, whereas the old single-spot meters were 25 cents per 20 minutes. You do the math.

According to Park Slope Patch, 20 meters will dot the 3-block stretch, which seems excessive. The solar-powered babies will accept major credit cards, quarters, New York City Parking Cards and $1 coins, because we all have a shitload of Sacagaweas laying around.

 

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Wednesday
Nov022011

Finally, an Eater's Guide We Can Get Behind!

Photo via thislittlepiglet.blogspot.com

Remember when GQ Magazine took a big steaming crap on our dear borough with their "Eater's Guide to Brooklyn?" Yeah. I'm trying to put it out of my mind, too. Well, here's something good to help you forget!

Carey Jones is the New York editor for Serious Eats and she's put together a neighborhood food guide for the North Slope and Prospect Heights, where she lives.  Jones does just about everything right with her guide, if you ask me.

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