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Friday
Oct142011

Did Dizzy's Just Have a close call with the DOH? 

FiPS got a juicy tip this morning that Dizzy's Diner on 8th ave and 9th street was closed down by the DOH  (thanks, Chris!). I just phoned to be like, "WTF, Dizzy's! I'm about to move into a new place right down the block from you! Get it together!"

The man who answered the phone said that they'll be back open at 5PM tonight for dinner and will be open tomorrow at the usual time. Phew.

[Photo by Park Slope Lens]

Friday
Oct142011

COOL OR NOT COOL: Dogs in Bars?

I'll remind you that Foreign Dude has some very strong feelings about dogs in bars (he votes cool), and based on the fact that I'm completely obsessed with my own dog Oliver, it's not really a surprise that I'm throwing another vote cool's way. However, the city of New York is comin' down hard on the side of "not cool."

"Health Department officials wrote 125 tickets for “live animal violations” at bars and restaurants in Brooklyn between July, 2010 and July, 2011...the number of monthly tickets the city wrote in Brooklyn nearly tripled from June 2010 to July 2011."

According to the Brooklyn Paper, 1/4 of these violations went down in Wiliamsburg and Greenpoint, but Park Slope still has it's fair share of dog lovin' bars...and some of them are basically like "fuck the police."

Here's the thing: I totally get the whole no dogs in restaurant thing, but the no dogs in bars rule is just plain stupid. And even if you're gonna let the no dogs in bar rule stand, the no dogs on patios outside of bars is REALLY stupid.

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Friday
Oct142011

14th Sexual Attack Since March: WTF

Last night around 10PM a woman in her 20's was walking her dog on 17th street near 7th avenue when she was approached from behind. The man claimed her had a knife and then forcefully groped her. As it has been the case with nearly every other attack, she screamed and he fled. It's pretty fucking scary to think that these pervs won't hesitate to attack a woman walking a large dog -- the victim owns a German shepherd mix.

In related news, Adolpho Martinez, who was arrested on Wednesday in the Monday attack of an 18 year-old woman in Sunset Park, is being held without bail pending a psychiatric evaluation. Though he was arrested in 2007 for groping a woman in Chinatown, he hasn't been charged with any additional Brooklyn attacks. 

[Via The Daily News]

 

Friday
Oct142011

Epic Fail: Park Slope Spelling

 

The londromat awn 7th street and 4th avinoo haz a noo sine, y'all. Lohng liv Parc Solpe. 

[Thanks to FiPS reader Meg for sending!]

Friday
Oct142011

Tomorrow: Occupy Brooklyn!

Right photo via Brownstoner

Have you felt the urge to occupy something but just couldn’t bring yourself to make the 20 minute trip to Wall Street? Well, Brooklyn, your 99% is in luck! This Saturday at 11am protesters will take to the corrupt streets of Grand Army Plaza and occupy the shit out of it! Because what better place to show we won’t stand for the greedy bastards taking excessive profits at the expense of the working people than right in front of a giant public library?

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