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Friday
Oct142011

FIP$ DEAL OF THE WEEK

Hey, remember when we launched FIPS Deals back in May?  Maybe you haven't checked them out for some crazy reason.  Well, 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.    

Are you in good hands?

You live in Brooklyn and you ride your bike and you rent your apartment, so maybe you think you don't need insurance, right?  WRONG.  To quote your father, "Be a responsible adult and get insured."  Fortunately for you, Allstate's Steven Schneider Agency is located right on 9th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues and they handle every form of insurance you can think of, from auto, renter's, homeowner's, life, and business insurance.  What are you waiting for?

When you open a policy with Steven Schneider Agency now through November 5, mention FIPS to get a free $10 gift card to area businesses such as Dunkin Donuts, Barnes & Noble, and more. 
Head down to Steven Schneider Agency (336 9th Street, 718-686-1200) for more information.       

Thursday
Oct132011

A FiPS Guide For Avoiding Death or Dismemberment on the Subway

Photo via i35south.net/

One of the reasons I'm so damned fat is that I need to take in a lot of calories in order to ensure that I won't have a low blood sugar moment while riding the subway. If I don't eat a shit ton of food all the time, there's a risk that I could become exceedingly cranky on the F train and start an altercation with a knife-wielding lunatic.  Or, even worse, I might become dizzy and disoriented and could fall onto the tracks, just as the train is approaching.

Both scenarios are completely terrifying. Fortunately, Reddit posted an
interview with a subway conductor, and they asked EXACTLY the right questions that enable to me to restrict my caloric intake, safely. 

Q: What's the best way to a) get help if someone is sick or being attacked and b) when DO you pull the emergency brake? 

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Oct132011

Park Slope Sales: Under $1 Million

Hey, you! Rich bastard! Looking to buy some Park Slope property for under a mil? Curbed has got you covered. In a little feature they call "The Six Digit Club," the blog posts local listings for under seven digits. The latest features a 635 square foot 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom duplex located on 7th ave at 15th street. 

It just went on the market two days ago, so if you're interested GET ON IT. 

Thursday
Oct132011

Whassup: Motherfucking Gourd Season Edition

via autumn-pictures.com, motherfuckers

As I'm sure you're all aware, we're deep in the midst of decorative gourd season. Motherfuckers. But don't worry, should your arranging of shellacked vegetables not completely fulfill your entertainment needs, there's plenty else to do as well. And, holy shit, is there ever -- It's a full lineup this week, folks. Welcome to Whassup: Motherfucking Gourd Season Edition:

* Friday, Oct. 14 - Saturday, Oct. 15: Americana Pie, Southpaw: Regular readers of Whassup (meaning, probably, myself and the editor of FIPS) know that I have a soft spot for country and roots music in our 'hood. Well, here comes another festival of that olde tyme shite. Two nights of Americana at Southpaw:

 * Friday: The Gay Ole Opry, "A Queer Country Music Festival." 8pm.

* Saturday: Brooklyn County Fair, with roots music headlined by Gansta' Grass, who meld bluegrass instrumentation and hip hop. I mean, so that's a good gimmick, right?

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Oct132011

Brooklyn Robbers Clean The Crime Scene

Since last summer, 50 different businesses through out Brooklyn -- mostly bodegas and 99-cent stores -- have been robbed by the same group of bandits. Their MO? BLEACH. After the burglars break in and steal the store's ATM machine, they splash the putrid-smelling cleansing agent all over the crime scene.

Sounds like this tactic is working out for them though. Each time they've managed a -- wait for it -- clean getaway. But seriously, I hope the police catch them.

[Via NY Post]