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Wednesday
Nov092011

Park Slope WTF: Did gunshots ring out on Monday night?

Yesterday morning our email box was inundated flooded lightly peppered with emails from Park Slope residents who claimed to hear gunshots ring out in the nabe on Monday night:
Not sure if anyone else has mentioned this to you guys, but I heard what sounded like 5 gunshots not far from where I live at 8th Ave and 10th Street last night around 4:15am. Two shots, followed by what sounded like something spilling (similar to the sound of a bucket of water being tossed on the sidewalk), and then a minute later, 3 more. I wasn't really sure what I heard, and there were no voices or sirens, so I went back to bed, but this morning a few people on Twitter have reported hearing them too.

 Anyone have ANY idea what happened?

[Thanks to Derick and Nicole for the tips!]

Wednesday
Nov092011

J.Crew's Jenna Lyons' townhouse on the market

Looks like J.Crew's Jenna Lyons won't be continuing her rumored sapphic romance in Park Slope (or at least in that amazing townhouse of hers). The J.Crew president and Creative Director is ending a whirlwind year by listing her killer pad on the market for $3.75M.

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Tuesday
Nov082011

The Day My Faith Was Restored in Park Slope 

Like many readers of this here blog, I find that living in Park Slope requires that I walk a tightrope of sorts. I enjoy the neighborhood's various charms and relative accessibility on the one hand, yet endure the smug shitheaded-ness of my neighbors on the other. Every once in a while, however, I find that either the charms ain't so charming or, as I recently came to consider, maybe those who share the neighborhood with me aren't the self (or child)-absorbed wankers that I've pegged them to be.

As a semi-professional freelancer, a large portion of my monthly income arrives in paper checks via the U.S. postal service. The daily kerplunk of magazines, letters and junk mail (mostly addressed to people who moved out three years ago) is shimmied through the slot on my building's front door. As it scatters across the small main floor it is, for me, like the ka-ching of a cash register.

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Tuesday
Nov082011

Free Wi-Fi Available in Prospect Park

Back in June, Mayor Bloomberg announced that 20 city parks would receive free, public wi-fi. This past Thursday, AT&T blessed the picnic house in Prospect Park with the gift of Internet. Let the autumn, outdoor blogging begin!

[Via Park Slope Patch]

Tuesday
Nov082011

Get To Know Your FiPS Writers: Erica & Ursula 

 

Ever read a great FiPS post and think to yourself, Hot damn. I'm in lurrrve with this writer. We love you too, reader (well, most of you), and for the next few months we're going to give you an insight into the writing staff here at FiPS. Contributers were paired together and asked to come up with some burning questions for each other so that you guys can learn a little more about the minds behind this FiPS-tastic blog. Because when it comes down to it, we're fucked in Park Slope JUST LIKE THE REST OF YOU SUCKERS. 

First up: Erica and Ursula! 

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