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Thursday
Sep012011

Magic: The Gathering World Champ Dissed By Park Slope Blogger

I'm going to start this out with a quote and work backwards:

Google the shit out of your next online date. Like, hardcore. Also, for all you world famous nerds out there: Don’t go after two Gawker Media employees and not expect to have a post written about you. We live for this kind of stuff.

Oh boy! The above was written by fellow Park Slope blogger, Alyssa Bereznak, who writes for Park Slope Patch. Because of this, I felt a slight duty to be kinda' nice. But then I remember the FiPS mantra -- rant, whine, bitch, moan -- and realize there have to be a few slaps thrown about. Because of Alyssa Bereznak, Australians are even talking about what douche bags people in Park Slope are. 

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Thursday
Sep012011

BREAKING: Stabbing At The F Train 4th Ave Stop

Photo via Form and Effect

Late this evening we received a few tips about a possible stabbing at the F train subway stop at 4th ave and 9th street. We'll fill you in on more deets as they arrive, but here's the most detailed account we got from a FiPS reader referring to himself as simply, "A":

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Wednesday
Aug312011

Cool Or Not Cool: V-Chatting In a Coffee Shop? 

The other day I was working in a coffee shop when I noticed that the woman across from me had stopped typing on her own laptop. She was staring off into space. Her eyebrows were furrowed. Her lips were pursed sphincter-tight. This woman. Was. Pissed. 

At first I thought it was me -- Was I typing too loud? Did I smell weird? I took off my headphones and was immediately hit with the source of her anger: The woman sitting BEHIND the woman across from me was videochatting with someone. Loudly. She was wearing iPhone headphones so we could only hear her half of the conversation, which was the boring, reactionary side of a juicy gossip tale.

"Get out!" the v-chatter shrieked. "That's the craziest thing I've heard. Like, ever." 

The woman across from me took long, hard breaths. We made eye contact and she gestured to the chatty Kathy behind her.

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Wednesday
Aug312011

Caption This Park Slope Photo!

This photo comes from our FiPS Photo Pool courtesy of user Portlyn Snapshots. Got great photos of the Slope? Consider taking off all your clothes and jumping in the pool with us! For now, give us your Fipsiest photo caption in the comment box below!

Wednesday
Aug312011

Yer Kid's Got No Socialsklz [TERRIBLE PARENTING 101]

Faye Rogaski thinks your kid is a brat. And frankly, other people are starting to notice, too. And you can count that Brown acceptance letter toast if little Sunshine doesn't shape up before she gets her braces off.

OK, so according to this much kinder, more socially-acceptable-than-FIPS (PUNS R FUN) Park Slope Patch article, the above isn't exactly right, but I'm taking my liberties and declaring that's pretty much the gist. Rogaski, a PR exec and adjunct professor, was disturbed enough by her students' consistent lack of decorum that she founded Socialsklz: a set of etiquette classes for kids that'll set your spawn on the fast-track to "Yes ma'am," "No, sir" and "I deeply apologize I shared that photo of my gravity bong on Facebook." 

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