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Thursday
Aug252011

[Fips Was There...] The Food Truck Vs. Brick & Mortar Debate!

New column alert! We here at FIPS spend a hell of a lot of time out and about in Brooklyn, attending outdoor concerts, comedy shows and various other events. So [FIPS Was There...] is where we're gonna' talk about all this shit.

This past Tuesday Gelf Magazine hosted their recurring Non-motivational Speaker series at the spacious Tea Lounge on Union. The theme of the evening - a hot button in this nabe as of lately - was Food Trucks and Restaurants: Can't We All Just Get Along? The panel included a nice balance of characters, including a restaurant owner, a food truck owner and a food blogger. The evening was informative, and I think everyone involved wants to work toward a day when food trucks and brick and mortar restaurants can exist in harmony. Let's meet the panelists, shall we?

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Thursday
Aug252011

Cool or Not Cool: Banning Israeli Products?

Photo by Park Slope Lens

I'm shit sure that if you're a regular reader of this blog, this is not the first you've heard of a proposal to ban Israeli products sold at the Coop. As a matter of fact, for something that hasn't even been put to a GD vote yet -- and been beaten to death for almost three years -- it's still a weekly topic on quite a few NY blogs: Gothamist and FIPS have recently gone a few rounds with it. And this week The New York Observer, who has been a staunch voice of opposition to the boycott, ran Kiera Feldman's piece  Waging Nonviolence in support of the Israel boycott... I guess to prove how grown-up they can be. 

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Wednesday
Aug242011

Color Me Shocked: PPW Bike Lane Foes Won't Quit 

 

Super hot photo via The L Magazine

Well FIPSters, the corpse is barely cold on the foiled PPW bike lane suit filed by Neighbors for Better Bike Lanes and Seniors for Safety, yet they've already made another spectacle of themselves. According to the Brooklyn Paper, attorney Jim Walden apparently has tons of pro-bono time on his hand because NBBL and SFS plan to sue the DOT AGAIN if they do not remove the bike lane. And the Brooklyn blogosphere is back on fire with bike lane fever! I guess it was nice to have the weekend off.

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Wednesday
Aug242011

Park Slope Child Labor (Kidding, mostly)

Donde esta el pizza slice-o? I recently spotted these adorable children from Juguemos a Cantar, a Slope-based learning institution that provides Spanish immersion programs and classes, taking a pizza-making lesson at Smiling Pizza. The campers were learning how to spread the salsa de tomate and queso on el pizza.

Cómo de dice, "Awwwww?"

Wednesday
Aug242011

Park Slope Real Estate Advice: Neighbor Noise

Photo by Park Slope Lens

"Dear Glen" is a recurring column meant to provide A's to your burning Q's about Park Slope real estate. Got a question for our undercover badass Brooklyn broker? Drop us a LINE or leave a comment in the box below. This week: loud assed neighbors!

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