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Thursday
Oct272011

Park Slope Sex Survey: Fall 2011 Edish

The temperature is dropping, but we want to know if your dating life is heating up. Is your medicine cabinet full of toothbrush ghosts of relationships past? Are you at ease in a perpetual cycle of hookups? Are you fucked trying to get fucked in the Slope? Give us the sordid details on your hookups, breakups and most celebrated walks of shame (and this shit's anon, so don't hold back!).

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Thursday
Oct272011

[FIPS WAS THERE...] 'LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' AT THE GALLERY PLAYERS

From Left: Audrey II, Philip Jackson Smith (Seymour) and Emily McNamara (Audrey). | Photo by Bella Muccari

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.

When it comes to cult classic Halloween movie-musicals, The Rocky Horror Picture Show pretty much has the market cornered. But as much as I enjoy Tim Curry playing a sweet transvestite, I’ve always had a thing for the 1986 flop Little Shop of Horrors. The film, based on the 1982 off-Broadway musical by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman (which itself was a based on the 1960 dark comedy starring a young Jack Nicholson), has always hooked me. I don’t know if it’s Rick Moranis’s doughy performance, or Ellen Greene’s gloriously odd vocals or even Steve Martin’s creepy ridiculousness that brings me back time and time again. But for some reason, that kooky gang and their people-eating plant just makes me happy.

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Wednesday
Oct262011

Beer Hall Coming to The North Slope

Photo via Brownstoner

Glücklicher tag! Park Slope is getting a Bierhaus! Brownstoner reports that the Community 6 permits committee blessed a full liquor license to 84 St. Marks (off of 4th ave). The bar, which will be run by the manager of Fort Greene's Der Schwarze Kölner, will have 30 German draft beers and grilled, Cologne-styled German food. It will be open for brunch starting at noon on weekends, and 2PM on weekdays. When Brownstoner asked the owner when this beer haven might be open for business he said, “We’ll open when we finish." Sounds very much like my mom's snide, "We'll get there when we get there" answer during road trips to Grandma's house. 

Will you guys check out this beer house when it opens? 

Wednesday
Oct262011

New DOH Signs Show Us How Far We Should Walk After Drinking a Coke

The DOH will now make you feel guilty for drinking a lemonade (side note: did you know that Lemon Pledge has MORE real lemons in it than Country Time Lemonade?! Dee-sgust-ing). In a new campaign, they tell us just how far we have to walk in order to burn off the calories from a variety of sugary drinks:

Pouring on the Pounds is a counter-marketing campaign that aims to expose the devastating health consequences associated with the extra calories consumed in soda, sweetened teas, sports drinks and more."

Although if you look at it in another light -- "Enjoy a refreshing lemonade while walking from The Atlantic Antic to the Chelsea Flea Market!" -- it doesn't seem so bad.  

 

Wednesday
Oct262011

[My Favorite Park Slope...] Place to Get Fancy (Jewelry).

Image Via PS5thavebid Flickr

There are two types of jewelry that I'm used to: Zales/Jared/Mall Stores (TEXAS) or Cartier/Tiffany/Harry Winston (NYC)

Both...not great.

I've looked high and low for good jewels in the Slope...and there's a severe deficit, people. Comfortable walking shoes? Check. Kid's Clothes? Check. Good Vintage Shops? Check. Fancy Jewelry? MEH. So I'll admit, I walked by St. Kilda for about 2 months before stepping foot inside. Why, you ask?

 

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