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Sunday
Feb132011

European Invasion: The Tourists Are Coming, The Tourists Are Coming

Lately, I can't get down the sidewalk, and it's not because of all of the big ass strollers around here...it's the statuesque blonde families speaking in foreign tongues.

Of all the infidels that have descended upon Brooklyn's shores, I've liked the European invaders the best. I mean if I had to choose between douchey derivatives traders and Germans, I vote for the Germans. 

But now I'm feeling a little bit used, a little bargain basement, if you want the truth. Are we really so cheap? Such a good deal? I don't know if I like this shit.

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Saturday
Feb122011

[LINKED] A NYC Facebook Site & Rats on the Subz

+ Brooklyn's Best New Designers. (Refinery 29)

+ Literally alllll my dreams come true at Fetch Club...a new NYC nightclub where you can bring your dog. OLIVER CAN COME DRINK WITH US! (Gothamist)

+ Mayor Bloomberg thinks NYC deserves its own Facebook site. I agree. If only for the opp to post complain-y shit on the MTA's "wall"...the idea of that gets me kinda hard. (Huffington Post)

+ Brooklyn gets serious about comedy. (WSJ)

+ If this doesn't make you wanna barf, you have a VERY strong stomach: dude sharing a plate of pasta with his rat on the subz. (Gothamist)

+ 10 Best Brooklyn Brunch spots (though for the record: I STRONGLY disagree with the Dizzy's mention, based on the kid factor and lack of alcohol options). (Brokelyn)

+ Building a Friendlier Bike Shop...a great profile on 718 Cyclery. (Brooklyn Based)

+ 36 Hours in Brooklyn. (NYT)

Friday
Feb112011

PARK SLOPE PPL: Greg

Everyone: meet your neighbors. Park Slope Lens aims to photograph and document every last mofo in Park Slope. Or at least all the interesting ones.

Greg studies Bible & Ancient Semitic Languages at the Jewish Theological Seminary (photographer's note: I just study US Weekly). He immigrated to the Slope from the midwest 5 years ago. He's a fan of the Coop, but not a fan of the pretentious ppl there. When he's not mastering languages of yore, he's hanging out at the Postmark Cafe with his friends and fam. Oh...and he's pretty handy with a camera.

Friday
Feb112011

[What You Should Order At...] Rachel's Taqueria

You may or may not have noticed that every single regular column that we've tried to get up in here has failed terribly because of the fact that we all have the attention span of a goldfish and, as Erica has kept harping, BLOGGING IS HARD

But, we're nothing if not pesistent, so, BOOM: introducing [WHAT YOU SHOULD ORDER AT...] a new food column designed in kind for your opinionated asses and our lazy asses.  We're going to pick one Park Slope resto a week and recommend our favorite dish at each.  YOU KNOW YOU WANNA WEIGH IN.  You know you want to tell me I'm an asshole because I like the fried fennel at Thistle Hill Tavern or the pumpkin cheesecake at Stone Park Cafe.  WHAT WAS I THINKING? 

So, what should you order at Rachel's Taqueria?

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Friday
Feb112011

BREAKING: Union Market Opening in Manhattan

image via Park Slope Lens

Yep, Union market is opening up...IN MANHATTAN!

They're going into a 6000 sf space in the E. Village on the corner of Houston and Avenue A...kinda right up the street from Whole Foods, no?

Honestly, Union Market: your star might be on the rise thanks to Jake Gyllenhaal-n-Tay Tay, but Manhattan? Really? Why not continue your reign of overpriced gourmet dominance in Brooklyn? Your bags were on the cover of US Weekly, yes, but also: GET THE HELL OVER YOURSELVES.

Sheesh.

(via Diner's Journal)