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Thursday
Dec302010

Astronomical Kid Successfully Working The MILF Angle

How there has not yet been a post on Park Slope Parents about this, I don't know. 

A few weeks ago, The Village Voice shockingly nominated our asses as one of the best local blogs (only to completely skip over the category during their award ceremony and not even announce a winner...but I digress).

However, the evening was, by no means, considered a loss because I was introduced to this fly assed 14-year-old Brooklyn rap prodigy: Astronomical Kid. And Astronomical kid is so amazingly wonderful in so many ways, I can't even enumerate them here on the blog because there isn't enough room (and yes, I'm totally 100% fucking serious, ppl).

Needless to say, his hit song "Stop Looking at My Mom" is one of the best things I've ever heard in my life.

"Just cuz I'm a shorty, don't think I won't do you no harm."

If I can afford him, this dude will TOTALLY be performing at our next FIPS event. Please go download his shit on itunes immeds.

Thursday
Dec302010

Snowpocalypse 2010: ONE. LAST. POST

Anyone totally fucking sick of this blizzard yet? Cause I sure as hell am.

I noticed that some side streets in Park Slope were finally plowed as of last night, and although the neighborhood is still a fucking war zone, I think it might be time to move on. I can't promise anything, but I'm hoping that this is our LAST Snowpocalypse of 2010 post E-V-E-R.

This pic above is actually from Bay Ridge at 3rd Ave and 91st street, but I think we should all take a moment to applaud the Brooklyn citizen who took the time out of there snowpacalypsed day to not only pen this fine note to the douchebag who left their car in the middle of a one way street (without even bothering to push it off to the side), but also used some packing tape to ensure that the thing didn't blow away in the wind.

Pissed off Bay Ridge stranger, we salute you!

Wednesday
Dec292010

Anne Hathaway: Newest Park Slope Celeb?

image: Jeff Vespa/WireimageMove over Jake-n-Maggie Gyllenhaal! Watch out Johns! (Turturo, Hodgman)..and step back Steve Buscemi!

Park Slope has a new celeb in town: Anne Hathaway!

Last week, all the blogs were talking about how Anne was moving in with her Hipster boyfriend Adam Shulman into his BK apartment. Then she was spotted at the Brooklyn Flea. Well, an industrious FIPS reader, @sDiddyBKLYN, did a property search, tracked down Shulman's records, and uncovered this little nugget: THEY'RE LIVING IN PARK SLOPE!

Well, kinda.

Their address is *right* on the border of Park Slope and might technically be considered Gowanus, but fuck it: we're going with the Park Slope angle!

Welcome, Anne!

FYI, It's rully, rully hard to get into the Park Slope Food Coop orientation meetings right now, so maybe Mags can make a call for you? Until then, see you at Union Market!

(via Brownstoner)

Wednesday
Dec292010

Who Gives A Shit DAY TWO: Has Your Brooklyn Street Been Plowed?

18th St & 5th Ave...untouched (image via @nataliegallops)Ok, ppl time to find out ah-gain! Was your street visited by the snow plow fairies last night?

Can you walk two feet without falling and breaking a hip?

Greg and decided to walk to dinner last night...we went down Union Street and then made a left on 5th Ave. Holy shitballs! None of the side streets that we passed were even remotely plowed. Like it didn't even look like a snow plow had even attempted to make it's way through even once!

If our rich, white neighborhood isn't even getting plowed then the rest of BK must be TOTALLY fucked. Too bad our Mayor is Bloomberg and not Cory Booker.

Jus sayin.

Wednesday
Dec292010

I Survived The Blizzard, And All I Got Was A Stinkin' MTA Fare Hike?

Yep, folks...it's that time again.

Even though you can barely march your ass through our non-plowed BK streets to even get to the subway, and once you get there who knows if the train will even be running, but STILL! IT'S TIME FOR A FARE HIKE!

As of Thursday, December 30, 2010:

  • your monthly metro card will jump from $89 to $104 (a 17% increase)
  • weekly 7 day passes will jump from $27 to $29
  • single rides will jump from $2.25 to $2.50

Congrats to everyone! And by everyone I mean the MTA! Cause the rest of us are fucked!

(via Gothamist)