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Thursday
Feb102011

LINKED: junkslope

Further proof that there is now a Tumblr for EVERY-FUCKING-THING, behold: Junk Slope. A visual record of all the shit that people leave out on the streets and stoops of Park Slope.

Of course, ALL I can think as I scroll through the photos is: how many bedbugs are crawling around all that shit??

Thursday
Feb102011

HIPSTER LITTLE MERMAID LEFT THE OCEAN BECAUSE IT WAS TOO CURRENT

Don't call me Ariel, my name is Helvetica.

Via Buzzfeed

Thursday
Feb102011

BREAKING: THERE'S A THEATER IN PARK SLOPE

I've been living in Park Slope for almost five years now. And bitch as I may about the subway buskers, the lack of single folks, and the fact that no one cleans up their dog shit, I'm totally butt crazy in love with this nabe. And just when I think I know everything there is to know about Park Slope, I discover something I've never seen before. Like the other day when I was on an extended dog walk and I stumbled upon a goddamned theater company on 14th Street and 4th Avenue. 

The Gallery Players, they're called, and from the detailed history on their website it looks like they've been around since 1967. Damn. The Players churn out six shows a season, typically on Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. The theater seats a respectable 99 people. Tickets are under $20 ($18 for adults, $14 for kids under 12 and senior citizens). The actors are cast from a mix of professional, Equity performers to unknown locals. There's even a musical theater summer camp for kids (this is Park Slope, after all).

It's kind of pathetic that it's taken me this long to discover that there's an active theater in Park Slope. You'd think by now I would have seen a flyer or something, right? Now that I think of it, there may have been some posters up at Pizza Plus a few years ago that I vaguely remember glancing at. But I never anticipated it would be a legit production--in a REAL theater I could get to without crossing a bridge.

But with all that history and activity, shouldn't there be more buzz about The Gallery Players?

As a guy who often shells out an absurd amount of cash to see a Broadway show, I'm all for having an alternative in the area. Off-Off Broadway has a bad reputation for being notoriously terrible. From the look of it, The Gallery Players have some quality productions on their hands (I'll get the scoop when I head down to catch their production of The Drowsy Chaperone sometime before it closes February 20). 

Am I the last one in Park Slope to find out about this theater? Are you Slopers heading out to see a show on date night and just not telling me? Or do you know and just not care? Spill, people. 

Thursday
Feb102011

V-Day Special Report: Let's Stay Together

Ok, so OBVIOUSLY Valentine's Day wins the award for stupidest holiday on record.

After all the lame red-rose flower deliveries at work, Russel Stover variety packs at at Duane Reade, and grown fucking men on the subway clutching teddy bear mugs with "I love you" helium balloons attached, it's enough to make any sane mofo buy a cubic zee abstinence ring and just call it a goddamned day. And yep: this is coming from someone who's lucky enough to have husband.

So yeah: I srsly feel for anyone who's not paired up on V-day. FIPS CARES! And so we have two suggested solutions for dealing with this v-day crap: immersion and education.

1. Immersion: If you give a shit about flying solo, and wanna meet some other hot-n-sexy single dudes and ladiez, buy a ticket to our upcoming pre-v-day singles dance party on Sunday, February 13. People who met at previous events GOT MARRIED, are still dating, and (duh) got laid. Like a lot. We even have a couple of rounds of speed dating for those of you who are srsly in it to win it (hosted by Jinners from I Heart Nerds fame), an hour of free booze from Solerno,, whoopie pies from Trois Pommes and yep: a gaggle of hot, single FIPS writers on hand who you can try to seduce/trick into liking you. Oh and if you meet someone cool, you won't have to be alone on d-day v-day.

2. Education: Read about some other success stories from our fave bloggers/writers around the interwebz. These people have all managed to find other btchz/bros to pair up with, and they're sharing all their best scoop and advice on how you can do the same.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Feb102011

WHASSUP: Valentine's Day Weekend, Bitches

 *Thursday, February 10: Sexy lessons. Babeland Brooklyn's back with a pre-Valentine's Day massage class to help you spice things up. 7pm at the Bergen Street store, free (and if you mention FIPS, you'll get a free bar of body chocolate. Yep, dreams DO come true!).

*Thursday, February 10: PIZZA at Pete's Pizzabar. So this new joint called Pete's is opening up at 289 Fifth Ave, and apparently they are welcoming folks at random times to taste their new, potentially delcious pizza FOR FREE. Tonight at 7:30pm is one of those random times. So go taste it, report back, and tell those btchz the best way to get some attensh around here is to buy an ad on FIPS (SEE WHAT WE DID THERE??).

*Friday, February 11: V-Day cocktail hour. Babeland and lululemon on Bergen are hosting free hand and foot massages and unveiling "seductive secrets from Babeland Sex Educators." RSVP to brooklyn-showroom@lululemon.com. 6pm.

*Friday, February 11: Dance party. Slice Me Nice is hosting their twice-monthly dance party at The Rock Shop. DJs Brian Blackout and Spoolwork spin. No cover, 10pm. Info.

*Sunday, February 13: V-Day singles bash. Obviously, FIPS and BK Hookup are bringing you lonely singles the best borough party you could ever imagine. Drink specials (plus free booze!), speed dating, matchmaking--and you get to hang with our sexy asses. Get all your info and tickets here, and we'll see you at the Bell House at 7pm.