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Friday
Feb042011

Park Slope Profiles in Courage: Jonathan Safran Foer

The littler and I stalked JSF recently at Sweet Melissa's. He told me he barely washes his jeans let alone irons them. I promised to never call him a pompous ass again if he answered our FIPS interview questions. He gave me his very special and private email address. 

It was a BIG deal, man...a big deal, that is, before SOMEBODY upped the ante on me with that Jake Gyllenhaal sighting on the Q train.

Anyway.

In due time, he emailed me with his answers to my questions. That's when I found myself in a moral dilemma, because I just CANNOT BELIEVE some of these answers.

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Friday
Feb042011

FYI: There Is A Fat-Assed Rabbit At The Prospect Park Zoo

And I'm kind of in love with him.

His name is Herbie, and he's totes into gangster rap. Anyone up for a FIPS field trip to the zoo?

(via PSP Blog)

Friday
Feb042011

Walmart vs. Brooklyn: Joe Holtz Votes for Shop Rite

Wow, I can't believe I actually just watched the live webcast of the City Council Walmart hearing concerning whehter or not they should be allowed to come to  and it was RIVETING. I mean it. It was some really entertaining reality TV. Way better than Erica's beloved Real Housewives.

There was the rabid republican 9/11 union construction worker who played both the 9/11 *and* the Muslim cards in his efforts to sing the praises of Walmart. There were the dudes from the hood who had gone on a Walmart-paid fact-finding mission in Arkansas, and came home saying Walmart is promising to hire all the ex-cons in Brownsville AND send them all to college. And if they don't, TROUBLE, big trouble, "25 to life" kind of trouble. You feelin' me? There was the awesome husband/wife team of city councilman and assembly woman who both spoke eloquently,smartly and specifically against Walmart. And also they called each other "sweetheart" and "love of my life" and shit. 

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Friday
Feb042011

The Gowanus Canal Is So Dirty You Shouldn't Even *Look* At It

On the West Coast of the United States we've got California, the sunny beaches of the Pacific and medical marijuana. Along the West Coast of Park Slope, we've got the chunky shit stream that is the Gowanus Canal.

If you live here, you likely already knew the Gowanus was basically slowly churning green sludge crap and hiding dead bodies. And, yep: the government task force via the EPA has now confirmed this in disgusting, mathematically precise detail.

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Friday
Feb042011

Freddy's Bar Re-Opens in South Slope

Freddy’s, a beloved dive bar shoved out of Dean Street by Bruce Ratner’s dick, gets reborn today in South Slope in the old Ellis bar space at 627 5th Ave (between 17th and 18th).

It joins a friendly little family of bars—literally: the owners of Black Horse, South, Buttermilk, et al. are all best buds and frequent each others’ places...which you might notice if you also liquor up there. It’s really kind of cute. I imagine Freddy’s will do the same, or risk shunning by the in-crowd. The new owners are former employees of the old place, but they’ve got the same name and a lot of the old interior (including the "chains of justice" used in the Atlantic Yards fight).

Anyway, a big old dive party happens today, Friday the 4th, with music, art and probably a lot of people slant rhyming “Bruce” with a female hygienic device.

(via Brooklyn Based)