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Friday
Jan072011

Get Fresh Table & Market Is Now Juventino

Also, they now serve booze (owner emailed me to let me know).

CHHHHANNNNNGGES. Turn and face the change.

Get Fresh Juventino
370 5th Avenue (btwn 5th & 6th streets)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
(718) 360-8469

Friday
Jan072011

'The Next Station Stop Is Grand Army Plaaaaaz-UH"

image via wallyg on FlickrI've been riding the 2/3 train several times a week for more than three years now, and somehow, I've never noticed that the chick whose recorded voice makes the announcements pronounces "plah-zuh" as "PLAAAZ-uh." It sounds like she's saying "plasma" without the "m."

Am I the only one who finds this very fucking weird??

I mean, I'm not one of those douchebags who actually says shit like "meh-i-co" for Mexico, but isn't plaza generally pronounced with a soft "ah"?

Here's what I'm talkin about...Fast Forward to about 7:55 (NOTE THIS WHOLE VIDEO IS STUPID AND BORING AND IF YOU WATCH IT ALL YOU WILL BE ANGRY AT ME LIKE THE COMMENTERS BELOW WHO DIDN'T FOLLOW DIRECTIONS):

Thursday
Jan062011

Park Slope Assholery: Cave Dwellers Part 2

From FIPS reader Chris:

Way back in July FIPS contributor Allison took note of a certain dirt-laden monstrosity of a city dumpster that was taking up precious asphalt outside some fancy Brownstone on Carroll St. For at least two and half years! At the time she reasoned that some rich old coot was steadily digging his way to China.

Well it turns out 15th St has been home to its very own renegade, shanty-town dumpster for the better part of 2010.


I actually remember the thing getting towed onto the block nearly 7 months ago. It was during the summer and throughout many weeks I witnessed several Hispanic laborers tossing trash into its over sized confines, only to sit untended to this very day covered with a blue tarp, where piles of snow, black trash bags, and random furniture have steadily accumulated since city sanitation shut down after last week’s shit storm.


So to whom does this yellow waste of space belong? Squatting hipsters under cover of darkness? Perhaps some d.i.n.k. couple hoarding valuable real estate? And how long will it be before 15th Streeters can once again use the space effectively to not drive their car all week?

Well if Carroll St. is any indication we’ll be acquainted with ol' yellow for some time.

Hmm...How does one even find out who dumpsters belong to? And are they given time limits for parking these mofos on the street? How does that shit work?

Thursday
Jan062011

Who Gives A Shit: Is The Park Slope Food Coop Worth It?

image via @SdiddyBKLYNOh man. While blogging mostly sucks a dizzle, sometimes the universe just drops a jucy little somethin somethin into your lap as if to say: YOU CAN DO IT. DON'T GIVE UP, OLD BLOGGER, OLD PAL! EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE OK!

And this Brooklynian thread is exactly wtf I'm talking about.

Some Park Slope newb is just wondering: is it worth it to join the Park Slope Food Coop??

And while I loved the shit outta all the responses and found a link to a fucking treasure trove of old Coop rants that could keep me busy for days, this is the first time I've ever seen a mathematical formula developed that will tell you once and for all whether or not it's worth your time to join to Food Coop.

I, for one, take a time value of money perspective. The value of my free time (in this case, the value of doing something other than a coop shift) is more valuable to me than the value the coop presents in terms of sense of community, locally sourced high quality food and attractive prices (there might be others) less the hassle factor. The hassle factor includes the things commonly mentioned by coop members as being drawbacks such as the high traffic during peak shopping times, keeping up with shifts, dealing with an unprofessional volunteer staff (again - there may be others).

If you can quantify the variables I've mentioned, you can create a formula. Where T(v) = Time value, B = value you place on the benefits, and H = value you place on the hassles. If T(v) is greater than B-H, then you should not join.

Hats off to Brooklynian commenter Jamzer for that one. While I switched my college major to avoid a math requirement, this is the kind of math problem I can't get behind.

Thursday
Jan062011

Did Park Slope Ruin Taylor and Jake's Relationship?

Cause Gothamist seems to think so.

And you know what: I think they might be on to something!

Cause Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift looked pretty fucking happy together!

But it's true: Park Slope is not the sort of place you come for a casual relationship. Cause for reals: there are babies crawling ALL OVER this joint! Everyone is married! Everyone has a dog! All you see everywhere you look are the building blocks of serious, committed, LIFE LONG relationships.

And even if you're not quite ready to talk about all this shit, how can you not?? IT'S EVERYWHERE. By default Park Slope takes any relationship up like 4-5 points on the serious scale. I mean, all you gotta do is just say "I live in Park Slope" and that basically just sends a message that you're ready to become a baby making factory.

Le sigh.

I'm sorry Jake-n-Taylor...Park Slope let you down.