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Monday
Dec272010

SNOWPOCALYPSE 2010: Stranded on Seventh Ave

If you haven't left your house or taken off your sexy chemise yet today, here are a few schadenfreude pics snapped along Seventh Avenue near 6th Street (courtesy of the man who gave me a stuffed coffee bean for Christmas):

(Behold, my elusive photographic debut on FIPS. That's me making fun of this BMW owner.)

And tough shit for this bus:

Any of you guys with cars get screwed, too?

Monday
Dec272010

Snowpocalypse 2010: Pics Or It Didn't Happen

photo via @ihultquist

photo via @karengerwin

photo via @icelandicody

photo via @TimHall

photo via @superdee

photo via @wideasleepnima

photo via @alextconephoto via @alextconephoto via @iamakittehcouchphoto via @annie5050photo via @iamakittehcouchphoto via @alexaizenbergphoto via @kungfucatphoto via @alexaizenberg

Monday
Dec272010

Snowpocalypse 2010: Open/Closed in Park Slope

IN PARK SLOPE:

+ La Villa = OPEN (though no delivery)

+ Bark = OPEN (YEEEAHHHH BOOYYYYYY!)

+ 7th Ave Donuts = OPEN

+ La Bagel Delight = OPEN

+ Bagel Market = OPEN

+ Trois Pommes = OPEN

+ Prospect Perk = OPEN

+ Little Buddy Biscuit Co.= OPEN

+ 5th Ave Bageltique = OPEN

+ Cafe Regular du Nord = OPEN

+ 'Snice = OPEN

+ Cafe Grumpy = OPEN

+ Gorilla Coffee = OPEN

+ Cousin John's Cafe & Bakery = OPEN

+ Dizzy's = OPEN *but with no waiters, however, they said "we'll figure it out!"

+ Fifth Avenue Diner = OPEN *but not much staff so they're not sure how long they'll be open. Delivery ain't happenin.

+ Key Food, 7th Ave = OPEN

+ Key Food, 5th Ave = OPEN

+ Union Market = OPEN

+ TEA LOUNGE = OPEN

+ Crespella = OPEN

+ Lobo = OPEN

+ Connecticut Muffin = OPEN

+ Union Hall (at 4pm) = OPEN

+ The Pie Shop (Windsor Terrace, but still) = OPEN

+ Purity = CLOSED

+ Park Cafe = CLOSED

+ Blue Apron = CLOSED (they're always closed on Mondays, so don't think they're pussies)

(more coming)

ELSEWHERE

+ I'm particularly enjoying the City Room's liveblog of the Blizzard (NYT's City Room). NYT = OPEN

+ JFK, Newark and Laguardia are out of commission until 4pm today. AIRPORTS = CLOSED

+ Subways are mostly fucked. Every line has delays and seems to barely be running...oh except in Manhattan. So I mean Brooklyn subways are mostly fucked. (MTA.info) SUBWAYS = KINDA CLOSED

+ LIRR has service suspended in both directions (MTA.info) LIRR = CLOSED

+ Staten Island Ferry is in it to win it! FERRY = OPEN

+ Metro North Rail: "temporarily suspended on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines in both directions while we inspect track and switches in the Bronx." (MTA.info) METRO NORTH = CLOSED

Stay tuned for more, btchz

Monday
Dec272010

Snowpocalypse 2010: The Christmas Edish

image via @ihultquist

Are you ppl still alive this morn?

I think I am, but I'm not totally sure.

By my count it looks like we got like 18 milion inches of snow accumulation overnight.

Also, IT THUNDERSNOWED!

And snowed right the fuck inside the subway stations! As in multiple subway stations!

I attempted to document the snowfall every hour with a shot of my fire escape on twitter.

And it's probably still snowing right now!? But I'm not sure, cause I'm blogging from under my covers!

Send cookie dough pls.

Monday
Dec272010

Dog's Den Closed By NYC Marshal

image: Here Is Park SlopeAfter some crazy Kennel cough outbreak, Dog's Den has apparently been seized, shut down by the NYC Marshal (whatever the hell that is), and is now for rent.

Back when we first moved to Park Slope several years ago, we needed a daycare solution for Oliver and Dog's Den had just opened. It was sort of the only game in town, and the facilities looked pretty OK, so we started sending him there. But we quickly realized that the place sucked a gigantic dizzle.

Here's some reasons why:

  • It didn't take long for the place to start smelling like a piss factory...on a hot day in the middle of summer....during the middle of a piss storm. It was never ever ever never clean in there. 
  • They had a "puppy cam" that was supposed to allow you to watch your dog every day. First they told me it would only work with PC's...then I heard it was "broken." It pretty  much stayed that way for the duration of our time going there (8 mos or so).
  • One day when I was picking up Oliver I was privy to an "interview" meeting that the owner was having with a potential new employee. Why the eff he felt it appropriate to conduct this meeting in front of me, I do not know. The dude did not ask this person what his experience with animals was, how he felt about animals, if he was a pet owner. He basically just emphasized that it was a minimum wage job and "not very much fun." This attitude was very evident with most of the employees who (with the exception of one or two) were not people who were there because they loved dogs...they were just there cause they needed a paycheck.
  • I go to pick up Oliver one night and they bring him up to me with a bloody cut on his nose. I ask what happened and they tell me that "Oliver got into it" with one of the other dogs. We've had Oliver for 9 years now, and had never once have seen O-town "get into it" with any other dog. They didn't really have much more of an explanation. He looked to me at the time like he needed stitches so we took him to vet (for an emergency after hours appt, thank you very much). As it turned out, he didn't need stitches, but he does now have a permanent scar from the incident, ruining his chances forever at a John Casablancas modeling contract.

It was soon after that we decided WE'RE NEVER STEPPING FOOT INTO THAT HELL HOLE AGAIN.

How rad would it be if some responsible, conscientious, Doggie Daycare owners took the place over, changed the name, cleaned it the fuck up and turned it into a rad Doggie Daycare facility?? Cause the Slope desperately needs one and I'm pretty sure that with all the dogs around here, it could make about a billion dollars.

(via Here Is Park Slope)