SUPPORT THESE BUSINESSES!

 

GET F'D ON FACEBOOK

SEARCH
Newsletter Sign-up
GET ON OUR EMAIL LIST IF YOU CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF FIPS
REACH OUR AUDIENCE

GOT A TIP? EMAIL US

Monday
Jan172011

Who Gives A Shit: Atlantic Yards-n-Park Slope

image via Threecee on FlickrOk, so there's been A LOT of talk about Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project. And most of it hasn't been from us, because there are peeps out there doing a way the hell better job covering it. If you wanna catch up on all the details throughout the history of time, click on over to:

+ Atlantic Yards Report

+ Develop Don't Destroy

+ No Land Grab

The downsides of this project have been discussed again and again, and include: eminent domain abuse, fake affordable housing that's not really so affordable, the promise of jobs that can't really be promised cause they are union only jobs, the Frank Gehry brewhaha, etc. For a good summary, check out Atlantic Yards: A Crash Course.

Needless to say, a lot of ppl think this is gonna be bad news bears on multiple fronts.

And yes I know this project is gonna take forever and a fucking day, but since I'm a self-centered bitch, I'm wondering what you ppl think the effects of the Atlantic Yards project will be on THE BEST NEIGHBORHOOD TO LIVE IN NYC: Park Slope. What's gonna happen to us?

An influx of basketball playing residents who want to be closer to the stadium? A worse parking sitch than we already have? Crazy traffic? Plummeting real estate values? Cheaper rents? Nothing? Everything? 

Spill it.

Monday
Jan172011

RUMORS: Does 200 Fifth Have A Mice Problem?

Ok, so this one is, admittedly, a bit of a stretch, but also: you btchz need to be "in the know."

FIPS reader Molly emailed us to share an interesting discovery she recently came across while searching for her wireless network.

You see Molls lives across the street from your favorite sports bar and...well...yours: 200 Fifth. And if you'll notice, amongst the "Falco Camacho Lands," "linksys" and "Library of Babel" wireless networks in Molly's building, someone has taken the time to name their personal wireless network "200 5th has mice."

Which is pretty fucking interesting...or totally and completely meaningless. The choice is yours, really.

I'd also like to give a shoutout to whomever owns the "dlink" wireless network...thanks for keeping shit unlocked, dude. Sharing is caring.

 

Monday
Jan172011

Cheeburger Cheeburger To Take Over Miracle Grill Space

image via Bumpershine

Ok, so either my bitching worked and/or we got shit totally wrong.

Cause is it turns out we are NOT getting another Chinese restaurant in the old Miracle Grill space on 7th ave and 3rd street. Nope, we're getting a Cheeburger Cheeburger!

Fuck.

Now I kinda wish we were getting a-n-o-t-h-e-r Chinese restaurant.

Monday
Jan172011

Steve Buscemi Wins Golden Globe For Boardwalk Empire

image via Only the Blog Knows BrooklynYep, it's true.

Park Slope is the best place to live in NYC AND home to a Golden Globe winner.

Congrats to Park Slope rez and Boardwalk Empire star Steve Buscemi, who won a Best Actor Golden Globe last night for his work on the hit HBO show.

Brooklyn Heights was representin' too when actor Paul Giamatti took home the award for Best Actor in the movie "Barney's Version."

Brooklyn we go hard...IN HOLLYWOOD!

Saturday
Jan152011

Endangered Species Watch?: Slope Smokers

Every time I walk past some lone and lonely smoker standing on their snowy stoop (look at that alliteration), I remind myself to post something. The sightings have gotten so few and far between that I was ready on the basis of this half-assed inFIPStigation to put them on my endangered species list. And that was before Gothamist sent me some data.

According to a new analysis, in 50 years smoking may be as outdated as floppy disks or whale harpooning. Though the research is based on declining rates in Britain, it says just one in five Americans is a smoker, down from one in four a decade ago. And as of 2009, there were just 1 million adult smokers in New York City. Though the number might be higher, as rumors of public shamings have driven many into hiding. Oh crap, did we just give Bloomberg an idea? 

It's gotten so bad for the smokers of Park Slope that I've grown sorry for them. Me...the one who wrote my first real research paper (6th grade, IS 44) on the dangers of cigarette smoking complete with an exhibit jar of my stepmother's water-soaked butts.

Click to read more ...