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Friday
Dec172010

PUNK SLOPE: THISTLE HILL TAVERN ROCKS

At FIPS, we may have ditched our suburban punk roots in favor of a more mainstream lifestyle.  We may have ditched our band t-shirts and studded belts for button-down shirts and pearl earrings.  Our 16-year-old selves are always in the back of our minds screaming, "TRAITOR! YOU FUCKING TRAITOR!" as we're in line at Ann Taylor, buying sensible work slacks.  But we have NOT, I repeat, NOT forgot our roots.

That's why, I was intruiged by NOFX's Fat Mike opening Thistle Hill Tavern in South Slope. 

Would Cokie the Clown be a mainstay?  Are all tequila drinks going to be served with a splash of urine?  SO MANY [POTENTIALLY HORRIFYING] QUESTIONS.

Well, I'm here to report that your fears of getting punked (see what I did there?) at dinner are just about zero.

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Friday
Dec172010

TOTAL MIND FUCK: BROOKLYN THEMED BAR OPENS IN MANHATTAN

photo: Joshua Bright for the NYTIgnore the attempted subway suicides, hop on the train and get your ass into Manhattan. There lies quaint “local” bar The Brooklyneer, full of plentiful goods from our wonderful nabe: Boerum Hill made ricotta, Carroll Gardens canned jam, and Greenpoint Kombucha.

When you’re done vomiting from the thought of Greenpoint-brewed fungi, give a blowjob to the Urban Farmers in your life, because without them the Brooklyneer wouldn’t serve Park Slope’s finest asphyxiated geese plated up with some adorable pickles.

OMG! This bar reminds me of this other bar I know where you can drink tons of beer from the Brooklyn Brewery! it's called the Brooklyn Brewery. Located in fucking Brooklyn.

Apparently, a “Brooklyneer” is someone who admires Brooklyn. I guess not enough to actually live here.

FUCKWADS.

(via NYT)

Thursday
Dec162010

[LINKED] The NYC Nomad & Baby Hard Ons

image: NYT+ Ok, so Gothamist called Ed Casabian a "house hopping hipster" but I hate hipsters...and I srsly liked this dude (he's also single, ladies). But the NYC Nomad, *does* move to a diff part of the city every week and sleeps on people's floors (NYT and Gothamist).

+ South Slope: still not as cool as North Slope, but getting there! (fave line from article: "As many as 80 strollers can be lined up at the armory on any given day...") GAAAAAAH. (WSJ).

+ I'm so glad parents are finally comfortable enough to talk about their kid's boners...it's ridiculous that they have felt stifled all these years! Say it loud and say it proud: my kid's well hung! (STFU Parents).

+ Some great winter dog tips from FIDO. Here's our tip: don't tie your dog up outside of Ace Supermarket...his coat will probs get stolen (FIDO).

+ Speaking of dogz, I'm in love with this blog: A Brooklyn Dog's Life (via @ParkSlopeGossip).

+ A new restaurant called Soigne is opening up in the old Magnolia space on 6th ave and 12th street.Obvs I totally hate the name, but I'll give it a shot cause the couple who's running it looks pretty cute (Park Slope Patch).

+ The Park Slope 100 list came out. Allison was on it, but the rest of it bored me to tears. You? (Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn).

Thursday
Dec162010

FIPS CARES: LOST DOBERMAN

From FIPS reader Arthur:

Just found a really nice Doberman freezing and crying outside my door. 311 isn't really of any assistance in finding his owner, so hopefully Brooklynian will be.

He's young, got a spiked collar on (no tags) wearing a gray and orange/red vest. Super well behaved, seems to like Cheerios.

Please respond if you know who lost this good guy.

HELP!

He found the dog on Eastern Parkway near Franklin Ave in Crown Heights.

And then this update after he went to the vet this morn:

An update, Dobby (as we've taken to calling him) has no RFID chip. I'm making some contacts with more sources for help but if anyone out there happens to be hankering to foster this big guy, it would be a huge help. This time of year is crazy busy, and having a stray dog to look after isn't exactly what my apartment is capable of right now.

Anyone have any info? Recognize the dog? Have room/desire/ability to foster?

This is obviously someone's dog...he's wearing a coat and seems well cared for. Let's get this guy home!

Here's a thread on Brooklynian as well.

Email me at effedinparkslope at gmail dot com if you have any scoop.

UPDATE: Dobby is Mello! And he was reunited with his owner last night!

From Arthur:

"The dog (Mello) was playing with his owner at a tennis court but managed to slip out of the fence.  In the process, his tags became disconnected from him collar and off he went.  His owner was a really nice guy and Mello recognized him immediately... great to see him get so excited to be reunited with his owner.  His owner, Shawn, was very appreciative for everyones help.  Turns out his girlfriend saw the posting on the FIDO site and tracked me down that way.

Thanks again for the help with all of this... great to see the results of combined online efforts!"
Indeed...nice work, team!

Thursday
Dec162010

ALL GEESE GO TO HEAVEN

Remember that night in July when it was really fucking hot and then also hundreds of geese were gassed to death? SO DOES JONATHAN BLUM. He remembers so hard that he busted out his paintbrushes and easel.
So, if you’re tired of looking at the empty wall in your living room and are all, “daym, what should I put up in this be-atch?,” look no further than DEAD GOOSE ART.

photo: Julie Rosenberg for The Brooklyn PaperJonathan says, “To this day, I still am very affected by that slaughter — I can’t even say why. Partly, it was the way it was done, you know, in the middle of the night without any warning…I’m not a lunatic, but doesn’t that just sound so wrong?”

SO WRONG, Jonathan.

The painting, “A Canada Goose Goes to Heaven,” could be yours for $800 big ones, unless it already sold. Which is totally possible. And don’t worry: part of the proceeds go to goose related charities.

(via The Brooklyn Paper)