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Friday
Dec032010

Taylor Swift-n-Jake Gyllenhaal Shop At Union Market

Ok, so like by now we ALL know that Jake-n-TayTay are not boycotting Gorilla Coffee like the rest of us, but also did you know that they shop at Union Market?

FIPS reader David pointed out that this week's US Weekly cover is practically an homage to Park Slope: not only is Taylor carrying her Gorilla Coffee cup, but Jakey Jakey Boom Boom is manhandling a Union Market bag!

I actually went out and bought this mag yesterday after all the bullshit about all the amazing pictures cause I expected to see Jake-n-Tay at Prospect Park, Jake-n-Tay doing a Coop shift, Jake-n-Tay picking up a prescription at Neergard. And NOTHING. I was so friggin pissed off when I opened up the mag and realized it was a bullshit sandwich with extra cheese, I completely missed the cover.

Anyway.

I don't think Park Slope is famous enough, so I'm counting on these two btchz to really take us to the next level.

Friday
Dec032010

Why Are You On My Train?

Buck and Rock from whyareyouonmytrain on Vimeo.

 

I say that phrase to myself in my head, every morn when I get on the Q, mostly because I'm jealous of all the seat hogging motherfuckers already on the train cause I wish I were one of them.

But the two ladies behind the Why Are You On My Train blog seem to have purer motivations: i.e. they just *really* wanna know wtf you're doing on their train...so much so, they'll record all the bullshit you tell them on camera and then post it on their site for all of us to see.

The videos are all kind of fascinating, especially the one above as I SAW THAT DUDE ON MY TRAIN THE OTHER DAY! I feel like singing that stupid "Circle of Life" song from the Lion King right now.

Friday
Dec032010

FIPS Is Almost, Maybe The Best Neighborhood Blog

At least according to a lil ole paper...maybe you guyz have heard of it? THE VILLAGE MOTHERFUCKING VOICE!?

Yep, we've made it to the finals of Village Voice Web Awards, and now its pretty much in God's hands. Or whomever's hands are in charge next Tues at Santos Party House when they give those mofos out.

Pray for us.

And also for these other finalists, cause they all kick ass too:

[BUT NOT AS MUCH AS WE DO!]

[KIDDING!]

[PROBABLY!]

+ Bowery Boogie

+ Ditmas Park Blog

+ New York Shitty

+ EV Grieve

Friday
Dec032010

ASS HOLE I COULDN'T FIND PAPER

Spotted at Seventh Avenue and 6th Street at the ungodly hour of 7:12 this morning. HAPPY FRIDAY, ASS HOLES.
 
Um.
Friday
Dec032010

Prospect Park Gateway May Soon Get Less Uglier

Or not, actually...as they don't even *have* to build this thing. But the Park Slope Civic Council chose a winner of that competition they launched to find a better, less ugly solution for those barricades in front of the park's entrance on 3rd Street.

Ta da!

Jordan Yamada and Zaharoto won with their stone Garden entry (see above).

Though, no offense to those winning dudes, but I think that runner-up #2, "3rd Street Arches" by Ivan Himanen, is way the hell cooler:

No word from the Civic Council if this winning design will actually be implemented, but you should all know that they very much look forward to "exploring it." If I had to make a guess, I'm pretty sure that "exploring it" is code word for doing nothing, but that's just me.

(via Curbed NY)