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Friday
Nov052010

BREAKING: Shake Shack Coming To BK!!?

Please, gawd, let this shit be TRUE.

The Daily News says that its def awn (and goin down at the Fulton Street mall), but then the Brooklyn Heights Blog reports it *may* be on.

But also, are we all still pretending that the Fulton Street mall is really gonna reinvent itself?? Eh fuck it...who cares. As long as I've got a decent place to get a burg, all y'all can go fuck yourselves.

Friday
Nov052010

Bored To Death, That Stolen Sugar Dog, and Why I Heart Jonathan Ames

Okay, I lurve him. I want to sip tea and play like dogs in the surf with him. He's really not my type and I AM married but I am hawt for Jonathan Ames. His mind, anyway.

I must confess that I'm too cheap to shell out for HBO and cannot wrest the clicker away from my beasts long enough to watch anything anyway, thus have never actually watched Bored To Death. So I had to hear it from Sugar's mom during off leash hours at Prospect Park (who had heard it from HER friend), that the whole plot of last week's episode evidently revolved around one of our very own stranger than fiction posts

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Friday
Nov052010

THE VILLAGE VOICE HATES PARK SLOPE, LOVES NEW YORK CITY

The Village Voice recently ran a blog post detailing the 50 best reasons to love living in New York City, which is the sort of article that tends to crop up over and over again.  Like, there's nothing new here, people.  Yeah, we've got live theatre and 450,000 bars.  We all know.  But despite the repetition, we still all read them because, hey, after spending approximately $12 million dollars to live in a studio apartment the size of a handicapped bathroom stall, we need a reminder every now and then of why the fuck we choose to live in this place.

But let's check out #25, shall we?

25. Except in select 'hoods like Park Slope and perhaps the Upper West Side, children are viewed as mysterious beings, rarely sighted and only occasionally understood, like pixies or magical small butlers. Until they scream, in which case, they are banished from the palace.

I mean, I guess it's true, but why you gotta call us out on this crap?  It's like The L magazine all over again.

Friday
Nov052010

Why, Landmarks, Why?

Curbed is covering the re-listing of another nose-bleed inspiring Park Slope manse, this one on Garfield. I do love the broker's description...

Where are extraordinary townhouses designed by the finest architects of their day in all styles built in the 1880s only four miles from Manhattan? A Historic District for over half a century with five-story mansion height restrictions thereby limiting population density and providing views of the clouds and sky? Where the scent of wood-burning fireplaces in the fall and winter months feel like a town in Vermont? Where the air feels cleaner and fresher because of a 585-acre park by Olmsted & Vaux with a 60-acre lake and a 90-acre Long Meadow where sheep grazed after the Civil War, and stunning Botanic Gardens? Without the roar of trucks and buses it feels like going back in time, an oasis chosen by notable figures who could choose to live anywhere.

Pure poetry. 

Now, as it happens, I walk by this very house several times a day and have long wondered how it is that such a butt-ugly front door has gotten by Landmarks. This regency classic also has a monstrous crystal chandelier but that, I can't blame on Landmarks. Fine, maybe it's the house next door but I don't think so. Anyway, the door!!

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Thursday
Nov042010

WHASSUP: Nov 4 and Beyond

I have a ton of crap to do this morning and my browser hates me and won't upload photos, so this one's gonna be limited in its wit and visual appeal. Sounds like some people I know. Check it:

*Thursday-Sunday, Nov 4-7: Comics. KingCon Brooklyn II at the Brooklyn Lyceum. Celebrate comics, meet the nerd of your dreams and indulge in your fanboyish tendencies, not necessarily in that order. Schedule and details here

*Saturday, Nov 6: Beer snobbery. Craft beer meetup at Grab with Dogfish Head. Lotsa beer. Dogfish Head will be there from 12-3, meetup group around 1. Info.

*Saturday, Nov 6: First Saturday. Remember, it's the first Saturday, so the BK Museum is free. Films and lectures happening from 5-11 celebrating the work of Fred Tomaselli. Schedule here.

*Sunday, Nov 7: Marathon. The NYC Marathon's a-comin' straight through Slope, per usual. Catch the action along Fourth Ave all morning (and thereafter for the stragglers). Make FIPS proud.

*Tuesday, Nov 9 (thru Nov 21): Theatre, music, parties. UglyRhino's Micro-Season kicks off on Tuesday. Tons of music and performances, so instead of listening to me prattle on, check the schedule.

*Until Nov 15: Public art installation. Artist Eric Corriel's newest video installation, DUMBO Underwater, is up in DUMBO from sundown to sunrise through November 15. Get info on the (legitimately awesome) project here.

As always, add your shit in the comments.