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Wednesday
Dec082010

Park Slope Food Coop Walkers: Awkward Conversations 101

Should I be giving a holiday tip to my Food Coop walker dude(tte) this season, you think?

'Cause even you hardened haters have got to admit that the Food Coop's little home delivery service is not too shabby (btw, I can't seem to stop singing the Chanukkah Song). Anyway, I want to personally thank the Food Coop for not leaving me with my broken down shopping cart and letting me borrow theirs.

It's one of the few benefits of living in the belly of the beast: a privilege for those who live in a five block radius (or is it 10?). Anyway, you're fucked if you live in Crown Heights.

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Tuesday
Dec072010

HELP THIS CHICK FIGURE OUT WHAT TYPE OF BIZ TO OPEN IN PARK SLOPE!

Look, this is the stuff that dreams are made of, ppl.

From Yelp:

"Good morning everyone. I am looking to open up a food establishment in Park Slope on 7th Ave. (I know 7th is long but I cannot give you the exact location yet). I want to hear from you about what you think the avenue needs. We want to make this a place that most Park Slopers will enjoy. Any insight, comments, would be greatly appreciated. PS we are doing this for you!!!

Please respond to this post!"

--Michelle Z.

Ok, first of all lady: look here.

Second of all, thanks for asking! I'll go first and put my hat in the ring for: PIZZA PLACE! OR BAGEL SHOP!

K-I-D-D-I-N-G.

Ok, I want either: a Chopt style salad place or Korean Fried Chicken. But as I'm guessing Michelle Z. from Yelp isn't Korean, I'll stick with a Chopt knock off (and don't skimp on the chopping of the salad! This is key!)

What say you guys?

(via Yelp)

Tuesday
Dec072010

Vote For Us: Campaigning for Curbed's Best Neighborhood of 2010

Yes, I know. I'm a hypocrite. But the minute I saw this little post about Curbed's Annual Best Neighborhood contest, my mission in life became winning the recognition for Park Slope that I'm not entirely sure we really deserve (but I want anyway).

This is our now, people.

Yes, we kind of suck a lot of the time, but an argument could be made (better by somebody else than me) that Park Slope IS the best neighborhood in this benighted cesspool of a glorious city. 

So, can we bring it, folks?

Harness the power of our talent for self-promotion and do what we need to do to win this thing. 

 

"This year the Curbed Cup will return to its bracket-style, 16-neighborhood format, and the selection committee needs input before the seeding is set. Think a certain neighborhood should make the big dance? Tell us why! The best arguments will be used to help sway fellow Curbed Cup voters once the contest kicks off. You can state your case in the comments on this post, or e-mail us your nominations."

I think we can.

I know we can.

I mean, I know for sure we're a damn site better than that little hipster upstart, Williamsburg, even if they are hosting the International Dreidel Spinning World Championships tonight (this is a lie; i don't remember when it is). We're cool too! Sometimes! Well, not often. But occasionally!

Come on laptopistan, click and comment like your (quality of) life depends on it. FIPS Cares!

Hearts and minds, people, hearts and minds.

Tuesday
Dec072010

New Spin Studio, Cycle Bar, To Open In The Slope

Ok, so we can officially cross one thing off of our "should be in the Slope but isn't" list: a spin studio!

Cycle Bar, located at 274 Fifth Ave, between Garfield & 1st is going to offer 45-minute, 60-minute and 90-minute spinning classes

“I’m a runner, and I started cycling more seriously when I got bored of running,” says Lisa Craig, Cycle Bar’s co-owner. “There are so few cardio options in Park Slope. There are lots of yoga and Pilates studios, and we have the big gyms. But we view this boutique-fitness model as the antidote to the big gym experience.”

Classes are either $27 (for 45 or 60 mins) or $30 (for 90 mins) but if you buy a multi-class package, you'll get a discount...AND they'll even loan you spinning shoes. An open house is currently scheduled for the weekend of Dec. 18th, and you can find way more info on their site.

Before I had such a fat ass, I actually used to go spinning every day and I totally loved it. Maybe this is a sign that I should try again? I mean, I have great health insurance, so if I have a heart attack, I won't be sweatin it! (pun totally intended).

(via Well + Good NYC)

Tuesday
Dec072010

I Can't Fucking Believe it: NYC Doesn't Even Make Most Obscene City List

I was shocked and appalled to read that New York isn't even close to being the country's most potty-mouthed city. Business Insider has taken to doing an annual survey of the nation's top ten obscene burgs by typing George Carlin's seven dirty words into Google Trends and scoring the cities that come up. Their list:

1. Ashburn, VA. Huh? "The 90,000-person suburb was in the news recently as the hometown of Farooque Ahmed, who was charged with assisting in planning a terrorist attack on D.C.'s metro system."

2. Tampa, FL

3. Herndon, VA. The little city that could, "Herndon was one of the two cities to place in six of the seven top ten lists. This D.C. suburb placed number one on last year's list."

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