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Thursday
Sep302010

BREAKING: LA TAQUERIA DUNZO

photo: BrownstonerWell, if you don't belive in the careful, fragile balance of the universe, clearly your ass hasn't taken a look around Park Slope recently. Because apparently there is a new mutant force in play in our neighborhood and it works like this: for every new restaurant, one must close. The latest victim: La Taqueria.

From FIPS reader Ben:

"Walked by La Taq [yesterday] morning on 7th Ave. and there's a sign in the window saying the restaurant/bar part is closing for good. The takeout area will remain open. I wonder if the costs of keeping up with the Department of Health got to them? Hear anything about this one?"

And here's the thread on Brooklynian. Never ones to disappoint, the Brooklynian posters delved right on into attacking the owners, and then fighting over whether or not attacking the owners was "harsh" or not. Goddammit I love that site.

Anyway.

Au revoir, La Taq! (kinda!)

Wednesday
Sep292010

Bus Pass

Let's have a moment of silence for the poor, benighted bus drivers of Brooklyn. 

Because, if you think your job (or lack thereof) sucks, it seems to me that of all the thankless professions in our great city, driving a city bus has got to rank way up there at the moment.

Just in time for cutbacks, I've become a regular on the 5th Ave bus and, man, it's full of teeming masses. 

According to real news reports (the Daily News, anyway), bus drivers are taking it in the chin for the MTA's sucky service. 

Wednesday
Sep292010

Jonathan Safran Foer's Boring New Yorker Q&A

HEY!  Wanna read some of the most boring Q&As on the planet? 

Look no further than The New Yorker's 20 Under 40 Fiction Q&As!  Our BK homeboy was featured as one of the 20. Having trouble falling asleep? Just read a few of these interviews with pretty much any of these smug dbags.

All aboard the sleepytown express!  

Tuesday
Sep282010

The Mama Rosa Hate Parade

photo: Jacqueline Wasilcyzk for Zagat BuzzOk, so me, Greg-n-Foreign Dude went to Mama Rosa on Sat night for dinner...we were excited, and smiling, and genuinely hoping to find a new fave Park Slope spot. I swear.

Instead, I found another place to add to my growing list of "Places that Can Go Fuck Themselves Right In Their Fucking Faces."

Before I get into, I should say that the food was mostly pretty good. Not life changing or anything, but good. If you don't care about anything else, then stop reading and move right along to baby fucking baboons or something. If not, buckle your seatbelts, cause I swear I couldn't make any of this up if I tried.

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Tuesday
Sep282010

Prison Yard Potluck: PS 321 Throws a Mean Party

Yes, complete with prison matrons, 30' high chain link and tethered inmates, last Friday night's bi-annual family potluck always puts me in mind of hanging out in the yard at Riker's. Not that I've actually ever done that!

While you kid-frees were waiting in vain for your avocado appetizer or sipping Martinis on a Friday night, people like Anna Klinger of Al Di La were running a gauntlet of overdressed salads and tuna casserole.

Apparently, you either love this shit or you hate it. Where would you fall?

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