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Wednesday
Mar242010

Yo, Prospect Park: Stephen King Is Calling, and He Wants His Creepy, Mysterious Animal Butchery Storyline Back

photo: Brooklyn PaperChicken heads, necks, and bloody piles of entrails....its just another beautiful day at Prospect Park.

Some freaky deaky shit is apparently going down in our lovely park, and no one knows who (or what) is responsible. But lately its been looking a hell of a lot like a Pet Cemetary...or a ritualistic crime scene.

And someone(thing) keeps piling all the guts and gore up in pretty much the exact same spot in the SW corner of the park near the lakebed:

“Everybody wants to feed the ducks, and there are chicken heads floating around. They need to come and rake this stuff out.” “Maybe [the intestines] could be left over from a voodoo or Santeria ritual?” said another park goer.

AYFKMWTS?

Dub tee eff, people?

(via Brooklyn Paper and Gothamist)

Wednesday
Mar242010

Who Gives A Shit [Motherhood Editon]: Babies Are Better than Prozac or Oppressive?

French author Elizabeth Badinter unleashes some parenting ideas that I think Allison is gonna srsly dig in her book The Conflict, The Woman and the Mother.

She's a smoking, drinking, 66-year-old mother of three, and she pretty much feels like momz these days need to take a serious fucking chill pill:

"You don't enter a religious order when you have children. Today, we're told we're not allowed to smoke, to eat unpasteurised cheese or seafood or even to a drink a glass of wine when we are pregnant. It's time to stop all that."

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Mar242010

Guvnor's Vintage Thrift: It's On [Preview Party on Friday!]

Park Slope is about to get a brand new Thrift Store: Guvnor's.

Ok, fine, it's not quite *brand* new as this spot is actually the new fangled version of Monkey Whistles & Motor Bikes which was next door, but its gonna be new to me, so I think it still counts. Here's the scoop from their site:

Guvnor's Vintage Thrift is a new, 1,900 square foot store in Park Slope, Brooklyn, which will carry a bevy of vintage and good quality, second hand clothing and housewares for ladies, gents, tots, pets, & home. We'll offer BUY/SELL/TRADE services, on-site tailoring, customer rewards programs, & more. We're slated to open at the end of this month. We'll offer a performance stage, roof deck, DJ booth, "Secretary of Hospitality," and lots of other exciting features.

They're having a gala opening this Friday at 7pm and they claim that they've bee saving all sorts of good shit for a solid year so that they could offer it for sale at their preview. There's going to be DJ's, burlesque performances, and booze, but you have to get your name on the invite list first.

Honestly, any place that is NOT Beacon's Closet pretty much automatically gets my stamp of approval, so I'm def gonna check this place out (also they have an adorable store mascot named Dottie, so yeah...I'm in fer sure).

Guvnor's Vintage Thrift
178 Fifth Avenue
(Between Sackett & Degraw in Park Slope)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-230-GUVS(4887)
GuvnorsNYC.com

Wednesday
Mar242010

Whassup?

*All three NYC Water Taxi beaches (i.e. beaches for poor people) are reopening this Spring (Newyorkology).

* Smartmom is officially changing her name to "Crazy Lady." Unfortunately "Crazy Lady" still talks about herself, her family, her neighbors, and EVERYONE she knows in the third person (OTBKB).

*Someone broke into Los Politos on 5th Ave. But they couldn't get into the cash register, so they just stole beer (yes really) (Brooklyn Paper).

*Our invite to Norah Jones' pool party must be lost in the mail (Curbed).

*Ok, true confessions: I officially have deck envy (Brick Underground).

*Hopefully you don't take the bus from Downtown Brooklyn to Manhattan...cause all those mofos are about to be cut (McBrooklyn).

Tuesday
Mar232010

So Apparently That New "Secret" Restaurant Behind Loki Lounge is a Steakhouse: Benchmark

So says, Gothamist.

You can choose from 5 different cuts of steak, and of course the meat is pasture raised and locally sourced (I mean, wtf do you think it would be? This IS Park Slope). Also they are planning to build an "aging room" for in-house cured meats and sausages.

Chef Ryan Jaronik (formerly of Monkey Town in Williamsburg) is rockin it out in the kitchen.

Ok, so I'm officially intrigued.

Also, this seems like as good a spot as any to bring up a pet peeve of mine: why in the fuck do you people who get your meat well done even EAT meat? What is the point?

Personally, I think that anything beyond medium is pushing it a bit too far (and I like to go rare or medium rare), but when you head into the medium well/well done zone, that shit doesn't even taste like meat anymore!?

Anyway.

Yeah: Benchmark...it's open for dinner (brunch is coming soon).

[Anyone tried it??].