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Thursday
Aug052010

WHO GIVES A SHIT: Park Slope Crushes?

A very, very important topic of conversation for you this Thursday morning: Do you have any weird/irrational neighborhood crushes?

I'll admit I have a shameless schoolgirl thing for one of the guys at my bike shop on 9th Street (deliberately omitting the specifics), and a buddy of mine has the hots for the dark-haired girl who tries to seduce people into Istanbul Park around 7 p.m. nightly.

So, out yourselves: Who does it for you? The chick who gives you your AM pastry at Colson?  Your bodega guy? BREEDERS, you are encouraged to get on this, too (though it's not like you have any shame, anyway).  As always, stealth-anon mode enabled in comments, in case you fear for your identity.

Wednesday
Aug042010

WHASSUP: Pie! Tonight! Pie!

In case you need a reason to drag your ass into a bar tonight, The Gate's giving you a good one: Their first annual Pie Bake-Off is happening tonight at 7 p.m.  It's being judged by locals Four & Twenty Blackbirds, so bust out your best last-minute delicacy, or head over to watch people gorge themselves.

We're told that beer goes with pie, and The Gate is determined to prove it to you.  Let us know if you head over and find out.

And, as long as we're talking about shit going on, here are two more things happening tomorrow night, Thursday, August 5:

*Reading series.  Gelf Magazine's Varsity Letters event happens in DUMBO.  Features authors Beth Raymer, Paul Solotaroff and Joseph E. Wallace. Infoz here.  'Tis free.

*Art opening.  Non-Native New York opens at de Castellane Gallery on Atlantic Avenue, and they'd like you to party with them from 6-9.  Details on the exhibit here (it sounds pretty rad, actually), plus location.

 That's probably your WHASSUP for the week in lieu of your Thursday update, unless something epic is happening that I don't know about.  In which case, email our asses or comment away.

Wednesday
Aug042010

BREAKING: Old Blockbuster on Flatbush to be a Toys 'R' Us Express

A tip from Ms. I Swear I'm on a Blog Vacation herself: The old Blockbuster Video location on Flatbush Avenue is turning into a Toys 'R' Us Express.  Apparently, they're already stocking the shelves.

Besides the fact that this is only going to make that strip of Flatbush incredibly uglier, the real question at hand is this: What the hell is a Toys 'R' Us Express?  Is this like a Park Slope-tailored expedited buy-another-fucking-gift-for-another-fucking-baby-shower service?  Because if it is and it'll save us all hours, I'll forgive the fact that isn't another Franny's. 

Thoughts, gang?

Wednesday
Aug042010

Why Doesn't This Man Move to Park Slope?

Okay, I know this is a stretch but I love this man.

I think we should invite winnebago dude to the next FIPS event.

Tuesday
Aug032010

Why Does Apple Hate BK?

Speaking of laptops, it's official. Apple has dissed Brooklyn. Despite the fact that Park Slope alone must account for the highest per capita Apple product ownership in the fucking world, Apple won't build a gorgeous glass-enclosed shrine anywhere in our borough. 

We're not gentrified enough.

Despite the entreaties of Marty Markowitz (or maybe because of them?), Apple's not biting. 

As a Marty insider told me last week, while ignoring my request for a list of top international freebie junkets staffers were pissed not to have gone on, "BK's mom and pop strips don't appeal to them." And Fulton Mall is still a little too ghetto. Actually, what said staffer said was worse but not for attribution.

I personally am pissed. Staten Island gets an Apple Store but we don't?

All we get is that crap ass Mac Support Store?

Why not give them Modells/PC Richard by the Atlantic Center Mall by eminent domain? That site cries out for a fancy glass building!

What do you think?