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Wednesday
May262010

Does This Count As White Collar Crime?

Thanks for the parking tip, Amber!!!

Do you think it will work for White Collar, the latest in a long line of production crews to map off a five-block radius around my building?

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Wednesday
May262010

Time Warner: You Suck, Part XVIII

Is it too much to ask for my pay per view to actually work when I really, really need it.

My little turtledove was up early this morning (read: 2:30!!!!!), barfy and stoic. She's really a pro at this point. I've never seen anybody throw up as efficiently or prolifically as my first grader. Could she be bulemic? At seven? Nah. But she is sick, poor dear.

And now we're going to have to miss that field trip to the food coop this afternoon. Too bad, so sad!

Anyway, despite having paid a $10,000 monthly bill to Time Warner just last week, I'm apparently maxed out for pay-per-view.

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Wednesday
May262010

New South Slope Dog Run

photo: BrownstonerThis one will be way the hell too far my N. Slope'd ass, but it looks a new dog park might be coming to 18th Street and 6th Ave!

"The group South Slope Dog — started by Pamela Brown "after being inspired to do something to improve our community at the inauguration of President Obama" — scored a major victory last week when Community Board 7 approved its petition to turn a portion of the "pocket park" abutting Prospect Expressway into a dog run. As long as they get the okay from the Parks Department, as early as this week, the roughly 3,000-square-foot path of fenced-in grass bounded by the Prospect Expressway, 18th Street and Sixth Avenue will be officially set aside for unleashed canines."

Dog park...Obama...goddammit this story is ripe for making fun of.

(via Brownstoner)

Tuesday
May252010

Again With The Mission Dolores Noise

photo: Jacqueline Wasilczyk for ZagatWe had quite a spirited discussion on FIPS a few weeks ago regarding the noise levels at new bar Mission Dolores (and/or the potential stupidity levels of anyone who decided to make their home along 4th Ave). Angry neighbors were drafting signs encouraging residents to call 311, and now comes news of a Community Board Meeting:

"For anyone affected by the noise coming from Mission Dolores, there will be a meeting of Community Board 6 on Monday May 24th at 6:30PM. The meeting will take place at the Community Board 6 District Office, 250 Baltic St between Court and Clinton Streets."

Again, I say r'uh r'oh. Things didn't go so well with Hotel Le Bleu and their noise complaint sitch with 4th Avenue residents over that ridiculous "game changing" roof bar they had for awhile, so it will be interesting to see how this one shakes out.

Anyone go?

Tuesday
May252010

[COFFEE WARS] NO, NOT GORILLA...Café REGULAR

image via: Adventures in Renovating a Brooklyn LimestoneNow that all is back to normal at Gorilla Coffee, it's time to shift our focus back to the family feud that erupted way back when at Café Regular. Just to refresh your mems: there was some sort of eruption that resulted in brothers Richard and Martin (who Grub Street refers to as a "legendarily sarcastic wizard of the espresso machine) parting ways with their sister Anne.

Welllllll.

It now seems is if Martin is opening up his OWN damn coffee spot in the former Pink Pussycat Boutique space on 5th Ave, btwn 4th and 5th streets...at least according to some poster on Brooklynian.

In other coffee related news: our Keurig arrived and was waiting for us when we got back from the airport last night!!! I haven't removed it from the box, but I'm so fucking excited I can barely contain myself.