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Monday
Jul262010

Memorial Service For Fallen Raccoon?

As we all learned last Friday, raccoon crime sprees are all too common in our sleepy little nabe. Just when you think you're immune, you too might wake up to find the decapitated head of a raccoon peeking out of your silverware drawer. NO ONE IS SAFE.

However, we can't gloss over the fact that a raccoon *did* lose its life. And now its baby is motherless, and likely facing a lifetime of hardship and "yo momma is SOOO DEAD" jokes.

And I'm just a little confused because I didn't receive any emails over the weekend about any planned memorial services or candlelight vigils?? Anyone? Hello?

The murdered geese get 200 people (including police and local politicians) at a planned memorial, but the lone rebellious raccoon dies alone?

You disappoint me, Park Slope.

Monday
Jul262010

Bussaco Is Closed

Remember when there were rumors about Jen Aniston and Brad Pitt breaking, up and shit started appearing in US Weekly? But still we were all like "naw....it can't be true!?" And then it *was* true and you were all like: I TOLD YOU SO! WHY DIDN'T YOU LISTEN TO ME??

Right, so as of Friday night, Bussaco is closed. Which is approx 5 mos after the "Bussaco is closing" rumors began (which is actually pretty impressive).

Not sure what went wrong there, but that place was pretty much always empty. I live approx 1 block away and I had only been there once....considering how fucking lazy I am, that's pretty telling. I hope another fab restaurant gets in there pronto, b/c it really is a great space.

Friday
Jul232010

ATTACK OF THE RACCOONS

Are you afraid of burglars? Rapists? Roving gang members? Well, save it, cause what allll your asses REALLY should be worrying about is A MOTHERFUCKING RACOON BREAKING INTO YOUR MOTHERFUCKING APARTMENT AND HAVING A BURNING MAN STYLE RAVE IN YOUR MOTHERFUCKING KITCHEN.

T-R-U-T-H.

I thought this shit was fake too, ppl, it was so hard to believe. But after several emails back-and-forth with FIPS reader Jon and his friend Toby (who lives right smack in downtown Park Slope), I too am a believer.

Here's what went down (according to Toby):

I live on the 3rd and 4th floors of a duplex brownstone. The kitchen is on the 3rd floor and 
my cousin sleeps on that floor. My daughter and I sleep upstairs.

 My cousin has a small dog and closes her door at night--her air conditioner was on full blast, so 
she didn't hear anything.

 When she woke up and opened the door to the kitchen, she saw our 
silverware drawers out, silverware all over the floor along with oatmeal
 and other detritus. She thought we'd had a regular burglary until she 
spotted the raccoon head sticking out of the back of the silverware 
drawer.

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Thursday
Jul222010

WHASSUP: July 22-28

Shitty Kitty.

Okay, here's the deal.  We're going to try to make WHASSUP posts a weekly thang spanning each week from Thursday to the following Wednesday, because I decided that was arbitrarily fitting.  You can email us with stuff happening in the Slope, but also get yourselves in the habit of posting your own goings on that don't come in on time in the comments.  And I'm still waiting for a party invite, FYI.

WHASSUP this week:

*Thursday, July 22: Rogue cartooning.  The minds and pens behind Shitty Kitty invite you to flex your mediocre artistic abilities at Mission Dolores for the Shitty Kitty Meet Up.  4-7pm.  Drink things, draw things, get generally shitty.

*Friday, July 23: Variety show.  Wylie Toms and Sack Lunch with Mike Ennis, Tom Shillue, Matt McCarthy, and Alex Grubbard at Bar 4 on Seventh Ave in South Slope.  Music starts at 8, funniez at 9.  Details here.

*Sunday, July 25: Yoga. Free yoga in Prospect Park, courtesy of Yoga Sole (who actually admit they're in Windsor Terrace, unlike many of us).  Our good buddies at Brokelyn have your info here.  Do not come in your Food Coop vest.

*Saturday, July 24: Swedish cinema.  Rooftop films is partnering with the Swedish Film Institute, screening Swedish cinema all summer.  The Slope gets the NY premiere of Greetings From the Woods on the roof of the Old American Can Factory at 9pm.  Details plus other film schedules here.  Stock up on Swedish Fish beforehand.

WHASSUP us with anything else in the comments.

Wednesday
Jul212010

The Day That GoGo Gowanus Beat Us at Our Own Game

In response to our "Fuck You York" post, we got this hilarious photo from one of our favorite commenters, GoGo Gowanus. 

Yeah!  Fuck you, FIPS!  Right in your fucking face!