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Thursday
Jul152010

WHASSUP: Shit Goin' on This Weekend & Beyond

Japandroids at Siren 2009 (*insert Bikini Island reference*) by Jonathan McPhail.

Since you all pack your social calendars miraculously far in advance, here's a heads up on some of the stuff happening in and around the Slope this weekend and early next week.  Feel free to add your own haps in the comments, and, please, invite us all to your buddy's rooftop party without his consent.

*Saturday, July 17: Siren Fest.  Not that this is news to any of you all, but if you're planning on dealing with humanity on Saturday, here's the lineup.  It's free, so you can spend all of your money on booze and the public drunkenness summons with which you'll get stuck.

*Sunday, July 18: Flashwalk.  The second-annual five-borough-plus-Jersey walk covers 43 miles, and takes 14 hours.  So, if you're feeling particularly masochistic on Sunday, the crew's meeting up at Grand Army Plaza @ 6am.  Route details and the answer to "Why in the hell are people doing this?" here.

*Tuesday, July 20: Feast of Music.  Alan Licht, Noveller, Fair Use, Kathleen Supové @ Littlefield on Degraw between Third and Fourth Aves.  Details here, and remember, FIPS is not responsible for any trouble you get into west of Fourth Ave.

Anything else, gang?

Thursday
Jul152010

Campo de' Fiori: It's Awn Like Donkey Kong

Fornino Shmornino...I'm moving on to Camp de'Fiori! It's a new pizza joint on 5th Ave that, according to a tip from our pals at Metromix, is opening today-ish.

This spot is gonna be run by former Del Posto manager Andrea Dal Monte, and is actually a sister restaurant to Rome's famous Forno Campo de' Fiori.

This is the line that got me from Metromix's write-up:

"We worked on our dough for 15 years," says Dal Monte, whose Italian partner is a "flour engineer" and member of the country's national Olympic baking team.

These bitches had me at "flour engineer."

See your asses there this weekend.

Campo de'Fiori
187 5th Ave (at Sackett)
347-763-0933

(via Metromix)

Thursday
Jul152010

FUCK YOU, FUCKING MTA, RIGHT IN YOUR FUCKING FACE

I cannot BELIEVE this bullshit.  The MTA—our favorite group of assclowns—has now come up with another genius way to rob us of more money.

They're proposing that monthly Unlimited MetroCards will now be limited to 90 swipes per month.  If that wasn't enough to send you down to the nearest subway station with an assault rifle, you'll have to pay an extra $10 a month for the pleasure of owning a Limited Unlimited MetroCard.

I HATE EVERYONE.

Via NY Mag

Wednesday
Jul142010

Who Gives A Shit: Best Kept Secrets [Summer Edition]

I'm feeling slightly guilty for saying summer in the city stinks last week. I didn't mean figuratively.

Because, despite the fact that I am not coming back until after Labor Day if I can avoid it, summer in the city is a bounty of awesomeness.

First off, it is possibly the only time of year that you can actually find a parking spot without spending a half hour circling.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Jul142010

Fornino Take Out Open

Evan Sung for the NYTSo, Fornino opened up their little take-out shop next to their new restaurant. I'm still feeling pretty meh about this place personally, but this blog is not about me, it's about YOU (well mostly), so go to town.

(via NYT)