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Friday
May142010

Speaking of Kids...Stomping Ground Is Having An Open Studio Sesh

Fuckin A, its kids day on FIPS!

So, despite our occassional constant rants on BREEDERS and annoying whiny brats, we seem to have developed a big time crush on a kid photographer duo: Stomping Ground (I know....totally weird, right?).

Like I almost want to borrow one your snot-nosed kids just to go down there and take some cutesy pics.

Anyway.

The open studio is May 22-23 from 9:45am to 4:30pm at Rabbit Hole Studio in DUMBO.

Check out their site for way more scoop and to figure out how to sign your little brat up.

Thursday
May132010

Robbed in Park Slope? [OH YES WE CAN]

As a restaurant owner in Park Slope, you need to stay on top of a couple of key things:

And now we can all go ahead and add "not getting robbed" to the list.

The Brooklyn Paper is reporting that in the last month: Al di La, AOC Bistro, Aji Bar & Lounge (ok, I've never even heard of that) and Nuevo Mexico have all been robbed (all the action went down late at night after the staff had alreay left, but still).

I have no idea what this means. Like does this shit go down every month and we just don't know about? Are these robberies connected? Have a group of vigilante Food Coop members decided to hit up any restaurants not using locally, sustainable grown food?

I DON'T KNOW.

But you know how I like to keep your asses in the loop (so yeah, you're welcome).

(Fork in the Road via Brooklyn Paper)

Thursday
May132010

Who You Calling An Edgy Mom?

So, one of the side effects of my permanent banishment from Park Slope Parents is that I've been invited to join another club. I am now, God help me, an "edgy mom." Yes, the Park Slope doyenne of edginess, Louise “OTBKB” Crawford (aka smart mom/crazy lady) sent me a personal invitation. And no, it wasn't in the third person.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
May132010

AWESOME SHIT THIS WEEKEND: BIKEJUMBLE AND STREET FAIR

Photo:Aberjona on Flickr

We <3 bikes here at FIPS (though wear your helmet or I'll find you and bad things will happen), so we were quite pleased to read that this weekend brings back the Brooklyn Bike Jumble: a flea market for bikes.

According to the Brooklyn Paper, the cycilng masses will be congregating on Sunday, May 16 from 10-4 at Washington Park on Fifth Ave at 3rd Street and doing the ol' swaperoo on bikes, parts, and handy accessories to help you run with Billyburg's finest.  Bikes will be priced at pleasingly low $$ amounts, and there'll be a show of vintage bikes, too.  We're into it.

But wait!  There's more!  Infomercial levels of awesome! The Fifth Avenue Street Fair will be going on, too.  I can vouch that this thing is actually sweet, with live music and the companion Punk + Underground Record Fair at Southpaw (at which I've scored many an excellent record).  Hopefully the weather will not make us want to drink bleach.

So get fit, get hip, and get on a goddamn bike while listening to records or something.  You know, since our trains are dressed up in bus costumes for the next two weekends again, anyway.

Thursday
May132010

Happy Birthday Brooklyn Based!

Yo, so our internet BFF's Brooklyn Based is turning 3 years old this Saturday! That's like 78 in www years!

In celebration of their special birfday, they've planned a whole big day of fun in Greenpoint with The Total Franklin Street Immersion! 20 different bars, shops and restaurants all along Franklin are gonna be offering your ass all sorts of serious deals on all sorts of cool stuff.

Like old school Foursquare, you can even keep track of your travels on a specially designed TSFI card. Holla!

Best of all, there is birthday, fun-filled, after party from 6-8pm at t.b.d. The grill will be fired up in the back, and Robicelli's cupcakes will be there with FREE cupcakes (and yes, of course they are designing a special "brooklyn" flavor in celebration). And, duh, the whole BB team will be on hand to toast with (or hold your hair back as you vomit in the bathroom)...you know, whichever comes first.

Now, true story: the G train is not running this weekend, so you might be thinking "this all sounds like fun but how the fuck am I supposed to get to Greenpoint??" Well, there's a shuttle, ppl! OR, just buy a bike at the bike jumble and ride your ass over there! Trust me: it's worth it!

So yeah, Happy Birthday Brooklyn Based!

We love your asses long time.