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Monday
Jun282010

PETCO COMING TO 7TH AVE

Brownstoner says its so.

Pectco is apparently going into the old Zuzu's Petals spot on 7th Ave between Union & Berkeley.

Y'all know how much I hate the shit out of Beastly Bite, so this makes me verrry happy. Also, we get Oliver this Wellness Simple Solutions shit that Petco doesn't carry, so I'll keep ordering from you, NYC Pet! Don't you worry!

No idea when this shit is goin down, but its goin.

Monday
Jun282010

FIPS CARES: WANNABE PSLOPE BALLER?

Can we talk about why I stay finding myself down in general vicinity of Park Slope but am not even close to being a resident?

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Friday
Jun252010

Zero Tolerance?: Preschool Bullies

That's it! I'm declaring a zero tolerance policy on any and all emotional abuse against the BREEDER community of Park Slope. The whole lot of you so-called BALLER meanies: that means you. No more double-wide jokes, either about strollers or hips. No more assaults on the souls are our pint-sized pashas. Play nice in the sandbox or you will be kicked off disqus for the day, you hear? [ed note: Uhm, ok, that's not really true].

As if we hard-pressed parents don't have enough on our picnic plates, I've had to take a break from the final (maybe there is a god) end of year celebratory school get-together of the school calendar, because Erica has been emailing me every hour to bully me into writing a response to the festering debate of the day: Old First Preschool's Zero Tolerance Policy (or lack thereof).

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Friday
Jun252010

Who Gives A Shit: What's Your AC Jam?

Got any? Central? Window? What kind?

As allergic to math as I am, I used this little formula which seems to be pretty standard, to figure out what size unit we need in our bedroom: square footage of room (L x W) x 35 = BTU's.

This thing says we need a 6300 BTU unit in our bedroom. Guess what we have now?

FIVE FUCKING THOUSAND.

Look, this shit came with our apt, so I didn't ask questions, but in two years, it's never *quite* cooled the room off, and now I know why. We have an 11,500 BTU unit in the living room and that one seems pretty OK.

But clearly we need to get a new AC in the bedroom.

What's up with you bitches? You cool as a cucumber from the Food Coop?

p.s. Also, I cleaned the filters recently, and that was a revelation...shit has been working much better since.

Thursday
Jun242010

580 Caroll: Inside-n-Out

Photo: Will Femia for CurbedEnrique Norten's new, modern glass building at 580 Carroll Street is not without its haters, many of whom think charming, idyllic, landmarked Park Slope is not the place for starchitecture.

Whatevs.

Curbed featured a whole in-depth look at the building with 9000 photos, and fuck it: I LIKE IT! There: I'm on record with that shit.

I've walked by a few times over the last few months and have also been impressed, but I've never seen so many damn pics before. There's a garden! And units with outdoor space! And the place doesn't seem soul-less.

Prices start in the mid 600's for a 900sf 2bdr, and go up to 1 million+ for the ground-floor duplex with outdoor space.

(Curbed via Brownstoner)