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Wednesday
Apr212010

FIPS CARES: The Doormen Strike

image via GothamistAnyone have some tips for our fine FIPS reader?

"Hi there - would you be willing to entertain my question about how my wife and I can move in to the new apartment we are renting from the owner in a co-op building during the potential doorman strike?  I can't be the only person experiencing this...and we are actually trying to move into the building to save money.

So far, everyone - building management, the RAB,the CNYC has said I have to hold off on my move, But this is my personal property, so do the "house rules" apply without the doorman? What legal precedents exist? If I end up without either place who would be responsible to pay for the in-between housing, storage costs, work time lost, etc..."

I'm no lawyer, but I'm guessing this dude would be SOL. Anyone?

Wednesday
Apr212010

FAGGED IN PARK SLOPE: There Goes The Gayborhood

We’ve all heard the stereotypes about Park Slope: it's a stroller parking lot, BREEDER playground, dog mecca, blah, blah, blah. But what about its rep as Brooklyn’s fave gayberhood? Well newsflash, mofos: it’s so not true. I mean, a true gayberhood has a booming singles scene, right? And as we all know the single lesbos left a long time ago, but I'm now here to report that all the single homos have fled the nabe too.

It's like a friggin gay ghost town around here.

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Wednesday
Apr212010

COFFEE WARS: Is Gorilla Coffee Staffing Up?

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Cause it sure as hell looks like it...

From Craigslist:

Coffee Bar Staff (Park Slope, Brooklyn)

Mature, reliable, enthusiastic staff wanted for coffee bar of a growing micro-roastery located in Brooklyn, New York. Applicants need to be self-motivated with strong work ethic and excellent customer service skills. Positive attitude a must; experience in food service preferred; mandatory paid training will be provided for qualified applicants. Start immediately! Take advantage of this opportunity to grow with a unique, socially conscious, locally owned small business.

***** PLEASE INCLUDE RESUME AND REFERENCES. *****

PART-TIME, FULL-TIME, PAY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE.

Tuesday
Apr202010

FIPS CARES: Clothing Repairs & Alterations?

I believe it was the wise Black Eyed Peas who once said (and I quote): "They say they love my ass in / Seven Jeans, True religion..." Couldn't have said it better myself.

Anyway, remember that recesh that sent our economy flying into a giant pile of shit? Well, some of us mofos are still waiting to get over that, except the problem is -- our gentrified jeans ain't waiting. I'll spare you the details (FINE, my thighs are currently a leeetle too close together -- it's a genetic defect), bottom line: I need someone who can do a decent job fixing my hot pants, preferably without charging up the ass for it.

Thoughts? Suggestions? As always, if you're afraid of the Slope tailor mafia, feel free to go stealth anon.

 [ed. note: OH SNAP! I got another tip that Janine is an absolute miracle worker. You can reach her at sewjanine@gmail.com].

Tuesday
Apr202010

8TH AVE BIKE HIT-AND-RUN: LET'S LEARN A LESSON, PEOPLE

Consider yourself forewarned: I'm about to get on my self-righteous, bloggy high-horse (yes, more than usual).

So, since Saturday (weekend before last) was so stupid gorgeous outside, I took my new bike out for a spin around the Slope.  I haven't owned a bike that actually worked properly in a few years, so this is the first time I was able to really ride around here.  Since then I've had every intention to shoot off my mouth about how there's no way you can truly understand how insanely important a bike lane is until you've actually BEEN on the roads and had to avoid the fucks who idle in the dedicated 9th Street lane. Which, of course, is still totally true.  But last Thursday night around 11, I heard a huge crashing sound outside of my window, popped my head out, and saw a biker on the ground, his front tire lodged under a pickup truck. And not two seconds after I opened my window and yelled down to see if he was okay, the truck fucking sped away.

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