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Friday
Jan292010

Ad-derall: The 'Ultimate Natural' B1 Patch

Ad-deral is a column in which we rant and riff on the ridiculous ads we're subjected to while trapped on the subway.  From the borderline racist local businesses (1-800-MARGARITA Divorce Attorneys) to the condescending national brands that pretend to know what it's like to ride the goddamned F train every day (Snickers, Delta), we'll tackle them all with the same smug outlook that has made us totally (not) famous.

Okay, so I wasn't able to get a very good photo on the F train since it was a banner ad and I was concentrating on holding on for dear life as we were hurtling through the depths of Brooklyn at about 700mph [ed. note: 700MPH! On the F!? I can run faster than that fucker...], BUT, check this bullshit out: Introducing the B1 Patch

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Friday
Jan292010

'No Sleep Till Brooklyn?'

Is this woman suffering from an overdose of Nyquil? Taking a nap after a hard night of partying? Do I wake her lazy ass up?  What if she ends up in midtown...or even worse Queens?

It reminded me of the time I fell asleep on the 1 train going back to Prospect Heights.

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Friday
Jan292010

Almondine Bakery [WHO'S GOT SCOOP?]


photo: Front Studio

From FIPS reader Bloomie:

"I'm a bit disappointed that I had to learn about the new Almondine Bakery in the Slope all by myself [ed. note: hangs head in shame]. They have homemade, cheese stuffed pretzels and what just may be the best hot chocolate I've ever had.  I kinda want to keep the secret of it to myself, but I love FIPS enough that I think the secret should be shared."

Hold the fucking phone: cheese stuffed pretzels!? Like soft pretzels!? OMGZ! If that's the case, than I owe Bloomie and everyone else in Park Slob a huge apology for not posting this shit sooner.

The reviews on Yelp thus far are fairly epic and they have another location in Dumbo. WHOA, and they offer "room service" delivery to your house on Sunday only.

So, who's been to Almondine?

Friday
Jan292010

Who Gives A Shit: What's Your Car Service Jam?

The first week Benjamin and I started FIPS I was all: "we should do a head-to-head roundup of all the local car services!" And he was all "FUCK YEAH!."

And then we never did anything. Though it all kinda works out fine cause our buds over at Brokelyn, with all their fancy shmancy investigative jouralism-ing-n-shit, cracked the lid wide open on the dark underbelly of Park Slope car services.

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Friday
Jan292010

Squatter's Camp on Fifth Ave?

From FIPS reader Diana:

"I have lived in the Slope for a decade and have noticed a few, uh, rather perpetually low-end, down on their luck storefronts on 5th Avenue (particularly between 4th and 9th street). But this one seriously takes the cake, and has profoundly perplexed me (its located between 6th and 7th St.'s, I think).  This, apparently, ungentrifiable patch of Park Slope decrepitude seems like something out of Grapes of Wrath, rather than trendy 5th Avenue."

Gotta say, we're in total agreement with Di: that place is fucking disgusting (though Kook should probs get his ass down there pronto, as that's a nice piece of graffiti real estate ass). If I wanted to look at shit like this, I'd just move to Williamsburg.