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Wednesday
Apr142010

NYC On Track To Be A 'No Kill' City by 2015

The ASPCA renewed a $1 million grant in support of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animals. There's a 57% decrease in euthanasia at the city's 160 shelters and rescue groups, and 109% increase in adoptions.

Hells Yeah!

NYC is also apparently on track to become a "no kill" city by 2015! So, maybe I won't have to watch that fucking Humane Society commercial with the Sarah McLaughlin song that makes me cry like a lunatic anymore?? (I mean, of course I LOVE the Humane Society, but that shit gets me e-v-e-r-y time). So yeah, lets all stop killing doggies and kittens pls.

And SERIOUSLY ppl: If you are thinking of getting a dog or cat, please, please, please, please ADOPT.  PLEASE!!??

(via Gothamist)

Tuesday
Apr132010

Hey Pissed Off Gorilla Employees: A Job In The E. Village Awaits You! [COFFEE WARS]

click to make BIG so you can actually see this shitMan, do I love Craigslist.

Apparently a new coffee shop in the E. Village is now recruiting the former Gorilla Coffee Norma Raes with promises of "opportunity" and "fair managment!" What's next?? Pay!? Health insurance? (nah, pretty sure that's only avail at Starbucks).

Seeking former Gorilla Coffee baristas/roasters/coffee-house employees we are looking for you!

A brand new establishment in the heart of the East Village promising to pay top dollar to former employees of Gorilla Coffee (in Park Slope).

We would love to offer you a new opportunity at a new coffee house which promises fair management.

Please respond with a resume as well as the time period that you were employed at Gorilla.

Anyway.

I hope this shit is on the up and up...if so, its a pretty brillz marketing strategy.

(via EV Grieve).

Tuesday
Apr132010

Who Gives A Shit: North Slope v. South Slope?

Ok, so now that Park Slope has ofifically been declared this best neighborhood to live in on the planet in NYC, I thought it might be worthwile to revisit the N. Slope v. South Slope issue.

For the purposes of our discussion today, let's consider south Slope anything past 9th Street-ish.

I live in N. Slope and love it for the following reasons:

  • Two, count em, TWO express trains (2/3 and B/Q).
  • I think its prettier

That's mostly it. I've lived in S. Slope too, and for whatever reason I like it in the N. way better. I will admit that its def more stroller-y over here, but I'm happy to dodge a bugaboo or two for close proximity to Scottadito for Sunday brunch. I happen to think that Park Slope has amazing restaurants all over the place, and there are definitely some fab spots in S. Slope (Fonda, Brook-vin, Beer Table, Provini, etc), but I just like shit better over here (even though I think I would say that S. Slope is probs more suited to BALLERS).

Anyway.

The whole fucking city is listening now, bitches, so tell us which is better? Living in N. Slope or S. Slope? Why?

Go!

Tuesday
Apr132010

Apple Store Coming To Brooklyn? [NO]

An Apple Store Grows in Brooklyn from Marty Markowitz on Vimeo.

Dear Steve Jobs,

I'm very, very, very sorry for this ridiculous video...people in Brooklyn usually make way better shit than this.

Can we get an Apple store anyway?

Love,

FIPS

(via TUAW)

Tuesday
Apr132010

Hey Brooklyn [Episode 49: Robicelli's Cupcakes]

You bitches have this whole blog reading thing down pretty well now, but don't you think its time you expanded your horizons!? Like with a podcast? Like with the Hey Brooklyn PODCAST!? Each week, we'll tell you about the creative BK mofo that our buds over at Hey Brooklyn feature. On deck this week: Matt-n-Allison Robicelli from Robicelli's Cupcakes.

As you all know, we're big ass Robicelli fans around these parts. Dating back to cupcakegate 2k10 (which they discuss at length during the podcast), we've known that these folks are the real deal. These guys make dee-licious, quirky cupcakes (if you haven't tried them, I suggest you head out to Blue Apron on Union Street RIGHT NOW), and sometimes they even fry them! If you listen all the way through the podcast, there is even a bonus track where they talk about their wedding...at WHITE CASTLE!?

Listen to the whole podcast HERE (and subscribe to Hey Brooklyn in itunes).