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Monday
Apr192010

COFFEE WARS: Gorilla Coffee Employees Fighting the Fight in Other States Now!?

What the fuck this *even* means, I can barely comprehend but from what I can gather, here's the scoop:

  • There was a conference last week called The Specialty Coffee of America Exposition in Anaheim, CA (SCAA).

  • Some chick named Jaime Vandura from Coffea Cultura was conducting "private cuppings" (don't ask) and available for chatting at their booth at said event.

  • All of this information was publicly posted on their site.

Then, the chick leaves this comment on the site on 4/18 at 4:34am:

"I have left Anaheim already, my apologies. There were some confrontations with ex-Gorilla Coffee baristas who seemed to be looking for new conflicts. I thought it was better to depart and deal with it later. -J"

Then some other dude named Matthew Hill left the following comment on 4/18 at a more reasonable 10:24pm:

"Jaime – Sorry I missed you. Yes, the Gorilla thing is out of control. At least one of them was at our booth and very hostile – said decaf espresso is not possible..."

DAYM!?

WTF people??

Ok, so again, I have zero clue what all this actually means, but I'm slightly confused by reports of ex-Gorilla employees who now seem to be looking to take their Battle Royale national?

Anyone have scoop?

Monday
Apr192010

HEADS UP: MOVE YR PRIUS, YOU ENTITLED YUPS

Photo: 6H057.NET

A heads up from our buddies at Neighborhoodr: Park Slope -- "Bored To Death" will be filming in Slope(ish area) on Tuesday, April 20th (stop your 420 giggling, you people are supposed to be adults).

Now, I'm not telling you this so you can skip work and go squeal and hold up signs to celebrate your Jonathan Ames fandom (though I know some of you have already opened up your mail clients to tell your bosses that your clairvoyant self sees an elephant stampede rendering you unable to attend work on Tuesday).  Rather, I'm giving you the FYI because if your car is parked on Bergen between Fifth and Sixth, your ass will be illegally parked on Tuesday.  And I know, from this hilarious sign, that some of you won't be moving your hippie-mobiles until alternate side strikes:

"People who park here don’t necessarily live on this block & won’t see these signs. They will believe they are legally parked until 7:30am on Tues. If you care as you say you do about inconveniencing the neighborhood you wouldn’t wait until 3 days prior to put up signs. A minimum of one week so people would see it when they parked would be considerate."

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Monday
Apr192010

THE BALLER VERSION OF HELL

BREEDERS, ever wonder what the BALLER version of hell on Earth is?  Sing-a-long hour at the Tea Lounge? The Seventh Avenue Halloween parade?  No.  It is called YMCA Healthy Kids Day.  And holy shit is it frightening.

I dragged my ass out of bed to get in my Saturday AM workout at the Armory - you know, the one place where I can clear my head and pretend no one else exists - and walked through the door to this fucking rugrat jamboree.  I may have seen my dating life flash before my eyes, a chorus of animated diapers chanting, "Single girl, you are no longer welcome."

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Friday
Apr162010

[INFIPSTIGATION] Park Slope Food Coop v. Barneys Co-Op

image via RackedOh for fuck's sake. It's true [gawd, I thought it was a good April Fool's joke].

So yes, I emailed Park Slope Food Coop General Manager Joe Holtz to get his side of the story.

Here you go. Have your fun, you dirtbags... I hate that you're right.

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Friday
Apr162010

Worst Post Office Ever? Happy Tax Day from the 7th Ave USPS

So, you'd think that maybe, just *maybe,* our local post office would ramp up to oh, i don't know, three open windows in honor of death and taxes day??

Uh, no.

In true fashion, they were as just as understaffed and surly as usual, with maybe two postal peeps manning the front, while untold staffers milled around the back. Can't "sorting wait," for fuck's sake? (though also, I so don't buy that that's what's going on back there).

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