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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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Thursday
Apr152010

Park Slope Food Coop To Sue Barney's Co-Op Over Name Violations?

image via the geniuses at RackedYou know, sometimes I have these moments when I'm like, "hunh...maybe I AM just a whiny, fucking bitch."

I think about all the crap we write about on FIPS and then wonder aloud if I should relax...or tone it down...or just stop picking on certain people, places or things...like the Park Slope Food Coop for example! I mean, its just a group of committed, community loving Brooklynites right?? Working together for the greater good of us all!

Right???

And then I see shit like this:

Is the Barneys Co-op breaking the law — with its name?

"The venerable Park Slope Food Coop has fired a shot against the fancy-schmancy Barneys Co-op, saying that the department store slated to open later this year on Atlantic Avenue has illegally coopted the word “co-op”..."

AYFKMTS????

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Thursday
Apr152010

GORILLA COFFEE: COMING BACK BIGGER AND STRONGER?? [COFFEE WARS]

There was some action at Gorilla this morning, and, of course, FIPS conducted an inFIPStigation to bring you the latest in coffee wars. Here is the moment you have been waiting for since Saturday morning, people: GORILLA COFFEE IS REOPENING IN A WEEK!

They're renovating now, or as @evanchooly put it: "probably had to scrub the scorn and derision off the walls..."

Ouch?

So, inquiring minds want to know: In case you still give a shit, are you going to go back?

Thursday
Apr152010

Who Gives A Shit: Do You Blog?

So Brooklyn Based, Brokelyn and I had our very first #bkblogs event last night, and I gotta say: shit was pretty off the friggin hook!

Hundreds of BK's best, brightest and bloggiest descended on the Bell House to network, get drunk, eat Lobster rolls from the Red Hook Lobster Pound, cupcakes from Robicelli's, and rock out with their co...oh, never mind.

Anyway.

Here's just *some* of what went down:

  • @MikeTRose from TUAW brought his iPad and had a sea of Apple groupies gathered around him all night (NICE move dude!).
  • @stfuparents, @karynmurph @saveassistants and I all formed a band: 4-non Preggers.
  • Dorothy from @Jauntsetter came up with this killer idea for an Italian club! (let's do it!).
  • @theambershow figured out that a @robicellis cupcake is only 5 points by plugging in all of the ingredients to our WW iPhone app (YESSSSS!).
  • @hipgirls chatted everyone up, despite the fact that she had a deadline tomorrow morn...FOR HER UPCOMING BOOK (yay!).
  • @DimaM came out of the closet as FOREIGN DUDE (i.e. the writer of the FIPS post that got this whole Gorilla Coffee coverage started)
  • @robertgorrell made me laugh my ass off, as per U.
  • @theskint did not hang out in any dark corners of the room.
  • @ninedaves pitched me a killer idea for a new FIPS column (coming soon to a blog near you THIS BLOG).
  • I met the dude from @levysuniqueny and decided we need to set up a FIPS tour pronto!
  • @amyblogschow rolled through and gave me a "drive by hug."
  • Met some old and new outside.in friends (INSIDE).

So yeah: I met sooo many killer new bloggin peeps (though I *still* didn't meet enough of your asses!) and generally just had a blast. But more than that, I think we totally confirmed that: Yes, Brooklyn *is* the bloggiest borough.

I'd def like to start doing these meetups on the regular, so stay tuned for more scoop about the next one!

So our question(s) for you today is(are): Do you blog? If so, why? And how? And is it worth it? And do you enjoy it? And would you recommend it to others?

Fuck all that anon privacy shit today...link us to your blog loudly and proudly below so that we can see what we're dealing with here (and get your ass some CLICKS)!

Thursday
Apr152010

The FIPS Guide to BREEDER Essentials

Now that we've been named the BEST NABE IN THE UNIVERSE (KTHX), and Coffeegate has exploded, all eyes are on Park Slope.  So, we all have to look our ab-fab best.  Naturally, the BALLERS know how to work it, but BREEDERS, I'm worried about you.  (Especially those of you who've gotten, ahem, kicked out of Park Slope Parents and are currently lost, aimlessly wandering up and down Garfield Street faintly whispering, "What do I do with my life now?")  Never fear--FIPS is here to save your ass.  We have some swell recommendations for both you and that shining bastion of genetics-mâché you call your offspring.

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