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Wednesday
Apr282010

Subway Etiquette for Suicidal Commuters? 

Top thread this morning from Brooklynian Park Slope...

stopdoingthis  Tue Apr 27, 10 9:46 pm EST 
If you're considering offing yourself during my commute, please reconsider, and go upstairs and jump in front of a truck instead of jumping in front of the train. Thank you!

canyontothesky  Tue Apr 27, 10 11:33 pm EST    
this seems to be happening so frequently lately. I only moved to PS a year ago, though, so, is it always like this?

the0ther  Wed Apr 28, 10 12:35 am EST    
maybe you should move to japan where they send the bill to your family if your loved-ones jump in front of a train?

Hamilton  Wed Apr 28, 10 6:32 am EST 
That only applies for the ones they can't use as sushi.

I'm chagrined to admit, I kind of guffawed into my coffee cup. And who knew that Japan actually bills suicide charges to survivor's families?

But it does beg the question. Perhaps the F train could start offering platform counseling services to troubled commuters.

What do you think?

Wednesday
Apr282010

MOVIN' ON OUT...MAAAYBE?

So, the time has come: I think I'm looking to move. But don't cry, Park Slope--I will still be in you, and actually, I'm trying to stay within a stone's throw of my current place. (Though access to a fucking express train would be the stuff dreams are made of.)  And so I need yer help, friends.

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Tuesday
Apr272010

FIPS Food Throwdowns: The Burger Edition [Suggestions, pleaze]

Many of you may or may not be familiar with our monthly series, FIPS Food Throwdowns.  Basically, this is a battle royale of the take out world.  We judge on ordering ease, delivery time, price, taste, and how the food held up in transit.  We've done Asian, Mexican, and now, in honor of the beginning of BBQ season—we're doing burgers.

There are tons of restaurants around here that offer up a-m-a-z-i-n-g burgers, but a burger in a restaurant is a whole different ball game than a burger that's delivered to you.  So many things can go wrong!  For one, if it's shoved in a styrofoam container, the bun will almost certainly be soggy and gross.

So, what two places should we try out for the ultimate burger smackdown?  Remember, they HAVE to deliver.

Help a sister out?

Tuesday
Apr272010

SMALL, COOL....Vote!!

Ok, ppl.

The polls are open, and I need your votes more than Nancy Pelosi did on the day of the Health Care vote.

Help me crush Jessica, Eli and their brown dog in Cambridge (who could not *possibly* be as cute as Oliver! You know I'm right!).

VOTE FOR MY ASS! (it's the pic on the right with the "Art" painting and the brown banquette. It says "Erica in BK").

Yes, you do need an Apartment Therapy account to vote but:

  1. Apartment Therapy is pretty fucking cool, so you may as well have one anyway.
  2. I will love you forever if you vote...and forever is a really long time.

Let's go!

(merci mes amis!)

Tuesday
Apr272010

No Child Left Behind: Park Slope Edition

 

Because I've been unavoidably detained lately, I didn't get to this post last week: Freaky Family Friday at PS 321 with a special invite to grandparents and special friends!

Yay!

Yes, I actually got a call from my mom in CT that she and my stepfather had it on the calendar.

Hunh? I didn't even remember inviting them.

But no worries there! The P.S. 321 PTA did it for me (obvs), on embossed friggin stationery (okay, I made that embossed part up. But, they really *did* get a letter from the school PTA).

Anyway.

I just want to lay your minds to rest, cause I know that all you BALLER people are deeply concerned that the children of Park Slope aren't getting the loving attention that they need: there were at least 3, maybe 4, special grown-ups for every goddamnned kid at that school. 

Yes, really.

Let no child of Park Slope be left behind!