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Thursday
May262011

New York Times Confirms Park Slope Is Totally NOT Fabulous

IMAGE VIA PARK SLOPE LENS

Remember how our good bud over at Fabulous in Park Slope (fake FIPS) bitched and complained about how everyone in this nabe looks like a fucking wreck? And has zero fashion sense? Well now the NYT is doing it too.

In an article that is meant to profile a vintage shop, 1 of a Find, writer Alexandra Jacobs spends a paragraph plus railing on the non-existent fashion sensibilities of Park Slopers:

"This is, after all, quite possibly the least chic neighborhood in New York City: a place where the closest thing to a club scene is cargo pants-clad, nose-pierced damsels gamboling to Van Morrison’s “Moondance” while in line for their chamomile brews at the Tea Lounge; where exhausted parents march to their desultory date nights in the morning’s clammy yoga togs; where the central shoe destination is an Aerosoles. (And it’s often mobbed!) How could such people be expected to appreciate the joys of a deadstock Halston gown with labels intact? "

BWHAHHHAAAAHHHHAAA!

And more:

"The proprietor of 1 of a Find, the pricelessly named Honey Moon (yes, she’s from Northern California) must have tuned quickly into the Slope’s nonexistent fashion frequency: after about a year she moved her shop to a stretch of Vanderbilt Avenue in nearby Prospect Heights that also houses Unnameable Books, a secondhand bookstore, and Wink, an eco-conscious beauty parlor. The three establishments form a kind of blissful Bermuda triangle of guilt-free consumerism."

Ok, in fairness, she *is* totally right about Aerosoles. WTF, ppl? I've never seen another Aerosoles anywhere that was constantly standing room only. And she's also right about 1 of a Find, which is a killer, fantastico vintage shop that is now over at 633 Vanderbilt Ave in Prospect Heights. So you should go check it out and buy shit there.

I guess I'm mostly entertained that the NYT writer spent close to 20% of the article making fun of Park Slope's lack of fashion sense rather than talking about the vintage shop. Where are you, Alexandra? Wanna guest post it up on FIPS and tell us how Park Slobby, slob we all look?

(via NYT)

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