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Entries in round-up (8)

Thursday
Jan102013

A FIPS ROUND-UP OF HAWT PARK SLOPE REAL ESTATE CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET

Let’s all take a minute to remember our dear friend Jimmy McMillan who once proclaimed that thou rent is “too damn high."  

Preach on, Jimmy. Preach on.

For those of you who have yet to reevaluate your stance on suburbia and dining at the Olive Garden, and have instead decided to grin and bear the New York grind for another year, here is a round-up of current real estate you can expect to pay entirely too much for.

**PLACES FOR SALE**

1. 4-bedroom on 14th Street Street 

Price: $3,350,000

Location: 467 14th Street (8th Ave & Prospect Park West)

Real Estate Agency: Real Direct

What it's like:  This historical landmark is porn for an architect or design enthusiast.  Recently renovated by its architect owner, it features a number of updated originals mixed with stunning new renovation. With 12-rooms, 4-bedrooms, fireplaces, a garage and more outdoor spaces you can count, this place just may be worth the price tag.

Why you might want this place: Because you’re a Harry Potter enthusiast and have been dying for a library ladder to access you custom double high kitchen cabinetry. 

Why this place might suck: While it’s cool to boast your house as part of the “Park Slope Historic House Tour," we imagine the parade lines outside your front door would get old real fast. Just ask Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Tuesday
Nov272012

A FiPS Round-Up of the Best Local Businesses To Clean Up After Our Lazy Asses

How long has it been since you last cleaned your apartment? Like, really really cleaned your apartment? Like, used-more-than-1-Swiffer-pad-cleaned-your-apartment?

It hurts to rack your brain that hard, doesn't it?

With turkey time and Black Friday (thankfully) behind us, it’s time we turn our attention back to our apartments which, if you’re like me, have been neglected as of lately lately.  If you’re also like me and are better at drinking that you are at cleaning, you’ll be happy to check out this FiPS round-up of the best cleaning services in the area.  I mean, why clean when you have so many other important things to do? It's not like Liz & Dick is going to watch itself, right?

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Friday
Oct052012

FiPS Presents "Rocktober": A Round-Up Of Musical Acts To Catch in BK This Month

via guitober.com

Say it with me folks..."Rocktober!" It's the most fun month because of A) candy, B) slutty cat/nurse/devil/anything costumes, and C) "Rocktober" is the only good phrase radio DJs ever invented. This Rocktober, FiPS would like to ensure that you rock(tober) out sufficiently, so we've provided a massive list of tons of shows that will rock all over so many Brooklyn faces this month. The most loved/hated venue, The Barclays Center, gives us the large arena shows, while the smaller, neighborhood spots still remain un-engulfed. Therefore we're treated to an amazing range of musical possibilities here in the Slope. This also happens to be CMJ month, so make this the most musical 31 days of your Park Slope existence -- check out the options by venue and 'hood. 

** PARK SLOPE/GOWANUS **

BELL HOUSE:

 * Friday, Oct. 5: Los Straitjackets, Bell House: The Lucha Libre-bemasked instrumental rockers  keep things pretty energetic and interesting for being lyricless. Songs come packed with surf-rock licks and other quotes from rock's teenage years, propulsive drums, and weird mugging from behind those weird masks. 8pm, $15.

* Saturday, Oct. 13: Dig Deeper w/Green Berets, Bell House: The Dig Deeper series scours record stacks for old-school crooners and showmen/women, flies them to Park Slope, and sets them loose to pleasures your ears. This time out, Chicago soul group the Green Berets, limited in their heyday due to the Vietnam draft, play only their second NYC show ever. It's a rare-vinyl lover's wet dream. 9pm, $20.

 

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Friday
Dec302011

Fucked in Park Slope: A Year in Review 

Well guys, another year has passed. But before we ring in the new one, let's take a look at the biggest Park Slope stories that have graced the pages of our blog over the last 365 days. Without further adieu, but with a Clark Griswold-esque tongue drumroll, I present to you, in no particular order, FiPS' TOP 12 STORIES OF 2011. 

 1. THE FOOD COOP'S GREAT HUMMUS DIVIDE

Photo by Park Slope Lens

In early 2009, the Park Slope Food Coop -- AKA, the place where people lock co-workers inside to rush home and watch an episode of Castle -- began debating about whether to ban Israeli products because of the country's most recent military action in Gaza. This past summer the issue resurfaced. Meetings were held, and there was discussion over whether or not to endorse B.D.S (a global movement that calls for the boycott, divestment and sanctioning of Israeli companies and/or products). Then Harvard professor SLASH political commentator SLASH lawyer Alan Dershowitz threatened to close the Coop's ass DOWN if they followed through with the ban. This story has all the classic elements of a good drama: an organic food community divided. Perceived bigotry. Hummus.

As far as we know, the containers of Sabra roasted pine nut shelved at the Food Coop are safe for the time being...

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Thursday
Sep222011

[Round-Up] Cool Or Not Cool?

 

Now and then we here at FIPS present you, the reader, with some kind of questionable sitch -- babies in bars, cats in bodegas, dancing like a stripper on the subway -- and ask you to weigh in: Is this shit COOL or NOT COOL? Here's how you ladies and fellas responded in the comments section!

 

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