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Entries in trash (2)

Wednesday
Jan042012

Who Is 8th Avenue's Mystery Saint?

image via www.toonpool.com

When someone in this nabe does something that's not totally fucking stupid, we here at FiPS like to give them a nice pat on the behind for the effort. Sometimes though, good deeds are done by men and women of mystery. One of our readers, who goes by the handle "notballerorbreeder," recently sent us some praise for a Saint-like character who has yet to be identified:

Among the myriads of churches that dot Park Slope, empty of hipsters and blonde-haired breeders who prefer to worship their funky hats and/or children, there exists a true example of religious feeling in action, and I would like to dub this invisible bringer-of-the-light The Saint of 8th Avenue.  That’s right, B’s & B’s, there’s a keeper of the flame: someone who maintains an open, lined garbage can for public use, just inside their gate.

 

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Thursday
Nov172011

7th Avenue Businesses: We're Cleaning Up This Shit House!

If you couldn't tell by the shadow of my big-ass head in the corner, I took this pic myself.

I'm happy to report that 7th Avenue businesses are banding together to take care of the foul trash problem that's been plaguing the strip for a while now. According to the Brooklyn Paper, stores on 7th Ave have decided to levy a new tax on themselves to help clean up all the shit off of the street since the city left them hanging.

This week, businesses are moving toward starting their own entity called the Business Improvement District board, which is much like their counterparts on 5th Avenue. Once the board is formed, businesses will vote on a $300/year tax per storefront for stores and restaurants located between Flatbush and Prospect Avenues. At least half of the business owners will have to vote in favor of the tax in order for it to happen. If a business refuses to pay, they will have to file a petition with the city clerk and they will quickly be labeled as haters

 

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