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Jim Carrey is one of the self-taught artists at the Outsider Art Fair this weekend

The 27th annual Outsider Art Fair hits the Metropolitan Pavilion this weekend, and Friday after work seems like a good time to check out this collection of work created by artists without formal training or connections to the mainstream art world. This year’s 67 exhibitors include Valentino Dixon, who was recently freed from prison after serving 27 years for a crime he didn’t commit, and Jim Carrey, who rose to fame for uncanny impressions and pretending to talk out of his butt and is now getting attention for his political drawings. The show is open until 8pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and a day pass will run you

Let’s Play Politics without Playing Dumb 2016

Hi, good to see you again.Once again “It’s been a long time, I shouldn’ta left you…”Life has kept me hyper busy, I was away most of last summer on a film series (I’m blessed) but there is so many thoughts I want to share in response to some wonderful and intelligent friends’ comments on social media, especially Facebook, who seem to have caught what I call “Trump-itis”. You know the condition caused when people are exposed to so much Trump coverage that alarm bells go off in a person’s subconscious and results in them spending a lot of time and posting a lot of words discussing Donald Trump’s presidential chances with…

About Us

Fucked in Park Slope (FIPS) is a blog about a pretty, gentrified, know-it-all neighborhood in Brooklyn. The blog was started in November of 2008, right around the time the whole country was going to shit in a recession-filled hand basket. But we survived, thanks to grit, and support from social media agency and provider of Instagram services Buzzoid. We mostly just like to talk about make fun of all of the crazy shit that goes on here in our leafy, stroller-clogged, beautiful neighborhood, which works out pretty well cause there’s lots of it. We rant, whine, bitch…

A new Transcendental Meditation Center hopes to calm Brooklyn down

Kelly McKay, Director of the new Brooklyn Transcendental Meditation Center, with Jonathan Goldstein, a certified TM instructor. Photo: Brooklyn Transcendental Meditation Center It’s indisputable that Brooklyn residents and others in urban areas are more stressed out than others. Earlier this week, when I was picking up my son from school, we had to run from an active shooter who opened fire in the Fulton Mall. The suspect was a 15-year-old boy. “Studies show that just being exposed to sounds of urban environments create higher levels of anxiety and depression, says Kelly McKay, a certified instructor of Transcendental Meditation. “Nature sounds actually correlate directly with reduction of anxiety…

RIP PhifeDawg, aka Malik Taylor and some of 90′s NYC

(Above a still from the music video for “Jazz/Buggin’ Out” by “A Tribe Called Quest” (1991) featuring a then mostly desolate DUMBO waterfront in the background. Of course that building behind them in this shot is being made currently, into condos.)Phife Dawg is dead at 45. This one personally hurts.”Phife Dawg” aka Malik Taylor was a lyricist and key member of hiphop’s ground breaking group “A Tribe Called Quest”Some folks rant about people mourning the death of entertainers or celebs, and if you’re kind of fan of “A …

FIPS Broken News: Ta Ta Tea Lounge (The End of Yet Another Era)

On a recent visit to famed Park Slope institution, the Tea Lounge, while sipping an Iced Americano on the mangy couch nearest the entrance after dropping off laundry next door, I said to my husband, “I pretty much never need to come in here again.” What I didn’t know then is that as of December 14th, I won’t have a choice; As we mentioned in WHASSUP yesterday, TL IS CLOSING after 14 years in their cavernous Union Street space (their first location was on 7th and 10th, and closed in 2008). How many times has FIPS — or …

Maybe it IS your first Rodeo?

Here’s something totally unexpected for your Friday night plans: the 13th annual stop of the Professional Bull Riding Majors tour at MSG. Sure, it may be hard to imagine pyrotechnics, rodeo clowns, buckin’ broncos, and the top 35 bull riders in the world competing in something called “Unleash the Beast” happening in such close proximity to the Macy’s flagship and K-Town karaoke, but such is the kind of random mishmosh that makes New York the remarkable place that it is. If

What’s Up? Lounge No More Edition

What’s that? You’re looking for a bed-bug ridden condo with sticky floors? You may be in luck! That’s right, FiPS’ old SPARRING PARTNER (ok, PUNCHING BAG) the Pavilion Theater is RUMORED to have a future as a residential building (or NOT). Honestly, by all rights, Pavilion should have been gentrified out of its own misery years ago. But Park Slope, and Brooklyn as a whole, are surely going to keep it up with the rapid change, whatever happens to good ol’ Pavilion. See below, f’rinstance, and welcome to Whassup: Lounge …

Brooklyn Creative Market : Crown Hts Sat. 6/4 meet B’Klyn’s newest creatives!

This Saturday June 4th on the rooftop of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum will host the Brooklyn Creative Market and you should stop by.Why and What’s this? It’s a gathering of youth entrepreneurs, new and emerging young people from their teens up, who are being granted an opportunity to bring their Fashion, Music, Photography and art in general, to the public and gain valuable business and marketing experience.The event will feature a youth lead pop up shop for young creative entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services to the world.50+ creatives will display their work in Art, Fashion, Food, Photography, Music and more. Live performancesTwo DJ’s50+ vendorsINteractive activitiesPitch competition where…

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Brooklyn, whatever your speed

Photo: Nowadays Ah, 2018…the year that zipped by while tugging at every political and ideological nerve it could snatch. While we prepare to reflect upon personal moments of growth, follies, loves lost and conquered, ledgers jumping red and green, and the tiny victories afforded us by living in this brutal and beautiful city, there is one question that is still left looming, almost universally, in the air: Where are we going this New Year’s Eve? Well, we here at Brooklyn Based understand the pressure you’re under to ring things in on an appropriate note, and are happy to help. Below you’ll find a list of all-nighters, champagne toasts, and public spectacles (beyond the curbside meltdowns we’ve …