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The venues that made Brooklyn weddings a thing: The Green Building and 501 Union

Photo: Love and Wolves Co It’s hard to believe, but nearly 10 years ago, The Green Building opened in Gowanus and helped turn Brooklyn into one of the country’s hottest wedding destinations. When its sister venue, 501 Union opened in 2013 across the street, it made the area of Union and Bond one of the most popular places to marry in the borough: both venues host multiple weddings each weekend at the height of wedding season. The appeal of each space has only grown over time, as each venue continually adds new features. Here are the latest and greatest additions you can look forward to if you tie the knot here: A new bar program at The Green Building Photo: Isabelle Selby Photography From mild-mannered to opulent, the GB’s…

Crown Heights "Stop Shooting, Start Living" Talent Show this Saturday

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is hosting the “Stop Shooting, Start Living” Talent Show this Saturday March 28th from 3:30pm – 5:30p|From the CHCMC website:It’s a chance to showcase singers, rappers, dancers, drummers, poets, actors, and many more talented members of Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy, all united to stand against violence. In addition to great entertainment, members of the S.O.S. team lead the audience in anti-violence cheers and raffle off prizes from local businesses and restaurants throughout the event. View a video of the 2014 Talent Show here.Doors open at 2:30 and the show begins at 3:30. Admission to the Talent Show is free. To pick up tickets in advance, please contact Jazzi Zzaman at zzamanj@crownheights.org or call or…

A million hearts will break when they learn Rosemary’s Greenpoint Tavern is closing

Rosemary’s Greenpoint Tavern, a Bedford Ave. fixture since 1955, will close on Feb. 28. Photo: Carrie Lou It’s always been happy hour at Rosemary’s Greenpoint Tavern, a warm and welcoming Williamsburg hole-in-the-wall that has stood defiantly unchanged for decades amid Bedford Avenue’s rapid gentrification, its neon sign signaling a refuge from the corporate franchising that has swallowed the neighborhood’s busiest street. But in a few weeks the lights will go out at the Greenpoint Tavern. Its namesake owner, Rosemary Bleday, has worked behind the bar since her parents opened the tavern in 1955. Now 86, a bartender last night told us that Rosemary has opted to retire from her regular perch as the watering hole is being drowned out by the noise and mess…

Kids Get Free Bike Helmets TODAY – Main BPL

Today from 3:30p to 7p (or until supplies runout) Kids will get a free bicycle helmet and fitting at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Helmet fitting and giveaway at the Central Library 10 Grand Army Plaza between Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights, (718) 230–2100. (May 7 at 3:30-7 pm, or until supplies run out. Free.This an other kid (and bike) related events are happing all the time at the library, for more information check their site: http://www.bklynlibrary.org

Your February Kids Calendar: 9 motivations for getting the family out of the house

Start your February off with a Family Dance Party. Photo: Mark Morris It’s already February, and let’s hope you and the fam are jetting off somewhere warm for February break. An all-inclusive beach destination sounds pretty good right about now. Even if you’re staying put, it’s a good idea to get outside, brave the cold and soak up some sunshine—although that means extra time stuffing kids into heat-tech and snow pants before you get out there. If you need further motivation to actually leave the warmth of your apartment, here are 9 great ideas (including theater, movies, and activities)…

A slice of life

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator heats up with a Hellboy slice and douses the fire with local brews! Read more.

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…