nutelleria

Keep calm, please don’t break our door down you maniacs. via Instagram

We don’t know what it is about Nutella that makes people INSANE for it (is it the Kobe endorsement?), but that’s what it does, and we can live with that. What we’re unsure of is whether Nutella fans in Brooklyn will be able to keep it together now that the word is out, courtesy of Park Slope Stoop, that a Nutella bar is going to open in Park Slope soon. (more…)

boing boing park slope

No longer at your cervix. via Facebook

Hey, remember Boing Boing, the Park Slope breastfeeding boutique that offered discounts to lesbian couples and whose owner wrote about the possibility of being priced out of Park Slope? That possibility has become a reality it turns out, because according to Here’s Park Slope, owner Karen Paperno is closing Boing Boing’s doors in order to focus on a charity trip to Haiti. (more…)

monro pub

Just imagine there’s an audience there, and then imagine them in their underwear if you’re nervous. Photo by Dominic Perri, via Facebook

Are you the resident cutup at parties? Do you have ideas for great stories kicking around in that noggin of yours, aching to be freed? Have you lost the attention of all your friends and are just desperate for an audience, any audience, because you have things to SAY damnit, and people have to hear those things?

You’re in luck because, starting tonight, The Monro Pub (481 5th Ave., South Slope) is starting a storytelling series, and they’re looking for a few good (or at least brave) yarn-spinners to come on by and share their stories with their fellow booze hounds. (more…)

arcade fire

They’re ready to party. Or at least as ready as the Arcade Fire can be to party.

So you missed the Arcade Fire when they played Bushwick, and you’ve been regretting it ever since. Good thing you can see them at Barclays Center, huh? Why pay full price though, when you can use this Groupon to pay 50% less for tickets to Win Butler and pals wear giant paper maché heads? No seriously, we’re asking why you’d do that. (more…)

freddy's dog fashion show

Can you dress your dog better than this? Can you dress YOURSELF better than this? via Freddy’s Bar

Remember that thing about loving dogs and hating people who mistreat them? And how sometimes, drinking beer can save them? Well, on Friday, July 18, you get another chance to help pups in the pound when the holy trinity of awesomeness – beer, dogs and a bar – band together for a dog fashion show at Freddy’s (627 5th Ave., South Slope). (more…)

eden foods park slope food co-op

Hmmmm….why would they do that though? Photoshop (IT’S A PHOTOSHOP IT’S NOT REAL) by Salon

We’ll give this to the Park Slope Food Co-op: they really commit to their crazy experiment with retail democracy, whether it’s their giant arguments over stocking Israeli goods or their giant arguments over providing plastic bags, no issue is too big or small for the co-op. It sounds like they’re wading into another heated fight this month, according to a Fucked in Park Slope mole who leaked plans to debate a boycott of Eden Foods, who are seeking a Hobby Lobby-like birth control insurance exemption. (more…)

babeland sale

We usually take our life advice from a talking vulva, and so should you! via Facebook

FACT: Financial responsibility is sexy, and so is a room full of sex toys. Babeland (462 Bergen Street, Park Slope) can appreciate both of these things equally, which is why they’re combining the two this week for their Customer Appreciation Sale starting on Thursday. Finally, a way to prove both your seriousness in spicing things up in the bedroom while still being able to pay the rent! (more…)

The Mayor lived like common people, like you.

The Mayor lived like common people, like you.

Here’s an impact of Mayor Bloomberg’s 12 years in office that no one thought to measure: if he’d make New Yorkers think that the mayor was always going to be fabulously rich. Sounds like he did though, because how else to explain the fact that Bill de Blasio’s neighbors are disappointed in the act that he’s leaving “ordinary” garbage in front of his Park Slope house as he moves out? (more…)

Medusa Salon is one of six Slope spots where you can get a beauty deal through tomorrow

Medusa Salon is one of six Slope spots where you can get a beauty deal through tomorrow

Our Park Slope Summer Beauty promotion rounds out tomorrow, so it’s your last chance to mention Brokelyn and get 20% off or more on haircuts, waxes, facials and more from the six participating salons, if you haven’t already. Think of it as an Independence Day make-over, so you can bask among the beer and bbq and fireworks this weekend.

Here’s a rundown of what’s offered where:

Slope Suds Salon: 20% off cut or color
Elan Salon & Day Spa and Venelle Salon & Spa: 20% off facials and waxes
Medusa Salon: 20% off all hair services
Salon Bohemia: 20% off any service (hair, waxes, and facials) of at least $30; 25% off when you combine two or more services
Dhaga Aveda Salon: 20% off all services (hair, threading, waxing, ear piercing)

So get thee to the salon and looking good!

atlantic yards

Hi, remember us? via A/N Blog

Hey, remember how the Barclays Center was supposed to wind up with a bunch of apartments around it, and some of them were even supposed to be affordable apartments? We know, it was a long time ago, before Mayor Tall and his crimewave, when whathisface, the short rich guy was mayor. Anyway, those apartments are still on the table, and according to the New York Times, after the bad press of yet another long delay, the governor and mayor have a new agreement with developer Forest City Ratner for an expedited build and two buildings made up entirely of affordable apartments. They mean it this time though. Seriously guys, stop laughing. (more…)