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Because James Cameron thinks 'The Force Awakens' was meh, check out today's mid-day links: Hiddleswift conspiracy theories, Park Slope Food Co-op chaos, BoJack season 3 trailer, why people make dumb decisions, Facebook algorithm changing, and bulldog's majestic leap. Show More Summary
A published novelist and dairy-cooler organizer at the Park Slope Food Co-Op has started writing obituaries for dead members. He's already published one in the co-op's newsletter, and is planning to write more, although he's not going to write any pre-mortum like a traditional newspaper might do for, say, Bob Dylan. [ more › ]
Because Kanye is your OG and will be respected as such, check out today's end-of-day links: Jets cheerleader lawsuit, Bono on Bowie, NY Times discovers nipples, Park Slope Food Co-Op conspiracy theories, and dog and horse play in snow. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]
This week's New Yorker cover shines a spotlight on the many dichotomies one can find in Brooklyn, U.S.A.—home to hipsters, helicopter parents, and have you had that $19 cocktail at the Park Slope Food Co-op After Dark? The illustration,...Show More Summary
More than a dozen people packed inside a 700-square-foot corner store in central Brooklyn early on a recent afternoon. Some arrived with babies in strollers, others just with carts. But all had come... To view the full story, click the title link.
The best unsolicited advice I ever got from a random old lady at the Park Slope Food Co-op was to soak my nuts. I was skeptical, as I typically am when counseled about my eating habits by overly concerned strangers—especially when the advice sounds slightly pornographic. Show More Summary
Park Slope is the kind of neighborhood where young men accumulate ginormous sticker collections and locals bicker passionately over their precious food co-op—so it's completely understandable why a lot of residents would seek out some sort of action just to feel alive again, man. Show More Summary
The long-awaited Whole Foods in Gowanus opened at last, just minutes ago, and the Times has Vivian Yee on the scene. She's observed "at least one person with a 'Park Slope Food Co-op' tote bag at the opening of this new Whole Foods. A defector??" And the influx of eager consumers amassing at the entrance did not disappoint: [ more › ]
Beware, Park Slope Co-op denizens, for thieves lurk among you, pilfering organic baby carrots, Cascadian Farms granola and boxes of Brad's Raw Kale Chips under your very noses. The New York Times reported today on a series of theftsShow More Summary
A proposed phaseout on plastic roll bags is tearing the Park Slope Food Co-Op apart. The Co-Op's Environmental Committee proposed the phase out as a followup to earlier legislation concerning plastic bag usage at the store. Plastic shopping...Show More Summary
I'll let the video and press release below. do the talking, but keep your eye out for limited edition Sea Salt-flavored Mast Brothers chocolate bars while doing your shopping at the Park Slope Food Co-op this weekend!...
You're not really a Brooklyn food co-op until you've made your first political statement—and it seems the Greene Hill Food Co-Op is ready to step out of the shadow of their big brother, the Park Slope Food Co-Op. Members of the Greene...Show More Summary
The denizens of Park Slope know that every hurricane survival kit is incomplete and downright DANGEROUS without raw pate "seed cheese," which is apparently why the Park Slope Food Co-Op was packed to the gills with responsible adults this morning. According to the grousing on Twitter, things have not improved, and there's currently a queue to even get in the door. [ more › ]
"Were any players to live in Brooklyn, they could perhaps shop for groceries at the Park Slope Food Co-op. The team could enjoy the antiques on display at the Brooklyn Flea." — Brooklyn! There are photos! --- See more posts by Alex Balk 0 comments
The formidable Park Slope Food Co-Op is losing members to little-known newcomer Greene Hill Food Co-Op faster than you can say Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions. The Daily News reports that of the more than 60 to defect, the latest is none other than handsome heartthrob and alleged shift-shirker Adrian Grenier. Show More Summary
Greene Hill's self-appointed spokesmodel. Ecofriendly hottie Adrian Grenier may not be shopping at the Park Slope Food Co-op any longer, but that's not going to stop him from getting his granola on. The Daily News has it that the actor...Show More Summary
The Park Slope Food Co-Op gets to do things like hold referendums on whether to vote on banning Israeli products in part because there aren't a ton of other options for collectivist-minded Brooklynites who like getting a really good deal on nuts and spices. But nothing gold can stay, Ponyboy, ... More »
The ice-cream-vendor controversy might have just overtaken the Israeli-hummus controversy as the most ridiculous controversy to come out of Park Slope this year. Sure, the Park Slope Food Co-op took a vote on whether to vote on banning Israeli foodstuffs, but the parents of the Park Slope Parents list-serv have ... More »
After a report that Adrien Grenier was kicked out of the Park Slope Food Co-op, Mr. Grenier says the story's all wrong.