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If you’re fortunate enough to have all the days off between Christmas and New Year's, but not so fortunate as to have a trip planned to your own private tropical island, then it’s time for one of the most treasured Brooklyn traditions: the staycation. After all, you live in one of the greatest cities in the world! And now you have the time to see it!

Of course, in order to do staycation right, you’ll want to avoid the subways that remind you of your morning commute. With your car2go account, you’ll be able to pick up a car wherever you want and explore the borough in style. Here are some suggestions on how to spend your Brooklyn staycation.


Check out some of the exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, before they go away.
You only have until January 4 to check out the local artists featured in Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond… and this is also a good opportunity to check out Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe and Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound.

 lefrak-center-prospect-parkIce skating at LeFrak Center | Malcolm Pinckney via

Go ice skating at the coolest rink in town.
Celebrate winter by strapping on your skates at the new LeFrak Center at Lakeside Brooklyn in scenic Prospect Park. They even offer lessons for curling and hockey!



Go to BAM Rose Cinemas and catch up on the movies that are going to win Oscars.
December is always packed with the year’s best films, and you can count on the Brooklyn Academy of Music to show the best art house releases. Best of all, the seats are comfortable and everyone behaves themselves.


Bergn-Crown-Heights-BrooklynBerg’n | Berg’n via Brooklyn Based

Spend a lazy day sampling the food choices at Berg’n in Crown Heights.
The founders of Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg created a sort of food court for foodies, with Asia Dog, Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, Pizza Moto, and Ramen Burger all in one place. (Plus there’s beer for your passengers who aren’t driving.)



Indulge your sweet tooth in Dumbo.
Three of Dumbo’s most delectable destinations are within a block from each other: One Girl Cookies, Jacques Torres Chocolate, and Almondine Bakery. Whether you’re in the mood for a whoopie pie, artisanal truffles, or an exquisite almond croissant, drive to the corner of Water and Main Streets and you’ll find what you’re craving.


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Talde Makes it So You Don't Actually Have to Go to Talde

Photo via Talde

For a while there, FIPS went pretty hard on the Talde-related posts, with a heavy emphasis on Pork Slope. Over the course of two years, the guys behind Talde, Thistle Hill Tavern & Pork Slope became the belles of the ball or some shit in the Park Slope food scene, opening Pork Slope, making changes here & there at all three places and announcing their first locale outside of Park Slope with Talde Jersey City. There was always something going with them.

Talde has continued to be their most acclaimed place, with former Top Chef contestant & Buddakan chef Dale Talde at the helm. People kinda go nuts for junk like his Pretzel Pork and Chive Dumplings. As we come up on 2015, Talde JC is getting ready to open their doors & here in Park Slope they've decided to take things to the next...or at least a NEW level at Talde. DELIVERY.

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We'll Never Be Royals, But We Have Some Dropping By the Hood Tonight

Photo via The Daily News

Dust off the fine china FIPS'ters. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are dropping by for a spot of tea this evening before going to the Barclays Center to watch the Nets play the Cleveland Cavaliers. Yes, the couple complete with baby bump, but sans their toddler Prince George, actually wanted Brooklyn as a stop on their official visit to New York. 

A bigger history nerd than myself (which is a tall order) from the Daily Beast couldn't help but make the connection between the Royal visit to BK and the historic Battle of Brooklyn fought at the start of the American Revolution.

They may not realize they will be sitting where, almost 240 years ago, the Battle of Brooklyn—fought between the American and British armies—raged on just one month after the United States declared its independence from King George III (who, of course, would not stand for it).


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Random Tag Sale (??) at Old Two Boots Location

Now that Two Boots has reopened in the old Terroir location on 5th Avenue, we couldn't help but wonder what, if anything, might be happening in the old 2nd Street spot just off 7th. 

Welp! Interestingly enough, we discovered some sort of tag sale thing happening in there. Here's the helpful sign on the front door:

Anyone in the market for a broken keyboard?

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