The CBD Craze Has Hit Brooklyn. And It’s Amazing.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, then you’ve seen all of the news regarding CBD.

I’ll be honest: I didn’t know what all of the hype was about, and at the time, I thought it was just that: bluff.

That is until I saw that the parent company of the Oreo cookie has announced that they are seriously considering adding CBD to their product line.

Now, while I’m one of the first people to call BS when I see it, the fact that a multi-billion dollar corporation (and the creator of my favorite cookie) is incorporating CBD into their products made me quite curious.

If you guys aren’t aware, there is a new café (on East University and Main St) in Brooklyn called Café CBD that, as the name suggests, carries CBD-rich products.

I had walked past the place everyday on my way to work (yes, I do have a day job aside from blogging. I know, I know…) and ignored it. I won’t lie: the place had my attention, and the long lines in front of it everyday and many frequent customers caught my eye. But, I didn’t want to dish 11 bucks on a coffee when I can get free coffee at the office.

The barista told me that the cafe sells hemp-rich CBD oil that they buy online from Royal CBD — aside from the coffees and teas that they had infused with CBD, there were 500mg CBD oil tinctures available on the counter, ranging from $50 to $79 for a bottle. The barista told me that the CBD in the coffee helps those with anxiety who still need the kick of caffeine in the morning, but don’t like the jitters.

While I don’t suffer from pain, I can’t say the same about my mild social anxiety. After having a sip of the $11 coffee, I was sold. I’m not sure if this is the new “New York hipster craze”, but I’m sold. The coffee was OK, but being able to have more than a few sips without triggering my restless legs was something that I’ve only experienced with CBD in my coffee.

Would I do it everyday? Hell no. That’s more than $300 per month on coffee, but I am considering buying some CBD oil tinctures myself and bringing it to the office with me so I can add it to my coffee there.

Until next time folks!

An Update On Our Direction Moving Forward

Park Slope is a neighborhood in northwest Brooklyn, New York City. Park Slope is roughly bounded by Prospect Park and Prospect Park West to the east, Fourth Avenue to the west, Flatbush Avenue to the north, and Prospect Expressway to the south. Generally, the section from Flatbush Avenue to Garfield Place (the “named streets”) is considered the “North Slope”, the section from 1st through 9th Streets is considered the “Center Slope”, and south of 10th Street, the “South Slope”. The neighborhood takes its name from its location on the western slope of neighboring Prospect Park. Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue are its primary commercial streets, while its east-west side streets are lined with brownstones and apartment buildings.

Park Slope features historic buildings, top-rated restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as proximity to Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and the Central Library as well as the Park Slope branch of the Brooklyn Public Library system. The neighborhood had a population of about 62,200 as of the 2000 census, resulting in a population density of approximately 68,000/square mile, or approximately 26,000/square kilometer.

Park Slope is considered one of New York City’s most desirable neighborhoods. In 2010, it was ranked number 1 in New York by New York Magazine, citing its quality public schools, dining, nightlife, shopping, access to public transit, green space, safety, and creative capital, among other aspects. It was named one of the “Greatest Neighborhoods in America” by the American Planning Association in 2007, “for its architectural and historical features and its diverse mix of residents and businesses, all of which are supported and preserved by its active and involved citizenry.” In December 2006, Natural Home magazine named Park Slope one of America’s ten best neighborhoods based on criteria including parks, green spaces and neighborhood gathering spaces; farmers’ markets and community gardens; public transportation and locally owned businesses; and environmental and social policy. Park Slope is part of Brooklyn Community Board 6.

The above is an excerpt from Wikipedia on Park Slope. It provides a peek into the neighborhood in New York where I grew up, and where this site was first established.

While we understand that our roots were in Park Slope, and that it’s even in our brand name, we believe that we have exhausted the area that is known as Park Slope. With our team members traveling across the world, we have started to pursue different ventures. One team member is in Saigon, Vietnam while another is working remote in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Two more are in France, and myself in Germany working full time for Fucked in Park Slope, as well as part-time as a content writer for Montem, where I recently published this dry bags buyer’s guide.

For this reason, we’re proud to announce that we’re going to cover much more than just Park Slope in the future. Of course, this does not mean that we’re going to stop covering Park Slope. It’s what we grew up doing, and rest assured that you’ll find the updates on events, restaurants, and everything else that you used to find on FIPS.

Until next time.

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, moan, and rant some more, so if you’re not down with that, now might be a good time to click your ass on over to another site.

Otherwise, buckle your seatbelt and prepare to be Fucked in Park Slope like the rest of us chumps.