Pavilion Theater's Owner Is Really Sorry For Being the Fruit Police

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The owner of the Pavilion Theater, Park Slope's surprisingly godawful movie theater, has extended an apology to Michael Kass, the 41-year-old cinemagoer it called the cops on last week for bringing strawberries into its fruit-phobic establishment.

Owner Ben Kafash told the Daily News, "I think the way the situation was handled was not correct and we apologize sincerely." Kafash also promised to work with Kass to hold a series of neighborhood meetings, and said he'd like to open a juice bar in the theater.

At the same time, though, the Pavilion has also quietly deleted their Facebook page, where Kass first made his complaint. Things were getting a little rowdy over there.

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Famously Terrible Park Slope Theater Called Police on Moviegoer Over Fruit

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The Pavilion Theater is reportedly on high alert for these red menaces.
The Pavilion Theater, Park Slope's preeminent movie palace, has had a bit of a public relations problem for a very long time. First there were the complaints that the theater was filled with bedbugs, complaints one of the managers, Ross Brunetti, wrote in a public letter were "rumors" and untrue.

The bedbug fervor subsided after 2012 or so, but the complaints continued: about the famously indifferent employees, the busted HVAC system that left the theater freezing in the winter and broiling in the summer, the various mysterious spills that left the place unpleasantly sticky year-round, and the things like torn screens and fuzzy picture quality that seem like they should be, you know, avoidable. In 2012, a fuming IndieWire critic dubbed it "the worst movie theater ever." Yelpers seem to agree.

As of Sunday, though, as Fucked in Park Slope was first to report, they have a different public relations problem to face, after kicking a 41-year-old diabetic father of three out of a screening of Divergent because he had fruit.

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Park Slope Sex Survey Confirms: (Most) Park Slopers Have Sex

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Last week we wrote about a sex survey going down at Fucked in Park Slope that promised to reveal some interesting things about the neighborhood. Today, part one is out! Turns out the neighborhood has (a few) more women than men, more straight people than otherwise -- and nearly a quarter of Park Slopers are single and looking for a relationship.

From FIPS: "While no one is fucking like a rabbit in Park Slope, 51.5% said they have sex one to three times a week. Unfortunately, another 30% have a nonexistent sex life. About one in three readers have had a one night stand in the neighborhood. When it came to ménage à trois, 41.7% said it was a pipe dream. Coordinating schedules (and orgasms) proved to be too much work for 55.3% of the group."

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Urban Etiquette Notes, Now With Dog Poop

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Sometimes it must be asked: Have we gone too far with urban etiquette missives? I mean, we live in a large city surrounded by millions of other, often annoying in some way or another, people. There's bound to be shit that happens. Yet in one neighborhood, reports Fucked in Park Slope, the shit has gone past hitting the fan and is instead being bagged, along with a kindly urban etiquette note asking the poo-creator's (a/k/a, dog's) owner to please stop letting the dog go to the bathroom in the "tree pits" and then also, to please stop just leaving the poo there.

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In Light of Brooklyn Sexual Assaults, Activists Petition NYPD For 'Sensitivity Training'

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Police sketches of the suspect(s)
It's been about seven months since the now-infamous south Brooklyn sex attacks began, and the NYPD still hasn't been able to finger a suspect. The police have ramped up their response after 11 crimes, but not without problems; women in the neighborhoods affected have begun to accuse police of handling this in a less than sensitive manner. Now, a petition demanding "sensitivity training" for cops has been launched. As of right now it has about 3,000 signatures and it will be presented to NYPD representatives in a meeting tonight.

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UrbanBaby Moms Weigh In On Occupy Wall Street: 'The Protesters Are a Bunch of Idiots'

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Finally, moms on smug-parenting site UrbanBaby are speaking out on the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests. The discussion thread we looked at today starts out like this: "I hate that I'm too much of a p*ssy to actually occupy Wall Street with the rest of the 99%. Finally, people are standing up for themselves and starting a revolution, but people like me are too lazy and afraid to join them. WTF?"

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Park Slope Residents and Police Clash Over Reports; Safe Walk Program Starts Tonight

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Park Slope residents think that police came close to catching one of the suspects in the recent string of Brooklyn sex attacks in the early hours of Wednesday morning, but the man gave them the slip. According to the Brooklyn Paper, residents say cops searched 13th Street at 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning and gave chase to a man who escaped towards 8th Avenue; they're assuming it was one of the suspects, though the police say the incident wasn't related. An officer at DCPI just confirmed to us that the incident isn't thought to have anything to do with the sex attacks.

An hour later that same night, a witness says he or she saw two white men approach a Hispanic man on Sixth Avenue and 18th Street, yell at him, and beat him up, possibly in an act of wannabe vigilantism (all descriptions of the attacker(s) indicate that he's Hispanic). Per the Brooklyn Paper, the witness called 911 and the cops took the man away.

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