Luke Constantino | January 28, 2010
Ahh, beautiful Park Slope.Â Right next to Prospect Park, brownstones, village-like shops and, wait, is that a baby in the bar?Â This has sparked quite a few heated conversations everywhere, here and online.Â Is it PC for a parent to go running for the shelter of her motherâ€™s little helper?Â These people were also called â€œbreedersâ€ in another article I spotted on â€œGothamist.â€Â Damn, this is a tough crowd!!!
I have been to many bars around the world and have never heard of this nonsense! Bars are local gathering places where people do bring their families, meet friends and have a pint or two and a small meal.Â No harm, no foul.Â In England itâ€™s called a â€œpubâ€ which is short for â€œpublic house.â€Â Itâ€™s not rare to find a mom or dad with the kids there watching a local soccer team for a few hours.
In the famous words of Rodney King, â€œCanâ€™t we all just get along?â€Â There are quite a few bars in the Slope. If you donâ€™t like one, go to another! Youâ€™ll definitely find one where you will be comfortable. As for the word â€œbreedersâ€ - you have got to be kidding me!Â Park Slope/Brooklyn Heights is one of the best places to raise a child!Â The schools here are exceptional.Â Breed away!
Â But if you see these hooligans in JJ Byrne Park on 5th, call the policeâ€¦ They are very dangerous!
As for the war going on between Hancoâ€™s and Hernyâ€™s for the best Vietnamese banh mi sandwich, go to Henryâ€™s.Â They both taste pretty much the same but Henryâ€™s is slightly cheaper. I myself prefer a Cuban sandwich from The Cubana CafÃ©â€™ on Smith Street.