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Longtime Park Slope Blog Calls it Quits

By Leslie Albrecht | February 5, 2015 5:32pm
 Erica Reitman, the founder of the popular neighborhood blog F---ed in Park Slope, has ended her long-running chronicle of life in the neighborhood. She now lives in Los Angeles and works as an interior designer.
Erica Reitman, the founder of the popular neighborhood blog F---ed in Park Slope, has ended her long-running chronicle of life in the neighborhood. She now lives in Los Angeles and works as an interior designer.
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PARK SLOPE — The blog that's made a sport of chronicling "only in Park Slope" moments such as babies in bars and Food Co-op intrigue has called it quits.

F---ed in Park Slope, founded in 2008 by then-Park Slope resident Erica Reitman, posted its last entry on Thursday with a heartfelt farewell from Reitman.

Reitman moved to Los Angeles in 2013 but kept the blog going with staff on the ground in Park Slope. She told DNAinfo New York she decided to end the blog because she could no longer give it the "time and energy it deserved."

Reitman, who works as an interior designer, now pens a blog about home decor.

F---ed in Park Slope's snarky reporting on life in one of New York's most mocked yet desired neighborhoods won a loyal following, attracting about 250,000 to 300,000 pageviews a month, Reitman said.

Though the blog's tagline was "embrace the hate," and entries often took shots at Park Slope's sillier aspects, Reitman said running it gave her a profound connection to the neighborhood.

“As much as we like to be sarcastic and make fun, there was, underlying it all, a lot of love and appreciation and just general excitement for Park Slope,” Reitman said.

Some of the blog's most memorable posts included a video series about the Target at Atlantic Center Mall, and an entry about a dog that was mugged outside a bodega, which made international headlines, Reitman said.

The blog's content will remain online and its Twitter account will remain active, thanks to an original editor of the blog who still lives in Park Slope. Reitman said she would entertain offers from anyone interested in taking over the blog, which made a small profit and featured posts by dozens of writers.