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From crystal gazers with neon-signed storefronts to regular-seeming geriatric nurses with side jobs as clairvoyant mediums, Brooklyn is home to untold scores of professional psychics, readers of auras and tea leaves, casters of cards and runes. And although one Brooklyn man claiming psychic powers and contact with aliens was recently fined for bilking elderly Iowans out of thousands of dollars, not everyone offering intuitive reading services is an evil con artist. Far from it: The local communities of believers in the paranormal are vast and...
Just as the neighborhood got rid of its only heavy metal bar, Park Slope has a terrifying new problem on its hands: A local resident's pregnant Mexican Red Rump tarantula is missing. According to Gothamist (via Reddit), the "mostly harmless" Penelope went missing from her South Slope home recently. Her loving owner has been taping up posters featuring this message around the neighborhood: Have you seen Penelope? She's a Mexican Red Rump Tarantula I know she looks crazy...

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