Lightbulb-Eating Magician Arrested for Robbing Brooklyn Banks

From The New York Times:

A self-described magician and escapist who once set a record for eating a household light bulb in fewer than 34 seconds was arrested and charged with committing a string of Brooklyn bank robberies.

Being a magician doesn’t guarantee you’ll be any good at robbing banks. This particular bank robber, Robert J. Williams, 22, also holds the record for eating a light bulb at an incredible speed (33.86 seconds, as per – truly a man of many talents. Perhaps he thought he could get away with these robberies by eating the cash, or making it magically vanish? Whatever the case, he was arrested Wednesday, June 6. Brooklyn banks are now safe from the magical robber.

Deafheaven returns to Brooklyn

Genre defying west coast crew Deafheaven will be back in Brooklyn this Friday, June 15, for an exclusive Northside Festival appearance at Saint Vitus Bar. Expect opening sets by the likes of Indian Jewelry, Pinkish Black and Vattnet Viskar. Get you tickets now, this will sell out. More details below.

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Free Sailor Jerry Tattoos + Rum

Image via Three Kings Tattoo

via Brokelyn

Tuesday, June 12th, marks what would have been famed tattoer Sailor Jerry’s 101st birthday.  What better way then with rum and free tattoos!

From Three Kings Tattoo:

On Tuesday June 12 from 10pm to 4am we will be joing Sailor Jerry Rum to celebrate the anniversary of Sailor Jerrys death. This year the world famous tattooer would be 101 and thats how many tattoos we are aiming to do. The tattoos are free and are given out at a first come first serve basis. You must be 21 or older and the design is a solid black old anchor drawn by the master himself. So come on down and celebrate with us with tattoos,drinks and a after party across the street at Matchless. Let‘s drink to the most influential tattoo artist that ever lived!!!

I’ll go if you go…

Anthony Bourdain Says Brooklyn is the ‘nexus’ of world cuisine… visits Roberta’s

Of course we already knew this was true.

Earlier this month, the “No Reservations” star wrapped up the week-long Kings County taste tour for a final fall show.

The brash New Jersey boy turned celeb chef told The News his trip to the borough was prompted by cooks he’s met from across the globe raving about Brooklyn’s eating scene.

“Brooklyn is the nexus where everything is going on right now,” said Bourdain.

“Brooklyn is a melting pot. There are traditional Jewish delis. Caribbeans are a huge part of the culture.

There was an attempt to embrace the features of what makes the Brooklyn picture.”

Sheepshead Bay got the Hollywood treatment hosting Bourdain and his camera crews at two spots: Jay & Lloyds Kosher Delicatessen on Avenue U and Randazzo’s Clam Bar on Emmons Avenue.

Bourdain also spent time in the borough’s hipster and brownstone pockets eating at Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, the pricy three Michelin-starred restaurant on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill. And at Roberta’s on Moore Street in Bushwick.

The Best Bars In Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick

Maisson Premiere

Not only has Northern Brooklyn become THE place to eat in New York, its become THE place to drink as well. From newcomers like The Ides and Maison Premiere to older favorites like the Turkey’s Nest and The Abbey, there’s no place we’d rather have a cocktail than Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick.

With new watering holes seemingly opening daily, its become impossible to keep up. Who has the best Old Fashioned? The best garden? The worst service? We’re here to help you navigate. Here’s a list of our favorites bars in the neighborhood.

Poets House Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

If you enjoy poetry, have $250 to spare (chump change), or just want to be in the same vicinity as the man, the myth, the legend: Bill Murray, head on down to the 1 Center Street tonight, June 11, at 6:30 PM for the 25th Annual Poets House Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge.

The annual poets house benefit and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight at 1 Center Street and ends at Fulton Ferry with a sunset reading of Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” by Galway Kinnell. Better yet, Bill Murray (as in Bill Murray) and Marie Howe are also participating in the walk. The whole thing ends with dinner at a nearby restaurant.”


Eva’s Play Pups

Do you have a dog? When you leave town and can’t bring your cutie little pup with you and your friends and family members refuse to dog sit (how rude), there is a place to board your dog, and by board, I mean send the pooch to doggie heaven: Eva’s Play Pups, specifically their countryside boarding program, relocating your man’s-best-friend to their 52-acre farm just off of North Eastern Pennsylvania for the weekend and/or holidays

We have 52 acres of open fields, woods and a swimming pond with 5 fenced in acres where clients’ dogs can run and play all day long…We have a fully air conditioned and heated kennel building with dog beds, crates, and a doggy bath tub.

…Talk about a nice break from the city!

For more info on Eva’s Play Pups, visit their site: