Second person goes missing in Bushwick

casey chance

The NYPD is looking for missing 15-year old male Casey Chance. Chance was last seen at his residence, located at 99 Stockholm Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 29.  He was wearing a blue sweatshirt, tan pants, and blue sneakers. He was carrying a black backpack. He is 5’9, 120 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair.

Anyone with information about Casey Chance should call 1-800-577-TIPS or by going to or by texting tips to 274637 and entering TIPS577.


Williamsburg headline 100 years ago today: ‘Robber Marks Houses With Red Chalk When He Finds Them Easy’


Thanks to Bowery Boys for pointing out this neighborhood article from exactly 100 years ago today. The Evening World Newspaper ran a story on March 31st, 1914 about the capture of a particularly candid robber who would mark homes in Bushwick and Williamsburg with red chalk on the doors to remember that they were easy targets. From [Read more...]

There’s a Kokie’s yoga mat


In case you weren’t around for Kokie’s, Vice published an nasal oral history a few years ago. From Hyperallergic:

Designed by New York–based artist Jon Kessler, the object is part of a series of yoga mats by Grey Area, which includes versions created by Daniel Arsham, Wim Delvoye, and others.
The sales blurb for Grey Area’s yoga mats is so very insightful, as it suggests: “If you consider the many hours people spend staring at their mats, often in a grounded and conscious state, unencumbered by their mind’s preoccupations, they are in an ideal condition for viewing art.” And, in case you were worried that Kessler was going to obscure his objet d’art with a blizzard of pretentious theory explaining the basis for his idea, he seems to say “fuck it” and tell it like it is. Commentary on his mat, from the site: [Read more...]

Happy birthday show for Sharkmuffin

Video still the from Sharkmuffin's music video for "Quarter Machine"

Video still the from Sharkmuffin’s music video for “Quarter Machine”

Thursday marked Tarra Thiessen’s birthday, the lead singer of the local kick-ass girl band, Sharkmuffin. Donned in all black, the ladies celebrated by with a show at Union Pool, where they wailed and ripped with no inhibition.

A dress didn’t stop Thiessen from flailing across the stage during solos and jumping off stage to start her own mosh pit without missing a single lyric, fueled by guzzling wine straight from her personal b-day bottle. The band’s drummer Janet LaBelle was out with a pinched nerve, but you would have never known that their sub wasn’t part of the trio from day one. The only downfall to the performance was the short set, but any longer and there might have been injuries. This band knows how to party. Hard.

Stream the Sharkmuffin’s latest EP 1097 here.

Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: March 28-29

Looks like we’re in for another jam packed weekend in the northern side of the borough. Tons of options ranging from large rooms to small space, no cover bars and beyond. Starting off Friday, Jamie xx and John Talabot play Verboten to an already sold out crowd (select tickets at the door). Then it’s to Cameo where Midnight Magic kicks off their monthly residency featuring a 3D animated laser installation. On Saturday, I’ve selected a few choice parties scattered towards Bushwick like Willie Burns at Wreck Room with the Lost Soul crew, a curated event at The Graham, and lastly an epic 8-hour set from techno legend Silent Servant at Todd P’s former Silent Barn space, Trans Pecos. Check out all the listings below for your maximum night out.


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Bill Murray paid tribute to his beloved Williamsburg by wearing PBR shorts to a golf tournament

billmurraypbrWilliamsburg’s patron saint Bill Murray wore some fantastic PBR shorts during the Murray Brothers Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament in [Read more...]

A Sandwich Shop Called The Sandwich Shop is Rocking Williamsburg




Raved newcomer The Sandwich Shop is now delivering to most of Williamsburg, adding new surprises to their Spring Menu and offering catering to local businesses, photo studios and film sets.

The Sandwich Shop is owned by cookbook author Chef Clarisa Penzini and husband artist Ricardo Picon. They offer inventive, high quality sandwiches inspired by different cultures as well as new takes on the classics. Sandwiches like “The Tokyo Breakfast” (baked egg custard, cheddar, ham, arugula on brioche), “The Korean” (Kimchi, Cheddar, Sriracha Mayo on Ciabatta) and the classic “Cubano” (roasted pulled leg of pork, ham and Emmenthal) have become neighborhood favorites.

The Sandwich Shop
658 A Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(between Manhattan Ave and Leonard street)
The Sandwich Shop on Seamless, Grubhub, & Eat24

The Wick is finally hosting shows starting tonight: Keiji Haino (plus full schedule)


Tonight’s the night. The Wick has been teasing us since 2012 but tonight the 4,000-square-foot beer hall and concert space will finally have music! Check out Keiji Haino at 260 Meserole Street in Bushwick:

Keiji Haino (Haino Keiji) born 1952 in Chiba, Japan, and currently residing in Tokyo, is a Japanese musician whose work has included rock, free improvisation, noise, singer-songwriter, solo percussion, psychedelic, minimalism and drone styles, and covers. He has been active since the 1970s and continues to record regularly and in new styles. His main instruments of choice have been guitar and vocals, with many other instruments and approaches incorporated into his career’s work. Haino is known for intensely cathartic sound explorations, and much of his work bears an insular singularity, but his output has been so varied as to not always be recognizable as him. [Read more...]