I saw New Pei King, the Chinese restaurant at the corner of Powers and Bushwick Avenue get robbed last night. After parking my car somewhere in the triangle between Bushwick, Metropolitan, and Grand Ave., I was walking back towards my apartment on Ainslie when I saw a shady dude sneaking around the storefront of the restaurant. Then, suddenly, he jumped in, grabbed a HUGE bag of food sitting there for pickup/delivery, and took off on one of the delivery guy’s bikes. He tore off down Bushwick Avenue headed south, passed a cop car, and disappeared around the corner.
I tried alerting the workers of New Pei King that there was a cop a block away, but the language barrier prevented that bit of crisis communication. Instead, they hopped on some reserve bikes, slammed the metal gate storefront shut, and took off in hot pursuit. I say we just blame Lehman Brothers and get on with it. Prepare yourselves, Chinese delivery aficionados of Williamsburg and Bushwick, the subprime mortgage crisis is slowly nibbling away at your egg rolls, and there just isn’t enough duck sauce in Brooklyn to douse the fire.
Archive for September, 2008
Today’s post is saturated in doleful remorse for the fact that Mr. Sam Sparro was supposed to play tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg, and it was supposed to be the happiest moment of my life, because my obsession has reach all new heights.
Alas, his tour was cancelled because of ‚”visa issues.” While some of you may have gotten over the devastation, I certainly have not. So a moment of silence please. And enjoy ‚”Black and Gold,” and Sam doing his outrageous lil’ number dressed like a dandy in a limousine, singing about evolution.
Squirrel Melts! [Warning.... if you're not a badass like Sarah, you may find this video disturbing.]
After reading this story, we believe in God again.
He met her in the bar of the swank hotel and invited her to his room. Once there, the woman fixed the drinks and told him to get undressed.
And that, the delegate to the Republican National Convention told police, was the last thing he remembered.
When he awoke, the woman was gone, as was more than $120,000 in money, jewelry and other belongings.
The thief’s take stunned cops.
“It’s very, very, very rare,” Minneapolis Police Sgt. William Palmer said. “I can think of a couple of burglaries where we had that much stolen, but it’s the first time I’ve heard of this kind of deal.”
The haul included a $30,000 watch, a $20,000 ring, a necklace valued at $5,000, earrings priced at $4,000 and a Prada belt valued at $1,000, police said. The victim was identified as Gabriel Nathan Schwartz, 29, of Denver, a single attorney and a fixture in Colorado Republican politics. He was one of the state’s delegates to the convention this month in St. Paul.
Now, meet Gabriel Nathan Schwartz:
c/o Brooklyn Vegan
Spencer Krug must be one of those self-loathing maniac workaholic types. Between his commitment to Wolf Parade (which has recently included releasing their sophomore LP At Mount Zoomer and touring earlier this summer) he still finds time to tour and record with Sunset Rubdown. SR puts on a superb live set — they’re always able to translate the ornate yet eerie vibe of their records onto the stage, and that leaves audiences fully gratified.
They’re playing tonight @ 8 pm at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, and tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge….
Cyclists in Williamsburg are calling for a boycott of Northside Car Service after a hit and run last week at the corner of North 7th and Kent. Gowanus Lounge has the boycott email, which basically lays out the story…
Yesterday there was another bicycle accident on Kent and North 7th in Williamsburg. A hit and run. The cyclist was going straight and a Northside Car Service made an irrationally fast turn and almost hit the cyclist. The cyclist, with little time to react, had to slam on the brakes, flipped completely over the handlebars, and landed under the hood of the car. The car drove off. The cyclists was taken to the hospital with a broken elbow and collarbone – and, thankfully, no worse injuries than that.
So, who else can you use? Well, there’s Metroline (718-388-1800), Java (718-383-5600), Mobile (718-383-8300), Bushwick (718-386-5002), and Song (718-821-4444) to name a few. Any others I’m missing, and/or anyone familiar with Northside care to make a statement? Contact me.
FINALLY. We have a good ad. Now, we should couple this with some ads about Palin’s rape kit policy, book banning, and her desire to outlaw abortion when a woman has been raped. [hat tip Rumproast]