Magician and illusionist David Blaine surprised a number of Crown Heights residents Wednesday, showing up in the neighborhood without warning.
The famed magician popped in at Sartoria Sacho – Primo Hatters on Wednesday afternoon, where he donned a traditional Chabad kapota and fedora.
He then visited the home of Shloime Rotter, the store’s owner, where he performed a series of card tricks and other magic tricks.
Later in the evening, Blaine visited the home of CHJCC President Zaki Tamir, where he performed more tricks for delighted residents.
When asked to put on Tefillin, Blaine replied he “puts on tefillin quite often, with his Rabbi, Rabbi Hillel Heller of Crown Heights.”
David Blaine (born David Blaine White; April 4, 1973) is a Jewish American magician, illusionist and endurance artist.
He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance, and has made his name as a performer of street and close-up magic. He has performed all over the world and has set and broken several world records.