Williamsburg apartment sells for a record breaking $6.5 million

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New Williamsburg music venue National Sawdust announces initial schedule

nationalThe new Williamsburg music National Stardust located on North 6th (Wythe) and backed by musicians like The National’s Bryce Dessner has announced its initial schedule. From Brooklyn Vegan:

Three of the venue’s curators, The National’s Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly and vocalist Theo Bleckmann, will team up for a concert on opening night. They’ll be joined by the ACME ensemble and violist Nadia Sirota. Chris Thile (Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek) will open with a solo set. Tickets are on sale now. That’s a 7:30 PM show, and there’s also a late show that will have curator Jeffrey Zeigler teaming up with Cibo Matto and more.

Other upcoming shows include throat singer Tanya Tagaq on 10/2, a multi-day Terry Riley festival, Chris Thile’s band Punch Brothers on 10/8 , a John Zorn festival, Majical Cloudz on 10/21, and much more. The venue currently has shows booked through December.

See the full calendar here.

The Bedford Avenue Starbucks will start serving booze this Wednesday

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Trapped In The Closet, Live! is coming to Williamsburg next week

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Audience pick Labyrinth closes out SummerScreen tonight in McCarren Park

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Joe’s Pizza is officially open in Williamsburg

Photo via Eater

Photo via Eater

West Village favorite Joe’s Pizza is now officially open in Williamsbug at 216 Bedford Ave (North 5th). From Eater:

Originally expected to open in June, today is the day when Joe’s Williamsburg makes its grand debut on Bedford Avenue. The construction delays resulted in the need to reinforce the floors to bear the weight of the double stacked Baker’s Pride ovens, the same ones used at the other Joe’s locations. The recipes and prices are identical to the other two locations: $2.75 for a round slice, $3.00 for square. And just like at the other restaurants, everything is made from scratch in house. The hours will be limited for now as the ovens and staff need to be broken in. But by the fall expect the place to be in full swing into the wee hours.

See more pictures at Eater.