Foodies in Williamsburg have another August event to look forward to this summer, as Grand Street is once again slashing prices with prix fixe menus at 16 different restaurants.
With prices ranging from $12 to $35 for 3 course dinners, Restaurant Week breaks down costs of entry and offers the best opportunity to try something new in your neighborhood. That’s why we’ve provided this guide with insider tips for every participating business, so everyone can find a reason to try the spot that just opened, or one that has been there for 20 years that you’ve never had the chance to visit.
“We want everyone in the community to feel at home in all of our small businesses, and be able to enjoy the entire range of our vibrant culinary scene,” said Executive Director Erin Piscopink. “That means sharing why pupusas from Bahia Restaurant may be the best comfort food you’ve never had, or how Thompson Brooke’s original French toast doughnut is the perfect ending to a bargain $35 dinner. “
There is something unique and special to try everywhere from our oldest participant Los Primos, to our newest Mad for Chicken. Read the full guide and find out more about Restaurant Week on Grand Street at grandstreetrestaurantweek.com.
Once again, the BID is rewarding those who share their prix fixe experience with their friends with #DineonGrand in our social media contest. Diners can win $50 to a Grand Street BID restaurant of their choice if selected the winner!
National Sawdust, the hot-on-the-rise performing arts institution in Williamsburg, announced its landmark fifth anniversary, “Take Root.” This season will be focused on celebrating the artistic process, from incubation to dissemination, while honoring the local and global artistic community that National Sawdust serves.
An artistic home for creatives and an incubator of vital new works, National Sawdust has practiced a devotion to representation of voices. In its fifth season, National Sawdust deepens its ties to its community and digs into its roots with the Artists-In-Residence program, which takes artists’ work from incubation to dissemination. This season’s class of residents are Lucy Dhegrae, Ash Koosha, Against The Grain Theatre, Kinds of Kings, Mwenso & The Shakes, and Sonic.
For its fifth season, National Sawdust is dedicating a week to each of its diverse National Sawdust Curators to better ensure that the organization’s curatorial model provides an invaluable platform for the artists selected and guided by the curators to advance their careers through performances on National Sawdust’s stage. This season’s curators are Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) and Ted Hearne.
“Take Root” also sees the public debut of National Sawdust’s partnership with Juilliard: the BluePrint Fellowship Program, a dual-track career, project mentoring, and commissioning course designed to leverage the extensive project development and presenting experience of the National Sawdust team and guest women and female-identifying mentors to help bridge the fellows’ training and bring their interdisciplinary projects to completion at National Sawdust. Guest composers for this first round, spearheaded by Prestini, include Prestini, Claire Chase, Reena Esmail, Nathalie Joachim, Alex Temple, and Laura Kaminsky.
Also, National Sawdust continues to stretch the boundaries of creative possibility through the launch of a long-term sound partnership with legendary Berkeley company Meyer Sound. With the installation of Meyer Sound’s Constellation® acoustic system as well as its immersive component Spacemap®, National Sawdust builds upon its already stellar reputation as a place for bold experimentation and creativity. Spacemap’s sophisticated, multi-channel panning system provides artists an extraordinary amount of freedom to explore and play with three-dimensional spatial sound, while Constellation offers an almost unlimited palette of acoustic possibilities with the press of a button.
The NYC Dept. of Education released data on Wednesday on deteriorating lead-based paint in public schools and the results are not great for North Brooklyn. Over 900 NYC elementary classrooms, including 114 Brooklyn schools, tested positive for lead paint, with many tainted classrooms in Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bushwick, Chalkbeat first reported. 5,408 classrooms were tested as part of the inspection and it’s the first time DOE has released lead paint statistics.
The city’s classroom data (.XLS) release follows a June WNYC/Gothamist investigation of four schools that revealed “substantial levels of lead contamination from deteriorating paint inside four public elementary schools operated by the New York City Department of Education.”
The piers, located to the South of the North Williamsburg Ferry stop, were under construction for several years as part of the development of the 40-story tower at 2 N 6th Pl, Brooklyn Paper reports Continue reading →