Williamsburg openings

Old Man Hustle Comedy Club Replaces Videology

Videology (via Videology Facebook)

The Bedford Avenue building that formerly housed the local favorite screening room and bar, Videology, which closed last October, has a new tenant that is bucking the corporate chain takeover of the surrounding area, Brooklyn Vegan reports.

The Lower East Side-based comedy club Old Man Hustle will open their second location at 308 Bedford Ave; the opening date has yet to be announced.

According to Brooklyn Vegan, the Videology sign was removed by workers today, and the new comedy club may also screen films: “The Lower East Side location of Old Man Hustle, on Essex St, hosts stand-up as well as movie night, so they will probably be making the most of Videology’s existing setup.” Continue reading

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Beloved indie bookstore McNally Jackson gets a Williamsburg branch

Mcnally Jackson Williamsburg

For the last four years, McNally Jackson, the beloved indie bookstore at 52 Prince Street, has been in the process of opening a branch in Williamsburg. Now, the wait is over. The Williamsburg outpost has opened its doors at 76 North 4th Street, joining mainstays like Spoonbill and Sugartown and Book Thug Nation to round out a literary trifecta in Williamsburg .

McNally Jackson has an exceptional selection, and fans of the Prince Street location will recognize a comparably rich array of titles grouped by genre, and spread over two floors, as well as the impressive collection of literary magazines, indie periodicals and art journals.  Continue reading

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