Mr. Star City

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

An empty three-story residential building on Bushwick Avenue lost its top floor in a three-alarm fire early this morning. No injuries were reported. [NY Daily News]

Greenpoint and Williamsburg will be the site of the Department of Sanitation’s year-long pilot-program experimenting with Big Belly Solar trash compactors. [Gothamist]

Chloë Sevigny‘s former home, a garden-level co-op on E. 10th Street, is back on the market for $2.2 million. [6 soft]

Two months after opening, Lord Hamm’s sandwich shop shuttered on E. Third Street. [EV Grieve]

At 7 p.m., The New Yorker‘s Malcolm Gladwell will be on hand at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to fete Katherine Taylor’s new novel, Valley Fever. 

Tonight at 8pm, the weekly free Washington Square Music Festival opens with a woodwind-centric concert. Then at 9 p.m., Bizarre Bushwick hosts its second annual Mx. Bushwick Burlesque Pageant (suggested donation of at least $7). [The Skint]

The Daily News thoroughly enjoyed the fare at Virginia’s, a new Alphabet City eatery. [NYDN]