Police guarded E. 8th Street and Avenue D on Wednesday, where a man had thrown rocks at apartment windows festooned with Confederate flags. [DNA Info]

A Williamsburg real estate firm paid $23.4 million for the empty Bushwick lot at 115 Stanwix Street, where a 136-unit building will rise. [The Real Deal]

Take a final look inside Schiller’s Liquor Bar, which ended its 14-year Lower East Side run Sunday. [Bowery Boogie]

Tour Martina, the hours-from-opening, East Village pizza spot hoping to become a chain. [Eater NY]

Five-month-old Mexican restaurant Factory Tamal relocated from Essex Street to a more spacious set-up on Ludlow Street [Bowery Boogie], and yesterday earned a lengthy New York Times dispatch. [NYT]

The week-long Brooklyn Comedy Festival returns to Williamsburg Monday for year five, featuring appearances from Broad City’s Ilana Glazer and The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr. [Gothamist]

After a four-decade hiatus, NYC will once again boast a Miss Subway Pageant, taking place September 28 at the City Reliquary. [Gothamist]

According to tenant-courting website RENTCafé, 16 of 20 zip codes with the highest average rents are located in Manhattan. [Refinery 29]