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Here's an art exhibition that celebrates being a sellout

Williamsburg
If you describe an artist as a sellout, it's usually be meant as an insult. A sellout is often depicted as someone who failed to stay true to their art and sold out in favor of (gasp!) commercialism. … Full Article
 

Dearly Departed? No, just moving

Cobble Hill
The Court Street Funeral Home plans to leave the building where it has operated since 1946 – but will relocate within Cobble Hill, owner Dominic Cusimano told the Brooklyn Eagle Tuesday. … Full Article
 

New historical novel reads like thriller

Fort Greene
New York-based author Michele Zackheim this week published her latest novel, “Last Train to Paris” (Europa Editions), and will be celebrating in Brooklyn with a reading on Jan. 9 at Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene.  … Full Article
 

Lutheran HealthCare lecture focuses on spiritual side of medicine

Sunset Park
Medical care these days involves far more than just physical exams in a doctor’s office, flu shots and MRIs. There is also a spiritual component to healing the patient, according to officials at Lutheran HealthCare. … Full Article
 

Coming to America: Shteyngart writes first memoir

Clinton Hill
At age 41, Gary Shteyngart seems awfully young to be writing a memoir. But readers of "Little Failure" soon discover that he's been precocious all his life. … Full Article
 

Terriers come from behind to win first NEC game of the season

Brooklyn Heights
Jaymee Veney was heated after she was held scoreless and her St. Francis Terriers trailed Mount St. Mary’s by four points going into halftime. She knew that she had to have a big second half to get her team back in it, but she also knew that she couldn’t do that by playing angry. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bridge Park begins construction on more parkland, bouldering wall, community space

Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Bridge Park is growing again. Work is starting this week on new parkland, a bouldering wall, an education center and more. The work will take about a year, according to park officials. … Full Article
 

Hasidic leaders praise Menachem Stark, but business dealings come under scrutiny

Williamsburg
As a coalition of Brooklyn officials condemned sensational tabloid coverage of Hasidic millionaire Menachem “Max” Stark’s murder, his family members and fellow Williamsburg Hasidim increased the reward for any information on his death to $25,000. … Full Article
 

Greenpoint to get new waterfront park

Greenpoint
A major development project in Greenpoint will bring a new waterfront park as well as 200 units of affordable housing to that northern Brooklyn community, according to Councilman Stephen Levin, who negotiated with the city and the property developer to secure the amenities. … Full Article
 

Attorney failure allows plaintiff to refile claim against landlord

Downtown
A Brooklyn preacher may be given temporary possession of laundry/office space in a Jay Street building, Brooklyn Civil Court Judge Ingrid Joseph ruled. … Full Article
 

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