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Mark-Viverito’s election to council’s top post draws quick reaction

Downtown
The election of Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverio to council speaker on Wednesday was quickly praised by her City Hall colleagues, business leaders, and women’s rights groups. … Full Article
 

Loehmann's liquidation sales begin Thursday

Crown Heights
Loehmann's, a discount retailer which traces its roots back more than 90 years, says it will begin liquidating inventory Thursday. … Full Article
 

The Heights Players celebrate family love and mishegoss this January

Brooklyn Heights
Family is more than blood. It is love, caring, shared values and sometimes, putting the needs of others before yourself. This describes the Jerome family of Neil Simon's “Broadway Bound,” now being performed by The Heights Players in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article
 

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
 

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