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Loehmann's liquidation sales begin Thursday

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

The New York-based retailer tried unsuccessfully to sell its business in November and filed for bankruptcy protection in December, citing limited access to capital and increased competition in the off-price retail niche. It was the company's third bankruptcy filing.


The Heights Players celebrate family love and mishegoss this January

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. “Broadway Bound” is the last installment in Simon’s acclaimed autobiographical trilogy, which includes “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues,” and is a deeply moving account of courage and wisdom, which happens to be wickedly funny.


Here's an art exhibition that celebrates being a sellout

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.

But an intriguing new exhibition opening Jan. 9 in Williamsburg seeks to take that old idea and stand it on its head.

The show, called #SELLOUT, features 16 artists who are proud to admit that they want to brand themselves and market their work.


Dearly Departed? No, just moving

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.

Cusimano is selling 230 Court St., the property that houses the funeral home, a rep for the buyer revealed at a city Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing earlier in the day.

The deal hasn't closed yet.


New historical novel reads like thriller

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.


Lutheran HealthCare lecture focuses on spiritual side of medicine

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.

The health care organization, which runs Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park, as well as a host of other family health centers around southern Brooklyn, is so serious about the importance of spirituality that it will spend a day focusing on the connection between medicine and spirituality.


Coming to America: Shteyngart writes first memoir

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.

The award-winning author of “Super Sad True Love Story,” “Absurdistan” and “The Russian Debutante’s Handbook” will speak as part of the Brooklyn Voices lecture series on Wednesday, Jan. 8 to discuss his latest work.


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

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.


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

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.

At the northern end of the park in DUMBO, new parkland and amenities are being added at Main Street, John Street and Jay Street. At the southern end, at the foot of Atlantic Avenue, additional parkland is being constructed at Pier 6.


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

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.

In interviews with the Eagle, Stark’s brother-in-law and a Williamsburg religious leader both praised Stark as a philanthropist. At the same time, however, local media increasingly shone the spotlight on his controversial career as a property owner.



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