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Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn

January 04, 2008


Gentrification is just one of those inescapable beasts when it comes to the NYC housing market (but hey, it got us an organic market in Bushwick!) That said, few developments cause enough stir to inspire twenty authors (including some favorites of ours) to contribute to an anthology in defense of their neighborhood. Brooklyn Was Mine is a collection of essays, stories, and poems from notable authors like Jonathan Lethem, Dinaw Mengetsu and Robert Sullivan (plus a whole bunch more) was released Wednesday to directly benefit Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn—a community organization committed to fighting Forest City Ratner’s extensive Atlantic Yards development. The collection is only like fifteen bucks, and there are two readings in the coming weeks to support the organization. There's more info on the book, the organization and the readings here.

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Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn