Lethem Gets All Activisty

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(Pic by Sylvia Plachy via randomhouse.com)

If you’ve followed the arguments against Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards proposal in Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem’s “open letter” to Frank Gehry on Slate will sound familiar, but it is the second sign (after the Dan Zanes concert) of what Develop Don’t Destroy’s celebrity advisory board–which at first wasn’t supposed to do anything but sit there and look pretty–might do for the opposition. (Ratner spokesman Joe DePlasco told the Sun that what Lethem has done is embarrass himself.)

Matthew Schuerman

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