Writers Unite to Lose Their Chainstores

Just when the fight over Atlantic Yards threatened to devolve into a detailed dissection of whether Brownstone Brooklyn was blighted or not, Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn has decided to bring back a little star dust. It looks like the celebrity advisory board, appointed last spring just to sit around and get picked apart by the project’s proponents, is going to do a little work for once: next Wednesday, Jhumpa Lahiri and Jennifer Egan are going to crash Tillie’s in Fort Greene with a reading, the highlight of a weeklong warm-up for the opposition group’s walkathon Oct. 21. The cafe’s website says, “Come one, come all, and bring your laptops.” That goes for you too, Jason Kidd!

Matthew Schuerman

Writers Unite to Lose Their Chainstores