Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Defend Brooklyn!

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Develop-don't destroy. BROOKLYN

Media Contact: Nancy Kelly, (646) 796-8624, or Reva Cooper, (718) 965-0486;

WHAT: Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn Walkathon Fundraiser-- A Better Brooklyn, One

Step at a Time

WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 2007, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (rain or shine)

Registration: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Walk: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Post-Walkathon Celebration: 2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Prospect Heights Brooklyn

Registration and Kick-off: Freddy’s Backroom, 485 Dean Street @ 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY.

Post-Walkathon Celebration: Soda Bar, 629 Vanderbilt Ave. @ Prospect Ave., Brooklyn, NY.

Route: the walk will follow Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza, circle the Plaza and proceed down Vanderbilt Avenue. Total distance, approximately 1.5 miles.

Information and Registration: or email

BACKGROUND: Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn (DDDB) to hold Walkathon Fundraiser—a Better Brooklyn, One Step at a Time. Individuals, teams and families are invited to step out on October 14 to participate in a Walkathon to raise funds and awareness for the ongoing fight against the outsized and unpopular Forest City Ratner Atlantic Yards project.

Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, a non-profit corporation with 501-C3 status, is an umbrella organization for a coalition of citizen, community and faith-based groups that oppose the current plan for the development of Atlantic Yards. Last year’s Walkathon fundraiser involved over 300 participants and raised over $100,000.

The Walkathon, open to all, will start at the edge of the project’s footprint, on the corner of Dean Street and 6th Avenue. Registration, children’s activities and a word from the event’s Grand Marshal, TBA, will take place between 12:00-1:00 p.m. From there, participants will walk the neighborhood of Park Slope/Prospect Heights on a route that will take them past some of the great monuments and civic buildings of Brooklyn. After approximately 1.5 miles, the walk will end at neighborhood hangout Soda Bar, a kid-friendly bar and restaurant, for an after-party hosted by Roger Paz, aka DJ Motormouth, and featuring a live performance from Brooklyn singer-songwriter John Pinamonti.

Individuals or teams can register to participate and raise money for the event at Donations take place online through a secure and fully-automated system, or can be made in person on the day of the event. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn supports true progress for Brooklyn, and believes that the citizens of Brooklyn deserve development that will unite our community instead of dividing and destroying it.

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