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The Brooklyn Paper

Raising money to fight Bruce Ratner has never been as healthy, delicious or entertaining as it will be next week.

On Monday, Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn — which opposes Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development — is kicking off a week of movies, music, comedy and food culminating in an Oct. 21 walkathon to raise funds for its impending legal battle against the 16-tower arena, hotel, residential and office space complex.

Film screenings and literary fiestas – including an appearance by author, Pulitzer Prize–winner and DDDB board member Jhumpa Lahiri –- will take place at restaurants and bars from Fort Greene to Cobble Hill.

“I think [the Atlantic Yards project] affects everyone in the neighborhood pretty drastically,” said Maio Martinez, owner of Sample restaurant in Cobble Hill. “We’re hoping this will get people to talk and exchange ideas.”

Sample is one of 10 restaurants donating a share of its Oct. 19 proceeds to the DDDB cause.

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