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The stories behind the remaking of New York's most populous borough.
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    THE "BASIC" PACKAGE: Electronic edition of "The Brooklyn Wars" in Kindle, ePub, and PDF formats.

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    THE "THANK YOU" PACKAGE: Electronic edition of "The Brooklyn Wars" in Kindle, ePub, and PDF formats, plus your name in the acknowledgments. (Note: All funders above the $25 level will receive thanks in the acknowledgments.)

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    THE "DEAD TREES" PACKAGE: Both the electronic edition in Kindle, ePub, and PDF formats, plus the print edition, signed by the author.

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    THE "BONUS ZINE" PACKAGE: Electronic and signed print editions, plus an extra EXCLUSIVE bonus chapter — not available anywhere else, because that's what "exclusive" means — containing tales of conflict and change from beyond Brooklyn, printed in classic ‘90s zine style (I still have my classic ‘90s saddle-stitch stapler!) with a hand-colored photo cover on organic paper stock from the Park Slope Food Co-op.

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    THE "SEE IT FOR YOURSELF" PACKAGE: Electronic and signed print editions, plus choose one of four walking tours (led by me) of one of the neighborhoods profiled in the book: Coney Island, Downtown Brooklyn, Bedford-Stuyvesant, or Prospect Heights. (Tours to be held on weekend days in spring and summer 2015.)

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    THE "OLD CRANK" PACKAGE: Electronic and signed print editions, plus a hand-colored T-shirt reading “I Lived In Brooklyn Before It Was Gentrified, And All I Got Was This Lousy Artisanal T-Shirt.”

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    THE "DELUXE SEE IT FOR YOURSELF" PACKAGE: Electronic and signed print editions, plus registration for all four walking tours.

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    THE "MUST BE IN THE FRONT ROW" PACKAGE: Electronic and signed print editions, plus I take you on a walking tour of the Atlantic Yards project, followed by a Brooklyn Nets game (tickets are on me) at which I complain the entire time about the lousy view and terrible architecture.

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    THE "ONE PERCENTER" PACKAGE: Almost everything listed above: the electronic and print editions, zine, t-shirt, and walking tours. Plus, if you live in the NYC area, I'll come to your home, school, or gated compound and lead a discussion on urban politics, gentrification, and inequality. (If you live outside the NYC area, I'll conduct one via Skype.)

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