"a chill of arctic iciness down the spines of the many people"
April 23, 2019 7:40 AM   Subscribe

 
It's one of those things that makes me realize how restrictive a lot of what we consider "normal" (or maybe what I consider "normal," anyway) to be these days, when it's almost inconceivable to think of a group of people rather easily buying some land a mere train ride away from NYC for the purposes of collective living.
posted by xingcat at 8:58 AM on April 23 [4 favorites]


This is utterly, completely fascinating. I live in East Brunswick and went to college at Rutgers in New Brunswick. As an avowed leftist I think it speaks volumes that I never heard of this collective... ever. This is going to be consuming a lot of my time over the next week or so. Thank you for this!
posted by theartandsound at 9:39 AM on April 23 [2 favorites]


I would’ve had a lot more fun knowing this growing up let me tell you
posted by The Whelk at 10:11 AM on April 23 [4 favorites]


I've been thinking quite a bit lately about how much equity and cost of living I'm wasting simply by owning significantly more real estate and housing than I can possibly use myself. Pooling resources with one other person seems crazy inefficient than pooling with 10 or 100 other people.
posted by rebent at 10:25 AM on April 23 [3 favorites]


I believe this is an excerpt from her recent book Radical Suburbs: Experimental Living on the Fringes of the American City from Belt (as in Rust Belt) Publishing. They also publish Belt Magazine, which I think a lot of people here would find interesting.
posted by plastic_animals at 10:54 AM on April 23 [2 favorites]


I've driven past this place a bunch; I think they host a mini-concert series. The street is host to a whole bunch of different architectural styles so it can be fun to go down.
posted by armacy at 6:12 PM on April 23


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