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Artists evicted from Brooklyn ‘Commune’

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

While not a commune in the traditional sense, the residents of 475 Kent Avenue in Brooklyn, NY describe their home as a kibbutz or commune. Unfortunately they were all evicted a few days ago due to the building being a fire hazard. Evidently the building was not even supposed to have residential spaces. Some claim the motivation was to move out the artists so the building could be turned into condos.

"We're trying to figure out how to organize ourselves as tenants to get to the bottom of what’s going on here," said tenant Lai Ling Jew. "We love our homes. This is a vibrant community we created."

Read about the community in the New York Times.

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