The Real Deal New York

Trouble finding a place to call home? Join a Williamsburg commune

"Sober morning raves," yoga and meditation included for $4,000 a month
August 16, 2015 04:00PM

Communes evoke images of stoned and scantly clad hippies living in old school buses. But in NYC, new “cooperative apartment buildings” are popping up and it’s a very different vibe.

For example, Pure House at 151 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg promises to “curate” and “bring together like-minded people,” according to Curbed. Now, that’s what co-op buildings have always promised. But if you can’t get passed the Dakota’s interview, Pure House offers a much cheaper alternative, although it still isn’t cheap – ironic.

Besides the nine fully-furnished apartments in the building, “benefits” include dinner parties, music nights, “sober morning raves,” yoga, a clubhouse, large communal tables, massages and meditation. The cost: $4,000 a month. [Curbed]Christopher Cameron