Skip to comments.Would You Live in a Meat-Free ‘Utopia?’
Posted on 06/11/2012 6:51:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
When only macadamiabased cheese will do for that late-night craving, a new luxury condo on New Yorks Lower East Side delivers: the Madison Jackson has been designed to support a vegetarian or vegan organic lifestyle, offering prospective tenants 24-hour organic vegetarian room service, organic dry cleaning and an on-site juice bar, for those who get kale cravings at 2 a.m.
The vegan condo will also offer in-house nutritional counselling, craniosacral therapy and Jivamukti yoga, which combines hatha yoga with meditation and stresses veganism and environmentalism.
We have many people who are health conscious, Michael Bolla, the buildings developer, told DNAinfo.com.
But they dont have time to do certain things, so were making this lifestyle more tenable and easier. Its not only offering amenities, its also offering the environment to help people live that way, said Mr. Bolla, a yoga practitioner who is mostly vegan.
Response online has been vicious, with no live-and-let-live spirit in sight. Grub Streets Jenny Miller called the condo a glorious, meat-free, rich-people utopia, and hoped righteous celebrities such as Alicia Silverstone would sequester themselves inside. One vegan commenter suggested the opulence of it all induced nausea.
Madison Jackson is also not getting much love for its wacky interiors, conjured by more than 100 designers and artists who descended on the property last month. The result was four whimsical apartments; one was called Play, which featured a rubber-band stairwell and drew the ire of bloggers.
According to The Wall Street Journal, real-estate investor Thomas Sung bought the building for $535,000 (all figures U.S.) in 1983; its taken him this long to bring the property to market after installing an Olympic-sized pool at his daughters behest. Prices start at $542,000.
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As long as the meat is free.
I have a hunch this building will be 50% homo when it is filled up. Surprising there is not a piercing parlor on site being planned...........
Recall the final scene in Invasion of the Body Snatchers with Donald Sutherland pointing? That’s what you’ll see if they find you with a Mickey Dee’s
Our ancestors didn’t kill their way to the top of the food chain to eat a couple leaves and some tofu.
It’s capitalism. If there is a market, it will succeed. If not, it will fail. Niche marketing at its finest and, obviously, not for most of us.
How much does it cost for a bus tour of this freak show ?
Pfhht. Bacon. Accept no substitutes
It wouldn’t be Utopia without meat.
Vegan? Is this some sort of hybrid vampire that can only be killed with a holy-water-soaked-wooden-cross stabbed through the heart in bright sunlight?
To the headline: Don’t understand the question.
I am just not getting utopia and no meat in the same sentence, know all the words but together make me confused.
“Its capitalism. If there is a market, it will succeed. If not, it will fail. Niche marketing at its finest and, obviously, not for most of us.”
Agree...I am a vegan, but I would not purchase a condo anywhere...Free enterprise should win praises though.
The vegan condo will also offer in-house nutritional counselling, craniosacral therapy and Jivamukti yoga, which combines hatha yoga with meditation and stresses veganism and environmentalism."
IOW, a condo for PC, limp-wristed pu***ies. No thanks. I'll be on the rooftop next door grilling a two-inch-thick filet or ribeye, thankewverymuch.
Crazed people committing themselves to a nut house.
Free association applies to the mad and feeble-minded too.
Well, it’s certainly not my thing, but I don’t bear them any ill will for trying. Maybe they’ll find enough supporters for the niche they are trying to carve out. It sounds like they overdid it with the design and concept, but maybe it will work out for them.
Meanwhile, I’ll be in Brooklyn getting a Pastrami on Rye, extra mustard. :-)
"If you want meat pal, you're gonna pay for it."
Hm. Is that the same kind of thing as being "mostly" dead or "mostly" pregnant?
I can say with 100% certainty I will never have a 2am kale craving.
Given who they are catering to I’d say 100% homo/metrosexual.
When there are enough idiots who want to throw their money at you, what entrepreneur wouldn’t accomodate them?
Are they going to have one of those high-tech toilets to analyze your poop to make sure you are abiding by the lease agreement?
Join the communal love cult, and we’ll be needing a $500,000 down payment, by the way...
I give you - Wisconsin Bratwurst.
The landlord may be the same guy behind Jumbo Shrimp.
Utopia? Seems more like a version of HELL!
I have no problem with a store selling only vegetarian food. However, what I have a problem with is having Vegans and Vegetarians making others feel guilty about eating meat or forcing others to follow their beliefs.
My local butcher shop has this sign taped to the window.
“Vegetarian is Indian for lousy hunter.”
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