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Would You Live in a Meat-Free ‘Utopia?’
The Globe and Mail ^ | Monday, Jun. 11 2012 | Zosia Bielski

Posted on 06/11/2012 6:51:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway

When only macadamia–based cheese will do for that late-night craving, a new luxury condo on New York’s 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 building’s developer, told DNAinfo.com.

“But they don’t have time to do certain things, so we’re making this lifestyle more tenable and easier. It’s not only offering amenities, it’s 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 Street’s 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; it’s taken him this long to bring the property to market after installing an Olympic-sized pool at his daughter’s behest. Prices start at $542,000.

(Excerpt) Read more at theglobeandmail.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: jumboshrimp; manhattan; meat; meatlessutopia; oxymoron; theanswerisbacon; vegan

1 posted on 06/11/2012 6:51:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Why not?

As long as the meat is free.


2 posted on 06/11/2012 6:52:07 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

You win.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 6:59:18 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1238 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: nickcarraway

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...........


4 posted on 06/11/2012 6:59:49 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Jonty30

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


5 posted on 06/11/2012 7:03:13 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: nickcarraway

Our ancestors didn’t kill their way to the top of the food chain to eat a couple leaves and some tofu.


6 posted on 06/11/2012 7:03:13 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: doorgunner69

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.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 7:03:23 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Jonty30

How much does it cost for a bus tour of this freak show ?


8 posted on 06/11/2012 7:05:26 PM PDT by molson209
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To: nickcarraway

Pfhht. Bacon. Accept no substitutes


9 posted on 06/11/2012 7:07:47 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: nickcarraway

It wouldn’t be Utopia without meat.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 7:10:39 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: nickcarraway

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?

Sounds dangerous.


11 posted on 06/11/2012 7:12:34 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia Province, riding unicorns to work.)
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To: nickcarraway
I could do it.

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12 posted on 06/11/2012 7:13:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


13 posted on 06/11/2012 7:14:19 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: nickcarraway
Do I understand correctly that there are only four apartments in this insane asylum?
14 posted on 06/11/2012 7:16:11 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Migrating elephant herds react badly to flaming motor homes and dry ice doesn't repel killer bees)
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To: reformedliberal

“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.”

Agree...I am a vegan, but I would not purchase a condo anywhere...Free enterprise should win praises though.


15 posted on 06/11/2012 7:19:12 PM PDT by mountaineer1997
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To: nickcarraway
Wow!, Rib Eye steak for free!
I hope these are the anti-Christ idiots.
Do you remember reading?
16 posted on 06/11/2012 7:22:39 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: nickcarraway
"...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."

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.

17 posted on 06/11/2012 7:38:00 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: nickcarraway
do they have to file down their canine teeth to live there tooo???
18 posted on 06/11/2012 7:38:33 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nickcarraway

Crazed people committing themselves to a nut house.


19 posted on 06/11/2012 7:40:48 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: nickcarraway

Free association applies to the mad and feeble-minded too.


20 posted on 06/11/2012 7:49:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

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. :-)


21 posted on 06/11/2012 7:55:16 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Jonty30

"If you want meat pal, you're gonna pay for it."

22 posted on 06/11/2012 7:58:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway
said Mr. Bolla, a yoga practitioner who is “mostly” vegan.

Hm. Is that the same kind of thing as being "mostly" dead or "mostly" pregnant?

23 posted on 06/11/2012 8:01:18 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: nickcarraway

I can say with 100% certainty I will never have a 2am kale craving.


24 posted on 06/11/2012 8:14:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: doorgunner69

Given who they are catering to I’d say 100% homo/metrosexual.


25 posted on 06/11/2012 8:17:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: nickcarraway

When there are enough idiots who want to throw their money at you, what entrepreneur wouldn’t accomodate them?


26 posted on 06/11/2012 8:33:46 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 52% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: nickcarraway
You may find this interesting.

Agenda 21 & Diet
27 posted on 06/11/2012 8:35:43 PM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

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?


28 posted on 06/11/2012 8:46:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: RightOnline

Join the communal love cult, and we’ll be needing a $500,000 down payment, by the way...


29 posted on 06/11/2012 8:58:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: RansomOttawa
Hm. Is that the same kind of thing as being "mostly" dead or "mostly" pregnant?

Mostly gay.

30 posted on 06/11/2012 9:02:49 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: nickcarraway
Given that this thread is worthless without pix

I give you - Wisconsin Bratwurst.

31 posted on 06/11/2012 9:05:09 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
No, because Jerry Lee Lewis, you might of heard of him, stole the ideer from me, who's a meat man, you oughta see-me-eat, man!
32 posted on 06/11/2012 9:05:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

The landlord may be the same guy behind Jumbo Shrimp.


33 posted on 06/11/2012 9:10:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: nickcarraway

34 posted on 06/11/2012 9:20:46 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: ebshumidors
Bacon wrapped Utopia. I'm so there.


35 posted on 06/11/2012 9:36:42 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: nickcarraway

Utopia? Seems more like a version of HELL!


36 posted on 06/11/2012 9:59:01 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


37 posted on 06/12/2012 4:08:55 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

My local butcher shop has this sign taped to the window.

“Vegetarian is Indian for lousy hunter.”


38 posted on 06/12/2012 6:56:18 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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