Early predictions held that the credit crunch would be good for Brooklyn Cohousing, the proposed Brooklyn commune that's received more press coverage than it has members. But apparently the recession doesn't like hippies, because the folks behind Brooklyn Cohousing have given up, the Brooklyn Eagle reports. "Attempting to build a physical development during the worst financial crisis of the last half century simply proved too much for us," the group explained. That's after it pulled out of a contract to build on the site of Fort Greene's Carlton Mews and a second attempt at a former mattress factory (right) in Greenwood Heights. But perhaps the dream of paying more money for really tiny apartments with optional communal gardening will live to fight another day.
· After 3+ Years, Brooklyn Cohousing Abandons Efforts [BK Eagle]
· Brooklyn Cohousing coverage [Curbed]