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Way Off The Grid on the West Side

By Ian Carlino:

A feature in the New York Times Magazine profiled a mansion in the city that houses numerous “freegans.” They try to live detached from the system, dumpster-diving for food and avoiding money whenever possible.

The feature discusses the freegans’ impact on their neighborhood, and how, despite their unkempt appearance, they have positively impacted their area just as well as any community organizer could have.

Looks like schooling, connections and degrees really aren’t necessary to create a base for community growth.

Also, see this BRO post on The Bird House.

Check out the New York Times Magazine article.

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