Here in Brooklyn, it’s difficult to think of ourselves as prudes—we’ve got awesome drag balls and an entire Tumblr page devoted to the Boobs of Bushwick, but polyamory seems to be a rather sticky taboo, perhaps one of the last to become completely eradicated. However, thanks to a new a Bushwick apartment complex for solely polyamorist tenants, it seems like the process of poly acceptance is speeding up.
Located one block from the Myrtle Ave M stop, the three-story building, named Hacienda Villa, has been undergoing renovations since January and overseen by realtor and co-founder of the polyamorist group Open Love New York, Leon Feingold, according to DNAinfo. Each of the three stories is made up of one apartment in which a single member “vets” potential applicants, for a total of 15 bedrooms ranging from $750 to $1,500 per month. And they don’t come without perks: the complex also features a hot tub and a “wet bar gazebo.”
Here’s the tricky part: In order to secure a spot at Hacienda Villa, you’ve got to know someone (or know someone who knows someone) who’s a friend of Feingold. Wanna make fast friends? Join Open Love NY’s Facebook page, which has over 1,500 members.
Or, you can plan to hit up one of Hacienda Villa’s upcoming community events, which Feingold plans to introduce once the building is completely renovated by July. “Anything from workshops, to speakers, to parties, to bar mitzvahs, anything,” he explained. “It’s a really nice, big space down there when it’s done. It’s going to be an asset to the community as a whole.”
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