Hare Krishnas Vacate 96 Avenue B

Posted on: July 11th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

The East Village contingent of Hare Krishnas is on the move again.  According to Boogie reader BW, the longtime enclave at 96 Avenue B packed up its belongings and vacated the premises on Saturday evening.

We received the following communique shortly after the departure:

Saw the Hare Krishnas moving out of their building on Ave. B between 6th and 7th Sts. tonight, everything in 2 big moving vans…where could they be going? It’s a bit sad too, given that the original Hare Krishna elm tree is in Tompkins Square…

The Hare Krishnas are apparently relocating to parts unknown at the moment.  That much is confirmed by the website.

And the elm tree to which our tipster refers is allegedly the holiest tree in Tompkins Square Park – considered the birth of Hare Krishna in the western world.  In 1966, the spiritual messenger, Prabhupada, arrived from India and and founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness at 26 Second Avenue. One day, he and some locals took refuge in the shade of the elm and began chanting the mantra.

[Photo Credit: Ephemeral NY]

Did the group find another headquarters along Avenue B or in the immediate vicinity?  What have you heard?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcs0g3lfFlc&feature=channel_video_title

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  • The attached Hindu Temple is also moving out, citing safety concerns in an e-mail blast. They didn’t offer any details.

    BTW, if you ever visit Mumbai, India (essentially the New York City of India), then be sure to visit the ISKON temple where a large painting of Tompkins Square Park & the Hare Krishna Tree is prominently featured. Prabhupada came from there to the East Village.

  • The attached Hindu Temple is also moving out, citing safety concerns in an e-mail blast. They didn’t offer any details.

    BTW, if you ever visit Mumbai, India (essentially the New York City of India), then be sure to visit the ISKON temple where a large painting of Tompkins Square Park & the Hare Krishna Tree is prominently featured. Prabhupada came from there to the East Village.

  • The attached Hindu Temple is also moving out, citing safety concerns in an e-mail blast. They didn’t offer any details.

    BTW, if you ever visit Mumbai, India (essentially the New York City of India), then be sure to visit the ISKON temple where a large painting of Tompkins Square Park & the Hare Krishna Tree is prominently featured. Prabhupada came from there to the East Village.

  • The attached Hindu Temple is also moving out, citing safety concerns in an e-mail blast. They didn’t offer any details.

    BTW, if you ever visit Mumbai, India (essentially the New York City of India), then be sure to visit the ISKON temple where a large painting of Tompkins Square Park & the Hare Krishna Tree is prominently featured. Prabhupada came from there to the East Village.

  • The attached Hindu Temple is also moving out, citing safety concerns in an e-mail blast. They didn’t offer any details.

    BTW, if you ever visit Mumbai, India (essentially the New York City of India), then be sure to visit the ISKON temple where a large painting of Tompkins Square Park & the Hare Krishna Tree is prominently featured. Prabhupada came from there to the East Village.

  • The attached Hindu Temple is also moving out, citing safety concerns in an e-mail blast. They didn’t offer any details.

    BTW, if you ever visit Mumbai, India (essentially the New York City of India), then be sure to visit the ISKON temple where a large painting of Tompkins Square Park & the Hare Krishna Tree is prominently featured. Prabhupada came from there to the East Village.

  • The attached Hindu Temple is also moving out, citing safety concerns in an e-mail blast. They didn’t offer any details.

    BTW, if you ever visit Mumbai, India (essentially the New York City of India), then be sure to visit the ISKON temple where a large painting of Tompkins Square Park & the Hare Krishna Tree is prominently featured. Prabhupada came from there to the East Village.

    • Cool.  Do you have a link to the picture of the painting?

  • Hare Krishna, I know that the main temple that is in NYC is at 25th First Ave next to the first temple which is on 26th Second Ave.   for more info see http://www.krishnanyc.com and http://www.krishna.com 

  • Hare Krishna, I know that the main temple that is in NYC is at 25th First Ave next to the first temple which is on 26th Second Ave.   for more info see http://www.krishnanyc.com and http://www.krishna.com 

  • Hare Krishna, I know that the main temple that is in NYC is at 25th First Ave next to the first temple which is on 26th Second Ave.   for more info see http://www.krishnanyc.com and http://www.krishna.com 

  • Hare Krishna, I know that the main temple that is in NYC is at 25th First Ave next to the first temple which is on 26th Second Ave.   for more info see http://www.krishnanyc.com and http://www.krishna.com 

  • Hare Krishna, I know that the main temple that is in NYC is at 25th First Ave next to the first temple which is on 26th Second Ave.   for more info see http://www.krishnanyc.com and http://www.krishna.com 

  • Hare Krishna, I know that the main temple that is in NYC is at 25th First Ave next to the first temple which is on 26th Second Ave.   for more info see http://www.krishnanyc.com and http://www.krishna.com 

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  • their temple wasn’t artisanal enough or at all for the nabe…

  • their temple wasn’t artisanal enough or at all for the nabe…

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