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Thursday June 1, 2006
A few rules exist at Ganas, a collection of 100 souls who live on Staten Island in what may be New York City's only commune.

My Nights in Hippie Haven

Wednesday May 31, 2006
A former member of a Staten Island commune built around the ideals of nonviolence, conflict resolution and open relationships is being sought in connection with the shooting of one of the group's founders late Monday night, law enforcement officials said yesterday.

It started as a hippie dream of simple living, but has turned into a New Age mini-empire with lucrative property holdings stretching from Staten Island to Spain.

A kinky commune of Staten Island that preached peace and love was rocked by violence when a woman booted from the group returned with a grudge - and a gun, cops said.

May 31, 2006 -- A gun-toting stalker, who claimed she was pressured into a lesbian affair by members of a hippie-style commune on Staten Island, opened fire on its co-founder in a midnight ambush that left him critically wounded, authorities said yesterday.

Tuesday April 25, 2006
Open relationships, little people, 100 kooky housemates: $710 per month covers room, board, toilet paper, and toothpaste at Ganas, New York Citys most exclusive commune. Serious inquiries only, please.

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