235 West 23rd Street: Communist Party USA HQ (Video)

It’s green – not just red: the Communist Party USA has unveiled a $1 million renovation of its headquarters at 235 West 23rd Street in Chelsea.

Last month, the Communist Party USA unveiled a $1 million green renovation of its headquarters at 235 West 23rd Street in Chelsea. The AP called the space’s decor “more Macy’s than Marx,” though it does have a decidedly red theme as you can see in a video posted on the party’s website (link below).

The renovation included the installation of modern work stations that are finished with non-toxic linseed oil, as well as biodegradeable carpeting. The space accommodates 21 CPUSA staffers and features floor-to-ceiling windows, transparent glass walls, light occupancy sensors, and employed a number of other unspecified non-toxic construction materials.

The CPUSA plans to release more videos profiling its new space in the coming weeks (insert propoganda joke here). The party may fall short of its goal of running the U.S. within the next fifty years, but at least its carbon footprint will be as small as its political clout; the organization currently has 3000 members across the country.

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4 Responses to 235 West 23rd Street: Communist Party USA HQ (Video)

  1. Brittney Sauners Friday, November 21, 2008 at 1:24 pm #

    omg….this is awsome…I am wanting to be a member of YCL, but nobody ever responds to e-mail….so I am a member in waiting

  2. Babulal Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 12:43 am #

    I am interesting in cpusa activities

  3. Jon Uba Friday, March 11, 2011 at 5:56 am #

    How nice of you to laud the communists and their Green Move. Since history revealed between Stalin and Mao this political system has been responsible for many more times deaths at the hands of the Nazis, I ask you, would you praise a Green Move by Skinheads?Duh

    • David Roth Friday, March 11, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

      Seems like you really get it, Jon. Thanks for reading.

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