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Brentwood in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Modern Times

 
 
Modern Times Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Mocera, September 29, 2019
1. Modern Times Marker
Inscription.  1851 utopian community based on equitable commerce. Stephen Pearl Andrews & Josiah Warren, founders. Renamed Brentwood in 1864.
 
Erected by Historical Landmark Preservation Committee.
 
Location. 40° 46.713′ N, 73° 14.761′ W. Marker is in Brentwood, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Brentwood Avenue and Second Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Brentwood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood NY 11717, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Owl Legend (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1859 Dame House (about 700 feet away); First School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Methodist (approx. 2.4 miles away); State Hospital (approx. 2.4 miles away); Brookville (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named State Hospital (approx. 2.8 miles away); Islip Airport (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood.
 
Also see . . .
1. Utopian Community of Modern Times (Wikipedia).
Modern Times Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Mocera, September 29, 2019
2. Modern Times Marker - wide view
"Modern Times, a Utopian community, began in what is now Brentwood, New York. Josiah Warren and Stephen Pearl Andrews founded it in 1851. The community based its structure on Warren’s ideas of individual sovereignty and equitable commerce. Modern Times existed until 1864 when its citizens decided to change the name of the town to Brentwood...." (Submitted on November 7, 2019, by Thomas Mocera of Centereach, New York.) 

2. Where Brentwood Is Today Once Stood Long Island’s Own Utopia (Long Island Press, Sept. 7, 2014). "This Sunday 150 years ago Long Island’s most famous—and notorious—utopian community formally changed its name from Modern Times to Brentwood. For 13 years this pioneer experiment in communal living had been a haven for non-conformists where “free love” reigned. There was no jail, no police, no judge and no money. The founders’ ideas had attracted international attention in European and American intellectual circles but the residents’ eccentric behavior and out of wedlock living arrangements had drawn heated criticism locally and nationally." (Submitted on November 7, 2019, by Thomas Mocera of Centereach, New York.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2019, by Thomas Mocera of Centereach, New York. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2019, by Thomas Mocera of Centereach, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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