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Inside Russell Simmons's Buddha-Drenched Yoga House of Worship

Back in September, when talkshow host Nate Berkus paid Russell Simmons a visit, we got a peek of the hip-hop mogul's NYC apartment. And, of course, the incredibly loud signage that Simmons erected to pledge his support for the First Amendment in the whole World Trade Center Mosque controvery. This weekend the Financial Times runs a quick profile of said apartment, focusing on its many, many Buddha sculptures and the yoga room that "looks like a temple, really big enough for four people," according to Simmons. He has also decorated one of his daughter's rooms in a Disney theme and the other to resemble an Indian prayer room. For those hoping to find religion (by osmosis), the place is now accepting applications for neighbors.

· Of Mosques and Men: a new Liberty Street message [Boing Boing]
· A mantra for all seasons [Financial Times]
· Curbside Pickup Transformations [The Nate Show]
· Be Russell Simmons' Liberty Street Neighbor for $6.39 Million [Curbed NY]
· All World Trade Center Mosque coverage [Curbed NY]