The New York Times

At the Park Slope Food Coop in Brooklyn, when members run afoul of the work requirements, suspension and shame often result.

“…Ms. Colic confided as she sipped blueberry tea one day this summer at the Tea Lounge in Park Slope. “Look, you can see the sign from here,” she said, despondent, pointing to the neon green “Food Coop” shining across Union Street.”  –NY Times