A parade of drumming Hare Krishnas is a familiar sight in the East Village. Less well known is the tension that has splintered the movement into separate factions. Followers who call themselves the Iskcon Revival Movement broke off from the mainstream movement and founded their own temple on St Marks Place in 1999. "We're not welcome, simply put, in the temples," says Vani Wulfhoop, a founder of the East Village temple. But less than a year later, the the Iskcon Revival Movement lost their lease.
The Local East Village posted a video about Vani and Brahmabuta-Das Wulfhoop and how they converted their apartment into a makeshift temple.