Lakewood’s tent city is on the verge of disbanding and residents from the community are finding themselves starting new lives in new short-term housing facilities. With the famed community coming to an end, some residents are remembering tent city's ‘Piano Man’ as being a man of good will and determination when it comes to the tone he set for residents of the wooded community.
Michael Berenzweig, better known as ‘Piano Man’, has been living in tent city with his wife and chickens for years, and now he is finally packing up his bags and moving out. Although tent city is being closed and some residents were granted temporary housing, Berenzweig chose not to stay in the Garden State. Instead, he and his wife will be moving to southern pastures in South Carolina where activism groups caught word of Berenzweig’s kind heart and offered him to run a bird sanctuary and center under his name.
As ‘Piano Man’ packed up his bags in tent city, he serenaded the community one last time with his music, bringing smiles and remembrance to what they built in the woods of Lakewood. When asked about what will happen to his famed piano, Berenzweig got extremely emotional.
"Don’t make me cry," he responded.
Unfortunately, ‘Piano Man’ is not able to take his piano with him and is leaving it in tent city for whatever residents have decided to stay put.
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