The Upper West Side Has at Least Two Mobile Homes

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FAIRFIELD, CA - MAY 29: Motorhomes and tow-able RVs are displayed at Cordelia RV on May 29, 2013 in Fairfield, California. Deliveries of motor homes and towable RVs to dealers surged 11 percent in the first quarter and the RV industry anticipates a total of 307,300 units will be shipped this year, the highest number since 2007. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Photo: Justin Sullivan/2013 Getty Images

Sure, having to find parking around old-school RVs like a 1984 Chevy Pathfinder or a 1975 Dodge Sportsman might be annoying for Upper West Side residents — who describe two such vehicles parked on Riverside Drive and Central Park West as "creepy," "ugly," and "monsters" in a piece published by the New York Post today— but perhaps they're just jealous that their neighbors are getting such a good deal. Rabbi Steve Blumberg got his "mobile studio apartment" for $8,000 on eBay in 2007. He's not currently living in the "23-foot vehicle," so he uses it "as a crash pad for visiting friends, or as a space to collect his thoughts, meditate and pray." Even if you have a place to yourself with room for all that, we are sure you are paying more.