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.
It’s not time for finger-pointing. We know the problem. It’s been years of neglect, and in many cases it’s been these radical environmentalists that want nature to take its course.…You know what? This is on them.