Rabbi's RV Upsets New York Neighbors
Residents in one of New York’s most exclusive neighborhoods are up in arms after several beaten-up old RVs are reported blighting the streets.
Angry Upper West Side locals have complained that the vehicles are turning their highly desirable area into a trailer park, taking up valuable parking spaces and generally lowering the tone, the U.K. Daily Mail reported.
With its easy access to Central Park, the area is much sought after with some of the highest prices in the city, but now some residents are concerned that others are trying move in by stealth.
One motorhome, a rusty ’84 Chevy Pathfinder, parked at Riverside Drive and 74th Street has been described by local resident Gretchen Berger, as "an ugly piece of junk."
The RV belongs to Queens-born Rabbi Steve Blumberg, a Kabbalah practitioner, who told The New York Post that the residents ought to take life less seriously.
"If you want a gated community, you should live in Creedmoor [Psychiatric Center]," he said.
"Otherwise-liberal West Siders have very serious middle-class scruples about what should or should not be in their neighborhood."
For the Daily Mail story and photos, click here.
For the New York Post story, click here.