This Beat-up ‘Mad Max’ RV Near the Williamsburg Bridge has Locals Guessing

Posted on: March 12th, 2015 at 9:16 am by
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Locals are seemingly in a frenzy over this beat-up RV – with its corrugated siding and fire escape security system – which is often parked outside the Baruch Houses.

The dark horse, so to speak, generally takes up residence on Baruch Drive and has instilled a sense of intrigue (nay, suspicion) among the population. Its presence yields such witticisms as “Mad Max: Beyond Delancey” and the “LES Mystery Machine.” We just think it’s an early prototype of the EM-50 Urban Assault vehicle from the cinema classic Stripes.

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Security system of chains and fire escapes

Conspiracy theories most certainly abound – drug den, FBI surveillance, etc. Peeking through the window, however, the answer seems clear enough. There is simply a bed and some flowers; and it’s rather clean. So, this motorhome is simply that, housing mobile squatters. After all, the rent certainly is too damn high in this fuckin’ town.

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