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Homes with Four Wheels:
Inside New York City's
Underground Van Life

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Posted By: NYC Ral, 9/12/2019 9:24:37 AM

Our new series, "New York Unfiltered," goes underground to take a look at some of the city's colorful personalities you don't hear about, who are hiding in plain sight. In Part 2, Ruschell Boone checks out a group of people who call themselves ‘Schoolies', or those living “the van life." “You want to come inside and take a look?” says Sergio Villarroel, ushering us into his home. He and his girlfriend, Fiama Rabacioli, are living the van life.


A look at NYCs future. Maybe your town too. Why rent when you can van...

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jhpeters2 9/12/2019 10:31:06 AM (No. 177939)
The writer of this article needs to get out more. Or visit California. Those who cannot afford apartments or homes are living this way. RV living in the city, driving the neighborhood crazy with urination and defecation on the sidewalks and so on. Those of you that live in LA for instance. Do you really think a dog did that?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Historybuff 9/12/2019 11:05:02 AM (No. 177974)
I call BS. How do you register a vehicle or insure it with no address?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: columba 9/12/2019 11:49:19 AM (No. 178015)
Most of the pictures are of ONE van and ONE couple.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jacksin5 9/12/2019 12:10:05 PM (No. 178035)
Anything to create more disposable income to make sure you'll be able to pay for the newest I-Phone. Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 9/12/2019 12:14:46 PM (No. 178040)
The answer to your question #2 is to rent a P.O. Box.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mushroom 9/12/2019 12:15:00 PM (No. 178041)
#3 Private postal box at the UPS store. The wealthy version of this file an LLC in Montana or some other essentially tax free state and use an address there.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 9/13/2019 1:42:24 AM (No. 178479)
I have a van for sale./s
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Historybuff 9/13/2019 11:44:17 AM (No. 178845)
You can't insure a vehicle in NYS from a post office box - your insurance rate is based on your physical location. Not a PO Box.
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