Thursday, August 27, 2009

Meet the Man in the Van

You may recall reading about Jimmy Tarangelo back in March. For the past eight years, he has lived with his four dogs in a 20-foot-long Boise Cascade Aristocrat (with a Ford Econoline for storage) over on a street in the West Village...

Now, Brooklyn-based filmmaker Sean P. Dunne has put together a fascinating six-minute documentary on Tarangelo.

Man In Van from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.



For further reading:

Mobile Home (New York magazine)

The Aristocrat: The Mystery of the West Village Camper (Scouting New York)

Van man sleeps in park (New York Post)

3 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

beautiful movies--thanks for sharing

Larry Slade said...

I like when the guy says something about work not being altogether a good option.

Anonymous said...

I see this guy around and he's always friendly.
If he could get over being such a pack rat, his two combined vehicles are bigger than many NYC studio apartments.

Obama has wasted so much damn money, you'd think he could help out one homeless guy in need. . .