Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Everything that you've ever wanted to know about the "Free Willie" Nelson RV on Third Street (and no -- he's not inside...)

Last month, I did a post on the "Free Willie" Nelson RV that has been parked on Third Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...

It continues to intrigue...thanks to the EV Grieve reader who pointed me to the FAQs the owner has posted on the side of the RV...

And commenter Eliza has been inside! "The walls are choc-filled with fascinating trinkets & is rather spacious. hooray for this whale!"


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your kind remarks about the Free Willie Nelson. Unlike every other vehicle parked in the streets of manhattan the Free Willie Nelson gives back to the community with a nice deck on the rear where people can sit and smoke, eat a snack, sit in the sun and watch the world go by, or chat. Often my friends come by and we sit inside and jam. It's worth noting the Free Willie Nelson is the same size as my apartment, there by doubling my living space. Unlike my apartment it costs about $800 per year to own and it transports up to sixteen people out to the Mermaid Parade, Floyd Bennett Field, Dead Horse Bay, Wood-stock or away from ground zero on that terrible day.

This summer we are talking about putting on a rooftop garden.

I know that not everyone is going to get it or like it but if you take a man in the street pole, except for the people who want the parking spot, most all really like it.

This is a ride for the nomadic spirit, the open road and a romantic time in our history when people weren't afraid to boldly just go.

Again, it's not for everyone.

If you want to take pictures of the inside just E-mail me and I'll set it up or just show up during the hours the street is being cleaned.

Ron britt said...

Don't be scared. I own the Free Willie Nelson and the Mrs. Nelson we call "Old Flat Top" (It's a Yellow Submarine) and we will be taking them both to the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, June 19 2010. Lou Reed and laurie anderson are hosting this year and we are going as the BP oil spill. The crew and I are calling for a boycott of BP Products for the next 6 months.

Perhaps you would like to ride out there with me and the gang. You can bring a date or some pals.