What’s With ‘RV Row’ Outside this Store in Monroe, New York?
New York State is experiencing a homelessness crisis. According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, roughly 90,000 New Yorkers are homeless.
I don't get out to this area very often but there always seems to be several RVs camped out here. Some Hudson Valley residents are complaining about the sight but are they breaking any rules or laws?
Campers in Walmart Parking Lot
There are about a dozen campers that seem to be permanently anchored in the parking lot of Walmart in Monroe, New York. Is this allowed?
According to Walmart's website, Walmart does allow travelers to use their parking lot temporarily. They even consider travelers some of the best customers. It also states that owners of the RV can stay long-term with store managers' permission.
Walmart does not supply these campers or RVs with electrical or plumbing hookups.
They may not be homeless but these campers must be there long-term as some of them are pictured on Google Maps.
I've seen a similar spot south of the Hudson Valley.
There's one street in The Bronx filled with campers and RVs. Does anyone know why and is a trend hitting the streets of towns and cities all over New York State?
Homelessness is a big issue in New York City. Whether you're commuting to and from there on a regular basis or visiting there once in a while, it is almost impossible not to notice it. Just how bad is the homeless crisis in New York City? According to the Coalition of the Homeless, it is the worst the city has seen since the Great Depression era.
The odd thing is that these campers are parked on a street right outside a small recreational baseball park for kids.
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