NYC Midtown Food Trucks Told to Take a Hike

By on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

As reported in today’s New York Times, food trucks that have treated hungry Midtown workers to elevated cuisine and sweet treats on-the-go are being sternly swooshed from the neighborhood by police officers. How come? According to the story written by Glenn Collins, “…police activity is a result of a May 24 ruling by Judge Geoffrey D. Wright in New York State Supreme Court. The decision reinforced a city Transportation Department regulation, believed to date from the 1950s, stating that no ‘vendor, hawker or huckster shall park a vehicle at a metered parking space’ to offer ‘merchandise for sale from the vehicle.’” Maybe cranky-pants Judge Wright just needs a pecan-butterscotch bar from the much-adored Treats Truck to ease up on what has clearly been an entrepreneurial boon for city chefs and self-starters who can’t afford NYC rent. Check out the story on the link above and sound off — we’d love to hear what you think!

Written by Amy Zavatto

Amy Zavatto, Toque's East Coast editor, is a food, wine, spirits and travel writer for books and magazines.


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