SAVE THE RED HOOK BALLFIELDS FOOD (STRHBF)
Josh Ozersky reports on Grub Street this morning that the food concession at the Red Hook Ballfields is going to be put up for bidding by the city this fall, and that in fact the last day to eat the terrific grub found there is September 7th. This, my friends, should not be allowed to happen. The Red Hook Ballfields, where Latino families put up makeshift restaurants serving real, honest food of their home countries, is one of the last bastions of real food to be found in NYC. If it's replaced by a Starbucks or a series of dirty water dog carts or some generic high bidder, it would be a travesty. Ed Levine Eats and Serious Eats are going to start a petition and movement to try to get the city to see the madness inherent in this misguided notion. Apparently the Parks Commissioner should be the object of our attention. Mr. Commissioner, you will be hearing from us.