Are Red Hook Ballfield Vendors Going to Get the Shaft?
The future of the Red Hook Ballfields vendors is looking grim, according to the Daily News.
City officials have begun seeking bids for the popular food spot around the area's soccer fields - but the longtime vendors are worried that even if they win, they won't be able to stay. According to the bid proposal, all vendors must now use approved food-preparation carts or trucks, which vendors estimate will cost $15,000 to $30,000 per stand.
Apparently many of the existing stands won't be able to afford the additional cost even if they win the bid to stay on the fields.
Our goat taco-loving senator, Chuck Schumer, is, according to the story, on the case. C'mon, Chuck. It's crunch time. We need you. The permits for the vendors will be awarded in February. That's soon, Mr. Schumer.