A Group Of Business Owners In Midtown Are Trying To Get Food Cart Vendors Kicked Out Of The neighbourhood

Alan’s Falafel

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Say it ain’t so.A group of Midtown Manhattan’s business owners called The 34th Street Partnership have launched a campaign to rid the neighbourhood of food carts, DNA Info reports. Yes, we’re talking coffee carts and falafel guys, your favourite taco stand, and hot dog vendors.

Here’s why they’re doing this (from DNA Info):

“The problem is really simple: the food vendors, with about five exceptions, are the ugliest collection of miserable-looking vehicles we’ve ever seen,” said Dan Biederman, who heads up both the Partnership and the Bryant Park Corporation.

“The vendors are almost exclusively terrible citizens, they litter with impunity and are generally rude to anyone who asks them to clean up.”

Biederman and co. have just started this initiative, so we’ll see how it goes. They have said they’re willing to let a few vendors stay — specifically Fruit-n-Juice and Wafels and Dinges carts, but to make the cut, vendors will have to spruce up their carts.

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