Clock ticks for Red Hook vendors to serve up proposal

RED HOOK - Red Hook Park food cart vendors and parks officials met Wednesday as the Parks Department began accepting proposals for vendor space.

Food cart operators who have been at the site for years must now submit proposals and meet new requirements. The Health Department wants vendors to work out of mobile vending units with running water ? which could cost each vendor up to $30,000 ? rather than operating out of "food shacks."

"We're really concerned that the requirement for a mobile food vending unit is actually going to compromise the look, the character of the affair," said vendor Cesar Fuentes.

The Parks Department would not say whether it's expecting proposals from other groups or when it will make its final decision.

Vendors have until Feb. 22 to submit their proposals.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
The New York City nonprofit Guardian Angels stepped 2 Guardian Angels increase patrols in Coney Island
VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident 3 VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident
4 Healthy Heart: Heart attack symptoms in women
Fashion, Art, & Design held their seasonal pop-up 5 Pop-up marketplace features goods, art made in BK

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE