New pedestrian plaza pushing out food cart owners on Adams and Fulton streets

Food cart owner Ahmed Khalifa says he?s worried about his family?s future after police ordered him to move down the sidewalk.

Food cart owner Ahmed Khalifa says he?s worried about his family?s future after police ordered him to move down the sidewalk. (8/15/13)

BROOKLYN - Food cart owners say a new pedestrian plaza is pushing them out of their space at Adams and Fulton streets.

Ahmed Khalifa says he's worried about his family's future after police ordered him to move his coffee cart down the sidewalk. His food cart has been a popular stop for dozens of loyal customers near the Metrotech Center downtown.

Khalifa says he is far enough away from the storefront by city laws to operate. However, management from the Panera Bread he now parks in front of says vendors are violating the law.

The DOT says the Willoughby Plaza project was supported by the community and will provide additional seating for those who live and work in Downtown Brooklyn. They say licensed vendors must find available curbside locations in the area.
 

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