Saturday, February 23, 2013

Military Veteran Hot Dog Vendors In Manhattan's Most Lucrative Spot

One of the most lucrative spots to operate a food cart in Manhattan is in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art steps on Fifth Avenue in the Upper East Side. Military veterans have been setting up their hot dog push carts at this location for many years now, claiming that the prime spot has been set aside by the city for military veteran vendors. It has been reported that the city is frustrated with veterans’ crowding the spot and that the exact legality is complex and sometimes unclear. In the past, veteran vendors have been arrested for violations of their licenses. It's also reported that some non-veteran vendors pay anywhere from $70,000 to $200,000 a year for the right to set up their food carts in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Complex legality issues aside for a moment - looking at this from a purely visual angle - great colours emerging from the sandy grey facade of the Art Museum. Great well balanced middle shot of the vendors and the visitors. Makes me want to visit there, enjoy a hot dog and trip to the see the art. All senses satiated!