Despite allegations of operating illegally, local food cart owner Sammy Kassen will be honored with the title of 2012′s “Most Heroic Vendor” at the Urban Justice Center’s annual Vendy Awards.
Public advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio weighed in on the 5th Avenue food cart fight during a recent meeting of the Bay Ridge Democrats – stating that the carts are hurting restaurants on the strip and may have to go, writes Will Bredderman for Brooklyn Daily. “The fact is right now that the [...]
In the saga of the 5th Avenue food cart wars, perspective can be everything. A recent Daily News piece, which reported on the recent immersion of public officials into the matter, took a decidedly different approach than the News Corp-owned CNG publications Brooklyn Daily and Brooklyn Paper – an angle best illustrated by… illustrations.
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, the occupation of Bay Ridge’s Fifth Avenue by an outspoken group of local business owners ended, allowing Halal food vendor Sammy Kassen to move down the block to his favorite spot near 86th Street – for now. Kassen, who according to Brooklyn Paper’s Will Bredderman had promised to [...]
Tensions between Bay Ridge’s brick-and-mortar business owners and the neighborhood’s mobile food cart vendors are on the rise, after an angry group of 5th Avenue merchants occupied a popular sidewalk vendor spot on Monday. Members of a new group of store owners known as Save Our Streets, which is headed by Lone Star Bar [8703 5th [...]
BAY RIDGE, SHOPPING & COMMERCE: Community Board 10 has expressed opposition to allowing food carts in Bay Ridge’s Business Improvement Districts, often with an eloquent, reasoned case. But individuals that have decided to take matters into their own hands – and outside of the law – threaten to tarnish the opposition’s message and give them a bullying image that has targeted a local halal cart for physical intimidation.