save our streets

May 092012
As City 'officially' enters food cart fray, the papers portray different pictures

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.

May 032012
Halal Food Carts Back At Old Spot On Fifth Avenue, But Will Peace Ultimately Prevail?

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 [...]

May 022012
Fifth Ave Food Cart Wars Escalate With Sidewalk Occupation

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 [...]