The number of legal, available permits could double.
In 1981, NYC permanently capped the available number of food cart permits at 3,000. While the permits originally cost $200, vendors are now renting them on the black market for up to $25,000 annually.
A Brooklyn food vendor who has been battling with local restaurants will receive an award next month during an annual celebration of New York City's street food vendors.
An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 vendors ply their trade on New York City’s streets, selling from tables and stands, carts and trucks, even shopping carts. That number doesn’t begin to... To view the full story, click the title link.
As the Cinnamon Snail's Adam Sobel explained to Grub, New York's laws regarding food-truck permits are extremely prohibitive. Since 1981, there's been a cap on the number of permits granted, and with a waiting list that can take 20 ...