Crunch Time for the Red Hook Vendors
We have said before and will say again that anything this city government does to threaten this Red Hook institution would be a travesty. It is no less vile to subject people to standards they can't possibly hope to meet financially than to sell out the park from under them. Will the city murder a local institution in an underhanded way that seeks to conceal the nature of the homicide? Will some of the public officials that vowed to protect the vendors like Sen. Charles Schumer stand by as Parks Department bureaucrats pull the trigger on a gun that has had a silencer attached to it? Will the Ikea shoppers who will flood the streets of Red Hook this summer be treated to corporate food stands decorated blue-and-yellow and selling burgers or will the Latino vendors be forced to shell out tens of thousands of dollars on the food vending equivalent of the city's new "street furniture" bus shelters and newsstands? Stay tuned.
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