Saturday, August 25, 2007

New Red Hook Vendors Vid: "A Tree Grows in Red Hook"

We met Jackie Linge, who made the short documentary about the Red Hook vendors, the day that Sen. Charles Schumer held a press event calling on the city to preserve this local institution. Ms. Linge just posted her short documentary on YouTube and it is most definitely worth viewing.

BONUS: Check out Sarah Riley's story in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle about the spread of the targeting of the Red Hook Vendors for super heavy-duty enforcement. As it turns out, restaurants operated by several of the vendors are getting the heavy-handed treatment too. Today could be a rough day for the vendors with the suddenly activist Health Department Storm Troopers conscientious civil servants expected to be on hand with their sharp pens and deadly clipboards, looking to impose requirements whose cost could drive the operators out of business.



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