Posts Tagged ‘street food’

Bay Ridge Street Food Vendor Awarded “Most Heroic”

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

Sammy Kassem is a hero in an unlikely place. The Bay Ridge street vendor is also the Vendy Awards’ first honoree of 2012.  According to a statement by the Urban Justice Center, a “non-profit organization that provides legal representation and advocacy to various marginalized groups of New Yorkers,” Kassem is being honored for “his perseverance [&hellip
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Grades for Street Food

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: Re: “‘F’ For Failing Falafel?” (April 1): and what about the underlying flaws with the Department of Health’s rating methodology, Councilman Garodnick? The standards by which the department grades street carts are completely arbitrary and oftentimes have nothing to with actual health violations. Unfortunately, given the city’s budget deficit, the role of [&hellip
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