Vendors Target Wrong Neighborhood

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To the Editor:
The city has mandated that we need to take better care of our health. To that end, they have decided that more fresh fruit and vegetables were to be delivered to neighborhoods without easy access to them. Instead, fruit carts have set up in the most affluent neighborhoods (“Mobile Merchants Draw Fire,” July 23).
As your article discusses, these carts are often left overnight on the street or parked in neighborhood basements. Instead of clean, fresh produce for people, they have fed our rats and have succeeded in exacerbating another health concern.
The city needs to think twice when trying to raise revenue and our health consciousness. Cleary, they cannot truly protect our health, and many of the vendors know it.
John C. Jeannopoulos
Upper West Side

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