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Friday, August 17, 2007

Red Hook Friday: The Final Countdown?

Word to Bel Biv DeVoe, those DOH reps were tougher than they looked.

City officials are tightening the reigns, and have scheduled food preparation courses for Tuesday up in Harlem, to train every vendor and vendor assistant in food protection. In addition, and per an email yesterday evening, the vendors will be required to provide letters (on corporate letterhead) declaring that all food has been prepared at a professional kitchen of some sort. DOH is also requiring additional portable sanitation units, and regularly scheduled visits from the bald guy who plays “Mr. Clean” on those commercials. If compliance is not met this week? Fines levied, and who knows what else...

But for this weekend at least, business as usual: no tickets issued, no tents closed. And next week? As Cesar Fuentes put, “enjoy those tacos while you can!”

So... head out and show some Taco Love. And check back here later today, Cesar and the Vendors will be releasing an Official Statement which I'll post ASAP. In the meanwhile, click here to send them a note of support. And while you're at it, click here to vote in AM New York's 'should the city save the stands' poll.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help! I need Directions- perferably driving ones from either the BQE /Manahttan Bridge or from Williamsburg Surface Streets. I am a Southern Calif Transplant & this food is as standard to us gringos as a slice of pizza is to a New Yorker. Thanks!

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