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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Taco E-Day

The “E” stands for Enforcement: as in, the day the DOH will Enforce compliance with whatever standards they want met at the Red Hook Food Stands; as in, this weekend.

Still awaiting word from the Vendors on today's Food Prep crash courses up in Harlem, and the immediate future of the fields. I'll pass on info when it arrives.

Until then, some observations from the weekend:
  • It was packed, and folks were working – and eating – overtime.
  • The City has stated that vendors will be allowed to keep up the Food Stalls at Red Hook this season, so long as they meet “minimal compliance.” What said minimum is, specifically, remains unclear.
  • DOH Inspectors were – and, I believe will – hang around as “advisors.” As far as I can tell, this involves lurking and stressing people out.
  • Look for the DOH to tighten their grip further, and come down even harder next weekend: possibilities include summonses, fines, dismissal (of assistants), and shutdowns.
  • And finally (to avoid unnecessary emails), there will be food this weekend.
More news pending...

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Blogger vanessa vichit-vadakan said...

i can't tell you how much i appreciate having your updates on the red hook situation. thank you thank you thank you!

9:21 PM  
Blogger J. Slab said...

right on triple-V, tks for checking in....

12:53 PM  

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