Mobile food vendors get new sites in city parks

By Naeisha Rose

Mobile food vendors have until Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. to request a permit to work at 146 park sites across the city for five years, according to the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation. Nearly 30 of the sites will be new.

Queens will have 13 new concession sites at its parks, bringing the grand total of carts which serve ice cream, non-processed and processed food to 34, according to the department.

The new sites include PS 165, PS 18, Wood Tree Playground, Horace Harding Playground, Frank Golden Memorial Park, Creedmoor Farm Park, Travers Park, Newcombe Square, Elmhurst Park, Poppenhusen Playground, Veterans Grove, Newtown Playground and Dr. Charles R. Drew Memorial Park.

While Queens might have the most new sites, Manhattan has the most locations for vendors at 35, thanks to additional locations at Isham Park, Robert Wagner Playground, PS 155 and Glick Park.

The Bronx also has four new food vending sites at Grove Hill Playground, Mill Pond Park, Barnhill Triangle and Fort Independence Playground, which bring its total to 32 sites.

Staten Island has two new sites at Prall Playground and Conference House Park, which gives it a grand total of 20 sites.

Brooklyn has new spots for vendors at 100% Playground, Bensonhurst Park, Harry Maze Playground, Marine Park, Railroad Playground and Remsen Playground. In all the borough has 25 locales for vendors.

Potential new vendors can go to www.nyc.gov/parks/businessopportunities to make a request or go to the Revenue Division for the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation at 830 5th Ave., Room 407.

The permits will run from Jan. 1, 2018 to December 31, 2022, according to the department.

Reach reporter Naeisha Rose by e-mail at nrose@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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