The Brooklyn Paper tells an awful tale today of the Red Hook vendors and their misery in trying to comply with the Health Department’s byzantine regulations. Aside from all the ridiculous equipment they’ve been forced to buy, they’ve been prevented from selling their Latino street foods and are now doubly in debt from the delays and the outfitting. One pupusa vendor shelled out $35,000 to come up to code; another taco vendor spent between $45,000 and $50,000 to get his rig ready, and, as his daughter laments, “We’re out three months of work.” But this weekend is the vendors' chance to start turning things around. So go to Red Hook soon, and bring cash.
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