Recession Upsets Cartography

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A few hot-dog vendors in Brooklyn told the Daily News that business was down significantly, but does that make it a trend? One cart owner outside the Brooklyn Supreme Court says his sales have dropped 50 percent this year and that he wont pay the $48,000 for a permit to sell there next year. A vendor in Prospect Park is predicting another bad summer after business diminished 30 percent last season. Can no one drop $1.75 on a hot dog anymore? What does this mean for Mister Softee let alone Mister Van Leeuwen? If the recession takes our street carts, New Yorks culinary scene may never recover.

Hot Dog Carts Hurt By Public's Efforts To Save [NYDN]
Earlier: The Better Brown Bag [NYM]