Disabled Vets Win Back Right to Sell Hot Dogs

Safe zone.
Safe zone. Photo: Lawrence Manning/Corbis

Park rangers have fined disabled vets hundreds of thousands of dollars for operating food carts outside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but it turns out that they were mistakenly applying a 1998 state law. The city can govern where disabled vets sell “goods,” but that doesn’t pertain to food. Even better news: The Metropolitan Museum of Art will now be open on Mondays. New Yorkers you’re unlikely to see celebrating this new freedom? Bloomberg and his special hot-dog unit. One disabled vet who’s amassed $300,000-worth from 300 tickets from Bloomberg appropriately commented on the victory: “I’m going to go get drunk.” [NYDN, NYP, Earlier]