The Sad State of 43rd Street Between 6th and Broadway
Such a sad sad sight on 43rd street yesterday afternoon, after two carts were carted off by the cops and the El Rey Del Sabor fled the scene. We haven’t been able to find out exactly why the carts were taken away, but if it was because of the “No Standing” sign on that block, then no vendor is safe. Almost every single block of Midtown has one of those signs.
I do need to apologize, though, for a mix-up regarding the other two carts next to El Rey del Sabor. I reported incorrectly that it was the lady from the $1 hot dog cart (closest to the corner of 43rd and 6th) that was shown in the El Rey del Sabor street fight video. Lunch’er “Wendy” pointed out the error in an email (which you can read after the jump…)
“I am a regular at the Mexican cart and spoke to them and the hot dog lady (courtesy of a Spanish translator) about what happened today as well. I just read your report. I wanted to point out that they seized the hot dog lady cart…the nice lady. She’s not from the video. She’s a Spanish speaking woman who has been there (according to her) for 26 years. I believe she has. She has a strong following and a really sweet demeanor. The foul speaking woman from the video I believe is from the Halal cart. I just wanted to clarify. The older woman from the hot dog cart (who’s been there 26 years) will now have to go to court to get her cart back. She says it will be mountains of money. I feel very bad for her. She was in tears. She was the original cart on that corner and it’s sad that she has to suffer from all this “war” crap.”
I completely agree. And sorry for the mix-up… I’ll make it up to her when she gets her cart back. I’ve always wanted an excuse to eat one of those $1 hot dogs.