Papa Perrone Saves Eddie’s Pizza From the Cops… Today
An interesting thing happened on 55th street today that other food truck vendors would be wise to pay attention to. Because of all the UN madness on the east side, Eddie’s Pizza Truck was forced to find a new spot this morning for their Thursday service. Where did they choose? 55th btw. Park+Mad… right next to the Papa Perrone truck, who also sells pizza. Naturally, Papa Perrone wasn’t too happy about it, not just because they both sell pizza but because he’s worked hard over the past few years to cultivate a relationship with the building on that block- who in turn have agreed not to complain to the cops, provided that the block doesn’t turn into a food truck parking lot. So when Eddie’s showed up this morning, Jon Paul (aka “Papa Perrone”) explained the situation, hoping that they would find an alternate spot. Obviously nobody wants to see a repeat of what happened on 48th Street a few weeks ago.
Eddie’s response? Kill them with kindness…
Hmmm. A true call for brotherhood? Or a semi-disingenuous way to make up for not following the unwritten street vendor code? We’ll let you decide! Thankfully both vendors have managed to have a incident free day, but according to Papa Perrone the manager of the building did complain about all the Eddie’s pizza boxes people were throwing in the building’s garbage cans- and threatened to call the police. Thankfully, once Papa Perrone explained that they would both be kicked out by the cops and the the block would probably be permanently off limits to food trucks, the building manager held back for Papa Perrone’s sake. For today, at least.
In other words, hopefully this was just a one day thing caused by the U.N. and other trucks won’t be following Eddie’s lead to 55th street. If they do, we’ll probably end up losing another food truck block to the cops.