Uncle Gussy’s Truck Shut Down By Lieutenant on a Mission

Terrible news from the Uncle Gussy’s camp… remember that Lieutenant that forced Schnitzel & Things off 46th Street a few weeks ago? Well it sounds like he’s finally made it over to Park Ave. Yesterday the Uncle Gussy’s Truck was forced from their spot Park Ave. and 51st by a Lieutenant Chicarello, who vowed to continue his crusade of riding the Midtown North precinct of all food trucks. Citing the law that prohibits food trucks from vending from any metered spot, Uncle Gussy’s owner Nick was given three tickets and told that if he wants to come back to Midtown he should resurrect his old street cart (he upgraded to a truck over the summer after seeing all the success of the new school vendors.)

Nick is looking into moving back into a cart as we speak- but in the meantime he has a bunch of food he’s bought and needs to get rid of. So tomorrow he plans on bringing the truck back to Park Ave. and 51st and giving away all the food for free during lunchtime. He figures that technically he’s not “vending” so it will be alright. We hope so! Either way, we’d check Twitter or the ML Twitter Tracker before heading out just to be sure.

As for what’s going to happen to the rest of the food trucks in Midtown… I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.


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