Miss Softee and Taim Mobile Both Got Into Dust Ups on Friday
With this season’s Softee trucks already rolling out and more trucks regularly coming into Midtown, it was only a matter of time before the altercations started up again. If you were reading Miss Softee’s Twitter on Friday, you’d have watched the drama play out on the corner of 44th & 6th live. Miss Softee maintains that she was parked in the spot on the NE corner, and willing to talk to the hot dog/pretzel vendor regarding turf. He wasn’t so friendly. For some reason, he pushed his cart off the curb and into Oreo, breaking two of Oreo’s windows! Luckily, there were witnesses around to verify her account, and she said vendor was taken away in cuffs. It takes more than a few broken windows to stop Oreo!
And apparently this wasn’t the only street vendor fight in Midtown on Friday…
From Lunch’er Rose on Friday afternoon:
After getting kicked out of their first spot, Taim Mobile had found a 2nd spot on 51st between Park and Lex on the same block as Uncle Gussy’s. They parked around 11:20am and the head guy from the Uncle Gussy’s truck bascially came storming out of his truck and threatened the Taim guys. He was threatening physical violence, was 1 inch from one of the Taim’s guy face (the head guy at Taim, don’t know his name…) with his finger pointed in his face, and was spewing/screaming something about being in prison for 4years and no one else could park on the block.
Uncle Gussy’s has already had incidents with the Midtown North lieutenant who wants to rid the precinct of food trucks altogether, so it’s only natural that U.G.’s owner Nick did not take kindly to Taim’s showing up on the block. But we also never condone a vendor threatening another vendor with physical violence. Nick says that he was “taken out of character”. In the end Taim, reminded of the unwritten rule, moved onto 52nd between Park & Lex with their legions of fans in tow.