Do Downtown Vendors Get Hassled Too?
We’ve posted a ton about the troubles Midtown street vendors face every day, but from the looks of the twitter message the same feuds exist Downtown! People’s Pops, a fairly newish vendor that specializes in popsicles made from greenmarket fruit, has gotten permission to sell their goods in Battery Park through July 20th. But apparently even “permission” doesn’t grant you immunity from the Mr. Softee trucks. From one of the People’s Pops folks: “We haven’t been hassled, but when they come around and park illegally, it competes with us and they are definitely less expensive. Plus, those f!@#ers are under a roof! I am so over this rain!!!” It’s kind of funny to see a hipster vendor threatening a Mr. Softee Truck… usually it’s the other way around.
They probably won’t be out today at lunch, because of the crappy weather- but Downtown Lunchers can follow their whereabouts on Twitter or on their blog. (Nothing like a nice cool popsicle after lunch on a super hot day.) And stay tuned for Daniel’s downtown lunch column, which will be up in just a bit…