Trucks Asked To Move From Hudson & King…Again
It was almost exactly a year ago that food trucks started to get hassled on the blocks in the area of Hudson and King streets, and yesterday morning Twitter exploded with some trucks saying they had been asked to leave that area by the police. When I made it up there in between rain showers I saw Frites N Meats parked on King and a fro-yo truck parked on Hudson. Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck had been the one sounding the alarm in the morning, saying they’d been asked to leave the area. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
This was the tweet I saw first:
And then later after I asked why they got the boot, it seems like it came from the business improvement district in Hudson Square, which basically means that other restaurants or buildings were complaining about the presence of trucks like they were last year.
It helps that there’s now the food truck lot at the Lent Space three days a week, but that’s at the bottom of Soho so those working in the Hudson Square area can’t really go there often unless they have a generous lunch hour. There are a fair number of food carts around Hudson & King from what I saw, but I’m not sure how many people want to eat street meat daily. I’m sure even if trucks do come back, under the new enforcement of trucks not being able to park in metered spots they’re going to get hassled.
What do you Lunch’ers who work in this area think? Would you miss the trucks like Sweetery if they were gone for good?