The good news is, after a long bureaucratic delay, the Red Hook Park food vendors should be back at work this weekend. The bad news is, they may have to charge you more.
The Brooklyn Paper reports that, thanks to a City crackdown on their facility requirements — which, one vendor told the paper, cost her $35,000 to implement — and the time off, the popular feeders are deep in the red and we don’t mean salsa picante.
Some of the vendors picked up a little work meantime at nearby Coffey Park, as Gowanus Lounge reported in June. But they’ll still have to move a lot of ceviches and cabbage slaw to make up their shortfalls.
Hopefully the vendors can pick up some extra dough catering MTV’s “Real World Brooklyn, the site for which has been moved from Carroll Gardens to Red Hook.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 16, 2008