Paty’s Taco Truck, the truck that was kicked out of the Upper East Side a couple of months ago following weeks of ticketing, returned to Lexington Avenue and East 86th Street earlier this afternoon. The NYPD, however, was not moved by its celebratory $1 taco deal, and towed the truck away around 1 p.m. Per DNAinfo, the cops confiscated the truck after issuing it a $55 summons for selling merchandise from a metered spot. Reportedly, some eight officers had been monitoring Paty’s all morning, presumably to protect frightened Upper East Siders from the sobering threat posed by tortillas and salsa. But who will protect them from themselves?
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 18, 2011