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Red Hook ball fields - approved?

fat_hot Mar 10, 2008 01:37 PM

I just heard on WNYC that the Red Hook food vendors have had their permit approved by the Parks Department, but I haven't found any other confirmation online. Has anybody heard this confirmed anywhere else?


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    fat_hot Mar 10, 2008 02:43 PM

    Here's the Parks Department press release:


    I am SO happy...


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    1. re: fat_hot
      jinx Mar 11, 2008 05:43 AM

      Ohh that is GREAT news!! I can't wait till it opens...

      1. re: fat_hot
        chowmeow Mar 11, 2008 07:08 AM

        Happy Day! Thanks for sharing the press release.

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          bobjbkln Mar 11, 2008 11:39 AM

          While we are rejoicing, let us also hope that the Health Department will act reasonably, now that they have been officially brought into the picture.

          1. re: bobjbkln
            MShapiro Mar 12, 2008 01:02 PM

            Does anyone know what the vendors need to do in order to be in compliance with the Dept. of Health? Is it different because they're acting as a committee, whatever the legal def. of a committee is, rather then as individual food stands?

            1. re: MShapiro
              bobjbkln Mar 13, 2008 08:07 AM

              All the vendors must meet the DOH and Parks Department standards. According to the NYT article, it may cost some of them up to $30,000 to do so.

              1. re: bobjbkln
                MShapiro Mar 13, 2008 12:05 PM

                Is that an initial fee, a fee paid annually, every two years? That’s $30K, which divided evenly (or unevenly depending how this committee is set-up) is not chump change and will be eventually passed down to you and I. Like yourself, I’m not doing The Hat Dance just yet.

                1. re: MShapiro
                  bobjbkln Mar 13, 2008 08:11 PM

                  The $30K is a one time capital cost per vendor (many would be less). It is the cost of extra equipment (plumbing, etc.) for the carts to have them conform with with DOH/DPR standards. There may be additional maintenance costs as well for the new equipment.

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        JonL Mar 10, 2008 02:40 PM

        AP is reporting that they've been given approval to operate for 6 years.

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          yaahmee Mar 10, 2008 01:59 PM

          yah...i heard the same thing on WNYC.

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