I am referencing WestView’s November 8, 2018 article ”Does Rudin Want Your Fruit Vendor to Move?” and am not sure if you have noticed that with the start of Spring the Fruit Cart Vendor in front of the Aids Memorial Park has returned. This is the view from my north facing windows.
As a vendor with the proper NYC permit the fruit cart vendor should be permitted to operate on a street that is designated to allow his cart. I am not questioning his permit, the Department of Health, or the fact that many in the neighborhood find him a valuable asset. What I have been questioning for at least 10 years is the illegal parking of his van on the corner of 7th Avenue S at Greenwich Avenue abutting the bus stop. Over the years I have contacted your paper, the 6th Precinct, our community board & various news stations in an effort to have the hideous truck removed from the street where it is more often than not parked day and night.
I do hope that there will be a follow-up. Keep our fruit vendor—get rid of the van!