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Amendments to Green Cart Rules

Rule status: Proposed

Agency: DOHMH

Comment by date: May 11, 2022

Rule Full Text

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“Department”) is proposing rules governing changes to the types of foods that may be sold from a food cart or truck with a fresh fruits and vegetables permit (“green cart”) and locations where a green cart may vend as required by section 13 of Local Law 18 of 2021.

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May 11, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm EDT


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Online comments: 3

  • Alyssa Bement

    see attached PDF

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    Comment added April 18, 2022 5:18pm
  • Pratap Jayaram

    Please see attached document

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    Comment added May 3, 2022 10:48am
  • Michele Birnbaum

    Expanding the kinds of foods that can be sold by Green Cart vendors will cut into the business of small grocers and bodegas. Permitting cut fruit is a health hazard whether cut on the street or in a private home or commissary. The fact that the term “healthy” food might be included in the future begs the question of who is the arbiter of healthy food? Are bread, cheese, canned foods, cereals, etc. healthy? These carts will turn into food stores, making them a threat to small businesses and bringing more trash to the streets. The changes suggest water and nuts can be sold. How about juices or packaged snacks? This expansion of product is intrusive in the market place and a threat to the quality of life with lingering and crowding if the pedestrian way and increased litter.

    Comment added May 10, 2022 7:42pm

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