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Parks Dept. Wants to Install New Food Trucks All Over NYC

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The New York Parks Dept. just put out a request for proposals for new mobile food vendors all over the city. Last year, it jumped on the food truck bandwagon by seeking quality vendors (i.e., more than just hot dogs and pretzels) for both the Tavern on the Green parking lot (soup and dumpling trucks) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (Ditch Plains, Calexico, Blue Marble Ice Cream), and they're continuing on this year with a search for vendors for what looks to be every possible park, square, or intersection in their inventory including Tompkins Square Park, McCarren Park, Prospect Park, Central Park, Riverside Park, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, SoHo Square, and elsewhere.

According to the RFP, "Parks will view favorably menus that are inventive and interesting, serve a variety of options beyond hot dogs and pretzels, and that incorporate ethnically diverse and/or healthy food choices." Click through to see the complete list of locations they're looking for or download the full RFP here (PDF).

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