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2011_07_foodtrucksnyt.jpgMidtown Lunch's Zach Brooks argues in an Op-Ed piece that it's a good thing that street vending exists in a legal grey area: "Traditionally only immigrant and small mom-and-pop businesses were willing to risk the city’s intermittent crackdowns. The vague rules have long deterred any passionless big businesses looking for the next lucrative franchise. Turn street spots into legal real estate controlled by the city, and it will be only a matter of time before street food becomes just as bland and generic as that of any fast-food restaurant in Midtown." [NYT]