The high price for vendor rights in NYC
Now we know why.
From the NY Times
The city once earned more than half a million dollars a year in vending rights from two hot dog carts in front of the museum. Then, two years ago, a third vendor, Dan Rossi, nosed his cart onto the property, saying that as a disabled veteran, he had the right to be there without paying the city a dime.
I guess NY has to make money any way it can.