NEW YORK (PIX11)—Some food truck owners near 6th Ave. say they are being forced out by the NYPD.
"They are not giving us summons yet but they are shooing us away and giving out warnings. That's bad for business," said David Weber, the President of the New York Food Truck Association.
Under state law, it is illegal for food trucks to park in metered spaces. "It's a 65 dollar ticket. But even more costly is if they have to move or be towed. We lose customers during the rush time," continued Weber.
An NYPD spokesperson says officers will enforce the law in all five boroughs and "we are enforcing the law as it has been interpreted by the court."
Meantime, New York foodies have noticed the difference. "Don't mess with my lunch. It's not just really bad for small business but I love truck food," said James Francois-Pijuan.
Food truck owners don't understand the latest crackdown. "We should be able to park anywhere we want. We are a huge part of New York," said Kevin Kurzius, who driving a dumpling truck in Chelsea. "I'm just selling dumplings and trying to make a living."