A fleet of food trucks hit LIC
by Cynthia Via
Aug 05, 2011 | 7234 views | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Image courtesy of Cupcake Stop
Image courtesy of Cupcake Stop
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It looks like Long Island City is the new designated hot spot for food trucks.

A food truck court opened Monday, August 1, on a private lot at 43-29 Crescent Street, not far from Jackson Avenue.

The court is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and starting August 10 it will be open on weekends.

Rockrose Development Corporation, the lot's owner, approached the New York City Food Truck Association, with the opportunity to start the new venture, which could benefit food truck owners and the surrounding community.

New York City food trucks constantly go through the hassle of parking issues, and more often than not there isn't a space designated solely for them.

The NYCFTA already has 24 members in its trade group, many of them interested in joining the project.

Some food trucks with interest include the Cupcake Stop, the Treats Truck, the Milk Truck and Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches, among others.

The plan is to have a few trucks during lunchtime and more on the weekends. The area could hold16 trucks altogether.

Other cities already have set spaces for food trucks. In Los Angeles, where the Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association has 130 members, five lots are designated to food truck vendors.

The trucks will rotate on the Crescent Street lot, changing daily.

To find out if your favorite food truck will be there, check the LIC Food Court Twitter page or each individual truck's Twitter and Facebook for daily listings.
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