Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn support legislation lifting a cap on the number of food pushcarts allowed on city streets — but only for vendors who exclusively sell fresh fruits and vegetables.
City officials hope to get as many as 1,500 new fruit and vegetable carts onto sidewalks in neighborhoods where vegetable consumption is low, including Harlem, southeast Queens and most of the Bronx and Brooklyn.
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This could be a great precedent for other cities to do. Large cities seem to want to compete for the "greatest" new idea. This healthy one would be a good choice, especially for those who have such long commutes and tend to not eat as nutritiously as they should.