Tony Gentile

The manager of the Middle Eastern Halal cart pulls it past a group of local food business owners, who set up a table in protest of food vendors in the neighborhood. (credit: CBS 2)

Fierce Food Fight Over Street Carts Brewing In Brooklyn

Things got ugly on Tuesday as tensions continued to rise in Bay Ridge as a group of local business owners banded together to banish food carts.


Sammy Kassen, who manages the food cart, says he feels like he has been treated like an "animal" by some local business owners, who want him and his cart out of the neighborhood. (credit: CBS 2)

Bay Ridge Food Cart Manager Says He Won’t Leave Block Despite Pressure From Businesses

The halal food cart at the corner of 86th Street and 5th Avenue has been there for the past three years, but in the past 3 months, some local businesses have been vocal about getting the cart to leave.