Although Biederman has appealed to higher powers, he's also taking on harsh criticisms from street food supporters like Sean Basinski of the Street Vendor Project (part of the Urban Justice Center), who believes that Biederman is racist against the vendors, who are mostly minorities or immigrants.
Even if you never eat from those carts, it's comforting to know they're out there every day. Should Biederman accomplish his crusade, love it or hate it, the congested-anyway streets of Midtown just wouldn't be the same without that distinct Nuts 4 Nuts-hot dog-pretzel-Halal food smell.
Pete Dombrosky is an Editorial Assistant at Thrillist and he thinks removing pretzel and hot dog carts from anywhere in New York would be like plucking stars off the American flag. Find out why on Twitter.