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Disabled veterans who hold currently valid specialized vendor licenses issued pursuant to General Business Law § 35-a and mobile food vending licenses issued by the Commissioner may apply for and be issued permits to operate mobile food vending units on sidewalks surrounding parks within the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, or successor City agency, in accordance with the following conditions:
(a) An applicant for a permit issued pursuant to this section may not hold any other currently valid mobile food vending unit permit, and only one such permit may be issued to any applicant.
(b) In accordance with General Business Law § 35-a, such permit authorizes vending only on sidewalks surrounding park lands.
(c) Operation of the mobile vending unit is subject to all provisions of General Business Law § 35-a.
(d) During all times that a mobile food vending unit issued a permit under this section is in operation, as the term "operation" is defined in 24 RCNY Health Code § 89.03(j) or successor provision, a disabled veteran shall be present, but may be assisted by an employee who is a licensed mobile food vendor. Department inspection reports which note the absence of a disabled veteran licensee are deemed proof that a disabled veteran is not operating the unit, in violation of General Business Law § 35-a.
(Amended City Record 12/23/2021, eff. 1/22/2022; amended City Record 1/12/2022, eff. 2/11/2022; amended City Record 10/12/2022, eff. 11/11/2022)