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Food Carts Doubling as Home

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The Post just did some hard hitting reporting on a "trend" (we use that word lightly) of vendors sleeping in their carts. Presumably the reason being that the spots are coveted and the fees for overnight storage get pretty high. Post "reporters" only found two instances of people actually sleeping in the carts but that's enough to be a huge deal for them, and in addition to the napping there were a handful of sanitary problems they found as well ("A jolly vendor at Houston and Broadway washed his cart with water from a street valve, using the hose to fill up a coffee urn after it dripped into a dirty street grate. As for food storage, he kept boxes of doughnuts on a railing behind a subway entrance."). We're pretty sure the sleeping isn't the worst thing that happens in these carts. [NYP]