Can you recall a time before food trucks roamed New York streets? Frightening to even imagine such a deprived era, right?
Truck Yeah: A Mobile Meetup is a new Kickstarter project that hopes to celebrate the city's increased mobility with a festival featuring some of the city's favorite moving kitchens. Other trucks at the festival will be entirely devoted to art, design and dance.
Truck Yeah's Hannah Flegelman and Liz and Genevieve Dimmitt have teamed up with Gawker Artists, the Lower East Side Business Improvement District, and Jalopnik to promote the celebration of "mobile culture."
As of Thursday afternoon, the campaign has 74 backers totaling $5,982 of their pledged $8,000 goal. As with all Kickstarter projects, the project will only be funded if all of the pledged goal is met.
If successful, the festival will be a pleasant respite from the increasing troubles that have been plaguing vendor businesses recently.
Earlier this year, a sharp rise in prices for food vendor permits and a growing black market threatened to halt the seemingly unstoppable popularity of food trucks throughout the city.
The festival is set to take place on Saturday, October 2 at The Crown Victoria Bar in Williamsburg.
Truck Yeah participants include:
Art Cart NYC™
Bang Bang NYC
Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches
El Camino ARTRV
Green Pirate Juice Truck
Lonely Goat Dance Company
Rickshaw Dumpling Truck
Tiffany Nicole’s Mobile Vintage Shop
The Mud Truck