Save Tony!

Tony Dragonas has been a vending fixture on the East Side of Manhattan (62nd and Madison) for nearly 25 years.

Last year, a jealous restaurant owner down the street started making complaints to the Department of Health.

Now the City wants to revoke Tony’s vending permit and license. For good. For real.

Save Tony!” The Street Vendor Project

Tony Dragonas – best grilled hamburger in NYC?” A Guy In New York, January 10, 2006
Food Fight: City Hall vs. Vendor,” by Colin Moynihan, The New York Times, May 22, 2008
From Silver To Street Vendors,” by Elizabeth Benjamin, News Blog, NY Daily News, May 22, 2008

The Department of Health will ask the judge to revoke Tony’s license and permit. Tony will be there, with his lawyers, making a defense. The hearing is open to the public for people who want to observe and/or testify in support of Tony. Please come!

You can support Tony by appearing at his hearing, scheduled for June 5, 2008, 9:30 am. NYC Office of Administrative Tribunals and Hearings (OATH), 40 Rector Street, 6th floor, New York , NY 10006