Manhattan Bridge Produce Vendors on the Outs?

Posted on: June 23rd, 2011 at 11:00 am by

Apparently there is some concern in Chinatown regarding the sidewalk produce vendors that assemble at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge each day.  Since the high-profile Men in Black 3 film shoot late Sunday night, things haven’t been the same down at the corner of Forsyth and Canal Streets.

A Boogie reader sent in the following communique:

Since MIB3 filmed on Chrystie the other night between Canal and Division the green market under the bridge has been in disarray. I guess the filming got the vendors on the police’s radar. On Monday I noticed signs up saying No Parking Tuesday but [no] one knew why and there was no posting about another film shooting. Now there are barricades where the trucks are normally parked 24 hours a day and the number of people selling things today was about half the usual. This is terrible for the vendors and all the people in the community who go there to shop for produce.

Here’s a photo as of earlier this morning.  No parking barricades still in full effect:

So, what’s going on out there?

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