A food vendor near the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan was given three summonses by the police this week and could be fined up to $1,500 for overcharging tourists for hot dogs, demanding up to $30 for a single dog. The vendor has been accused of "giving NYC a bad name" instead of being celebrated as the brilliant businessman he clearly is—the guy got a man from New Jersey (New Jersey) to pay $15 for a single hot dog—but tourists, in all fairness, you should know that hot dogs in New York City do not cost $30. Also, cab rides do not cost $4,000 and hotel rooms do not cost—oh wait, yes they do.
· NYPD Pays a Visit to the Brazen Food Vendor Charging $30 for a Hot Dog [Eater]
· Vendor Near 9/11 Memorial Caught Charging Tourists $30 For Hot Dogs [Gothamist]