New York City, NY – Call it the lunch exhibition that escaped into the park.
That would be Bryant Park — and the exhibition, which opened Friday at the New York Public Library, is “Lunch Hour NYC,” a history of the midday meal in New York City.
And now, on Wednesday, a rotating lineup of food trucks will begin offering an array of treats, from schnitzel to lobster rolls, at the public plaza outside the library, in conjunction with the exhibition.
“Mobile food trucks and carts are highlighted in the exhibition, so now they’ll be outside it as well,” said David Weber, president of the New York City Food Truck Association, which is collaborating with the Bryant Park Corporation in organizing the truck rotation. “It’s a way for exhibition-goers to experience the culinary innovation they learn about in the library.”
The parade of vendors, which will continue until Labor Day, will feature one food truck every weekday at lunchtime from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., including Mexicue, Schnitzel & Things, Red Hook Lobster Pound, the Rickshaw Dumpling Truck and Eddie’s Pizza truck. They will open for business in a pop-up space that is owned by the Parks Department on a terrace to the south side of the library at West 40th Street.
The Food Truck Association has been negotiating with the library and the Bryant Park Corporation for the last six weeks over the new amenity. Laura Shapiro, who co-curated the exhibition, said she was “pleased that these food trucks will now be part of the exhibition — or at least just a short walk away.” She added that “today’s food trucks are a direct link to the past as well as a great taste of the present.” The exhibition, in the landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue, will run through February 2013.
A portion of the food-truck sales will go to the Bryant Park Corporation, which manages and maintains the plaza, and the public library as well. Schedules will be posted at exhibitions.nypl.org/lunchhour, and will be tweeted at @nypl, @lunchournyc and @nycfoodtruck.
Food Truck Schedule @ Lunch Hour NYC
Weekdays starting June 27 and running through Labor Day, one truck from the Association will park on the Bryant Park plaza at 40th Street and Fifth Avenue, selling lunch from 11am – 3pm.
Tuesday: Schnitzel & Things
Wednesday: Red Hook Lobster Pound
Thursday: Rickshaw Dumplings
Friday: Eddie’s Pizza
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