Food trucks getting chased out of midtown by The Man can look east for opportunity now that a new food truck oasis has opened on privately-owned land in Long Island City, in a prime location in the shadow of the Citicorp buildings. Opened yesterday in an 11,000-square-foot parking lot owned by Rockrose Development, the food truck court is open for lunch weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On weekends, starting Friday, the Rockrose lot across the street will be transformed into the 3rd Ward dance/art party called The Palms, which features dumpster pools.
Yesterday the food court opened with The Desi Food Truck, Eddie's Pizza, The Rickshaw Truck, and Cupcake Stop; today they've got Korilla BBQ, Red Hook Lobster and Andy's Ice. The lot has capacity for at least 16 trucks, and the New York City Food Truck Association is coordinating with the property owners to rotate more trucks through in the coming weeks. You can check in to see who's in the lot by following the LIC Food Truck Lot on Twitter, and keep your eyes peeled for bigger weekend food truck events as summer winds down.
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