Midtown Ice Cream Vendors Brawl

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By Brian Ries
|  Wednesday, Aug 5, 2009  |  Updated 7:45 AM EDT
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Midtown Ice Cream Vendors Brawl

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NEW YORK - JUNE 01: A woman buys ice cream from a street vendor June 1, 2007 in New York City. The Labor Department reported today that employers adding an unexpectedly high 157,000 jobs in May, holding the unemployment rate unchanged. Leading the way was education and health service jobs which added 54,000, while leisure and hospitality jobs added 46,000. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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The city announced a plan to build a Harlem "kitchen incubator," a 4,000 square-foot facility built to accommodate food entrepreneurs hoping to start small businesses with little capital investment. [Crains New York]

A vendor-on-vendor street fight erupted today at 6th Avenue and 50th Street, with fists flying between a Mr. Softee ice cream driver and a Haagen Dazs street cart. Witnesses on the scene report little damage - just one black eye - and that both received tickets from police. [Midtown Lunch]

Google finally swept in and archived all the back issues of the Village Voice - back to October 26th, 1955. It would've cost you 5 cents back then, but thanks to ol' Internet, it's free! [Village Voice]

Spike Lee, in a Yankees hat, and recent festival conquerer Jay-Z were photographed shooting a commercial for Rocawear in downtown Dumbo. [Dumbo NYC]

The Parks Department cleaned up a graffiti-vandalized World War 1 monument in record time after it was vandalized over the weekend. [Boogie Downer]

NPA City Outdoor advertising upped up the war against the street art community by covering up a Conor Harrington street art piece with ads for Steely Dan, District 9 and 2012. [Gothamist]

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