А вот если просто на абстрактной непонтовой улице - то задешево. 200 баксов в год - и место твоё.
Like everything else in New York City, it comes down to real estate. The cost of operating something as small as a hot dog cart all depends on where the operation is in the city. According to The New York Times, the areas around Central Park are the most expensive to get, with the spot near the Central Park Zoo being the priciest. In 2013, that prime spot cost $289,500 a year to run a hot dog cart. That is just the fee paid to the city and doesn’t include any other expenses the cart incurred. That’s a lot of hot dogs.
The other areas around Central Park where hot dog carts operate are almost as expensive, running more than $100,000 with some pushing past the $200,000 mark. The reason again is the prime real estate to sell hot dogs, but the city actually doesn’t set the price. These spots are bid on every five years with the highest bid receiving the permit to operate. These costs have increased dramatically over the last 10 years, and the city makes about $4.5 million a year on concession permits.
While the areas in Central Park are the most expensive, other parks outside of Manhattan are a little more affordable, if you could call it that. Fees in these other parks run in the thousands to tens of thousands of dollars to get a permit. If a food vendor runs their pushcart on the street, the permit to operate is much less, usually about $200, as they don’t have a specific spot of operation. But the city limits these vendor permits at 3,100, making them high in demand. Disabled veterans, however, are exempt from the fee because of an 1894 law allowing them to do so.