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centralparkcart50.jpgSome push-cart vendors in New York City pay up to $289,500 a year in parks department license fees, the NYT reports. Outdoor vendors, whose popular hot dogs and pretzels cost as little as $2 to hungry passersby, must bid for the right to set up shop inside or around public parks: The 20 highest fees, perhaps unsurprisingly, are near tourist-filled Central Park, where one vendor says he makes up to $2,500 a day in the summer. [NYT] [Photo: Flickr]

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