One of NYC's Last Independent Hot Dog Vendors

  • Published: 30 July 2019
  • Danny and Elizabeth Rossi, a father-daughter duo, run a hot dog cart outside New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. As disabled veterans, they are given a special permit for their cart, yet there have been issues with non-vets getting their hands on these permits, allowing illegal businesses to flourish and causing overcrowding. In this video, Danny and Elizabeth share how they manage to survive in this oversaturated and harsh working environment.

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Comments • 2 261

  • TheHighTower
    TheHighTower  3 hours back

    Let's make a Kickstarter for them!

    • light under darkness
      light under darkness  7 hours back


      • T81
        T81  8 hours back

        i hate ketchup on hot dogs

        • John B
          John B  9 hours back

          How is she Disabled but you know veterans get free license to run food stands so I can understand why he would fight it if it’s for free

          • Tyler Durden
            Tyler Durden  18 hours back

            "I don't take vacations....I just work"
            What a great system we have built for ourselves.
            Not for me, kiddos.

            • Gavin Newton
              Gavin Newton  1 days back

              I wanna eat a Hot Dog now

              • Ddrive Ddrive
                Ddrive Ddrive  2 days back

                The black market? Lol stupid government rules. Anyone should be able to sell a hotdog ya putz

                • Ícaro Ácaro
                  Ícaro Ácaro  2 days back

                  So, less State for me, AND more State for non veterans? Welcome to crapitalism, this Is what you were fighting for 🤷🤦

                  • ARMY VETERAN Todd
                    ARMY VETERAN Todd  2 days back

                    I wish I was in NY, would love a jumbo hot dog. NY style. GO Army Hooha 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

                    • Dateinam W
                      Dateinam W  4 days back

                      Such nice people, whatever way they're treated they still find a way to smile,love it, God bless all of them People in need.

                      • Stacy Vega
                        Stacy Vega  5 days back

                        Anyone have an update on them? I really hope they are doing much better :(

                        • Mr Instincts
                          Mr Instincts  1 weeks back

                          That’s cap there’s alot

                          • Laurence Laird
                            Laurence Laird  1 weeks back

                            nothing but admiration for that guy.

                            • L.S. Pattikins
                              L.S. Pattikins  1 weeks back

                              As an American and an Army brat, I'm appalled at the way our Vets are treated. They deserve respect and dignity just as much as our teachers do.

                              Do the right thing America!!

                              • Joe north farnorth
                                Joe north farnorth  1 weeks back

                                Why do they wear rubber gloves and then still handle money with the gloves still on and then keep using them ? What's the point??

                                • Kevin Guzman
                                  Kevin Guzman  1 weeks back

                                  They said " no kitchup on hot dogs " calm down wanna be Chicago

                                  • Ser Zambrano
                                    Ser Zambrano  1 weeks back

                                    That is capitalism at its finest no is commenting the biggest point he made. these company's only lease the permits.

                                    • Cameron .Miller
                                      Cameron .Miller  1 weeks back

                                      USA tax payers: Pays for 200k for colleges
                                      Fuck let’s open a hot dog stand

                                      • Jesus Villalobos
                                        Jesus Villalobos  1 weeks back

                                        And to think I overlooked them and went to Nathan’s :( I’ll be back!!

                                        • Adam Krueger
                                          Adam Krueger  1 weeks back

                                          Hard man right there.
                                          The world needs more people like him.

                                          • Favorited
                                            Favorited  1 weeks back

                                            Please don’t say hard man.

                                        • Wreck-it Randy
                                          Wreck-it Randy  1 weeks back

                                          But are the hot dogs good?

                                          • Small Cheddar
                                            Small Cheddar  1 weeks back

                                            When she called that boy sweetheart my heart melted 😍

                                            • Jake Wagner
                                              Jake Wagner  1 weeks back

                                              Hes so upset about competition

                                              • fatboysancho
                                                fatboysancho  1 weeks back

                                                They should do a news segment on this to help him out

                                                • Chaz Baz
                                                  Chaz Baz  1 weeks back

                                                  Compare this to Londons unlicensed Hot Dog Vendors lol

                                                  • Kingslayer
                                                    Kingslayer  1 weeks back

                                                    Hot Dog black market, you can't make this stuff up

                                                    • Duke Lopez
                                                      Duke Lopez  2 weeks back

                                                      SEMPER FI MY BROTHER AND SISTER !! OOOOOORRRAAAHHHHH

                                                      • pinkdarkrose
                                                        pinkdarkrose  2 weeks back

                                                        Pan for gold wtf is this

                                                        • Gabriel Carkhuff
                                                          Gabriel Carkhuff  2 weeks back

                                                          If you pretend to be a war veteran you deserve to be hung. If not hung you deserve to be extradited to a country where you will be killed within a year.

                                                          • Professor Alex
                                                            Professor Alex  2 weeks back

                                                            Semper fi

                                                            • 57Jaguar
                                                              57Jaguar  2 weeks back

                                                              God bless both of you....Stand strong together 🇺🇸☆🇺🇸

                                                              • NeewollaH *
                                                                NeewollaH *  2 weeks back

                                                                Well I know where I’m buying my $100 hotdog from, my first trip to New York.

                                                                • dietz andwattson23
                                                                  dietz andwattson23  2 weeks back

                                                                  1:03 shes a sweetheart i wanna hug her ❤️❤️

                                                                  • Robert G
                                                                    Robert G  2 weeks back

                                                                    Yeah let's bring in more illegals and make sure they have a good life ! Crooked politicians

                                                                    • Alfredo Alcantar
                                                                      Alfredo Alcantar  2 weeks back

                                                                      This are the Entreprenuer that keep our country growing, but the government hates small business. Good job guys

                                                                      • Nun Special
                                                                        Nun Special  2 weeks back

                                                                        I feel that. Ketchup and mustard tops are nasty at public places. Keepin it under control. Got to come try the place some day!🔥

                                                                        • David Phillips
                                                                          David Phillips  2 weeks back

                                                                          God Bless - Our Veteran's - All of Them...

                                                                          • Eduardo Venegas
                                                                            Eduardo Venegas  2 weeks back

                                                                            ...thank you for your services...if I'm ever in NY I'll grab a dog.

                                                                            • Morty Smith
                                                                              Morty Smith  2 weeks back

                                                                              fuck those 5 carts. we only see u fam. one love

                                                                              • Nolan McEvoy
                                                                                Nolan McEvoy  2 weeks back

                                                                                Marines can sleep anywhere

                                                                                • Car Ric
                                                                                  Car Ric  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I like everything on my hotdog, including ketchup.

                                                                                  • midnight runner
                                                                                    midnight runner  2 weeks back

                                                                                    My hats off to you and your daughter, I will definitely buy from you and o ly you when I'm in that part of the city and thank you both for your service and you both earned the right for that spot. 🇺🇸👍

                                                                                    • Galaxy Guy
                                                                                      Galaxy Guy  2 weeks back

                                                                                      She's beautiful.

                                                                                      • woah hi
                                                                                        woah hi  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I am starving after watching this lol hotdogs are my guilty pleasure😃

                                                                                        • The Mariam
                                                                                          The Mariam  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Dude that looks so good but unfortunately I can only eat homemade food

                                                                                          • philnkris
                                                                                            philnkris  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Handling money with gloves nice

                                                                                            • Thomas L
                                                                                              Thomas L  2 weeks back

                                                                                              I want to go to New York just to try a hotdog it’s like a dream I have haha

                                                                                              • Sonya Clarke
                                                                                                Sonya Clarke  2 weeks back

                                                                                                I'm ny onions and mustard