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NYC & COMPANY ANNOUNCES THE GREAT STATEN ISLAND FOODIE TRUCK-ATHON IS RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 17

—Visit the St. George Esplanade and Enjoy Cuisine from Famous City Food Trucks, a Manhattan City Music DJ and St. George Sightseeing—

New York City (September 13, 2011) —NYC & Company, the City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, the NYC Food Truck Association and the Staten Island Borough President’s Office announce that the Great Staten Island Foodie Truck-athon at the St. George Esplanade has been rescheduled for September 17. The event, produced by NYC & Company in celebration of Staten Island’s 350th birthday and to encourage New Yorkers to visit Staten Island was originally scheduled for August 27, but was cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. Several of New York City’s most popular food trucks will gather in Lot A of the St. George Esplanade, immediately adjacent to the ferry terminal, serving meals from 11am to 5pm, rain or shine. Enjoy music provided by one of the DJs from Manhattan City Music, explore the many unique cultural institutions in St. George, and have a chance to win limited edition Staten Island and Truck-athon T-shirts during the event giveaways. Entry to the Foodie Truck-athon is free, and food truck menus will range from cupcakes to dumplings to lobster rolls.    

“Staten Island is New York City’s most bucolic borough drawing millions of visitors each year to its parks, museums, restaurants and more,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. “We encourage all New Yorkers to visit The Great Staten Island Foodie Truck-athon and enjoy a day of great food, music and some of the best cultural offerings in the City.”

Participating food trucks include:


  • bigdsgrub.com
  • cupcakecrew.com
  • cupcakestop.com
  • desifoodtruck.com
  • eddiespizzany.com
  • fryingdutchmen.com
  • kelvinslush.com
  • milktruckgrilledcheese.com
  • mudnyc.com
  • redhooklobsterpound.com
  • rickshawdumplings.com
  • souvlakigr.com
  • vanleeuwenicecream.com
  • wafelsanddinges.com

For additional information about the Great Staten Island Foodie Truck-athon, please visit nycgo.com/events/the-great-staten-island-foodie-truck-athon or follow the hashtag #SIfoodtrucks on Twitter. For suggested Staten Island itineraries and more information about the cultural offerings, visit nycgo.com/staten-island.

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Contact:                Emily Mayrath      NYC & Company     212-484-1270