In City Parks
$5.1 million: Money raised for the city's general fund from food vending licenses in the parks.
$300,000: Cost of bid to operate a hot dog vending cart in Central Park near the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
$600: Minimum bid for a food cart in city parks.
$500: Minimum bid for a food cart 10 years ago.
$2: Parks Department-regulated cost of a hot dog.
$2: Parks Department-regulated cost of a pretzel.
$1.25: Parks Department-regulated cost of a 12-ounce soda.
50 cents: Regulated cost of a bag of potato chips.
Outside City Parks
3,000: Number of annual street vending permits for food issued by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
1,000: Number of summer permits available.
$200: Permit cost for processing food cart.
$74: Cost to license non-cooking food cart.
$50: Cost for food vending operator's license for two years
$1: Average cost of a hot dog outside city parks.
50 cents: Cost of hot dog plus bun and all the fixings to many vendors.
The article can be found here: Hot Dog Stands are Multimillion Dollar Business (via WCBSTV.com CBS2NY)