Wednesday What The What: Stop And Smell The Illegal Roses

Apparently, the police have been cracking down on illegal flower vendors throughout Brooklyn.

Florists complained that unlicensed flower stands were costing them between $5,000 and $10,000 a week, according to TLJ-News.  Around holidays, that number skyrockets. The unregistered florists don’t pay taxes on their businesses.

So, does a rose smell just as sweet if sold by an unregistered florist or are we doing a disservice to our local shops by buying from the street?

“What the What?” is a new photo feature looking at odd, weird and interesting things in the neighborhood. If you have photos of what the what happenings in Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights or the surrounding areas send them to lvladimirova [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com.


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