NEW YORK —Some days, the line of customers waiting to order the chicken pita sandwich, lamb gyros or lamb platter plate at Alex Shehea’s food cart on the corner of 53rd Street and Sixth Avenue can be 80 people deep. The cart’s menu items are restricted to Halal foods, or those permitted by Islamic law, as well as soft drinks and water that play to an appreciative, diverse crowd of office workers, cab drivers, tourists, doormen, utility crews and cops from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. ...

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