Dec 7, 2023
Vendors rally as pols look to overhaul street vending system, lift cap on licenses
Hundreds of street vendors donned bright yellow beanies and broke out into chants of “vendor power” at a rally in support of legislation that would streamline the application process in New York City, and help provide aid to local street vendors.
Dec 6, 2023
NYC councilmembers look to lift decades-old cap on street vendor permits
Members of the New York City Council will introduce a set of four bills Wednesday afternoon to overhaul the city’s longstanding street vending rules and bring more off-the-books merchants into good standing under the law
Dec 6, 2023
New York City street vendors rally for new legislation
The rally calls for an end to what vendors call outdated and arbitrary laws that leave them paying thousands for underground, resold permits or left to fight fines that cost $1,000 per offense, organizers said.
Aug 17, 2023
Neighborhood Cop Plotted to Disrupt Corona Vendor Rally, Misconduct Complaint Alleges
An NYPD neighborhood coordination officer is accused of taking sides in a local conflict rather than serving as a liaison between the police and the community.
Aug 3, 2023
Inside NYC's vendor boom: what's driving it and how is the city responding
Street vending is booming in neighborhoods across the city — from Jackson Heights to Bushwick to Kingsbridge — according to elected officials, advocates and vendors themselves.
Aug 2, 2023
Corona crackdown highlights mayor’s fraught street-vendor policies
Organizers of Wednesday's rally for the Corona Plaza street vendors called out the city for its dismantling of the celebrated street-food complex.
Aug 2, 2023
'People don't have the money': Queens street vendor crackdown sparks outcry from community
The Queens community came together Wednesday to publicly condemn the recent crackdown of unlicensed street vendors, many who are immigrant women
Jul 20, 2023
Street Vendors Fight for Public Space Outside Hudson Yards
Street vendors who have worked in the Hudson Yards area since before it was developed say that they are being pushed out.
Jun 20, 2023
Achieving the American dream has become an American impossibility for street vendors
Despite the hardships and struggles, vendors emote a sincere love for what they do and enjoy the freedom and empowerment of running their own businesses and sharing in a piece of the pie that is the American entrepreneurship.
May 18, 2023
How One Queens Street Vendor Struggled to Find a Permanent Kitchen
For Queens restaurant owner Evelia Coyotzi, making tamales is a complicated process that can take hours. Cooking them, though, has changed her life.
May 17, 2023
Street Vendor Harassment is on the Rise. These Latines are Fighting Back
"The violence some of these vendors are encountering — some haven't survived these hate crimes. We have to make sure we protect them, that we invest in them, because they have the rest of us in mind."
May 3, 2023
Campaign Encourages New Yorkers to Try Different Food Trucks Around the City
Business owners who operate food trucks, carts and merchandise stalls are ready to serve people on the go. There’s always something to discover.
Apr 25, 2023
The Flavors and Flair of Latin America, in One Queens Market
Corona Plaza, a rare hub created by neighborhood food vendors, teems with the aromas and colors of many cuisines. But its future is uncertain.
Mar 29, 2023
Battery Powered Food Carts Go for Test Drive on City Streets
The Street Vendor Project hopes rechargeable electric power supplies can improve air quality and reduce fossil fuel use.
Mar 16, 2023
Street Vendor Oversight Shift to
Department of Sanitation Gets Trash Talk From Council
Mayor Eric Adams pulls out of a de Blasio-era overhaul that sought to give immigrant street sellers a fighting chance to make a legit living without police involvement.