The Street Vendor Project

Recent Headlines
Times Square & Theater District »

Vendors demanded a lift to caps that have held the amount of vendor permits in place since the 80's.

SoHo »

A report by the SoHo Broadway Initiative found widespread violations.

SoHo »

Baare Batchiri, 60, was hospitalized for 10 days after he was attacked with a pair of scissors.

Civic Center »

Due to a department 'mix-up' there aren't enough renewal permits for street food vendors.

New York City »

Street vendors have been pressuring Quinn to reduce punitive vendor fines.

SoHo »

Street vendors whose goods were seized in May say NYPD officers issued them tickets unfairly.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

The owners of the Beer Authority claim a hot dog and pretzel vendor is forcing them out of business.

Manhattan »

Hundreds of street vendors and supporters gathered for a rally on the steps of City Hall Thursday.

Downtown »

Zuccotti Park vendors whose business dropped because of Occupy Wall Street are now getting some help from a new website.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Limiting the number of street vendors per block or requiring design guidelines for carts and trucks are among ideas being floated by CB 8 in tackling the growing number of street vendors.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Enforcement of a law that prohibits food truck parking in metered spaces has driven a slew of food trucks east. Now, police are following and booting trucks from popular spots.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

City Councilwoman Gale Brewer says no one is keeping track of the growing number of food trucks, and GPS could help.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Advocates charged the police with harassing produce vendors at the bustling Forsyth Street market.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

The Vendy Awards, which honors the best street eats, is asking the public to nominate the most heroic vendor.

Manhattan »

After a ticket and tow blitz forced Paty's Taco Truck from the Upper East Side, the owner is suing the city.