The Street Vendor Project

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SoHo »

Street Vendor Stabbed by 'Wild Man of SoHo' to Get Award at Vendys

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

Civic Center »

Food Trucks in Limbo After Health Department Sticker Snafu

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

New York City »

Quinn, Bloomberg Clash Over Plan to Slash Food Cart Fines

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

SoHo »

SoHo Street Vendors Sue City Over 'Illegal' Raid

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

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Hot Dog Cart Blamed for Causing Stink at New Hell's Kitchen Bar

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

Manhattan »

Street Vendors Rail Against Expensive Fines at City Hall Rally

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

Downtown »

Website Helps Food Vendors Near Occupy Wall Street Stay Afloat

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 »

UES Community Board Wants Stricter Rules for Street Vendors

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 »

Food Truck Crackdown Spreads to 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 »

Track Food Trucks With GPS, Councilwoman Says

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 »

Food Fight Erupts Over Popular Chinatown Greenmarket

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

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Vendy Awards Needs a Hero (Not the Sandwich)

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

Manhattan »

Upper East Side Taco Truck Files Lawsuit Against City

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

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Taco Truck Towed from Upper East Side Again

Paty's Taco Truck returned to its Upper East Side spot on Thurdsay and was towed for the second time in one week.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Traffic Ticket For Paty's Taco Truck Tossed

A judge on Wednesday dismissed the ticket NYPD gave Paty's Taco Truck before towing it upon its UES return.