Street Vendors

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Midtown »

FAO Schwarz Closure Hits Russian Doll Vendor

A street vendor who has worked outside the famed toy store for about a decade will relocate.

Washington Heights »

City Breaks Ground On Washington Heights Pedestrian Plaza

The Plaza de Las Americas at 175th Street and Broadway will be transformed into a town square. 

Corona »

City Should Boost Number of Street Cart Permits, Politician Says

State Sen. Jose Peralta also wants to add Health Dept. letter grades and reinstate an oversight panel.

Upper East Side »

New Study Shows Prevalence of Street Vendors in Upper East Side

As controversy over street vendors continues, research shows how they sell their wares.

Upper East Side »

Harlem Mobile Fashion Boutique Causes Worry on Upper East Side

Upper East Side leaders fear they could see copy-cat businesses moving onto their streets.

SoHo »

SoHo Community Board Pushes City to Review Vendor Rules

A city panel has not reviewed the number of SoHo vendors in 12 years, CB2 says.

SoHo »

SoHo Street Vendors Sue City Over 'Illegal' Raid

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

Sunnyside »

Rats and Vermin Plague Sunnyside Food Carts, Residents Complain

Queens residents are complaining that food carts under the 7 train may be posing a health hazard.

Fort Greene »

Heat Wave Spells Cash for Junior Entrepreneur

Rafael Rivera makes up to $60 in four hours selling water to help his family and buy video games.

SoHo »

City Should Overhaul Complex Street Vendor Laws, Police Say

SoHo residents are demanding big changes to rules for vendors they say have taken over their streets.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

SoHo Gets Stronger Voice on Local Community Board

Four of the newest six members of Community Board 2 live in SoHo.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

Police Seize More Than 3,000 Books in Village Sidewalk Vendor Raids

Sixth Precinct officers confiscated three van-loads full of books about a month ago. 

Midtown & Theater District »

Street Vendors are 'Terrible Citizens,' Business Group Says

The 34th Street Partnership wants to see fewer food carts and vendors on Midtown streets.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Upper East Siders Block 'Starbucks' Part of Met Museum Plan

The UES comunity board rejected part of the plan that would bring seats and tables to the plaza.  

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Met Museum's $60M Plaza Would Be an Unwelcome 'Hangout,' Neighbors Say

Residents blasted the Met's plans to add 400 chairs and 100 tables at its Fifth Avenue entrance.