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East Village & Lower East Side »

Hester Street Fair Goes Vintage This Weekend

A host of vintage vendors selling everything from dresses to typewriters will be on hand at the Hester Street Fair Saturday.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Task Force Formed to Tackle Illegal Street Vending Uptown

Community leaders agreed there is a problem in Washington Heights and Inwood when it comes to illegal street vending, but are somewhat divided on how to take care of it.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Buddhist Nun Arrested After Handing Out Prayer Beads on Canal Street

Baojing Li, 48, said she was arrested for giving out prayer beads on Canal Street to raise funds for her destroyed temple.

Downtown »

Margaret Chin Backs Off Counterfeit Handbag Penalties

Councilwoman Margaret Chin may not push for knockoff buyers to spend up to a year in jail.

Manhattan »

City Seeks 'Victorian-Era' Food Carts for Central Park

The Parks Department wants vendors to sell food from carts designed with a "Victorian-era" look.

Midtown & Theater District »

Efforts to Limit Midtown Street Fairs Hits Speed Bump

Street fair organizers said that imposing new rules after applications had been filed was unfair.

East Village & Lower East Side »

City to Create Mini High Line in Chinatown

The raised plaza will feature everything from plantings and seating to art and expanded space for a greenmarket.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

New Snack Vendors Headed to High Line This Summer

Visitors to the High Line looking to satisfy their hunger will get an array of new choices this summer.

Manhattan »

Vendor Robbed at Gunpoint Near Canal Street

The vendor lost a bag of merchandise valued at $50, police said.

East Village & Lower East Side »

City Seeks Food Vendor for East Village Park

Veselka may decide not to return to the site, leaving it open to offers from popular operators such as Shake Shack.

Midtown & Theater District »

Midtown to Turn Up the Heat on Summer Street Fairs

New rules now under consideration would give local merchants first dibs on spots in front of their stores.

Midtown & Theater District »

Madison Square Market Hopes for Reprieve with New Design

Madison Square Market organizers are revising their plans for this year's event after a committee voted against it.

Midtown & Theater District »

Madison Square Market too Ugly to Live, Committee Says

Community Board 5 members gripe that the market feels like an ordinary street fair.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Fined East Village Tree Vendor Quits Just Before Christmas

The tree vendor fined $1,500 by the city for keeping a warming shack removed the structure just before Christmas.

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