SoHo residents are demanding big changes to rules for vendors they say have taken over their streets.
Sixth Precinct officers confiscated three van-loads full of books about a month ago.
Artist Jemal McClary said the NYPD's Manhattan South Peddler Task Force arrested him for selling pillows.
Three vendors were arrested last week, leaving many worried about how they will make a living.
Friends and family said Essam Ahmed brought kindness and humor to their daily Midtown lunch.
Zuccotti Park vendors whose business dropped because of Occupy Wall Street are now getting some help from a new website.
A host of vintage vendors selling everything from dresses to typewriters will be on hand at the Hester Street Fair Saturday.
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.
Baojing Li, 48, said she was arrested for giving out prayer beads on Canal Street to raise funds for her destroyed temple.
Councilwoman Margaret Chin may not push for knockoff buyers to spend up to a year in jail.
The Parks Department wants vendors to sell food from carts designed with a "Victorian-era" look.
Street fair organizers said that imposing new rules after applications had been filed was unfair.
The raised plaza will feature everything from plantings and seating to art and expanded space for a greenmarket.
Visitors to the High Line looking to satisfy their hunger will get an array of new choices this summer.
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