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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 »

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. 

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

SoHo Artist Arrested for Selling Pillows

Artist Jemal McClary said the NYPD's Manhattan South Peddler Task Force arrested him for selling pillows.

Harlem »

Harlem Vendors on 125th Street Cleared in Sweep Ahead of Obama Visit

Three vendors were arrested last week, leaving many worried about how they will make a living.

Midtown & Theater District »

Family and Customers Remember Sam the Halal Man

Friends and family said Essam Ahmed brought kindness and humor to their daily Midtown lunch.

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.

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.