The Street Vendor Project

Recent Headlines
SoHo »

Street vendors say that they are being harassed by police and brick-and-mortar businesses in SoHo.

Times Square & Theater District »

Several costumed characters say police officers harass characters and prevent them from earning money.

SoHo »

A group of protesters called on police to change unfair practices regarding street vending.

Times Square & Theater District »

Vendors demanded a lift to caps that have held the amount of vendor permits in place since the 80's.

SoHo »

A report by the SoHo Broadway Initiative found widespread violations.

SoHo »

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

Civic Center »

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

New York City »

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

SoHo »

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

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

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

Manhattan »

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

Downtown »

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 »

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 »

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 »

City Councilwoman Gale Brewer says no one is keeping track of the growing number of food trucks, and GPS could help.