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The Street Vendor Project

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Melrose »

William Burgess was the first man who was arrested for attacking Souleymane Porgo, police said.

Melrose »

Souleymane Porgo was beaten after he stopped a man from stealing a purse, police said.

Melrose »

Souleymane Porgo was attacked by five men after stopping one of them from stealing a purse, police said.

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.