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‘Unjust and immoral’: street vendors call on New York City to issue more permits

2020-04-04T14:23:08-04:00April 12th, 2019|

The Guardian

If passed, a new bill will offer 4,000 permits over a decade. Read this article from The Guardian which shares the voices of street vendors in SVP like Walid Abdelwahab.

New York City Food Carts Get Their First Report Cards

2020-04-04T14:23:46-04:00January 18th, 2019|

NY Times

Matthew Shapiro, the legal director of the SVP speaks with the New York Times about the impact of new health grades for street vendors. A cart or truck “is a much smaller space, with limited refrigeration and hot holding areas, and a potable water tank instead of water from the building,” he said. “I am not saying it is easy to run a restaurant, but vendors have unique challenges, while still being held to the same standard.”

Spoiled: How relentless enforcement and $1,000 tickets are ruining Chinatown’s largest market

2019-09-27T18:48:23-04:00January 1st, 2011|

Our three-month investigation reveals that aggressive enforcement has driven vendors out of business, diminished the market, and curbed access to healthy food for Chinatown residents.

Peddling Uphill: A report on the conditions of street vendors in New York City

2019-09-27T18:48:53-04:00January 1st, 2006|

Throughout this report we ask the fundamental question that anyone familiar with the proud history of vending in NYC cannot possibly ignore: is vending still a viable way of achieving the American Dream? We hope this report will serve as a starting point for dialogue about vendors, how they contribute to NY and what we must do to ensure they are forever part of our city.