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Vending Tickets in Parks Climb Steadily as New Arrivals Face Ramped Up Enforcement

2024-06-24T11:14:17-04:00June 17th, 2024|

The City

“We know that every day around the clock — probably as we're speaking now — there is a vendor being harassed by a city agency person carrying a badge and a gun.” - Mohammed Attia, executive director of the advocacy group Street Vendor Project.

They Had Been Distributing Warm Meals in Harlem for Months. Last Weekend, the NYPD Tried to Stop Them

2024-05-20T12:11:07-04:00May 15th, 2024|

Hell Gate

"The legality of food distribution by organizations like mutual aid groups or church organizations is murky—and it's unclear exactly what permit these groups would need to obtain, explained Matthew Shapiro, the legal director of the Street Vendor Project."

In Times Square, Hot Dog in the City by Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw Elicits Postmodern Sublime

2024-05-20T12:12:51-04:00May 13th, 2024|

The Architect's Newspaper

"Thus, Hot Dog in the City is a collaboration with the Times Square Arts Alliance as well as the Street Vendor Project, a membership-based organization that advances the rights and wages of street vendors in New York."

How a 65-foot ‘Hot Dog in the City’ Relishes Generations of NYC Street Food and Vendors

2024-05-06T12:08:10-04:00May 1st, 2024|


"Supported by Times Square Arts and the Street Vendor Project, the art installation Hot Dog in the City was co-created by conceptual artists Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw...Mohamed Attia, managing director of SVP, was once a hot dog vendor in the same location for five years. “Between 2010 and 2014, if you passed Times Square around that time, you probably purchased a hot dog from me."

West Side Hot Dog Showdown Between a Times Square Titan and Hell’s Kitchen’s Freebie Feast

2024-05-06T12:11:41-04:00April 30th, 2024|


Mohamed Attia, the managing director of the Street Vendor Project, remembers first encountering the hot dog when he began working as a vendor himself 15 years ago. “I was told that there are businesses that are based on one item and one item only, and that item was the hot dog,” he said. “Hundreds of food vendors actually make a living and thrive in our city selling this iconic snack.” 

After crackdown on street vendors, CM Moya announces return of multi-agency Roosevelt Avenue Task Force

2024-04-29T14:32:53-04:00April 29th, 2024|


The Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center took umbrage with Moya’s comments to Telemundo, saying, “We have regulations here; if you want to do something, you have to apply to get a license to vend.”

Bronx street vendor loses home after paying high DSNY fines. Here’s the change vendors want from NYC.

2024-04-29T14:27:22-04:00April 26th, 2024|


"Mohamed Attia, who has worked for the Street Vendor Project since 2018, has shown CBS New York the mounds of tickets street vendors have received within the last year, especially in the Bronx. Many streets vendors have told CBS New York they want to follow the city's regulations, but get caught because they don't have a license."

This scavenger hunt will introduce you to some of NYC’s best street vendors

2024-04-29T14:28:49-04:00April 23rd, 2024|

Time Out NY

To spread more love to these small independent businesses, the Street Vendor Project is organizing a giant, citywide scavenger hunt that will encourage New Yorkers to learn more about the street vending community and put some new spots on their foodie radars.