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The age-old struggle between the city and street vendors, explained

2022-06-13T14:54:30+00:00June 2nd, 2022|


“Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez, deputy director of the Street Vendor Project [of the Urban Justice Center], which advocates for the interests of street vendors, said one reason may be that inspectors don’t have the authority to demand that vendors show them their identification, while police do.

NYC mulls new recommendations to help street vendors obtain licenses and permits

2022-06-13T14:51:12+00:00May 27th, 2022|

NEws 12: The Bronx

“The Street Vendor Project [of the Urban Justice Center], an advocacy group, says permits for mobile food vendors have remained capped for the past 40 years, which has made it virtually impossible to get.”

Mayor Adams Announces Steps to Reform and Modernize Vending Regulations, Expanding Legal Opportunities for Street Vendors While Remaining Committed to Managing Public Space

2022-05-31T19:53:21+00:00May 25th, 2022|


“‘For centuries, street vendors have been an essential part of the fabric of New York City. From the Bronx to Queens, street vendors ensure under-resourced communities have access to fresh, affordable food, commercial corridors have diversity of business, and tourists get the iconic New York City experience. And now, for the first time ever, street vendors are stakeholders in deciding the future of the industry,’ said Mohamed Attia, managing director, of Urban Justice Center’s Street Vendor Project."

The Status of Street Vendors in NYC: Background and Overview

2022-05-31T19:57:41+00:00May 23rd, 2022|

Hunter College

"In 2009, the Street Vendor Project and the Center for Urban Pedagogy created a special issue of Making Policy Public (The Center for Urban Pedagogy’s informational poster series) titled Vendor Power! that ‘decode[s] the rules and regulations for New York’s 10,000 street vendors so they can understand their rights and avoid unnecessary fines.’"

Arrest Of Subway Vendor Raising Questions About Police Action

2022-05-23T19:30:51+00:00May 23rd, 2022|

NY CaribNews

“‘Horrific treatment of Maria, a mother, immigrant entrepreneur & her *daughter* who filmed,’ the tweet [from the Street Vendor Project] read. ‘Maria was recently arrested for selling mangoes & kiwis to customers she’s served for 10+ yrs. Shame on our city for choosing cruelty, instead of supporting hard-working mothers.’”

Advocates decry the arrest of a fruit vendor in New York’s subway after video goes viral

2022-05-23T17:22:42+00:00May 13th, 2022|

The Observers

“‘Imagine having two city agents and police officers coming to check on you,’ said Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez, deputy director at the Street Vendor Project. ‘The city is pouring all these resources into criminalizing and shutting down these small businesses instead of creating a licensing program and regulating them.’”

Eviction Rates Are Rising

2022-05-23T19:45:36+00:00May 12th, 2022|

WNYC The Takeaway

"Since pandemic eviction moratoriums and other tenant predictions have lapsed, eviction rates have risen to nearly pre-pandemic levels...we speak with Marika Dias, Managing Director at the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center in New York City...about the importance of Right to Counsel rights for tenants who are facing eviction."

More than 300 languages are spoken along this NYC street

2022-04-20T15:22:11+00:00April 18th, 2022|

National Geographic

“Vending has always been big along Roosevelt, especially in Jackson Heights and Corona, but even more so now, because so many people have lost their income, are facing eviction, and have no safety net,” says Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez, deputy director of The Street Vendor Project."

New MoMA PS1 Director Leans Into Social Justice and Reaches Out to Long Island City

2022-04-11T17:50:16+00:00April 8th, 2022|

New York Times

The show “Nuevayorkinos: Essential and Excluded,” which opened in October 2021, paid tribute to ​​immigrant cultures and labor in New York. “We got a lot of exposure thanks to the exhibit,” said Mohamed Attia, the director of the Street Vendor Project, which worked on the show and is part of the Urban Justice Center.