Nonprofit Raises Over $167K to Help NY’s Struggling Street Food Vendors Feed the Hungry

2021-05-26T13:29:42+00:00May 25th, 2021|

Yahoo News

The Urban Justice Center, a nonprofit organization that supports New York’s marginalized groups through advocacy and legal representation, has been actively helping street food vendors get back on their feet while also feeding the hungry through its Street Vendor Project.

Out-Of-Work Asian Street Vendors Feed Food-Insecure Communities In NYC

2021-05-26T13:32:27+00:00May 24th, 2021|


In this time of need, one group stepped in with a solution, at least for food vendors: Over the last year, the Urban Justice Center’s Street Vendor Project ― through major funding from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s $100 million COVID-19 relief effort ― paid more than 90 vendors to get back in their trucks and cook free meals for food-insecure New Yorkers.

Growing calls to legalize U.S. street vendors post pandemic

2021-05-05T19:18:42+00:00May 5th, 2021|


In New York City, street vendor policy had been stuck since the 1980s, when officials capped permits at about 3,000 despite demand from at least 12,000 vendors, said Mohamed Attia, head of the nonprofit Urban Justice Center’s Street Vendor Project.

Immigrant street vendors hustling to survive the pandemic

2021-05-05T19:28:05+00:00April 10th, 2021|

Yahoo! News

"Street vendors are the smallest businesses you can find in New York City. They are a real picture of what the American dream should look like for all immigrants who come to this country to try to start their own small businesses," said Mohamed Attia, who represents food cart workers in New York City through the Urban Justice Center's Street Vendor Project.

Community Raises More than $10K for Bushwick Tamale Vendor Facing Eviction

2021-05-05T13:10:45+00:00April 8th, 2021|

Bk Reader

Urban Justice Center’s Street Vendor Project set up a Go Fund Me page for Perez on March 24, and in just two weeks it has already surpassed its goal of $10,000 – with $10,772 donated so far. The page says Perez is a true community leader, “always helping other vendors and fighting for street vendor rights.”

Aumentará número de vendedores ambulantes en las calles de New York City

2021-02-03T20:18:25+00:00January 30th, 2021|

La Calle TV

Varias organizaciones se han unido para bridarle un apoyo financiero a los miles de vendedores ambulantes de la ciudad de Nueva York. La firma de inversión y de servicios financieros, Morgan Stanley y la fundación Robin Hood establecieron una alianza con la Street Vendor Project de Urban Justice Center para donar miles de dólares a los vendedores ambulantes, según reseña Telemundo47.

New York’s Street Vendors Just Scored a Major Victory

2021-02-03T19:22:03+00:00January 28th, 2021|

Grub Street

The current cap (2,900 citywide vendors and 5,100 total permits) is also far less than the number of vendors working today, and the Street Vendor Project, a union and workers’ center that is part of the Urban Justice Center, estimates there are between 10,000 and 20,000 unlicensed vendors.

NYC Street Food Vendors Eagerly Anticipate City Expansion Of Permits

2021-02-03T19:36:51+00:00January 27th, 2021|


“This bill is way overdue, it should have passed years ago,” said Mohamed Attia, the director of the Street Vendor’s Project at the Urban Justice Center, an advocacy group for the sellers. “What’s really exciting for us is that [the board] will have four seats for street vendors in it. We have never been invited to these conversations.”