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Read relevant news and press about SVP and the street vendors we represent- from hot dog vendors, to flower vendors, book vendors to street artists and more.

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Adams Defends Police for Handcuffing Vendor Who Sold Mangoes in Subway

May 9th, 2022|

New York Times

"The city has for years capped the number of mobile food vending permits at 2,900...“Everybody operating without one of these permits is sadly considered a criminal and being treated as one by the N.Y.P.D. and by the other agencies,” said Mohamed Attia, managing director of the Street Vendor Project."

Three Kings Day celebrated with gift at Corona Plaza

January 11th, 2022|

Newsdesk

'"Various community organizations have come together to host a Three Kings Day giveaway on Thursday, January 6 at Corona Plaza for the second year in a row. Organizations like QEDC, Queens Museum, the Street Vendor Project and other organizations graced the party with this event, while also hoping to slowly revamp Corona Plaza.”

Once Upon a Pandemic, NYC Stopped Antagonizing Street Vendors

August 30th, 2021|

Next City

“Some would move, others wouldn’t,” Vivar says. “Trash was being left out, people were fighting among each other. We started going around to talk to people about the Street Vendor Project, about what was going on. One day I had proposed a meeting and we talked to three or four other longtime vendors and brought everyone together.”

Op-Ed: Leave NYC’s street vendors alone: Stop criminalizing poverty, Mayor de Blasio

July 24th, 2021|

NY Daily News

Can you do the impossible? If not, you should not survive, or even exist! That’s what the city is effectively saying to street vendors with its decision to send the NYPD to force street vendors to close in the Bronx, the borough with the highest unemployment rate of any county in the state last year. Hundreds of fellow New Yorkers have turned to street vending to survive the past year, becoming entrepreneurs in a difficult time. Street vendors are primarily immigrants, people of color, military veterans — exactly the New Yorkers who need our city’s support right now.

Letter: City, state reps. demand mayor remove NYPD from street vending

July 23rd, 2021|

Bronx Times

For too long, street vendors have been treated like criminals by police, when in reality these are small businesses run primarily by immigrants, women and people of color, that feed our communities, contribute to the local economy, and enrich the culture of our city. Like other small businesses, vendors have been decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are appalled by your decision to send the New York Police Department to harass the hard working entrepreneurs on Fordham Road on Wednesday, July 21,

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