We publish reports and file lawsuits to raise public awareness about vendors and the enormous contribution they make to our city.

Read our guides, reports and memos along with relevant academic publications.

The Street Vendor Opportunity Bill Memo

September 20th, 2019|Resources|

Read our memo in support of the Street Vendor Opportunity Bill that returns to vendors the chance for upward economic mobility and creates a powerful engine for growth reverberating into every corner and every neighborhood of NYC's economy

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

January 1st, 2011|Resources|

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

January 1st, 2006|Resources|

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.


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