Post Tagged with: "Street Vendor Project"

Members of the Street Vendor project join hands and chant "Vendor power!" and "Se, se puede!" at the end of the International Street Vendors Day celebration.(Photo by Samantha Maldonado for Voices of NY)

Street Vendors Celebrate and Organize

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 15, 2017 at 5:04 pm

At the fifth annual International Street Vendors Day celebration, organizers brought attention to a Council bill that would add nearly 4,500 vending permits in the city.

Heleodora Vivar (Photo via Diario de México)

Heleodora Vivar: A Matriarch Who Defends Her Own

Immigration, Labor, Mexican, New York, Seniors June 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm

A Mexican great-grandmother who’s a Street Vendor Project leader says that if Trump experienced the hardship immigrants go through, he would not survive one day, Diario de México USA reports.

Heleodora Vivar, a 72-year-old from Mexico, is one of the street vendors who will take part in the rally convening at 250 Broadway in Manhattan. She sells handcrafts on 177th Street and Broadway. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Street Vendors Demand to Be Taken Seriously

Government April 26, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Street vendors stage a demonstration to ask the city to issue more licenses and reduce fines, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A street vendor on 71st Avenue in Forest Hills. (Photo by Photo by Bryant Rodriguez via Queens Chronicle)

Reaction from Queens on Street Vendor Bill

Government, Labor, Queens December 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm

Queens Chronicle speaks to a street vendor and representatives from the Street Vendor Project and Queens Chamber of Commerce to get their take on the Street Vendor Modernization Act, introduced earlier in the City Council.

Doris Yao distributing free dumplings (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

A Food Vendor Protests the City’s Permit Cap

Business, East Asian, Food October 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm

A Taiwanese food vendor focused attention on the problem with the city’s caps on street vendor licenses by distributing dumplings for free in front of City Hall, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Agustina Vazquez and her husband, Miguel de la Cruz sell ices on West 125th Street in Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘We Are Afraid of Working Like This, but Do Not Have a Choice’

Labor, Mexican, New York July 28, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Street vendors ask the city to resolve the issue of licenses already, as fines of up to a thousand dollars become a frequent occurrence, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Vendors rallied in front of City Hall earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of The Street Vendor Project via Mott Haven Herald)

More Street Vendors in NYC?

Business, Immigration, New York April 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Mott Haven Herald reports on how street vendors, many of whom are immigrants, view the city council bill to lift caps on vendor permits.

The band TROMBEATZ performing at La Marqueta in East Harlem. (photo by Kathleen O'Donnell via Amsterdam News)

Reviving La Marqueta

Food, Manhattan October 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm

A new effort is being launched to revive La Marqueta, the historic food market in East Harlem, by bringing in new vendors and music for court weekends, Amsterdam News reports.

Heleodora Vivar (Image via Feet in 2 Worlds video)

‘It’s Been a Hard History’ for Street Vendors

Labor, New York September 8, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Get a perspective of street vending from a Washington Heights vendor and the founder of a street vendor “union” in a Feet in 2 Worlds video.

A street vendor on Mulberry St. (Photo via The Villager)

Easing Rules for Street Vendors

Business, East Asian, Immigration, New York August 28, 2014 at 12:45 pm

A new City Council measure will allow licenses of street vendors to be transferred to family members in the event of death, illness or incapacitation of the original license holder, The Villager reports.

(Photo by Camila Osorio via Feet in 2 Worlds)

How Female Street Vendors Cope

Asian, Business, In the News, Latino, New York, Women August 25, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Female street vendors, who account for about half of the city’s 25,000 vendors, say the work can be very difficult, Feet in 2 Worlds reports.

photo by Marisol Rodríguez

Street Vendors Continue Campaign Against City Fines

Economy, New York March 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm

As street vendors across the city become increasingly vocal about the city fines and other challenges that they face, over 150 street vendors gathered in Washington Heights earlier this month to voice their complaints about what they called unfair ticketing.

Around 100 street vendors demonstrated against fines they call excessive last week.

Street Vendors Rally Against City Fines They Call Excessive

Immigration, Manhattan, Politics February 23, 2012 at 9:59 am

Street vendors, at a rally last week, said that they have lost large portions of their income paying fines of up to $1,000 for infractions such as having their vendor licenses in their pockets instead of around their necks or leaving their carts to go to the bathroom.