Post Tagged with: "street vendors"

Vendors protesting outside City Hall before a vote to restrict their activities in Flushing. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Vendors Oppose Flushing Restrictions

Business, East Asian, Queens September 28, 2018 at 2:09 pm

A bill introduced by Council member Peter Koo and passed by the Council provoked protests among Flushing vendors, reports Sing Tao Daily.

P.O. Joseph Vincent addressing the crowd attending the first 6th precinct NYPD Build The Block meeting for sector Charlie in Greenwich Village. The meeting took place On the evening of April 18th in space provided by Saint Johns Lutheran Church on Christopher Street. In attendance were about 25 residents of the area. P.O. Joseph Vincent, P.O.Nicholas Virgilio and their Boss Sargent Christopher Carlsen conducted the meeting. Some topics discussed at the meeting were late night noise by neighbors, Street vendors, Pan handlers, package thefts, drug sales, people riding bicycles on sidewalks, noisy kids on stoops late at night. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Neighborhood NYPD Meetings Have ‘a Long Way to Go’

Labor, New York, Police, Youth April 24, 2018 at 4:56 pm

City Limits reporters observed that neighborhood policing initiatives like “Build the Block” meetings have not reached intended audiences such as youths and police skeptics, as well as street vendors.

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.

Natalio Martinez, from Mexico, works at a street food cart in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard for Voices of NY)

Council Advances Bill Grading Food Carts Like Restaurants

Food, Government, New York May 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm

As the City Council Health Committee approved a bill requiring sanitary grades for food carts, some street vendors support it while expressing concerns about out of control inspections, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is an area with an important and growing Latino community including a large percentage of Mexican immigrants. During the last week of February, restaurants in the area had few customers. (Photo via Impacto)

Raids in New York City Neighborhoods Affecting Local Economy

Business, Immigration, Latino, Queens, Staten Island March 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm

Concern over the immigration measures enforced by the Trump administration has become a true nightmare affecting the five boroughs far beyond immigrants without legal status, Impacto Latino and El Diario report.

Marching through Jackson Heights (Photo from Desis Rising Up & Moving's Twitter page via News India Times)

Bangladeshi Street Vendors in Jackson Heights Speak Up on May Day

Business, Labor, Queens, South Asian May 3, 2016 at 5:14 pm

At a May Day rally in Diversity Plaza, Bangladeshi street vendors railed against the Jackson Heights Bangladeshi Business Association, reports News India Times.

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.

Reynaldo Sierra is losing money at his coffee and pastries business. (Photo by Camille Padilla-Dalmau via El Diario)

Trump Tower Security Affects Nearby Businesses

Business, Manhattan November 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Heavy security in the area where Donald Trump lives has become a headache for Latino workers, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A food vendor in Flushing (Photo via World Journal)

In Flushing, Doubts on Food Vendor Bills

East Asian, Food, Queens October 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm

In two stories, World Journal reports on Chinese food vendors in Flushing – their mixed reaction to the news that the City Council might double the number of permits, and what businesses and residents in Flushing say about the smoke and garbage food vendors create.

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

City Moves to Increase Number of Street Vendor Licenses

Government, Labor, New York October 11, 2016 at 5:56 pm

Street vendors who claim police harassment urged the City Council to approve a bill that would grant more than 4,000 permits 40 years after the issuing of licenses was frozen, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Street vendors set up near the Sunset Park BID (Photo by Jaime DeJesus via The Home Reporter)

Street Vendors Upset Sunset Park Businesses

Brooklyn, Business November 11, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Street vendors operating illegally in Sunset Park are aggravating merchants in the Brooklyn neighborhood, reports The Home Reporter.

(Photo via Astoria Post)

Another Food Truck Stops Serving

Food, Mexican, Queens November 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Mexico Blvd.’s food truck won’t be serving the lunchtime crowd in midtown anymore, reports Astoria Post.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard for El Diario)

Street Vendors Ask for Clearer Rules

Business, New York October 26, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Street vendors complain that they depend on the black market to obtain their licenses and are constantly paying fines, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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