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Vendors Slicing Their Cheese Again In Union Square

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Ben Fractenberg

UNION SQUARE -- Greenmarket cheesemongers were celebrating on Friday as a regulation that barred them from slicing cheese and their stands came to an end. 

Vendors said the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets began fining vendors during the winter for slicing and packaging their cheese at the markets. This came after the agency started to enforce a 40-year-old regulation stipulating sellers need to follow rules, including having hot running water and a three-basin sink, to prepare their food.

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