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New York Street Vendors

Will de Blasio Be Good for Street Vendors?

Sean Basinski | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Sean Basinski

Vendors are ready for a new relationship with City Hall. And de Blasio has already shown he is willing to sit down with regular folks and listen to their thoughts and ideas. I know that vendors are eager to share with the Mayor-elect their vision for the city.

Where's the Courtesy, Professionalism, and Respect?

Sean Basinski | Posted 12.11.2013 | New York
Sean Basinski

Every day, vendors tell us that police officers treat them with disrespect. This kind of low-level abuse degrades vendors as people while also harming the relationship between vendors (who can otherwise act as eyes-and-ears of the police) and the NYPD.

Let's Hear It for and Thank the Vendors

Hugh Hogan | Posted 05.05.2013 | New York
Hugh Hogan

Last Wednesday, the New York City Council passed a bil that halves the fines that can be levied on vendors. Because of this victory thousands of new immigrants who enrich our city can go to work secure in the knowledge they'll be able to feed their families.

Street Vendors Protest Against Unfair And High Fines

Posted 02.16.2012 | Latino Voices

On Thursday, NYC street vendors marched in protest what they describe as unfair fines the city has imposed against them by The New York Police Departm...

For the Love of Justice: A Valentine's Day Tribute to Frederick Douglass

Hugh Hogan | Posted 04.15.2012 | New York
Hugh Hogan

In honor of Frederick Douglass' activism, here is my Valentine's Day message to New Yorkers who want to make this city a fairer, more caring and compassionate place.

Veterans Arrested For Selling Hot Dogs Outside The Met

Posted 01.02.2012 | New York

The NYPD arrested two military veterans after they refused to move their foodcarts from outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the city's most lucrat...