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Squeezing Immigrant Street Vendors: The Giuliani Era Never Ended

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.02.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Street Vendor in Spanish Harlem last Winter (Photo: Andrew J. Padilla) Street vendors have always been in the crosshairs of the Broken Windows theory...

Our Everyday Food Worker Heroes

Joann Lo | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Joann Lo

These days, super heroes are all the rage, it seems. Most have supernatural powers to do good in the world. But we have people in our food system who don't need super powers to do good in the world -- they're our everyday food worker heroes.

WATCH: Dancing NYPD Cop Goes Off On Street Vendor

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2013 | New York

In a perfect demonstration of the NYPD's "Courtesy, Professionalism, and Respect," we give you this video, posted by The Street Vendor's Project, of a...

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.

WATCH: NYC Vendy Awards Finalist, Luke's Lobster: Ambassadors of Maine

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.30.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Meet Luke Holden, the president and founder of Luke's Lobster, a sustainably focused Maine seafood company based in New York City. Luke is a proud Mainer, or "Mainiac."

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...

New Website Helps Food Vendors Hurt By Occupy Wall Street

Posted 01.07.2012 | New York

LOWER MANHATTAN — A new website is trying to shore up food vendors near Zuccotti Park who have seen customers vanish ever since Occupy Wall Street...