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Here's A Strategy For This Year: Be Afraid

Gene Marks | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Gene Marks

Monday, January 2nd was a holiday for most people. And hey, why not? The Federal government was closed. So were schools. It was the day after New Year...

Will New York City's Proposed Street Vendor Changes Help Or Hurt Vendors?

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 10.14.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

The 1,300 cop city council (which they will forever be known as) yesterday proposed changes to New York's wildly abusive treatment of street vendors. Since 1983, there the city has capped the number of permits required to legally sell on the street.

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...

RNC Street Vendors Talk Capitalism And Trump

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Piscione | Posted 07.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


There's Something for Everyone in Venice

Rick Steves | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

For 30 years, I've been fascinated by all the goofy gimmicks sold by immigrants on the streets of Europe. The flaming Manneken-Pis cigarette lighters, the "How many more minutes of George W. Bush's presidency are left?" digital countdown clocks, the fluorescent launchers, the click-clack crickets, the selfie sticks.

Bringing Local Food Vendors to East Harlem's Historic Open Market  

Debra Stein | Posted 05.02.2016 | New York
Debra Stein

The Street Vendor Project provides legal representation, loans, training and support to thousands of vendors in New York City and is part of the Urban Justice Center, a nonprofit that provides legal representation and advocacy to various marginalized groups of New Yorkers.

The New Life of Street Food

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 04.08.2016 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

When I was in Italy, last summer, I was intrigued by the growing popularity of what now Italians call "street food," using the English language expression to indicate, well... street food.

Food-Service Jobs That Make You Surprisingly Rich

Thrillist | Posted 03.31.2016 | Taste

By: Wil Fulton Credit: Kamira/Shutterstock Jobs in the service and food industry are generally viewed as stepping stones to future careers, or...

Creepy Goop-Face Souvenirs in Rome

Rick Steves | Posted 10.28.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

There were souvenir hustlers everywhere I looked. Each year, there's a silly new street-trinket hit sold all over town. Cheap little tripods have long been popular, but now the street hustlers have shifted their focus to selfie sticks.

Chicago Aldermen Vote to Overturn City's Ban on Food Carts

Hilary Gowins | Posted 09.24.2016 | Chicago
Hilary Gowins

Above all else, Chicago's vote to legalize food carts is a victory for the entrepreneur -- street vending is one of the most affordable ways to enter the food industry.

Puerto Rican Pride As Sunset Park Fights Off Police Brutality

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 06.08.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

This year's first official Puerto Rican day parade and festival looks to be the start of something big in Sunset Park. Not only has the neighborhood shown a resilience to standing up to police brutality, organizers are angling to stay one step ahead of the cops by building community networks.

Vendor Profile: Henrieese Roberts

Street Sense | Posted 10.12.2014 | DC
Street Sense

By Jazmine Steele, Editorial Intern The images of suffering caused by HIV/AIDS trouble Henrieese Roberts, 64. She has watched people struggle with ...

How Jokowi Helps Jakarta's Street Vendors

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Integrating street vending into urban planning is both a challenge and an important step towards inclusive cities.

Why Proper Prep Is Everything When It Comes to Operating a Food Truck

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

You can't just buy an old ice cream truck, toss a George Foreman grill inside, and start selling burgers by the beach.

What You May Not Know About Street Sense, Washington's Homeless Newspaper

Susan Orlins | Posted 02.12.2014 | DC
Susan Orlins

With the cold weather upon us, I have been thinking about the day I sold Street Sense, Washington's homeless newspaper.

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.

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...

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.

Making a Difference

Abha Sinha | Posted 12.09.2012 | Home
Abha Sinha

Every good intention has an effect: some are obvious, others are not, but none ever go unnoticed.

Fending Off Velcro-Like Vendors

David Litwak | Posted 12.02.2012 | Travel
David Litwak

A traveler walks a fine line every time a street peddler descends to sell us a souvenir in an impoverished country. How can one contribute to the local economy without being mobbed by desperate people -- and avoid getting pick-pocketed in the scrum?

Soho Street Vendors Sue Over 'Illegal' NYPD Raid

DNAinfo | Posted 09.06.2012 | New York

TRIBECA — Five SoHo street vendors are suing the city for seizing their carts, tables and merchandise in a crackdown on Broadway this May that they ...

Street Food and Urban Culture

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 05.12.2012 | New York
Fabio Parasecoli

Both gourmet food trucks and allegedly messy carts are constitutive elements of the NYC foodscape. Any attempt at deciding what category of vendor is better somehow goes against the very spirit of the city.

The NYPD Continues Its War On Books | Posted 05.08.2012 | New York

GREENWICH VILLAGE -- Cops have launched a crackdown on illegal book vendors selling thousands of tomes from tables along Sixth Avenue, DNAinfo has lea...

Group Wants To Ban 'Ugly' Food Carts

Posted 03.05.2012 | New York

A conclave of outraged midtown businesses are putting their time to good use by demanding the removal of "ugly" food carts from their otherwise pristi...

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...