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Street Vendors

How Jokowi Helps Jakarta's Street Vendors

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.17.2014 | 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 | Books
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

dnainfo.com | 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...

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.

Food Trucks Are a Win-Win

Leland Morris | Posted 04.11.2012 | DC
Leland Morris

The D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs' newly proposed vending regulations reflect a number of compromises. On the whole, however, we believe they are a positive step forward.

Letter Grades Coming To Food Carts?

Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

New York City's street-meat vendors could soon be subject to health letter grades if one Queens lawmaker has it his way. State Senator Jose Peralta...

Absurdities and Frustations on the Path to Self-Employment in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In the fine print of the "street vendor" license, however, it is unclear how long Tony can stand in one place. Each inspector interprets in his own way how long these "nomadic dessert sellers" can occupy the same site.

More Than Spare Change: How NYC Scams City Street Vendors

Afton Branche | Posted 07.26.2011 | New York
Afton Branche

NY is home to 10,000 street vendors, the majority of whom are immigrants. The job for these workers is inherently tough. But the web of rules regulating the industry makes it even more difficult to get ahead.

Times Square Vendor

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jeff Danziger

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Keep Our Eyes on the Street Open

Stacy Torres | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stacy Torres

Just two weeks after the Bloomberg administration proposed to drastically cut the number of art vendors allowed in four popular city parks, two Times Square vendors are being hailed as heroes.

Plan To Ban Wrigley Field Street Vendors Angers Salesmen

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Tom Tunney, whose ward includes the Friendly Confines, is taking another swing at moving peddlers away from it. Last summer, he struck out trying...

Frugal Intern: Eat on the Cheap in New York

Betty Jin | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Betty Jin

Welcome to the first official post on my Frugal Intern blog! I'm a college student trying to get by on $100 a week and will be charting my successes (and failures) here, along with tips for spending wisely.

How to Kill 100 Jobs in New York City

Sean Basinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sean Basinski

The Parks Department has proposed new rules that would lead to a 75-80% reduction in art vendors in Union Square Park, Central Park, and Battery Park. More than 100 people are expected to lose their jobs.

PHOTOS: The RACIST And Homophobic Shirts Sold Around Wrigley Field

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the Cubs played their first home game of the 2010 season, fans gathered in and around the ballpark to stock up on merchandise. Unfortunately, the r...

Street Vendors for the Tea Party?

Sean Basinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sean Basinski

New York street vendors are almost all immigrants. They don't carry guns. But one thing is for sure. Like members of the Tea Party, they mostly just want the government to leave them alone.