03/08/2012 10:46 am ET Updated May 08, 2012

NYPD Seizes 3000 Books In Greenwich Village Sidewalk Vendor Raid

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

Officers from the 6th Precinct confiscated upwards of 3,000 books between Waverly Place and Washington Place one early morning roughly a month ago because vendors broke city regulations, police said at a recent community meeting.