Posts Tagged ‘street vendors’

Bay Ridge Street Food Vendor Awarded “Most Heroic”

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

Sammy Kassem is a hero in an unlikely place. The Bay Ridge street vendor is also the Vendy Awards’ first honoree of 2012.  According to a statement by the Urban Justice Center, a “non-profit organization that provides legal representation and advocacy to various marginalized groups of New Yorkers,” Kassem is being honored for “his perseverance [&hellip
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Notes From The Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

parkingmeter Neighbors Try to Thwart Vendors with Parking Meters Last week, Community Board 7 narrowly voted down a resolution from their transportation committee that would have recommended a major change in parking regulations on a small strip of West 68th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The measure came about as a way to keep food [&hellip
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Tightening the Law on Street Vendors

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town

As street vendors of various stripes have proliferated in recent years, the city has struggled to keep up with enforcement of laws and regulations that don’t adequately address the issues that vendors and the public who interact with them encounter. Several city council members are hoping to change that, and the Consumer Affairs Committee will [&hellip
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