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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bringing Food Trucks into the Open

Friday, May 01, 2015

The number of mobile food permits in NYC was capped years ago, so getting permits requires a shadowy system. WNYC's Ilya Marritz and two industry players talk about reforming the system.

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WNYC News

Corn, Tamales, and the Apple Marys: A Brief History of Women Street Vendors

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Finding the most authentic ethnic food in NYC gives one bragging rights. The street vendors who sell their wares, though, are looking for rights of a different kind.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Vendors, Bike Messengers, and Dog Walkers on Working Outside in Cold Like This

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"The thing is... no matter what the weather, they have to go outside and pee," says a dog walker from New Jersey.

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WNYC News

Soho Street Vendors to Sue NYPD, City Over Seizure of Goods

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Street vendors will file suit against the NYPD and the city on Wednesday for what they say is illegal seizure of property following a crackdown in Soho last Spring.

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WNYC News

Council Reevaluates Street Vendor Rules

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The City Council waded into the issue of how much street vendors should be fined for infractions large and small. There was a committee hearing on several bills, including one that would decrease the maximum fine levied on vendors from $1,000 to $250, and another that would revise the escalating fine structure.

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WNYC News

Chinatown Street Vendors Say They're Unfairly Targeted for Tickets

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vendors at the largest fruit and vegetable market in Chinatown railed against the city's ticketing practices Wednesday, claiming they are the targeted more than any other market.

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WQXR News

Suit Seeks to Block Cap on Arts Vendors

Monday, June 21, 2010

Two New York street artists have filed a free-speech lawsuit to block new regulations that cap the number of art vendors in Manhattan's busiest parks.

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WNYC News

Bathroom Breaks for Vendors: Make it Quick

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

What's a food vendor to do when he or she has use the bathroom? Most of them slip into a cafe or restaurant lavatory and try to return to work quickly. But one ...

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