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NYC Street Vendors Want to End the Black Market for Permits

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Vice: Munchies

In 1981, NYC permanently capped the available number of food cart permits at 3,000. While the permits originally cost $200, vendors are now renting them on the black market for up to $25,000 annually.

A Hero to Street Vendors

United States / New York : City Room

A Brooklyn food vendor who has been battling with local restaurants will receive an award next month during an annual celebration of New York City's street food vendors.

Meet the buskers, vendors and food cart operators trying to find gold on the streets of New York

United States / New York : Crain's New York Business

An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 vendors ply their trade on New York City’s streets, selling from tables and stands, carts and trucks, even shopping carts. That number doesn’t begin to... To view the full story, click the title link.

This Animated Short Explains Why It’s So Hard to Be a Street Vendor in NYC

United States / New York : Grub Street

As the Cinnamon Snail's Adam Sobel explained to Grub, New York's laws regarding food-truck permits are extremely prohibitive. Since 1981, there's been a cap on the number of permits granted, and with a waiting list that can take 20 ...

NYC May Double The Number Of Licensed Street Food Vendors In Next Seven Years

United States / New York : Gothamist

The New York City Council is trying to make life easier for the thousands of food vendors in NYC who choose to sell their goods on the street instead of in a traditional restaurant. Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and half a dozen oth...


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