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Will New York City's Proposed Street Vendor Changes Help Or Hurt Vendors?

The 1,300 cop city council (which they will forever be known as) yesterday proposed changes to New York's wildly abusive treatment of street vendors. Since 1983, there the city has capped the number of permits required to legally sell on the street. For years, street food vendors not lucky enough to have a permit sticker, the overwhelming majority of whom are immigrants and people of color, have become targets of cops and city inspectors, who ticket and arrest them--and even brutalize their families.
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