Archive for April, 2009

Article in the New York Times on the efforts to translate and make the laws and regulations in NYC for street vendors understandable.

This work is the result of a co-operation between the Street Vendor Project, The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and Candy Chang. Check their websites for further information.

Look here:

“OPEN the city’s administrative code book to any of the sections that deal with street-vending regulations, and you’re likely to find yourself staring uncomprehendingly at phrases like “rules promulgated pursuant thereto.”

A native English speaker with a good dictionary might be able to manage. But what if your native language is Spanish? Or Bengali? Or Arabic?”


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