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Posts Tagged ‘New York Vendors’

LOWER MANHATTAN

Five food vending carts (employing fifteen workers) who have served the community for years at Liberty Street near Broadway in Lower Manhattan were recently displaced a Citibike docking station. The carts are run by a diverse group of immigrant small business owners who sell fruit smoothies, vegetarian food, Bangladeshi food, Thai food, and Tawainese dumplings.

http://youtu.be/RG1HqYQrBC4

HARLEM

Sahara Reporters spent some time with Diafar, an African Street Vendor working along the famous 125th street in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. Listen to challenges we discovered about the job.

http://youtu.be/R6G_rbVJfIM

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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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