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Street Vendors Protest Against City's Tightened Permit Regulations

Councilmember Amanda Farias joined the protestors and called on the city to issue permits.

New York City street vendors are calling for reform after a week of intensified enforcement actions, according to the Street Vendor Project. They held a press conference and marched from the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection on Thursday morning, demanding easier access to permits and licenses. Vendors like Mr. Jiang, from Flushing, Queens, say they’ve been unfairly targeted. “They come to Flushing and tell us to get a permit and a license,” Jiang said, “but when we go to the department, there are no permits available!”. Click here to read more on