Soho Street Food Vendors Among Group Suing City

There was a press conference this morning where the Street Vendor Project announced a lawsuit against the New York Police Department and City of New York in the wake of a sweep of street vendors in May that included some food carts. According to a press release from the SVP, a sweep of the lower part of Broadway in Soho by uniformed and plainclothes officers led to them allegedly confiscating five vendors’ property which they say was done illegally. Among the alleged infractions were cart height restrictions, which I’m assuming refers to the food vendors. If you haven’t bought a ticket to this year’s Vendy Awards yet, its proceeds help SVP do work like representing these vendors.


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