POST-HEARING PRESS (keep it coming!)

Anthony Bourdain Supports Doubling of City’s Food Carts, Eater, Nov 29, 2016
A desire named street cart: Red Tape stifles NYC vendors, Washington Post, Nov 26, 2016
Food Carts Carve Global Niche,
Bloomberg News, Nov 21, 2016
Bill Could Double Street Vendor Permits Given Out, Brooklyn 12, Nov 18, 2016
Bill Would Increase Number of NYC Street Vendors, Bronx 12, Nov 15, 2016
I’ve Waited 20 Years for a Food Vending Permit, NY Times, Oct 31, 2016
NY Can Make Room For New Food Carts & Leave Space to Walk, Streetsblog, Oct 28, 2016
Council Considers Doubling Number of Permits for Food Trucks, NY1, Oct 26, 2016


On October 26, 2016, the City Council Consumer Affairs Committee held an eight-hour hearing at City Hall. If you are really, really interested, you can watch the whole thing here.

We want to thank all the people and organizations who testified in favor of this campaign for justice:

Testimony of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Testimony of Professor Alfonso Morales
Testimony of Professor Ryan Devlin
Testimony of Dick Carpenter (Phd) of Institute for Justice
Testimony of WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment Globalizing & Organizing)
Testimony of CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
Testimony of Dave Cook of Eating in Translation
Testimony of Jeff Orlick
Testimony of Cindy VandenBosch of Turnstile Tours
Testimony of Judson Memorial Church
Testimony of Rabbi Jill Jacobs
Testimony of Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Testimony of Oscar Vivar of Make the Road

Testimony of Marco Reynoso of Make the Road
Testimony of Marlene Guichard of Chela Garnacha
Testimony of Adam Sobel of the Cinnamon Snail
Testimony of Alexis Smallwood, aspiring vendor
Testimony of Brian Vendley of Calexico
Testimony of Ariel Barbouth of Nuchas Empanadas
Testimony of Kim Ima of Treats Truck
Testimony of Quenia Abreu, New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Testimony of Cesar Fuentes of Red Hook Food Vendors
Testimony of Diana Robinson of Food Chain Workers Alliance
Testimony of Natasha Lycia Ora Banna of LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Testimony of Lena Afridi of ANHD
Testimony of Chhaya CDC
Testimony of Favio Ramirez-Caminatti of El Centro Del Inmigrantes
Testimony of Catherine Barnett of ROC-NY
Testimony of Jennifer Arieta of North Star Fund
Testimony of Yanki Tshering of Business Center for New Americans
Testimony of Sante Antonelli from QEDC
Testimony of Monica Sekhmet Grant of Pan African CDI

Testimony of Jordyn Lexton of DriveChange
Testimony of Ernie Wong of Shanghai Stainless
Testimony of Jack Beller of Worksman Cycle


On October 13, 2016, a group of City Council members introduced a package of bills known as the Street Vendor Modernization Act.

Read the press release here.
Read the New York Times article breaking the story here.