Street Vendors Demand End to Police Ticketing

NEW YORK – Street vendors and representatives of a non-profit organization protested Thursday outside the New York Police Department’s 34th Precinct in Washington Heights calling for an increase in available permits and demanding an end to police ticketing.

In a movement called “Lift the Caps,” organized by the group Street Vendor Project, protesters marched on 183rd Street and Broadway for vendors’ rights. Elise Goldin, senior organizer at the non-profit organization, said the city has put a limit on the number of available permits. Goldin said many of the street vendors present at the protest were put on waiting lists that could last 15 to 20 years. She said there are only 5,000 available permits in the city. Continue reading “Street Vendors Demand End to Police Ticketing”