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Street Vendors Refuse to Take Lack of Bathroom Breaks Sitting Down

Street Vendors Refuse to Take Lack of Bathroom Breaks Sitting Down

The Street Vendor Project sends word that Mohammed Shirajul Islam, the roasted-nut vendor whose permit was recently revoked while he left his cart unattended during a bathroom break (something that's in violation of revised health codes enacted January 1), will lead a protest in front of DOH headquarters this morning at 10 a.m. Today's Post item about the incident (headline: "City to Street Vendors: Urine Trouble") explains that a colon tumor caused Islam to need to use the restroom urgently, and that he'll now be without a permit for at least ten days. It's all because the Health Department considers unattended dirty-water dogs an "imminent health hazard." Funny — some consider even attended ones a health hazard! Anyway, this is clearly a case of the city failing to look out for the wee man.

City to street vendors: Urine big trouble [NYP]

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