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Street Vendor Project

  1. one last hoorah
    The Vendys, New York’s Great Celebration of Street Food, Will End This Year“We kind of feel, honestly, that the Vendys have mostly accomplished, if you will, what we set out to do 15 years ago.”
  2. Foodievents
    10th Annual Vendy Awards Season Begins TodayExpect a particularly festive season this year, because the Vendy Cup is 10.
  3. Foodievents
    First of the 2013 Vendy Award Nominees AnnouncedThe awards ceremony goes down on September 7 in Industry City.
  4. Financial Woes
    Paty’s Taco Truck Protests Fines With $1 Tacos TodayCivil disobedience never felt so good.
  5. Street Meat
    Nominate Your Favorite Cart Pusher for a VendyTickets to the Vendys are now available.
  6. Truckin'
    Foodies Aren’t Laughin‘ at Lappin’s Food-Truck BillA councilwoman wants to revoke the permits of food trucks that get traffic tickets. Not so fast.
  7. Mediavore
    West Village Basically a Theme Park; Louisiana Restaurants Sue BPPlus: Urbanspoon launches OpenTable competitor, and more, all in our morning news roundup.
  8. Health Concerns
    Street Vendors Refuse to Take Lack of Bathroom Breaks Sitting DownThey’re pissed about not being able to pee.
  9. User's Guide
    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Street Vending (But Were Too BusyAn awesome new pamphlet offers a brief history of the New York City street vendor. Did you know Jay-Z was one?
  10. Back of the House
    Handicapping the Vendies The Vendy Awards, a.k.a. the Homeless Beards, are upon us again, and the finalists for Street Vendor of the year have just been announced. As at the Beards, a familiar cluster of luminaries dominates the nominations. These are not necessarily the very best carts going, but the ones whose years of service and body of work has earned them a high reputation among sidewalk gastronomes. The nominees, and our handicapping, are below.
  11. Back of the House
    It’s Hard Out There for a Street VendorUSA Today just published an article detailing how vendors are routinely harassed by cops for minor violations like being too far from the curb, too close to a doorway, or on the wrong corner. Making matters worse, in February, the city raised the maximum fine for non-health-related violations from $250 to $1,000. Now there’s talk of capping the number of licenses given out. The Street Vendor Project, an advocacy group best known by civilians for the Vendy Awards, might be the only resource the workers have. So support them by dropping in on the Vendys, happening Sunday night at St. Mark’s Church in the East Village. After the jump, find the list of nominees — and info on a special contest!
  12. User's Guide
    And the Nominee for Best Performance by a Falafel … The street cart boils the restaurant experience down to its most intimate dimensions: One person cooks for another, with no waiters, walls, or even kitchen separating them. For this reason, New York’s best vendors inspire fierce loyalty. Now, “cartisans” can vote for the vendors they love best. But the polls will soon close: The Street Vendor Project’s Vendy Awards are happening October 22 at St. Mark’s Church, and voting ends the day before. Which means we only have 13 days to lobby furiously for our candidates. Without further ado … Update, 1:15 p.m.: Contrary to what we just said, the Street Vendor Project tells us that the polls close today, at midnight. All the more reason to blindly follow our endorsements!