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Outrage over push to make NYC street vendors uniform

Posted at 7:38 PM, Apr 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-09 19:38:08-04

We know about uniforms for people, but what about uniforms for street vendor booths?

According to the Street Vendor Taskforce Committee Head of Community Board 8, turning the free-spirited Upper East Side booths into a ‘match-thy-neighbor’ vendor style is a top priority.

In a recent Community Council Meeting, the Taskforce Committee Head proposed a plan to make UES vendors use matching sidewalk furniture to make it easier to sort out the licensed and illegal vendors out there.

Most we talked with, including the UES vendors themselves, think it’s completely ridiculous and kills the diversity among the vending population.