It's Time to Change New York City's Insane Caps and Limits on Street Vendors

Some rules and regulations on the City's food carts are a good idea, like requiring them to have regular inspections and display a letter grade, but other rules are just ridiculous as this short video from The Street Vendor Project points out.

Among some of the more archaic challenges that affect New York’s street vendors is a law passed by the city in 1981, which stipulates that no more than 3,000 vendor permits can be issued at one time. This means that the majority of would-be vendors have to resort to long waiting periods and even to the black market, where measly permits can cost thousands of dollars.

You can help change the rules and regulations surrounding the City's food carts by signing this petition on

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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