Vintage Video From 1903 Shows Police Officers Cracking Down on Illegal NYC Street-Side Carts

This incredible vintage film captured in the Lower East Side in 1903 shows a row of illegal street-side food carts being told to "move on" by a Police officer walking past.

Filmed in New York's Lower East Side, the scene is a street where several pushcart vendors have gathered to sell their goods. In the foreground are fruit and vegetable carts. An elevated railroad track crosses over the street in the background. As the film progresses, two policemen can be seen heading up the street toward the camera and ordering all of the vendors to move. One of the policemen approaches the camera waving his nightstick, and the cart in the foreground begins moving. The film ends with a closeup of the policeman scolding the vendor.

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