This episode takes a look at how Covid-19 has impacted street vendors and asks how New York City can support them. Deputy Director of The Street Vendor Project, Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez shares strategies for integrating street vendors into the formal economy, including vendors in coronavirus relief efforts, and organizing across boroughs and language barriers. The episode hones in on the city’s cap on mobile food vending permits and the increasing momentum to raise it with Intro 1116.
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This project is funded in part by a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act.
This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
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