Meet Your Maker
Street Meat (Defend the Vend)
Sean Basinski is standing up for the street vendor on today's Meet Your Maker. Rachel Wharton and John Taggart sit down with Sean to talk about The Street Vendor Project, an organization designed to protect the rights of street vendors in New York City. Hear about Sean's law background, and how he uses his skills to "defend the vend". How did September 11th affect the moneymaking abilities of many food vendors? Tune in to hear Sean talk about his history as a burrito vendor; how did Sean's time as a street vendor foster his passion for street vendor culture? Learn about the average lifespan of a street vending business, and hear why it's so hard to be a street vendor in the city. This program has been sponsored by 360 Cookware.
"As a day-to-day business, it's really hard to 'make it' as a food truck." [16:50]
"Vendors are always good for business. They give people the chance to stick around the neighborhood, and maybe go back into the bar afterwards." [32:20]
-- Sean Basinkski on Meet Your Maker