Street Vendor

Churro vendor controversy: Separating The Facts From The Political Correctness

By Robert Lederman, President of A.R.T.I.S.T. As you have no doubt seen and heard, two recent arrests of immigrant women vending churros (a long donut like pastry) has resulted in a huge controversy. I’ve linked 3 of the many articles…

Street vending is legal in Los Angeles after a decade of organizing

By Adolf Alzuphar and Ivy Beach Street vending was legalized in Los Angeles on Jan. 1, marking an important victory for economic and immigrant justice in the city. This comes after statewide decriminalization through the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act, or…

Face 2 Face with Matthew Shapiro

On this show we speak with Matthew Shapiro, Legal Director with the Street Vendor Project. We discuss the present situation of street vendors in New York the number of vendor licenses and permits have been frozen since 1983 and the…