An NYPD neighborhood coordination officer is accused of taking sides in a local conflict rather than serving as a liaison between the police and the community.
Even licensed vendors were feeling the heat this week, while ousted ones replaced carts with clipboards as they petitioned to return.
The private security officers are deputized as ‘peace officers’ and are allowed to issue city fines.
‘We just want a dignified place to sell,’ one vendor at the unpermitted Brooklyn pop-up market implored at a community meeting that drew more than 100 attendees.
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The Street Vendor Project hopes rechargeable electric power supplies can improve air quality and reduce fossil fuel use.
Mayor Eric Adams pulls out of a de Blasio-era overhaul that sought to give immigrant street sellers a fighting chance to make a legit living without police involvement.
Street sellers say Sandra Ung has ignored them while taking a “stand next to only business owners.”
Sandra Ung calls for a crackdown, as business owners complain enforcement has lapsed since the NYPD got sidelined. But immigrant sellers say they have few other options for survival.
The less than a decade-old public square in Queens has seen a surge in activity as the pandemic forced immigrant families out of steady jobs and into street sales.