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‘Unjust and immoral’: street vendors call on New York City to issue more permits

2020-04-04T14:23:08+00:00April 12th, 2019|Press|

The Guardian

If passed, a new bill will offer 4,000 permits over a decade. Read this article from The Guardian which shares the voices of street vendors in SVP like Walid Abdelwahab.

NYC welfare recipients endure long waits, bad treatment from staff: study

2020-04-04T14:14:31+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Press|

NY Daily News

For New Yorkers who rely on public assistance, the average wait-time at facilities that offer these benefits is three hours. The following article by the Daily News, features quotes and statistics from the Safety Net Project’s report: Bureaucracy of Benefits.

New York City Food Carts Get Their First Report Cards

2020-04-04T14:23:46+00:00January 18th, 2019|Press|

NY Times

Matthew Shapiro, the legal director of the SVP speaks with the New York Times about the impact of new health grades for street vendors. A cart or truck “is a much smaller space, with limited refrigeration and hot holding areas, and a potable water tank instead of water from the building,” he said. “I am not saying it is easy to run a restaurant, but vendors have unique challenges, while still being held to the same standard.”