Street Vendor Guide | Civic design |

There are more than 10,000 street vendors in NYC, but selling things from a table or cart isn’t as simple as it seems. Vendors are fined $1000 for small violations, like parking their cart more than 18″ from the curb, and many vendors don’t know their rights when approached by police. The rulebook is intimidating and hard to understand by anyone, let alone someone whose first language isn’t English. As part of CUP’s Making Policy Public series, Candy collaborated with Rosten Woo and John Mangin of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), Sean Basinski of The Street Vendor Project, and street vendors around NYC to develop this guide so vendors can understand their rights, avoid fines, and earn an honest living.