Tag: street-vendors

Ung introduces legislation targeting retail stands and char broiling cooking in Queens


Dec. 8, 2023 By Rachel Butler Queens Council Member Sandra Ung introduced two pieces of legislation to address concerns over quality of life on New York City’s public sidewalks. The first piece of legislation will require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a site visit before the issuance or renewal of a stoop stand…
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After police commissioner’s first visit to Flushing, NYPD confiscates illegal street vendor’s strawberries


Nov. 3, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Police Commissioner Edward A. Caban joined Council Member Sandra Ung on a brief walk through downtown Flushing on Friday, Nov. 3.  During the walk down Main Street, which started at the intersection at 39th Street, Ung pointed out several establishments to Caban. Ung mentioned that it was the commissioner’s…
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Police begin issuing summonses to unlicensed street vendors in Flushing

Mar. 25, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb Officers from the 109th Precinct issued nine OATH summonses to unlicensed street vendors in Flushing and confiscated a wide range of merchandise ranging from food, clothing and costume jewelry on Wednesday, March 22, according to the NYPD. In regards to a recent illegal vendor sweep in Downtown Flushing, these…
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‘We are not the cause of danger and crime:’ Flushing street vendors call for reform as city enforces regulations

Mar. 20, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Flushing street vendors are calling on Councilwoman Sandra Ung to withdraw her petition for crackdowns and punitive measures against street vendors, and to instead work together to establish a pathway to formalize street vending in downtown Flushing.  On March 15, More than 40 vendors were gathered outside of the…
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