(DNAINFO) Gwynne Hogan — Even NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton admits the rules that govern street vendors are impossibly tricky and confusing.
At a Tuesday press conference, Bratton said that during a crackdown on illegal activity at Times Square, police officers had been tripped up by a barrage of complex, and at times, conflicting regulations.
“There’s a myriad of rules and regulations that control vending, that control peddling, that control the Elmos of the world and the painted ladies, different agencies involved in issuing those regulations,” he said. “If you’re a certain type of vendor, you can be within 10 feet of the intersection. If you’re another, you can be within 10 feet of the crosswalk.”