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Local Leaders Looking to Control Street Vending Ask UES Residents for Input

(DNAINFO)  Shaye Weaver — Community leaders want to hear the neighborhood’s concerns about street vendors who operate on residential streets.

Community Board 8’s Vendor Task Force Committee, which has pinpointed issues of safety, cleanliness and space around sidewalk businesses in recent years, is meeting on Sept. 30 to understand what problems street vendors could be causing near homes and come up with ideas on how to solve them.

Since 2006, the Community Board has recommended that the City Council take a number of actions to cut down on the impact sidewalk businesses have on pedestrians, from establishing a new permitting system, forming aesthetic guidelines, creating a dedicated enforcement agency and a compliance tracking system, to holding food vendors to the same standards as brick and mortar restaurants.

Source: Local Leaders Looking to Control Street Vending Ask UES Residents for Input – Upper East Side – DNAinfo.com New York