Dirty Hot Dog Vendors Avoid Cleaning Up By Changing Their Names

Dirty Hot Dog Vendors Avoid Cleaning Up By Changing Their Names

Look, we all know that there is a certain level of self-delusion involved every time we buy a hot dog from a street vendor, but we’d like to believe that any street-meat seller whose lack of cleanliness merits multiple Dept. of Health violations would be put out of business. Which is sort of true, in that the sketchy hot dog dealer merely can merely resurrect his business under a new name with a new license. [More]

UPDATE: Officials Say Little Kids Don't Need Health Dept.
License To Run Lemonade Stand

UPDATE: Officials Say Little Kids Don't Need Health Dept. License To Run Lemonade Stand

Earlier today, we brought you the tale of a girl in Oregon whose lemonade stand was shut down by health inspectors for lack of proper permits. Realizing the error of their ways, county officials have now issued an apology, meaning the little girl’s horribly unsafe lemonade can be unleashed upon the world once more. [More]

NYC Finds Artistic Street Vendors Shockingly Uncooperative

NYC Finds Artistic Street Vendors Shockingly Uncooperative

Who would have thought that people who gather at NYC’s public parks to sell their paintings and photography would mind being forced into a designated area? [More]

Street Vendors Protest Because They Would Rather Not Wet Themselves

Street Vendors Protest Because They Would Rather Not Wet Themselves

Following the news earlier this week that a street food vendor in New York City had lost his permit because he left his hot nut cart unattended while he used a nearby restroom, several vendors gathered outside the City’s Dept. of Health offices yesterday in protest. [More]

Street Vendor Loses Permit For NOT Urinating In Bottle

Street Vendor Loses Permit For NOT Urinating In Bottle

It’s a problem that’s common to men and women who drive trucks, make deliveries or work outdoors — When do you go to the bathroom? Well, a law recently passed in New York City gives street vendors an easy answer: Never. Just ask Mohammed Shirajul Islam, a 10-year veteran of the business who is now without a permit because he dared to answer nature’s call. [More]

Can't Find Work In Your Field? Move To NYC And Open A Food Cart

Can't Find Work In Your Field? Move To NYC And Open A Food Cart

If you were laid off from your job, or can’t find one in the industry you trained for, you can always sell food to people on sidewalks. That’s what at least two people are doing in New York, while a third has opened a cart to supplement his regular income. Update: But don’t expect to actually make any money, according to this article tipped to us by Zach.

Mobile Bakery Has A Sticky Time Finding A Sweet Spot To Park In Midtown Manhattan

Mobile Bakery Has A Sticky Time Finding A Sweet Spot To Park In Midtown Manhattan

There’s a new kid on the block — and the old folks are mad as hell.