‘This Is Hell’: NYC Restaurant Owners Call New Outdoor Dining Rules a ‘Poison Pill’ for Small Businesses
New seasonal rules will end up wiping out many al fresco structures and decimate a program that is both wildly popular and crucial for medically vulnerable New Yorkers.
‘Let Them Grow’: AOC and Other Electeds Rally Against Scorched-Earth Treatment of Corona Plaza Vendors
After Hell Gate broke the story of a crackdown against street vendors in Queens, local politicians called out a broken licensing system.
City Clears Out Corona Plaza’s Popular Street Vendor Market
The plaza usually hosts as many as 90 vendors. After Friday, it was mostly empty.