NYC lifts cap on number of street food vendors

On Thursday, the New York City Council passed a bill that will allow more food vendors to serve hungry New Yorkers on streets across the city.

The new legislation calls for 4,000 full-time mobile vendor permits for street food sellers, to be phased in over a decade with 400 each year starting next year.

Supporters say the measure will help certified food vendors working without legal permits.

“Despite the fact that they have a food vendor license, they did the health department training, they know how to protect and serve foods, they pay their taxes like any other business but they are considered illegal vendors,” said Mohamed Attia, Director of the Street Vendor Project.

However, opponents say that more vendors inflates

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Meet the ‘Consumer of 2021’ and Prepare for the World After the Pandemic

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

The pandemic changes the way consumers behave in all aspects of their lives. As they took refuge in their homes, they adopted new digital services at a dizzying rate. In addition to the growing health and hygiene concerns, the economic recession and the related decline in consumption , the change in people’s lives is staggering.

1. At home


During the confinement, the house became a multi-universe. It is where various activities such as working, eating, playing and connecting with family and friends take place. Although general consumption decreases, the part allocated for the categories at home increases. Throughout the months of social isolation, the net intention of consumers to participate in a variety of activities at

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I Use My Food Stamps at the Health Food Store & the Shaming Needs to Stop

I was at a community gathering when I heard someone speak out in criticism of using food stamps—aka Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits—to buy healthful food. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last.

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“My wife used to work at the health food store,” I overheard a police officer saying. “She used to tell me about all the people who used food stamps there.” His tone was dismissive; clearly, he did not consider that I or anyone else in the room might be a SNAP recipient. But I was. I am.

He continued, “There’s a problem with the system when we’re supporting people to buy expensive food.”

Of course, exactly how SNAP recipients choose to—and are permitted to—use the safety net that food stamps provide has been a source of contention for decades. Back

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Eagle Harbor Books, Marche team up to hold virtual cooking demo

Through a unique collaboration of two Winslow businesses, a virtual cooking demonstration will take place next week from Seattle cook and author Hsiao-Ching Chou, who just released her latest book Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food.

This innovative partnership is meant to celebrate the coming Chinese Lunar New Year as well as to address the difficulties small businesses have faced since the COVID-19 pandemic began. This will be the first event — although virtual —that Eagle Harbor Book Co. has held since last March. The bookstore does not plan to hold any in-person events for the foreseeable future but could hold some more virtual events similar to this one depending on how this first one goes.

“We have missed having a packed room or even our more intimate author events,” Victoria Irwin of Eagle Harbor Books said. “People love being together to meet authors and hear their backstories. We have always

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