IF YOU THOUGHT HAVING A FOOD CART WAS TOUGH, GREEN CARTS ARE EVEN WORSE

photo: Marc Shavitz/City Limits

Being a street vendor is a tough business, but it’s even tougher for vendors in the NYC Green Cart program.

They can only sell in specified “lower income” communities, can only store their carts in certain “approved” commissaries, and can incur significant fines for infractions like not using the right umbrella or being too close to the curb.

City Limits has a well researched article about what’s wrong with the Green Cart program.  Thanks to Sean Basinski from the Street Vendor Project for bringing this article to our attention.

You can read the full article here.