A New York City street vendor scrabbles and strives to make a living

Nov 16, 2023
The Street Vendor Project estimates at least 20,000 vendors are operating in New York City, but there are permits for only about 6,000.
Vicente Veintimilla sets up his stall at the same place on the sidewalk every day near bus, subway and commuter train stops and Fordham University in the Bronx.
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A mini economy follows Dead and Company on tour. What happens now that the show's over?

Jul 28, 2023
Vendors who have been following the band around for decades must now figure out what’s next.
Brian Platzke, a longtime Live Grateful vendor, sells original Deadhead T-shirt designs.
Izzy Bloom

No worries on China's streets

The country's economy is one of the fastest-growing in the world.

Organizing India's Informal Workers

Mar 24, 2015
Creating economic stability for India means transforming the informal economy.

The informal economy collides with India’s boom

Mar 5, 2015
A street vendor and a manufacturing success story reveal the limits of India's economy.