Help Sully Garzon pay her $1,000 ticket !
When: Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 7 – 9 pm
Where: Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th Street, Manhattan
$10 gets you all-the-tamales-you-can-eat. $4 craft beer specials. All proceeds go to Sully.
Sully Garzon is from Guayaquil, Ecuador. After immigrating to the U.S. in 2001, she worked in factory, then a restaurant in Queens, then got her food vending license. She sells roasted nuts on Lower Broadway, six or seven days a week. She lives in Queens with her son; her two daughters are back in Ecuador. In December, she got a $1,000 decision for positioning her cart less than 20 from a store entrance. The ticket said Sully was 17 feet away. She said that the police measured from the building line, not the door. The judge didn’t believe her.
The Street Vendor Project is working to pass legislation at City Council lowering $1,000 fines against licensed vendors (like Sully) to $250 max for minor violations like this. For more information, visit www.streetvendor.org.
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