Winds of Change a-blowin

3 Nov 2009

margaret chinWith City Hall becoming more reflective of the actual racial composition of our city, the long-term outlook for street vendors is good. At least "ethnic" papers and reporters get it. Check out this powerful editorial (in English and Spanish) in El Diario last week, and this equally supportive piece by Albor Ruiz in the Daily News, entitled "Why the Raw Deal for Food Vendors?" (although he meant to include all street vendors). By the way, today is election day in NYC. Get out and vote for candidates who support street vendors!

UPDATE: Election over. Non-whites (like new City Council person Margaret Chin, above!) now comprise a majority of City Council for the first time. Just as they make up a majority of our city.

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