Honor thy mother

13 May 2019

Yesterday was Mother’s Day, but many vendors cannot celebrate with their children — they have to work! Mother’s Day is the biggest day of the year for flower sales, so many vendors branch into that field on this special day. But hopefully over the next week, vendors who are mothers (like Angelica, left) will get to relax a bit with their families. Like all mothers, they deserve it.

Undeniably, the face of vending in NYC is becoming more female. In some neighborhoods, like Corona, the vast majority of street vendors are women, as the survey we did for the city’s CDNA found. Another thing we noticed? That many children help their mothers at the cart, like Luz Maria,  the vendor profiled in this excellent piece last month. Hang out with Mom while learning business skills? Sounds like a perfect Mother’s Day to us!

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