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Street Vendors Near New York’s 'Ground Zero' Face an Uncertain Future

Expand Street Vendors who work near the World Trade Center stand outside of New York's City Hall to oppose proposed legislation that would result in their displacement.   © Private The New York City Council is considering a bill that would displace 22 street vendors who work near the World Trade Center, the site of the attacks on September 11, 2001. The legislation has the support of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), which has expressed concerns explosives could be hidden in the vendor’s carts or in customers' backpacks, and that they are too close to NYPD vehicle checkpoints.  To…

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