Street vendors create an event to raise awareness about the industry

Street vendors create an event to raise awareness about the industry.

From gyros to jewelry, street vendors help define the New York City experience.

It is estimated that more than 20,000 people operate street vending businesses in the city.

New city regulations have increased the number of permits required to legally operate as a street vendor. But they will be phased in over the next decade.

New proposals in Albany would speed up the process.

Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez is deputy director of the Street Vendors Project.

“This bill would make it so that street vendors who follow the rules and regulations can acquire licenses and grow their businesses,” he said.

International Street Vendor Day is November 14. The organization has created the first New York street vendor scavenger hunt.

People can sign up and go on an adventure across the city to collect and submit photos of places, items, and food.

Registrations are now open for the month-long competition.