A La Cart – Street Vendors of New York City

Posted: July 29, 2009 in Multimedia, Video
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Street Vendor pic

Airing on: AlHurra TV


Gizem Yarbil, Tais Moraes, Rob Thompson

Project Adviser: Philip Scheffler

Street Vendors have become a New York City fixture. There are more than 10,000 in the city and more than 80% of them are immigrants. They work long hours under harsh conditions, counting on good weather to sell their goods and services.

Since 1994, vendors have been the subjects of New York City’s “quality of life” crackdown.

Here is the story of a day in the life of street vendors in New York City.

This 30-minute documentary has been produced as the final Master’s Project thesis for the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

A 22-minute version of this documentary is airing currently in the Middle East and North Africa on Al Hurra, an Arabic language satellite television network.

You can view this documentary at:

A La Cart – Street vendors of New York City from Tais on Vimeo.


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