Queens lawmakers call for legislative action to protect street vendors


Two Queens lawmakers are calling for the state Legislature to prioritize a bill that will protect street vendors by eliminating the cap on licenses, allowing small businesses to receive relief aid.

This week, the state announced its 2022 Executive Budget, which included a proposed $1 billion relief package for small businesses. However, many street vendors in New York City are without licenses — making them ineligible for the much-needed relief.