Allerton street vendors, including military veterans, continue to clash with DSNY

In the Bronx’s Allerton neighborhood, street vendors are continuing to clash with the city over the right to vend on its bustling commercial corridor. 

With the city shutting down its famed Brooklyn Bridge vendors on Jan. 3 and generally ramping up enforcement — which is handled by sanitation officers — neighborhoods with a longtime street vending presence are feeling the pinch. 

Larry Taylor, a disabled Vietnam veteran who served from 1972 to 1974, is the latest Allerton vendor to complain of being unfairly cited. 

He is among several in an ongoing cycle who claim that DSNY issues summons for invalid reasons and that confiscations have cost them thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise and display equipment.