New York City should be the heart in the land of opportunity, but instead, these caps limit opportunity for thousands every year.
But commuting for hours every day at jobs I didn’t love prevented me from seeing the very people I was doing it for: my family. I began selling tamales door-to-door six days a week, sometimes going to bed around 2AM and waking up at 4AM to continue preparing for the upcoming day.
It was hard, but becoming a small business owner let me pick my hours; so the minute that bell rang and my kids were out of school, I could be around them.
If the Committee votes to lift the caps, thousands of local New York City vendors will finally be able to own and operate their businesses.
You can help me and other mobile food vendors throughout New York City achieve our dreams.
Instead, we get fined and are put on a wait list to get a permit.