New York’s smallest businesses will no longer be supervised by police

The era of New York Police Department (NYPD) officers supervising, arresting, and fining street vendors in New York City is officially over.

On Friday, Jan. 15, the city’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) officially took over the responsibility of responding to food vending permits, health code violations, and vendor operations from the NYPD.

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