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Street vendor selling cellphone cases fined 2G for cart being 1 inch higher than 5 foot limit
New York Post ^ | 10/08/2012 | SALLY GOLDENBERG

Posted on 10/08/2012 7:45:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The priciest real estate in New York is just a few inches of SoHo.

A street vendor hawking cellphone cases was slapped with $2,250 in fines for selling from a table that stood 1 inch too high and 2 inches too close to the nearest store entrance.

Alessane Fall — who lives in The Bronx with his wife and six children — intends to fight the three tickets he received from the same officer on Sept. 20 because, he says, city regulations are crippling entrepreneurs.

“I don’t know why the city is giving out tickets, but we’re here just to work, to feed our family, make sure our family goes to school,” Fall said.

“We come all the way from Africa looking for a better country.”

He’ll appear before a city administrative law judge next month.

One of the tickets states Fall’s cart was an inch over the 5-foot height limit for vending carts — a violation that costs up to $1,000.

“Defendant was observed with a vending cart taller than 5 feet — 5 feet, 1 inch,” the ticket reads.

When Fall measured his table for The Post, it came in at 4 feet, 10 inches — but a clip holding down some merchandise pushed it to 5 feet, 1 inch.

The police officer who fined Fall wrote a second ticket claiming the cart was 2 inches shy of the required 20 feet that’s supposed to separate a vendor from the nearest store entrance.

Fall insists he was more than 20 feet away.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; cellphone; fine; newyork; nyc; nypd; policestate; vendor

THAT’S JUST SMALL: SoHo street vendor Alessane Fall was fined $1,000 (top left) for his cart being 1 inch higher than its 5-foot limit — and got another fine that claimed he was 2 inches too close to a local business.
1 posted on 10/08/2012 7:45:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Clearly, these infractions gave him an unfair advantage over his competitors.

We must have a LEVEL playing field for free enterprise to work.


2 posted on 10/08/2012 7:51:07 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Socialism always sounds good until you have to live under it.


3 posted on 10/08/2012 7:54:45 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: SeekAndFind
take a wild stab as to why there are no jobs to be had in this country and why the unemployment rate is probably somewhere around 13% (realistically)

Now take another stab as to whether the cop (racist) is a Democrat or Republican.....and then let's see this in the MSM...yeah..right Pathetic!

4 posted on 10/08/2012 7:59:15 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: SeekAndFind

Crime is rising again under Bloomingidiot and all they have time to do is harrass street vendors trying to make a living ?


5 posted on 10/08/2012 7:59:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SeekAndFind

don’t know why the city is giving out tickets, but we’re here just to work, to feed our family, make sure our family goes to school,” Fall said.


Government needs as much money as it can in order to “spread it around”. I wonder if this is a liberal who just got “mugged”, to borrow a phrase.


6 posted on 10/08/2012 8:00:05 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (The Left blaming Jim Lehrer for the debate is like blaming Lincoln's assassination on the play.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Give them an inch and they will take a mile! The next thing ya know he will be selling evil cigarettes to the chilrun.


7 posted on 10/08/2012 8:00:49 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire.)
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To: SeekAndFind
take a wild stab as to why there are no jobs to be had in this country and why the unemployment rate is probably somewhere around 13% (realistically)

Now take another stab as to whether the cop (racist) is a Democrat or Republican.....and then let's see this in the MSM...yeah..right Pathetic!

8 posted on 10/08/2012 8:02:52 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: SeekAndFind

I suspect this was likely an old-fashioned roust, probably on the behalf of one or more of the local businesses.

Now, it *is* possible there was some merit to the third charge - i.e. hawking in the sidewalk. I’ve seen vendors who get kind of aggressive trying to get people to look at/buy their stuff. Even IF that were the case, though, the Barney Fife routine on the height of the stand, etc. is totally unnecessary. If the guy was out on the sidewalk, the cop could’ve just warned him to ease off and let it go at that.


9 posted on 10/08/2012 8:04:35 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Personal Responsibility
Yep, liberal just got mugged by government.

Future freedom voter, if approached with the right attitude.

/johnny

10 posted on 10/08/2012 8:21:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good thing he wasn’t selling Big Gulps from that table. They’d go for the death penalty.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 8:27:16 PM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It gets more like Europe here every day. It’s agenda 21 - they even have to measure their vegetables - coming here in greater abundance soon.


12 posted on 10/08/2012 8:31:03 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

The scariest thing in regard to all this was that Michael Bloomberg ran as a Republican to win his first term as NYC mayor. His socialism is killing small business.

This gentleman who was ticketed....would like for him to move to Florida and set up business. Too many of the recent NYC transplants seem to be unable to handle working for non-NYC wages and no unions


13 posted on 10/08/2012 8:34:29 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Personal Responsibility

Yes, they need money to spend and what better way to get it than to fine the little guys.

Of course, he will probably still vote for Bloomberg and co...


14 posted on 10/08/2012 9:03:35 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: SeekAndFind
“We come all the way from Africa looking for a better country.”

Sorry, but stopping in NYC was your first mistake. Neyawk neyawk what a wunnerful town...

15 posted on 10/08/2012 9:21:21 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a good thing he didn’t get caught selling Big Gulps.


16 posted on 10/08/2012 9:25:10 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: SeekAndFind

“The Street Vendor Project says the city issues and average 25,552 tickets to vendors annually, and dismisses an average of 5,672 each year.”

Looks like he stands a 25% chance of getting it thrown out and I’ll bet all he has to do is ask.

The other 75% never bothered to ask.

And stay away from the entrance of the store(Like you can you really do that) It is annoying.


17 posted on 10/08/2012 9:32:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: DemforBush

Looks like the ticket was written at 5th and Broadway.

I’d give him a ticket for even showing up. That is an awfully crowded area and likely he was infringing on the seriously hole in the wall businesses who store fronts are no bigger than my front door.

Additionally, the foot traffic there would be pretty deep. Though maybe not so much this time of year.


18 posted on 10/08/2012 9:37:31 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind

Black, independent, hardworking business ALERT. Mayor Bloomturd says, “Make an example of this man”.

Barack Obama: “I approve of this punishment. No black man is smart enough to work by themselves. Only I can provide them with leadership. Seig Heil”.


19 posted on 10/08/2012 11:47:51 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SeekAndFind
"We come all the way from Africa looking for a better country."

Then why did you settle down in New York City, jack@ss?

20 posted on 10/09/2012 3:35:00 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: SeminoleCounty
The flip side of this is that a "business owner" has no real grounds to complain about socialism when his "business" involves selling things on a public sidewalk.

I may be overly simplistic about this, but the presence of many street vendors is a sure sign of a socialist system in place.

21 posted on 10/09/2012 3:38:20 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: SeekAndFind
New York City supports itself on this absolute insanity.

Personally, I refuse to even violate the airspace of this hostile communist foreign nation-state.

22 posted on 10/09/2012 3:44:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: Alberta's Child
I may be overly simplistic about this, but the presence of many street vendors is a sure sign of a socialist system in place.

It's what I saw when I went to Russia, in 1997. Their abortive attempt at capitalism had many street vendors milling about. I remember being in Red Square, and someone hawked something to our small group, and a burly man clapped his hand on the shoulder of the vendor and escorted him away to punishments unknown. It's illegal to sell on Red Square -- curious, because in history, Red Square was the town market.

23 posted on 10/09/2012 3:48:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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