Economic Contributor

Picture of Food Cart in New York by Mary Catherine Messner mcmessner

NYC’s street food vendors contribute to the city’s economy thru jobs, wages, and taxes. According to the report ‘Upwardly Mobile – Street Vending and the American Dream” authored by Dick M Carpenter II, PhD in Sept 2015, since 2008 street food vending ‘has grown an average of 8.4% per year…with revenues of $650 million in 2012’. 

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