Street vendors face many problems in New York City. One of those issues is the cap that limits the number of licenses given to them since 1981, provoking a significant increase in black market deals.
Street Vendors Project advocates for street vendors rights. Their goal is to convince the City Council to issue more licenses in order to allow street vendors to have the opportunity to operate their small businesses fair and square and help the economy of the city.
Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Carla and her family migrated to the United States in 2010. As soon as she relocated to New York City, she enrolled in the Video Arts & Technology program at CUNY’s Borough of Manhattan Community College where she earned an Associate in Science degree. She is currently pursuing a bachelor degree at The City College of New York.