Activists call for meeting after controversial arrests of subway food vendors
Activists held a meeting Thursday with NYPD Transit Chief Edward Delatorre after several controversial arrests of subway food vendors.
The most recent incident included the arrest of a woman who was selling churros at Broadway Junction. It took an hour and a half meeting for community leaders to see eye to eye with NYPD transit officials.
Activists asked Chief Delatorre to commit to a four-borough tour where they will host with clergy and community-based organizations to provide resources for vendors.
This will start in Manhattan next week, and then a summit will be held in every borough, except Staten Island. "It's rare that you're in a room with someone in a leadership position that's progressive and open to ideas and wants to share and problem solve," said activists.
Activists say this will help vendors and any New Yorkers to get off the ground to avoid this from happening again.