Shoppers want crackdown on sidewalk vending

Pedestrians and community leaders in Pelham Bay say they're fed up with businesses taking up sidewalk space.Many vendors along Lydig Avenue and White Plains Road

PELHAM BAY - Pedestrians and community leaders in Pelham Bay say they're fed up with businesses taking up sidewalk space.

Many vendors along Lydig Avenue and White Plains Road display their goods outside in order to draw shoppers into their stores. But pedestrians say clothes racks, produce, and items from gift stores take up most of the sidewalk, making it extremely difficult for pedestrians to walk.

Community Board 11 and the White Plains BID are calling for legislation that would end street vending in the area. They want to enact a Zero Tolerance policy that would make it illegal for anyone to have any kind of items out on the sidewalk.

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