Selling on a street corner in NYC (or similar) advice

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  1. dlifesjrny

    dlifesjrny TPF Noob!

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    I figure this may be an easy way to make a little extra cash, has anyone done this?
    How did you set up? What did you use? Did police bother ya? What neighborhood?
     
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    Well, this comment doesn't have anything to do with photography, but I recently read a book on the book vendors on 6th street in NYC (keep in mind i've never been there.) It was a sociological ethnography. The advice I would give you from what I learned from that book is learn the law. At the time of publication of that book, written matter was saleable on the streets and the cops wouldn't mess w/ the vendors too much. But theres also quite a community among vendors so try your best to fit in and not hurt anyone's feelings. There are alos a lot of regulations about where you can sale so get a copy of the appropriate laws and read em.
     
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    I'd expect you'd need a permit and a licence. Either contact the people in charge for advice or have a word with someone who already has a stall.
    My sister just came back from New York and brought back a couple of photos which were being sold like you want to do.
     
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    dlifesjrny TPF Noob!

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    Thanks.
    There are no stalls really, just people setting up where ever they want. NYC is huge.
     
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    I was just in NYC and the areas around Central Park had a lot of photo/art sellers. The sad thing is, they were all selling the same thing! It blew my mind! More power to you if you can mix up the batch a little.
     
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