'Unjust and immoral': street vendors call on New York City to issue more permits squib

New bill would offer about 4,000 permits over a decade, which some vendors obtain through the black market

Mohamed Mohamed sells coffee and halal food to hungry hordes of tourists and office workers in lower Manhattan, hoping to earn enough to support his wife and two kids and eventually put them through college.

But out of his modest profits, Mohamed has to shell out $25,000 every two years to use a permit that allows him to do business on city streets.

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