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Upper East Siders Suggest Ugly Street Vendors Learn to Match

A street vendor sells hats and other items near Battery Park in lower Manhttan March 11, 2010 in New York.
Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Continuing its most absurd neighborhoods tour, DNAinfo reports today that the perfectionists of the Upper East Side’s Street Vendor Taskforce Committee have proposed that every curbside vendor “is issued the furniture that he’s allowed to have on the street — his 8-foot table, his chair, an attractive cover — so we don’t have a visual blight.” And while we’re at it, they suggest “signage in a certain font.” Since literally every other thing in this city is in order.

Upper East Side Suggests Street Vendors Match