impact the majority of performers and buskers in parks without designated vendingspots.”However, the actual text of the rules states that expressive matter vendors (artists or performers) can only vend without being on a medallion and without complying with thedistance restrictions if they are NOT using a CART, DISPLAY STAND, OR OTHER DEVICE.” In fact, the word table is not even in the law.QUOTE from the actual rules:“…unless they are only vending expressive matter without using a cart, display stand or other device and without occupying a specific location for longer than necessary toconduct a transaction and are otherwise in compliance with Department rules.”What’s the difference?While few performers are using an actual TABLE, virtually all are using a cart, displaystand or OTHER DEVICE to display a donations sign or to vend CDs or to carry their props and equipment. Any use of a display, table, stand or other device means you are NOT a mobile vendor and so you ARE subject to ALL the distance from restrictions.A drum kit, a shopping cart, a music stand, a hat on the ground, an open guitar case witha donation sign, a piano with CDs for sale on it etc. etc. are all, “other devices.”2. The FAQ states:“Q. Where can expressive matter vendors set up in these parks? Non-mobile vendors, regardless of whether they use a display table, may only occupyavailable spots designated by Parks (see attached maps for the number and location of these spots in each park). In Central Park, vendors may occupy areas outside the zoneswhere spots have been designated as long as they comply with all other Parks rules.”In other words, if you are a NON-MOBILE VENDOR performer you will have tocomply with the medallions and with all the numerous distance from restrictions.However, since the FAQ makes no effort to describe what a “mobile vendor” is, performers are assuming that they are one, and park officials are encouraging that totallyfalse assumption.What does the actual text of the expressive matter vending rules say about this?Expressive matter vendors are subject to all the restrictions,“…unless they are only vending expressive matter without using a cart, display stand or other device and without occupying a specific location for longer than necessary toconduct a transaction and are otherwise in compliance with Department rules.”What is LONGER THAN NECESSARY?