Honorably discharged members of the United States armed forces are alsoexempt from the license requirement. N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 32 (McKinney1994).
For example, vendors may not: operate their business on any sidewalkthat is less than twelve feet wide; occupy more than eight linear feet ofpublic space parallel to a curb; place their pushcarts or display standswithin twenty feet of an entrance to any building, theater, arena or otherplace of public assembly; or occupy a bus stop or taxi stand or cover anyventilation grill or subway access. SeeAdmin. Code §20-465.
3Admin. Code §§20-452, 453. The Ordinance exempts from thelicense requirement any person who vends exclusively“newspapers, periodicals, books, pamphlets or other similarwritten material”.
Id.§20-453. A license costs two hundreddollars and is valid for one year. See id. §20-454. Thelicensee may apply for renewal of the license each year, andthe DCA commissioner must renew the license provided that theapplicant complies with all administrative requirements, suchas payment of taxes and the renewal fee, and the licensee hasnot committed any violation which could serve as the basis fora revocation of the license. Seeid. §§20-457, 459. TheOrdinance places restrictions on the size and locations ofvendors’ displays.
Seeid. §20-465. These restrictionsoperate on all vendors, regardless of whether they arerequired to possess a license. See id. §§20-452(b), 465.The Ordinance caps the number of general vendor’slicenses available citywide at 853, the number of licensesthat were in effect on September 1, 1979. See id. §20-459(a); New York City Local Law No. 50 (1979). The waiting