Update: October 2008 Update: Changes Ahead for NYC’s Street Fairs? Our 2006 report about the problems with New York’s street fairs may now be prompting the Bloomberg administration to consider wholesale changes in how the events are run. The New York Times reported that Mayor Bloomberg recently said that street fairs were too numerous and too homogeneous, echoing our critique that street fairs are overly generic and don’t reflect what’s unique about the city.
Gotham Gazette, by Michael Mandelkern, May 12, 2011City Plans Fewer, Shorter Street Fairs
WNYC, by Janaya Williams, March 13, 2011Bloomberg discusses street fairs in budget talks
Columbia Spectator, by Andrea Garcia Vargas, March 24, 2010Take it or leave it, Street fairs
Time Out New York, by Michael Ventura, July 08, 2009The Jewel Box of Union Square
The New York Times, by Caroline H. Dworin, December 19, 2008Back Rubs? Check. Chickens? Not at These Fairs.
The New York Times, by Cara Buckley, October 12, 2008Street Fair Backlash Gaining Momentum
Gothamist, by John Del Signore, October 12, 2008Flatbush Frolic: ‘More Than Just Socks and Sausages’
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, by Evan Lerner, September 18, 2007Fair Too Average
Brooklyn Downtown Star, by Timothy Fleming, August 09, 2007City Nixes Pride Street Fair Move
The New York Blade, by Steven Weinstein, May 10, 2007Tube Socks Time: The Street Fairs Comet
The Gowanus Lounge, May 02, 2007City Residents Battle ‘Cookie Cutter’ Street Fairs,
The New York Sun, by Gary Shapiro, February 01, 2007Board 1 Approves 12 Street Fairs for 2007
The Queens Gazette, by Richard Gentilviso, December 27, 2006The Blandness of the Asphalt Fairground
The New York Times, by Francis X. Clines, August 11, 2006This Socks
WNYC, by The Brian Lehrer Show,, August 10, 2006Time To Curb One-Way Street Fairs
The New York Daily News, by Lenore Skenazy, August 08, 2006All’s Not Fair In Street Fairs, Group Claims
The New York Times, by Thomas J. Lueck, August 06, 2006On Transient Retailing in NYC: Hold the Tube Socks!
Curbed, August 06, 2006Tube Socks, Funnel Cake and Fruit Smoothies: NYC Street Fairs Are Generic
Gothamist, by Jen Chung, August 06, 2006Study Slams NYC Street Fairs
amNewYork, by Michael Clancy, August 06, 2006Better Fare for the Fair?
Metro New York, by Amy Zimmer, August 06, 2006Study Claims Street Fairs Are Too Generic
WNYC, by Julie Walker, August 06, 2006Study Says New York Street Fairs Are All the Same
The Associated Press, by Karen Matthews, August 05, 2006Report: Street Fairs Don’t Reflect City’s Uniqueness
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