Police arrested a man who had set up a stand to sell clothing on Amsterdam Avenue between 72nd and 73rd streets on Friday around 4:10 p.m., Joseph Bolanos tells us. Bolanos took the photos above and below and an officer told him the arrest was for unlicensed peddling. The 20th precinct did not respond to requests for more information; hopefully we’ll hear more on Tuesday.
That area, and particularly the area from 72nd to 74th on Broadway, has drawn police activity and regular complaints from residents in recent years because of street vendors there. The people complaining say some vendors are too aggressive and break the laws.