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Plan to rein in NY's street fairs prompts unexpected backlash

Many of those who spoke out in opposition objected to the limitations

In September, officials floated new rules that would limit the number of street fairs, spread them into more areas of New York City and require a greater diversity of offerings.

New York

THEY hold the promise of vibrancy, the allure of a city thoroughfare repurposed with the tent-lined look of a travelling circus. But the street fairs that can sometimes clog the corridors of Manhattan are also the bane of many, from drivers caught in the resulting snarl to those...

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