Fearing Deportation, Food Vendors Are Leaving New York City’s Streets

NPR Enlarge this image In Hernán’s kitchen, fresh churros are drained before they are stacked on trays for vendors to pick up. Rachael Elizabeth Bongiorno/for NPR hide caption toggle caption Rachael Elizabeth Bongiorno/for NPR In a narrow alley just behind a busy Queens street, Hernán’s kitchen makes more than 4,000 churros each day for street vendors to sell across New York City. From 3:00 a.m., hours before nearby shop owners unlock their front gates, the kitchen fills with the sound of churro batter beating against the sides of large industrial mixers. The kneaded dough is shaped by a long...

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