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At a recent Community Council meeting, some Upper East Side residents asked that street vendors be "forced to use matching sidewalk furniture and a standardized font on their signs." Michele Birnbaum, head of the Street Vendor Taskforce Committee, suggests: "When a vendor gets a license, he is issued the furniture that he's allowed to have on the street—his 8-foot table, his chair, an attractive cover—so we don't have a visual blight." [DNAinfo]