When one drives down Hunting Park Avenue, there are many sights to see. Baseball fields, corner stores and children playing are just some of the things to see on the street.
But, if someone is not paying attention, he or she could overlook the many street vendors scattered along the avenue. Bjilia Buckari is a street vendor located on the corner of Fifth Street and Hunting Park Avenue. He has sold rugs at this location for the past five months.
“I make a living here. I would not leave here,” said Buckari.
Residents of Hunting Park view these stands as a convenience for the community. Marisol Santiago lives just half a block from Buckari’s stand.
“If they have something I want and it’s cheap, I would buy from the street vendors,” Santiago said.
The street vendors are everywhere around the neighborhood. This helps residents of Hunting Park get exactly what they need from a location close to home.
“It is convenient for me because I do not drive. If I see something there, it’s worth it for me,” Santiago said.
Street stands may be an overlooked business to most, but for the residents of Hunting Park, they are vital to saving time, money and energy.