It's that time of year again -- the third annual Vendy Awards are upon us. Nominations are now open. Show your love for your favorite street food vendor and tell the Vendy folks why you think your vendor is part of what makes New York great and what keeps you coming back for more. The top nominees will be announced on September 1st.

This year's awards are being held on September 29th from 3-8 pm and, as always, will benefit the Urban Justice Center's Street Vendor Project, which works to correct the social and economic injustice faced by these hardworking entrepreneurs through legal education, organizing, and systemic advocacy.

More on the 2006 Vendy Awards and the first ever Vendys in 2005.