Yesterday, a federal judge upheld a city regulation calling for a limit to the number of street vendors allowed in areas like Union Square, High Line Park and Battery Park. Though local art vendors claim the limit is unconstitutional, the judge threw out their lawsuit against the city. The city calls the ruling, "a careful balance between the rights of vendors and the public's right to enjoy the parks." The ruling goes into effect on Monday, and will slash the number of art vendors in the city from 300 to 120, who would get the spots on a first-come, first-served basis.