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Why Uber will abide by new minimum wage laws, but Lyft will not. Uber is choosing to raise fares for riders in response to new minimum wage regulations, but Lyft and Juno are not. [The Verge]

How the Halal Guys kept warm in this week’s polar vortex. Outdoor workers share how they dress to keep warm in this week’s bone-chilling weather. [New York Times]

Airbnb’s impact on the city is not just limited to rising home prices. According to one study, the rise of Airbnb in certain areas is correlated with rising job displacement. [CityLab]

HUD Secretary Ben Carson and Mayor Bill De Blasio agree on plan to fix NYCHA. The new plan establishes a federal monitor over NYCHA and confirms $1.5 billion in HUD funding this year. Over the next 10 years, however, New York City will provide an additional $2.2 billion in funding. [CBS New York]

New York State passes the largest set of gun control laws since the Sandy Hook massacre. Fueled by a Democratic majority in the state senate, a series of gun control laws passed quickly on Tuesday including the controversial red-flag bill, which would prevent high-risk individuals from purchasing guns. [Wall Street Journal]

After 36 years, St. Mark’s Comics is closing. According to the owner, it was a very intense 36 years. [Gothamist]

The legalization of recreational weed is coming, uh, pretty soon…probably. According to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, it will be too complicated to confirm the legalization of recreational pot before the state budget is finalized in March. [New York Daily News]

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