Around NYC is a roundup of noteworthy local stories the StreetEasy editorial team read this week:
New York smokes most weed of any U.S. city, a new study finds (Brokelyn) — New Yorkers consume 77.44 metric tons of dope, more than any other city in the country. And it’s still illegal here, FYI.
Gothamist will return to publishing this spring, after being purchased by WNYC (Wired) — But DNAinfo isn’t coming back, sadly.
Manhattan D.A. indicts 10 tow-truck companies as part of an “organized crime” ring (amNY) — Seventeen individuals and 10 tow-truck companies have been charged with attempting to monopolize the city’s towing industry.
As the local homeless population rises, city taxpayers bear a higher share of the costs (New York Daily News) — Federal and state funding for local homeless shelters has shrunk, and the city’s portion of the bill is growing.
What it’s really like to be homeless in NYC (The New York Times) — The Times takes a step-by-step look at the stages of the homeless experience in New York City.
Map locates New York City’s disappearing grocery stores (Curbed) — Brooklyn has lost several Key Food stores in the last year.
Some lottery stores seem to be luckier than others — or at least more popular (NBC News) — But you’ll have to go to Penn Station to find the newsstand with the most winners.
In 1962, the NYC subway served champagne and bagels (Untapped Cities) — Makes you nostalgic, huh? Here are 10 more bygone subway amenities the MTA should revive.
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