Posted inCity Agencies

Lander Audit Finds ‘Fair Share’ Failures, Uneven Siting of Shelters and Services

New York City has a mandate to distribute services and facilities, including shelters, fairly across the city, but it’s failing to do so — and is not being transparent about it, according to a new audit by Comptroller Brad Lander’s office.  The report and audit, provided to THE CITY, found that city agencies have not […]

Posted inMarijuana

‘Social Equity’ Legal Weed Dealers Prepare to Bail on Stagnant Funding Program

Berkay Sebat has been edging toward becoming the owner and operator of one of the state’s first cannabis dispensaries. But it’s been four months since the Office of Cannabis Management informed him that he’d been matched with a storefront in SoHo, and he’s not sure he’ll ever get his site. A court injunction on the […]

Posted inAffordable Housing

Boost for 5WTC Megatower: $31 Million in Shifted Jobs and Parks Funds

A planned supertall apartment tower at Ground Zero is poised for a potential $31 million government funding boost — using money designated after 9/11 for lower Manhattan job creation and waterfront improvements. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last month approved a proposal by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to redirect $21 million […]