Gabriel Poblete

Gabriel Poblete is a Report for America reporter with THE CITY.

As Brooklyn Borough President, the mayor delivered $2.2 million in public dollars. But as Adams moves migrants in, his Economic Development Corporation just canceled pledged private investment.
Some asylum seekers who had refused to move to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal gave in after cold nights outdoors, while others held out demanding work permits.
Migrants have refused to move from the Watson Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen, some citing the long commute and destabilizing transfers as detrimental to their efforts to start a new life in NYC.
The first state-licensed dispensary business owned by a person with a pot conviction opens — but will close and reopen again after a state investment fund finishes a promised storefront.
Migrants are coming to the bus terminal every day to seek services from the government workers and volunteers there.
In March Gov. Hochul announced New York was “making history” by putting people convicted of cannabis offenses first in line to legally sell pot products. Housing Works is now seizing the honor with a retail outlet opening Thursday.
“This is a national problem that we have to resolve,” Mayor Eric Adams tells THE CITY — while uncertainty looms about where asylum-seekers will go and how the city will pay to shelter them.
Information remains scant and inconsistent for neighbors as New York’s first legal pot dispensaries move toward opening.
The lease was signed with just three weeks to go in 2022, leaving the state far behind Gov. Hochul’s goal of 20 dispensaries open by the end of the year.