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With a budget deadline looming, state lawmakers are grappling with how much to raise New York’s minimum wage.

The free meals will extend until April 19 on a first-come, first-served basis.

The move comes as pressure builds to crack down on unlicensed cannabis shops – something other city and state officials have struggled to do effectively.

On any given day, Corona Plaza is lined with vendors selling food, clothes and other things mostly from Central and South America.

Signature Bank is one of 30 banks the city can use for its bank accounts.

Over the last decade, New York City taxpayers began picking up a bigger tab for providing shelter to homeless people.

The WNYC and Gothamist newsroom will host an event with Mayor Eric Adams, Comptroller Brad Lander and other top housing experts to discuss what the future of housing looks like in the five boroughs.

The closure comes days after a run on Silicon Valley Bank led to the country’s largest bank failure since the 2008 financial crisis.

Other major cities in the country have also launched programs to give unrestricted cash assistance to people in need.

Some expressed concern that the venue would bring more traffic and crime to the neighborhood and skepticism about the promised economic benefits, while others argued it would be a boon for business.