Monday lunchtime linkage

The life of one of New York’s thousands of homeless children [New York Times]
On the other end of the spectrum, here a $3 million unfinished house [Brownstoner]
The State Senate will look at a pot legalization bill this week [ANIMAL]
We still don’t know who the schools chancellor will be [Observer]
New cold-resistant roach is here to make sure you’ll never be safe from roaches [Rutgers Today]
De Blasio’s deputy mayor was tested by the water of Sandy [Crain’s]
There is a winter Citi Bike plan, in case you were worries [DNA Info]