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Illegal weed shop across from City Hall has closed

This pot shop has been snuffed out. 

An illegal Big Apple weed shop that arrogantly peddled pot across the street from City Hall— even after landing on the cover of The Post and being raided multiple times by authorities—has closed for good.  

Jungle Boys, which hawked pre-rolled joints and edibles to tourists and civil servants just 278 feet from Mayor Eric Adams’ office, in a landmarked Broadway building home to several city agencies, is being replaced by a new business called “Broadway Organic.” 

The new business, which has yet to open, appears to be focused on different kinds of greens like salads — while also offering up juices, bagels, and other eats.

Jungle Boys’ permanent closure came after multiple reports by The Post of its illicit dealings and at least three raids by the city Sheriff’s office in three months. 

The agency slapped Jungle Boys with at least $50,000 in fines and arrested an employee for selling weed to a minor after an inspection in February.


Jungle Boys illegally sold weed products like pre-rolls and edibles in the same building that housed several city agencies.
J.C. Rice

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The store was raided multiple times by the city Sheriff.
James Keivom

Jungle Boys’ permanent closure came after multiple reports of illicit dealings and at least three raids by the city Sheriff's office in three months.
Jungle Boys’ permanent closure came after multiple reports of illicit dealings and at least three raids by the city Sheriff’s office in three months.
J.C. Rice

More than $175,000 in the product was also seized following prior raids in January and December.  

The mayor and law enforcement have boasted myriad efforts to crack down on the proliferation of black market weed stores across the city, but have been hampered by weak laws for penalizing unlicensed vendors.


The agency slapped Jungle Boys with at least $50,000 in fines and arrested an employee for selling weed to a minor, according to reports.
The agency slapped Jungle Boys with at least $50,000 in fines and arrested an employee for selling weed to a minor, according to reports.
J.C. Rice

Broadway Organic will focus on different kinds of greens like salad, and offer juices and bagels.
Broadway Organic will focus on different kinds of greens like salad, and offer juices and bagels.
James Keivom

An estimated 1590 smoke shops are operating in the city, NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell revealed at a City Council public safety hearing last month, but only seven licensed cannabis sellers have opened for business so far in the city.

The mayor’s office did not immediately respond to questions about Jungle Boys closing.