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This is the Bombshell Rivington House Deal Memo the de Blasio Administration Tried to Cover up

Posted July 27, 2016 at 10:02 am

The Department of Investigation, whose scathing report last week proved a mishandling by the de Blasio Administration in the Rivington House deed fiasco, released evidence late yesterday that the Mayor’s office deliberately covered up crucial information regarding the ongoing investigation. Specifically, a deal memo from July 2014 that weighed the pros and cons of allowing the […]

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ABC No Rio Demolition Approved by the City Yesterday

Posted July 27, 2016 at 9:15 am

It’s another historic moment for ABC No Rio, currently in exile as it awaits its future. The city issued permits yesterday for the full demolition of the four-story tenement building at 156 Rivington Street, easily one of the last vestiges of Lower East Side punk. Until the wrecking crew is mobilized, however, ABC No Rio remains […]

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Rivington House Activists Reject Mayor’s Proposed Compensation, Demand ‘Care not Condos’

Posted July 21, 2016 at 5:12 am

Grassroots group, Neighbors to Save Rivington House, released the following press release this week in response to the Department of Investigation findings over the Rivington House debacle. The organization is led by Kathleen Webster, who is also part of the Sara D. Roosevelt Coalition. From the mailbag: Neighbors To Save Rivington House is grateful to […]

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Nitecap to Reopen Tomorrow Down the Block in Bar 151 Space

Posted July 20, 2016 at 5:19 am

The cocktail den beneath Schapiro’s – Nitecap – just announced its move down the block to the basement of 151 Rivington Street. Ownership closed the establishment last week, and plans on reopening in the new space, heretofore occupied by 151, tomorrow evening. They had been at this address for two years. A sign atop the […]

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They Knew About the Rivington House Deal, but Just Didn’t Care

Posted July 18, 2016 at 5:18 am

More roundup… The Department of Investigations last week issued their scathing report on the Rivington House scandal, the former AIDS home now becoming luxury condos. A total shitshow from top to bottom. Even though no criminal activity is thought to have occurred (in their eyes), the agency repeatedly found fault with the actions and, at […]

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After 90 Years on the Block, the Streit’s Matzo Factory Buildings Getting Demolished

Posted July 12, 2016 at 5:12 am

Unleavened past, unaffordable future. That should be the tagline at 150 Rivington Street. After months of speculation and released renderings, the Streit’s Matzo Factory, on the block for decades, is now officially coming down. Sidewalk bridge, rat-baiting stations, and other pre-demolition appendages have been threatening as much since Passover. The above image was submitted by a […]

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Rivington House Roundup: Everyone Seemed to Know but the Mayor

Posted July 8, 2016 at 5:17 am

More and more revelations this month about how City Hall officials seemed more aware of the Rivington House fiasco than Mayor de Blasio himself. Here’s a roundup of stories, in case you missed from before the holiday… The city’s Human Resources Administration inquired about Rivington House more than a year before the blockbuster $116 million […]

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‘Restore the Deed, Restore Rivington House,’ Locals Demand with Press Conference

Posted June 27, 2016 at 5:12 am

Armed with the grammatically correct slogan, “More care, fewer condos,” locals continue to rally (and rail) against the de Blasio Administration for its mishandling of the Rivington House boondoggle. It just seems like every week there’s another headline about how one of the Mayor’s top advisors possessed secret knowledge of the controversial deed lifting that […]

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Exile on Rivington Street: ABC No Rio Closes After Final Show, Demolition Imminent

Posted June 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

Tonight the people were so fine They waited there in line And when they got up on their feet They made the show And that was sweet But I can hear the sound Of slamming doors and folding chairs And that’s a sound they’ll never know -Jackson Browne, “The Load Out” That’s all, folks. ABC […]

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Atop the Hotel on Rivington, Street Art Takes Hold

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:18 am

It’s not just nightlife tune-ups, the Hotel on Rivington is seemingly trying to reinvent itself. Last month, we noted the nightlife reboot on premise. The Shanghai-themed lounge, Jia (formerly Viktor & Spoils), and an as-yet-unnamed Mediterranean restaurant in the adjacent space. Both are by the collective hand of Roberto Buchelli (Beautique, Provocateur) and Corey Lane (partner […]

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