Rivington House

Rivington House Co-Owner Picks up Pair of Ludlow Tenements for $15.5M

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:11 am

Last week, we learned that the corner tenement at 101 Stanton Street (at Ludlow) changed hands for $12.9 million. It was sold by Arwen Properties/Luthien Group to a small consortium of real estate firms. Now, it appears the company simultaneously cashed out the two adjacent properties on Ludlow Street, too. While prior rumors of sale proved […]

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Watch Mayor de Blasio’s Reaction to Rivington House Accusations at Town Hall Last Night [VIDEO]

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was open season on Mayor de Blasio during last night’s “sold out” town hall assembly. Lower East Siders peppered Hizzoner with a barrage of questions and grievances related to myriad hyperlocal concerns. Councilwoman Margaret Chin served as moderator. And while many in the room saw opportunity for clarity, political challengers with a horse in […]

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City Partially Lifts Year-old Stop-Work Order at Rivington House

Posted June 20, 2017 at 5:17 am

Here we go… The Department of Buildings last week lifted, in part, the stop-work order on Rivington House. It was first issued by the city fourteen months ago, in the wake of the budding scandal revolving around the controversial deed lifting and subsequent condo flip. The partial rescind is causing concern amongst neighborhood activists and […]

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Here’s Your Chance to Bitch About Mayor de Blasio to His Face

Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:16 am

City Hall announced yesterday that Mayor de Blasio will host a town hall event on the Lower East Side next week. So, if you have something to say, say it to his face. Officials note that all topics are candidates for discussion. Plus, commissioners and representatives from other city agencies will also be there for […]

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At Rivington House, Soil Drilling Signals the Future [Updated]

Last modified March 20, 2017 at 11:44 am

This fifteen-foot Davey Drill arrived on Forsyth Street the other day. Situated directly outside Rivington House, its placement is the first real sign of forward progress toward condo redevelopment. Singular function – collection of soil samples ahead of any development. No construction is happening onsite, though. At least, not that we’ve noticed. A stop-work order […]

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Rivington House Visioning Event Planned for this Sunday to Discuss ‘What’s Next’

Posted March 10, 2017 at 5:07 am

Grassroots organization, Neighbors to Save Rivington House, is hosting two upcoming brainstorming sessions, themed “What’s Next for Rivington House: Creating New Ideas for Community Care.” The goal is to look at an array of possible futures, by offering concrete information and innovative ideas for addressing the care needs (health, respite, supportive housing, disability, etc.) within the community. Locals are encouraged to join […]

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Rivington House Stays Front-and-Center in Marte vs. Chin City Council Showdown

Posted March 8, 2017 at 9:57 am

Looks like the widely reported Rivington House debacle will loom large over City Council elections next fall. Last Friday, City Council hopeful Christopher Marte, brought his campaign message of “increased transparency” and “community outreach” to the Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden rally outside the iconic 45 Rivington Street on the Lower East Side. The Garden protestors […]

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City Official who Approved Rivington House Deed-Lifting is Fired

Posted February 27, 2017 at 9:49 am

Under fire from all angles, the de Blasio administration on Friday fired the official behind the deed-lifting that ultimately resulted in the $116 million sale of Rivington House into condos. The scandalous transaction led to a $75 million windfall for the city. The Wall Street Journal had the scoop on the firing of deputy Ricardo Morales. […]

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This Rivington Street ‘Hideout’ is a Dedicated Chai Bar

Posted February 3, 2017 at 5:11 am

The Hideout truly is. Directly across from Rivington House, this new chai bar quietly opened two weeks ago in what was previously a refuge for a string of galleries. The sub-grade storefront received a total makeover and is now a “fishbowl” of sorts. The Hideout, in the words of owner Christoper Brunet, is a “specialty chai […]

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Squadron Urges Further Rivington House Investigation under the ‘False Claims Acts’

Posted December 23, 2016 at 5:19 am

State Senator Daniel Squadron is upping the ante in the Rivington House scandal. From the mailbag: State Sen. Daniel Squadron released a letter to letter to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter urging an investigation into the Rivington House deed restriction removal and purchase by the Allure Group under the State and […]

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