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When Rivington House Wouldn’t Clean its Garbage Mess, a Neighbor Stepped In

Posted July 2, 2020 at 5:06 am

A Good Samaritan took responsibility where a multimillion-dollar hospital system would not. As previously reported, the outside of Rivington House – future home of Mount Sinai’s future Behavioral Health facility – essentially devolved into decrepitude with the accumulation of trash at the doorstep. Untouched for days on end. But one Lower East Sider took matters […]

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Mount Sinai Can’t be Bothered to Clean Trash from Rivington House

Posted June 30, 2020 at 5:03 am

Rivington House is a trash-strewn mess, and it doesn’t appear that the Mount Sinai overlords care about cleanup. At the outset of the COVID-19 lockdown, the future Behavioral Health facility erected a plywood shed to help repel the homeless that tend to loiter and sleep at the doorway. Activity that has transpired on the spot […]

Shed Goes up at Rivington House for Mental Health Facility

Last modified April 29, 2020 at 5:54 pm

The conversion of Rivington House into a behavioral health facility is on pause during the shutdown, but there is still onsite activity to report. Tuesday morning, workers constructed a new plywood shed outside the front entrance of the Mount Sinai owned property. Department of Buildings yesterday approved several permits related to the project. However, seeing […]

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Mount Sinai and Pols Agree that Reopening Rivington House Could Alleviate Hospitals Overwhelmed by COVID-19

Posted March 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

The local grassroots organization fighting to preserve Rivington House proposes to reopen the former AIDS home to stem the oncoming onslaught of COVID-19 patients. Its standard-bearer, Kathleen Webster, wrote the following editorial. The Governor asked for potential sites for hospital overflow related to COVID-19 patients. We asked Mount Sinai if they would offer Rivington House. […]

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Mount Sinai Begins Work at New Rivington House Facility

Posted March 5, 2020 at 5:00 am

There is activity anew at Rivington House, where Mount Sinai is busy converting the former nursing home into its Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center. The hospital network filed for a slew of permits with Department of Buildings for various jobs on-premise. Included in the filings are plans for interior demolition, excavation, and foundation work. At street level, […]

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Rivington House Sells to Mystery Buyer for $160M

Posted September 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

The saga of Rivington House continues this week with news of its sale. Indeed, three years after Slate Property Group, China Vanke Co., and Adam America Real Estate together purchased the property, the ownership team is cashing out. Price paid for the real estate was $116 million; sale price is $159.6 million. For the moment, […]

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Mount Sinai Details $140M Rivington House Transformation as ‘Largest’ Private Investment in Behavioral Health

Posted July 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Mount Sinai this week released more details about its billion-dollar downtown plans, including the future of Rivington House. The media advisory released on Monday boasts that the $140 million transformation is the “largest private investment in behavioral health in New York history.” More below… Included in the $1 billion Downtown plan is a $140 million […]

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AG Ready to Sue if Allure Group Doesn’t Build LES Health Care Facility by 2022

Last modified May 15, 2019 at 7:56 am

And so the Rivington House saga continues apace… Under the terms of the settlement with the New York Attorney General last year, the Allure Group is on the hook for $750,000 in penalties and costs to the State, plus an additional $1.25 million to a half-dozen Lower East Side healthcare non-profits. All related to their […]

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Time is Ticking for the Allure Group to Create LES Health Care Facility as Part of Rivington House Settlement

Last modified March 6, 2019 at 10:18 am

The legal fallout from the Rivington House scandal continues, as the Allure Group literally pays for its nefarious roles in the cancelation of the deed restriction that ultimately led to the $116 million sale of the former nursing home. Under the terms of the settlement with the New York Attorney General last year, Allure is on […]

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Here’s Where the $1.25M Rivington House Settlement Money is Going

Posted February 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

In the wake of the Rivington House scandal, the Attorney General last year settled with the Allure Group for its nefarious conduct in shutting down and canceling the deed restriction that led to the $116 million sale of the former nursing home. Under the terms of the settlement, Allure is on the hook for $750,000 […]

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