45 Rivington Street

Each Ribbon Represents a Bed Lost at Rivington House

Posted August 10, 2018 at 5:07 am

Activists stepped up visibility this week in the fight for the return of Rivington House to the community. The Neighbors to Save Rivington House coalition held a vigil outside the former nursing home this past Wednesday. Those in attendance, including elected officials, surrounded the facility “in a solemn direct action intended to send a message […]

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Neighbors Demand Return of Rivington House with Vigil

Posted August 8, 2018 at 5:07 am

A protest vigil is set to hold court around Rivington House later today. Neighbors to Save Rivington House, among other local activists, politicians, and neighborhood brethren are planning to “physically surround the building in a solemn direct action intended to send a message of resolve and community unity in demanding the return of the building.” The […]

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Fresh Permits Issued for Rivington House Gut Job

Posted May 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Piecemeal work at Rivington House is progressing, despite pressure from the community and elected officials alike. The Department of Buildings two weeks ago issued permits to CetraRuddy Architects, the design firm behind the $17.1 million remodeling, for interior demolition, despite the partial stop-work order on the property. This grants the team the ability to renovate […]

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Community Advocates Meet with Slate Property Group to Discuss Rivington House

Posted April 19, 2018 at 5:11 am

Neighbors to Save Rivington House, a grassroots community organization formed in response to the facility’s sale (and resultant scandal) two years ago, recently met with the Slate Property Group to discuss its future in the neighborhood. Kathleen Webster, the group’s leader who also heads up the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition, recapped the meeting with […]

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Rivington House Condo Conversion Begins as Slate Property Group Files Plans with City

Posted February 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

With the community slighted, Slate Property Group now officially embarks on its luxury conversion of Rivington House. Three separate permit applications were filed with the Department of Buildings last week for the upcoming job. This despite the partial stop-work order still in effect on 45 Rivington Street. CetraRuddy Architects is the design firm behind the $17.1 […]

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De Blasio Scuttles Deal for Rivington House Replacement at 30 Pike Street

Posted January 10, 2018 at 5:14 am

Talk about a bait and switch. Mayor de Blasio yesterday reneged on his year-old promise of senior affordable housing at 30 Pike Street, currently a Department of Environmental Protection facility. It had been a knee-jerk remedy in response to his atrocious handling of the Rivington House scandal. However, that plan was just scuttled in favor […]

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Allure Group Settles with AG Over Rivington House Scandal, Forced to Pay $1.25M to LES Nonprofits

Posted January 8, 2018 at 5:06 am

Coming up on the second anniversary of the controversial $116 million sale of Rivington House into luxury condos, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last Friday announced a settlement with the Allure Group for its role in shutting down and selling the deed-restricted nursing home. In 2015, after acquiring the property, they paid the city $16.1 million […]

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Rivington House Vigil Tomorrow Marks 2 Years Since its Controversial Closure

Posted November 30, 2017 at 5:16 am

The second annual vigil to commemorate both World AIDS Day and the closing and loss of Rivington House is happening tomorrow. Organized by the grassroots Neighbors to Save Rivington House, the event is a gathering by candlelight to pay tribute to the former residents of Rivington House, who ultimately lost their homes and community when […]

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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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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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