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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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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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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 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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Rivington House Roundup: City Council to Hold Hearing Next Month, AG Schneiderman Alleges He was Misled

Posted April 26, 2016 at 5:12 am

The torrent of Rivington House headlines continues this week following the bombshell news that the Mayor’s administration knew about, and tried to reverse, the $16.1 million deed-lift that led to sale of the former HIV/AIDS nursing home. This scandal just keeps snowballing. Here are some updates… The City Council is expected to hold a hearing […]

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Rivington House Roundup: US Attorney Preet Bharara Investigating Controversial Deed Lifting

Posted April 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

Another day, another multitude of stories regarding the Rivington House scandal. The Mayor and several elected officials really have some explaining to do about the loss of this community facility to luxury… US Attorney Preet Bharara – who helped bring Sheldon Silver to justice – is now investigating the deed lifting that allowed the $116 […]

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Rivington House Roundup: Allure Group Finally Responds to Condo Controversy

Last modified April 5, 2016 at 11:19 am

The news surrounding the Rivington House scandal is at torrent levels. Publications are posting stories almost daily, rightly shoving Mayor de Blasio under the bus for the alleged corruption on his watch. Anyway, below is a roundup of the latest stories… The Allure Group, the for-profit nursing home operator that flipped 45 Rivington Street for $116 […]

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On Defensive, Mayor de Blasio Says ‘There Will be Consequences’ Regarding Controversial Rivington House Sale and Condo Conversion

Posted April 4, 2016 at 5:09 am

Mayor de Blasio is playing defense in the wake of the blockbuster scandal buzzing the Rivington House on the Lower East Side. It’s certainly a hot potato that no one is addressing yet. Quick recap: VillageCare had previously owned the 150,000 square-foot facility at 45 Rivington, but ceased operations as nursing home for HIV/AIDS patients in […]

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