Thursday, May 19, 2016
More headlines about the controversial sale of the former Rivington House on the Lower East Side.
Another top de Blasio aide was also involved in talks concerning Rivington House as early as January 2015 (New York Post)
LES resident quizzes de Blasio about the Rivington House during Brian Lehrer's "Ask the Mayor" segment (The Lo-Down)
The Mayor must now sign off on any future deed lifts (The New York Times)
To the usual recap: In February 2015, the Allure Group paid $28 million for the property, promising that 45 Rivington — the former Rivington Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation — would remain a health facility. In November, a city agency lifted the the deed in exchange for the Allure Group's $16 million payment to the city. Earlier this year, Allure then reportedly sold the property for $116 million to the the Slate Property Group, a condo developer who plans to create 100 luxury residences in the building that overlooks Sara S. Roosevelt Park.