An EVG reader shared this photo of a flyer spotted near the former Rivington House on the Lower East Side.
The sign is for a press conference and community forum tomorrow (Monday!) at 11:30 a.m. Location: Speyer Hall at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge at Rivington.
The event is sponsored by the recently formed Community Voices To Save Rivington House.
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.
The state attorney general, city comptroller and city Department of Investigation are all investigating the Rivington House deal. You can find the most recent development here.
Gothamist has a report on the rally hosted today by Community Voices To Save Rivington House.
"We want the place back," said Tessa Huxley, president of coop adjacent to Rivington House, where she's lived since 1981. "I don't need anyone to be punished, just give us back our facility. It's been a complete, deafening silence from the mayor."
Meanwhile, the petition campaign to "return the Rivington House to the LES" continues. You can sign the petition here.