City Council member Margaret Chin at a demonstration project of the Lowline in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.

Council Member Chin Helps Lowline Launch Community Engagement Committeee

City Council member Margaret Chin at a demonstration project of the Lowline in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.

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Saturday at Grand Street Settlement, You Can Take Care of Old Warrants

Coming up this Saturday on the Lower East Side, there’s a chance for people with outstanding warrants to take care of the legal cloud hanging over their heads. …

Elected officials and other community leaders held a news conference at Rivington House April 7.

Community Board 3: Too Early to Talk Compensation; Return Rivington House Now

Community Board 3 tomorrow night is likely to take a stronger position than that of local elected officials in calling for the return of Rivington House to the Lower East Side as a health care facility. …

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Post: Mayor “Caught in a Lie” on Rivington House

According to a report over the weekend in the New York Post, high-ranking officials in the de Blasio administration were “frantically” trying to reinstate the Rivington House deed restriction in late February. …

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It’s Election Day in New York – Go Vote!

New York primary day has finally arrived. Registered Democrats and Republicans get their chance to weigh in on Hillary, Bernie, Donald, etc. But there’s also a special election in the 65th Assembly District. …

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Allure Group Claimed Approval for Nursing Home Beds at Confucius Plaza

As city and state investigators continue to probe the Rivington House fiasco, more details are emerging about the Allure Group’s maneuverings on the Lower East Side during the past few months. …

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Elected Officials, Community Leaders Keep the Pressure on de Blasio Over Rivington House

Local elected officials and community leaders stood across the street from the former Rivington House building this morning, calling on the mayor to stop the luxury conversion of the former nursing facility. …

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Lobbyist James Capalino Speaks Out on Rivington House Scandal

The de Blasio administration is in crisis mode over the growing Rivington House scandal. Two investigations are ongoing to find out whether it was incompetence or something more sinister that led city bureaucrats to lift a deed restriction on the former nursing facility. …

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Squadron, Kavanagh Endorse Yuh-Line Niou For State Assembly

State Assembly candidate Yuh-Line Niou has picked up the key endorsements of two local Democrats. In a press release from her campaign this afternoon, …

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65th Assembly District Candidates Face Off Wednesday Evening

If you missed Tuesday’s night’s candidate forum at the East River Cooperative, there’s another opportunity to learn about the special election in 65th Assembly …

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More Details Emerge Regarding Those Mysterious Rivington House Emails

Hardly a day goes by in which we don’t learn a few more details about the bungled Rivington House nursing home transaction. Here’s the latest: …

Mayor de Blasio with former DCAS Commissioner Cumberbach.

Follow the Money: Mayor Struggles to Explain Rivington House Debacle

Mayor de Blasio with former DCAS Commissioner Cumberbach.

There’s now a money trail leading from Rivington House to Mayor de Blasio. The former nursing …

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Spin City: De Blasio Administration’s Bungling of Rivington House Sale

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On Tuesday, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced his office is trying to find out how the former Rivington House …

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Pedestrian Safety Improvements: FDR Drive at Grand Street

The Department of Transportation is making pedestrian safety improvements on FDR Drive at Grand Street. Thanks to Council member Rosie Mendez for the head’s …

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Chin and Mendez Will Explain Zoning Votes to Community Board 3 Next Month

From Council member Margaret Chin’s Twitter feed. She cited the need for more senior housing as one reason for supporting the mayor’s plans.

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