Lower East Side Links

–Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris knew about the Rivington House irregularities in late February but held off informing the mayor. [New York Times]

–Looking into the dealings of the firm that profited more than $70 million from flipping the former Rivington House nursing facility: “The Allure Group, a cadre of young, seemingly disparate entrepreneurs, has been on a buying spree, snatching up nonprofit nursing homes across the city and turning them into for-profit cash cows.” [New York Post]

–Opinion: The mayor has a whole lot more explaining to do when it comes to Rivington House. [Daily News]

–NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina will make an announcement today at 11:30 at the High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies (on the Seward Park campus). She’ll go public with a plan to create 38 new bilingual programs across the city. [Daily News]

–Cops are more focused on finding drug users than dealers. In one case, a 21-year-old homeless heroin addict was caught up in an undercover operation at the Delancey Street McDonald’s. [New York Times]

–The former Nino’s space on Avenue A is now for rent. [EV Grieve]