News Conference Scheduled at Rivington House Tomorrow

Brewer and Chin at a news conference last year.
Brewer and Chin at a news conference last year.
Brewer and Chin at a news conference last year.

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council member Margaret Chin and Community Board 3 Chairperson Gigi Li will be holding a news conference tomorrow in front of the former Rivington House nursing home.

According to the news advisory, they will be “calling on Mayor de Blasio’s administration to compensate the Lower East Side community for the loss of Rivington House.” Chin and Brewer “will also propose a reform plan to prevent further losses of community assets like Rivington House by creating transparency requirements for city-imposed restrictions in real property deeds.”

The city lifted a deed restriction on the building, clearing the way for luxury redevelopment of the former community asset. Two investigations are ongoing and the mayor has expressed anger about the decision by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

The news conference happens at 11 a.m., 45 Rivington St. (Forsyth Street)