Lower East Side Links

–An advisor to the deputy mayor for health and human services, emails show, was in communication with Rivington House’s owner in late 2014. The new evidence indicates “a growing circle of people around the mayor was made aware of developments around the complicated sale.” [Politico New York]

–This morning at City Hall, City Council member Margaret Chin and Borough President Gale Brewer unveil legislation meant to prevent another Rivington House debacle. [New York Post]

–The mayor was initially resisting direct contact with the people but has now embraced interaction with New Yorkers as a way of circumventing the mainstream media. [Newsday]

–Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is asking the MTA to study a bus-only 14th Street while the L Train is shut doen. [Streetsblog]

–The Lightstone Group is planning a 300 room hotel on East 11th Street. [The Real Deal]