Lower East Side Links

–A report released yesterday revealed that de Blasio administration officials were warned that Rivington House could fall into the hands of luxury condo developers if deed restrictions were lifted. “The report appeared to contradict statements by Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, who suggested that the city had been duped by Allure Group.” [New York Times]

–De Blasio blames an “old policy” he inherited for the Rivington House debacle. [Observer]

–City Council member Rosie Mendez is pushing for a law clarifying a right that already exists — the right to videotape police officers. [NY1]

–A judge throws out a lawsuit filed by two Lower East Side musicians against Kanye West and Damon Dash over the use of the name, “Loisaidas.” [Daily News]

–Is it time for artists to completely give up on New York City? [Brick Underground]