Lower East Side Links

–The city’s Law Department and Department of Investigation are now at war over Rivington House. “(On) Wednesday, the two agencies exchanged bitterly worded statements and appeared to be at odds over what they had agreed to the day before regarding access to City Hall computers.” [New York Times]

–“A dismissive Mayor de Blasio Wednesday mocked concern about his team covering up crucial documents in a probe of his administration. Then he cancelled a Daily News interview and refused to answer questions about the investigation of a Lower East Side nursing home sale.” [Daily News]

–Let’s compare and contrast the mayor’s Rivington House scandal with Watergate! [New York Post]

–Drama at Hell’s Angels HQ: “A member of the notorious biker club was arrested for allegedly waving around a gun and chasing a man away from the group’s East Village clubhouse with a baseball bat.” And then there’s this: “Sources said the clubhouse address was recently put on a hipster website, drawing in droves of naive, skinny-jean clad groupies.” [Daily News]

–Cops are looking for a suspect who groped a woman and then punched her during an incident on 1st Avenue. [Channel 7]

–The city is using dry ice to combat rats in Columbus Park. [NY1]

–After two days of intricate work on the Bowery/Houston mural wall, artist Logan Hicks is starting over. [Gothamist]