Lower East Side Links: Rivington House Edition

–“Memos went unread. The mayor said he was in the dark. But one person understood how New York’s bureaucracy could allow for a Manhattan nursing home to be sold to luxury condominium developers: Joel Landau, the man whose company flipped it for a $72 million profit.” [New York Times]

–In contrast with “a scathing assessment by the city’s Department of Investigation,”  Stringer’s report “spread the blame,” suggesting that an unscrupulous real estate developer manipulated the de Blasio administration. [Politico New York]

–Report shows that de Blasio underlings did nothing to stop Rivington House from becoming luxury condos. [Daily News]

–Editorial: “While the mayor likes to boast that his administration is competent, transparent and accountable, the facts occasionally suggest an entirely different set of adjectives.” In the aftermath of the Rivington House fiasco, “City Hall should be as energetic about repairing broken procedures and learning from its ineptitude as it has been in attacking independent investigators and rebuffing legitimate questions.” [New York Times]

–Editorial: “….The mayor’s refusal to hold anyone responsible (for Rivington House) — despite his specific promise to do just that — (is) astonishing. [New York Post]