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–During a six hour oversight hearing on Rivington House, city officials “offered replies and sparred with council members, but ultimately revealed few new details in a case that had become a black eye for Mayor Bill de Blasio and spawned multiple overlapping investigations.” [New York Times]

–First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris said no one has been disciplined for the Rivington House snafu. “I believe fundamentally that accountability lies at the top… Unfortunately it took a village, and there were a lot of people involved in this.” [Politico New York]

–When did Shorris first tell the mayor about Rivington House? That’s a little fuzzy. [New York Post]

–During the hearing, “…Ccouncil member Margaret Chin was the first to reassert the community’s chief demand: that Rivington House be returned to its original use, potentially through eminent domain.” [Village Voice]

–Opinion: “Is anyone in charge at City Hall? Clearly no one with any competence, judging from Thursday’s City Council hearing on the Rivington House nursing-home flap…” [New York Post]

–Opinion: Shorris dodges responsibility. [Daily News]

–More legal troubles for “Delancey Bridge Tower.” [The Real Deal]

–A local group has announced the establishment of an eruv in Manhattan, but “the new initiative is likely to raise an objection from the traditional Orthodox leadership of the Lower East Side community.” [The Jewish Press]

–Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc comes to the Abrons Arts Center Saturday at 3 p.m.: “The event includes performances by MC & Poet Toni Blackman, vocalist Gino Sitson and Legacy Women, an all-women’s traditional musical group rooted in Afro-Dominican and Afro-Puerto Rican traditions.”

–Hungry City: Chinatown’s Joy Luck Palace. [New York Times]

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