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Coming up at Community Board 3: Rivington House, NYC Half, East River Resiliency

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Rivington House, 2/5/2019.
Rivington House, 2/5/2019. Photo courtesy of Neighbors to Save Rivington House.

Here was the scene at the former Rivington House nursing home the other day: water pouring out of the building. As you might recall, Mount Sinai Health System signed a letter of intent to take over the scandal-plagued property.  While locals wait for the huge healthcare conglomerate to convert the building at 45 Rivington Street into a behavioral health center, a related Rivington House discussion will occur during a meeting of Community Board 3’s health, seniors and human services committee.

That tops our look at CB3’s February meeting agendas.

At the meeting, six nonprofit organizations will explain how they intend to use $1.25 million allocated for “healthcare services,” as part of the state attorney general’s settlement with former Rivington House owner the Allure Group. There’s a memo on CB3’s website detailing the programs envisioned by the nonprofit groups.

Other topics of note this month:

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, the transportation committee will hear details from New York Road Runners about the upcoming NYC Half, which will flow through the Lower East Side Sunday, March 17.

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the owners of the Rivington Street bar, The Magician, will go over plans to expand into an adjacent space.

On Thursday, Feb. 14, the parks committee will continue discussions about the revised plans for flood protection along the East River. The city’s new proposal has met with strong opposition from the Lower East Side community.

And on Tuesday, Feb. 19, the land use committee will continue talks about the mayor’s controversial plan to build a new jail in Chinatown. There will also be an update on plans to rezone the Two Bridges neighborhood.

To see full agendas, including meeting locations and times, click here.

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