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–The scandal-plagued building that once housed the Rivington House nursing home for AIDS patients has been sold to a mystery buyer for $160 million. The property was, of course, picked up by Slate Property Group, China Vanke and Adam America Group in 2016 after the city lifted deed restrictions of the building in one of the biggest scandals of the de Blasio administration. While a luxury condo conversion was initially envisioned, the developers backed away from that plan, leasing the property to Mount Sinai for a behavioral health center. [The Real Deal]

–The land use committee of Community Board 3 signs off on a plan to build a large new residential complex on the ruins of the fire-ravaged Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue. [Curbed]

–New questions are being asked about the facial recognition technology that has been in place at Knickerbocker Village for several years. [Gothamist]

–A lengthy campaign for a swimming pool in the East River appears to finally be moving forward; the city has now issued a request for proposals. [The City]

–Local activists are calling on the City Council to schedule more hearings on the city’s proposal for four borough-based jails. [Patch]

–Cops are looking for four men in connection with a string of violent robberies on the Lower East Side. [Channel 7]

–An elderly woman who lives on East 10th Street was robbed of money she planned to use for a tombstone. [Channel 7]

–Richard Abrons, a longtime benefactor and board member of Henry Street Settlement, died at the age of 92. [New York Times]

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