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Rivington House Developers Begin “Exploratory” Work, as Mayor Heads to LES For Town Hall

As The Lo-Down first reported May 30, the Department of Buildings has allowed the owners of the Rivington House building to perform "exploratory work" for future renovations.

The Scene Outside Rivington House: “We Shall Overcome”

Here was the scene in front of the former Rivington House nursing facility Sunday morning. In this photo from Jon W., you can tell that some people have now taken up residence in the vestibule of the infamous Lower...

Memos Show Deputy Mayor Knew About Rivington House Deal

New evidence emerged over the weekend that a senior official in the de Blasio administration knew of the Rivington House deal long before the mayor's office has previously admitted.

State Attorney General: Allure Group Made False Promises Regarding Rivington House

This week there are some encouraging new signs that a shady deal allowing the old school building to fall into the hands of luxury condo developers could potentially be reversed.

Neighbors on High Alert After Workers Spotted at Rivington House (Updated)

The Department of Buildings imposed a stop work order on the former Rivington House facility April 5, and the controversial site has been mostly quiet since that time. But local residents this morning have spotted workers in and around...

City Official Declines to Address Rivington House Matter During Council Hearing

City Council members tried in vain Friday, during budget hearings, to learn more about the Rivington House fiasco.

CB3 Tries Yet Again To Send the Mayor a Message on Rivington House

For the moment, the uproar in the mainstream media over the Rivington House debacle has died down.

Community Board 3: Too Early to Talk Compensation; Return Rivington House Now

Community Board 3 tomorrow night is likely to take a stronger position than that of local elected officials in calling for the return of Rivington House to the Lower East Side as a health care facility.

Post: Mayor “Caught in a Lie” on Rivington House

According to a report over the weekend in the New York Post, high-ranking officials in the de Blasio administration were "frantically" trying to reinstate the Rivington House deed restriction in late February.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is Investigating Rivington House Deal

There are reports this morning that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is looking into the Rivington House mess. The de Blasio administration lifted a deed restriction this past November on the longtime community facility, clearing the way for luxury housing in the former nursing home.
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The Lo-Down Culture Cast Episode 6 – Nonhuman Teachers

We spoke with the folks from Nonhuman Teachers, a nonprofit that takes a new approach to ecological storytelling, for...
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