Tuesday, April 12, 2016
More Sanders NYC Rallies planned, including Prospect Park on 4/17 (Gothamist)
Casualties of War in 1970's Park Slope (With a Brooklyn Accent)
Developers at SWO'd 535 Fourth Avenue also connected to shady LES Rivington House deal (Commercial Observer)
This isn’t the sole reason longtime partners Slate and Adam America have been in headlines for issues with the city. The pair, in a partnership led by China Vanke, bought the Rivington House nursing home on the Lower East Side from Allure Group for $116 million and converted the property into a residential condominium. But the agreement required New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services to lift the restrictions (which ensured the structure be used for non-profit work) on the deed.
The legality of Allure’s lobbying to get the deed restriction lifted has been called into question. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has subpoenaed city records, and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is also investigating the deal.
De Blasio Donors Took Pride in Connections with Top Police Officials (NY Times)