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Construction to Resume at Rivington House; Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY Scribe Comes Forward

Parts of the stop-work order issued 14 months ago against the controversial Rivington House Nursing Home have been lifted, a fact that will surely be addressed at Mayor de Blasio’s local town hall this Wednesday. [NY Post]

It is unclear whether the anti-rape protest scheduled to take place this afternoon in front of David Choe’s Houston Street mural [artnet] will happen now that the work has been painted over. [EV Grieve]

The mystery blogger behind Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York has revealed his identity after 10 years: psychoanalyst and social worker Griffin Hansbury. [The New Yorker] Keep Reading »

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Mayor Announces New LES Senior Housing Amid Rivington House Controversy

Rivington House (Photo: Kavitha Surana)

Rivington House (Photo: Kavitha Surana)

As members of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration faced questions regarding the Rivington House debacle in a contentious City Council hearing this afternoon, de Blasio’s office released a none-too-subtly timed press release announcing a plan to build a new affordable senior housing and health care facility on the Lower East Side. The new development is designed to replace essential services the neighborhood lost after the nursing home at 45 Rivington Street was sold to a luxury condominium developer under controversial circumstances in 2015.

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Pols Outraged Over Rivington House, Seek to Keep More Non-Profit Spaces From Being Flipped

(photo by Kavitha Surana)

(photo by Kavitha Surana)

Public officials are demanding, in louder and louder voices, to know why and how the city quietly allowed a Lower East Side building once reserved for non-profit use to be turned into luxury housing. Today, local politicians gathered to push for stronger transparency and oversight, to prevent it from happening again.

The former schoolhouse at 45 Rivington was operated by VillageCare as an AIDS/HIV treatment facility, under a deed restriction established in 1992 that limited the building to non-profit usage. Since the HIV crisis has dimmed in the Lower East Side, the facility was no longer needed at capacity. At the end of 2014, VillageCare sought to sell it to a for-profit nursing-home operator, Allure Group, with local officials’ understanding that it would remain some kind of medical facility for the general population, likely for the many seniors in the neighborhood.

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This Insta-Friendly Egg House Has Everyone Scrambling to the LES

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

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(Photos: Scott Lynch)

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(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

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(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

Do you remember the Museum of Ice Cream? That not-really-a-museum pop-up thing that drew massive lines of selfie-seekers to the Meatpacking a few years back? Made a ton of money here, and is now touring the country?

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Brooklyn Bridge Trespasser Arrested; Elvis Guesthouse and The Stone to Depart EV

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

A 23-year-old Virginia man was arrested Monday afternoon after taking a walk along the beams above the Brooklyn Bridge to secure selfies. [NY Post]

Ten days ago, police say a burglar assaulted a man in a Williamsburg apartment building before stealing his iPhone, an incident captured on security footage. No arrested have been made. [DNA Info]

Elvis Guesthouse, Avenue A’s bar/music venue that shares owners with Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg, will also shutter at the end of the week after a 22-month run. [Mix Mag]
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Bourgeois Pig Closes; Bill Cosby Mural On Rivington

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

250N10, a 240-unit apartment building that touched down on N. 10th Street in Williamsburg last year, is on the market and predicted to sell for around $100 million. [Crain’s NY]

A new restaurant called Doka Hot Pot applied for a liquor license at 141 Eldridge Street, formerly home to Marly Building Supply. [Bowery Boogie]

Following a rent increase, 10-year-old wine bar The Bourgeois Pig closed this weekend on E. 7th Street. A new location is open at 127 MacDougal Street. [EV Grieve]

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Man Shot in the Back on Rivington; Knife-Wielder Shot By Police On Madison

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in the back on Rivington Street on the LES. [Gothamist]

A man was shot in the chest by police officers who said he was holding a knife to a woman in a Lower East Side building. [NBC NY]

A man who was stabbed on the Lower East Side in the 1950s has finally died of his wounds. []
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Beneath Baruch Houses, a ‘Rough Block’ Wiped Off the Map

All week, we’re bringing you a series of deep dives into the surprising histories of storied addresses. Back to our usual after the New Year.

Demolition in Progress 83-90 Goerck st, Rivington-stanton, 1934-1938. (By NY Tenement House Authority.)

Demolition in Progress 83-90 Goerck st, Rivington-stanton, 1934-1938. (By NY Tenement House Authority.)

Walk as far east on Houston Street as you can until lines of imposing brick towers shoot up over the river – about 27 acres of them. The streets no longer make sense in context and the lines don’t link up with the grid. It’s like you’ve passed into another city. Instead of the jumble of old-fashioned tenements with ladders hanging out the windows coexisting with storefronts and street life, you encounter 17 almost uniform towers with yards of greenery surrounding them – a luxury of space rarely seen in Manhattan. These buildings are tough, institutional even, with their glazed red brick to discourage vandalism, lines of bars in windows and signs that say, “Welcome to Bernard Baruch Houses” outside each building.
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I Survived ‘Nightmare: New York,’ the NYC-Themed Haunted House

(Photo: Michael Blase)

(Photo: Michael Blase)

I am terrified of haunted houses because they usually include the things that I find to be most terrifying: People leaping out from around corners, people screaming something in your ear, teamwork of some sort, and theater majors running at you from down a hallway. None the less, I still very much enjoy going to them because I get a great deal of pleasure out of being in uncomfortable situations. Being in a uncomfortable situation, for me, is the same as going to a day spa because it cancels everything out to zero. You’re there. Things are happening to you. And you don’t have to think about anything else.
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Dear: Rivington+, Welcome to Great Jones

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Dear: Rivington + owner Moon Rhee in the new Noho location (Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)

High-end fashion retailers are staking out Noho like there’s no tomorrow. First there was A.P.C., then Filson landed, and Phillip Lim scored a still-under-construction spot. Now, vintage/modern luxe store Dear: Rivington+ has just moved into 37 Great Jones, fresh from its former digs on Rivington Street.
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Union Square Welcomes Caitlyn Jenner; LES Welcomes Galerie Perrotin

The New York State Senate Health Committee halted progress on the “Rivington Act,” a bill aimed at preventing another nursing home closure like the one Rivington House witnessed in 2015.
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Williamsburg and Lower East Side landlords are being accused off denying cooking gas to low-income and rent-stabilized tenants in hopes of forcing them from the buildings.
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