Council introduces new law to govern deed removals

The City Council signed a new bill into law that will require mayors to personally approve changes to city-imposed deed restrictions. The new legislation, sponsored by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Council member Margaret Chin, is aimed at preventing another Rivington House scandal, according to a statement from Brewer. Under the new law, three […]

Allure Group in hot water with lender on dubious BK nursing home

The mastermind behind the Rivington House scandal is in trouble again, this time with a lender on a Brooklyn nursing home that’s under investigation from state authorities. Joel Landau and his partners at the Allure Group have repeatedly fallen behind on a $20 million loan on the CABS Nursing Home in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and are trying […]

Stringer: City allowed Allure to exploit power “vacuum” to take over Rivington House

A new report by city Comptroller Scott Stringer slams City Hall for creating a “vacuum” that allowed the Allure Group’s Joel Landau to take control over the Rivington House and to deprive the city out of millions of dollars in property taxes. The report states that “a lack of vigilance” on the city’s part allowed […]

City Hall was “aware of” Rivington House deal before $116M sale: report

Despite feigning ignorance over a controversial deal to sell a Lower East Side nursing home to luxury condo developers, City Hall was both “aware of and involved” in the deliberations that paved the way for the lucrative transaction, according to a probe of the de Blasio administration’s role in the deal. The city’s Department of […]