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De Blasio's Deputy Mayor Admits LES Rivington House Deal Was A Failure

First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris appeared before the City Council on Thursday to speak for the de Blasio administration in its handling of a deed restriction on 45 Rivington Street?a $72 million fiasco that resulted in an elder-care provider flipping a Lower East Side nursing home to a luxury condominium developer. Shorris admitted mistakes in the handling of the deal, while blaming a "duplicitous" and "conspiratorial" developer and insisting that the administration had since implemented procedures to make sure the mistake could not be repeated.
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