- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A Department of Investigation has found no corruption in a controversial City Hall land deal that allowed a nursing home on the Lower East Side to be converted into luxury condominiums.

But the report released Thursday criticized City officials, saying there was a “complete lack of accountability within City government regarding deed restriction removals and significant communication failures.”

The nursing home on Rivington Street was turned into luxury condos despite city deed restrictions that limited its use.

The report also documented a lack of cooperation from the Law Department. The report found that access was denied to City Hall computers and that documents provided to the DOI were heavily redacted.

Mayoral spokesman Eric Falk Phillips told CBS New York (https://cbsloc.al/29TBL2e) that every relevant document and interview requested was provided.


Information from: WCBS-TV, https://www.cbs2ny.com

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