Lo-Down on Rivington House Vigil

From the Lo-Down:

“Coming up on Friday, Dec. 1, local activists will mark World AIDS Day and the two year anniversary of the closing of Rivington House.

The former nursing home for AIDS patients was shuttered by the Allure Group in December of 2015. At the same time, it became known that deed restrictions were lifted on the longtime community facility, clearing the way for the sale and luxury condo conversion of the building at 45 Rivington St. A local group, Neighbors to Save Rivington House, has been battling against the condo developers ever since.”

Read more here.

 

And Patch. Read more here.

“The purpose of the Candlelight Vigil is to remember the losses of the residents of Rivington House who were our neighbors, and the many, many losses to AIDS of our LES and NYC neighbors over the last 40 years, Importantly, we also hold up many candle flames in the name of community memory, struggle and solidarity in face of these losses.”

Beau and Security Staff Rivington House

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