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Lower East Side News: Special Election + Nursing Home Sale


There are two big stories coming out of the Lower East Side.

First, hear about new luxury condos in a building on Rivington Street that mysteriously lost its designation as a non-profit nursing home.

And after, a special election will take place on April 19th to replace convicted Albany legislators Dean Skelos and Sheldon Silver. Hear who's in the running and what's at stake.

Here to discuss: Ed Litvak, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Lo-Down community website and magazine and former CNN and NBC producer.


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 2016-04-04  18m