Most streets in the Lower East Side are crammed with 15-foot-wide tenement buildings dating as far back as the 1880s. But the one-block stretch of Attorney Street between Delancey and Rivington Streets was once more industrial, lined on the west side with an old brick factory converted to apartments, two newer residential buildings, and a series of crumbling brick garages. Now developer Morris Platt is going to fill a hole where one of those garages was demolished, at 91 Attorney Street, with an eight-story brick apartment building.
New building applications filed this morning call for 44 units spread across 29,337 square feet of residential space, yielding little, rental-sized apartments at 666 square feet. Each floor would have five or six units, and the cellar would host a rec room and bike storage.
Permits list Morris Platt as the managing member of 91/93/95 Highgate LLC, and the architect of record is Walter Marin of Marin Architects. Platt picked up 66-foot-wide assemblage at 91-95 Attorney Street for $4,000,000 in October 2013. One lot is vacant, and the other is home to a boarded up, graffiti-covered garage.