New Apartments at Abandoned 85 Attorney Street?

Posted on: July 26th, 2011 at 6:41 am by

It’s been way too long since we’ve spilled ink on the quiet, graffiti-laden corner of Attorney and Delancey Streets. Not too much has really transpired in the interim. Two summers ago, the long-dormant corner property, once home to Dream Nail, hit the open market for what would become an extended period.  And at about the same time, the rubble-strewn lot to the north at 91 Attorney was cleared, but again left for dead. Now there is some action to report here in the shadows of the Williamsburg Bridge overpass.

Workers have been clearing debris from the boarded building at 85 Attorney Street for the last week, according to Boogie reader NW. Our tipster also informs us that this derelict property is currently amidst a residential makeover. Said workers intimated that a bunch of apartments are slated for the four-story structure.  Condos or affordable living?

We also learned that the century-old 85 Attorney is another abandoned building reportedly owned by the mysterious team of Arthur and Abraham Blasof.  In fact, according to DOB records, the city issued a violation to Arthur Blasof just last month for:

FAILURE TO MAINTAIN BLDG IN A CODE-COMPLAIN MANNER. NOTED: AT REAR FACADE EXPOSURE #3 FIRE ESCAPE IS DETACHING FROM BLDG FIRE ESCAPE SUPPORT BRACKETS ARE HANGING & LADDER STAIRS BTW FLOORS ARE LOOSE & LISTING

The Blasofs also own 43 MacDougal Street which is still in a bad way.  The GVSHP is working hard to pressure the city into preserving and protecting this Greek Revival row house (c. 1846).

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