New peek at Midtown Equities’ 30K sf LES resi project

Studio V Architecture is designing the building at 155 Attorney Street
By Claire Moses | November 25, 2014 04:25PM

UPDATED, 12:15 p.m., Nov. 26: Some fresh renderings — courtesy of Studio V Architecture — are available for a new residential project at 155 Attorney Street.

The new renderings show a rooftop with a view of the Empire State Building. The drawings also offer a closer look at the front door of the building and its glassy façade. The one-story, 5,000-square-foot Plantains Wholesale Beer warehouse that used to occupy the lot has been demolished — after the developer applied for a permit to do so in August 2013.

Midtown Equities, headed by Joseph Cayre, reportedly bought the property in 2013 for roughly $15 million. In February, the developer took out three mortgages on the property totaling $13.5 million, city records indicate. The new luxury building will have 37 units across a total of 30,000 square feet. (Note: Correction appended)

Studio V Architects is the architect of record on the project. The firm is also responsible for the design for the massive Astoria Cove redevelopment along the Queens waterfront, Empire Stores in Dumbo and the Bronx General Post Office that was recently bought by Youngwoo & Associates.

Midtown Equities and Studio V are also working together on the Empire Stores project, which has commenced construction. That project is expected to be completed in October 2015.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the project’s size. It is 30,000 square feet.