Six-Story Building Bound For Long-Vacant Lot

holeSasha von Oldershausen

A new building is coming to the site of a long-empty lot on Avenue C, according to Department of Buildings records.

A building permit filed Dec. 6 indicates that 13 Willow Avenue Realty Co. LLC will erect a six-story, 14-unit residential building at 699 East Sixth Street, where a 12-foot-by-10-foot hole, at one point infested by rats, has lingered conspicuously since 2007.

Morton Kriger, a member of 13 Willow Avenue Realty, has been trying to develop the lot since as early as 2003. He had plans to build a four-story building there in 2007, but they never came to fruition.

Israel Rosenbaum, the partner listed on the more recent application, was unavailable for comment about this latest attempt to bring housing to the 2,362-square-foot corner parcel.