Touring The Still Under Construction Condo Conversion At 51 Jay Street, DUMBO

51 Jay Street, March 23, 2016. All photos by the author.51 Jay Street, March 23, 2016. All photos by the author.

Work on the conversion of a former manufacturing building not far from the DUMBO waterfront is humming along quite nicely. Yesterday, YIMBY got a hardhat tour of the work underway at 51 Jay Street.

51 Jay Street, from the corner of Plymouth Street.

51 Jay Street, from the corner of Plymouth Street.

Being developed by Slate Property Group and Adam America Real Estate, 51 Jay Street has been taken from a three-story, 52-foot-tall structure to a seven-story, 74-foot-tall one, having officially topped out in December 2015. The conversion’s design is the product of the prolific ODA New York, run by architect Eran Chen.

Rendering of 51 Jay Street.

Rendering of 51 Jay Street.

There will be 74 units, divided as follows: two studios (averaging 664 square feet), eight one-bedrooms (averaging 850 square feet), 40 two-bedrooms (averaging 1,425 square feet), 17 three-bedrooms (averaging 2,250 square feet), six four-bedrooms (averaging 3,667 square feet), and one townhouse (three-bedroom, 3,473 square feet).

Rendering of a kitchen and living/dining room at 51 Jay Street.

Rendering of a kitchen and living/dining room at 51 Jay Street.

We started our tour at the top – the seventh floor, where just about the first thing we saw was part of the Manhattan Bridge and the upper portion of One World Trade Center.

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This space will be divided among four penthouses, some of which will be duplexes.51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_7thFloorPenthouses_01 51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_7thFloorPenthouses_02 51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_7thFloorPenthouses_03

They will also divide up this outdoor space between them.51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_7thFloorVIew_04

Here is more of the view from the seventh floor. You can see the New York Times Building in the first shot and the top of the Empire State Building, One 57, the MetLife Building, the Chrysler Building, and 432 Park Avenue, plus a good chunk of the Citigroup Center and some of the Bloomberg Tower in the second one.
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This is the communal roof space, which will have facilities for outdoor cooking.51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_7thFloorCommonSpace

Here we can see some of the sixth floor windows already in place.51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_7thFloorTo6thFloor

This is the current state of the sixth floor.51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_6thFloor

This is the view from the terrace on the sixth floor.51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_6thFloorTerrace
This is what it will look like.

Rendering of lower portion penthouse terrace (sixth floor) at 51 Jay Street

Rendering of lower portion penthouse terrace (sixth floor) at 51 Jay Street

Look! Bathtubs have arrived!51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_6thFloorTubs

This is a shot down into the center courtyard. It will feature trees and its space will be divided up amongst eight ground-floor units.
51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_6thFloorToCourtyardThis is what it will look like, from ground-level.

Rendering of the courtyard at 51 Jay Street

Rendering of the courtyard at 51 Jay Street

These shots show varying levels of progress on lower floors.51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_LowerFloor_01 51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_LowerFloor_02 51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_LowerFloor_03

This is the upper level of a duplex spanning the first and second floors.51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_1stFloorDuplex_01

Here is a view down the stairs that will connect the two levels.
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Here you can see the lower level, and look up at the upper.
51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_1stFloorDuplex_03 51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_1stFloorDuplex_04And this is the lobby.
51JayStreet_20160323_EvanBindelglass_LobbyAnd this is what it will look like.

Rendering of the lobby at 51 Jay Street

Rendering of the lobby at 51 Jay Street

Occupancy is expected in the fall. For now, feast your eyes on more of the currently available renderings for the development.
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