Work Making Quick Headway For Full-Block 85 Jay Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Front and York designed by Morris Adjmi Architects. Photo courtesy of Williams New York

The massive rectangular-shaped project taking up a full block at 85 Jay Street has officially been dubbed “Front and York,” and today YIMBY has a full update on site progress. Bound by Front Street and York Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, the 1.1 million square foot residential complex will soon sprout from what was one of the neighborhood’s last and largest undeveloped lots. The new building, with retail shops on the ground floor and a mixture of condominiums and rentals above, is designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, and is being developed by CIM Group and LIVWRK.

The site of Front and York looking from the intersection of Jay Street and York Street. Photo by Michael Young

Front and York from across the street looking northeast. Photo by Michael Young

A recent look at the site shows work is in progress on all parts of the foundation, with rebar set in place for future reinforced concrete columns and core walls. Sections of the concrete facade have commenced on all sides. Excavation is basically complete, with the exception of the dirt ramp that lets construction crews and equipment reach the base from street level.

When completed, the complex will first make way for a nine-story podium, followed by two offset, twelve-story towers at opposite diagonal corners of Front and York. Other than its relatively tall height above the neighborhood, the signature look that will make the building stand out are the arched windows at ground level on all sides. This exterior architectural feature will be further enhanced by extra wide sidewalks lined with new trees along the perimeter. The closest subway is the F line at the York Street subway station just across the street to the south.

Sales of the residences are expected to launch in 2019, with units spanning from one- to four-bedrooms. Amenities include a swimming pool on the rooftop deck, private underground parking space, and a large private park designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.

Front and York among the Dumbo neighborhood. Rendering courtesy of Williams New York

A completion date for Front and York has not been announced yet.

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7 Comments on "Work Making Quick Headway For Full-Block 85 Jay Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Under the sky on work go working for destination, Michael Young name on this guy who reported for you. Thank you and I think I will use binoculars, but not necessary.

  2. Basically still an empty hole is quick progress? Well your glass is certainly half full, which is probably a good thing, especially in this cynical world.

    • Compared to the previous state of the site, things are indeed moving quickly!

      • They starting like some preparation work to make then foundation, this may take until end of this year, before we may see over the ground visual progress. 1,1 million square feet btw its like 1,000 apartments if condo.

        • Wait, my bad, they already making a base for foundation, not a concrete pile column, and I see some steel column tapping equipment. So, by September they may finish foundation and then by 2021 will finish the whole project. 1,1 mln sq feet btw it’s like 1/20th what we buildung in NYC each average year.

    • Cynical world, since what this happened???
      We are not building I’ll manufactured concrete flats of 500 sq feet per apartment, like under Communist regimes.
      If you like to see such crazy things like premanufactured concrete panels flats, in form of new hotel rooms, then welcome to Orlando, international drive and universal intersection, there you don’t have to cross Atlantic and Europe to see Communist Manifesto building construction, they are buildung Soviet type flats, from prefabricated concrete panels, several thousand new hotel rooms, various hotels from 6 to 13 stories, I see this everyday now, since I live and work there nearby now. Was huge parking lot turned into construction and they almost finished former Wet’N Wild redevelopment site for new hotel/time share development. But what’s may be good for hotels may not be so good for luxury residential like in Downtown Brooklyn project like this by Jared Kushner’s family real estate. We are not under new Communist Manifesto yet. So, we building with concrete frames based on strong full enclosed concrete causing with solid 100% steel made column, for building this for next 100 years, will be standing as strong as our Capitalism!!!
      And honesty if this project is not so beautiful building, it’s a true upper west side piece in Dumbo!!!

  3. “I’ll manufactured”, thanks for Google keyboard autocorrection, must be read as “ill manufactured”. My pardon for this mistake.

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