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51 Jay Street: Review and Ratings

Carter Horsley
Review of 51 Jay Street by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

This 1905 industrial building at 51 Jay Street between Plymouth and Water streets in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn was converted to 73 residential condominiums in 2014 by Slate Property Group and Adam America Real Estate.  Slate and Adam America bought the property in 2013 for $45 million from Rabsky Development, which according to the Brooklyn Eagle had acquired it from the Forman family that year for $25 million. 

ODA was the architect for the conversion, which is also known as 201 Water Street.


 

Bottom Line

A very handsome conversion and rooftop addition to a former industrial building in Dumbo that is notable for its multi-pane windows and the railroad tracks running through the double-height lobby, a dramatic movie-set space hankering for Bruce Willis.


 

Description

The building has a double-height lobby with steel rail tracks inspired by the original tracks that ran through the building.

The building has a steel and glass entrance canopy with sidewalk landscaping.


 

Amenities

The development has a 24-hour concierge, a doorman, a children’s playroom, a fitness center, a roof deck with a fireplace, a bicycle room, a residents’ lounge, a landscaped central courtyard designed by Steven Yavanian, and a pet-washing station.


 

Apartments

Every detail throughout this residence speaks of expert craftsmanship and fine materials that exude the industrial charm of the building. A wall of expansive and elegantly proportioned casement windows allows light to pour onto oak herringbone floors in living areas. Oversized kitchens include dramatic custom cabinetry by Aster Cucine, La Rochelle Gris marble slab countertops, and a suite of Gaggenau appliances.

Luxuriously appointed master bathrooms feature lacquered dark brown vanities with copper detailing, walnut brown marble flooring, and a glass-enclosed wet room with walk-in shower and soaking tub.


 

History

For many years, the building was used by Ben Forman & Sons, manufacturers of silverware, chopsticks and other kitchen utensils.


 

Rating

25
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 25 / 44

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25
Out of 36

Location Rating: 25 / 36

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16
Out of 39

Features Rating: 16 / 39

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8
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74

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #9 Rated condo - DUMBO
 
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Key Details
  • Condo built in 2016
  • Located in DUMBO
  • 74 total apartments
  • 10 recent sales ($1.2M to $5.5M)
  • Doorman
 
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