02/13/15 5:06pm

51 Jay Hero

51 Jay Street is an existing warehouse building in Dumbo being transformed into 74 condominiums, including studios, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments, six penthouses and a townhouse. Sales were launched on January 5, 2015, and within 30 days, the building has sold over 30% of its units, according to the development firms.

The listings on Streeteasy, list prices from $875,000 for a 664sf studio to a $5.15MM four bedroom, 4 bath 2,663fs penthouse unit. The average asking price for the 29 units currently released is $2,271,000 (avg square feet of 1,512). Average one bedrooms are asking $1,306,000 (927 square feet), average two bedrooms are asking $2,137,000 (1,472 square feet), and average three bedrooms are asking $3,047,333 (1,963 square feet).

The pricing has already increased four times in its initial release, and based on the development firm feedback from Slate Property Group and Adam America Real Estate, the ODA Architecture designed building will sell out very quickly.

Dvir Cohen Hoshen, co-founder and principal of Adam America Real Estate, stated, “The pace of sales is unlike anything we have experienced before. The combined value of the building design, Dumbo location and unit size is not matched by any other property in New York City.”

“We have received exceptional feedback from buyers and the real estate community, with the unanimous reaction that 51 Jay is one of the most uniquely designed products on the market,” stated Martin Nussbaum, Principal of Slate Property Group.

51 Jay Street is scheduled for completion in Spring 2016.

Duplex Courtyard Facing



{51 Jay Street Conversion to have up to 74 Apartments, 22May2014}
{ 51 Jay Street Warehouse in Dumbo on the Market, 07Dec2011}
{LPC Approves Plans for 201 Water St, 01Feb2010}

02/10/15 10:51am


Fellow Dumbo resident Brian Abrams with illustrator John Mathias launch their new book, Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From the Oval Office. The book contains 44 essays on how each commander-in-chief smoked, drank and had sex. John’s 100 illustrations shows the context for each of these presidents (and a bonus of 44 historical cocktail recipes in the book).

Join author Brian Abrams and illustrator John Mathias as they celebrate history with a side of cheek and share a plethora of true tales about our nation’s leaders and lechers, from a pill-popping Nixon to a tail-chasing Woodrow Wilson to a skinny-dipping JFK, and much more. The book launch will be at PowerHouse Arena on Tue, February 10 at 7pm.

Cartoonist Mark Ziemann will also be at the launch to draw complimentary “presidentized” caricatures of you. And of course booze will be served.

{Dumbo author dishes dirt on presidential debauchery, Brooklyn Paper}

Brian Abrams and John Mathias launch “Party Like a President” at PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 (between Water and Front Streets)
Feb. 10 at 7 pm. Free.

02/06/15 1:47pm


The application submitted by 10 Jay Street to build a glass and steel, sugar crystal-inspired façade was rejected by the Landmarks Preservation Commission this week.

The proposal included demolishing and replacing the north (secondary, waterfront) façade with a faceted glass-and-steel curtain wall system, demolish and replace the west (primary) façade at the 10th floor and replace it with a curtain wall system, and remove the existing stair and elevator bulkheads and replacing them with two elevator/stair bulkheads partially visible from the street level.

According to Curbed, some commissioners called the presentation by ODA Architecture “exceptional,” “compelling” and a “lyrical, personal statement of great beauty,” but they ultimately rejected the plan for the glass facade. The plan to restore the other three facades were approved. ODA Architecture will be converting 10 Jay to 46 residential units. Landmarks is looking for a design more appropriate for the Dumbo Historic District. The owner and developer is Glacier Global Partners.

The 10 Jay Street building is next to the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park entrance and adjacent to the One John Street development, which is in the Brooklyn Bridge Park and is being built to help generate revenue for the park.



(images courtesy of ODA Architecture via Curbed)

02/05/15 9:27am


Trunk, the local design and clothing store is holding an event beginning February 5th through the 8th with Boroughmakers (a Dumbo-based online shop that features only locally made goods).

The event is geared towards locally made gifts for Valentine’s Day: Nunu Chocolates, beer caramels by Liddabit Sweets, candles and soaps by Brooklyn-based Pelle, and others.

The opening reception will be on Thursday, February 5th with cocktails and Broroughmakers’ selection of locally sourced goods from 6-9pm.

For those not familiar wtih Boroughmakers, they have nicely curated Brooklyn-made products in fashion, home decor, apothecary, children’s items and edibles. Check them out and support Brooklyn makers.

68 Jay Street (btwn. Water and Front Streets), Brooklyn, NY 11201

01/29/15 1:11pm

one girl cookies dumbo

One Girl Cookies is celebrating 3 years in Dumbo on Monday, February 2, 2015. They opened in February 2012. They would like to thank the community by giving away free whoopie pies from 12-3pm (while supplies last of course!)

Congrats to OGC!

One Girl Cookies (onegirlcookies.com/dumbo)
33 Main St (at Water St) Dumbo, Brooklyn NY 11201
Mon–Fri 8am–7pm; Sat, Sun 9am–7pm

{Profile: Dawn Casale of One Girl Cookies, 21Jun2012}
{One Girl Cookies in Dumbo Opens, 01Feb2012}
{One Girl Cookies Construction Update, 26Jan2012}
{One Girl Cookies Opening in Dumbo, 02Sep2011}