Developers reveal sculpture at Front & York at 85 Jay Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn
Front & York, a mixed-use residential property located at 85 Jay Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, is now home to a 12-foot sculpture designed by Morris Adjmi Architects. Weighing around 2,000 pounds, the sculpture sits on the corner of Front and Jay Streets and is aptly titled ‘Ampersand’.
Front & York was completed in May 2021, led by developers CIM Group and LIVWRK. The 1.1 million square foot building was also designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and features a mix of 320 rental units and 408 condominiums.
Positioned on Front & York’s 30-foot-long extended sidewalk, Ampersand’s design and placement was intended to reinforce the pedestrian, plaza-like experience surrounding the development and provide a point of reference where streets intersect. Front and Jay. The sculpture font is derived from classic sans serif fonts and modified by the design team at Morris Adjmi Architects to add sculptural volume.
The sculpture was built in Brooklyn by New Project, a custom fabrication studio based in Sunset Park.
“We have an amazing canvas with our extended sidewalks around Front & York and we wanted to share something with the community that would give people the opportunity to connect with each other and celebrate their surroundings,” said Jason Schreiber, investment director of the CIM group. “Ampersand is a fun and eye-catching new addition to DUMBO and we’re thrilled to see it become part of the rich fabric of the neighborhood.”
The building’s amenity complex occupies over 100,000 square feet and includes a rooftop pool and deck, game room with billiards and big-screen console, terrace lounge with outdoor fireplace, indoor lounge and Life Time Fitness’ 77,000-Brooklyn flagship per square foot. The new gym is home to an indoor pool, full-service spa, full-size basketball court, multiple studios for small group instruction, and a cafe.
The central courtyard of the building functions as a private outdoor park, the largest ever in Brooklyn. Designed by Michael Van Valkenburg Associates, the 23,000 square foot park features landscaped gardens, trees, shaded seating and lounge areas, and winding pathways.
Residents and owners also have access to a 660-vehicle guarded parking garage.
Rental at Front & York launched in February 2022 with starting rents of $3,800 for studios, $3,900 for one-bedroom juniors, $4,880 for bedrooms and $7,100 for apartments two-bedroom.
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