J Condominium

100 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY

The J Condominium, located at the corner of Jay and Front Streets in the historic DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, offers 267 luxury condominium apartments, 5 retail spaces and 2 parking garages for over 400 cars. Completed in 2007, J Condominium was designed to maximize the views of the East River, Empire State Building, Lower Manhattan, and the Manhattan, Williamsburg and Brooklyn Bridges and to create a new visual landmark on the Brooklyn skyline.

The 33-story building features a striking masonry and glass facade articulated to maximize the views from the individual apartments. A dramatic curved “sail” wall faces west over the Manhattan Bridge. Rising over 320 feet, the building was constructed of poured-in-place concrete and extends two levels below street level for the garage. The loft-like apartments feature generous ceiling heights of 9’4” to 10’4” in keeping with market expectations for living in the DUMBO neighborhood. Outdoor spaces include private terraces on the 4th and 28th through 31st floors, balconies on many north-facing apartments, and a common outdoor seating area on the third floor. The apartment tower sits on a two-story base with retail spaces extending along Jay, Front, and York Streets and bracketing the residential lobby entrance and plaza at the corner of Jay and Front. Also included are a fitness center and children’s playroom.

The building was fully occupied by the end of 2007. Retail leasing was thoughtfully managed to bring in a mix of tenants that would augment the retail offerings available to the new residents and enhance and further integrate the project with the existing neighborhood. A popular café and caterer, an independent pharmacy, a wine shop, and a bank are currently located there.

Project Summary

  • Approximately 405,000 square feet
  • 267 residential units and 9,500 leasable commercial square feet
  • Completed August 2007
  • Poured-in-place concrete
  • Designed by Gruzen Samton Architects, LLP
  • Construction management by Monadnock Construction Inc.
  • Financed by PB Capital Corporation

Site design by Naiad Design