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FirstService Residential Appointed Property Manager of Front & York Condominiums at 85 Jay Street

FirstService Residential, New York’s leading residential property management company, has been appointed property manager for Front & York, a new mixed-use residential property in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The property comprises 480 high-end condominium residences, resort-class amenities and 150,000 square feet of retail space.

FirstService Residential was first retained by ownership in July 2017 to provide pre-development consulting services including design drawing review for front and back of house operations, amenities, and initial budget development.

“Front & York establishes a new standard for luxury condominium developments in DUMBO and the borough at-large,” said Marc Kotler, senior vice president of FirstService Residential’s New Development Group, which provided pre-development consulting services to the project team. “We are delighted to continue working with the building, now serving as property manager, and we are committed to delivering the highest caliber of service for this keynote residential property.”

Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the 12-story building occupies a full city block and comprises more than one million square feet. The design team modeled the building after the many warehouse properties that once peppered the neighborhood in an effort to bridge historic architecture with contemporary industrial style.

Within, the residences are spread between the two towers, “Front” and “York,” that bookend the building’s eighth-floor amenity deck. Available homes range from one- to four-bedroom accommodations, all featuring 10’ ceilings, chevron patterned white oak flooring, top-of-the- line appliances, marble countertops and custom-designed Italian white oak cabinetry. Bathrooms feature radiant heated marble floors, cast-iron tubs, and white marble. All homes also include filtered water and NEST thermostats.

The eighth-floor recreation deck includes the most all-encompassing residential amenities DUMBO has ever seen. Offerings include a landscaped outdoor terrace and pool deck with lounge seating and private cabanas, dining area for outdoor entertaining, and an open-air screening theatre. Indoor amenities include a billiards lounge, a large wine room and catering kitchen for private events, co-working space, a coffee lounge, gaming lounges equipped with Xbox consoles and retro arcade machines, a music room and a children’s playroom. The building also houses a parking garage designed to accommodate 700 vehicles – the largest private residential garage in DUMBO. The garage also includes electric vehicle charging stations and bicycle docks.

Front & York residents also have privileged access to an all-encompassing, professionally managed wellness club. Comprising over 77,000 square feet, the wellness club includes a luxury fitness center, a full-service salon and spa, a health-oriented café, a full-size basketball court and the largest indoor pool in DUMBO.

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