The Upper West Side is known as one of Manhattan’s most revered enclaves. It’s the perfect neighborhood for a calm Sunday morning at Zabar’s, an evening stroll through Central Park or perhaps a trip with the family to the Natural History Museum.

However, those in the house hunting market are bucking the trend of buying local in this neighborhood, and many are taking note that Upper West Side residents are crossing the East River to DUMBO, Brooklyn. DUMBO, is a neighborhood known for its treasured lifestyle of quiet simplicity paired with refined options in dining, entertainment and living. Not to mention its close proximity to Brooklyn Bridge Park which offers kayaking, endless lawns, Jane’s Carousel, Smorgasburg, playgrounds, and much more. For locals, the main attraction is often the luxury loft apartments that have been repurposed and outfitted with the most breathtaking finishes.

At 51 Jay Street (51 Jay), a luxury residential warehouse conversion in the neighborhood, purchasers are hailing from neighborhoods including both the Upper West Side and TriBeCa. The development is an opportunity for everyone looking for a chance to own a piece of historical beauty in one of NYC’s most distinctive neighborhoods.

Designed by rising architect Eran Chen of ODA architecture, the property maintains its historical landmark status and pays tribute to its roots as it was a former steel plate warehouse in the early 1900s, and ODA was able to incorporate this in the design through intricate details and refined touches. From the painted steel and glass canopy that evokes the industrial era to the trolley tracks running through the cement-laden lobby, 51 Jay is recasting as elegant modern design.

Only further enhancing its appeal, the lifestyle is like no other with programmed amenity spaces including around-the-clock concierge, fitness and yoga rooms as well as a children’s playroom and rooftop terrace. As one of the fastest-selling developments in the city, 51 Jay continues to appeal to Manhattanites, especially those coming from the Upper West Side. Residences start at $2.195 million. For more information, visit

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