Morris Adjmi Architects

Front & York

1,200,000 square feet
22 stories, 728 units
Brooklyn, New York

Front and York full building view

Informed by the past but designed for the future, Front & York adapts Dumbo's historic warehouse aesthetic at a grand scale with a contemporary residential reinterpretation. It is a bold, yet contextual contribution to the urban fabric that is emblematic of the neighborhood.

Font and York - Building at Sunrise

The Manhattan Bridge is the spine of the Dumbo Historic District—its monumental stone anchor as essential to local character as brick buildings and Belgian-block streets. In recent years, the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century factories and warehouses “down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass” have been reborn as residential lofts and commercial spaces. Front & York is a new multifamily development inspired by the evolution of this post-industrial setting. Like the bridge’s stone anchor, it is a bold contribution to the urban fabric that is emblematic of the neighborhood.

Front & York adapts the warehouse aesthetic at a grand scale. The 1,200,000-square-foot building occupies a full city block, but thoughtful massing reduces its perceived size. All four facades are pulled back 18 feet from the property line to create a generous new pedestrian zone lined with street-level retail spaces framed with steel arches inspired by the Manhattan Bridge. The arches support a precast GFRC “supergrid” of immense factory-style divided light windows that provide each dwelling with panoramic views of Lower Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn, or the multi-tiered courtyard at the building’s core—the largest private park in Dumbo.

Top-down view of the courtyard

Within, every detail was considered. The building’s blend of apartments and condos feature 10-foot ceilings, chevron-patterned white oak flooring, and custom fixtures and finishes throughout.

Kitchen Interior Design

Offering one of NYC's largest and most comprehensive amenity collections, Front & York provides residents with access to more than 150,000 square feet of leisure and lifestyle spaces including co-working lounges, private chef’s kitchens, wine rooms, coffee lounges, teen lounges, and more.

Community Space
Community Space
Beautiful Amenities
Beautiful Amenities

To create a club-like experience for residents, most amenities are co-located on “Level Eight” within two wings that are linked by a landscaped wrap-around terrace featuring an outdoor pool and cabanas.

Level Eight Rooftop Pool

Design & Construction Details


Front and York Views over NYC