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One of Dumbo’s largest development projects launches sales

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Plus, Tommy Hilfiger finally sells his colorful Plaza penthouse—and more intel in today’s New York Minute news roundup

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A massive Dumbo residential project hits the market

Sales have officially launched at Front & York, a positively enormous residential project in Dumbo that will bring more than 700 apartments to the Brooklyn neighborhood. More than half of those will be condos, with prices starting at just under $1 million.

The building is rising on one of the neighborhood’s few undeveloped sites, a lot on Jay Street that was previously owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and is now being developed by CIM and LIVWRK. Morris Adjmi is designing the massive structure, which will have two 21-story towers rising from a squat base.

The apartments that’ll be up for grabs are a mix of one- to four-bedrooms, and residents will have access to “resort-like” amenities that include a rooftop pool, a Life Time fitness center, and what the developers tout as “one of the city’s largest private parks,” to be designed by Michael Van Valkenburg Associates.

And in other news…

  • Tommy Hilfiger finally found a buyer for his colorful Plaza penthouse—albeit one who’s paying a good deal less than the $80 million it was once asking.
  • City Council member Carlina Rivera introduced a bill to limit the hours when noisy construction work can happen.
  • A-Rod, landlord? Yup: The former Yankees slugger is snapping up real estate investments.
  • “Some people get upset that this wasn’t Central Perk, or that it wasn’t about Friends.”
  • One year after the Inwood rezoning passed, residents fear displacement.
  • Staten Island’s Bay Street, which is facing big changes as part of a rezoning, could be getting hundreds of new condos.
  • Early voting begins next month in NYC, but the Board of Elections is lagging on submitting crucial plans for that period.
  • And finally, an ode to the celluloid skyline that’s accompanied by lovely vintage photos of filming in New York City, and an essay from the Times film critic A.O. Scott:

Really, New York is a movie star, with Paris as its only serious rival among the world’s great metropolises. Its charisma is that of an old-fashioned screen idol, like Bette Davis, Cary Grant or Sidney Poitier. However many different faces the city might present to the camera — dressed up or roughed up, gritty or glamorous, tragic or madcap — it remains always and unmistakably itself.

Happy Friday, folks. Have a great weekend.