SilkLofts Rental Conversion in Bayonne Provides Brooklyn Style

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SilkLofts, which offers a big dose of Brooklyn style on the New Jersey Gold Coast, is presenting a unique new lifestyle option in Jersey City’s neighboring City of Bayonne.  The rental conversion boasts 85 loft-style residences located in the former Maidenform Factory which was the birthplace of the modern bra. During World War II, the factory also manufactured military parachutes as well as carrier pigeon vests.

Reborn as a modern, urban living experience, the converted five-story brick building is located at the intersection of 18th Street and Avenue E – just 800 feet from the 22nd Street Light Rail station and minutes from Jersey City, Hoboken and Manhattan.  A separate building overlooks a landscaped interior courtyard and features a limited offering of Artist Lofts.

A variety of floor plans are offered, ranging from 568 to more than 1,400 square feet of soaring living space at monthly rental rates ranging from $1,500 to  $3,400 – a far cry from Brooklyn rents.  Masterfully designed to reflect the property’s historic roots, homes combine 19th-century restored elements that represent the building’s past – such as exposed heavy timber columns and brick – with modern finishes and appointments that innovatively meld it into the 21st century.

A mix of old and new is found throughout the loft residences, including soaring 12-to-20-foot ceiling heights, mahogany front doors, exposed brick and wood beams, bamboo and oak gunstock wood floors, gourmet kitchens with Quartz countertops and Chef Islands, and washer and dryers. Bathed in natural light through newly-installed, oversized energy efficient argon filled factory windows, the residences offer a variety of views, including the New York City skyline and Bayonne Bridge.

Wanting residents to “love where they live,” the developer has fashioned a creative suite of amenities for SilkLofts to foster a close-knit atmosphere.  An outdoor, landscaped pocket park features an herb garden, barbeque, fire pit and a fully-operational pizza oven that’s ventilated through an old smokestack.  There’s also an on-site fitness center, secured on-site parking and a welcoming lobby with historic photos of the original Maidenform factory.

For additional information on SilkLofts, please call (201)-488-3926, email info@silklofts.com, or visit www.silklofts.com

Call for Musicians for Grand Opening

2016-08-16_13-23-47Reception: Friday, September 9th 7:00pm – 10:00pm We are a part JC Fridays!


We would like to have a music mix running in the background during our Grand Opening Weekend starting on JC Friday, September 9th through Sunday the 11th. Again over JCAST weekend in October – and we want to highlight Jersey City musicians! We will also feature them on our Facebook site and a printout to ensure that people know what bands were featured and how to reach out to them.

Theme of Art Show: #jerseycitymakeityours
Musicians need to be currently from Jersey City.

Please include the following in your submission to kd@107bowersgallery.com or matt@107bowersgallery.com:
• MP3s with titles
• Contact name
• Name of band and musicians
• Address
• Phone
• Email address
• Blurb on the band
Or if you only have CDs – not a problem! Just reach out to us and we will make it happen!




#Mack-Cali Makes a Move #jerseycity

2016-08-10_13-43-52Mack-Cali Realty Corp., New Jersey’s largest office landlord, said Monday that it has moved its headquarters from Edison to Jersey City. The relocation was announced last fall as part of its strategy to focus on urban locations along the Hudson River.

The company also moved its operations center to Parsippany.

The new corporate headquarters is in Harborside, the company’s complex on the Hudson River waterfront in downtown Jersey City. Mack-Cali announced last year that it would exit the New York City and Washington, D.C., markets and sell off some underperforming suburban New Jersey office buildings so that it can concentrate more on residential and office properties in transit-friendly New Jersey markets. Mack-Cali recently began demolition of the Pearson Education building in Upper Saddle River, after Pearson moved to Hoboken. That property is being redeveloped as housing.

With the suburban office market facing high vacancy rates, Mack-Cali diversified into residential development in 2012 by buying Roseland Property Co., the lead developer of the Port Imperial waterfront community in Weehawken and West New York.

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@Bloomingdales x @CBCFoundation – 100% Style and Wellness in Support of CBCF

bloomies-womaninpick-croppedFor the third consecutive year, the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is teaming up with Bloomingdale’s in the Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, NJ for an evening to benefit breast cancer research efforts.

On Thursday, September 15th, the non-profit 501(c) 3 organization and the nationally recognized department store will host a special reception beginning at 6 p.m. at the in-store Forty Carrots restaurant.  The evening will consist of a fashion presentation and special panel discussion with breast cancer experts, including Drs. Elizabeth Comen, Sheeva Talebian, and Jaime Knopman from New York City’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Dr. Serena Chen of St. Barnabas in Livingston, N.J.

An ideal event to lead into October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the evening blends wellness and style with an exclusive shopping event and educational session.  Bloomingdale’s will donate 10% of all sales from the evening to CBCF, which solely supports breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, the Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Attendees will also be able to shop the Walters Faith fine jewelry pop-up shop, which will have exclusive pricing available only during the event.  To register, please visit http://curebreastcancerfoundation.org.  A $25 donation to CBCF is suggested. Continue reading

Italian Fest Marks 113 Year


Photo: JErsey Journal

Holy Rosary Church’s La Festa Italiana is returning to the historic streets of Downtown Jersey City for the 113th time with five nights of music, dancing, food and fun for people of all ages.

La Festa Italiana honors the veneration of Maria SS. Dell’Assunta and St. Rocco and offers the downtown community the opportunity to party “Old World Italian-Style.”

It all gets underway Wednesday at 5 p.m., and runs through Sunday, Aug. 14, on Sixth and Brunswick streets.

#jerseycity: Popular alternative to Manhattan living @BrokersWeekly

jersey_city_from_a_helicopter-938x535Brokers Weekly’s Christian Brazil Bautista turns his gaze west to crunch the data and report on the popularity of JC living.

Feeling cramped in a New York City apartment? You may want to cross the Hudson River and relocate to Jersey City.

Jersey City, which is a hop and skip of a train ride away from New York City, is becoming an attractive landing site for Manhattan and Brooklyn defectors. According to the 2014 census, the area population was at 262,290 new in 2015. That amounts to a 6.7 percent jump compared to the population in 2010. The spike in the headcount amounts to the largest in the New Jersey over that time period, making the Jersey City the second most populous area in the state.

Read the full story HERE.