Oktoberfest 2019 at Zeppelin Hall


When: From now until Oct. 20th

Where: Zeppelin Hall Biergarten, Restaurant & Nightspot – 88 Liberty View Dr, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

Oktoberfest at Zeppelin Hall is really the only place to do Oktoberfest. The best Oktoberfest experience with German and American craft Beers, Bavarian dishes and live German Party Bands on weekends. Enjoy it all in our tree shaded Garden or inside the Beer Hall. Room for all of your friends!

Trophy Duplex in New Jersey’s First Multi-Family Passive House Offered at $3.175 Million

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A one-of-a-kind new duplex residence in Candela Lofts in Hoboken has hit the market with an unrivaled offering of living and entertaining space, including a sprawling 870 square-foot outdoor terrace complete with an outdoor Lynx kitchen system, ipe decking and fire pit.  The two-story, four-bedroom plus office, 3 ½-bath residence is one of only two homes remaining at the seven-story Candela Lofts building, which has distinguished itself in the Hudson River Gold Coast market as the first Passive House-certified multi-family building in New Jersey.

Spreading across the second and third floors of Candela Lofts, the 3,460 square-foot home is outfitted with designer interior features including a dramatic double height ceiling, hardwood white oak wide plank flooring throughout.  The home’s expansive living and entertainment area features a sleek and modern kitchen with Miele appliances which opens to dining area and oversized living room with access to the outdoor space.  A first floor master bedroom is the perfect escape with huge walk-in closets and lavish master bath with double vanity and separate soaking tub and shower.   The second floor features an upper mezzanine sitting area overlooking the main living space, three bedrooms and an additional office/bonus room.  This extraordinary home is priced at $3,175,000.

“This home is unlike anything else on the market in Hoboken,” said Irene Perello of Hudson Place Realty, the exclusive marketing and sales agent at Candela Lofts.  “It presents a unique opportunity for those who desire larger living spaces with plenty of room for a growing family, but also space for private relaxation and entertaining, all in a modern and luxurious setting.”

The duplex residence caps a very successful program at Candela Lofts which is on the verge of a complete sell-out.  The second home available for sale at the building is a three-bedroom/three-bathroom, 1,725 square-foot condominium with a 180 square-foot wrap around balcony, priced at $1,595,000.

Located at 1024 Adams Street, Candela Lofts has set a new standard for luxury and sustainable living on New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast. Passive House certifications are pending, enabling Candela Lofts to achieve a quantifiable and rigorous level of energy efficiency and deliver maximum health and indoor comfort.  The contemporary building has also been designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC

candela-lofts-hoboken-lobby.jpgDesigned by renowned architectural firm Nastasi Architects of Hoboken on the site of a former candelabra factory, Candela Lofts establishes a new threshold for comprehensive sustainability in residential design, advanced energy modeling, integrated building systems and progressive building envelopes.   Designed as a collection of state-of-the-art residences, Candela Lofts offers the unprecedented combination of uncompromised luxury coupled with the most advanced building performance guidelines in the world, providing the homeowner the best of both worlds; science and design.

Bijou Properties has been a recognized leader in the field of sustainable green development in Hudson County and beyond for over two decades.   The Hoboken-based company has found success with a commitment to introducing premium, environmentally-friendly projects by utilizing the most innovative green design techniques and building practices to conserve and integrate energy efficiency throughout the entire design and construction process.

Candela Lofts is the culmination of the efforts of signature eco-building, developed to achieve the most stringent green-building certification used around the world today.  Passive House is an international standard which helps building designers create durable, comfortable and healthy buildings, while dramatically reducing energy consumption.  This is accomplished through simple ‘passive’ measures such as high quality insulation and air-sealing of the building envelope, 24/7 filtered fresh air and superior indoor air quality through carefully designed mechanical and ventilation systems, and the use of the highest performing window and doors available.

For additional information, please call Irene Perello at 201-681-6191 or visit www.candelalofts.com. Interested buyers can also email info@candelalofts.com.

Spooky Sleepover Family Halloween Camp In


When: Oct 19 at 6 PM – Oct 20 at 10 AM

Where: Liberty Science Center – 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

Don’t miss the ultimate slumber party adventure at Liberty Science Center. Get tickets now to the Spooky Sleepover Family Halloween Camp In on Saturday, Oct. 19.

You and your family are invited to spend the night at LSC as they whip up a little hocus pocus for a sleepover you’ll never forget. Snooze in your favorite exhibits, but not before experiencing a night of Halloween thrills! Navigate your way through our outdoor Spider Maze, a 4,000-sq-ft webby labyrinth that’s unlike any maze you’ve experienced before. Fight zombies in our virtual reality game, transform into a ghost at the Pepper’s Ghost Illusion Chamber, and explore chemistry by mixing some magic potions!

The bravest members in your family will also love the return of our Doom Zoo. If you think you can handle it, step inside and confront the horrific half-human, half-animal creations of a mad scientist! Last year, a total of 287 people cried after entering the Doom Zoo. Will you be added to the Tear Tally this year?

The activities and experiments only continue from there. Explore the science of bat flight (and try on your own pair of wings!). Get a close up look at some of LSC’s own “creepy crawlies” and even view a Venus flytrap feeding. Younger kids will also love navigating their way through our hay bale scarecrow maze!

We can’t wait to see you! Tickets are $65 per person (members receive a discount at $55). Tickets also include a planetarium show and 3D movie!

The fun starts at 6:00 pm on Oct. 19. All family members must arrive by 8:00 pm – there will not be any admission afterward. The event lasts through 10:00 am on Oct. 20, after which families are invited to explore the Science Center for the day.

This family event is for kids 6 and up. Each group must have a chaperone 21 and over. Children under the age of 6 will not be permitted.


99 Hudson Vertical ViewWhile Manhattan’s high-end condominium offerings continue to struggle to find buyers, sales are booming across the river at 99 Hudson in Downtown Jersey City, where a noteworthy 41 new contracts were recorded from June through August alone.

The stellar sales period is anything but an aberration at the best-selling 79-story condominium building, which has been surging in activity since its early-2018 introduction as New Jersey’s tallest building and one of the tallest residential buildings in the country.  99 Hudson’s record-setting height is now matched by its market-leading sales success, reports developer COA 99 Hudson, LLC and The Marketing Directors, the building’s exclusive marketing and sales agent.  

Current prices range from $550,000 to over $4,000,000 for a collection of studio-to-Penthouse homes offering up to 2,500 square feet of living space, including a limited number of expansive, top-floor Penthouse residences.  Select homes offer balconies.

99 Hudson Balcony.jpg“99 Hudson has successfully tapped into a broad spectrum of buyers which includes those already living in Jersey City, as well as savvy buyers from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island City who are taking advantage of the iconic building’s compelling value when compared with similar offerings across the Hudson River,” said Xiaocheng Zhou, President of COA 99 Hudson, LLC, the building’s developer.  “The comparative value is further enhanced when considering all that 99 Hudson has to offer, including an iconic design, extraordinary residences, exclusive amenities, unparalleled views, and a vibrant, downtown waterfront location with convenient ferry, rail and car access to Manhattan.”

Designed by Perkins Eastman, 99 Hudson’s distinctive limestone and glass exterior was recently completed, bringing the building’s sophisticated architectural style into focus.    

Homes feature open layouts with floor-to-ceilings windows that bathe residences in natural light and frame unmatched vistas of the Manhattan skyline, World Trade Center, New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty.  Stylish finishes include oak flooring, kitchens with quartz stone countertops, stainless steel sinks and a premium suite of Bosch appliances; and spa-like master bathrooms with custom millwork. All cabinetry throughout these elegant homes has been imported from Italy.  Each residence will also have a Bosch washer and dryer.

99 Hudson View From ManhattanEnhancing residents’ lives will be 65,000 square feet of world-class indoor and outdoor amenities which begin with a dramatic and welcoming triple-height lobby with Jura limestone, a grand chandelier, and stunning onyx feature wall. An on-site garage includes car charging stations and a private porte-cochere provides secure access by car or foot.

Inside, health and wellness will be fostered by a state-of-the-art 3,800 square-foot Fitness Center and dedicated yoga, Pilates and meditation studio.  Social interaction and a communal vibe will be created by a game room with card rooms, a pool table, golf simulator, screening room with bar, children’s playroom, demonstration kitchen, and co-working spaces. The 99 Hudson Club Room will feature a library, flat screen TV, and lounging, dining and entertaining spaces. There’s also a 24-hour concierge.

Outside, a resort-style lifestyle awaits on the 8th floor amenity deck which will boast an 80 by 50-foot swimming pool, cabanas for lounging, indoor and outdoor lounge and dining area with BBQ grills, playground, dog run and landscaped green lawn.  99 Hudson will also offer an exclusive, residents-only spa with hot tub, wet and dry lounges, steam room, dry sauna, showers, spa terrace and private massage rooms. An impressive 7,500 square feet has been dedicated to open space and pedestrian plazas.  

“Jersey City is an established destination, and 99 Hudson’s waterfront neighborhood is booming with art, culture, dining and nightlife,” said Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors.  “99 Hudson is an incredible addition to the Jersey City landscape and stands prominently among the region’s most iconic and prestigious residential addresses.”

Lying directly across the Hudson River from the World Trade Center, 99 Hudson boasts a prime location at the intersection of Hudson and Greene Streets, just steps from the Exchange Place PATH station which whisks commuters to business and entertainment centers in midtown Manhattan and New York’s Financial District.  NY Waterway ferries provide service to the 39th Street and Battery Park City terminals.  Also, right outside the front door is the Exchange Place Light Rail station which provides direct access to other “Gold Coast” locales.

Downtown Jersey City has fast made a name for itself in the New York Metropolitan social, arts and cultural scene and is bustling with shopping and entertainment venues. 99 Hudson lies a short walk from the pedestrian-friendly Newark Avenue — a hotbed of dining and nightlife. Residents also have direct access to 1,500 acres of waterfront park and 19 miles of Hudson River biking and jogging pathways.  

For more information on 99 Hudson, please visit www.99HudsonLiving.com or call (201) 371-7782.  The building’s state-of-the-art sales gallery is located at 101 Hudson Street, Suite #3602, Jersey City, NJ 07302.


About The Marketing Directors

The Marketing Directors is a renowned development advisory with over 35 years of experience working exclusively on behalf of real estate developers to design, market and sell residential homes. The Marketing Directors team is a collective of strategic thinkers, market experts and trusted partners. Headquartered in New York with offices and sales teams active across North America, The Marketing Directors has helped clients successfully sell-out hundreds of new developments accounting for more than $30 billion in total sales.

About Perkins Eastman

Perkins Eastman is an international planning, design and consulting firm that was founded in New York City in 1981. Today, the firm has seven other offices across the US and five overseas. The firm has a professional staff of more than 700 architects, interior designers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, construction specification writers, construction administrators, economists, environmental analysts, traffic and transportation engineers, and several other professional disciplines.

A Northern Peek: Look Inside Boutique Condo in Neighboring Hoboken’s Uptown

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Developer Bijou Properties has provided a sneak peek inside its newest condo building in Hoboken’s northern end.  Two fully-furnished model homes have opened at the six-story VIA Lofts at 1410 Grand Street.

The developer commissioned Claudio Orlando of Hoboken-based Blissful RD to merchandise the residences and vividly illustrate the lavish and well-designed living spaces that have propelled the boutique six-story building past the mark of 80% sold.  Showcased in the models are a 1,495 square-foot three-bedroom home and a 1,387 square-foot two-bedroom condominium.

Newly released images show the opulence and luxury of the homes and building.

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“Staged models are a valuable tool to not only portray the spaciousness and functionality of these homes, but also how they fully complement the upscale urban living environment in Hoboken’s north end.” said Irene Perello of Hudson Place Realty, which is handling sales and marketing of VIA Lofts.  “By utilizing the eye and expertise of a local designer familiar with this market, these residences are lined with sleek and modern interior furnishings and accessories that perfectly highlight VIA Lofts comfortable floorplans and its industrial inspired feel.”

The residences are available to view by appointment only. To schedule a model tour, please call Irene Perello at 201-681-6191.

Homes are VIA Lofts are lined with designer finishes and environmentally-conscious features.  Condominiums at VIA Lofts boast 11’ foot loft ceilings, high-performance Miele appliances, oversized windows, wide-plank oak flooring, filtered water, super-efficient VRV central heating and cooling system and solid concrete floors.  Select homes will offer private terraces, and a limited number of residences will boast New York City views. There’s also an on-site private parking garage.  Residences are priced from $1.195 million and available with immediate occupancy.

VIA Lofts is registered for LEED Platinum certification for homes from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and is the latest sustainable luxury condominium building introduced by locally-based Bijou Properties in uptown Hoboken, N.J.

Designed by MHS Architects, the building features a distinctive exterior with specially treated masonry bricks have the appearance of brick already aged 100-plus year and oversized windows to blend seamlessly into its neighborhood streetscape.  The top penthouse floor adds to the architectural asset with an aluminum composite, a visually stunning metal finish that continues to waterfall down the edge of the façade into a board-form concrete finish.

Residents will enjoy a host of desirable building amenities and services, such as a state-of-the-art fitness center including a Peloton bike, landscaped amenity terrace with lynx grilling area and secured individual storage cages and bike racks.

From the moment a resident steps into VIA Lofts, they’ll get a true sense of the quality that awaits them with a welcoming, upscale grand lobby that features polished concrete floor, exposed concrete walls with bamboo panels, decorative barn door and chic industrial-inspired lighting and fixtures.

VIA Lofts is ideally situated in the upper northwest quarter of Hoboken which is celebrated for being close enough to enjoy all that the City has to offer but in a more peaceful, removed setting.

A host of restaurants, bars, boutique shops and conveniences are within walking distance, including a Trader Joe’s, Bowtie Cinemas, Orale, Dolce & Salato Italian Café. Bierhaus Biergarten, Gravity Vault Rock Climbing Gym, all less than one minute from the building.  There’s also a New York Sports Club nearby, as well as the 14th Street New York Waterway Ferry and direct New Jersey Transit buses which provide convenient service to midtown and downtown Manhattan. An upcoming Northwest Resiliency Park is sure to be a most welcome addition to the neighborhood.

Uptown Hoboken has become the ‘hippest’ part of town and provides the vibrancy of an urban playground with multiple parks, new athletic fields and the scenic Hudson River Waterfront Walkway.

There’s never a shortage of activities, with boutique shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars along Washington and 14th Streets. The City also hosts numerous waterfront concerts and seasonal fairs and street festivals. And being within minutes of the Lincoln Tunnel and the 39th Street NY Waterway terminal brings all that Manhattan has to offer within close reach.

VIA is being built in accordance with the USGBC’s LEED guidelines for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings which incorporate responsible site development, energy efficient design and ecological-friendly materials to create environmentally-sensitive urban living environment.

For additional information on VIA Lofts, please call Irene Perello at 201-681-6191 or visit

www.vialofts.com.  Interested buyers can also email info@viahoboken.com.


Jersey City Community Festival 2019


When: Saturday, October 5th, 2019 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Where: 68 Storms Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306

Join the 1st Jersey City Community Festival 2019 where they will be showcasing Jersey City’s businesses and services. Bring your friends & family and enjoy music, food, entertainment for the kids & more.

If you would like to support this event or want to host a kiosk of your own, you may contact Iris Padron at (773) 343-5378.


Jersey City’s Pier Fest 2019


Jersey City’s Pier Fest is back! Just in time for the fall and like always, it never disappoints. Food, beer and live entertainment will be featured in the upcoming dates.

Check out the schedule below:

September 20
6:00pm Enildo Rasua “The Third Hand”
7:30pm Itai Kriss & The Cubana Special

September 27
6:00pm​ Andrea Brachfeld and Phoenix Rising Latin Jazz​

October 4
6:00pm Victor Santos ​Y Ocho Con Clave
7:30pm Yellow House Orchestra

Pier Fest will take place at

J Owen Grundy Park
Hudson St, 07302 Jersey City, NJ


WRBG Book Discussion: Everything Inside


When: Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 3 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: WORD Jersey City – 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Join WORD Jersey City for a powerful discussion about Everything Inside.


From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Brother, I’m Dying, a collection of vividly imagined stories about community, family, and love.

Rich with hard-won wisdom and humanity, set in locales from Miami and Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, Everything Inside is at once wide in scope and intimate, as it explores the forces that pull us together, or drive us apart, sometimes in the same searing instant.

In these eight powerful, emotionally absorbing stories, a romance unexpectedly sparks between two wounded friends; a marriage ends for what seem like noble reasons, but with irreparable consequences; a young woman holds on to an impossible dream even as she fights for her survival; two lovers reunite after unimaginable tragedy, both for their country and in their lives; a baby’s christening brings three generations of a family to a precarious dance between old and new; a man falls to his death in slow motion, reliving the defining moments of the life he is about to lose.

This is the indelible work of a keen observer of the human heart—a master at her best.


Looking West: Hoboken Welcomes New 424-Home Luxury Rental Near 9th Street Light Rail

The developers of a new rental building minutes from Jersey City on the Hudson Bergen Light Rail have taken the wraps off its 424 luxury homes.  Developer Bijou Properties and partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, who previously teamed up for the development and successful lease-up of Vine at 900 Monroe Street in Hoboken, have announced the launch of 7 Seventy House, a new collection of upscale rental residences and approximately 25,000 square feet of ground floor retail space that will serve residents and the Hoboken community.

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Aptly named after its address at 770 Jackson Street and located just steps from the 9th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station and Hoboken’s Monroe Center for the Arts, the contemporary building features studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences.  The well-appointed homes are initially priced from the $2,300s, with opening incentives that include one-month free on a 13-month lease.  Immediate occupancy is available.

The Marketing Directors, which successfully directed the marketing and leasing program for Vine, is the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for 7 Seventy House.  The Manhattan-based firm has launched the new rental program with an onsite leasing center and fully-furnished model residences.

“7 Seventy House offered an opportunity to further elevate Hoboken’s burgeoning west side which has experienced a lifestyle upswing in recent years with a vibrant new mix of retail, dining, parks and public amenities complementing its cultural core at Monroe Center and access to public transportation,” said Larry Bijou, Managing Partner of Bijou Properties, the locally-based developer responsible for signature north end Hoboken properties such as Park + Garden, Garden Street Lofts and Edge Lofts.

“This new offering will add to the unique energy and appeal of the neighborhood by blending a luxury, amenity-rich residential property with a location that will encourage residents to come together and enjoy the surrounding assortment of shops, services and open gathering spaces in the area.  These include a brand-new playground, state-of-the-art gymnasium and public plaza, all just steps from their front door.”

Peter Palandjian, Chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation commented, “Intercontinental’s investment in the ‘Seventy House’ apartment housing development presented a unique opportunity to make excellent risk adjusted returns for our Fund investors while creating hundreds of union labor jobs, and to partner with the City of Hoboken in delivering this vibrant community space.   Through our partnership with Bijou Properties and MHS Architects, we have delivered an extraordinary level of comfort and luxury. We cannot wait for the community to see what we have created.”

 Designed by MHS Architects, the landmark 7 Seventy House features a 14-story high rise tower with multiple terraced setbacks, a glass and brick exterior and distinctive columned entryway.

 The collection of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences feature open floor plans with red oak engineered wood floors and expansive windows that bathe the homes in natural light.  Kitchens boast Quartz countertops, white ceramic tile backsplashes, custom cabinetry, and a premium GE stainless-steel appliance package, with in residence Bosch washer and dryers.  Luxury baths are outfitted with grey mineral stone tile and Moen & Kohler fixtures.  A selection of homes includes private outdoor balconies and terraces up to 800 square feet.

With 90,000 square feet of world class indoor and outdoor amenities, residents of 7 Seventy House will have access to one of the most comprehensive offerings of private recreational and social spaces in Hoboken.  Strategically located on multiple floors with views including the Manhattan skyline, the full suite of amenities includes a penthouse pool and roof deck with lounge seating, expansive amenity deck with fire pits and BBQ stations, multiple outdoor gardens, bocce ball court, state-of-the-art multi-level gym, play room, game room, indoor bike storage, on-site dog park, dog grooming room, alcove with co-working lounge and coffee station and a conference room with access to an outdoor deck.  Additionally, the community features a 24-hour attended lobby, Hello Alfred concierge service and covered parking.

“Residents and their guests are welcomed by an impressive, grand attended lobby that combines natural elements with an industrial ambiance like polished concrete floors and walls to create an interesting, welcoming and functional arrival space,” said Jaqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors.  “Design distinction extends to the stylish homes, where designer finishes enhance the living spaces.  Rounding out the overall lifestyle at 7 Seventy House is an indoor/outdoor amenity package that’s second to none and sure to fulfill the desires of today’s renter.”

Situated just steps from the 9th Street Light Rail Station, 7 Seventy House blends an upscale living experience with the convenience of quick access throughout New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast,” including Hoboken’s PATH, New Jersey Transit and Ferry terminals with service to Manhattan.  Closer to home, there’s a wide range of services and cultural attractions available in the Monroe Center, the premier arts and business community in Hoboken, which boasts artist studios, children’s activities, fitness facilities, eateries and much more.

7 Seventy House reflects an overall focus on transforming Hoboken‘s west side into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.  The building was built in conjunction with a brand new two-acre resiliency park donated to the City by Bijou Properties and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation at the intersection of 7th and Jackson Streets.  The initial installation of the park opened this summer and includes a children’s playground, a one-acre green space designed for active and passive recreation uses, a state-of-the-art 6,835 square-foot community gymnasium, and infrastructure to capture over 450,000 gallons of rainwater.   Expected to open in September is the park’s second phase which will include a one-acre public plaza with stepped seating and tilted lawn panel, play sculpture and a large plaza to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets.

For additional information on 7 Seventy House and to schedule a private appointment to tour the furnished model homes and amenity spaces, please visit www.7seventyhouse.com or call 201-795-0770.

About Bijou Properties

Founded in 1999 in Hoboken, N.J., Bijou Properties owns, operates & develops the highest quality sustainable buildings and has become a recognized leader in the field of green development along the Hudson Waterfront.  Recent projects include Park + Garden, Garden Street Lofts (NJ’s First LEED Gold Residential Highrise) and Vine, a 135-unit LEED certified rental building at 900 Monroe Street.  The developer has also introduced Candela Lofts, the first Passive House multi-family condominium building in New Jersey, and VIA Lofts, a collection of ten luxury condominiums at 1410 Grand Street, and Edge Adams, a 34-unit rental building that’s part of its Edge Lofts apartment portfolio.

About Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation

Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser with decades long experience in real estate investment, finance, developmentconstruction management and asset management. Since 1959, Intercontinental and its affiliates have managed, developed, or owned collectively over $10 billion in real estate property. Today, Intercontinental manages a real estate portfolio of approximately $8.5 billion for its clients. The Intercontinental portfolio is diversified both by robust property mix and by geography. Fund strategies actively seek opportunities to invest in both Core and Core-Plus properties, as well as in Value-Add operating properties and development projects.

About The Marketing Directors

With over 35 years of experience, The Marketing Directors is the preeminent development advisory that works exclusively on behalf of residential owners and builders to develop, market, and lease residential homes. The Marketing Directors are industry leaders, respected partners, and market innovators. www.themarketingdirectorsinc.com