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.

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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.

 

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

 

DMG INVESTMENTS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF POPULAR “NEW YORK STORY” PHOTO CONTEST

NY Story WinnerDMG Investments, developer of One Park in Cliffside Park, NJ, has officially announced the winners for its exciting New York Story Photo contest.    The month-long contest was held this summer and asked enthusiastic contestants to take eye-catching photos that vividly explained their life and relationship with New York City.

Fifteen finalists were selected by an esteemed panel of judges that included Evan Joseph, a leading architectural and interior photographer, Zheng Yang, a famous photographer, artist, art instructor and global traveler and members of the New York Institute of Photography, the world’s largest online photography school.

Winners were chosen via public vote and the thrilling announcement of the top vote getters was recently revealed on the website and Instagram of One Park, an upscale luxury 14-story condominium building with a photogenic location overlooking the Hudson.  The building, with its unmatched New York City views, served as inspiration for the contest.

Taking home the prize for first place was “Risky Business” by Esteban Chacin.  The top photo perfectly showcased the majesty of New York City and the uniqueness of its subject who was perched high above the skyline on a construction beam in the rain.  Other winners announced by DMG Investments included “New York Street Stories” by Jackson Carvalho and “Reflection” by Lily Lam for second place and “Bridging Worlds” by Francesca Magnani and “Timeless Shape” by Fernando Berra Kossik in third place.  The winning images can be viewed at https://oneparkcondosnj.com/en/photo-contest/

Prizes included a Leica Digital SLR camera with a value of $2,200 and the opportunity to hold a personal photo exhibition at One Park for the 1st Place Winner, second place winners were awarded the newest Macbook Air and third place winners gifted a DJI Osmo Action camera.

One Park features 204 upscale condominiums perched atop the historic Palisades Cliffs. DMG tapped distinguished firm Architectura to design One Park.  The building boasts a glass curtain wall and private outdoor space for every home to take full advantage of its dramatic clifftop location and sweeping vistas of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline.

A selection of one-to-four-bedroom homes are offered at the 14-story building, priced from the $500,000s.  More than 25,000 square-feet of resort-style indoor and outdoor amenities are provided at One Park, highlighted by a magnificent two-story lobby,  Aquatic Center featuring an indoor 55-foot heated pool with sauna and steam rooms and adjoining outdoor sun deck and private furnished roof deck with dining terrace with grilling stations, fire pits, intimate seating areas and outdoor movie theater.

Headquartered in New York City at 100 Wall Street, DMG Investments LLC (“DMG”) was established in 2013 as the US subsidiary of DoThink Holding Group, a well-known real estate developer in China.

DMG focuses on real estate acquisitions, development and management as well as financing. Leveraging the expertise of a team of dedicated real estate professionals with decades of experience creating and adding value for investors, DMG has amassed a portfolio of best-in-class assets across the US in dynamic markets in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and South Carolina.

As the portfolio continues to grow, DMG is dedicated to providing amenities and services that enhance the livability of each project be it in the student housing, traditional multifamily or condominium sector. In the years to come, the goal of DMG is to become a global real estate enterprise with a world-class reputation for sustainable development and a business philosophy that emphasizes the importance of delivering value for investors, owners and residents.

 

FIRST LOOK AT THE COLLECTION OF RESIDENCES INSIDE 235 GRAND LUXURY RENTAL BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY

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With leasing underway for 235 Grand and initial occupancy taking place, development partners Ironstate Development Company and KRE Group have released the first photos of the collection of residences at the new 46-story luxury rental building in Downtown Jersey City.

Envisioned by internationally-renowned Bentel & Bentel, the 549 studio-to-two-bedroom homes feature light-filled living spaces with upscale finishes, contemporary conveniences and dramatic views.  Kitchens are outfitted with Bianco quartz countertops, herringbone mosaic backsplashes, and a stainless-steel Whirlpool appliance package.  Refrigerators offer ice-makers and dishwashers have hidden, integrated controls for a sleek aesthetic. Bathrooms are adorned with Carrara marble and Kohler fixtures. All homes include washer/dryers.

Monthly net rents range from $2,670 for studios, from $2,855 for one-bedroom residences and from $4,825 for two-bedroom homes, with one month free on a 13-month lease. The Marketing Directors is the exclusive leasing and marketing agent.

Beyond the luxurious homes, 235 Grand offers a full suite of indoor and outdoor amenities, including a 24-hour attended lobby, state-of-the-art fitness center, barre/yoga studio, resident lounge and numerous co-working spaces. For outdoor socializing and relaxation, the building features a landscaped roof terrace with a swimming pool, movie screen, fire pit, BBQs, showers and Wi-Fi.  A playground will keep younger residents entertained, while a dog run creates a pet-friendly environment. The building also offers bicycle and private resident storage and an enclosed parking garage.

Designed by HLW International, 235 Grand soars 46 stories into the downtown Jersey City skyline, granting residents spectacular views of Manhattan, New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.

Located just blocks from the Hudson River waterfront, 235 Grand seamlessly unites contemporary design with the neighborhood’s vibrant history while placing residents just steps from an array of restaurants, bars, cafes, museums, parks and public transportation.  The building offers proximity to NY Waterway and the Grove Street PATH Station with service to Lower and Midtown Manhattan, while the nearby Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza — Jersey City’s Restaurant Row – bustles with food, cocktails, rooftop bars and outdoor community events.

For more information on 235 Grand, call (201) 613-9235 or visit www.235Grand.com. The Leasing Office is currently located at 225 Grand, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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About Ironstate Development Company

Ironstate Development Company is one of the largest privately held real estate development companies in the Northeast. Based in Hoboken, New Jersey, Ironstate engages in the development and management of large-scale mixed-use projects and has a diverse portfolio of residential and hospitality assets. Additional information on Ironstate Development Company is available on the Company’s website at www.ironstate.net.

About Kushner Real Estate Group

Headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, KRE Group is one of the largest privately held diversified real estate companies in New Jersey. It owns and manages more than 6,000,000 square feet of office, warehouse and retail space. It also has a multi-family portfolio which exceeds 9,000 existing apartments, with an additional 7,000 in various stages of approval and construction. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.thekregroup.com.

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. Headquartered in New York with offices and sales and rental teams active across North America, The Marketing Directors has helped its clients successfully sell-out hundreds of new developments accounting for $30 billion in collective sales. www.themarketingdirectorsinc.com

 

Public Voting to August 21st on “New York Story” Photo Contest

Less than one week remains to vote on one of New York City’s most trending summer social media contests.  Until August 21st, the public can select their favorite images and choose a winner in DMG Investments “New York Story” Photo contest, which asked participants to submit their best landscape and lifestyle photos of New York City and its metro area.

The contest finalist have been chosen by an esteemed panel of judges that included Evan Joseph, a leading architectural and interior photographer, Zheng Yang, a famous photographer, artist, art instructor and global traveler and members of the New York Institute of Photography, the world’s largest online photography school. Fifteen images have been selected as finalists.   The photos can be viewed and the public can vote on the images at https://oneparkcondosnj.com/en/photo-contest/.

Winners will be awarded based on vote count and announced on August 24th, 2019 on the One Park Instagram account and on the contest website. Winners will be declared for first, second and third place with substantial prizes awarded for the chosen photos.

Voting FlyerThe “New York Story” contest was sponsored by Manhattan-based real estate developer DMG Investments, which has been developing signature residential and student housing properties along the East Coast. Its most recent project, One Park, served as the inspiration behind the contest.  The luxury 14-story condominium building boasts an idyllic and photogenic location on New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast with perfect New York City skyline as a pictorial backdrop.

POP-UP GALLERY AT THE ENCLAVE RENTAL BUILDING IN JERSEY CITY TO CELEBRATE NEWEST MURAL FROM ACCLAIMED ARTIST RON ENGLISH

Space is Limited and Tickets are Required for the Free Public Event From 6 to 9 p.m. on August 8th at 260-Home Building at 675 Monmouth Street

Ron English, the wildly popular artist whose unique style mixing superheroes and comic strips with art history has made him one of the country’s most recognizable artists, is putting the finishing touches on his newest public work in Jersey City – a 60’ mural located at the intersection of Erie and 16th Streets.

GrinPopWhiteTrademark.jpgThe artwork is the latest installment in Jersey City’s renowned Mural Arts Program and its completion will be celebrated with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop during a free public POP-Up gallery on Thursday, August 8th within The Enclave rental building at 675 Monmouth Street.  Space is limited for the evening event and tickets are required to attend. Free tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/popaganda-jersey-city-pop-up-tickets-66604113697

The special cocktail event will be highlighted by banner art from Mr. English, who describes his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones as “POPaganda.”  Found throughout the world as street art, in museums, in movies and books and television, his unforgettable works captivate audiences with an arsenal of original characters, including MC Supersized, the obese fast-food mascot featured in the hit movie “Supersize Me,” and Abraham Obama.  The gallery will also feature “POPaganda” merchandise for sale.

Sponsored by the development team behind The Enclave, BNE Real Estate Group, Hoboken Brownstone Company and McKinney Properties, the event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the building’s indoor/outdoor rooftop amenity deck.

 “Ron English is one of the best street artists in the world who lived in Jersey City for some time,” Mayor Fulop said. “It is great to have him back in our city as part of the Mural Arts Program, which has become one of the best in the country.”

 Initiated in 2013, and funded by a Clean Communities Grant, the Jersey City Mural Arts Program (JCMAP) is a Mayor’s Office Initiative that links established and emerging local, national and international mural artists with property owners citywide.  The acclaimed public art program currently showcases nearly 140 murals citywide created by artists from 16 countries, 7 U.S. States and dozens of Jersey City’s local artists.  The Mural Arts Program has grown in prominence and notoriety, attracting named artists – such as Kobra, Shepard Fairey, MadC, and Pixel Pancho – and establishing Jersey City as a top U.S. urban area for renowned public graffiti and street art.

The Mural Arts Program has commissioned works that support local art and beautify neighborhoods by programming public spaces with outdoor paintings that deter graffiti and incorporate the cultural and historical aspects of different neighborhoods. The Ron English mural, and others like it in Jersey City, offer accessible, authentic artwork that can help enhance and re-energize neighborhoods through creativity and aesthetic beauty.

About The Enclave

Located in one of Jersey City’s hottest new neighborhoods, The Enclave features 260 luxury apartments and more than 40,000 square feet of resort-style amenities.  An abundance of outdoor space is highlighted by an expansive rooftop terrace featuring a swimming pool, private BBQ areas, outdoor bar and a fire pit – all set against the dazzling Manhattan skyline backdrop.  The pet-friendly building also features a dog run and spa, multiple entertainment lounges, an arcade/game room, co-working spaces and conference room, children’s imagination room with connected outdoor play area, and a Zen garden.  Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy a state-of-the art fitness center with virtual fitness programs, spin room, indoor/outdoor yoga areas, private massage room and resident locker rooms. Covered parking, bike storage and resident storage are available on-site.

The Enclave Exterior

Residents also enjoy 24-hour concierge, Amazon package lockers, and pet concierge services through Bark Building. The building is surrounded by outdoor landscaped open space and pedestrian plazas, while two new public parks created by the development partners are nearing completion and will feature a children’s playground and dog park.

The Enclave’s collection of stylish apartments ranges from studios to two-bedroom residences, with select homes offering private balconies.  Design-driven living spaces include nine-foot ceiling heights, crisp, white quartz countertops, modern stainless-steel appliances, in-home washer/dryers, and custom modular closets.  Net monthly rents start from the $2,400s, with a limited-time offer of one month free on a 13-month lease.  Immediate occupancy is available.

For additional information and to schedule a private preview of The Enclave, please visit www.TheEnclaveJC.com, or call 833-292-5351The Marketing Directors is the building’s marketing and exclusive leasing agent. The Enclave’s leasing office and model homes are open daily and is located at 675 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310.

 

 

 

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS ABOUND WITH LYFT PARTNERSHIP AT THE ENCLAVE, JERSEY CITY’S NEWEST RENTAL COMMUNITY

Having just recently launched leasing earlier this Summer, The Enclave is quickly gaining recognition as Jersey City’s hottest new rental destination with over 65% of its residences already spoken for. But to developers BNE Real Estate Group, Hoboken Brownstone Company and McKinney Properties, the community’s early success is no surprise.

Citi Bike“We tailored every aspect of this building to suit the needs and wants of our urban renters, sparing no detail in creating a place of connection,” said Jonathan Schwartz, partner at BNE. “From our apartments to our amenities to the many transportation options offered through our newly-launched partnership with Lyft and Citi Bike, our residents are at the center of all that’s happening throughout our surrounding neighborhood.”

Lyft, a transportation network, recently announced its partnership with The Enclave as the community’s official transportation partner. Well known for its ridesharing services, the company recently expanded into the world of bikeshare through its acquisition of Motivate, the firm behind NYC’s Citi Bike. Today, Enclave residents can take advantage of a multitude of transportation options via the community’s designated Lyft pick-up area and neighboring Citi Bike station, in addition to its complimentary shuttle service to-and-from the Hoboken PATH.

With over 50 stations throughout Jersey City, Citi Bike is a fast-growing transportation option for local residents to quickly and affordably get around town or to the PATH train.  An annual membership costs $169 per year for 365 days of unlimited, 45-minute rides throughout Jersey City and New York. Citi Bike is also now conveniently available within the Lyft app, where a single 30-minute trip can be purchased with a few taps for only $3 — no separate account required.

“Our partnerships with residential properties allow us to expand service and ensure people in the Jersey City community have access to our reliable, multimodal transportation options,” said Eric Plummer, Market Manager of Lyft New Jersey. “We’re excited to be able to offer a seamless experience for residents at The Enclave by providing access to both rideshare and Citi Bike within the Lyft app.”

Located at 675 Monmouth Street in one of Jersey City’s hottest new neighborhoods, The Enclave features 260 luxury apartments and more than 40,000 square feet of resort-style amenities.  An abundance of outdoor space is highlighted by an expansive rooftop terrace featuring a swimming pool, private BBQ areas, outdoor bar and a fire pit – all set against the dazzling Manhattan skyline backdrop.  The pet-friendly building also features a dog run and spa, multiple entertainment lounges, an arcade/game room, co-working spaces and conference room, children’s imagination room with connected outdoor play area, and a Zen garden.  Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy a state-of-the art fitness center with virtual fitness programs, spin room, indoor/outdoor yoga areas, private massage room and resident locker rooms. Covered parking, bike storage and resident storage are available on-site.

The Enclave Exterior

Residents also enjoy 24-hour concierge, Amazon package lockers, and pet concierge services through Bark Building. The building is surrounded by outdoor landscaped open space and pedestrian plazas, while two new public parks created by the development partners are nearing completion and will feature a children’s playground and dog park.

The Enclave’s collection of stylish apartments ranges from studios to two-bedroom residences, with select homes offering private balconies.  Design-driven living spaces include nine-foot ceiling heights, crisp, white quartz countertops, modern stainless-steel appliances, in-home washer/dryers, and custom modular closets.  Net monthly rents start from the $2,400s, with a limited-time offer of one month free on a 13-month lease.  Immediate occupancy is available.

“The Enclave’s convenient commuter location, proximity to all that Hoboken and Downtown Jersey City have to offer and an amenity-rich lifestyle have quickly resonated with renters from both sides of the Hudson River,” said Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, the building’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent.”

For additional information and to schedule a private tour of The Enclave, please visit www.TheEnclaveJC.com, or call 833-292-5351.  The building’s leasing and model center is open daily and is located at 675 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310.

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bwe kafe to Open Third Hudson County Coffee Shop in Neighboring Hoboken

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bwe kafe is prepping to open its third coffee shop in Hudson County.  The neighborhood café and gathering space, which has locations at 140 River Drive South in downtown Jersey City and 1002 Washington Street in Hoboken has signed a lease to occupy 1,904 square feet of street-level retail space at the six-story Edge Adams building located at 1405 Adams Street in Hoboken.

Named bwè Kafe North End, the new outpost will introduce new design elements and features not found at other locations to create a higher level of social engagement and provide expanded service.  The multi-level space will feature a central mezzanine to foster a communal vibe.  An extended bar with an open kitchen will allow for larger food service.  Portions of the interior space will have distinct and unique design motifs and merchandising to better promote neighborly interaction.

The new location within Bijou Properties’ 34-unit Edge Adams luxury rental building that is registered for LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) marks the latest example of the proliferation of residential, retail, dining and entertainment options in uptown Hoboken which is creating a vibrant, urban neighborhood destination.

“There’s been a lot of exciting development happening in Hoboken’s north end,” commented bwé kafe owner Dale Mori-Ryan.  “We were fortunate enough to be a part of multiple pop-ups with Hudson Table and we became more aware of the growth and excitement in this area.  We wanted to participate in the growth with a more permanent location and Edge Adams was the ideal address.

“We love being surrounded by so many other spaces that are supporting the arts,” she continues.  “Hoboken’s only movie theater is directly across from us and the Mile Square Theater is steps away. We also love that the building is on pace to be LEED Certified.  We’re constantly trying to think of ways to become more sustainable as a coffee shop and as individuals. We offer compostable utensils, sell reusable straws, try to promote multi-use cups instead of single use ones and try to limit our waste. Being in a LEED Certified building is very special to us.”

It’s no coincidence that Bijou Properties also targeted bwé kafe for its thoughtfully-curated retail mix in the neighborhood as the two locally-based entities share a community-minded philosophy as part of their DNA.

“We’re a Hoboken company that is fully invested in the quality of life for its residents, now and in the future,” said Bijou Properties’ Managing Partner Larry Bijou.   “We continually strive to provide neighborhood amenities and services that complement our residential components and significantly contribute to the community-at-large.  We’re incredibly excited to be bringing bwè Kafe North End to Edge Adams and to deliver a new retail destination in this neighborhood.  It’s a perfect partnership between two like-minded businesses that share a vision for creating an eco-conscious living environment for all to enjoy.”

For over a decade, Bijou Properties has been introducing residential and commercial buildings in uptown Hoboken — all developed responsibly and with much-needed supportive retail and services. Its Park + Garden rental building located at 1450 Garden Street is home to the Elysian Charter School and the developer introduced Garden Street Mews, a cobblestone and tree-lined mews zoned for pedestrian use only where its sponsors the annual outdoor Garden Street Farmers Market.  Of recent note, Bijou Properties completed a 40,000 square-foot retail/recreation/office building located at 333 15th Street which includes tenants Orale, West Elm, SLT, and The Gravity Vault, Hudson County’s first rock climbing gym.

All of its properties have received or registered for LEED certification from USGBC, meaning they have been developed under strict guidelines to result in healthy, highly-efficient and cost-saving green buildings that dramatically reduce the impact on the surrounding neighborhood and environment.

Likewise, bwé kafe is driven by a mission of serving both its immediate and extended community.  Locally, its retail spaces host monthly open mic nights, collaborations with local vendors, showcases with local artists, open workshops and community events and fundraisers.

Globally, it partners with the non-profit ‘Love for Haiti,’ an organization which strives to improve life, opportunity, verse, and education in that nation.  Through this program, bwe kafe supports the art and music departments in two schools outside of Port au Prince via donations gathered in its coffee shops.  The monetary proceeds go to the tuitions of students for higher education.

“Our baristas and friends of the coffee shop visit the schools once or twice a year to deliver musical donations, laptops and art supplies, and meet with the students that are the beneficiaries of the scholarships,” Mrs. Mori-Ryan said.   “At home, we have great plans to expand our community collaborations in the new space.”

Edge Adams is the second boutique building in Bijou Properties’ Edge Lofts apartment portfolio, following Edge Clinton, a 35-unit rental at 1405 Clinton Street.

For additional information on Edge Adams, please visit www.edgelofts.com.

About Bijou Properties

Founded in 1999 in Hoboken, N.J., Bijou Properties designs, develops & manages 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 is preparing for the debut of 700 Jackson, a 424-unit luxury rental building.  With the completion of 700 Jackson, Bijou will have delivered nearly 1,000 sustainable LEED-certified homes in its home city.

 

NYC-BASED REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER TO LAUNCH “NEW YORK STORY” SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTO CONTEST

Manhattan-based real estate developer DMG Investments is rolling out a special new photo contest encouraging the public to share a slice of their story with New York City.

The company launched a fun and exciting “New York Story” social media photo contest from June 19th to July 31st.  DMG Investments has been developing signature residential and student housing properties along the East Coast. Its most recent project, One Park, served as the inspiration behind the contest.  The luxury 14-story condominium building boasts an idyllic and photogenic location on New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast with perfect New York City skyline as a pictorial backdrop.

During the six-week period, enthusiastic contestants are asked to take photos, explaining their life in New York, the New York City image on their mind, or their relationship with

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New York City. One image can be submitted for consideration in the contest by following the One Park Instagram page (@OneParkCondos) and using the hashtag #dmgonepark.  Fifteen images will be chosen by industry professionals as finalists.  Those photos will then be open to public voting from August 8th to 21th at www.OneParkCondosNJ.com.

Winners will be selected by the public vote and announced on Friday, August 24th, 2019 on the One Park Instagram account and on the contest website. Winners will be declared for first, second and third place with substantial prizes awarded for the chosen photos.  One first place winner will receive a Leica Digital SLR camera with a value of $2,200 and the opportunity to hold a personal photo exhibition at One Park, which will host and promote the event. Two second place winners will be awarded the newest MAC Air and three third place winners will be gifted a DJI Osmo Action camera.

The panel of judges will include Evan Joseph, a leading architectural and interior

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photographer, Zheng Yang, a famous photographer, artist, art instructor and global traveler and members of the New York Institute of Photography, the world’s largest online photography school.

For full details and additional information on prizes, and eligibility requirements, please visit the contest website.  For questions about the photo contest, please email marketing@dmg-investments.com.

Headquartered in New York City at 100 Wall Street, DMG Investments LLC (“DMG”) was established in 2013 as the US subsidiary of DoThink Holding Group, a well-known real estate developer in China.

DMG focuses on real estate acquisitions, development and management as well as financing. Leveraging the expertise of a team of dedicated real estate professionals with decades of experience creating and adding value for investors, DMG has amassed a portfolio of best-in-class assets across the US in dynamic markets in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and South Carolina.

As the portfolio continues to grow, DMG is dedicated to providing amenities and services that enhance the livability of each project be it in the student housing, traditional multifamily or condominium sector. In the years to come, the goal of DMG is to become a global real estate enterprise with a world-class reputation for sustainable development and a business philosophy that emphasizes the importance of delivering value for investors, owners and residents.

One Park features 204 upscale condominiums located at 320 Adolphus Avenue in Cliffside Park, N.J.  A selection of one-to-four-bedroom homes are offered at the Architectura-designed building, priced from the $500,000s.  More than 25,000 square-feet of resort-style indoor and outdoor amenities are provided at One Park, highlighted by a magnificent two-story lobby,  Aquatic Center featuring an indoor 55-foot heated pool with sauna and steam rooms and adjoining outdoor sun deck and private furnished roof deck with dining terrace with grilling stations, fire pits, intimate seating areas and outdoor movie theater.