PVA LogoNew Daycare Facility Will Open in Early 2019 at 45-Story Liberty Harbor North Building

Park View Academy, an innovative new daycare facility, has signed a lease to open its first location at Vantage, the luxury high-rise rental building in downtown Jersey City, N.J.’s Liberty Harbor North neighborhood.

Slated to open in Early 2019, the new early childhood school will serve both residents of Vantage and the community-at-large, according to Fisher Development Associates, which is developing the 448-home waterfront building overlooking the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Harbor Marina.

Park View Academy’s mission is to create a safe, educational, and friendly environment for the children under their care. They believe every child is unique and their growth depends on patience, understanding encouragement, and lots of love! Every day will bring a new and exciting challenge for your little one to experience. The center is the first collaboration between two local veterans of Hudson County child care, partners Yeon Benkovitz, owner of Lucie Goosie Toddler Enrichment in Jersey City, and Diane Branco, owner of World of Wonder daycare center (WOW) and Wowkids, LLC in Hoboken, NJ.

“It’s no secret Jersey City’s demographic is shifting to include more and more young families and there’s a growing need for high quality child care services,” Mrs. Benkovitz says.  “We’re establishing Park View Academy to help fill this demand.  We hope to offer parents a valuable service in a state-of-the-art facility that draws on the expertise of not only two local child care professionals, but also two experienced Jersey City moms.”

Vantage Building Rendering (1)Park View Academy will occupy approximately 4,600 square feet of ground floor retail space at Vantage.  The facility will feature a large play area to strongly encourage a high level of child interaction.

“We searched neighborhoods in downtown Jersey City for nearly three years trying to find the right location,” Mrs. Benkovitz adds.  “We were fortunate Vantage was brought to market by Fisher Development Associates and chose the building for our debut facility because the space is beautiful.  We also love the neighborhood feel and its location near the light rail and right off Marin Boulevard makes its accessible for parents.”

The 45-story Vantage boasts approximately 5,000 square-feet of supportive retail space.  The LEED-certified building at 33 Park View Avenue has been an important ingredient in Liberty Harbor North’s growth into a 21st Century urban destination where inspired living spaces blend with community services and shops to create a vibrant live-work environment for today’s urban professional. Continue reading




Seven-Story Building Located at 1024 Adams Street Will Launch Sales This Summer

Every now and then, we like to take a look at new projects of interest. This Passive House in Hoboken is one such project:

candela-lofts-hoboken-apartment-2A nearly-completed seven-story luxury condominium building in uptown Hoboken now has a name and a launch timeline.  Bijou Properties has chosen the name Candela Lofts for the striking new building and announced a June opening of sales for its 10 high-end residences.  The developer has also unveiled an exterior and interior rendering of the building and launched a teaser website at where interested buyers can register as a VIP Prospect and participate in the preview opening.

Candela Lofts will be the first Passive House luxury multi-family building in New Jersey and will set a new standard for luxury and sustainable living on New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast.  The building has been created to achieve a quantifiable and rigorous level of energy efficiency with superinsulation and an airtight building envelope.   Designed by Nastasi Architects, the contemporary building has been developed to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Located at 1024 Adams Street, the one-of-a-kind Candela Lofts will feature a select number of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes with high ceilings, oversized windows, walk-in closets, sleek cabinetry and Miele appliances, and private outdoor space.  Some homes will boast magnificent views of the New York City skyline.

Additional details will be revealed on the website in the coming weeks.  Hudson Place Realty will be handling sales for building.


Vantage Building Rendering (1)Fisher Development Associates announced today that Vantage, its new luxury rental high-rise in downtown Jersey City, N.J., has received LEED® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Located at 33 Park View Avenue, the 45-story waterfront building achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, and indoor environmental quality. The LEED rating system, developed by the USGBC, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

Vantage features 448 rental apartments and approximately 5,000 square-feet of supportive retail space.  Lying in between Luis Munoz Marin Boulevard and South Cove in Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor North neighborhood, the glass curtain wall tower offers a convenient location just steps from mass transportation at the Liberty Harbor Light Rail Station, as well as the Grove Street and Exchange Place PATH stations and New York Waterway ferry service.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by the USGBC and to become LEED certified,” says Brian Fisher, Principal of Fisher Development Associates.  “Vantage is an excellent example of how urban buildings can promote a cleaner, healthier lifestyle for residents while positively impacting the environment.  We’re proud of this important achievement which reflects our company’s dedication to green building practices.”

Designed by S9 Architecture, Vantage features studio, one-, and two-bedroom homes, priced from the low $2,000s.    Apartments are available for immediate occupancy. Continue reading


LobbySoho Lofts is setting the pace in Jersey City’s flourishing rental market having achieved a level of leasing velocity not seen on New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast in recent memory.

In fact, the industrial-inspired community recently experienced an enormous surge in activity  that netted nearly 80 homes reserved in a four-week period alone — remarkable rental volume that’s typically only witnessed during a grand opening phase, reports its developer Manhattan Building Company.  The impressive rush in interest has propelled the collection of 377 loft-style apartments towards the notable mark of almost 60% leased in the first four months of availability.

Manhattan Building Company introduced Soho Lofts to the public in mid-November, delivering luxury apartments with some of the largest floorplans in Hudson County and an exciting mix of resort-inspired indoor and outdoor amenities.  Soho Lofts is the next chapter in the incredible success story being written within the SoHo West Community (south of Hoboken, west of New York City), a new neighborhood concept that’s brought upscale rental buildings and a diverse mix of shops, services and conveniences to Jersey City’s Hoboken border.

“While we certainly expected Soho Lofts to be well-received, the incredible demand since first launching this property has exceeded our most optimistic projections,” says Louis Mont, COO of locally-based Manhattan Building Company.  “To lease so many homes — and so quickly — in what is still an emerging location speaks volumes about the value and appeal being offered at Soho Lofts.  The well-designed apartments, full suite of amenities, and supportive street-level retail have clearly created the kind of desirable urban lifestyle experience today’s renters seek.”

The heightened pace at Soho Lofts has prompted the developer to commence pre-leasing for select apartments in its 14-story west tower.   To preview these homes, interested prospects can call 201-268-7586 and schedule an appointment to tour. Continue reading


Vantage Building RenderingThere’s little question Jersey City has gained a strong foothold in New York City’s housing market, capturing the attention of many Manhattan and Brooklyn residents with its easy access to work centers, upscale, fully-amenitized residential buildings and the exact type of vibrant and thriving downtown environment urban living enthusiasts seek.

For long-time Manhattan residents Jacqueline Troccoli and Alberto Pomello, the buzz emanating from this trendy New Jersey Hudson River Gold Coast City caught their ear in 2016, prompting the couple to investigate its rental opportunities and lifestyle.

“We first looked at Jersey City in summer 2016 when moving from our Hell’s Kitchen apartment,” Jaqueline says.  “We ultimately decided we wanted one more year of New York City living,”

Jaqueline and Alberto would end up renting a home that summer at Ohm in Hudson Yards.  Thirteen months later, however, they came to a firm decision it was time to escape the crowds and congestion of Manhattan and make the move to Jersey City where they could find a more expansive apartment at more attractive pricing.

“We were looking for more space for the two of us, as well as our mini golden doodle Sambuca,” adds Alberto. “We also decided we wanted to purchase a car and have more freedom beyond the public transportation of New York City. Traffic is a nightmare and parking is outrageous so we knew Manhattan wouldn’t be our forever home.” Continue reading

Fall In Love at One Park Condos in Cliffside Park with Valentine’s Special Pricing Incentive

Every now and then, JCFYI likes to look outside of Jersey City to see what’s exciting in nearby neighborhoods. This is one of those days …


Sophisticated homebuyers have yet another reason to “Come Fall In Love” with the luxury homes at One Park in Cliffside Park this February.

Developer DMG Investments has introduced a limited-time incentive which provides special pricing on select one, two, three, and four bedroom condominium at the upscale 14-story Bergen County building.  In honor of Valentine’s Day and available throughout the month, the sweetheart of a deal is a rare opportunity when purchasing at one of the New Jersey Gold Coast’s hottest new residential addresses.  Homes offered in the incentive range from 752 square feet to a sprawling 1,632 square feet.  Each residence includes a private outdoor balcony.

“One Park has been admired by homebuyers from both sides of the Hudson River for a high level of elegance that extends from its lavish homes and notable glass curtain exterior to its world-class amenities and incredible New York City views,” says Stella Liu, Marketing Director for DMG Investments.  “We’re now providing a chance to turn that affection into reality with month-long special pricing that’s sure to capture the attention of interested prospects.”

For additional information on the special incentive and applicable homes, please contact the Sales Gallery at 201-633-7600. Continue reading


Soho Lofts Lobby

Developer Manhattan Building Company has officially unveiled a package of forward-thinking, world-class amenities at Soho Lofts, a new collection of 377 apartment homes in Jersey City’s fast evolving SoHo West (South of Hoboken, West of New York City) Community.

Designed to provide renters a socially-infused urban lifestyle, the professionally-decorated communal spaces radiate a chic and trendy feel that’s on par with fashionable resort destinations and designer five-star hotels.  Found within the industrial-inspired community are contemporary lounges, including a retro arcade, gaming areas and tech lounge, fully-equipped demonstration kitchen and private party room, surround sound media room and private conference rooms, children’s playroom, dog grooming suites, state-of-the-art fitness center with ten-person sauna and indoor/outdoor yoga room.

The full-service resident experience at Soho Lofts is further enhanced by attended valet parking and 24-hour concierge in its magnificent and soaring two-story lobby. Continue reading


Vantage Building RenderingMore Than 50% of the Upscale Apartment at the 45-Story Rental Building Have Been Reserved

Vantage, the upscale 45-story rental building in Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor North, recorded impressive rental velocity in 2017 and has entered the New Year having surpassed an important leasing milestone.

Fisher Development Associates recently announced more than 50% of the 448 luxury apartment homes at the Hudson River waterfront building have been leased.   The developer, along with exclusive marketing and leasing agent, The Marketing Directors, achieved the impressive mark in the first five months of availability.

The notable achievements do not end there.  More than 300 residents have now moved into Vantage, transitioning the building into a vibrant and lively residential address and cementing its status as one of the hottest new rental buildings along the New Jersey Gold Coast.

“The demand at Vantage has been steady since we first introduced the property to the public,” said Fisher Development Associates’ Principal Brian Fisher. “This landmark residential building has quickly made a name for itself with renters from both sides of the Hudson River who want upscale high-rise living in a commuter-friendly location.  They’ve responded strongly to our spacious and modern homes, full package of world-class amenities and one-of-a-kind waterfront views.” Continue reading

KRE turns its focus to next phase of high-profile Journal Squared project


Jonathan Kushner, president of Kushner Real Estate Group — Photo by Jeffrey Vock for Real Estate NJ

By Joshua Burd – Kushner Real Estate Group is set to begin construction on the second of three residential towers at its Journal Squared project in Jersey City, following the success of a first phase that has leased nearly all of its 538 apartments in less than a year.

Set to rise 71 stories, the second luxury tower will be the tallest of the three and is slated for completion by spring 2021, KRE Group President Jonathan Kushner said. It will deliver 704 new units to the now fast-growing Journal Square neighborhood, along with some 60,000 square feet of new amenity space that will be open to all residents of the complex.

It is another milestone for a project that has brought new attention to Jersey City’s onetime commercial epicenter, anchored by the Journal Square PATH station, and KRE Group, which saw the area’s potential more than a decade ago when it began to assemble the site.

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Off the beaten PATH: A guide to the luxury rental buildings lining New Jersey’s light rail

Vantage BedroomThose who want a quick commute to Manhattan at a lower price have long looked to the New Jersey waterfront. A PATH train or ferry can get a well-placed commuter across the river in as little as eight minutes. But some complexes on the waterfront have become nearly as pricey as their New York City counterparts. The median home price in Weehawken, for example, on the Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel, was over $800,000 in 2017, up 25 percent from the year prior. FULL ARTICLE AT BRICKUNDERGROUND.COM