Hudson County Dry Cleaner Opens 2nd Location at Hoboken Luxury Rental Building

Prime Time Cleaners, a locally owned dry cleaner, has opened the doors to its second Hudson County location at 7 Seventy House, the upscale new 424-home rental building in Hoboken, NJ.

Called Prime Time Cleaners-2, the store will occupy 875 square feet of space at the 14-story building and offer traditional dry clean services, as well as wash and press shirt, alterations and tailor service, wedding gown preservation and more.  The addition of Prime-Time Cleaners-2 will deliver yet another lifestyle amenity to Hoboken’s budding west side, which has fast become of one the most sought-after live/work/play centers in this mile-square city.

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Prime Time Cleaners-2 has opened at 770 Jackson Street in Hoboken, NJ.   The initial outpost of the dry cleaner– Prime Time Cleaners — is located in Jersey City

The Hoboken storefront is the newest installment of Prime-Time Cleaners, joining its flagship location at 723 Secaucus Road in Jersey City, according to owner Max Aliiev.  Dry cleaning will be handled in house at the Jersey City location to provide customers the highest quality and quickest service.

‘We’re very excited to open in Hoboken’s west end,” Mr. Aliiev said.  “7 Seventy House will provide direct access to a large customer base within the building itself.  We are also ideally located to provide service to the surrounding neighborhood, which has become a bustling residential community.  It was the perfect opportunity to expand our business.”

In all, 7 Seventy House features 24,000 square-feet of ground floor retail space which will include services and retailers to infuse new energy into the west end community, according to developer Bijou Properties and partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation.

“The opening of Prime-Time Cleaners-2 is notable on multiple fronts,” added Larry Bijou, managing partner of Hoboken-based Bijou Properties.  “First and foremost, it delivers a needed service to all the residents of this new lifestyle center.  It is also a sign of the resiliency of the Hoboken business community.  At a time when many small business owners are facing challenges, a retailer opening a new location is an occasion to be celebrated.”

“We’re incredibly happy to welcome Prime Time Cleaners-2 to 7 Seventy House,” commented Peter Palandjian, Chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation.   “This building was designed to not only introduce an exciting residential address to the neighborhood, but also create a vibrant community environment by adding vital shops, services and public amenities. The addition of Prime-Time Cleaners-2 will bolster the lively environment that’s quickly taking shape on Hoboken’s western end.”

Well over 50% of the homes at 7 Seventy House are now occupied, and more than 70% of its studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments have been leased, according to The Marketing Directors, the building’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent.    Monthly rents start in the $2,600s, with limited-time incentives that include six weeks free on a 13-month lease.

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7 Seventy House features 424-luxury rentals on Hoboken’s west side.

Residences at 7 Seventy House 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 Kohler fixtures.

7 Seventy House boasts a comprehensive 90,000 square-foot resort-style amenity package that includes its residents-only outdoor spaces.  There’s also a penthouse pool  with lounge seating, expansive amenity deck with BBQ stations, 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 coworking lounge and coffee station and a conference room with access to an outdoor lounge with a fire pit.  Many of the amenity spaces boast views of the Manhattan skyline.

Beyond the private amenities, 7 Seventy House will offer services that include a 24-hour attended lobby, Hello Alfred concierge service and covered parking.

The landmark Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects (MHS Architects)-designed building features a 14-story high rise tower with multiple terraced setbacks, a glass and brick exterior and a distinctive columned entryway.

7 Seventy House was developed in conjunction with a two-acre public resiliency park right outside the building.   The 7th and Jackson park features a public plaza with step seating and tilted lawn panel,  large plaza to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets, a children’s playground, a one-acre green space designed for active and passive recreation uses and a state-of-the-art 6,835 square-foot community gymnasium.

7 Seventy House has launched a virtual tour program to remotely accommodate prospective residents.  To schedule a digital presentation, please visit the building’s website at www.7SeventyHouse.com or call 201-795-0770.

About Bijou Properties

Founded in 1999 in Hoboken, N.J., Bijou Properties is an award-winning owner, operator, and developer of the highest quality green development along the Hudson waterfront. A recognized leader in sustainable development, Bijou Properties created New Jersey’s first LEED gold residential high-rise, first LEED platinum mid-rise, and first Passive House multi-family building. A developer that prides itself on building livable neighborhoods, projects have included new parks and pedestrian plazas, a public gymnasium, charter school, non-profit theater space, and unique commercial tenants including a rock-climbing gym, independent bookstore and culinary studio.

About Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation

Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser with decades long experience in real estate investment, finance, development, construction management and asset management. Since 1959, Intercontinental and its affiliates have managed, developed, or owned collectively over $14 billion in real estate property. Today, Intercontinental manages a real estate portfolio of approximately $10 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.

 

 

 

Suburban Shift? Young Hudson County Families Rethink Housing Needs in Today’s New Version of Live/Work

D06IMG_5303fThe redefined notion of live/work in today’s new business climate has given young families in Hudson County new thoughts towards housing needs.   While the walkability, access to transportation, maintenance-free living that come with urban living still have a prominent place on the list of preferences, an abundance of space is now the primary need for a new generation of homebuyers.

This new line of thinking has resulted in a shift in interest with suburban destinations along New Jersey transit rail and bus lines rising in popularity.  Traditional migration strongholds in Morris, Essex and Bergen Counties are seeing an considerable uptick in activity.  With an increased reliance on work from home, Monmouth County, a long desired residential address occasionally considered too far from Manhattan work centers, has also seen a noticeable rise in buyer traffic from areas like Jersey City and Hoboken.

One neighborhood that’s experienced increased inquiries from Hudson County families is East Gate, an upscale residential community in storied Fort Monmouth.    The historic community has an inventory of single-family attached homes that checks all the boxes for urban dwellers transitioning to suburban living.    The two-story residences are wowing homebuyers impressed by expansive spaces indoor and out, and appreciative of the extra leisure time afforded by the neighborhood’s maintenance-free lifestyle.

Priced from $679,990, the three-bedroom homes boast uniquely wide floorplans with 2.5 baths, spacious dining/living room with fireplace, open concept kitchen, expansive master bedroom suite with lavish master bath and sitting room and den. Crown moldingeast gate can be found throughout the main living level and hardwood flooring is included on both the first and second floors.  Outside, each home has a private patio to fully enjoy the tranquil and scenic natural Fort Monmouth surroundings.

Spacious and stylish layouts that provide an abundance of room to grow are not the only attributes attracting young buyers to the single-family attached homes at East Gate.  There is also an extremely affordable cost of ownership created by today’s low interest rates, low monthly maintenance fees and property taxes that are reasonable, especially when factoring in the neighborhood is served by the award-winning Oceanport school district.   Better yet, the single-family attached residences offer Immediate Occupancy, meaning buyers who act quickly can close on a home in time for the upcoming academic year.

Commutability has also played a significant role in East Gate’s appeal to working families, according to CB New Homes of Madison, NJ, the community’s exclusive marketing and sales agent.  Easily accessible are New Jersey Transit’s Little Silver Train Station, located just two miles away, and express ferry service, both of which provide fast service to Manhattan.

“The single-family attached residences have been in high demand as of late, especially with a reliance on remote working expected to remain prevalent,” says Michael Hong, VP of Development for RPM Development Group, which has created East Gate in fully-restored century-old Officer’s Housing at the former army post in Oceanport, NJ.   “These are expansive floorplans with open interiors perfectly suited for a family, and bonus den that can also be used as an office.   Each home has private outdoor space, and quick access to shared open areas that includes a walking trail, expansive parade grounds and the East Gate Park.  For those who may be asked to visit employment centers, mass transportation is in close proximity, whisking commuters into New York City.”

Some of the available single-family attached homes are located within Officer’s Row, the final housing phase at East Gate. Aptly named after its former purpose as acclaimed residences for high ranking officers stationed on Fort Monmouth, homes in Officer’s Row are situated in some of most desirable community locations with beautiful waterviews of Parker’s Creek.  These residences are priced from the upper $700,000s.

Palermo Edwards Architecture has remodeled century-old Officer’s Housing buildings on the 1,126-acre former U.S. Army post into homes that blend early 20th century style with modern interiors.  The well-appointed floorplans offer luxury kitchens with granite or quartz countertops, stainless steel Kohler fixtures and GE appliance packages; and master-bathroom suites with double vanity countertops, Moen Eva faucets and showers with built-in benches and semi-frameless shower doors.  These contemporary floorplans are complemented by notable brick exteriors of tremendous grandeur and consequence.

Residents at East Gate enjoy being part of the Jersey Shore’s premier live/play community.  An abundance of amenities and services are nearby, including the Marina at Oceanport, parade grounds, open space and walking and biking trails around Parker’s Creek.  There’s also East Gate Park, a one-acre outdoor space featuring a monument paying homage to Fort Monmouth’s storied past, pedestrian pathways, benches, lawns, seasonal flowers and shrubbery and a modernized lightning/lantern package

Oceanport is one of Monmouth County’s most desired residential settings, combining a distinctly suburban environment with award-winning schools.  The Borough also provides an incredibly commuter-friendly location with easy access to all that makes Jersey Shore living so special.

East Gate itself is situated just minutes from popular New Jersey beaches and the banks of the Shrewsbury River, and is in proximity to the entertainment, dining and culture of Red Bank and Asbury Park. Major highways, including Routes 35, 36, 18 and the Garden State Parkway, are also nearby.

RPM Development Group has instituted revised sales procedures to assist homebuyers at East Gate during the coronavirus outbreak.    The community’s sales gallery is open by appointment and buyers can still discuss the one-of-a-kind homes at East Gate with a sales representative by calling 732-523-5566.  As always, a wealth of detailed information, including availability, homes features, and virtual model tours, are available on the community’s website at http://www.EastGateOceanport.com.

 

Jersey Shore New Home Communities Catching the Attention of Urban Residents

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Developers of new home communities on New Jersey’s famed Jersey Shore are reporting an uptick in interest from urban enthusiasts seeking more space and comfort without sacrificing the ease of living and proximity to a dynamic lifestyle they enjoy in city apartments and condos.  At one of the most unique new neighborhoods in Monmouth County, East Gate in Oceanport,  CB New Homes, its exclusive sales and marketing agent, has seen a noticeable increase in phone calls and website leads from potential buyers in urban centers such as Jersey CIty and Hoboken.

One thing many of these prospects share is a strong desire to move quickly and purchase a home that would allow them to be residing “down the shore” by summer’s end.  This not only allows them to be enjoying a suburban-like lifestyle sooner than later, it also enables families with young children to be settled in a new home in time for the 2020 school year.

East Gate has been an attractive option thanks in large measure to its limited inventory of immediate occupancy homes now available, according to RPM Development Group, which has created East Gate in fullyrestored century-old Officer’s Housing at historic Fort Monmouth in Oceanport, NJ.

Each of the product types offered at East Gate, townhomes and single-family detached residences, are available in the Quick Delivery inventory.  The residences boast all the attributes that have spurred sales at the community past the 70% sold mark. 

First and foremost are modern and spacious interiors that feature designer appointments throughout.   These contemporary floorplans are complemented by notable brick exteriors of tremendous grandeur and consequence.  There’s also plenty of room to spread out with private patios and outdoor space provided with each residence, as well as shared open space that includes a walking trail, expansive parade grounds and the East Gate Park.  All of this is offered in a picturesque, maintenance-free neighborhood where tiresome chores such as lawn are handled by a Homeowner Association.  The community is also serviced by the sough-after Oceanport school district which is consistently critically acclaimed.

Three-bedroom Quick Delivery townhomes are priced from the low $500,000s, three-bedroom Quick Delivery duplexes are priced from the upper $600,00s and the Quick Delivery four-bedroom single-family residences start in the upper $800,000s.

“Our Quick Delivery homes have had great appeal to homebuyers who want to purchase a stylish new residence, but may desire to speed up plans to move,”  says Michael Hong, Assistant VP of Development for RPM.   “This is further amplified by current market conditions and includes everyone from purchasers who already sold an existing home to renters in places like Hoboken, Jersey City, Morristown and Long Branch are looking to significantly increase living space from smaller urban apartments or condos.   East Gate provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to purchase a chic, expansive home with sought-after interior features and exterior historic flair that’s delivered to them quickly after completing their purchase.”

RPM Development Group has instituted revised sales procedures to assist homebuyers at East Gate during the coronavirus outbreak.  The development firm, along with CB New Homes, the community’s exclusive sales agent, has enacted the new measures to allow prospects to safely tour the homes and neighborhood and alleviate some of the concerns associated with COVID-19. 

The community’s sales gallery is open by appointment and buyers can still discuss the one-of-a-kind homes at East Gate with a sales representative by calling 732-523-5566.  What’s more, the process of in-person private tours has been adjusted to comply with recommended social distancing guidelines.  On-site visitors are provided exclusive access to new Officer’s Row models at East Gate, including a fully -decorated three-bedroom single-family attached home and a vignetted four-bedroom single-family detached residence.  Buyers can walk through the models at their leisure. For the safety of visitors and staff, there is an increased frequency of cleanings of the models and its high touch surfaces.  As always, a wealth of detailed information, including availability, homes features, and virtual model tours, are available on the community’s website at http://www.EastGateOceanport.com.

Officer’s Row, the final housing section at East Gate, is a limited offering of just 8 detached and attached single-family homes.  Aptly named after its former purpose as acclaimed residences for high ranking officers stationed on Fort Monmouth, homes in Officer’s Row are situated in some of most desirable community locations with beautiful waterviews of Parker’s Creek.

Palermo Edwards Architecture has remodeled the buildings’ interiors to create new two- and three-story homes with luxurious kitchens and bathrooms and a high level of style and comfort. Generous floorplans feature designer elements, including modern kitchens with granite or quartz countertops, stainless steel Kohler fixtures and GE appliance packages; and master-bathroom suites with double vanity countertops, Moen Eva faucets and showers with built-in benches and semi-frameless shower doors.  Residences also provide hardwood flooring throughout first floors in the townhome designs and throughout both first and second floors in the duplex and single-family floorplans.

Homes in Officer’s Row are priced from the upper $700,000s and feature spacious dining/living room, open concept kitchen, expansive master bedroom suite with lavish master bath and sitting room and den.  Residences provide spacious backyards with large patios to take advantage of the water views of Parker’s Creek.   As an added bonus, crown molding can be found throughout the main living level and hardwood flooring is included on both the first and second floors, desired finishes not available in previous duplexes.

In addition to Officer’s Row, a limited number of townhomes and duplexes are available in Phase II at East Gate priced from the $500,000s to the mid-$700,000s. 

Residents at East Gate enjoy being part of the Jersey Shore’s premier live/play community.  An abundance of amenities and services are nearby, including the Marina at Oceanport, parade grounds, open space and walking and biking trails around Parker’s Creek.  There’s also East Gate Park, a one-acre outdoor space featuring a monument paying homage to Fort Monmouth’s storied past, pedestrian pathways, benches, lawns, seasonal flowers and shrubbery and a modernized lightning/lantern package

Oceanport is one of Monmouth County’s most desired residential settings, combining a distinctly suburban environment with award-winning schools.  The Borough also provides an incredibly commuter-friendly location with easy access to all that makes Jersey Shore living so special.

East Gate itself is situated just minutes from popular New Jersey beaches and the banks of the Shrewsbury River, and is in proximity to the entertainment, dining and culture of Red Bank and Asbury Park. Commuters will enjoy the location just two miles from New Jersey Transit’s Little Silver Train Station, which provides direct service to Manhattan, as well as easy access to major highways including Routes 35, 36, 18 and the Garden State Parkway.

The on-site sales program at East Gate is being conducted by CB New Homes of Madison, NJ.(www.cbnewhomes.com) 

 

Galleria Hudson in Downtown Jersey City to display student art exhibit

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Gallerie Hudson in Downtown Jersey City will host an exhibit  of Jersey City charter school students’ artwork as a part of a JC Fridays event.

The exhibit opening will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6. The artwork will be on display until May 1 at Galleria Hudson, which is located at 197 Newark Ave.

The featured artwork was created by 10 different students ranging from first to eighth grade. The students work will be available for sale, with prices split between the student and the school, with the gallery taking a small commission.

 

Bang Cookies Opening Second Location in Jersey City

1Word on the street is that Bang Cookies will be opening a second location in downtown Jersey City along the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza.

According to Hoboken Girl, Bang Cookies recently signed a lease at 128 Newark Avenue and is set to open sometime within the next two weeks. Their first storefront is located on Summit Ave in the Heights.

Bang Cookies is known for delivering luxe, all-natural, organic cookies rather than the typical run-of-the-mill cookie. Created in 2016 by George Kuan, Bang Cookies offers delicious and very “Instagramable” giant cookies both in store and online as well. Local delivery is also available in Jersey City, Weehawken, Hoboken and Union City.

Surf & Turf Fest at Zeppelin Hall This Weekend!

1Starting today,  Thursday, February 27 until Sunday, March 1, Zeppelin Hall will be hosting a Surf & Turf Fest. highlighting seven different Surf & Turf combinations curated by Chopped champion, Chef Franco.

Zeppelin Hall is a restaurant & beer garden located at 88 Liberty View Drive, which features a full bar, over 100 European imports and U.S. craft beers, indoor and outdoor seating, live music and DJ’s on the weekends, and a very lighthearted environment to socialize! Reservations are accepted and encouraged.

For more information visit: https://zeppelinhall.com/

Jersey City partners with rideshare company VIA to provide more transit options

1Jersey City’s new rideshare bus service hit the road this week to reach areas with limited access to public transportation.

Mayor Steve Fulop hopes the partnership with rideshare company Via will help eliminate parking problems and provide more cost-effective transportation to northern and southern neighborhoods of the city.

The rideshare company Via will have 14 vehicles that will now service the neighborhoods where there are no bus routes.

People can hail a ride by using the app,or via phone line for those who do not have access to a smartphone.

Via is offering a special price for the next month of $1 per ride, and the price will increase to $2 per ride after March 21.

 

Art Fair 14C Brings Work from 300+ Artists to Jersey City

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Art Fair 14C is returning to Jersey City’s waterfront for its second year from February 21 to 23. As New Jersey’s only art fair, Art Fair 14C provides support and growth opportunity for small and medium sized galleries and highlights New Jersey as an exciting destination for high quality art.

The second edition of Art Fair 14C will be held on two levels of the Hyatt Regency at Exchange Place and will showcase work from more than 300 artists.

Participating Jersey City galleries include Art House Gallery, Drawing Rooms, New Jersey City University’s Art Department, and Pro Arts. Hudson County artists that will be exhibiting their work  include Loura Van Der Meule, Jake Miller, Johnathan Acheson, and Theda Stanford, Tim Daly , Alyssa Ki, and Joe Waks.

The non-profit international art fair was created to strengthen and support smaller art galleries, increase opportunities for artists from all over the world and enhance Jersey City’s reputation as a leading arts destination.

Friday’s show is VIP and press access only and will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. The show is open to the  public on Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets can be found for $10 at eventbrite.com/e/art-fair-14c-tickets-86837935603.

Closing Weekend for REFLECTIONS by Candy Le Sueur

1PANEPINTO GALLERIES, in collaboration with SPEAR STREET CAPITAL, presents REFLECTIONS, highlighting artwork by Jersey City based artist Candy Le Sueur.

Candy Le Sueur is known for her large-scale expressive abstracted paintings and her intimate mixed media on paper, which includes monotypes. Her imagery offers spontaneous expressions of her perception of the land, sea and sky, seeking to remind us of the eternal beauty beyond a specific space or time.

CLOSING HOURS:    Feb 22 & 23, 12pm – 6pm, #ArtFair14C 

OPEN WEEKLY:       Monday through Friday, 9am – 6pm
                                  Additionally available by appointment 

LOCATION:               70 Hudson St, Jersey City, New Jersey
                                    (Entrance = Hudson River Waterfront Walkway & Grand St)

A Jersey City Tradition: Walk for Team Walker Fundraiser

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It’s that time of year! Team Walker has announced the date of their annual fundraiser, Walk for Team Walker, which will take place on April 22, 2020. The fundraiser features a 1.5-mile scenic walk along the Hudson River, with the addition of food, music and fun activities!

All proceeds from the Walk for Team Walker will benefit Team Walker’s academic and recreation programs. Team Walker is a local nonprofit that serves to improve the quality of life for the children of Jersey City.

Registration will take place at 4 p.m., with the walk and post event festivities occurring from 5-7 p.m. Registration and the start of the walk will start at 1 Exchange Place in Jersey City.

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To sign up for the walk and/or a sponsorship click here.

For more information about the event visit https://teamwalker.org/walk/