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

VIA Exterior

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



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.



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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


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


Movies on the Pier – The Goonies, Hosted By 99 Hudson and Exchange Place Alliance


When: Thursday, August 22nd at 8pm

Where: 200 Hudson Street – Jersey City, New Jersey 07311

Steven Spielberg’s 1980’s classic movie “The Goonies” will light up a big screen under the stars at the J. Owen Grundy Pier in downtown Jersey City.  The public is invited to come out and enjoy the adventures of this gang of misfits as they follow an old map leading to a hidden treasure.  The complimentary, family-friendly movie is sponsored by 99 Hudson and the Exchange Place Alliance.

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.

9th Annual All About Downtown Jersey City Street Fair


When: Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12 PM – 8 PM

Where: Grove PATH Plaza – 314 Grove St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

The Annual All About Downtown Street Fair is back.

Celebrate Downtown Jersey City on Saturday, September 21st with the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District’s 9th Annual All About Downtown Street Festival from Noon-8pm.

We are hosting over 325+ unique vendors from The Grove Path Plaza all the way to Coles Street.

Our kid’s area will be packed with rides, face painting, games and shops for the little ones. (First Street) Sponsored by Smile Preschool and Nursery

Dancing Tony has invited a Get Down-town roster of local musicians at the (The) Rock-it Docket Stage (Bay & Newark) with performances by: TBD

Music On The Plaza (Grove Path Plaza):
Rotating DJs in the Chillax Zone

Beer Gardens
Mathews Food & Drink southern- style biergarten area (Grove Street)

The Keyhole Bar (Bay Street)

Left Bank Burger Bar Island Vibes Reggae Fest (Jersey Avenue)

This event will go on rain or shine.