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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 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

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

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.


JC: Boomtown


The July issue of New Jersey Monthly tours Jersey City neighborhoods and reports on the rise of our own city.

The driving tour will take us through the parts of the city where its changes are most evident: to the restaurants, shops and nightspots around the Grove Street PATH station downtown; west to Journal Square, the historic hub, where towers that rival those on the waterfront are now rising; north to the Heights, where many former downtown residents, including Fulop himself, have been migrating in search of lower prices; and south to Bergen-Lafayette, where developers have been nibbling at the edges of a neighborhood they had  long ignored.









Jersey City is the next stop after Manhattan, according to The NY Times

70 Columbus View

70 Columbus

The New York Times’ Ronda Kaysen looks across the Hudson. Destination: Jersey City.

“As Manhattan becomes increasingly more densely populated, people are migrating to the next stop,” said Michael J. DeMarco, the president of Mack-Cali Realty, which is building 6,000 residential units near the Jersey City waterfront, including M2 at Marbella, a 311-unit rental opening this month. “Now they’re looking across the water and saying, ‘Isn’t that a lot closer than Bushwick or Williamsburg?’ ”

Countless restaurants are now downtown. Whole Foods Market plans to open near the Grove Street PATH station in 2020. “Everywhere you look around, there is something new happening,” said Nicole Sorgentoni, 33, a jewelry buyer for Loft who pays $2,320 a month for a one-bedroom in 70 Columbus, a luxury rental downtown.

Steven M. Fulop, the 39-year-old mayor, said of the city, “We’ve kind of hit our stride.” He and his fiancée, Jaclyn Thompson, are renovating a Victorian rowhouse that they bought last summer in the Heights.


The NY Times hails Jersey City!

The New York Times continues to trumpet the rise of Jersey City with today’s story featuring emerging neighborhoods and the people behind them.


The view of the Hudson River and Lower Manhattan as seen from 70 Columbus, a luxury rental that opened in November. Credit Luiz C. Ribeiro for The New York Times

Jersey City is no longer just another gritty town on the wrong side of the Hudson River, dismissed by apartment hunters. As its population soars, new housing rises and buyers get wind of the quick train commute it offers to New York, Jersey City is shedding its dingy image and emerging as a destination of choice.

An influx of new arrivals priced out of Manhattan and Brooklyn is helping make it the fastest growing metropolitan area in New Jersey, with some 262,000 residents in 2014, up nearly 6 percent from 2010, according to United States census data. And with the inventory of available homes at a three-year low, bidding wars are driving up prices downtown, pushing newcomers farther inland. Even the city’s 38-year-old mayor, Steven M. Fulop, is leaving downtown — for a single-family house he bought last summer in Jersey City Heights, at the northern end of the city.

Developers are rushing to build, with some 7,000 units of housing under construction and another 19,000 approved — more than in any other city in the state, according to the mayor’s office.


Aerie Art that Inspires, with Sunset Cocktails

February 5 – March 6, 2016

70 Columbus - Panepinto Art Apartment

Penthouse 4 at 70 Columbus. PHOTO: James Salzano

Panepinto Galleries, in collaboration with 70 COLUMBUS, presents a one-month pop-up exhibition highlighting the passion and talent of the creators and makers of Jersey City & the local area.

OPEN WEEKLY: Sat & Sun, 1 pm-7 pm through March 6 (sunset cocktails 5pm-7pm).
Additionally available by appointment and private events.

The exhibition “Mementos” features the multi-faceted dimensions of love through art and objects. “Mementos”, will be showcased in an authentic apartment experience with local artists, boutiques and artisans from the community and nearby.

The 50th floor penthouses, with their stunning panoramic views, will be transformed into elegantly furnished homes where all art, furnishings and accessories are for sale.

This meticulously curated experience will be a warm place to get to know your neighborhood shops and a superior coterie of artists that weave together themes of love and remembrance through paintings, drawings and sculpture. “Mementos” is a selection of works inspired by this positive expression.

Artwork curated by Michelle Doll & Lisa Lebofsky
Jewelry & Fashion consulting by Jessica Van Treuren
Interior Design by Regina Mariano

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Penthouse 2 at 70 Columbus in Jersey City, which is part of “Mementos,” a pop-up art exhibit by Columbus 70 and Panepinto Galleries. PHOTO: James Salzano

Artists, Boutiques, Artisans:
Emily Adams, Jessica Augier, Tamalin Baumgarten, Jeanne Brasile, Dina Brodsky, Diana Corvelle, Jenya Chernoff, Diane Davis, Cara DeAngelis, Michelle Doll, Peter Drake, Heidi Elbers, Shauna Finn, David K. Friedman, Glenn Garver, Stephen Gross, Alonsa Guevara, Gabriela Handal, Laurence Hegarty, Joshua Henderson, Caitlin Hurd, Jake Ingram, Christian Johnson, Robert Koch, Karl Koett, Robert Kogge, Jennifer Krause, Will Kurtz, Juanita Lanzo, Lisa Lebofsky, James Linkous, William Logan, Daniel Maidman, Livia Mosanu, Arcmanaro Niles, Kyeong Keun No, Sarah Novio, Esteban Ocampo, Stefania Panepinto, Duda Penteado, Rafael Perez, Robert W. Pillsbury, Joe Rodrigues, Patrick Romine, James Salzano, Nicolas Sanchez, Ryan Schroeder, Victoria Selbach, Mike Selbach, Alex Smith, Diane Stiglich, Robin Tedesco, Annie Wildey, Melanie Vote. Arcos, Battaglia’s Home, By Andrew Coslow, Christine Anderson Floral Design, David Aubrey, Feena Boutique,, Found My Animal, France and Son, Glenwood Office Furniture, Hound About Town, Hibernate Bedding, Hudson County Art Supply, Imports From Marrakesh, Inspiralized, Kanibal & Co., The Lucky Honey Bee, Luna Rosa Home, Markai, MBS MFG. Co, Me-llennial Collective Apparel, Mint Market, Modern Sage, MRC, Niroma Studio, Noa Frank, The M Jewelers, PRIMITIV Designs, Rough Design Co., Smith and Chang, Studio 134, Taproot Organics, Tribal Home, Urban Consign and Design, VERY, Vivi Girl Shop, W Hotel the Store, Yours Immortally, 14th Street Garden Center.

Panepinto Galleries was founded by Stefania Panepinto in 2011 as a collective space to host gallery exhibitions and film screenings. Located in the heart of the Powerhouse Arts District in Jersey City, NJ, the 10,000SF gallery and artist’s studios have been vital in building a vibrant community for artists, local residents and visitors from the surrounding metro area. For further information and to join our mailing list, please contact the gallery:| T: 201.521.9000.

Mapping the Rise of New Jersey’s 23 Tallest Towers maps Jersey City’s tallest buildings! 

New York may be known for its skyscrapers, but its humble neighbor to the west is slowly but surely catching up in the megaproject department. While New Jersey won’t be getting any supertall towers anytime soon, there are plenty of larger developments coming to the state, including 99 Hudson Street in Jersey City, a planned 990-foot tower that will, upon completion, become the tallest building in the state. There’s also a pie-in-the-sky idea to resurrect the struggling Atlantic City via a giant new casino and tower. So what better time is there to look at the tallest towers rising in the Garden State? This list looks at both the tallest planned towers and some of the smaller ones—but ends with 475-foot-tall buildings. (We had to stop somewhere.)

The Journal Squared complex is Jersey City’s own megaproject, with Kushner Real Estate Group andNational Real Estate Advisors developing three residential towers in the Journal Square neighborhood. Of the three structures, tower 2 is expected to be the tallest, at 70 stories and 742 feet tall. Completion is expected sometime in 2016. [Rendering via Hollwich Kushner]

URL Harborside—the acronym stands for “Urban Ready Life” is a boxy, three-building project designed by Dutch firm concrete and developed by Ironstate and Mack Cali. Each of the three towers will be 713 feet tall, with approximately 736 aparments spread across the entire complex. The buildings are amenity-heavy, with offerings like a rooftop pool, on-site cafe, and fitness center available to residents. Estimated completion: 2016. [Rendering via Ironstate]

Being developed by Ironstate Development Company and Panepinto Properties, 70 Columbus is a 500-foot-tall rental building containing 543 luxury units, including studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. It’s expected to open by the end of the year. [Rendering via Ironstate]

Being developed Ironstate and Kushner Real Estate Group (KRE), this residential building is being constructed on the site of an old coal bunker and will have 670 rental units. Though it won’t come close to being one of the state’s tallest, it’ll still rise to 475 feet high upon completion. [Rendering via HLW]

Crystal Point condo sets Downtown JC per sf record

2015-07-22_11-28-42via The Real Deal – Manhattan prices have fully arrived in Downtown Jersey City’s booming condominium market. A two-bedroom condominium unit at the Fisher Organization’s 42-story tower Crystal Point has just set the price-per-square-foot record in Downtown Jersey City, The Real Deal has learned.

Sold last week in a resale for $1.86 million, the 1,371-square-foot pad averages a whopping $1,356 per square foot, according to Metropolitan’s Waterfront Residential Brokerage’s Sujay Shah, who represented the buyer.

The sale bests a $2.8 million two-bedroom penthouse condo sale at Hovnanian Enterprise’s 77 Hudson. That condo, still the priciest overall apartment sale in Jersey City, tallied $1,333 per square foot when it sold in 2013. Shah was a broker on both deals.

Shah touted the location as the major selling point for his client’s buy at Crystal Point, which opened in 2008.

“The condo is located right on the waterfront and nothing can block the view,” Shah said. Lorna Chen of the Chen Agency had the listing.

Kushner Real Estate Group and Ironstate Development last year opened an 11-story, 422-unit rental building in the neighborhood, at 18 Park Avenue. Meanwhile, a diverse array of office tenants are moving across the river to Downtown Jersey City and Newport.

More on JC’s Building Boom

A rendering of the pedestrian plaza slated for 70 and 90 Columbus Drive, two residential towers going up outside the Grove Street PATH station in Jersey City.

A rendering of the pedestrian plaza slated for 70 and 90 Columbus Drive, two residential towers going up outside the Grove Street PATH station in Jersey City.

Terrence T. McDonald at recently updated his report on the Jersey City building boom. Projects include Silverman‘s Charles & Co. on Grove St at Montgomery, Baker Building in Bergen-Lafayette, Ironstate‘s 70 and 90 Columbus, The Criterion at The Beacon and many others.

To whet your appetite ….

Developers Eric and Paul Silverman have been building in Jersey City for over 30 years — before it was cool. The brothers’ new building, Charles and Co., a 99-unit Grove Street building with office and retail space, is opening this summer. Eric Silverman told The Jersey Journal the city’s newest boom is part of a global trend of more people choosing city living over suburbia.


Earlier this month, ground was broken for an 83-unit apartment building on Suydam Avenue in Bergen-Lafayette, the largest development Ward F has seen in years. The apartment complex, which will be named Baker Building after the Baker Coating Factory that used to stand in its place, will be a 100,000-square foot wood frame building less than four blocks away from the Liberty State Park Light Rail station.


The Criterion, a 271-unit tower at the Beacon — the former Jersey City Medical Center complex on Baldwin Avenue — is also expected to open up this year.

Meanwhile, Ironstate is building a 44-story, 670-unit tower at Grand and Grove streets on the site of the old Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County. That project, which could break ground late this year, will come with park improvements and an extension of Grove Street into the Liberty Harbor North area.


Jersey City development boom reaching new heights

A rendering of the pedestrian plaza slated for 70 and 90 Columbus Drive, two residential towers going up outside the Grove Street PATH station in Jersey City.

A rendering of the pedestrian plaza slated for 70 and 90 Columbus Drive, two residential towers going up outside the Grove Street PATH station in Jersey City.

Terrence T. McDonald at continues his series of reports on Jersey City’s building boom. From Grove Street to Journal Square, rising new buildings prove the trend of people choosing cities over suburbs.

The city is expecting nearly 3,000 residential units to come online before the end of the year, while developers are expected to break ground on another 3,000 in the next 10 months.

The new additions will include a 950-foot condominium tower on Hudson Street that will be the tallest building in New Jersey, a 50-story high-rise outside the Grove Street PATH station and a 448-unit tower in Liberty Harbor North that will rise 44 stories.

And the changes aren’t only in the Downtown, where most of the new large-scale development has taken place for the last three decades. Hundreds of units are set to go online by the end of the year on Senate Place, just south of Canco Lofts, and at the Beacon.

Developers Eric and Paul Silverman have been building in Jersey City for over 30 years — before it was cool. The brothers’ new building, Charles and Co., a 99-unit Grove Street building with office and retail space, is opening this summer. Eric Silverman told The Jersey Journal the city’s newest boom is part of a global trend of more people choosing city living over suburbia.

More than that, he said, Jersey City is special.

“People have finally recognized that Jersey City has a lot of natural assets: good architecture, a good grid pattern, the multiple modes of transportation,” he said. “It has everything.”


Our Changing NJ Skyline

Kathryn Brenzel at reports on 13 new developments that could change the NJ skyline.

Developers told NJ Advance Media that the increase is largely due to the improved economy and the desire of younger generations to be closer to New York City and mass transit. This is evident in Jersey City’s Journal Square, which is seeing renewed interest among developers. Journal Squared is a planned three-tower project that will bring 1,840 units to the area. The city could also soon be home to the tallest building in the state–a 950 foot-tower planned for 99 Hudson Street


The article includes projects such as KRE’s Journal Squared …

Journal Squared: KRE Group broke ground in October on the first of three towers planned for property between Magnolia, Pavonia and Summit Avenues in Jersey City. The tallest tower of the $666 million project is expected to reach 70-stories.


… as well as Mack-Cali and Ironstate’s URL Harborside:

URL Harborside: Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and Ironstate broke ground on this 69-story residential tower on the Jersey City waterfront in January 2014. The $291 million project is expected to be completed by mid-2016.