JCAST Edition: @convivomusic

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A homecoming of sorts: four of Con Vivo Music’s most well-known performers, including 3 founding Artistic Board members, come together to play string quartets that were foundational in their development as musicians. From Antonín Dvořák’s beloved “American” Quartet to CVM violinist Mazz Swift’s first work for string quartet, “Fast Stone,” with a stop across the Hudson for Philip Glass’ Quartet #2, “Company,” the program will be an autumnal feast for the senses.

CVM is pleased to present this concert in collaboration with Drawing Rooms and JCity Realty as part of the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour. Our performance will be in JCity Reality’s gallery space among artwork curated by Drawing Rooms.

Event Details:
Con Vivo Quartets
FREE, all ages welcome
Sunday, October 9, 2016 @ 3:00pm
JCity Realty Gallery – 109 Christopher Columbus Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07302
http://www.convivomusic.org/events/con-vivo-quartets/
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Tomorrow’s Forecast …

facebook_event_436166393249140Tomorrow’s forecast indicates a 99% chance of wine.

Art House Productions, JCity Realty, and Super Buy Rite invite you to join in a Wine Tasting
to support Art House’s rebuilding efforts after their recent flood.

The event will take place tomorrow, Friday, April 1st from 7pm to 10 pm at JCity Realty located at 109 Christopher Columbus Drive.

Live jazz will be presented by the Bryan Beninghove Trio.

Tickets are $50 (partially tax-deductible) and include tasting, entertainment, and raffle.

 

The Oakman to Open in Jersey City

A rendering of The Oakman, new upscale condos at 160 First Street slated to open in the summer of 2016.

A rendering of The Oakman, new upscale condos at 160 First Street slated to open in the summer of 2016.

New condominiums will soon join Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District.

The Oakman, located at 160 First Street, is slated to open in the summer of 2016, George Cahn, a spokesman for the developer, The Shuster Group, told NJ Advance Media. The seven-story building will feature 159 units, starting at $700,000. Local brokerage JCity Realty began sales this week.

The building is being billed as one of the first condo offering in Jersey City in several years, the majority of new construction projects being rentals. Both Jersey City and Hoboken have seen for-sale inventory drop as new rental properties continue to emerge, leading to more competitive bidding for high-demand properties.

“The time is right to introduce a new luxury condominium offering that will help answer the pent-up demand for upscale, for-sale residences while also fitting in with the character and identity of the neighborhood,” Eyal Shuster, owner of The Shuster Group, said in a statement.

FULL STORY AT NJ.COM

Get Free Art!

2015-09-03_11-33-33The next JC Fridays event will take place on September 11th in neighborhoods all over Jersey City. The events are FREE!

2015-09-03_11-42-20JC Fridays is a quarterly event, held four times a year at the start of every season: March, June, September, December. The next JC Fridays will be held on Friday, December 4th, 2015.

Through our events and programming:
Sponsors:

– Destination Jersey City – – The Jersey City Reporter
– Jersey City Magazine
– Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council & Cultural Affairs –
– Jersey City Department of Housing, Economic Development, and Commerce
– Historic Downtown SID
– Hamilton House
– The Shuster Group
– Greenspot
– The Oakman Condominiums
– JCity Realty
– PATH
– SILVERMAN

JC Fridays is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and by the County of Hudson, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive, and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Supporters: Balance Salon, City Diner, Club Transmission, the Digest, GP’s Restaurant, Hamilton Inn, Jersey City Independent, Maximum Motion Fitness, Port-o Lounge, Yelp

Friends: Jersey City Reservoir Alliance, Pint

Business Specials:
•   $10 off haircuts on JCFridays from Balance Salon
•   One FREE class for first time members from Maximum Motion Fitness

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Interviews of Note: JCity Realty

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The JCity Realty team

CHICpeaJC recently interviewed Natalie Minard, a partner and Broker of Record at JCity Realty, and the team.

Natalie has lived in JC for eighteen years lighting in multiple neighborhoods including Downtown, Journal Square, and the Heights. She still owns and invests in Jersey City.

She discusses her fave JC eateries, how the city has changed of the years, and the new projects JCity is working on.

The team handles sellers, buyers, and rentals, including their most recent success The Art House in the Powerhouse Arts District downtown.

They are currently handling condo pre-construction sales in The Oakman, right next to The Art House in the PAD.

READ THE FULL INTERVIEWS on CHICpeaJC.com 

New brokerages open offices to seal deals in Hudson County

Anne Field at The Real Deal looks into the burgeoning broker market in Hudson County in this month’s issue.

Natalie Miniard of JCity Realty worked with Art House, a 119-unit rental that was fully leased in six months.

Natalie Miniard of JCity Realty worked with Art House, a 119-unit rental that was fully leased in six months.

Developers aren’t the only real estate players making the most of surging interest in the Gold Coast. Brokers are in on it, too.

Early last year, long-time Hoboken broker Renée Condon opened a Keller Williams Realty franchise there, part of the firm’s plan to launch four offices in total in Hudson County by the end of 2016.

About six months later, Jersey City broker Natalie Miniard partnered with local developer Eyal Shuster Development to open JCity Realty, which now has 11 agents.

And national realtor Douglas Elliman said it’s “considering a bigger move in New Jersey,” specifically to the Gold Coast, according to a spokesperson who would not provide more detail.

2015-06-03_11-19-51“As Manhattan and Brooklyn get more expensive, the demand is only going to grow on the Gold Coast,” said Michael Brand, tri-state regional director for Keller Williams Realty.

Still, it’s far from smooth sailing for New Jersey brokers. The number of brokers in Hudson County has declined by 15 percent to 2,497 over the past five years as the condo market has continued to lag behind rentals. Because condo sales are considerably more lucrative than rentals, many brokers have decided to throw in the towel. Meanwhile, the decrease has been even greater in nearby Essex and Bergen counties, which have more single-family homes and less development. In Essex county, the number dropped 21 percent, to 2,456; in Bergen, there was an 18 percent decline, to 5,902, according to the Department of Banking and Insurance in New Jersey.

But for the most persistent of salespeople, the Gold Coast is proving to hold great promise. Winners there range from real estate professionals who have cornered a productive niche to those leasing a high volume of waterfront rentals or snagging exclusive representation of particular developments. Over the next three to five years, “we see the Gold Coast as being a $2 billion market for us,” said Brand.

Continue to full story at TheRealDeal.com

The Art House Luxury Rental Building Surpasses 80% Leased in Downtown Jersey City

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The Shuster Group announced today that The Art House luxury rental building in downtown Jersey City is more than 80% leased, with nearly 100 of the 119 stylish new residences now spoken for.

The impressive leasing milestone, achieved by Exclusive Leasing Broker Natalie Miniard of JCity Realty and her team of leasing agents, was accomplished less than three months after the fully-amenitized, 12-story building officially opened to the public in Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District.  Offering a collection of stylish residences with condo-level finishes and dramatic indoor and outdoor amenities that inspire social interaction and a genuine sense of community, The Art House has delivered an engaging new lifestyle experience that is being embraced by today’s creative types and urban enthusiasts.

“Leasing more than 80% of the residences in such a short amount of time reflects the unique appeal of The Art House,” said Leah (Pninit) Almog Arazi, Director of Marketing for Shuster Development.  “We’re operating in a crowded field as Jersey City has emerged as a true destination for sophisticated and dynamic urban living, and we’ve stood out in that landscape.”

The appeal of The Art House is clear: modern residences with upscale finishes and appointments, an exciting suite of amenities and services and a location just steps from neighborhood cultural and nightlife attractions and convenient public transportation to Manhattan.

148First_pool room east SMALLLocated at 148 First Street, The Art House was designed by Fogarty Finger Architects and LWDMR & Associates to integrate modern design into the historic and arts-inspired fabric of the building’s Powerhouse Arts District location.  The building’s welcoming entrance leads to a contemporary, intimate lobby with a doorman to greet residents and guests.  Hotel-like amenities include a rooftop pool and sundeck offering dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline, a lounge, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga room, kids’ room, party room and a bike storage room.

Design distinction extends to The Art House’s collection of well-appointed residences which feature studios priced from $2,375 and one bedrooms from $2,600 a month.  A select number of one- and two-bedroom garden residences with direct access from private terraces are also available, as well as top floor Penthouses. Three-bedroom residences are priced from $4,495 a month.    Immediate occupancy is available.

Stylish finishes include 5” wide wood plank floors, kitchens with Italian-made cabinets by Pedini, glass tile backsplashes and stainless steel appliances; lavish baths with porcelain tiles and Hansgrohe fixtures, and Bosch washers and dryers in every residence.

The Art House is located within the Powerhouse Arts District which provides access to an eclectic mix of coffee houses, bars and restaurants in Jersey City’s Restaurant Row.  The Art House is 10 minutes from downtown Manhattan via PATH trains and ferry. The Hudson Bergen Light Rail system offers rail service up and down the waterfront and into bordering neighborhoods.

For more information on The Art House, call (201) 332- 2449, or visit http://www.TheArtHouseJC.com.   JCity Realty is the exclusive leasing broker for The Art House.

The Art House Opens to Rave Reviews in Downtown Jersey City with Strong Leasing Activity at New Luxury Building

Model Kitchen at The Art House in Jersey City

Model Kitchen at The Art House in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, N.J. —  The doors to The Art House in downtown Jersey City are officially open as The Shuster Group announced today that nearly 50% of the new luxury rental building’s 119 residences have already been leased.

The spirited leasing activity reflects The Art House’s unique character and engaging lifestyle which has quickly distinguished it in the marketplace.  Located at 148 First Street in the heart of Jersey City’s evolving Powerhouse Arts District, the boutique 12-story building features a collection of luxurious residences with condo-level finishes and appointment and dramatic indoor and outdoor amenities that inspire social interaction and a genuine sense of community — without compromising privacy.

“The Art House delivers a refreshing new way to live, and the public is taking notice,” said Leah (Pninit) Almog Arazi, Director of Marketing for Shuster Development.   “We’re delighted to be at the point of welcoming new residents to the building and look forward to continuing to meet the demand for a more energy-infused, socially-interactive style of living in this culturally-rich and convenient urban setting.”

The Art House was designed by Fogarty Finger Architects and LWDMR & Associates to blend modern design with upscale condo-level finishes and appointments and an exciting suite of amenities and services.  A welcoming entrance leads to a modern, intimate lobby with a doorman to greet residents and guests.  Hotel-like amenities include a rooftop pool and sundeck offering dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline, a lounge, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga room, kids’ room, party room and a bike storage room.

A collection of well-appointed residences has been designed for The Art House to meet a variety of needs, with studios priced from $1,995 and one bedrooms from $2,495 a month.  A select number of one- and two-bedroom garden residences with direct access from private terraces are also available, as well as top floor Penthouses. Three-bedroom residences are priced from $4,396 a month.    Immediate occupancy is available.

Stylish finishes include 5” wide wood plank floors, kitchens with Italian-made cabinets by Pedini, glass tile backsplashes and stainless steel appliances; lavish baths with porcelain tiles and Hansgrohe fixtures, and Bosch washers and dryers in every residence.

The Art House is located within the Powerhouse Arts District which provides access to an eclectic mix of coffee houses, bars and restaurants.  The Art House is 10 minutes from downtown Manhattan via PATH trains and ferry. The Hudson Bergen Light Rail system offers rail service up and down the waterfront and into bordering neighborhoods.

For more information on The Art House, call (201) 332- 2449, or visit http://www.TheArtHouseJC.com.   JCity Realty is the exclusive leasing agent for The Art House.