15,000 SQUARE-FOOT SOHO SUMMER HOUSE AMENITY CLUB DEBUTS AT DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY RENTAL BUILDING

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Developer Manhattan Building Company has officially unveiled the Soho Summer House, a resort-inspired pool deck and amenity club at its 377-home Soho Lofts rental community in downtown Jersey City.

The Soho Summer House introduces a 15,000 square-foot outdoor oasis that blends desired aquatic features with community-centric amenities to create a socially-infused resident-only hotspot. The deck club is the perfect place to soak up the sun with an inviting Infinity edge pool with aqua jets, private poolside cabanas, individual daybeds, cooling outdoor showers and children’s misting system.

Dynamic shared amenities at Soho Summer House are sure to foster a sociable vibe.  Fireside seating and gas grills with preparation area are just two of the spaces that will set the joyful mood and encourage neighborly interaction.  Community activities will abound with a full screen movie theatre and resident event pavilion where City Homes & Gardens, Soho Lofts’ exclusive management and leasing agent, will host summer-themed gatherings and parties.

Those seeking individual relaxation and privacy can wind down in the deck’s separate hammock area and tranquil Zen garden.  Continue reading

Former Hoboken Renter Escapes to Luxury Living at Soho Lofts in Downtown Jersey City

Soho Lofts Lobby wallA modern and upscale housing stock, energetic and trendy local scene and easy access to Manhattan have all combined to place Jersey City atop the list of most desirable Hudson River waterfront communities for today’s renting public.

Fueling the meteoric rise of this New Jersey Gold Coast city has been a growing movement to escape the aging apartment inventory and high rental prices of mainstay waterfront markets such as Hoboken and head to Jersey City where brand new luxury buildings feature apartments with more space, better amenities, and attractive pricing.

Nowhere is this trend more evident than at Soho Lofts, a collection of 377 upscale apartments in Jersey City’s SoHo West Community, an industrial-inspired neighborhood of loft-style homes, amenities and services being developed by Manhattan Building Company on the Hoboken border.  Over 75% of the rental homes at Soho Lofts have been leased, with more than 30% of its residents moving from areas such as Hoboken, Weehawken, Bayonne and North Bergen.

Lauren Stallone, a young professional who had been living with her boyfriend in uptown Hoboken, typifies the migration to affordable rental luxury at Soho Lofts.

“I was living in an older walk-up apartment on Hoboken’s Washington Street,” Ms. Stallone says.  “The home was in need of serious repair and lacked any sort of convenience.  There was no washer/dryer, no central air and no dishwasher.  It was a small unit with only 550 square-feet of space. We were paying a fortune for practically nothing and it was time for a move.” Continue reading

Fresca Gourmet Signs 5,000 Square Foot Lease in Jersey City’s Soho West Neighborhood

300 Coles StreetA gourmet community market and deli will be the next retailer to add its name to the vibrant mix of neighborhood-centric shops, services, restaurants and conveniences in Jersey City’s SoHo West (south of Hoboken, west of New York City) Community.

Fresca Gourmet has signed a lease to occupy 5,000 square-feet of ground floor retail space at 300 Coles Street within the new and emerging community on Jersey City’s Hoboken border.  The popular market offers hot food, deli sandwiches, wraps, salads, prepared meals, and a host of everyday groceries.

Scheduled to open in fall, 2018, Fresca Gourmet will join a list of prominent retailers already open and available to residents of the SoHo West Community, including an 8 Springs Studio, a Pilates and Yoga studio; Viaquenti Academy, a bilingual pre-school; Brewshot, a coffee shop/bar and restaurant, Cycle Mix, a spin cycle establishment, and Art House Productions, a non-profit arts facility that includes a 99-seat black box theatre.

The SoHo West store will be the second Jersey City location for Fresca Gourmet, following in the footsteps of its grocery and deli at 115 Town Square Place in the downtown Newport neighborhood. As one of the fastest growing new development communities in Hudson County, SoHo West presented the owners of Fresca Gourmet with a prime opportunity to expand its business to an up-and-coming neighborhood of luxury homes and services that’s in close proximity to its original location.

The brainchild of developer Manhattan Building Company, SoHo West is a vibrant new neighborhood of oversized residences in highly-amenitized, mixed-use buildings on the border of Jersey City and Hoboken.    Its current offering, Soho Lofts, is the third residential building to be introduced in the community.  More than 75% of the 377 rental units at Soho Lofts have been leased since its late fall launch. Continue reading

ALMOST 80 LEASES SIGNED IN FOUR-WEEK PERIOD ALONE AS JERSEY CITY’S SOHO LOFTS NEARS 60% LEASED

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

SOCIALLY-INFUSED INDOOR AMENITIES DEBUT AT SOHO LOFTS RENTAL COMMUNITY IN DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY

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

JERSEY CITY MAYOR STEVEN FULOP CUTS THE RIBBON ON NEWEST PHASE OF SOHO WEST MIXED-USE COMMUNITY

Ceremonial Event Marks the Launch of Leasing for  377-Home Soho Lofts Rental Building On Hoboken Border

Soho Lofts Ribbon Cutting

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop recently joined developer Manhattan Building Company to celebrate the launch of leasing for the newest phase of the SoHo West (South of Hoboken, West of New York City) community, an emerging neighborhood mixing luxury residences with shops and retail on the border of Jersey City and Hoboken.

Mayor Fulop cut a ceremonial ribbon to signify the public opening of Soho Lofts, a new collection of 377 luxury apartments and state-of-the-art, resort-like amenities located at 273 16th Street . The industrial-inspired community offers one-, two-, three and four-bedroom apartments, as well as a limited number of private townhome rentals.  Monthly rents begin from the $2,000s, with initial occupancy this month.

City Homes and Gardens, which is directing the building’s leasing and marketing program, has debuted Soho Lofts from an onsite leasing office with fully-furnished models merchandised by renowned interior designer Kim Depole.

“The initial phase of SoHo West, the Cast Iron Lofts Collection, put this neighborhood on the map and is now home to more than 800 residents,” says Louis Mont, COO of Hoboken-based Manhattan Building Company. “We’re incredibly excited to move forward in further establishing the community with the launch of Soho Lofts, which will introduce an even higher level of urban luxury with condo-style interior finishes, cutting-edge and modern indoor and outdoor amenities combined with a chic, contemporary lifestyle.” Continue reading

SOHO LOFTS SET TO DELIVER 377 EXPANSIVE RENTAL HOMES TO JERSEY CITY’S EVOLVING SOHO WEST COMMUNITY

 

Pre-Leasing Underway for New Rental Community Boasting Loft-Style Residences and World-Class Amenities on Hoboken Border

The evolution of Jersey City’s SoHo West (South of Hoboken, West of New York City) Community is about to take another step forward with the fall opening of SoHo Lofts, a new collection of expansive, loft-style apartments on the border of Hoboken and Jersey City.

In preparing for the October debut, Manhattan Building Company, the developer responsible for the vision of SoHo West, has begun pre-leasing at the industrial-inspired rental which will offer 377 homes and a comprehensive list of modern, resort-like amenities. A teaser website has been launched at www.SoHoLoftsJC.com to allow interested renters to register as a VIP and schedule an appointment to tour the community in advance of its Grand Opening.

City Homes and Gardens is directing the leasing and marketing program for the apartments, housed in separate 13-story and 20-story buildings connected by a five-story podium consisting of a soaring lobby, lavish amenity center and enclosed parking garage.

Located at 273 16th Street, SoHo Lofts is the second phase of the larger SoHo West neighborhood concept being produced by Manhattan Building Company.  The development’s first phase, The Cast Iron Lofts Collection, is complete and occupied and includes 387 apartments and 20,000 square-feet of retail space occupied by 8 Springs Studio, a Pilates and Yoga studio; Viaquenti Academy, a bilingual pre-school; Brewshot, a coffee shop that has several other locations in Jersey City and NYC; and The Art House, a non-profit that will include a 99-seat black box theatre. Continue reading

Viaquenti Academy Students Get Up Close Look at Manhattan Building Company’s @CastIronLofts #jerseycity

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Fully adorned in hard hats and safety vests provided by Manhattan Building Company, students from Viaquenti Academy got a behind the scenes look at how a high-rise building comes to life when Louis Mont, Chief Operating Officer of the locally-based developer, toured a class through residential buildings in Jersey City’s SoHo West neighborhood.  Pre-school students looked the part of a development professional as they were taken through a completed building and one under construction to show what’s behind the walls of their home and explain the complete process of creating a new neighborhood, from the architecture and design to the construction that results in the finished product.   Students were allowed to touch and see various construction materials and learned more about building methods.  Viaquenti Academy is located 837 Jersey Avenue in Cast Iron Lofts I, the initial rental building developed by Manhattan Building Company in Jersey City’s SoHo West neighborhood.

Cast Iron Lofts II surges past 80% Leased in Jersey City’s Fast Emerging SoHo West

CIL II ExteriorThe Cast Iron Collection, an offering of upscale rental homes, resort-inspired amenities and supportive street-level retail space, has quickly become something of an icon in SoHo West (South of Hoboken, West of New York City),  the exciting new lifestyle neighborhood being spearheaded by developer Manhattan Building Company on the border of Jersey City and Hoboken.

A testament to the high appeal and desire for spacious, loft-inspired rental living in fully-amenitized buildings near the NJ PATH has been the incredible leasing success experienced at the neighborhood’s second apartment building, Cast Iron Lofts II.  More than 80% of the 232 homes in the 27-story industrial-inspired building have been leased since its opening earlier this year, providing clear evidence of the viability and attractiveness of one of Jersey City’s hidden residential treasures.

Renters can still secure their place in one of Hudson County’s most fashionable residential address.  Premium apartments still remain at Cast Iron Lofts II, priced from $3,175.  Included in the available inventory are a select number of the building’s two-bedroom homes, which have been widely popular with roommate shares and young couples with small children looking for oversized rentals on New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast.” Continue reading

Leasing Underway for New Industrial-Luxe Inspired Rental Building at Cast Iron Lofts in Jersey City

Cast Iron Living ViewNew Building on Jersey City/Hoboken Border Features Oversized Residences and a Wealth of Amenities and Services

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Developer Manhattan Building Company is continuing to buck the trend towards smaller apartments with the launch of its second Cast Iron Lofts rental building in Jersey City that features 232 loft-style residences with high ceilings, soaring living spaces and some of the largest floor plans in the Hudson County marketplace.

The 27-story industrial-inspired building blends expansive studio, one-, two- and a large selection of three-bedroom residences with a full suite of indoor and outdoor amenities and 20,000 square-feet of street-level retail space.  Pre-leasing activity has been strong for the apartment homes which will be available for occupancy in March.

Located at 300 Coles Street, between 17th and 18th Streets, the new residential offering is the 2nd property to open within the Cast Iron Lofts collection which is spearheading the creation of SoHo West (South of Hoboken, West of New York City), a vibrant new neighborhood of oversized residences in highly-amenitized buildings on the border of Jersey City and Hoboken.  This week’s grand opening follows the successful lease up of the initial Cast Iron Lofts apartment building which is home to hundreds of residents, giving credence to the appeal and market acceptance of this emerging neighborhood setting.

“When we first conceptualized Cast Iron Lofts, we were excited about both the potential of this location, as well as the absence in the area of larger residences catering to those who desire considerably more living space, including families,” said Audrey Spina, Director of Leasing.  “The success of the first building proved that we effectively tapped into that market demand, and we’re delighted to now introduce the latest offering of residences which will continue to shape this new neighborhood while providing a clear alternative to what’s being offered throughout Jersey City and Hoboken.”

Cast Iron Kitchen Living 2MBCast Iron Lofts II features expansive residences ranging from 885 to 1,885 square feet of living space at monthly rents starting from $2,495.   The apartments are complemented by distinctive architectural elements and features, including 10’ ceiling heights with exposed duct work, oversized windows, custom walk-in closets, hardwood floors, granite countertops, bathrooms with stained marble vanity, polished porcelain Carrera-tiled floor and glass enclosed showers with shower surround and massaging shower-heads.  There’s also state-of-the-art, fully-equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances.

“We have a large number of floor plans to choose from, including apartments with a bonus den,” Ms. Spina adds.  “These residences are significantly larger than those found in high-rise rental buildings along the waterfront.  Each apartment is bathed in natural light and has been designed to maximize layout and location, with many boasting magnificent views of the New York City skyline and/or the Statute of Liberty.” Continue reading