Honoring Our Heroes Musical Tribute

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November 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Honor our veteran heroes at the Veterans’ Day Military & Musical Tribute – a free public event sponsored by AT&T at the Historic Harsimus Cemetery.

Click here to learn more or to to the Historic Jersey City Harsimus Cemetery website.

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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

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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

JERSEY CITY MAYOR STEVEN FULOP JOINS FISHER DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES TO GRAND OPENING OF VANTAGE LUXURY RENTAL BUILDING

New 45-Story Building Features 448 Residences, World-Class Amenities And Views of the Manhattan Skyline, Statue of Liberty and Liberty Harbor Marina

Standing in a soaring two-story entry lobby, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop joined other municipal officials and representatives of Fisher Development Associates today to open Vantage, a new luxury 448-unit waterfront rental building in the city’s downtown Liberty Harbor North neighborhood.

Rising 45-stories into the Jersey City skyline, the signature glass-curtain wall building features a modern and sleek design, world-class amenities and one-of-a-kind views of the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Harbor Marina and Manhattan skyline.  Mayor Fulop led a ceremonial ribbon cutting to officially welcome Vantage which has debuted with strong leasing velocity and nearly 100 residents having already moved in.  The Marketing Directors is the building’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent.

“The building looks beautiful and certainly adds to the skyline which makes Jersey City so special in regards to this entire region,” Mayor Fulop said.  “Congratulations to Fisher Development Associates on the opening of Vantage and we look forward to more projects like this.”

Situated at 33 Park View Avenue, Vantage lies adjacent to the charming Paulus Hook and Van Vorst Park neighborhoods.  Just steps away is the vibrant dining/nightlife scene on Newark Avenue, while Manhattan is just minutes away via the Grove Street and Exchange Place PATH stations and New York Waterway ferry service. Continue reading

Night Out

20293168_10212642218601628_415122913543958942_nJersey City’s National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

You are invited to join your neighbors from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the following locations:

Pershing Field – 201 Central Avenue
Arlington Park – Grand Street and Bramhall
Audubon Park – 12 Audubon Avenue
Hamilton Park – 25 W Hamilton Place

National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

At 9 p.m., Jersey City residents are encouraged to participate in National Night Out by turning on their home or porch lights. Churches are asked to ring their bells as a gesture of unity to support and promote safety in their neighborhoods.

MAYOR STEVEN FULOP JOINS HARTZ MOUNTAIN & PANEPINTO PROPERTIES TO CELEBRATE THE GRAND OPENING OF 3 JOURNAL SQUARE APARTMENTS IN JERSEY CITY

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Principals from development partners Hartz Mountain Industries and Panepinto Properties recently joined Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (center) and other municipal, county and state dignitaries for the official grand opening of 3 Journal Square. The new 13-story rental building located just steps from the Journal Square Transportation Center debuted with an impressive 160 of the 240 apartments already leased.

New 13-Story Residential Building Officially Opens with 160 of the 240 Units Already Leased in The Historic Journal Square Neighborhood

With the cut of a ceremonial ribbon, 3 Journal Square Apartments officially opened today in Jersey City, a milestone moment touted by City officials and business leaders as the latest sign of the remarkable renaissance underway in the historic Journal Square neighborhood.

The new 13-story building located just steps from the Journal Square Transportation Center  opens with an impressive 160 of the 240 apartments already leased since pre-leasing started in late March, according to joint-venture partners Hartz Mountain Industries and Panepinto Properties, two prominent development companies that have helped shape the Jersey City landscape with signature residential and commercial projects.  More than 40% of the building is occupied, with additional move-ins scheduled.  Immediate occupancy is available.

The Grand Opening ceremony also marked the completion of 3 Journal Square’s onsite leasing center and magnificent lobby, as well as a full floor of social and recreational amenities unrivaled in the local marketplace.

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RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT® OFFICIALLY OPENS IN DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY

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With the cut of a ceremonial ribbon, the 152-suite Residence Inn by Marriott® officially opened today in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey.   The all-suite Residence Inn Jersey City will operate as a Marriott franchise and is owned by Columbus Hotel Urban Renewal, a joint venture entity of Ironstate Development Company of Hoboken, New Jersey and Panepinto Properties of Jersey City.  The hotel is managed by True North Hotel Group of Overland Park, Kansas.

Located at 80 Christopher Columbus Drive in the heart of this vibrant urban destination and just minutes from Manhattan via the adjacent Grove Street PATH Station, ten miles from Newark International Airport and 15 miles from LaGuardia Airport, the Residence Inn Jersey City offers business and leisure travelers convenient access to the myriad commercial, cultural, entertainment, dining and nightlife pursuits located on both sides of the Hudson River.

Marriott Residence Inn Jersey City Ribbon Cutting“The Residence Inn Jersey City provides a much-needed extended-stay hotel option in an area that already offers terrific public transportation, a walkable setting, and proximity to Jersey City’s financial district, midtown and downtown Manhattan, Wall Street, and other points of interest,” said David Barry, president of Ironstate Development Company. “We are excited to partner with Marriott and its globally-recognized Residence Inn brand, and are confident the hotel will appeal to business and leisure travelers, both as a stand-alone destination and as a launching point into New York City.”

The opening celebration drew public officials led by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, community dignitaries and business leaders.  The influential group of attendees all touted the role the hotel will play in advancing Jersey City as the best midsize city in America. Continue reading

The 2016 Curbed Cup winner is… Jersey City!

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An underdog claims the title yet again

via Curbed.com – It should come as no surprise that an underdog claimed this year’s Curbed Cup; but what is surprising is that, for the first time in the cup’s 13-year run, the auspicious fake award went to a neighborhood—gasp—outside of New York City. That’s right—Jersey City is the 2016 Curbed Cup recipient.

For the past four years, low-seeded neighborhoods have risen to claim the title. Gowanus won the cup in 2015 darting up from the 10th seed, preceded in 2014 by City Island (16) and in 2013 by St. George (15). Each winning neighborhood ascended the ranks in thanks to a concerted community effort including local news coverage and elected official tweets. This year was no exception.

Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop got in on the Curbed Cup action urging JC residents to vote, which led the neighborhood across the Hudson to its stunning victory over the high-seeded Financial District. In the end, Jersey City wallopedthe Manhattan neighborhood, earning 73 percent of the vote.

#Bergen-Lafayette Welcomes New Condos

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via NJ.com – The Whiton Street building that once housed All Saints School has been transformed into 25 condominiums in the Bergen-Lafayette section of the city.

During a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon, officials touted the new Saint Lofts, which brings four affordable housing units and 21 market rate condos to what they described as a thriving neighborhood.

Each of the 14-one bedroom and 11-two bedroom units have already been sold. Prices range from $114,000 to $400,000. The project, is a partnership between New Jersey Community Capital, City National Bank, and the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Agency.

Additionally, the city provided $387,000 in Affordable Housing Trust Fund money.

World Business News

World Business Lenders, a fast-growing small business lender, today hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the relocation of its corporate headquarters to 101 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ. Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop delivered a proclamation to the company, and U.S. Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and former U.S. Congressman Edolphus Towns (NY-10 & 11) offered congratulatory remarks.

“World Business Lenders is committed to enhancing the vitality and sustainability of small businesses across the country, and we are thrilled to contribute to the growth of Jersey City as a haven for commerce,” said Doug Naidus, Founder and CEO of World Business Lenders. “By continuing to increase jobs, we are enthusiastic about growing our company while adding to the momentum of this tremendous city. We are delighted to call Jersey City our new home.”

World Business Lenders’ move will bring 225 jobs to Jersey City by the end of 2016, contributing to the expansion of the local economy and infrastructure of the city as it continues to develop into a thriving center for business. As part of its relocation, World Business Lenders is working with the Office of the Jersey City Mayor to support the local small business community.

“Helping small businesses thrive has been one of the guiding priorities of my administration, which makes World Business Lenders’ relocation to Jersey City even more rewarding,” said Mayor Steven Fulop. “Not only will this mean 225 new jobs forJersey City, but we are also welcoming a company whose mission fits so well with what we’re trying to accomplish. This is a great addition to our Jersey City business community.”

World Business Lenders’ decision to relocate to New Jersey was supported by a Grow New Jersey (Grow NJ) award approved by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) this past February, which will offer performance-based tax credits to the company of up to $16.8 million over ten years. The project is expected to have a net benefit to the State of New Jersey of more than $85 million over 20 years.

“The Grow NJ program was designed to help New Jersey compete with other locations that are attractive for businesses looking to expand or relocate,” said Melissa Orsen, Chief Executive Officer of EDA. “We are delighted to see World Business Lenders joining the ranks of companies that recognize all New Jersey has to offer in terms of location and financial industry talent.”