New Jersey

affordable housing, New Jersey, Policy

homeless nyc, nyc homeless shelters

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In a statement this week, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka asked that New York City’s Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) Program providing homeless shelter residents with free rent for a year if they are willing to leave NYC be re-evaluated due to “serious defects.” A recent investigation by WNYC confirmed that some families ended up in “illegal and uninhabitable” apartments in Newark. As CBS New York reports, Baraka cited the fact that participants were coming to Newark under the program–which pays landlords a year’s worth of rent upfront–and ending up in the aforementioned conditions, then being abandoned to become homeless again when the year was up.

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holidays, New Jersey, Transportation

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Update 12/17/18: Following the public poll, the Port Authority says they will move the Christmas tree over the A and remove the wreath over the U in Tunnel. 

The Port Authority is asking commuters to weigh in on the great Holland Tunnel holiday decoration debacle that many are calling an “OCD nightmare.” While the decorations have historically been placed to sit aligned symmetrically above the tunnel lanes, workers who were tasked with decking out the tolls created an eyesore by placing a triangular tree over the N in “Holland” and by putting a wreath over the U, turning the “Tunnel” into a “Tonnel.” As the New York Post reported, Cory Windelspecht of Tribeca decided to start a Change.org petition to challenge the decor faux pas. “I look at it and it makes me itch. It gives me anxiety and anger,” he fumed. “Why wouldn’t they just put [the tree] in front of the A?”

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Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

Images (L to R): Renting Downtown: Top 10 Rental Buildings in Financial District + Battery Park City

  • Renting Downtown: Top 10 Rental Buildings in Financial District + Battery Park City [LINK]
  • Cobalt Lofts in Harrison Launches Luxury Rentals from $1,915/Month; 20 Minutes from NYC [LINK]
  • Contemporary Rentals at Historic 71 Broadway: No-Fee Listings from $3,035/Month [LINK]
  • Bed-Stuy Rentals Launch at 1247 Atlantic Avenue with 1 Month Free; Net Prices from $1,825/Month [LINK]
  • New Midtown Luxury Rental Tower ARO at 242 West 53rd Street Leasing from $2,920/Month [LINK]
  • New Rentals Launch at ML House Across from Bryant Park; Priced from $3,225/Month [LINK]
  • Downtown Brooklyn’s The Amberly Leasing Luxury Rentals from $2,550/Month, See New Photos [LINK]
  • Live in South Brooklyn at The Hamilton; Contemporary Rentals from $1,950/Month [LINK]

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Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, December 1, 2018

NYC No Fee Rental Apartments

Images (L to R): Otto Greenpoint, Estuary, 181 Front Street, and Vernon Tower.

  • Vernon Tower: Astoria waterfront rentals across from Socrates Sculpture Park from $2,300/month [LINK]
  • Otto Greenpoint: Brooklyn rentals at 211 McGuinness Boulevard from $2,317/month [LINK]
  • 181 Front Street: New rentals in DUMBO offer 1 month free on 13-month lease [LINK]
  • Estuary Weehawken: Luxury waterfront rentals with skyline views from $2,363/month [LINK]
  • 111 Murray Street: Michael Cohen’s condo in-contract for rent; see what else is available [LINK]
  • 318 East 81st Street: 318 East 81st: High-End Condos Up for Rent with High Prices to Match [LINK]

 

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Featured Story

Connecticut, Features, New Jersey, real estate trends, Upstate

5 of the best suburbs outside of New York City

By Cait Etherington, Mon, November 26, 2018

beacon ny, suburbs, new york state

Via Journey Jeff’s Pix on Flickr

There was a time when New Yorkers, even those with the means to live in some of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, willingly packed up their homes and fled to the suburbs. While it may be difficult to imagine now, at different points in history, moving to the suburbs has been considered desirable and even a sign of one’s upward mobility. After all, why cram into a walkup with your family of six when you could spread out in a rambling suburban bungalow with a two-car garage? Today, many aging members of Gen-X and their younger millennial counterparts—who often came of age in the suburbs—are stubbornly toughing it out in the small urban apartments for the entire life cycle, but this doesn’t mean that the suburbs don’t have a lot to offer.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, New Jersey

This circa 1731 home located 10 minutes from downtown Princeton, New Jersey, in Rocky Hill’s Historic District, was once a 100-acre working farm. JerseyDigs tells us the home, known as the Murphy Voorhees House in honor of its previous owner, Abraham O. Voorhees, is recognized as a local and national treasure. The property’s biggest claim to fame, however, is that it hosted George Washington in 1783 while he waited to hear news about the Treaty of Paris. In addition to having a place in history, the four-bedroom home has received a thorough renovation with an eye to both restoration and modernization.

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Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

Rental Offers: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Annie Doge, Sat, November 10, 2018

Images (L to R): The Max, Quinn, and 2222 Jackson Avenue

  • Hello Albemarle in Flatbush: Loft-inspired rentals with direct elevator access from $2,475/month [LINK]
  • 2222 Jackson Avenue in LIC: Stylish rentals with balconies from $2,262/month [LINK]
  • Quinn at Paulus Hook in Jersey City: Grand layouts and big city views from $2,750/month [LINK]
  • The Max at 606 West 57th Street: Brand new rentals with heavenly amenities from $3,160/month [LINK]
  • The Buchanan in Midtown East: Renovated no-fee prewar rentals from $2,756/month [LINK]
  • 1068 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill: Sleek one-bedrooms from $2,800/month [LINK]
  • 14-01 Broadway in Astoria; New family-sized rentals from $2,538/month [LINK]


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New Developments, New Jersey

NJCU Performing Arts Center

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop just announced the newest phase of development on New Jersey City University’s University Place project, Jersey Digs reports. The University and Strategic Development Group will break ground in early 2019 on University PAC, a state-of-the-art performing arts complex. University PAC, a 500-seat theater, and the Center for Music, Dance and Theater, a cutting-edge academic complex for the performing arts will serve as the centerpiece of University Place, serving both the university and the larger community.

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Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Annie Doge, Sat, November 3, 2018

Rental Concessions

Images (L to R): Summit, House No. 94, EVGB and 7W21

  • Williamsburg’s, ‘House No. 94’ is 75% Leased and Renting with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Live at The Mill in Ridgewood, New Rental Homes with Amenities from $1,895/Month [link]
  • Summit at 222 E. 44th Street Launches Leasing: Striking 43-Story Tower with Luxury Rentals in Midtown East [link]
  • No Fee Midtown West Rentals at The Townsend Offer 1 Month Free on a 12-Month Lease [link]
  • EVGB: Target-Topping Rental Offers East Village Apartments with 3 Months Free Rent [link]
  • 7 West 21st Street: Elegant Rentals by Morris Adjmi Architects with Special Offers [link]
  • New Brooklyn Rentals Launch from $2,095/Month at 25 E. 19th Street, Two Blocks from Prospect Park [link]
  • 90 Columbus: Luxury Jersey City Rentals Priced from $2,695/Month [link]


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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, New Jersey

Here in NYC, if you want skyline views, you’re going to have to cough up some serious dough. But just 45 minutes away, in South Orange, New Jersey, you can get that, plus an entire historic mansion sitting on more than two acres, for less than $600,000 (h/t CIRCA). That is if the bidding doesn’t get too out of control. This 11,000-square-foot Georgian-style home is headed to auction on November 18th and the minimum bid is set at $575,000. The winner will be living in Gilded Age glamour, as the 1924 home retains five ornate fireplaces, coffered ceilings, marble Corinthian columns, and an entire ballroom.

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