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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, New Jersey

All photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

An apartment inside a historic church building in Hoboken is now asking $3.05 million. Constructed in 1890, the Romanesque Revival First Baptist Church at 901 Bloomfield Street was converted into a luxury condominium, known as The Raphael, in 2017 with just six residences. The available unit contains three bedrooms, three and a half baths, and a studio loft in the building’s original bell tower. While the conversion led to sleek modern interiors, stunning unique details, including the double-height ceilings and arched windows, were preserved.

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condos, New Developments, New Jersey

All photos courtesy of COA 99 Hudson, LLC

As residents continue to move in at 99 Hudson Street, new photos of the residential tower were released this month, showing off the exterior and interior of New Jersey’s tallest building. Located on the Jersey City waterfront, 99 Hudson rises 79 stories directly across from One World Trade Center. Designed by Perkins Eastman, the building contains a range of studio to two-bedroom residences, along with a handful of penthouses, with units priced between $548,000 and over $4 million.

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New Jersey, Policy

View of Jersey City, photo by Gautam Krishnan on Unsplash

With infection rates throughout the Garden State continuing to climb, Governor Phil Murphy has been hinting for the past week at new restrictions, and today they came. Aside from prohibiting all indoor interstate games for youth and high school sports, the rules focus on indoor dining, including stopping restaurants, bars, and casinos from serving food or drink between 10pm and 5am and prohibiting barside seating. Murphy’s announcement came as New Jersey saw its fifth-straight day of 2,000+ cases, with 3,207 cases reported on Saturday, the highest since the height of the pandemic on April 27.

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New Jersey

Photo by Vera Davidova on Unsplash

Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop joined the Health and Human Services Department and the Office of Innovation today to announce the city’s #MaskUpJC campaign, which includes mailing masks to all 120,000 households throughout the city. The masks feature five city-branded designs and will arrive in a larger package that includes a letter from Mayor Fulop and a poster.

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New Jersey, Policy

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash

As New Jersey continues to see an uptick in coronavirus cases across the state, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday mandated new health and safety rules for all workplaces. Starting November 5, workers at private and public sector companies must wear face masks, maintain at least six feet from one another, and undergo daily health screenings. Murphy’s executive order comes as the state continues to fight against the spread of COVID-19. Last Saturday, nearly 2,000 new cases were reported statewide, the most recorded since May.

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New Jersey, Policy

Photo Paul Sabelman on Flickr

Starting Tuesday, New Jersey’s largest city will implement new coronavirus restrictions after reporting an uptick in coronavirus cases. Non-essential businesses and indoor dining will now have to close at 8 p.m. and beauty salons and barbershops will be appointment-only, Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced on Monday. The new measures come as Newark reported a test positivity rate of 11.2 percent over three days, compared to New Jersey’s statewide rate of 5.28 percent.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, New Jersey

Photo credit: Jump Visual

Earlier this year, the New York Times called Wyckoff, New Jersey “a peaceful suburb with a sense of community,” and noted that the Bergen County town has been seeing “an influx of young families, who value its small-town atmosphere and relatively low taxes.” This Wyckoff property may not be a starter home, but its $3,950,000 price tag gets you a piece of history set on four acres. The main residence, formerly known as the Halstead House, was built in 1779 and has been perfectly preserved over the years. There’s also a renovated barn, a guest cottage, and a pool, all set against a beautiful pond.

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New Developments, New Jersey

All images courtesy of Brookfield Properties unless otherwise noted

Another new luxury residential building has opened along the Jersey City waterfront. The new 35-story tower is part of the second phase of the VYV complex at 444 Warren Street and joins the north tower which opened in 2017. Together, they contain over 850 apartments and boast a plethora of perks, including an eighth-floor indoor-outdoor amenity deck with a pool and grills, two fitness centers, and multiple co-working spaces.

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New Jersey, Policy, Restaurants

Expanded outdoor dining on 14th Street through Hoboken’s Summer Streets, courtesy of Mayor Bhalla’s office

Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla seems to always be one step ahead of his counterpart in NYC when it comes to social COVID preparations. And this time, he’s planning to extend outdoor dining straight through to 2021. Yesterday, Mayor Bhalla and the Hoboken City Council released guidelines on safe, outdoor heating options, application information for businesses to continue participating, and procedures on snow removal.

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Major Developments, New Jersey

NJ’s American Dream mall will reopen October 1

By Devin Gannon, Fri, September 4, 2020

Rendering courtesy of Triple Five Group

New Jersey’s American Dream megamall will reopen its doors next month after shuttering for six months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this summer, the mall’s future looked bleak, with developer Triple Five Group missing mortgage payments and multiple tenants leaving the site. But with American Dream’s indoor ski park officially running again and retail stores and attractions set to reopen on October 1, the mall’s luck may be turning around.

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