New Jersey

New Jersey, Policy, Transportation

Photo of Newark Penn Station by King of Hearts on Wikimedia

Newark Penn Station is set to undergo a major renovation and NJ Transit wants feedback from riders who travel through the historic terminal. The transit agency will host three virtual public meetings about the $191 million restoration, with the first scheduled for August 9. First introduced by Gov. Phil Murphy in 2020, the project includes immediate aesthetic improvements and refurbishment of historic elements, as well as longer-term upgrades to the overall customer experience.

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New Developments, New Jersey, Transportation

All renderings courtesy of LCOR

After 15 years of delays, the plan to revitalize the southern end of the Hoboken waterfront is officially moving ahead. Mayor Ravi Bhalla on Thursday signed a redevelopment agreement that paves the way forward for Hoboken Connect, a mixed-use development that includes new office space, housing, and public open space near the transit hub Hoboken Terminal.

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New Jersey, Restaurants

Courtesy of American Dream

New Jersey’s American Dream on Thursday announced the seven vendors that will make up the mega mall’s food hall. The 10,000-square-foot space will feature iconic New York City food and drink offerings, as well as oversized games, including Jenga, corn hole, and Connect 4. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and Best Pizza will be opening their first Garden State locations within the mall, along with NYC favorites Vinoteca, Lady M, and Vanessa’s Dumpling House. The food hall will celebrate its grand opening on July 13 with a corn hole tournament, live music, kid’s games, and prizes.

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Construction Update, Major Developments, New Developments, New Jersey, Rentals

All renderings courtesy of Kushner unless otherwise noted

Construction is finally underway at Kushner’s huge One Journal Square project in Jersey City. The nearly $1 billion mixed-use development consists of two 710-foot-tall towers with more than 1,700 rentals and 45,000 square feet of amenities and public space, including a new Target location as its anchor tenant. The developer was joined by Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Journal Square site on Thursday.

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Events, New Jersey

Image courtesy of Anthony Quintano on Flickr

Soccer fans across New York and New Jersey celebrated on Thursday as FIFA announced that the region had been selected as one of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup. East Rutherford’s MetLife Stadium will be host to one of the largest sporting events in the world, the first time the tournament has been held in the United States since 1994. The tournament will be hosted jointly by the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

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Events, New Jersey

Jersey City’s 2019 fireworks display; Photo by Jennifer Brown/City of Jersey City

New Jersey’s largest Fourth of July fireworks display is returning to the Jersey City waterfront this year. Mayor Steven Fulop on Wednesday announced this year’s Freedom and Fireworks all-day event will include a concert headlined by Flo Rida, with special guests Shaquille O’Neal aka DJ Diesel and Fun Flex, a massive fireworks show by Grucci, food trucks, and family fun.

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Cool Listings, New Jersey

Photo credit: Rich Weinberger

Downtown Jersey City may not be the first place you’d think to look for a 6,000-square-foot townhouse on a brick-and-brownstone block, but this five-story classic at 94 Wayne Street, asking $2,750,000, is exactly that. The four-family home consists of a lower duplex (with a BBQ-ready paradise for a backyard) and three identical units above. Inside there are high ceilings, large rooms, and historic details as well as updated appliances, central AC, and ten bedrooms in all. It’s a perfect opportunity for townhouse living with lots of rental income–or to create a multi-floor family home. An extension allows for plenty of space on all floors.

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Cool Listings, New Jersey

Photos by Wiebke Martens unless otherwise noted

For lovers of the sharp, streamlined design and open floorplans of modern architecture, this newly listed New Jersey home may be a perfect fit. Located just minutes from Princeton University, the property at 4580 Province Line Road consists of a 2,400-square-foot contemporary-style house, clad in metal and anchored by a central courtyard. Asking $1,499,000, the flexible two-bedroom home was designed by the New York City-based architects at Leven Betts.

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Cool Listings, New Jersey

Photo credit: Jump Visual for Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

This seven-bedroom home on 16-acres in Harding Township, NJ, doesn’t look much like the typical country estate. Asking $4,975,000, the 14,000-square-foot home was designed by Gwathmey Siegel, the renowned architecture firm behind the renovation of the Guggenheim Museum. The firm is known for the late 20th-century modern style showcased in the curves and colors of this striking residence at 75 Sand Spring Road. When you’re finished marveling at the house, you’ll find plenty to do within, where there’s a full recreation room, a well-appointed gym, and a half-court basketball court. Also on the property: a guest cottage, a pool, and a lighted tennis court.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, New Jersey

Photo credit: Rivers Gate Productions for Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty

The three-bedroom home on a wooded lot at 1 Cross Way may look unassuming, but the property, listed for $1,599,000, has a celebrity secret. The home is the former guest house for the Whitney Houston estate in Mendham, New Jersey. The current owners bought the property from Houston, who was born in Newark, in 2010 and kept her recording studio just as it was. The space is ready for another life as a music studio, or as a stellar soundproofed home office.

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