New Jersey

New Jersey, Policy, real estate trends

Photo courtesy of Robert Scoble on Flickr

Amazon’s nationwide competition to find a home for its second headquarters draws to a close this week, with pitches from stakeholders due Thursday. While New York City meets most of the requirements the tech giant listed for its HQ2– a population of at least 1 million people, proximity to an international airport, mass transit access and talented workforce–business costs in the city would be sky-high. However, as Crain’s reported, even if Amazon does not set up shop in NYC, politicians and developers have been preparing for a comparably-sized company to move in for over a decade. The failure of the city to win the 2012 Olympics bid back in 2005 actually turned into a success, allowing apartments to rise in Brooklyn where sports stadiums never did.

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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, October 14, 2017

Images (L to R): THE ALEXEY, THE LAURA, THE LARSTRAND and DUNHAM PLACE

  • Style & Elegance at The Larstrand on West 77th Street; No-Fee Rentals Available Now [link]
  • Tetris-Like South Slope Building Launches Leasing; No Fee Rentals from $2,308/Month [link]
  • Bed-Stuy Rental Near the G Train Offers Two Months Free; One-Bedrooms from $2,350/Month [link]
  • Renovated Upper East Side Rentals with Lots of Storage at 245 East 80th Street in Yorkville [link]
  • Waterfront Location + Bridge Views Offered in Williamsburg’s Dunham Place, Priced From $2,950/Month With 1 Month Free [link]
  • No-Fee Rentals at Chelsea Tower on West 26th Street Offer One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Nestled on Nassau Street, These Sleek Financial District Rentals Are Listed From $2,949/Month [link]
  • Steps From Central Park, Renovated Rentals From $3,200/Month; See the Floorplans [link]
  • Live in One of the World’s Most Iconic Skyscrapers: New Leases at 70 Pine Street Include 1 Month Free [link]
  • Residences at 1 West Street Leasing with Incentives; See the Waterfront Rentals in Lower Manhattan [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Major Developments, New Jersey

one journal square, kushner companies, jersey city

Old rendering of One Journal Square via KABR Group

The contentious residential and office tower planned for One Journal Square in Jersey City is getting a second life today when Kushner Companies and KABR Group present revised plans for the project to the city’s Planning Board. Earlier this year, according to NJ.com, the developers failed to get a package of city subsidies, a major investor and future tenant left the deal and a state tax break never came. The updated plan seeking approval includes two 849 foot tall, 56-story towers with 1,512 residential units plus retail and office space. Older plans called for a 56- and 79-story tower with a total of 1,725 units.

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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, September 23, 2017

Images (L to R): 555TEN, 250 EAST HOUSTON, ENCLAVE AT THE CATHEDRAL and YORKSHIRE TOWERS

  • East Side Views & More; $1,000 Deposit Special at Murray Hill High Rise Rentals [link]
  • 250 E. Houston Ditches Red Square Name and Communist Statue, Offers Concession on Newly-Renovated Apartments [link]
  • Extell Unveils 555X, Premier High-Floor Rentals on Manhattan’s West Side [link]
  • Elegant Upper East Side Rentals with Amenities to Pamper Yourself; Listings from $2,417/Month [link]
  • Brodsky’s Enclave at the Cathedral Offers 1 Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Classically Modern: The Buchanan Offers Free Rent For Its ‘Reborn’ Luxury Interiors & Amenities [link]
  • East Harlem Design Standout 329 Pleasant Avenue Offers 1 Month Free Rent [link]
  • Final Units at Brooklyn Garden Houses Offering Communal Gardens + One Month Free Rent [link]
  • Brand New Rentals at The Posthouse in Clinton Hill Listed from $2,175/Month [link]

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Featured Story

Events, Features, Getting Away, Hamptons, New Jersey, Upstate

These pretty-much-perfect months are a great time to escape the city, and with so many fun, scenic, and informative offerings nearby, you can go for the day and not have to worry about spending money on lodging. To help plan your autumn itinerary, 6sqft has put together a list of the best day trips outside of New York. From touring the Rockefeller estate in Tarrytown to a lantern-lit cemetery tour in Sleepy Hollow, we’ve got you history buffs covered. And for those looking for some more traditional fall fun, there’s fall foliage at Bear Mountain’s Oktoberfest, apple and pumpkin picking in New Jersey, and artistically carved jack o’ lanterns on Long Island.

Click here for 6sqft’s full list of fall day trips

New Developments, New Jersey, Top Stories, Urban Design

Over the past two decades, the Jersey City waterfront has seen a huge boom in both residential and commercial development, revealing an entirely new skyline of tall, glassy towers. And now real estate investor Mack-Cali wants to embrace this waterfront location in the way that new large-scale developments are doing in Manhattan (Waterline Square) and Brooklyn (Domino Sugar Factory). The firm’s $75 million plan will piggyback on next month’s opening of a new New York Waterway ferry station there and transform the waterfront promenade in front of their 4.3 million-square-foot Harborside office complex into a “one-of-a-kind cultural district” that will include a beer garden, European-style food hall known as The Marketplace, and the Harborside Atrium, an interconnected series of pedestrian routes and lobbies throughout the buildings that will also serve as cultural event space.

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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, September 16, 2017

Images (L to R): TWENTY EXCHANGE, THE PARIS, 25 MONROE PLACE and VANTAGE

  • Upper West Side Rentals: At the Paris New York, the Lobby Sets the Tone [link]
  • Leasing Begins at 293 Hawthorne in PLG; Listings Offer One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • 44 Kent: Brand New No Fee Apartments at Begin Leasing at Greenpoint Waterfront [link]
  • New Harlem Rental at 306 West 142nd Launches Leasing w/ 1 Month Free; Echoing Washington Heights Building Soon to Follow [link]
  • Leasing Begins at Adam America’s 577 Baltic; Prices From $2,308/Month & Up to 2 Months Free [link]
  • Landmark Downtown Skyscraper Now Leasing with Up to 2 Months of Free Rent; See the Listings [link]
  • Dreamy Views + Incredible Amenities in Jersey City; New Rentals Debut from Low-$2,000s [link]
  • Reimagined Prewar Apartments at 25 Monroe Place in Brooklyn Heights, Now Leasing with One Month Free [link]
  • New Listings with Incentives at Long Island City Waterfront Rental Tower [link]
  • Fall Leasing Announced for Lenox, New Amenity-Filled Rental in Jersey City’s Luxury Paulus Hook [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

New Developments, New Jersey, Rentals

Soho Lofts Jersey City, Soho West, Jersey City rentals, Manhattan Building Company

Rendering via Soho Lofts

Now that most of Brooklyn has been acronym-ized, developers are moving their marketing magic across state lines. First reported by Curbed, the latest moniker comes to us via developer Manhattan Building Company’s “neighborhood concept” Soho West, so dubbed because it’s south of Hoboken and west of NYC. The ‘nabe name is part of their two-phase project. The first, The Cast Iron lofts, debuted 387 rentals and 20,000 square feet of hipster-fied retail (think a yoga studio, bilingual pre-school, and nonprofit theater) last year, and the second, Soho Lofts, will be ready next month. This rental will have 377 “industrial-inspired” residences starting in the $2,000/month range, as well as “resort-style” amenities such as an infinity pool with private cabanas, 10-person sauna, Zen garden, and an arcade lounge.

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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, September 9, 2017

Images (L to R): AVALON BROOKLYN BAY, SKY, HENRY HALL and ELLIPSE

  • Live Inside the World Famous McAlpin Hotel; Spacious Rentals from $2,575/Month [link]
  • South Brooklyn’s Tallest, Avalon Brooklyn Bay, Starts Leasing [link]
  • 30-Story Hudson Yards Rental Opens with Unobstructed Views, Apartments from $3,200/Month [link]
  • Live in the Sky: Coveted 42nd Street Rental Tower Offers 1 Month Free with New Leases [link]
  • Ready to Roll: Long Island City Rentals Atop Car Dealership Will Launch This Fall [link]
  • Bed-Stuy’s 276 Nostrand Avenue Debuts Giving Away One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Ultra-Luxury Rental 800 Fifth Avenue Offers One Month Free on Two-Year Leases [link]
  • Bed-Stuy’s 752 Quincy Now Offering One Month Free on Remaining Units [link]
  • An Upward Curve for Ellipse: Newport Rental is 60% Leased, Move-Ins Begin [link]

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New Jersey, Transportation

ny waterway, ferry service

NY Waterway Ferry via Wikimedia

As 6sqft reported in April, NY Waterway launched an additional ferry route running from Hoboken to Midtown Manhattan in response to a train derailment and delays at Penn Station. And since Amtrak closed a few tracks for repairs, more commuters have opted to take the scenic ferry as an alternative. While the eight-minute ride was normally only available during transit crisis, it will become a permanent transit option on Sept. 5. And although the ferry is perhaps a quicker and more scenic alternative, it comes with a steep price of $274.50 per month, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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