New Jersey

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, New Jersey, Rentals

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

By Ondel Hylton, Today, February 24, 2018

Images (L to R): 525W52, Hudson Crossing, 27 ON 27TH and 247N7

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Cool Listings, Interiors, New Jersey

Chateau de Grenouille, 125 lake end road, new jersey, the menard group

Located right on the shores of Green Pond–known as the cleanest lake in New Jersey–and just 35 miles outside of NYC, this custom property is asking $1.75 million (h/t CIRCA). Everything here is unique, from the stonework, wrought iron gates, deck and stone patio around the property, to the two-story glass conservatory inside. There’s even a separate apartment for guests, so the property sleeps 16 people total. It’s surely a destination that’ll lure New Yorkers out of the city.

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

NYC RENTALS: This week’s roundup of rental news & offers

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, February 17, 2018

Images (Clockwise): 175 KENT APARTMENTS, LENOX TERRACE, RIVERBANK and 1629 PACIFIC ST.

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Cool Listings, New Developments, New Jersey

nine on the hudson, new jersey, penthouse

Photo: VDP

Developer Alexander Hovnanian has introduced a new, head-turning $8 million penthouse at the Nine on the Hudson development in New Jersey’s Port Imperial neighborhood. Inspired by Japanese design and Dutch aesthetics, the home was created to be “incomparable to other penthouses in NJ, even in NYC” atop the new U-shaped 278-unit project on the Hudson River in West New York.

Greenhouse kitchen, glass cube roof deck, this way

Green Design, New Jersey, Policy, Urban Design

Via ORG Permanent Modernity/Regional Plan Association

Released last fall, the Regional Plan Association’s (RPA) Fourth Plan includes 61 recommendations focused on improving and expanding the area’s deteriorating infrastructure, transportation, and affordability, much of which revolves around climate change and its transformation of the region. According to the report, more than one million people and 650,000 jobs are at risk of flooding due to rising sea levels. In the plan, the RPA ambitiously recommends that the New Jersey Meadowlands, 21,000 acres of low-lying wetlands, becomes a national park as a way to mitigate impacts of climate change (h/t Curbed). Designating the region’s largest wetland as a national park would restore the natural habits, protect nearby communities, and create a recreational space, becoming, the report says, a “Climate Change National Park.” The Meadowlands National Park would adapt and grow with climate change by drawing and redrawing the boundaries of the park as coastlines change.

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

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

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, February 10, 2018

Images (L to R): 606W57, The Delmar, Aurora and 88 Leonard Street

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Features, New Jersey, real estate trends

Bayonne, located on the southern peninsula of New Jersey’s Gold Coast, is ripe for a construction boom. That being said, it has been awaiting this boom for over 18 years – since the light rail system was installed. As Newport and Jersey City’s markets are on fire, Bayonne hopes that development momentum is headed their way. But with its Hudson River location, city views, access to Manhattan via light rail and the PATH (it is about 30 minutes to take the light rail to the PATH to the World Trade Center), Bayonne has taken its future into its own hands and massively revised its master plan for the first time since 2000.

Bayonne considers its proximity to New York City and lower prices its greatest assets. The average home sales are around $400,000 versus $800,000 in Jersey City. The new master plan aims to transform Bayonne into a walkable, bikeable, mixed-use community with densely settled areas (which they call “transit villages”) around the light rail stations. The town’s 22nd Street Light Rail stop connects residents to the rest of the Gold Coast and PATH trains running to Manhattan. Bayonne City Planner Suzanne Mack is quoted as saying, “Our assets are our charm and home life…We’ve moved from being an industrial giant, an oil tank farm basically, into more of a bedroom community with a lot of community resources.”

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Architecture, Green Design, Major Developments, New Jersey

michael green architecture, timber building, newark

Lotus Equity Group announced on Monday plans to bring the largest mass timber office building in the United States to the Newark waterfront. Michael Green Architecture has been tapped to design the 500,000-square-foot office building made with a wooden structure for Riverfront Square, a massive mixed-use development proposed for the Broad Street corridor of the Jersey neighborhood, according to the Wall Street Journal. The building will rise in three separate sections to six, eight and 11 stories tall and have a concrete foundation. Its columns, exterior panels,  elevators, stairwells and floor systems will be made of mass timber. Interiors will boast exposed wood with a facade covered in metal panels, brick or wood.

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condos, Major Developments, New Jersey

99 Hudson Street, Jersey City, 99 Hudson

When construction of 99 Hudson Street wraps up in Jersey City next year, the 889-foot condominium tower will become the tallest building in all of New Jersey. While that title alone is impressive, new renderings of the Perkins Eastman-designed tower show an equally profound modern interior with a swath of amenities (h/t Curbed NY). Developed by China Overseas America, 99 Hudson will rise 79 stories and contain 781 units, while boasting 15,000 square feet of retail space and 14,000 square feet of public space.

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Features, New Jersey, real estate trends

Rendering of Newport’s new Park and Shore development

The mention of Newport conjures up images of yacht-filled harbors, gorgeous mansions, and beautiful beaches. But there is another Newport much closer to downtown Manhattan than Rhode Island and, amazingly, it also has yacht-filled harbors, beautiful residences, a beach, and unparalleled waterfront views.

A 600-acre, master-planned community that began almost 35 years ago by the LeFrak family, Newport, Jersey City is now hitting its stride. With sleek architecture, 15,000 residents, 20,000 professionals, a growing mix of retail and commercial options, and a location minutes from midtown and downtown Manhattan, Newport offers some appealing alternatives to those priced out of New York City or others looking for a slightly quieter option. The area boasts its diversity, but with a single family in charge of development and a skyline that looks more like Manhattan than Jersey City, is Newport just Manhattan-lite or does it truly have diversity with offerings for everyone?

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