Pumpkin spice coffee is back now at QuickChek

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QuickChek announced that pumpkin spice coffee is available now at its 150-plus locations throughout New Jersey.

The convenience store chain says it’s never too early for hot and iced versions of the beverage, which it describes as “rich pumpkin enhanced with an aromatic blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and ginger spice.”

QuickChek recommends that people download the QuickChek Rewards Mobile App, where they can find the nearest locations, place mobile orders and find other offers.

Dey & Bergen Remains Red Hot In Harrison, Surging Past The 90% Leased Mark

Final Opportunities Offered in Luxury Building on Harrison Waterfront

HARRISON, NJ – Just three months after debuting 242 luxury rental residences on the Harrison waterfront, Dey & Bergen is making its last call to renters as more than 90% of the community is now leased. 

A variety of stylish studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans remain available, with monthly rents starting from the $1,800s, reports BNE Real Estate Group, which developed Dey & Bergen along with partners Hornrock Properties and Canoe Brook Development.  Grand opening incentives of up to three months free are still in place, subject to availability.  

Residents are citing the generous living spaces, upscale amenities, resort-like ambience, and a convenient transit-friendly location as reasons for choosing to live at Dey & Bergen. With more offices considering a shift back to in-person work in the coming months, proximity to Harrison’s PATH station and its seamless commuter transportation to Manhattan is becoming increasingly desirable.  

“Being closer to the city and being able to get the PATH train anytime I need it is something that was important to me when choosing where to live,” said Aharon Paul, a data analyst who moved into a two-bedroom residence at Dey & Bergen in June, along with his roommate, Rishi Kanoongo. “My schedule is still remote, but once we get an announcement from work that they are opening up the office, taking the PATH from Harrison will be super convenient for me when compared to taking NJ TRANSIT from Edison every day, and a lot cheaper.” 

Mr. Paul and Mr. Kanoongo’s two-bedroom residence is 1,170 square feet and features views of Dey & Bergen’s scenic outdoor amenity areas. 

“We were lucky enough to get a corner unit with great natural light and bedrooms that are the perfect size for us,” Mr. Paul said. “Our kitchen overlooks the pool, and the left side of our living room overlooks the cabana and outdoor grills in the courtyard. We see people out there all the time walking their dogs or firing up the grill. It’s just really awesome to look out the window at this beautifully landscaped space.” 

Like so many of their new neighbors, Mr. Paul and Mr. Kanoongo were drawn to Dey & Bergen’s robust amenity package. 

“We were wowed by the amenities,” Mr. Paul said. “Everything is new, and the gym is open 24/7. There are all of these lounges and common areas that are fun to hang out in, and when you combine that with everything we like about apartments, like the kitchen and the bedrooms and the closet space, it was really a no brainer for us to decide to live here.” 

Dey & Bergen’s all-inclusive lifestyle features 24/7 concierge service, a riverfront swimming pool, multiple social and entertainment lounges, a commercial-grade fitness center, yoga studio, co-working lounge with private offices, indoor and outdoor bars, two dog runs and a pet spa, kid’s playroom, outdoor turf lawn with a movie screen, BBQs, firepits, covered parking with direct access to every floor, shuttle service to the PATH, and so much more. 

The community’s unique design aesthetic comes from interior designer Mary Cook Associates who helped shape the community’s lifestyle experience with a colorful, mid-century modern approach throughout its plentiful amenity and lounge spaces. 1950s-era, “Mad Men”-inspired details are infused throughout common spaces, such as a vintage 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite positioned as the centerpiece of the community’s speakeasy lounge, creating a fun design experience and an Instagrammable-worthy backdrop. 

The jaw-dropping amenities are paired with equally impressive and larger-than-average studio, one- and two-bedroom homes.  Stylish finishes and appointments include 9’ ceilings, champagne oak flooring, oversized windows with water and city views, custom modular closets, and in-unit washer & dryers.  Modern kitchens are adorned with white quartz counters, walnut cabinets, wine storage, and stainless-steel appliances. Select residences offer private, furnished outdoor space. 

Located at 1 Bergen Street on the Harrison waterfront, Dey & Bergen is ideally situated for residents who enjoy a well-connected lifestyle. Manhattan is a 20-minute PATH train ride away and shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment destinations are also just minutes away in nearby towns like Hoboken, Jersey City, and downtown Newark. The Prudential Center and New Jersey Performing Arts Center are both just across the river, home to a variety of performances, concerts and sporting events, and the New Jersey Red Bulls professional soccer team plays right in Harrison at Red Bull Arena. The New Jersey Turnpike and Route 280 provide residents with access to the Holland Tunnel and major employment centers throughout the state. 

For more information on Dey & Bergen and to schedule a visit to experience the building’s furnished model homes and amenities, please call 973-484-9094 or visit DeyAndBergen.com

About BNE Real Estate Group  

With over 60 years of real estate development experience, BNE Real Estate Group is a national, family-owned organization that is firmly committed to creating exceptional living experiences for its residents. Its distinguished portfolio of properties includes the development of tens of thousands of homes, more than 1 million square feet of commercial space, and the ownership and ongoing management of nearly 8,000 apartments, with communities stretching from the Tri-state area south to Florida, and west to Texas and California.  For more information on BNE Real Estate Group, visit www.bnerealestategroup.com

About Hornrock Properties 

Established in 2009, Hornrock Properties is a family-owned full-service real estate development company based in New Jersey.  The company owns a diversified real estate portfolio and is currently focused on developing and constructing over 2,000 luxury, multi-family units in Northern New Jersey.  With transformative residential and mixed-use projects that total over $600 million of capital commitments, Hornrock consistently applies a dynamic and creative approach to its developments. www.hornrock.com.  

About Canoe Brook Development 

Founded in 2015 after the sale of their partners’ previous Roseland Property Company to Mack Cali, Canoe Brook Development is a real estate development and investment organization, family-oriented in character and institutional in scale. With strong historical expertise in land use, construction and property management, Canoe Brook Development focuses on the development and operation of luxury residential properties in New Jersey and the metropolitan New York region. www.canoebrookdevelopment.com  

Lucy the Elephant is getting remodeled

Credits: nj.com

Lucy the Elephant is getting a facelift. The beloved attraction will be closed for nine months starting later this year.

According to nj.com, the six-story tall elephant will have its entire metal skin replaced, starting on Sept. 20, the Save Lucy Committee said in a statement. More than 50% of Lucy’s skin was deteriorated beyond repair, and a study found that replacing the skin would be more cost-effective than removing the old paint and rust.

The repairs will cost $1.4 million, with much of the funding coming from a grant from the Preserve NJ Preservation Fund. Additional finds will come from donations and fundraising, and the committee has applied for a National Park Service Grant.

Credits: nj.com

Popular “Roadstand” Has State’s Best Hot Dog

Pearl P. / Yelp

Hiram’s Roadstand was ranked New Jerseys best hot dog.

Hiram’s Roadstand has been around since the 1930s, and it was a favorite of Anthony Bourdain’s.

In addition to featuring it on his show, Bourdain shared that he had been a loyal customer since the 1950s, describing the food as the “finest hot dogs in the land.”

Credits: eatthis.com

Dey & Bergen Sparks A Gold Rush To Harrison Waterfront As New Luxury Rental Community Surges To 70% Leased

HARRISON, NJ, July 16, 2021 – Scores of residents are pouring back into new luxury rental communities in urban areas in pursuit of stylish living spaces, modern amenities and an ultra-convenient location near shops, restaurants, and seamless commuter transportation into NYC.

Nowhere is that more apparent than in Harrison, already New Jersey’s fastest growing municipality, where Dey & Bergen is smashing leasing pace norms. Just two months after the new community opened its doors to a head-turning collection of 242 residences and more than 45,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities along the waterfront, Dey & Bergen has already surpassed 70% leased.

“City living is back,” said David Pantirer, a partner at BNE Real Estate Group, which developed Dey & Bergen along with partners Hornrock Properties and Canoe Brook Development. “Residents who left this area during the pandemic are returning in droves because they’re going back to work in person in the coming months and because they’ve missed the convenience and energy of living in a dynamic neighborhood. Renters are now seizing the opportunity to upgrade their apartment experience at Dey & Bergen, where our modern residences and robust amenity package introduces ultra-luxury rental living at a value that is clearly resonating in the marketplace.”

The community’s popularity starts with an extraordinary offering of amenities and services that add up to an all-inclusive lifestyle like no other. These include 24/7 concierge service, a riverfront swimming pool, multiple social and entertainment lounges, a commercial-grade fitness center, yoga studio, co-working lounge with private offices, indoor and outdoor bars, two dog runs and a pet spa, kid’s playroom, outdoor turf lawn with a movie screen, BBQs, firepits, covered parking with direct access to every floor, shuttle service to the PATH, and so much more.

Dey & Bergen’s unique design aesthetic comes from Interior Designer Mary Cook Associates who helped shape the community’s lifestyle experience with a colorful, mid-century modern approach throughout its plentiful amenity and lounge spaces. 1950s-era, “Mad Men”-inspired details are infused throughout common spaces, such as a vintage 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite positioned as the centerpiece of the community’s speakeasy lounge, creating a fun design experience and an Instagrammable-worthy backdrop.

The jaw-dropping amenities are paired with equally impressive and larger-than-average studio, one- and two-bedroom homes. Stylish finishes and appointments include 9′ ceilings, champagne oak flooring, oversized windows with water and city views, custom modular closets, and in-unit washer & dryers. Modern kitchens are adorned with white quartz counters, walnut cabinets, wine storage, and stainless-steel appliances. Select residences offer private, furnished outdoor space.

Monthly rents currently start from the $1500’s with incentives of up to 4 months free for a limited time on studio residences, and up to 3 months free on one and two bedroom residences. Immediate occupancy is available.

Dey & Bergen residents enjoy a well-connected lifestyle. Manhattan is a 20-minute PATH train ride away and shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment destinations are also just minutes away in nearby towns like Hoboken, Jersey City, and downtown Newark. The Prudential Center and New Jersey Performing Arts Center are both just across the river, home to a variety of performances, concerts and sporting events, and the New Jersey Red Bulls professional soccer team plays right in Harrison at Red Bull Arena. The New Jersey Turnpike and Route 280 provide residents with access to the Holland Tunnel and major employment centers throughout the state.

For more information on Dey & Bergen and to schedule a visit to experience the building’s furnished model homes and amenities, please call 973-484-9094 or visit DeyAndBergen.com.

About BNE Real Estate Group

With over 60 years of real estate development experience, BNE Real Estate Group is a national, family-owned organization that is firmly committed to creating exceptional living experiences for its residents. Its distinguished portfolio of properties includes the development of tens of thousands of homes, more than 1 million square feet of commercial space, and the ownership and ongoing management of nearly 8,000 apartments, with communities stretching from the Tri-state area south to Florida, and west to Texas and California. For more information on BNE Real Estate Group, visit www.bnerealestategroup.com.

About Hornrock Properties

Established in 2009, Hornrock Properties is a family-owned full-service real estate development company based in New Jersey. The company owns a diversified real estate portfolio and is currently focused on developing and constructing over 2,000 luxury, multi-family units in Northern New Jersey. With transformative residential and mixed-use projects that total over $600 million of capital commitments, Hornrock consistently applies a dynamic and creative approach to its developments. www.hornrock.com.

About Canoe Brook Development

Founded in 2015 after the sale of their partners’ previous Roseland Property Company to Mack Cali, Canoe Brook Development is a real estate development and investment organization, family-oriented in character and institutional in scale. With strong historical expertise in land use, construction and property management, Canoe Brook Development focuses on the development and operation of luxury residential properties in New Jersey and the metropolitan New York region. www.canoebrookdevelopment.com

Harrison, Nj Municipal Leaders Join Ironstate & Pegasus To Mark Partnership’s Latest Development Success: The Eddy

Luxury Rental Community of 310 apartments on Passaic River Waterfront Off to a Fast Start In Hot Harrison Market 

HARRISON, NJ, July 12, 2021 – Officials from the Town of Harrison, NJ recently joined principals from Ironstate Development Company and The Pegasus Group to celebrate the successful debut of The Eddy, a new luxury rental community on the Harrison waterfront. 

The group of community and business leaders helped cut a ceremonial ribbon marking the development partnership’s latest addition to the Harrison housing landscape- a collection of 310 luxury rental residences, thoughtfully designed amenities, and considerable outdoor green space.  The celebration came four months after The Eddy officially launched leasing, with more than 75% of the homes already spoken for and nearly 150 residents moved in.  

The Eddy is the latest chapter in Harrison’s incredible story of urban revitalization and growth.  The town’s transformation into a vibrant residential destination was driven in large measure by its convenient commutability to Manhattan, Jersey City and Newark via the PATH system, which spurred a wave of new development offering modern residences at attractive prices and supportive community retail. It is a formula that has attracted a significant influx of new residents to Harrison, propelling it to become New Jersey’s fastest growing municipality since the 2010 census.  

Spearheading Harrison’s rise as one of the New Jersey Gold Coast’s hottest markets is the Ironstate/Pegasus team, the town’s most prolific developers who have delivered more than 1,500 luxury rental units and more than 30,000 square feet of street-level retail space in the last decade across four communities collectively known as “The Harrison Collection.” The partnership was also responsible for developing the 138-key Element Harrison-Newark hotel and a 1,450-space public parking garage adjacent to the PATH station and has nearly 1000 additional units in the pipeline. 

“The Pegasus Group and Ironstate Development are now the largest taxpayer in the Town of Harrison,” said Mayor James A. Fife. “The Town, the Harrison Redevelopment Agency, the Construction Department, and the Planning and Zoning Boards have all worked in a spirit of great cooperation with Richard Miller from Pegasus and the Barry brothers from Ironstate to construct great buildings like The Eddy. The developers did an excellent job to make Harrison a better place to live for all our citizens.” 

Located at 555 1st Street in Harrison’s riverfront neighborhood, The Eddy offers renters a collection of studio, one- and two-bedroom homes at monthly rental rates that start from the $1,600s on a net effective basis after accounting for current incentives, according to The Marketing Directors, the community’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent. Immediate occupancy is available. 

“The Eddy furthers our deep commitment to the Town of Harrison and increases the options available for residents to enjoy this dynamic location,” said Michael Barry, President of Ironstate Development Company. “We’ve long shared a collective vision with Mayor Fife and local officials on how to best create a comprehensive lifestyle within Harrison that is appealing to both existing and new residents. We believe The Eddy is the latest example of that vision, and we’re delighted with the incredible public response to this new modern offering.” 

“It’s remarkable to see how much this area in Harrison has blossomed over the years, and we’re proud to continue to contribute to the town’s positive growth with the addition of The Eddy,” added Richard Miller, a Principal with The Pegasus Group. “While each new building possesses its own charm and character, they all work in unison to enhance the inherent attributes of Harrison and its residents’ living experiences.”   

Design Distinction 

The Eddy is a striking residential building that borders The Passaic River and is a short walk from the Harrison PATH station, which offers a 20-minute commute to Manhattan. The exterior features a modern industrial aesthetic with an iridescent brick and metal façade, designed by Front Studio Architects in collaboration with Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners and BG Studio.  

Inside, the residences at The Eddy boast contemporary design with bright, airy living spaces and details such as custom roller shade window treatments. Kitchens include Pearl Jasmine Silestone countertops and backsplashes, custom cabinetry, Moen® and Kohler sinks and faucets, stainless-steel Whirlpool® appliances and kitchen islands in select residences. Bathrooms are adorned with grey oak porcelain tile, multi-function showerheads, and Calcutta Gold Silestone countertops. Each residence also includes an in-home washer & dryer and keyless door entry technology. Select residences feature views of the waterfront. 

Amenities to Socialize and Unwind 

A comprehensive suite of indoor and outdoor amenities is designed to enhance the lifestyle experience. The community’s fitness program provides virtual fitness classes through an app custom tailored to the community, cardio equipment with interactive touch screens and ability to stream your favorite shows, and private trainers available to residents for an additional fee through the app. A yoga/kid’s room caters to children for a portion of the day and functions as a yoga room the rest of the day. The resident lounge features a fireplace, individual workspaces, and Eddy’s Canteen vending area with coffee and snacks available for purchase. Residents also have access to conference rooms and private workspaces with televisions. The community’s party room is an indoor/outdoor space with televisions and a kitchen inside and BBQ grill outside. 

The Eddy’s outdoor amenities give residents room to spread out, relax, and enjoy the fresh air. A landscaped courtyard with a pool, multiple seating options, lawn game areas, three gas fire pits with seating, and four BBQ grills are all available for resident enjoyment. Residents can also relax in the community’s outdoor performance area, a three-tier amphitheater for performances and lounging, or take in a waterfront stroll along Harrison’s Riverwalk. Dog lovers appreciate the community’s dog run, which overlooks the river and is well equipped with features such as a water fountain and irrigated dog run turf. A dedicated dog wash area is another canine convenience.  

Tenant storage cages are available for rent and bike storage is also available. The community includes Wi-Fi in all common spaces and outdoor areas, a 24/7 monitored lobby, and available onsite parking in an enclosed garage.  

Three professionally merchandized homes are available to tour: a studio residence with interior design by Rosalie Nunez, a one-bedroom residence with interior design by Cochineal Design, and a two-bedroom residence with interior design by BG Studio.   

With Manhattan easily accessible, and downtown Newark and Jersey City even closer, Harrison is known for its easy commute and its connection to culture, dining, entertainment, and recreation destinations. The town even has its own professional sports team, the N.Y. Red Bulls professional soccer team, which plays in Red Bull Arena on the south end of town. Across the river in Newark, entertainment options include concerts and sporting events at the Prudential Center, performances at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and more than 170 restaurants in the Ironbound neighborhood. Entrances to Route 280 and the New Jersey Turnpike are both easily accessible, connecting residents to the rest of the state and the Holland Tunnel. 

For more information on The Eddy and to schedule a private tour of the community’s model homes and amenities, visit www.theeddynj.com or call 973-314-8837.   

About Ironstate Development Company 

Ironstate Development Company is one of the largest privately held real estate development companies in the Northeast. Based in Hoboken, New Jersey, Ironstate engages in the development and management of large-scale mixed-use projects and has a diverse portfolio of residential and hospitality assets valued at several billion dollars. Additional information on Ironstate Development Company is available on the Company’s website at www.ironstate.net.   

About the Pegasus Group 

Founded in 1997 and based in New York City, The Pegasus Group is an owner and developer of multi-tenant real estate properties. The Company maintains the philosophy and operating style rooted firmly in adaptive reuse and urban revitalization.  The Company’s principals possess more than 60 years of industry experience.  www.thepegasusgroup.comPage Break 

About The Marketing Directors 

The Marketing Directors is a renowned development advisory firm with over forty years of experience working exclusively on behalf of real estate developers to design, market, and sell or lease residential homes. The Marketing Directors team is a collective of strategic thinkers, market experts, and trusted partners. Headquartered in New York with offices and sales teams active across North America, The Marketing Directors have helped clients successfully sell-out hundreds of new developments accounting for more than $30 billion in total sales. 

Bars with Outdoor TV Setups

Credits: The Hoboken Girl

Here is a list of outdoor bars that have TV setups for your entertainment. The street name has also been provided.

  • City Bistro {56 14th Street}
  • Green Rock Tap + Grill {70 Hudson Street}
  • Mulligan’s {159 1st Street}
  • The Shepherd and the Knucklehead {1313 Willow Avenue}
  • McSwiggans Pub (110 First Street)
  • Pilsener Haus Biergarten {1422 Grand Street}
  • Cork City {239 Bloomfield Street}
  • Madd Hatter {221 Washington Street}
  • Finnegan’s {734 Willow Avenue}
  • 80 River {80 River Street}
  • Hudson Hall {364 Marin Boulevard}
  • Six26 Lounge & Rooftop {128 Christopher Columbus Drive}

Credits: The Hoboken Girl

Restaurant Drawing Rave Reviews For Farm-To-Table Style

The Whitlock restaurant has a farm-to-table experience in an upscale atmosphere.

The Whitlock is named after an early 1800s tavern and store. It was known to be local and became a gathering place for all.

The Whitlock has plenty of five-star reviews for its unique menu and offerings that includes things such as tots creme fraiche with caviar to chorizo and shrimp burger with Oaxaca cheese.

“Ate here tonight for the first time and I have to say my boyfriend and I were blown away,” said one Yelper. “We really don’t go out very often anymore due to COVID, but was in the area and really wanted to give this place a try … it did not disappoint!”

“One of the best places I’ve gone to for brunch! I found this place in a Westchester Magazine article for Best Places for Brunch in Westchester and figured I’d give it a shot. I was not disappointed!,” said another Yelper. 

The restaurant is located at 17 Katonah Ave. 

Credits: Daily Voice

Dey & Bergen Launches Leasing Along the Harrison, NJ Waterfront

Bold Design, Expansive Residences & Abundant Amenities Deliver a Market-Changing Lifestyle Experience  

Dey & Bergen, the newest luxury rental building to rise in the transit-friendly town of Harrison, NJ, has officially kicked off leasing for its head-turning collection of 242 waterfront rental residences. 

Developed by BNE Real Estate Group, along with partners Hornrock Properties and Canoe Brook Development, Dey & Bergen introduces larger-than-average studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans surrounded by over 45,000 square feet of must-see amenities designed to wow, entertain, and inspire at every turn.  24-hour concierge service, shuttle transportation to the PATH, and onsite covered parking with direct access to every floor are just a few of the stand-out conveniences that enhance the lifestyle experience. 

Located at the intersection of Dey and Bergen Street along a peaceful stretch of the Passaic River, the new building debuts with monthly rents starting from $1,850, with compelling grand opening incentives of up to four months free for a limited time.  Immediate occupancy is available.  

“We’re excited to open the doors to Dey & Bergen which combines classic style with modern amenities and some real personality which we believe will connect with today’s residents,” said David Pantirer, a partner at BNE Real Estate Group. “Add in a great waterfront location with commuter convenience and you have the type of lifestyle that is in high demand.”  

Interior designer Mary Cook Associates helped shape the community’s lifestyle experience with a colorful, mid-century modern approach throughout its plentiful amenity and lounge spaces. 1950s-era, “Mad Men”-inspired details are infused throughout common spaces, such as a vintage 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite positioned as the centerpiece of the community’s speakeasy lounge, creating a fun design experience and an Instagrammable-worthy backdrop. 

Design distinction extends into the generously appointed homes, which feature 9’ ceilings, champagne oak flooring, oversized windows with water and city views, custom modular closets, and in-unit washer & dryers.  Modern kitchens are adorned with white quartz counters, walnut cabinets, wine storage, and stainless-steel appliances. Select residences offer private, furnished outdoor space. 

Right outside their door, Dey & Bergen residents enjoy an all-inclusive lifestyle like no other through a robust offering of amenities and services.  These include 24/7 concierge service, a riverfront swimming pool, multiple social and entertainment lounges, a commercial-grade fitness center, yoga studio, co-working lounge with private offices, indoor and outdoor bars, two dog runs and a pet spa, kid’s playroom, outdoor turf lawn with a movie screen, BBQs, firepits, covered parking with direct access to every floor, shuttle service to the PATH, and so much more. 

Dey & Bergen is the most recent Harrison community to open under the banner of BNE Real Estate Group, a developer that has been investing in Harrison for more than a decade. In the riverfront area, BNE has developed the condominium community River Park at Harrison, and the rental communities Water’s Edge and One Harrison, earning a stellar reputation for quality building and top-notch property management in Harrison and beyond.   

Formerly a center of industry, Harrison is now one of the hottest rental markets in New Jersey thanks to prolific real estate development and a growing base of new residents and businesses. Manhattan is a 20-minute PATH train ride away and the town is closely connected to many culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations. The Prudential Center and New Jersey Performing Arts Center are both just across the river, home to a variety of performances, concerts and sporting events, and the New Jersey Red Bulls professional soccer team plays right in Harrison at Red Bull Arena. The New Jersey Turnpike and Route 280 provide residents with access to the Holland Tunnel and major employment centers throughout the state. 

For more information about leasing opportunities, visit DeyAndBergen.com or call 973-484-9094.