European-like living at Harrison Urby


via Harrison Observer –  Situated two blocks from the Harrison PATH station, Harrison Urby is just a 20-minute train ride from Lower Manhattan. It’s is the third Urby development to be completed in the New York City metropolitan area, following Staten Island Urby and Jersey City Urby.

“We are thrilled to open a third Urby location in one of Hudson County’s fastest growing areas,” said David Barry, CEO of Urby and president of Ironstate Development, which is developing over 2,200 residential units, a hotel and 80,000 square feet of shops and restaurant space in Harrison. “Harrison Urby illustrates the Urby brand’s commitment to creating efficient apartments located near mass transit.”


Ironstate, Pegasus open Urby development in Harrison

2017-09-22_14-12-03via NJ BIZ – Following the delivery of over 1,200 units in Staten Island and downtown Jersey City under the Urby brand, Ironstate Development held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of the third iteration of its brand in Harrison, Harrison Urby.

The co-founders of Ironstate, Michael Barry and David Barry, were joined by Harrison Mayor James Fife and members of his administration at the ceremony on Tuesday.

Harrison Urby, a joint-venture between Ironstate Development and the Pegasus Group, delivered 409 rental units to 777 South Third St. in Harrison.

“It’s a great pleasure to be here and welcome Ironstate and Pegasus,” Fife said. “Dave and Michael Barry, they’ve been great to the town of Harrison. These guys had the good plans and we had the good idea to help them along.”


Advance, DeBartolo kick off leasing at new Harrison rental project

2017-07-28_11-15-32Developers have taken the wraps off a new 286-unit rental community inspired by Harrison’s industrial past, the latest apartment building to come to the town’s waterfront redevelopment zone.

Known as Steel Works, the project by Advance Realty and DeBartolo Development has started leasing at 1200 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. The property includes a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, benefiting from a location just two blocks from the Harrison PATH station and offering an 18-minute train ride into Manhattan.

“As Harrison emerges as a sought-after transit-oriented destination, Steel Works meets the market’s demand for upscale, lifestyle-oriented apartments,” Peter Cocoziello, founder, CEO and president of Advance Realty, said in a prepared statement. “We’ve outfitted the building with the features and amenities that today’s renters desire most, creating a holistic lifestyle that appeals to those who value the conveniences of urban living.”

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36-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned for Harrison

730-738-harrison-avenue-harrison-njMore development is coming to Harrison, this time in a different part of town. In recent years, several new projects, from a hotel to apartment buildings, have started rising in the southernmost section of Harrison, near the PATH station and Red Bull Arena. Now, the eastern part of town, which still has a large industrial and commercial presence with facilities like the Pechter’s Bakery Co. manufacturing plant, the Campbell Foundry, and the Supor Industrial Park in the area, could see an increase in residential offerings.

According to a legal notice from the Harrison Planning Board, one such location is 730-738 Harrison Avenue, between Hiram Place and Kingsland Avenue. Although the site currently contains a fenced-off vacant building that was once home to Sterling Auto Sales and Hogan Car Centers, it is set to be replaced with a mixed-use development. The four-story building is slated to include 36 residential units, a commercial space on the ground floor, and parking. It would be developed by Golden Brick Home Improvement Development, LLC, of Wayne, Passaic County. The company bought the property for $725,000 in September 2016, according to NJ Parcels records.

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Newark’s 1st Whole Foods Opens For Business

whole_foods-1488390332-6672Newark’s first Whole Foods supermarket is officially open for business.

The much-anticipated store – which many local residents and officials have called a symbol of growth and hope in the city’s downtown area – opened its doors Wednesday with a “bread breaking” ceremony at its new location at 633 Broad Street in the newly reborn Hahne Building.


Waterfront Park Update

riverfront-park-horizon-1476126980-7162Newark’s Riverfront Park will have a boardwalk, walkway system, a fitness zone, an overlook with seating and a bikeway, officials say.

via Patch – Newark will soon have an $8 million park expansion near the Passaic River waterfront.

State and local officials gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony last week to announce the start of the third phase of the “Riverfront Park” project, an ambitious initiative to “reconnect residents to the Passaic River through the creation of green space and recreational opportunities,” according to a news release from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

The announcement marks the beginning of the third phase of the park’s development, which entails two stretches of riverfront land that will be developed with a boardwalk, walkway system, a fitness zone, an overlook with seating, a bikeway, space for open-air events and a gateway to the downtown area, DEP officials stated.

A walkway will also be constructed under the Jackson Street Bridge, allowing safe pedestrian crossing between the Ironbound section of Newark and downtown, officials said.



Hudson County freeholders OK $2.6 million in open space grants

harrison20libraryMore than $2.6 million in open space grants in Hudson County has been approved by the county board of freeholders, a spokesman for the board said.

The funds will go toward acquisitions, park improvements and historic preservation projects throughout Hudson County.

Included in the grants are $300,000 for the Harrison Public Library.

BJ’s Wholesale set to open newest club


The President and CEO of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Chris Baldwin, gave a tour on August 24, 2016, and explained why becoming a member of the club is a great value for consumers. Roy Caratozzolo III | For The Jersey Journal

via – BJ’s Wholesale will open its newest club on Passaic Avenue in Kearny next weekend, bringing 140 new jobs to the West Hudson town.

Company officials said the opening of the new club could save the average family up to 25 percent a year on items they would normally buy from a grocery store. BJ’s estimates the Kearny club will save its members a collective $10 million each year.


New Chapter in #Newark @nytimes


Military Park serves as a green oasis in downtown Newark’s business district. Credit Alex di Suvero for The New York Times

via The New York Times:

In Newark’s Central Ward, not far from the site of the 1967 riots, a market-rate rental building opened earlier this year with 152 apartments and its name, 24 Jones, emblazoned in cheerful orange lettering on the blocky, colorful facade. Promotional materials invite prospective tenants to “come to a place where everything is possible.”

What, exactly, is possible in Newark? That is the question driving this next chapter of the city’s history. With about $2 billion in commercial and residential development underway, 1,500 units of housing are under construction and another 4,000 are planned, according to the city’sdepartment of economic and housing development. Corporate dollars have poured into the city in recent years. Since 2008, Goldman Sachs has invested $500 million in the city, and Prudential Financial, which is based in Newark, has invested $368 million.


What’s Up at Kearny Point?


The North End of the future site of KPIP, on the Hackensack River. Photography courtesy of Hugo Neu Realty Mgmt. LLC.

via InteriorDesign – Hugo Neu Realty Management has named STUDIOS Architecture as lead design architect for the 130-acre, 2 million square foot business campus Kearny Point Industrial Park in Hudson County, New Jersey. WXY will serve as masterplan architect.

“We are very excited to be working with Hugo Neu and WXY to re-envision this amazing industrial site,” says STUDIOS Architecture principal David Burns. “An opportunity to activate 130 acres of waterfront with a rich history and dramatic spaces does not come up that often.”

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