Dey & Bergen, the Newest Rental Community Along Harrison Waterfront, to Launch Leasing this May

Mid-Century Modern Design, Expansive Residences & Abundant Amenities Deliver a Lifestyle Worth Waiting For

Developer BNE Real Estate Group, along with partners Hornrock Properties and Canoe Brook Development, announced today that they are nearing completion of their latest residential gem along the Harrison waterfront, Dey & Bergen, scheduled to open for lease this May. 

Located at the intersection of Dey and Bergen Street along a peaceful stretch of the Passaic River, this design-forward collection of 242 brand new residences will introduce larger-than-average studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts surrounded by over 45,000 square feet of ‘must see to believe’ amenities ready to bring Harrison’s vibrant urban energy to life.  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 notable conveniences that add to Dey & Bergen’s appeal. 

Interior designer Mary Cook Associates shaped the community’s lifestyle experience using 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 an exceptional design experience aimed to ‘wow’. 

“Given BNE’s longstanding commitment to the development of the Harrison waterfront, we’re thrilled to announce that Dey & Bergen will soon introduce a new chapter to Harrison’s incredible story of urban revitalization,” said David Pantirer, a partner at BNE Real Estate Group. “Dey & Bergen embraces everything that makes living in Harrison so attractive. At the same time, it delivers a product with distinguishing attributes, such as a vibrant design, refreshingly spacious apartments, and condo-quality finishes. We believe it will hit a sweet spot in the market.” 

This May, generously sized studio, one- and two-bedroom rental residences will be available for immediate occupancy starting from $1,850/month with compelling grand opening incentives. Homes will feature 9’ ceilings, champagne oak flooring, oversized windows with water and city views, custom modular closets, an in-unit washer & dryer, and a modern kitchen with white quartz counters, walnut cabinets, wine storage, and stainless-steel appliances. Select residences will offer private, furnished outdoor space. 

Beyond the ideal at-home environment, Dey & Bergen will provide an all-inclusive lifestyle like no other through its robust amenities and services, which 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. 

BNE Real Estate Group has a history of investing in Harrison that spans 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 their quality building and top-notch property management in Harrison and beyond.  Prolific real estate development and a growing base of new residents and businesses have spurred a renaissance in the formerly industrial town, positioning Harrison as one of today’s hottest rental markets. Manhattan is a 20-minute PATH train ride away and the town is closely connected to 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 Dey & Bergen, and to join the community’s waitlist, interested renters can visit DeyAndBergen.com or call 973-484-9094. 

Hornblower Group Announces the Launch of City Experiences, Betting Big on Tourism Recovery

Operating under one umbrella in 110+ countries, City Experiences becomes new brand name for Hornblower’s growing portfolio of world-class water- and land-based offerings

Local Spring offerings include Statue City Cruises, Downtown Experience, dining and sightseeing excursions, Liberty Landing City Ferry and more

Hornblower Group, a global leader in world-class experiences and transportation, announced the launch of City Experiences, the new brand name for the company’s water- and land-based portfolio of offerings as the company continues to double down on tourism recovery with the 2021 summer travel season fast approaching.  City Experiences aligns more than 25 existing companies into a single brand promise, with a broad range of global experiences by land and sea organized by City Cruises (private events, dining cruises and water sightseeing), City Ferry (transportation services across inland and coastal waterways) and City Experiences (land-based experiences). 

During the pandemic, City Experiences has acquired four new companies and eight in total over the last few years, integrated a proprietary ticketing system to enhance the customer journey and expanded to more than 110 countries, six continents and over 125 U.S. Cities, including NYC, San Francisco, Paris, Rome, London and many more. The latest acquisition is Walks, a leading sightseeing tours and activities operator operating one-of-a-kind travel experiences in top tourism destinations around the world, as the company greatly expands its land-based presence. 

Pre-pandemic, City Experiences serviced more than 35 million passenger trips. Operating under one umbrella allows the company to streamline operations for guests and see that their boat tour of London or their ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty are all operated by the same organization.

“To support our growing portfolio of world-class water and land-based offerings, we are thrilled to introduce City Experiences, including Statue City Cruises, Liberty Landing City Ferry and our land-based experiences, to the world as we continue building upon our heritage as experience providers,” said Kevin Rabbitt, chief executive officer, Hornblower Group.  “Enabled by technological investments, diversified operations and a single brand identity, we will continue to explore various opportunities and platforms to add to our portfolio of business that will contribute to the company’s projected growth and future success.”

In the tri-state area market where a fleet of over 60 vessels operate sightseeing tours, dining cruises, service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, commuter service between NY and NJ and more, the latest local Spring offerings across the City Experiences portfolio include:

  • Statue City Cruises (formerly Statue Cruises) will continue as the authorized concessioner of the National Park Service to serve the public to the Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island.. 
  • Liberty Landing City Ferry (formerly Liberty Landing Ferry) will continue to operate as a commuter ferry service between Brookfield Place and Liberty Landing in Jersey City, NJ. 
  • City Cruises NY (formerly Hornblower Cruises & Events & Spirit Cruises) is now offering dining cruises on weekends from Lincoln Harbor and Weehawken, NJ and Chelsea Piers in NYC.  Sightseeing cruises begin Memorial Day weekend at Pier 78 and Pier 15.
  • City Experiences in NYC include the official Downtown Experience, which provides access to three iconic NYC attractions—Statue City Cruises, 9/11 Memorial & Museum and One World Observatory. 

“Creating a single brand identity allows us a greater connection between our land and water experiences, focused marketing and sales efforts, increased guest recognition of our collective City Experiences offerings, and ultimately easier cross-selling of our portfolio within cities and between global destination markets,” said Kristina Heney, City Experiences chief marketing and revenue officer.  “Further, our investment in our intuitive booking platform, Anchor, and a holistic end-to-end digital experience will provide an enhanced guest experience with a new frictionless and personalized journey that will further reinforce our brand promise.”

Outside of the City Experiences portfolio, Hornblower Group will continue to operate an Overnight Cruise Division—featuring American Queen Steamboat Company, Victory Cruise Lines and Shore Excursions of—featuring American Queen Steamboat Company, Victory Cruise Lines and Shore Excursions of America—NYC Ferry and Puerto Rico Ferry systems, other Government transportation services, and our AnchorTM ticketing services for third-party vendors.

For more information and to request an amazing, unforgettable City Experiences journey, visit https://www.cityexperiences.com/.

Harrison Community Blood Drive!

A Harrison community blood drive will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Harrison Recreation and Community Center. The Harrison Recreation and Community Center is located at 401 Warren Street.

To remain in compliance with the federal guidelines for social distancing, appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are welcome is the blood drive capacity permits it. Donors must wear a mask or face covering, will have their temperature taken and must be 14 days symptom free if recovered from COVID-19. Donors may not donate if they have had a positive diagnostic test, if they are currently on self-quarantine restrictions or experienced symptoms within the last 14 days.

Donors can make an appointment at http://www.nybc.org using the group code: 70864. For additional information or to make an appointment, text Rosana at (917) 669-9073.

Remember to eat and drink before donating and to bring your Donor ID if you have one.

The New York Unit Comes To Harrison

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When: Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Where: Coperaco Cafe, Urby Harrison 777 S 3rd Street, Harrison, NJ 07029

The New York Unit comes to Urby featuring the longtime band mates Mamadou Ba bass, Etienne Stadwijk keys, Ray Levier drums- fun evening in a relaxed cafe setting at Urby Harrison.

Have You Met Newark Tours Hosts Holiday Shop Hop

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Hop from store to store – meeting business owners and entrepreneurs with the perfect last-minute gifts for your loved ones. Meet new friends and see new sights as you traverse downtown Newark with a group who appreciates shopping local as much as you do.

Ticket includes fun, guided experience with Have You Met Newark Tours, a Have You Met Newark t-shirt, a Shop Newark tote bag, a warm drink, and several small bites along our route.

Event Sponsors:
Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance
Ironbound Business Improvement District
Invest Newark
Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tony Caggiano at The Station at The Element in Harrison

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When: Friday, Dec 13th at 7 PM – 10 PM

Where: The Station at the Element Harrison – Newark – 399 Somerset St, Harrison, New Jersey 07029

Tony Caggiano is a native New Jersey Entertainer who has performed for large corporate vendors, private events and in the club scene for years.  His work ethic, dependability, consummate professionalism and unique shows have helped him to create a network of some of the most notable artists and clients in the industry.  Tony has earned a reputation for being able to deliver even in a pinch for your event.

Watch Comedian Jo Koy Live at NJPAC

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When: Saturday Oct 19th

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) – 1 Center St, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Stand-up sensation Jo Koy, a regular on Chelsea Lately, Netflix, Comedy Central, and The Adam Carolla Show, returns to NJPAC with his hilarious new stand-up tour. In recent years, Jo Koy has come a long way – from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffeehouse to success on television and as a top comedy headliner, currently selling out shows coast-to-coast. Since his 2005 Tonight Show debut earned him a standing ovation, Koy’s insightful jokes, family-inspired humor, and explosive onstage energy have taken him all around the television landscape. Koy has starred in two acclaimed Comedy Central specials (Don’t Make Him Angry and Lights Out), appeared as a guest on over 100 episodes of Chelsea Lately, and made hilarious appearances on VH1, World’s Funniest Fails, The Joy Behar Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Jamie Foxx: Laffapalooza.

Water Drive for Newark

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When: Sep 23 at 9 AM – Sep 29 at 12 PM

Where: Prospect Presbyterian Church – 646 Prospect St, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

Prospect Church will be doing a bottled water drive for Newark. Please bring cases of water September 23 – 29th and stack on the stage in Fellowship Hall. Then come help load them onto the Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity Green Bean Bus after worship on September 29 for delivery to a food pantry in Newark.

12th ANNUAL “PINK IS THE NEW GREEN” GOLF CLASSIC RAISES $630,000 FOR CURE BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

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The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation’s (CBCF) 12th annual “Pink is the New Green®” Golf Classic once again exceeded it expectations with an impressive $630,000 in funds raised to support breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, Senior Vice President, Office of the President and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  

Held annually in June, the Monday after Father’s Day, at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., the golf outing is continually one of the most successful fundraising efforts for CBCF.  More than 100 golfers participated in the 2019 Classic, which also featured an exciting $18,000 Cash Chip Off and raffle drawing for a brand new Ford Mustang convertible.  

The festivities concluded with a reception dinner where two hundred guests were addressed by Dr. Larry Norton, the foundation’s scientific advisor, and breast cancer expert Dr. Elizabeth Comen (also from MSKCC).  Dr. Philip Paty, a surgical oncologist at MSKCC with special training in cancers of the colon, also spoke to attendees.

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“This year’s golf classic was one of the most prosperous on record thanks to the large number of participants, and the tremendous generosity of our donors, dedicated business partners, volunteers and community leaders,” said Andrew B. Abramson, Treasurer and Co-Founder of CBCF, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. “The outing is unquestionably our keystone event and the perfect springboard to our fundraising efforts during the October Breast Cancer Awareness month.”

The Gold Classic was preceded by a partnership between CBCF and the private horticulturalist Kathleen Gagen of Peonies Envy in May.  To support CBCF during Mother’s Day Weekend, a special package of rare peonies were sold with proceeds benefitting CBCF during the two-day promotion.

On tap for CBCF is an exciting schedule of Fall event to raise additional funding and support.  These include:

  • The annual ‘Valley Goes Pink!’ on September 21st in partnership with Valley Bank to benefit CBCF. A longtime and steadfast supporter of CBCF, Valley Bank has also planned a family day of festivities to be held at its corporate headquarters located at 1455 Valley Road in Wayne, N.J. The event will include games, prizes, baskets, treats, a 50/50 raffle, family and pet photos and DJ by Golden Note Entertainment. For more details call Maureen MacMullen at 973-686-5073.
  • The 4th annual ‘Break Some Clays For A Cure!’ Breast Cancer Fall Fun Clay Target Shoot on Saturday, September 28th at the North Jersey Clay Target Club in Fairfield, N.J. Call Steve Roman for more details and to register at 973-632-2595.
  • ‘Karma for A Cure’ Designer Trunk Show on September 19th hosted by creative young designer Margaux Agresta with proceeds benefitting CBCF. For more information or to attend call Terry Dragoumis Nicholson at 973-471-2223.
  • ‘Salons For A Cure!’ CBCF is partnering with premier salons to create special packages and events throughout October to benefit CBCF. For more details call Terry Dragoumis Nicholson at 973-471-2223.
  • ‘Art For A Cure!’ An evening of Art and Philanthropy on Thursday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. to benefit CBCF hosted by Nancy Pantirer at The Nancy Pantirer Studio on 81 Leonard Street, NYC. For more details or to attend this event call Terry Dragoumis Nicholson at 973-471-2223.
  • ‘Lease For A Cure!’ The annual multifamily landlord event to support CBCF in October. For every resident’s lease renewal in the month of October, participating landlords will donate $10.00 for each renewal to support CBCF. For more information or to be a part of our program please contact Jack Linefsky at 973-473-2800- ext. 131.

Since its inception in December 2007, CBCF has raised an excess of $8 Million through events such as the annual Golf Classic, walk-a-thons, sporting events fashion shows and other fundraising activities. CBCF donates 100% of its net fundraising proceeds to support the groundbreaking research of Dr. Larry Norton and colleagues at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in addition to other national and international cancer research centers initially on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells, also known as the Self-Seeding Theory and now on the new ideas and discoveries as a direct result of this revolutionary idea. CBCF’s research focuses on improving the understanding of not only breast cancer, but also other cancers.

Dr. Norton is a Senior Vice President in the Office of the President of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center and is leading the fight against breast cancer with his trailblazing work, and has discovered that cancer cell mobility and the interactions between the cancer cell and its microscopic environment are the key pathways to understanding and eventually eradicating breast cancer.

For more information on CBCF, please call (973) 471-CBCF (2223), e-mail info@curebreastcancerfoundation.org or visit www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org.

About Cure Breast Cancer Foundation

The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is a Clifton, N.J. – based not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charity devoted to fund research on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells, also known as the Self-Seeding Theory and now on the new ideas and discoveries as a direct result of this revolutionary idea at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and other national and international cancer research facilities under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, who serves as the Foundation’s Scientific Advisor.  The Founder and President is Carly Abramson. Her father, Andrew B. Abramson, is Treasurer. Terry Dragoumis Nicholson is the Foundation’s Executive Director.