Harrison Station delivers luxury residences to burgeoning Harrison marketplace


The fully attended chic lobby/lounge of Harrison Station 330 features contemporary interior design with a cactus garden. The new building is part of the multiphase development by the Ironstate Development Co. and The Pegasus Group in Harrison, that already includes 275 rental residences, street-level retail space and a Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. property.

via NJ.COM – Harrison, New Jersey’s transformation into a dynamic transit-oriented neighborhood, has taken another step forward with the launch of Harrison Station 330, a new collection of 329 modern rental apartments located next to the town’s PATH station.

Harrison Station 330 blends studio, one- and two-bedroom residences with a full suite of indoor and outdoor amenities and street-level retail space. Immediate occupancy is available.

The architecturally distinctive building is the third phase of a multiphase development Ironstate Development Co. and The Pegasus Group are executing adjacent to the Harrison PATH station that is spearheading the revitalization of the once-industrial town.

The project’s first two phases, which are completed and occupied, include 275 apartments, more than 20,000 square feet of street-level retail space and the 138-key Element Harrison hotel, part of the American hotel and leisure company Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc.

Once completed, the overall development will feature 2,250 residences and 80,000 square feet of retail space, in addition to the hotel.

harrison-station-330-one-bedroom-living-roomjpg-1f1ae75c93ecf4e0“Our company’s core business is rooted in revitalization; recognizing an area’s untapped potential and creating the necessary elements for a vibrant, urban-lifestyle experience,” said Michael Barry, president of Ironstate Holdings LLC. “In Harrison, that meant building a neighborhood around the existing PATH station with new apartments, socially interactive amenities, a lively streetscape of shops and dining and a boutique hotel with a restaurant and bar.

“We’re thrilled to introduce the latest offering of residences, which will continue to shape this new neighborhood while providing an exciting alternative to more expensive options in Jersey City and Hoboken,” Barry said.

Harrison Station 330 builds on the success of the earlier development phases while carving out its distinct identity.

The building’s aesthetic provides a nod to the area’s industrial past yet showcases contemporary architecture and interior design.

Monthly rents start from $1,725.  Three fully furnished model homes are open for viewing.

“Each home at Harrison Station 330 was designed to maximize resident comfort,” said Jacqueline Urgo, president of The Marketing Directors, the community’s leasing and marketing agent. “High ceilings, oversized windows, designer finishes, washers/dryers and chef-inspired kitchens with top-of-the-line General Electric appliance packages are just a few of the details that make the living experience so exceptional.”

Also enhancing the living experience are imaginatively designed amenities, including a fully attended chic lobby/lounge, state-of-the-art fitness center, residents’ lounge with business bar, an additional lounge with Ping-Pong and a landscaped courtyard with a swimming pool, barbecues, a fire pit and an expansive lawn area.

A parking garage and surface parking lot also are available.

Residents will appreciate Harrison Station 330’s proximity to the Harrison PATH station, which provides convenient service to Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken and Manhattan. The New Jersey Turnpike and I-280 are easily accessible for motorists. Numerous shops, restaurants and attractions are a short walk away, including Cork Wine & Liquors, Pronto Marketplace & Deli, Dunkin’ Donuts, Five Guys, a dry cleaner and the Element hotel,  all located within the development.

For more information on Harrison Station 330, visit HarrisonSTN.com or call (973) 484-3300. The community’s onsite leasing center is located at 330 Angelo Cifelli Drive.


Luxury Rental Community, Water’s Edge at Harrison, Surpasses 80% Leased Milestone Just Months after Opening

The residents’ lounge at Water’s Edge is one of the community’s many indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, featuring a bar, flat screen television, fireplace and riverfront views.

The residents’ lounge at Water’s Edge is one of the community’s many indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, featuring a bar, flat screen television, fireplace and riverfront views.

Renters Flocking to New Construction Apartments in Emerging Neighborhood near NJ PATH

HARRISON, N.J. – Water’s Edge, the luxury rental community that has quickly attracted transit-oriented renters to the Passaic River waterfront in Harrison, NJ, has now leased more than 80 percent of its new construction residences since opening this fall, developer BNE Real Estate Group announced today.

Renters are responding to the community’s convenient location near the NJ PATH, outstanding value, and sophisticated array of amenities, affording an upscale lifestyle on par with pricier Gold Coast developments along the Hudson River. In the midst of a redevelopment, the Harrison rental market is on fire, offering many of the same conveniences and mass-transit options that sparked the revitalizations of Hoboken and downtown Jersey City. But the rental apartments at Water’s Edge offer value superior to those other transit-friendly neighborhoods, with price points for luxury studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with impressive condo-style finishes starting from the low $1,600s.

“Water’s Edge has not only maintained a strong leasing pace over the winter months, it has actually gained momentum,” said Kristina Hedden, vice president of marketing for BNE Real Estate Group. “The excellent value the community offers has clearly resonated with renters who enjoy living in a new-construction apartment with upscale amenities and easy access to the PATH system. Our residents are thrilled to be among the first to enjoy the spectacular lifestyle offered at Water’s Edge, as well as the tremendous renaissance that is taking place in Harrison.”

Renters from all parts of New York and New Jersey, including Hoboken, Jersey City and other residential neighborhoods popular with commuters, are choosing to relocate to Water’s Edge. In Harrison, they are finding ultra-modern residences, a plush lifestyle, upscale amenities and easy mass-transit access to business centers in Newark, Jersey City and Manhattan.

The interior spaces at Water’s Edge are attractive and modern. All residences include upscale appointments such as hardwood floors in living areas, plush carpeted bedrooms, soaring 9-foot ceilings and high-efficiency washer/dryers. Chef-inspired kitchens boast stone countertops, custom cabinetry, and an enviable collection of stainless steel appliances, which include a dishwasher and gas range. The homes range in size from 545 to 1,232 square feet. Private outdoor space is available and residents receive complimentary window treatments.

Water’s Edge includes all of the amenities that today’s sophisticated renter has come to expect. A 24-hour concierge is available to assist residents, as well as 24-hour on-site management and maintenance, and a complimentary shuttle that whisks residents to and from the PATH station within minutes. A state-of-the-art fitness center, WiFi business lounge, residents’ lounge, game room and landscaped terrace with heated outdoor pool, lounge seating and a fire pit are all included for residents’ enjoyment. The game room features a billiards table, shuffleboard and other activities, while the lounge includes a fireplace and a bar. Free WiFi access is available in all common areas. On-site covered parking is also available.

The community’s Harrison location puts it in one of the hottest commuter-friendly neighborhoods in New Jersey. With numerous attractions within walking distance and a $256-million upgrade to the PATH station underway, Harrison is becoming more enticing to new residents every day.

Located at 301 Dey Street, Water’s Edge is a pet-friendly community managed by BNE Management Group. Limited inventory remains! Rental prices start from the $1600’s for studios, the $1,800s for one-bedroom apartments and the $2,300s for two-bedroom apartments. The leasing office is now open 7-days a week, and immediate occupancy is available.

For more information about rental opportunities, please visit http://www.RentAtWatersEdge.com or call 855-865-7445.


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 their residents. Their distinguished portfolio of properties include the development of over 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.

Harrison Station Developers Band Together As Port Authority Fund Platform Rehab


By Antoinette Martin April 6, 2012


HARRISON, NJ-When the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced this week it would move ahead with replacing the antiquated platform at the Harrison train station, six major developers at work in the surrounding community cheered with coordinated gusto.

Very coordinated. Possessing all the polished synchronicity of a champion cheerleading squad, in fact –a rare mode for competitive developers at any time, but perhaps most unusual in the midst of economic crunch times. “It is highly unique, I think,” Peter J. Cocoziello, president and CEO of Advanced Realty, tells GlobeSt.com.

“We have formed our own association to collectively cheer everyone on in getting the master plan underway for Harrison to become a true 24-hour, live-work-play community.” Advance is the so-called master developer for the 245-acre project begun 10 years ago. The massive retooling of a deteriorated site dating to the Industrial Revolution took longer than originally expected. The Red Bulls soccer arena and several condominiums besides the Passaic River were completed in the past few years.

Then, last summer, the 275-unit Harrison Station rental apartments opened and leased up with surprising speed. This spring and summer construction is about to “go vertical” on a second rental building and a hotel; meanwhile, demolition work is underway so work can begin early next year on a retail center with housing above it.

Now, with the train station funding, executives from six companies that are part of the new Harrison Redevelopment Association and spoke to GlobeSt.Com say the overall project is back on track. One of Advance’s fellow developers in Harrison, Carl J. Goldberg, the principal of Roseland Property Co., says, “The project was bogged down for many years while remediation work was done and infrastructure was installed, which gave it an unfortunate reputation for a while.”

Recently, says Goldberg, Harrison’s longtime mayor Raymond McDonough appealed to the developers, asking them to help jumpstart the overall development again. All responded enthusiastically, and said they have found it surprisingly exhilarating to work in concert. “The new train station is going to be a game-changer,” says Cocoziello after the Port Authority formally voted Monday to authorize the $250 million replacement of the 76-year-old existing station, starting work next year.

“It will create Harrison as a true destination, with a gorgeous new glass-and–steel station facility providing an incredibly quick commute to New York via the PATH. Harrison is actually closer to New York than Midtown is to downtown.” “We are all thrilled, as a group and as individual companies,” adds Goldberg, who said the developers’ group met with New Jersey officials several months ago to advocate for expediting the Port Authority funding.

“Our feeling at this point is really the more developers in the project, the better,” says Edward Russo, president of Russo Development, whose company purchased a piece of property from Roseland 18 months ago. “Even though, to some extent, we compete with one another, we are all looking to create a community.”

Executives from the various development companies, including Ironstate Development, Pegasus Group, and Heller Industrial Parks detailed these current projects:

• Russo will begin vertical construction of a 300-unit rental apartment building in May or June.

• Ironstate, which opened the first apartments adjacent to the train station last July, will start work this summer on a 138-unit Element by Starwood hotel.

• Roseland plans a late-summer start on a 141-unit rental building beside its condominium development.

  • Heller expects to begin work on a building with ground-floor retail and 65 rental units above, as soon as demolition of a building across Frank E. Rogers Boulevard from the Harrison Station apartments is complete.

Work on the train station is expected to take roughly three years. The existing station, built in 1936, will be replaced with a modern glass-walled structure and the platform expanded to accommodate longer trains at a stop that already handles an average 7,000 commuters per day



Pathway to the future on a $256M fast track

By Steve Strunsky/Star Ledger Staff


A rendering of the $256 million glass-and-steel Harrison PATH station.

Direct access to Manhattan, Jersey City and Hoboken by PATH train has been a cornerstone of Harrison’s plan to transform itself from an industrial center into a commuter hub.

Hundreds of condominiums and rental units are already built, under construction or planned for the area surrounding the local PATH station. A multi-phase residential and commercial project now being developed adjacent to the Harrison station is called, aptly enough, Harrison Station.

The problem, though, has been the station itself. Built in 1936, it is cramped and in desperate need of upgrades. Anyone riding an NJ Transit or Amtrak train through Newark passes the aging platforms against a backdrop of empty lots and abandoned factory buildings.

So developers and town officials cheered yesterday’s announcement that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will spend more than a quarter-billion dollars to replace the 76-year-old station with a far grander, more accessible terminal of glass and steel to serve the 7,000 commuters who use the facility each weekday.

“It’s the best news we could have heard,” said Greg Russo, a principal in Ironstate Development Co. of Hoboken, which just completed a 275-unit apartment building as part of the Harrison Station project, with a hotel and another rental apartment building planned. “Nothing more important or significant could happen relative to Harrison’s redevelopment.” The PATH station, along Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard, also lies within a free kick of Harrison’s most notable attraction, professional soccer’s Red Bull Arena stadium.  READ MORE >>>