Time to Step Out in Style!


The 43rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will make its way through Harrison, East Newark and Kearny on Sunday, March 13th beginning at 2 p.m.

Leading the parade will be Grand Marshal James Fife, the Harrison mayor. Mary Anne Dunphy, of the Harrison school district, and Barbara Cifelli-Sherry, of the Kearny school board, are the deputy grand marshals.

About the Parade

In October 1973, four clubs: The Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 7, The Irish American Club, The Four Provinces, and The Friends of Erin came together to form the United Irish Association. The first parade organized by this new association was in 1974. The founding members were: John Evans, Bob Reid, Desmond Boomer, Bob Carney, Dennis Smith, Ike O’Hagan, Frank Morgan and Eugene Docherty.

The United Irish Associations of West Hudson, Inc. was established as a non-profit corporation in the State of New Jersey in 1989 in order to perpetuate the work of educating the public about and propagating Irish-American culture.

The United Irish Associations of West Hudson is responsible for funding, managing, and presenting the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade through the New Jersey towns of East Newark, Harrison, and Kearny.

Harrison Station Grand Opens


This modern community space at Harrison Station 330 incorporates industrial elements in its interior design.

via NorthJersey.com – Harrison’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 one block from the town’s PATH station.

Mayor James A. Fife and fellow state and local officials joined developers Ironstate Development Company and The Pegasus Group on Thursday, December 3, to celebrate the grand opening of Harrison Station 330, which features studios, one- and two-bedroom residences, as well as a full suite of indoor and outdoor amenities and 9,600 square feet of street-level retail space. Immediate occupancy is available.

The architecturally-distinctive building is the third phase of a multi-phase development Ironstate 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 a 138-key Element hotel from Starwood Hotels & 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.

“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 now 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.”

Harrison Station 330 builds on the success of the earlier development phases while carving out a distinct identity for itself. The building’s aesthetic provides a nod to the area’s industrial past yet showcases contemporary architecture and interior design.

Studios, one- and two-bedroom residences are currently offered at monthly rents starting from $1,555. Three fully-furnished model homes are open for public viewing.

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

Also enhancing the living experience are thoughtfully-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 are also available.

Residents will also appreciate Harrison Station 330’s proximity to the Harrison PATH station, which provides convenient service to Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken and Manhattan. Route 280 and the New Jersey Turnpike are both easily accessible for motorists. Numerous shops, restaurants and attractions are located within the development.

“Our goal has always been to create a vibrant mixed-use community in Harrison in the same vein as Hoboken and Jersey City that respects the local fabric,” added Richard Miller, a principal with The Pegasus Group. “The pedestrian-friendly design and easy access to mass-transit service has clearly appealed to professionals and those interested in the New Urbanism lifestyle.”

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

Developers cut ribbon on luxury apartment complex in Harrison

Joshua Burd at NJBiz reports on the opening of 221 Bergen in Harrison, NJ. 

The ribbon-cutting at 221 Bergen, which includes two 52-unit luxury apartment buildings. – (THE HAMPSHIRE COS.)

The ribbon-cutting at 221 Bergen, which includes two 52-unit luxury apartment buildings. – (THE HAMPSHIRE COS.)The long-running effort to transform Harrison’s waterfront has taken another step forward with the opening of 221 Bergen, a new 104-unit residential complex at the site of a former cookie factory.

The project officially opened last week after being developed by The Hampshire Cos. and CrownPoint Group, with Circle Squared Alternative Investments serving as a project investment adviser, according to a news release. The firms gathered Friday with local officials to mark the completion of the complex, which includes two 52-unit luxury apartment buildings and a host of amenities.

Jon F. Hanson, founder and chairman of Morristown-based Hampshire, credited Harrison’s mayors for driving the redevelopment of the town’s former industrial waterfront, including Raymond McDonough, who died in February 2014 during the approval process for 221 Bergen. He said McDonough’s successor, James A. Fife, “continued to lead with a passion which has been reverberated through our own halls and those of CrownPoint.”

“For Hampshire, the completion of this project is a testament to our dedication to work with local officials and communities in order to create something that is more than just a building, but an opportunity to take part in the revitalization of a growing, thriving community,” Hanson said in a prepared statement. “221 Bergen embodies that sense of community.”

The Bergen Street property is the latest addition to Harrison’s 250-acre waterfront redevelopment zone, which encompasses 32 percent of the town’s 1.2 square miles and is across the Passaic River from downtown Newark. The effort to transform the waterfront goes back more than 15 years and has garnered the support of nearly a dozen developers, but has faced plenty of hurdles along the way including the economic downturn.