via JerseyDigs.com – The Kearny-based Coperaco Coffee has set up shop on the first floor of Harrison Urby, and developer Ironstate built a two-story tree house inside, as first seen in Dwell. The Dutch firm Concrete designed the space, which has a couch and a fireplace downstairs. A library, table, and another couch and some comfy chairs occupy the upstairs. One wall is made of braided rope.
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.”
via 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.”
PARAMUS, NJ – Chuck Lanyard, President of The Goldstein Group (TGG), today announced the formation of a new division to offer specialized retail leasing and advisory services to urban mixed-use property owners, developers and management firms in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan region.
Scott I. Edlitz, a 20-year industry veteran in retail and commercial leasing in Manhattan and New Jersey, will head up the new division which will operate under the name, TGG Urban. The new assignment expands on Mr. Edlitz’s current role as Senior Vice President, Brokerage Operations of The Goldstein Group. TGG Urban will focus on retail leasing, marketing, and management operations for retail properties in key urban areas in New Jersey Gold Coast, such as Jersey City, Hoboken, Newark, Montclair, as well as the New York City boroughs.
The new division will offer comprehensive and full-service programs, drawing on The Goldstein Group’s distinguished history of providing comprehensive retail real estate services. Over the past thirty-five years, TGG has specialized in the handling of free-standing commercial buildings and shopping centers, as well as central business districts and planned urban/suburban projects comprising retail, restaurants and residences. The division will bring the personalized approach, professionalism and market insight of one of the northeast’s leading retail leasing teams, to mixed-use developers and property owners. Continue reading
Developers 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.”
More 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.
Renting a property isn’t always as straightforward as you might think, and there are several important considerations when starting your search for somewhere to live. Some dos and don’ts are worth observing:
Don’t rush – it’s tempting to jump at the chance of renting a property you really like the look of, but take your time and go through the following dos and don’ts carefully.
Do check the location is right for you – is the property in the best location to meet your needs? How close is it to your workplace? How good are transport links? Are the amenities you desire within easy reach?
Research the neighborhood as far as you can. Use a map resource such as this one to start, then ideally visit it and take a thorough look round and check out the whereabouts of amenities.
Do set a budget – rentals obviously vary by type of property, location and by specific area. You may have to budget for higher rentals if you have to – or simply want to – live in a specific part of the country. For example, San Francisco or New York would be at the higher end of the scale.
To get a feel for rentals by area and types of property available check out online resources. For example, if you’re looking in the Houston area you can use a resource such as ForRent to search for suitable properties in this thriving Texan city.
Moving in with a significant other can be simultaneously thrilling and daunting. Once the joy of getting to spend every waking (and sleeping) moment with your loved one wears off, you feel the reality that you’re going to have to find a harmonious way to combine your belongings and design styles. “Even if your tastes and choices are dramatically different, don’t panic, I’ve got you covered,” HGTV design pro and maker J. Pickens told POPSUGAR. “Trust me — even the greats don’t see eye to eye on all, but compromise and communication are key. Follow my tips for the task of moving in together and you’ll be in it for the long haul.”
Check out J.’s must-read tips to managing moving in together below, then get to packing! Continue reading
Younger homeowners are increasingly buying first homes, without the Bank of Mom and Dad.
Sometimes they go it alone out of a desire for independence; sometimes it’s a reflection of their parents’ financial realities. Whatever the reason, area real estate agents say the trend speaks well of millennial homebuyers.
According to the National Association of Realtors, millennials were the largest generation of homebuyers in 2015 at 35 percent, and 67 percent of them were first-timers. The association’s 2016 “Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers” report notes that the second-most popular way for first-time buyers to finance their down payment was a gift from a relative or friend, at 24 percent – a drop from 27 percent in 2015. (Savings was the preferred choice among 76 percent of respondents.)
This condo open living and dining space was pulled together with a neutral palette, texture and a burst of teal throughout the space. The focal point of the rooms is a custom painted cabinet, which was originally brown with glass doors. A local artist transformed it to a lovely show piece. The living space allows for relaxing and entertaining and the luxurious crystal chandelier and elegant sconces add sophistication to this lovely room, designed for a lovely couple. (via houzz.com)