Tis the Season for Renovations and Upgrades in Hoboken!

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You read it right! Construction will soon begin to enhance and renovate Washington Street. The project will also add 15 new traffic lights, each with a pedestrian countdown signals, along with other important and necessary safety/design features.   In 2015 alone, nearly a fifth of all of Hoboken’s streets were repaved. More repaving continues to progress into the new year.

Water Main Upgrades

Aside from the re-pavement of our city streets, the entire water main system will be replaced on Washington Street from Observer Highway to 15th street as part of the Washington Street Project. The city of Hoboken will be making a $5.2 million investment in priority upgrades to the city’s water mains in the year ahead. This proactive approach will make for a more reliable and sustainable system for the long run.

New and Renovated Parks

Over the past year or so, the city council and the community has made incredible progress on bringing more park space to the western side of the city. Not only does this make for beautiful scenery, but it alleviates flooding through green infrastructure park designs such as rain gardens, hundreds of new trees, and the City Hall Demonstration Project. Expect more parks, less flooding, soccer fields, and renovated features throughout the parks of Hoboken!

 

Transportations Improvements

Hoboken is making it easier to safely get around town with all different modes of transportation. Hudson bike share boasts over 10,000 members! This program launched in the fall of 2015 and been on a roll. After just one year, more than 11,000 members have taken 137,000 trips through the program, which operates without any taxpayer dollars. To sign up , visit http://www.hudsonbikeshare.com . Pay by phone parking is now available! Drivers can now use their mobile phone to easily pay for parking using the Parkmobile application. The app provides reminders before the parking session expires and allows users to add more time directly from the app without retuning to the meter or car. Another improvement to add to the list is new public parking garage for NW Hoboken. The planning process for the garage will start in 2017.

Opening Soon: Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s is one of America’s favorite grocery stores and Hoboken is looking forward to welcoming this establishment to the community!!!

Stay Tuned, Hoboken! Renovations and Upgrades are on the way!!!

Tall and Colorful David Bowie Mural in Jersey City

Jersey City is now home to the latest installment in a series of portrait murals by world-renowned street artist Eduardo Kobra. Measuring 180 feet tall which is Kobra’s tallest to date. Kobra’s project took about two weeks to complete and is part of the Jersey City Mural Art Program. This tall anddavid-bowie colorful mural depicts pop icon David Bowie. Why Bowie? Many of Eduardo’s murals are historical figures that represent peace and acceptance. He’s painted similar murals of Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Bob Dylan, Nelson Mandela, and John Lennon, all utilizing bright colors and bold lines. An ongoing theme in his work is respect for cultural differences and love for others. Bowie is a shining example of this philosophy. The Brazilian artist is recently credited for creating the “largest spray paint mural by a team” by the Guinness Book of World Records for his Olympic Games-inspired piece “Ethnicities.”

Blanketing the side of Cast Iron Lofts, at 837 Jersey Avenue, this new mural is unmistakable to the thousands of people who pass through Jersey City on the way to Hoboken and Manhattan daily. It stands as a beacon to Jersey City’s burgeoning art and culture scene.

 

NO FEE! LIVE OUTSIDE THE BOX @ 500 JEFF

 

NO FEE! LIVE OUTSIDE THE BOX @ 500 JEFF.  BRAND NEW 2 bedroom 2 bath rentals with a contemporary industrial vibe . Midtown Hoboken’s hippest boutique residence. All residences offer floor to ceilings bay windows, upscale kitchens with Bosch SS appliance suite, marble counters & backsplash, contemporary quarter sawn oak cabinetry & built-in chalk board. Bathrooms with super stylish finishes & separate shower. White oak floors, crown moldings, laundry & designer lighting throughout. Select apartments offer terraces, 3 exposures & terraces, the top floors have 2 additional lofts spaces showcasing 15’.9” ceilings, skylights & exposed duct work. 500 Jeff is definitely not cookie cutter!

  • Central AC
  • Washer/dryers in apartment
  • Pets considered with $25.00 extra pet rent
  • Select apartments offer terraces
  • State of the Art Automated parking available on site for $250 per month.
  • Prices from 3,100

For more information, click here

Oysterfest is Coming to Hoboken

Oysterfest is Coming to Hoboken! What is Oysterfest? An oysterfest with selections from oyster farms ranging from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Food from many NJ and NY restaurants. A music festival with over 8 live acts plus DJs. Featuring Plain White Ts, Icona Pop, Nico & Vinz, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Wyclef Jean, and more acts to be announced. A beer festival with crafted beers from all over, select cocktails and wines. A roaring good time set against the perfect backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Tickets range from $53 for general admission to $100 for reserved seating.

Activities in the park are to include
-Three Unique Oyster Areas – New York, Pacific Coast, Cooked Oysters & Speciality Selections
-Celebrity Chef cooking demos and meet and greet
-Raffle benefitting 911 Grove
-Chill Out Zones
-Team shuck and suck competition
-Live Art
-Oyster information and history exhibits
-Arts and Craft Exhibits

Jersey City Continues to Grow

Two major articles referencing Jersey City’s recent building boom posted this past week. A quote from a NY Time’s article notes “As it’s population soars, new housing rises and buyers get wind of the quick train commute it offers to New York, Jersey City is shedding its dingy image and emerging as a destination of choice.” Jersey City offers a creative, affordable, city like environment w/ easy transportation in all directions. The city is pro local business which adds a close community vibe, and attracts a wide variety of age groups. Starting downtown, development has quickly started spreading towards the heights. For more information on homes in Jersey City, call our office at 201.420.7393

LIBERTY HARBOR NORTH, JERSEY CITY, REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - Picture courtesy of hlwstoryboard.com

LIBERTY HARBOR NORTH, JERSEY CITY, REDEVELOPMENT PLAN – Picture courtesy of hlwstoryboard.com

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Hudson Restaurant Week

Created in January of 2005, Hudson Restaurant Week is a bi-annual culinary celebration that promotes Hudson County as a premier dining destination in New Jersey during slow times of the year: January and July. It is run for two weeks primarily Monday through Friday, though some offer the deal over the weekend in between. Restaurant offer a discounted prix-fixe for lunch and/or dinner. This year’s restaurants include – Amanda’s, Amelia’s Bistro, Arthur’s Tavern, Bistro La Source, Brass Rail, Brasserie de Paris, Cadillac Cantina, Chart House, City Bistro, Clinton Social, Court Street, Dhoom, Dino & Harry’s, Edward’s Steakhouse, Hamilton Inn, Haven, Hoboken Gourmet Company, KP Sarelli’s, Laico’s, Liberty House Restaurant, Liberty Prime Steakhouse, Louie’s BBQ Pit, The Madison, Maritime Parc, Maxwell’s Tavern, McLoone’s Pier House, Molos, Porto Leggero, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Satis Bistro, Son Cubano, Stewed Cow, Teak on the Hudson, Turtle Club. You can even make a reservation conveniently online while viewing each restaurants specially created menu! So come experience some of the best restaurants in Hudson County. Be sure to include #HudsonRW on your social media for a chance to get your meal paid for. I am personally looking forward to Dino & Harry’s this Friday night, as they offer a 40$ prix fix including…

APPETIZER: (Choose One)

  • Applewood Smoked Bacon: grilled and served with apple slaw and sherry gastrique
  • Sauteed Calamari over any greens, peppers, cucumber, cilantro with a ginger soy sauce
  • Soup of the Day

ENTREE: (Choose One)

  • Sirloin Steak with blue cheese butter and steak fries
  • Blackened Salmon mix heirloom tomatoes, avocado, Bermuda onions and Siracusa aioli
  • Half Chicken Pan-Roasted with polenta cake, sautéed broccoli rabe and garlic confit au jus

DESSERT: (Choose One)

  • Brownie
  • Trio of Sorbet
  • Coconut Creme Brûlée

 

Jersey City’s Building Boom

It’s hard to keep up with all of the new construction going on in Jersey City. A few years back, some of our agents called it in advance, saying Jersey City would definitely expand in the next few years. Well it certainly has. Three months ago, an article stated that Jersey City is expecting nearly 3,000+ residential units to come before the end of the 2015. NJ.com quotes in recent news that “Two new hotels are coming to Jersey City, a five-story, 87-room hotel slated for a mostly vacant lot outside of the Holland Tunnel and a seven-story, 75-room one on Tonnele Avenue at Secaucus Road”. There are also talks of a new casino to be built at the Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, although it hasn’t yet been confirmed. Another recent announcement proposes four new residential buildings planned for Mueller’s old pasta factory. These residential buildings would hold 980 units on the 5.2 acre site according to developer Argent Ventures. Prweb noted that “by year-end 2014, homebuilders obtained 5,641 permits for multi-family projects in Hudson County, reaching a record high”. Jersey City holds an amazing platform for buildings aiming for maximum success and economic growth. Hudson Place Realty looks forward to what’s to come for this amazing city. Pictures curtesy of NJ.COM

1000 Avenue At Port Imperial, Weehawken

1300 Avenue at Port Imperial, Weehawken

1000 Avenue at Port Imperial in Weehawken is a boutique new construction building with 74 waterfront condominiums. In addition to dramatic views of the New York City skyline, the luxury residence features an impressive list of amenities that includes:

  • Spectacular views of Manhattan, NY and the Hudson River
  • Enclosed Parking Garage with 2 Parking Spaces for Select Residences
  • Grand Salon/Lobby Lounge with Fireplace
  • Concierge Services
  • Integrated Building Security System with Controlled Access
  • Conference/Board Room
  • 2 Fully appointed Guest Suites
  • Social Room with views of New York City features a bar, fireplace, TV’s, multiple gathering areas, and catering kitchen
  • Fitness Center includes Sauna and Steam Showers, Cardio & Strength Equipment, and separate Yoga room
  • 3rd Floor Outdoor Plaza includes convenience kitchen, open lawn and planting area, seating area including a fire pit, sundeck, and cooling spray area.
  • Most residences have balconies and/or terraces
  • Energy Saving, LED lighting in most common areas
  • Bicycle Storage Room
  • Homes Pre-Wired for motorized shades
  • Brazilian Chestnut hardwood flooring in main living areas of each home

Current availability for rentals at 1000 Avenue At Port Imperial, Weehawken:


For more information, please call our office at (201) 420-7393

308 Webster Avenue, Jersey City NJ

Where: 308 Webster Avenue, Jersey City NJ
Size: 4 Bedroom, 1½ Bath
Asking: 399,000
Listing Agent: Irene Perello & David Domanich

Fabulous Victorian only 2 blocks to Washington Park! With 4+ bedrooms, beautiful modern kitchen, lush private yard and outstanding original detail, 308 Webster is the perfect family home. The charming covered porch leads you through original doors into the parlor level featuring separate dining and living rooms, an updated kitchen w/ all amenities and sliding glass doors to the deck & large lovely yard. Authentic period elements include 4 mantles, high ceilings with crown moldings and medallions, pocket and French doors and skylight. Second level with dream bath, sunroom and flexible floor plan. Charming third floor features 2 additional bedrooms & office/den. Gas heat, newer windows & basement with full ceiling height. 4 blocks to Hoboken elevator & NYC bus 2 blocks away. – 308 Webster Avenue, Jersey City NJ