Cast Iron Lofts Push Redevelopment North

The 20 story Cast Iron Lofts on the north end of Jersey City has rapidly transformed the skyline in a once vacant section of the downtown.



833 Jersey Ave Condo Project Dead

Back in December 2006, 7 story, 84 unit residential building 833 Jersey Avenue broke ground, clearing the lot and piling up some dirt. The property sits on the border of Jersey City and Hoboken, one of the last downtown frontiers. We mostly assumed this project was dead last year when months passed with no activity […]



Lot Cleared On Jersey Avenue

One day there is a small shanty town, and the next an empty lot primed for new construction. The lot between Jersey Avenue and Coles Street on 16th Street was cleared of buildings and debris. We’re not sure what is planned for the site, but its two blocks south of 833 Jersey Avenue, a new […]



Rail Yard Redevelopment: Jersey Edition

Perhaps you may recall what now seems a lifetime ago, the fight over what to do with New York’s West Side rail yards in the dirty thirties. Local residents there wanted nothing to do with redevelopment fearing high rise buildings would ruin the character of the local neighborhood. Meanwhile, its still the dirty thirties. Well […]



Bits & Briefs

Planning Board tells developers: Meet with residentsNewport Group’s plan to build two structures on the Tenth Street embankment meets opposition. Music to their earsA twelve story tower gets approved for lot across from Shoprite. Rescue Plan for Hospital New Jersey’s oldest hospital is about to be bankrupted. 361 Newark Ave to Triple in HeightRumors on […]



Bits & Briefs

Renovations of the A&P are well under way, bringing this store up to par with its suburban counterparts, and easily making it the best in the downtown area. Imagine Atrium, the bookstore set to open on Friday at 7pm, may yet be a let down. Peeking through a hole in the window covering newspaper revealed […]



700 Grove

Making the Moves has a great picture of a large new building — 700 Grove Street — between Jersey City and Hoboken.



Running Late? Call Ahead: Cellular Service Restored To Tunnels

Anyone who rides the Port Athority controlled PATH and then gets on an MTA Subway knows that MTA does things better [albiet, not much better]. So last week when we wrote that MTA Tunnels had cellular signals but Port Authority Tunnels [Think Holland Tunnel] had turned off cellular service. Apparently, we aren’t the only ones […]



Willy Wonka Gets Into Real Estate

The Van Leer Chocolate Factory and Koven Stone Works may soon be converted to condos. The sites sit just below the Heights near the entrance to the Holland Tunnel. In total, the proposals are calling for nearly a thousand new units and 8,000 feet of retail space. The project will also include several sets of […]



Garlic Toting Motorcyclists To Invade Holland Tunnel

The Holland Tunnel will be swarmed with 2,000 motorcycles, warns the Port Authority, as part of the annual Gooch’s Garlic Run. Motorcyclists travel Morris County to Little Italy to raise money for children with “catastrophic illness.” In Short: avoid the Holland Tunnel entrance tonight between 7 and 9:30 since several lanes will be closed. Vampires […]




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