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Grove Pointe

Grove Pointe is a mixed use residential structure on the corner of Grove Street, Newark Avenue, Columbus Drive and Marin Blvd. The main tower contains luxury rental apartments; the low rise portion contains condominiums; the ground floor has several retail spaces.

525 Units (67 Condo / 458 Rental)
29 Stories
Completed 2007
100 Columbus Drive (Rentals)
102 Columbus Drive (Condos)
20,000 Square feet retail
535 Parking spaces
Complete 2007

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Lisbon Restaurant and Lounge

Lunch and dinner, dine in and takeout, accepts major credit cards.

254 Warren Street

Lisbon Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Jersey City

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Schroeder Lofts

The Schroeder Lofts on the edge of Hamilton Park are a low rise building from Exeter Properties. The building includes a partially sub grade parking garage and a retail space on the corner of Tenth and Erie Street. Also available are photos of the Schroeder Lofts under construction.

58 Units
6 Stories
242 Tenth Street
Complete 2007

Schroeder Lofts in the Hamilton Park neighborhood in downtown Jersey City is a new low rise development from Exeter Properties.

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Shore Club

The two tower condominium project in Newport is connected by a low rise base and has a shared parking garage. Five retail spaces are in the base of the building. The south tower was completed first with some work still left to do on the north tower. The Shore Club had spectacular views of the Hudson River and New York City for about 6 months before the 31 story Aqua tower rose immediately to the east of the Shore. Also available are past Shore Club Construction Photos

220 Units per Tower (Approximate)
28 Stories
54 River Drive
Completed 2007

The South Tower of the Shore Club in Newport, in downtown Jersey City, designed and built by the LeFrak organization.

the Shore Club in Newport, Jersey City

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Skinner's Loft

Upstairs dinning room serves dinner and brunch; street level bar is a great place to grab a drink though can be crowded on weekends. Definitely must have the hushpuppies.

146 Newark Avenue

Skinner's Loft in downtown Jersey City

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176 Newark Avenue


Ox restaurant on Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City


Kineret Kosher Deli


Foods from Israel, Kosher for Passover Coke.

260 Newark Avenue

Kineret Kosher Deli on Newark Avenue in Downtown Jersey City

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Hala Vintage

326 5th Street

Hala Vintage on MySpace

Hala Vintage in downtown Jersey City

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Coldwell Banker

116 Newark Avenue

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Cafe Nia

Cafe Nia on Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City

Coffee and sandwiches, serves breakfast.

270 Newark Avenue

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The Avanti Group

Sales and rentals

551 Jersey Ave

The Avanti Group

The Avanti Group, a real estate agency in downtown Jersey City

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Armagno Agency

Sales and rentals.

553 Jersey Avenue

Armagno Agency

Armagno Real Estate in downtown Jersey City

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Hamilton Park Neighborhood & Historic District

The centerpiece of the Hamilton Park neighborhood is the namesake Victorian era park situated between Eighth and Ninth Streets and surrounded by a historic preservation district. The park is lined with both brownstones in addition to more oddly designed nineteenth century buildings. Contrasting the streets around Van Vorst Park which maintain a certain unifying similarity between each brownstone, the buildings around Hamilton have greater variety and unique flare.

The Hamilton Park neighborhood is situated roughly equidistant from the Grove Street and Pavonia PATH stations, about a ten minute walk from the center of the park. The north side of the neighborhood is bound by the twelfth street embankment which abates noise from the Holland Tunnel entrance.

The southern border of the neighborhood is the Sixth Street embankment, which serves also as the northern border to the Harsimus Cove neighborhood. In essence, traveling south along Jersey Avenue from Hamilton park is a continuous stretch of historic preservation districts up to the edge of the city where Liberty Harbor is currently under construction.

The eastern border of the neighborhood is generally considered the Newport Mall parking garages which further segregate the new waterfront from the historic neighborhoods. The Newport mall extends from Sixth Street to the Eleventh Street overpass which feeds traffic from the Turnpike directly into the mall. The presence of the mall has also amputated the Newport high-rises from the neighborhoods around Hamilton Park.

Currently, there are plans to renovate Hamilton park, a project not undertaken in more than thirty years. The Hamilton Park Association has spearhead these efforts and are organizing final proposals. Improvements to the park will include new Victorian style lampposts, benches, new walkways, a dog run, updated playgrounds, landscaping, a fountain, and restoration of the tennis and basketball courts.

In addition, for many years St. Francis Hospital bordered the park to the east along McWilliams Place. However, the old hospital buildings-- a conglomerate of structures from a myriad of time periods-- is currently being remodeled, removed, resurfaced, and renovated into apartments and retail shops. The main task of the renovation is to remove the facades from buildings built in the 1960's and 1970's and restore a look more suited to the historic neighborhood. In addition, the developer is restoring Pavonia Avenue as well as an older building on the site from the 1920's.

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Harsimus Cove Neighborhood & Historic District

Harsimus Cove is a small neighborhood between Newark Avenue and Hamilton Park as well as a historic preservation district. Harsimus Cove is also an official light rail station between the Harborside Financial Center and the Exchange Place stops, however the station is several blocks east of the historic district. The neighborhood consists primarily of brownstones though outside of the historic district on both the eastern and western sides of the neighborhood, less elegant post-war housing has been built.

The neighborhood is in close proximity to the Grove Street PATH station as well as the Metro Plaza grocery store. Additionally, the Powerhouse Arts District abuts against the neighborhood.

The northern boundary of the neighborhood is the Sixth Street Embankment, formerly an elevated railroad track that connected the waterfront with mainland New Jersey. The embankment recently passed into the hands of private developers but local residents are advocating the construction of either a “high-line” elevated park or the removal of the embankment with a street level park.

Like many of the historic neighborhoods, Harsimus Cove has an association consisting of local residents.

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Newark Avenue Neighborhood & Redevelopment Zone

Surrounded on three sides by historically preserved neighborhoods, the Newark Avenue retail corridor was once a thriving hub of commerce. As the city declined decades ago, banks were replaced with discount stores. Today, the reversal is true. Boutiques have begun replacing pawn shops, restaurants and bars have begun to return, and new banks are returning to the once opulent buildings that once housed their 19th century counterparts.

The neighborhood of Newark Avenue does not enjoy the same de facto cohesiveness that the historic districts receive. The Harsimus Cove or Van Vorst Neighborhoods that flank Newark Avenue are very clearly defined by their historic preservation districts. The Western end of Newark Avenue though lacks any cohesive, unifying location such as the parks that clearly define Hamilton and Van Vorst neighborhoods.

In essence, the western portion of the neighborhood is bound by the elevated portion of the New Jersey Turnpike. To the south, Christopher Columbus Drive and an old elevated rail yard. To the north and east, the Harsimus Cove and Hamilton Park Historic districts create a boundary.

The Newark Avenue area has not seen the installation of large scale modern developments like the waterfront or Paulus Hook, and lacks the ornate brownstones of the historic districts. The housing stock mostly is older and in need of replacement or renovation. These needed renovations are beginning throughout the neighborhood. For now, the most affordable downtown housing units are probably here. The neighborhood is mostly Zone 1 resident parking.

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