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Fully Affordable Two Bedroom Apartments Coming to Jersey City

An article from Jersey Digs indicates that there is a new affordable development coming to Jersey City. In the Greenville neighborhood, 445 Ocean Ave. will be the new home of 64 affordable apartment units. The new complex, on Ocean Ave. between Dwight St. and Fulton Ave., will be called the Dr. Lena Francis Edwards Apartments. The new complex will be within walking distance of the Liberty National Golf Course and just over a mile to the Liberty Science Center.

Dr. Edwards was a local area resident and, according to the National Institutes of Health, “was one of the first African American women to be board-certified as an obstetrician-gynecologist.” Dr. Edwards has two additional locations that bear her name, Dr. Lena Edwards Park and Dr. Lena Edwards Academic School.

two-bedroom-apartments-jersey-cityThere was a ground breaking ceremony held in the fall of 2016 for the new development. When it is completed, it will have 12 one-bedroom apartments, 36 two-bedroom apartments, and 16 three-bedroom apartments. Five of the 64 apartments will be reserved for applicants who are currently without a residence, and priority will be given to US military veterans.

There are still things we don’t know about the building, like a completion date, starting rental rates, and size of the apartments.

With all of the new luxury buildings that have been constructed in the last five years in the Northeast section of the city along the waterfront, it’s good to see a developer commit an entire project to a community that feels like they are getting pushed out by upper-middle class residents coming across the river from New York.

With the rising tension of the inner city residents due to the redevelopment of the downtown area with ultra-luxury one- and two-bedroom apartments into Jersey City, this new development should help reassure the community that they have not been overlooked.

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Hi-Rise Luxury Apartments With Pool New Jersey

Hi-Rise Luxury Apartments With Pool New Jersey

Yes, it is January, and there is still snow on the ground.  So why are we talking about apartments with pool in New Jersey?  Because, New Jersey apartments with a pool seem to be trending.  Every new building is including a pool in their list of amenities.  Some of the larger complexes are including both an indoor and an outdoor pool.  The latter would make sense since there are only 4 months of the year when you could use an outdoor pool.

theone-jersey-city-poolOne of the newer apartments in Jersey City with a pool is The One Apartments at 110 First Street.  The outdoor pool here is located atop the 6th floor.  The pool area has a hot tub, cabanas, lounge area, fire pits, and bbq stations.  If the pool were heated, you could probably get another 2 months use out of it, but once you get out of the pool, you would need to sprint back inside or at minimum have a warm jacket at your immediate disposal.

While the pool is not available during the wither months, tenants could take advantage of the other benefits in the building.  The fitness center has cardio equipment, exercise machines, free weights, and a yoga studio.  The hi-def media center makes it convenient to take your kids and their friends down to show a movie, Mom and Dad can get some alone time in the golf simulator.  And if you have little kids, there is a playroom to use, so you don’t need to have toys laying all over your apartment.

For those of us that like to do a little work from home, there is a business bar in the lounge where you can get hooked up to the WiFi while you drink your morning coffee.  The front desk concierge service is available 24 hours/7 days a week, just in case you need something that is not during normal working hours.

In addition to all of this, the super lives right on-site.

If you would like to get the full details of available apartments with pool in Jersey City, check out the website for TheOne Jersey City

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2017 in Luxury Condos NJ

 

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Turning My Apartment for Rent in Fort Lee NJ into a Luxury Apartment

Turning My Apartment for Rent in Fort Lee NJ into a Luxury Apartment

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Are you just a regular person with a regular apartment?  If you are like me, and live in Fort Lee, NJ, you can get that luxury apartment feel for less than those luxury apartment NJ prices.

Sometimes you need to choose an inexpensive apartment with big potential, and with

a little imagination, effort and investment, you can turn those not so expensive Fort Lee rentals into a more comfortable place to call home.

So, as I was trying to get some ideas on how to magically, on a budget, give my apartment a facelift.  First I had to check with the manager to make sure he was OK with me doing a little “renovating”.  I am pretty handy, so I was able to do a few things on  my own to spruce it up.

Let’s look at a few things that I was able to do, and maybe this will help jump start your imagination to do your own apartment.

The apartments for rent Fort Lee, NJ that I looked at to get my inspiration is called The Modern.  If you check them out at http://rentthemodern.com/views.php you can get an idea of what the luxury apartments look like.

So here we go…

Home Depot or Lowes should know you by name by the time you are finished.

  1. Paint the walls – The easiest and least expensive way to start is giving your place a fresh coat of paint.  Usually, you should stick to neutral colors for the big walls, and you can use a different color on 1 or 2 small walls as an accent color.  Make sure you mask off the base boards & door frames so you have clean lines when you are finished
  2. Lighting – Your dining room light probably hasn’t been changed in years.  You can run over to your local DIY store and pick up a new chandelier or hanging light fixture for your dining room.  It doesn’t have to be expensive, but a new modern style fixture could make a big difference on the look of the room.
  3. Upgrade your bathroom – There are many things you can do in the bathroom to give it a more luxurious look.  A new shower-head, a new vanity for the sink, new faucet fixtures. You can upgrade that ugly medicine cabinet to a new one with a real wood finish.
  4. Kitchen Appliances – Although, this is probably a little more money than I wanted spend, I replace the stove, microwave, dishwasher & Refrigerator.  I went with all stainless steel appliances.  They are easier to keep clean, and I can take them with me when I decide to get a new place.
  5. Doors & Door Knobs – Not sure about your apartment, but mine had doors on the bedrooms & bathroom that had about 12 coats of paint on them.  I went down to Home Depot and picked out some new hard wood doors,some wood stain, and some nice chrome door knobs.

Now that I am finished, I feel better about my apartment.  I am not the type that needs a huge luxury apartment.  I just want a place that I can relax and enjoy after a long day at the office.  If you are like me, I hope this article helps you get motivated to start your own renovation.

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2016 in Luxury Condos NJ

 

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