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Urban Land Special Section: The “New” Jersey City

After decades of being overshadowed by its big sister to the east, Jersey City is ready for the spotlight. Once considered a place simply to pass through on the way to Manhattan, New Jersey’s second-largest municipality is making the transition from a gritty industrial city into one of America’s hottest real estate markets. “Jersey City […]

Special Section: The ‘New’ Jersey City – Urban Land Magazine

Special Section: The ‘New’ Jersey City – Urban Land Magazine.

UrbanLand: Newark Rising

The cranes have returned to the Garden State’s largest city. Building cranes, that is. After a hiatus of several decades, construction cranes are beginning to dot the skyline of Newark, New Jersey—an important part of the revitalization of a city that was once the butt of jokes by late-night comedians but which is becoming an […]

NJCU to Relocate School of Business to Heart of Jersey City’s Financial District

With the flick of the shovel, groundbreaking for New Jersey City University’s School of Business officially kicks off. But construction for the nearly 70,000 square-foot-space in the heart of Jersey City’s financial district is well underway. “We noticed a few years ago that one of our biggest opportunities here at NJCU is at the School […]

Developers target Jersey City’s West Side with $20M purchase

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 23, 2015 at 1:53 PM, updated February 23, 2015 at 2:35 PM JERSEY CITY — Puccini’s Restaurant, the famed Italian eatery and catering hall on the city’s West Side, sold earlier this month along with six adjacent parcels for $19.5 […]

Puccini’s, longtime hangout for Jersey City politicos, closing after 31 years

JERSEY CITY – Puccini’s, a West Side Italian restaurant and catering hall that’s beena Jersey City institution for 31 years, is closing its doors. The location of countless political fundraisers and luncheons featuring Hudson County bigwigs, Puccini’s is shutting its doors to make way for a large-scale residential development, sources tell The Jersey Journal. Pasquale Iengo, an […]

NJCU business school plans to turn ‘Wall Street West’ into learning environment

JERSEY CITY — Downtown Jersey City, also known as “Wall Street West,” will now serve as more then just a financial hub for New Jersey. It will be a classroom. New Jersey City University has announced plans to open a new school of business at 2 Harborside Plaza next to the Exchange Place PATH station […]

NJCU signs new waterfront lease for School of Business

Apparently, when New Jersey City University President Sue Henderson told NJBIZ in the recent Interview Issue to “expect big things” from the university, she wasn’t kidding. On Tuesday, the school announced the leasing of a property that will house the NJCU School of Business. The university has just signed a 20-year lease on a 69,348-square-foot […]

Mack-Cali Announces Over 68,000-Square-Foot Lease With New Jersey City University On The Jersey City Waterfront

EDISON, N.J., Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Mack-Cali Realty CorporationCLI, +0.58% today announced that New Jersey City University (NJCU) has signed a new 20-year, 68,348-square-foot lease at Harborside Plaza 2 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Located directly on the Jersey City Waterfront, Harborside is currently undergoing a dramatic public space transformation. Significant upgrades are underway […]

NJCU signs lease to bring business school to Jersey City waterfront

JERSEY CITY – New Jersey City University has signed a new 20-year lease atHarborside Plaza 2 that will bring the university’s business school to the Jersey City waterfront, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation announced yesterday. “NJCU’s business school is poised for terrific growth in the coming years,” NJCU President Sue Henderson said in a press release. “With our […]

With the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) fall meeting in New York this month, Urban Land Magazine has showed cased Jersey City. The national focus has been on Jersey City for a number of years. This article will only enhance that interest.

·        Urban Land ·        MIKE SHERIDAN is a freelance writer based in Parsippany, New Jersey. ·        UL The “New” Jersey City Good transportation, affordability, and millennials boost real estate development as the city reinvents itself. AFTER DECADES OF BEING overshadowed by its big sister to the east, Jersey City is ready for the spotlight. Harborside Plazas 2 and 3 are […]

Jurassic Office Park-Reviving a Dinosaur

An  Action Plan for Repurposing  Morris Crossroads Corporate Campus: I want to share the following important ULI report with you. We have all been involved with urban redevelopment projects in the past. For most of us, its been central to our business. However, times have indeed changed. We are now beginning to see more opportunities to play a role […]

Jersey City continues to surge!

Fueled by a booming New York City, great transportation in the form of the Path and light rail and 30 years progressive redevelopment planning, Jersey City continues to be the urban growth engine of the state. The factors feeding this growth are many, but Jersey City’s growth is not an overnight wonder. Its built on […]

Who said land use decisions are not political decisions!

Occasionally, you run across a story that is impressive for all the wrong reasons. That is the case with the 20-acre site on the southern side of Delancey Street in New York. The site, know as Seward Park Urban Renewal Area was deliberately kept vacant and fallow by neighborhood political leaders and city hall,  because […]

The Future is Urban!

In the last census, nearly every city in the state of New Jersey had positive population growth. Hoboken picked up over 15,000 residents alone. Clearly, the shift back to the cities is nothing new. In cities like Hoboken, Jersey City and New Brunswick, its started back in the 1970’s. But what we are now seeing […]