The Berkshire

8/5/2009 Update:

‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky

It’s been over three months since The Berkshire entry was updated – and oh boy – they’re almost done building up the floors. I think they have about two or three more floors to go. That was quick!

In another six months, hundreds of new Hoboken residents will be clogging the streets!

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Previous updates after the jump…

4/21/2009 Update:

The building would fall down without them

Hoboken411 has received quite a few emails regarding the daily pile driving going on over at The Berkshire construction site on 14th & Hudson – some posters are griping about it in the Rant Corner as well.

Some of those that work from home in the area said the noise was getting to them. I guess I’m immune – one of the previous companies I worked for had this going on for a solid YEAR. Brings back good memories for me, actually!

3/27/2009:

Many Hoboken411 readers were wondering “what’s that construction over by the Sovereign?

Well, it’s Applied Development’s latest building called “The Berksire.”

About the Berkshire

“Construction will commence in early 2009 on The Berkshire, a magnificent new residential building, containing 93 homes, located within Applied’s celebrated Shipyard community on Hoboken’s northern waterfront. Continuing in the fine tradition that has made The Shipyard the area’s premier waterfront address, The Berkshire will feature loft-style luxury residences and a raquet club offering squash, raquet ball and paddle tennis. Residents will also have access to the impressive array of amenities available at The Shipyard, including on-site NY Waterway ferry terminal with service to mid-town and downtown Manhattan, a fabulous waterfront park and promenade, a state-of-the-art fitness center, two rooftop pools, sun decks, and a children’s play area.

There’s also a variety of retail conveniences located within The Shipyard, including Starbucks, Kings Supermarket, Sparrow’s Wine & Liquor, Hollywood Video (411: Doomed), Rite Aid Pharmacy, and LUA, a Pan Latin restaurant and lounge experience fronting Manhattan and the Turning Point, a fun loving cafè for casual dining. Of course, Hoboken’s myriad of boutique shops, restaurants, bakeries and bars are also just steps away, creating a chic small-town urban neighborhood that is sought after by many.”

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51 Comments on "The Berkshire"

homeboken
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homeboken

Strike that “green-space” comment. There will be some green on top of the 3 story parking garage next to this building, but it looks like it will be private access.

ntableman
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ntableman

That building between the bridges might have something to do with ARC. That tunnel has an access point on the map right in that spot. It might be semi-perm construction headquarters. This is all speculation.

As for the comments about Applied housing: all I have to say is there is nothing “luxury” about vinyl tiling. When I lived in those buildings I was astonished how badly made they are. Luxury means high quality finish work, quiet surrounding, inability to hear your neighbors sneeze, etc… The crappy dorm I live in while in college was nicer than my apt in the Shipyard.

mooshu
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mooshu

Can’t wait.

emarche
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That’s only 1/3 of the building. There are still two more ‘towers’ to go.

homeboken
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homeboken

I don’t think you are correct emarche. There will be more building done in the uptownn lots (by Toll), but this is Applied’s last site in that area. I think there is a small spot next to this building that is designated green space that is also owned by Applied.

In response to emarche who said:
That’s only 1/3 of the building. There are still two more ‘towers’ to go.

bokenjohn
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bokenjohn

This is the only building in the Berkshire. The rest of that lot and the other open lots are all owned by Toll Brothers (except for the pier owned by Applied).

In response to homeboken who said:
I don’t think you are correct emarche. There will be more building done in the uptownn lots (by Toll), but this is Applied’s last site in that area. I think there is a small spot next to this building that is designated green space that is also owned by Applied.

emarche
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No. That first tower featured in the photo is the first third of the Berkshire building, which is composed of three ‘towers’ that are all on the same lot. Not sure what’s happening with the other lots.

In response to homeboken who said:
I don’t think you are correct emarche. There will be more building done in the uptownn lots (by Toll), but this is Applied’s last site in that area. I think there is a small spot next to this building that is designated green space that is also owned by Applied.

C_Lass
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C_Lass

Well, those of us who live in much older buildings in the neighborhood had to put up with the noise from the construction of buildings like the Sovereign, the Shipyard, the Tea Building, etc., etc., etc., for YEARS! I don’t have much sympathy for those who now live in those buldings complaining about construction noise. Let them put up with that (and all the cracks in walls, dust, etc.) for a while, too!

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