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8-10-12 Paterson Avenue

Dangling carrot: 8-10-12 Paterson Avenue in Hoboken, NJ

Wow, for at least the last six or seven years, all sorts of “dangling carrots” have been tossed around in regards to the Southwest portion of Hoboken. From new residents getting promised parks “any day now,” back in 2007, and still to this day in 2014 – with a property owner touting this “approved” project at 8-10-12 Paterson Avenue.

This is the site of the doomed J&D Provisions deli.

A developer (with an apparently already approved building design) is touting these three existing lots “directly across” from “the already approved family-friendly Hoboken Park.” This building would have space for 12 “luxury” condos ranging from 1100 to 2200 sq. ft.

8-10-12 Paterson Hoboken NJ

Problem with “family friendly park” is that it’s all just “talk”

No parks in Hoboken NJ all talkSee, for starters, I know people can be “hopeful” that a park will be built, but the land has not been paid for yet. And money has not been allocated to even build the (less than) one-acre “park.” So at this point with no “shovels in the ground,” it’s still just a parking lot.

Furthermore – even if it DOES get built in this decade, it is slated to be the equivalent of a pedestrian plaza where area workers *might* have lunch at on nice days. You can barely house a hot dog vendor in a space that small. Would any parents risk crossing the highway to have their toddler play on a tiny patch of grass soaked with dog urine? Can you possibly even “make a day” of eating a hot dog and playing horseshoes?

And what about those two properties that refuse to move? How hilarious is that? Boy, those two ugly abodes would get an instant landscaping upgrade!

Lastly – even though they’re about to start replacing old wooden sewers under the adjacent street – that is barely scratching the surface of any real flood mitigation that is required in that area. If the planets aligned perfectly – you’d still end up paying $25 million for a patch of grass no different than the joke of a park uptown in the Shoprite parking lot.

Translation: Don’t hold your breath. At least not under “Mayor” Don Zimmer’s administration.

More Hoboken Condos on the way

Hoboken condos squeezed in at 2nd & Harrison

A bunch of people were curious as to what is being squeezed into the (not occupied by SkyClub) corner of 2nd & Harrison Streets. Yep, easy one: More Hoboken condos!

So the details are as follows:

A six-story residential building, along with more ground-level retail space to fill (wonder if “Prime Time” convenience stores will put yet another store to sell artificially-flavored beverages in plastic bottles.)

In addition to the 18 units being built, there will be 16 parking spaces to (barely) absorb the added population to this neighborhood.

Wonder how this little plot of land wasn’t included in the original SkyClub plan. My guess would be that the owner didn’t want to sell his plot – and held out for better opportunity.

Hoboken Condos 2nd Harrison Street

Hoboken is Automated Garage Central!

Automated Garages in Hoboken taking off

Prominent local developer Bijou Properties is building several notable projects right now in Hoboken – including the super-advanced 1415 Park Place uptown, and 900 Monroe over on the west side.

Bijou Properties 1415 Park Place Automated Garage Unitronics

Some Hoboken buildings are more than just “compartments”

But what is setting these projects apart from the rest of the “standard cookie cutter” buildings in the area is the careful thought and planning which Bijou puts into them. Many “sustainable” features like LEED-certification, natural-gas powered common electricity (i.e., a “cogeneration plant”), and some of the largest automated parking garages in the country.

1415 Park Place is getting a nearly 400-spot automated garage that is touted to be able to retrieve cars in 60 to 90 seconds. A smaller 135 spot (also) automated garage is going into the building at 900 Monroe. At 1415 Park Place, over 180 spots will be available to the public for both daily and monthly parking. Price TBD when they open.

For those of you who don’t know what happens within these robotic garages – here’s a rendered video depiction of Unitronics automated garage in West Hollywood:

1450 Washington Open House

Open Houses: 1450 Washington Street – July 27th

The Toll Brothers building at 1450 Washington Street uptown is one of the most sought after locations in Hoboken. Clean neighborhood, easy access in and out of town, and a freshly-built structure with all the amenities that property seekers are looking for when they decide to make the Mile Square home for their family.

This weekend you can check out a wide range of units – all on the same day, too! Swing by on Sunday, July 27th from 2pm to 4pm. Call Cynthia Samaris at Empire Realty Group for more info (201)344-5828.

Open House 1450 Washington Hoboken

1450 Washington – Unit 504 – 2br, 2ba, corner unit

1450 Washington 504 Hoboken NJUnit 504 at 1450 Washington is a beautiful and very rare two bedroom, two bathroom, CORNER home with large BALCONY and a very exclusive 450 square foot PRIVATE ROOFTOP TERRACE with direct NYC views!

This home features a contemporary design with open plan living, private beds and baths, washer and dryer, custom closets and window treatments.

Surrounded by oversized windows overlooking Hoboken Cove and the Hudson River.

Building Amenities include: 24 hour Concierge, Gym, Shuttle, Playroom, Courtyard, Rooftop with BBQ’s and fire pit!

Asking: $1,250,000
Taxes: $11,529
Monthly Fee: $729

1450 Washington – Unit 211 – 2br, 2ba, east facing

1450 Washington 211 Hoboken NJUnit 211 at 1450 Washington is a well designed and spacious two bed, two bath, east facing home!

Gourmet kitchen, open living and dining, with private bedrooms and baths. Complete with floor-to-ceiling bay window, washer/dryer, custom closets, Hunter Douglas shades, remote lighting and fans, high-end stainless steel appliances and plenty of upgrades! Impeccably kept, freshly painted and pet friendly.

Building Amenities include: 24 hour Concierge, Gym, Shuttle, Playroom, Courtyard, Rooftop with BBQ’s and fire pit!

Asking: $997,000
Taxes: $11,529
Monthly Fee: $705

1450 Washington – Unit 414 – 1br, 1ba, south facing

1450 Washington 414 Hoboken NJUnit 414 at 1450 Washington is a gorgeous 771 square foot south facing, one bedroom condo features a contemporary design with beautiful finishes and high-end appliances.

Large, gourmet kitchen, open plan living and dining areas, king-sized bedroom with walk-in closet and luxurious bathroom with laundry included. Hardwood floors, large windows, customized shades and closets.

Building Amenities include: 24 hour Concierge, Gym, Shuttle, Playroom, Courtyard, Rooftop with BBQ’s and fire pit!

Asking: $665,000
Taxes: $6,957
Monthly Fee: $475

FSBO or Realtor?

Rare FSBO spotting in Hoboken

You’d think with the economy “tightening” that more and more people would try to sell their homes themselves. But the FSBO spottings are far and few between in Hoboken.

Here’s one we saw the other day at 1218 Washington Street, unit 8C. You interested? Email 1218Washington@gmail.com for more info.

FSBO Hoboken NJ 1218 Washington Street

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What next for 722 Hudson Street?

What would work at 722 Hudson Street in Hoboken?

As we told you shortly ago – Craft Physical Therapy moved out of their long-time location at 722 Hudson Street to a spacious loft-style space uptown. What kind of business do you think would work at this now-empty location?

It’d be a perfect fit for a dentist – but one already took some prime Real Estate on Washington St.

Wait! I know what would work! A “mental health” office that specializes in social media ills – wow. That place would be swimming in dollars!

722 Hudson Street Hoboken NJ for rent