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1/9/2018

Home to Jersey City’s priciest rental, the 41-story building known as The Ellipse is now showing off its amenity spaces. 

12/21/2017

The most expensive rental unit in Jersey City history, penthouse five in the Ellipse, is a 2,300-square-foot, four-bedroom apartment with jaw-dropping southeastern views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. 

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12/17/2017

With Christmas Eve just one week away and Hanukkah already past its halfway point, it seems as though this holiday season is flying by! Luckily, the fun doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Newport is once again home to Jersey City’s only outdoor skating rink, the USPS is responding to letters to Santa until the 21st, Santacon just happened, and Hoboken Girl’s Holiday Market at the W is THIS Tuesday.

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12/12/2017

From rinks with great views, to Friday night discos, to educational programs with Olympic gold medalist alums, lace up and check out our favorites!

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12/11/2017

When approached by the Newport Associates Development Group about opening a third facility, former U.S. Olympian Wang Chen could not resist.

12/11/2017

In addition to the tree lighting, the ceremony featured all sorts of seasonal festivities including photos with Santa, traditional carols sung by the Dickensian Carolers, and a ride on the Santa Express train ride.

12/10/2017

While Santa Claus may be coming to town, the threat of heavy rain on Dec. 5 kept the hooves of Santa’s reindeer from touching down at Newport Town Square last week,

12/8/2017

Join us for an evening of seasonal cheer and family fun at Newport’s annual tree lighting celebration. 

12/6/2017

Jersey City is welcoming its first table tennis club, Wang Chen Table Tennis Club, which will occupy 3,100 square feet at 31 River Drive, Newport Associates Development Group announced.

12/2/2017

Olympic table tennis champion Wang Chen is set to open a Wang Chen Table Tennis Club on the Jersey City waterfront.

12/1/2017

Developed by Olympic table tennis champion Wang Chen, the Wang Chen Table Tennis Club will open its doors for the first time this Saturday at 10am giving residents a sneak peek at the new facility and a chance to meet Wang Chen herself.

12/1/2017

Jersey City is getting its first table tennis club. The Wang Chen Table Tennis Club, named for its Olympian founder, opens Saturday, December 2 at 31 River Drive South, in Newport.

12/1/2017

The most expensive rental listing in Jersey City’s history just hit the market at $10,995 a month, The Real Deal has learned.

The unit is the largest of five penthouses at the Ellipse, LeFrak Organization’s 41-story elliptical tower in the the Newport neighborhood. The full-floor apartment spans 2,300 square feet and comes with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a terrace with Manhattan views.

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12/1/2017

The most expensive rental listing in Jersey City is a $10,995-a-month penthouse on the waterfront, according to reports. The unit hit the market this week and is the largest of five penthouses at the LeFrak Organization's 41-story Ellipse tower. The 2,300-square-foot apartment has a terrace with views of Manhattan and the Hudson River and includes amenities like an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a game room, according to The Real Deal.

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11/30/2017

The Wang Chen Table Tennis Club aims to promote the sport of table tennis throughout the United States.

11/30/2017

 After-school programs will introduce kids to the sport, instilling a life-long appreciation for exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

11/29/2017

Join the Wang Chen Table Tennis Club for its grand opening event 

11/28/2017

Grand opening event for the Wang Chen Table Tennis Club, where everyone from absolute beginners to pros can improve their table tennis skills with help from world class instructors.

11/27/2017

Newport's 16th annual tree lighting ceremony will feature all sorts of seasonal festivities from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Newport Town Square.

10/10/2017

After a great experience as a Blog Partner with the Newport 10K in May, I was invited to run the the Newport Half Marathon in September and jumped at the opportunity. 

10/2/2017

More than 2,500 people participated in the 24th annual Newport Half Marathon Race on Sept. 17. 
 

9/22/2017

The start time for the half marathon was 8:30am, which I suppose is actually somewhat late for a race time.

9/18/2017

More than 2,500 runners competed in the Newport Liberty Half Marathon in Downtown Jersey City Sunday. 

9/17/2017

This cornerstone of the community events season benefits the Jersey City Health Center| RWJBarnabas Health, the area’s only not-for-profit hospital and regional trauma center.

9/13/2017

With breathtaking views of Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline, the Newport Liberty Half Marathon makes racing to the finish line way more motivating.

9/8/2017

So I’m super stoked to be running the Newport Half Marathon and can’t wait to nail my mileage with the help of a few thousand friends and spectators. 

9/6/2017

If you’ve thought about running a half marathon, or perhaps have worked up to running at least 8 or 9 miles and haven’t thought about it yet, there’s still time to register for the Newport Liberty Half Marathon taking place on September 17

9/1/2017

The Newport Half runs basically along a similar route that I run almost every time I lace up my sneakers and head out the door in Jersey City.

8/30/2017

A new study by Men’s Health names Jersey City as the 4th least cancer-prone city in the U.S.

8/29/2017

So, now that I am marathon training, I am happy to sign up to do a half marathon on my way there, to sharpen speed and practice a fueling strategy.

8/21/2017

SURVIVED SUMMER SEMESTER AND ALLLLL THE RUNNING!

8/17/2017

Known among running enthusiasts as a great preparation & training run for the New York City Marathon held each November,

8/16/2017

This cornerstone of the community events season benefits the Jersey City Health Center| RWJBarnabas Health, the area’s only not-for-profit hospital and regional trauma center.

8/16/2017

ADMISSION: $44-$55

Jersey City Health Center| RWJBarnabas Health fundraiser with USATF-certified course

8/16/2017

This cornerstone of the community events season benefits the Jersey City Health Center| RWJBarnabas Health, the area’s only not-for-profit hospital and regional trauma center.

8/15/2017

This cornerstone of the community events season benefits the Jersey City Health Center| RWJBarnabas Health, the area’s only not-for-profit hospital and regional trauma center. 

8/13/2017

These are the race reports of when I participated as an official entrant, both as paid and as sponsored.

8/9/2017

Jersey City's newest luxury rental tower was developed by LeFrak and overlooks the Hudson River. The 381-unit building features 24,000 square feet of amenity space, including an expansive outdoor pool deck, a barbecue area and a fire pit, a fitness center, a game room, a children's playroom, and a co-working multipurpose lounge. 

6/7/2017

If there’s one thing that makes Ellipse stand out among Jersey City’s increasing stock of rentals, it’s the building itself. Named after its oblong shape, the building was designed by Arquitectonica’s New York-based office to maximize the potential of the 381 apartments’ floorplans, and their views onto the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. It’s an idea that Arquitectonica’s NYC office director Sam Luckino says “changed the quality of the units.”

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5/5/2017

Standing on a muddy pile of concrete and brick at the edge of a construction site in Jersey City, the developer Richard LeFrak glanced up at the 41-story glass and steel tower rising on the bank of the Hudson River. “Somebody once asked me, ‘What’s the best part of the business?’ This is the best part,” he said, referring to the thrill of building a new tower.

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7/15/2016

For the 14th year, Newport renewed its summer tradition of hosting a giant beach party on the Jersey City waterfront Wednesday night. 

The 14th Annual Newport Beach Party featured live music from local bands The Fuzzy Lemons and The Benjamins, as well as food from local restaurants and vendors. 

3/31/2016

Bob Cotter has led Jersey City's planning department for the last three decades, watching the Waterfront transform into one of the hottest real-estate markets in the nation.

The Jersey Journal spoke to Cotter, who is retiring this week, about the real-estate projects he believes changed the city the most.

1/21/2016

Nastasya Tsultsumova arrived in the United States as an exchange student at age 15, spending a high school year in Tulsa, Okla.

Ms. Tsultsumova is from the Republic of Kalmykia in southwest Russia. She had never been abroad. “I never met an American person before I came here, and I didn’t know what the Midwest is or what New York is,” she said. “Now I know they are totally different planets.”

She returned to Russia for a year and then, preferring to live in a more cosmopolitan part of the United States, returned for four years at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morris Township, N.J. She lived in a single room in a dorm. 

1/15/2016

Over three decades, the LeFrak family has moved mountains of dirt to transform a 300-acre derelict rail yard on New Jersey’s Hudson River waterfront into a sprawling waterfront community of apartment towers, stores and office buildings.

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1/8/2016

You may already be on your way to your company’s swank annual fête, but Jessica Fusco probably has known for a few months what you and your colleagues will be eating and drinking. Fusco, the banquet and beverage manager at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, won’t divulge any client names, but she did tell Fortune that a well-known fashion and design firm will be pouring Drouhin Chablis and a Domaine de L’Harmas Châteauneuf-du-Pape with their crab and prawn appetizer and beef entree.

1/6/2016

With his hand firmly gripping the giant light switch, Council President Rolando Lavarro helped officially usher in the 2016 Christmas season in the Newport section of Jersey City on Dec. 2, the 14th year that business and political leaders gathered to kick off the holiday season and light the Newport Christmas Tree. With tall buildings towering over the Newport Center park, local officials said this ceremony is part of a two decades-long effort to rebuild the waterfront.

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1/2/2016

A little rain and fog could not break the holiday spirit in Jersey City last night. Residents gathered at Town Square Plaza in the Newport section of the city for the 14th annual Newport Tree Lighting.  Children were greeted by Santa Claus himself as a crowd of people joined together to sing Christmas carols.  The neighborhood has been transformed from a waterfront community to a winter wonderland, decorated with ornaments, candy canes and oversize presents. Tonight, Bayonne, Kearny, and Jersey City are all expected to continue to the holiday celebrations.

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12/20/2015

You’ve decided to visit friends and/or family for the holidays and they aren’t so thrilled at the idea of cooking a great big bird, or maybe you’re taking advantage of the extra-long weekend to explore someplace new for Thanksgiving and won’t have access to a kitchen. Perhaps you shudder at the thought of slaving away over sink-fulls of dishes, or work has taken you away from home and you’ll have to fend for yourself this holiday.

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12/16/2015

The folks that run the Newport complex in Jersey City seems to be leading the way once again, as they’ll be the first in NJ to have solar powered smartphone charging benches. Plus charging spaces for electric cars over at the shopping mall.

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10/20/2015

The sun was hiding behind gray clouds this morning when more than 2,000 runners set off in the the 22nd annual T-Mobile Newport Liberty Half Marathon on the waterfront. This year's race kicked off just after 8:30 a.m. on Washington Boulevard near Newport Parkway, and the first runners crossed the finish line just over an hour later.

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9/28/2015

Easy access to Manhattan, panoramic views of the city skyline, spacious two-bedroom rentals for under $3,000—there’s a lot to love about Jersey City, NJ. And with NYC-style attractions like the Mana Contemporary arts center and the restaurant Thirty Acres, opened by a Momofuku Noodle Bar alum, Jersey City has become a family destination in its own right and in recent years has seen explosive growth.

“Jersey City is the fastest growing city in New Jersey, and we’re leading the state in residential construction,” says Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop. By the end of 2016, according to Fulop, Jersey City will surpass Newark as the largest city in the state.

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9/10/2015

In the heat of the season, heavy cocktails aren’t on anyone’s mind. In fact, the best, and usually most popular, drinks are those that add an extra boost of hydration. Good for body and soul.

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3/31/2015

Running in Pink is giving away a free entry to the Newport 10k to one lucky reader. 

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1/30/2015

Although I'm generally the only adult wearing a helmet (due to my intense clumsiness), I do love ice skating with my family. There are numerous indoor and outdoor skating rinks in NJ, and we're trying to work our way through every one! First up, Newport Skates, the only outdoor rink in Jersey City and a sweet way to enjoy some winter sporting with the smaller folks (also in helmets.)

1/30/2015

Living down the hall from a bosom buddy is the stuff of sitcoms. Consider Lucy and Ethel in “I Love Lucy,” Seinfeld and Kramer in “Seinfeld,” or most of the characters in “Friends.”

Everybody knows TV togetherness is good for a few laughs and convenient for scriptwriters. But even in today’s heated real estate market, some New Yorkers choose to move into the same building as their pals, creating enclaves where it is perfectly appropriate to show up for a get-together in pajamas and slippers.

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1/25/2015

Newport Skates is the only outdoor, uncovered ice skating rink in Jersey City, located at 95 River Drive in Jersey City 

Other performers included Aiden Lee, Emily Zhang, Laura Jacobson, Valerie Levine, Matthew Thomas, Iland Sherma, Salley Jeanne Watkins, and Wesley Campbell.

Huot and Erwin concluded the show with a specially choreographed duet to “Feeling Good” by Michael Bublé.

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1/20/2015

Ice Theater of New York put on an performance on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Newport Skates' outdoor rink in Jersey City. When the show was finished, parents and kids in attendance were allowed on the ice for an open skating session.

The performance featured six-time Finnish national ice dance champion Jessica Huot and three-time USA nationals competitor Christian Erwin.

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1/2/2015

Commuters returning to Jersey City from the Newport PATH Station smiled as they approached the loud music, lights, snow machines and crowds making up the Christmas festivities of the annual tree lighting at Newport Town Square this evening. Parents and children lined up to have pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus beside a 30-foot Christmas tree sparkling with green, red and white flashing lights, among a forest of trees strung with lights.

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12/16/2014

News 12 NJ shows residents braving the cold conditions for a little winter fun at Newport Skates!

12/15/2014

New York is certainly a top destination to visit at Christmas time, despite the cold weather. In fact, the cold weather is all part of the experience. The Big Apple never lets you down when it comes to a city break.

Many people instantly believe that the only airport to fly to is JFK, but Newark is actually much nicer and roughly the same distance in to Manhattan. Plus, you get to travel through New Jersey and pretend you’re Tony Soprano on your way into the city.

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12/12/2014

Forbes will begin a new chapter Monday when the financial media giant moves into its new offices in Downtown Jersey City, according to the New York Post.

The company's new 92,720-square-foot office will house two floors of 499 Washington Blvd. in the Newport section of the city, near the Newport PATH station.

Monday will mark the end of the company's 97-year stint in New York – the last 49 of which was spent in its current digs.

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12/12/2014

Located in Jersey City, Newport, by Newport Associates Development Co., is a rental community of 13 high-rise buildings and three condominium towers. Amenities include 24-hour doormen and concierge services. The location also provides views of the Manhattan skyline.

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11/20/2014

The Newport Leasing Office frequently deals with foreign renters and gave us their tips for successfully tapping into this market.

11/18/2014

New York’s Metropolitan Area now has a new highlight and it’s in New Jersey. Jersey City has been on a stealthy ascent for several years now, but a thriving arts and music scene, a growing inventory of deluxe hotel rooms and an explosion of fine restaurants have driven back the shadows and put a spotlight on the community.

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11/7/2014

Check out any teen/tween musical act and you’ll be sure to see a litany of middle-aged and probably bored parents, standing amongst the fray of kids.

It’s a scene that underscores a reality that’s been evident in America for about 60 years. Cash may be earned by adults but buying power rarely revolves solely around them.

In light of this, it’s no surprise that many of New York’s more desirable residences make sure to include plenty of amenities that are geared towards children and parents.

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11/1/2014

New Jersey’s Gold Coast, the stretch of waterfront running along the Hudson River opposite Manhattan, is in the midst of a building boom, with dozens of developments (mostly rentals) in the pipeline.

And as prices in Manhattan and the outer boroughs climb, Gold Coast towns with strong transit links are increasingly shedding their second-fiddle status.

“This side of the river used to be considered more of a niche market,” said David Barry of Hoboken-based Ironstate Development, which has multiple residential projects in the area. “It’s now considered much more a piece of the fabric of greater New York.”

10/31/2014

Looking to scare up some interest at your resident events? Follow the lead of Newport, a multifamily community in Jersey City, N.J., which recently held a successful Halloween carnival. MHN talked to Maya Autret, director of marketing, Newport Associates, before they ran the carnival, and talked about their secrets for well-attended resident programs.

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10/30/2014

A roundup of NYC's most family-friendly new buildings & classic properties - all with multi-bedroom units and amazing kids' amenities.

Before the 2008 recession, real estate developers had seized on an opportunity in the growing number of families choosing to raise their children in New York, and began to flood the market with new residential buildings boasting family-minded amenities. Now that the economy is on the upswing, more families are once again settling down in the NYC metro area, and developers have responded with another influx of exciting new buildings.

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10/8/2014

The story of Jersey City's waterfront has been written over three decades — and you could easily tell it through the eyes of LeFrak.

The revered development firm has been there since the mid-1980s, transforming what were blighted rail yards into the 600-acre, mixed-use Newport neighborhood that's still growing today. There's no denying it's a measured approach to building out a master-planned community, but LeFrak executives say it's been about responding to the market and filling different needs — from apartments and hotels to office towers and amenities.

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9/6/2014

A recent article in NYC Zagat’s touted Jersey City’s “culinary revolution,” recommending seven local spots worthy of a trip across the river. Big-city talents from Nobu and Momofuku have set up shop at Cocoa Bakery and Thirty Acres, respectively. These Manhattan stars have found lower rents and sophisticated diners here. Both made the Zagat list, along with Top Chef alum Dale Talde, who plans to open a JC version of his Brooklyn restaurant. He’s working with local contractors and HGTV stars Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri (see story in the Fall/Winter issue of Jersey City Magazine) to create a 135-seat restaurant within an urban-style food market, to be called Carrino Provisions.

3/7/2014

A ride on the PATH train to Newport, in Jersey City, only takes about three minutes from Manhattan. But mount the stairs to the street and you could be forgiven for thinking you’re in Stamford, Conn.

Drab, almost hostile, boxes of glass and concrete loom over a six-lane boulevard, where Jersey drivers speed along on their way to the nearby Holland Tunnel. Instead of storefronts, the bases of most towers are encased by imposing multistory parking garages.

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2/15/2014

Newport Skates brought the Olympic excitement to Jersey City earlier today when Olympic medal winners and national champions in figure skating took to the ice in the city's Newport section.

Two-time bronze medalists and siblings Sinead and John Kerr, two-time national champion of Thailand Taryn Jurgensen, U.S. Junior Men's National Champion Aaron Gillespie and other skaters whirled, jumped and glided through the air in a 15-minute performance to the delight of a crowd of about 100 people at Newport Skates's outdoor rink.

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