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Lefrak Breaks Ground on Ellipse, Newport’s Newest Tower

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The Lefrak Organization broke ground this week on its newest Newport tower Ellipse. The 43-story oval rental tower is clad in all glass and...
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History Told Through Fireplaces, An Intimate Look Inside 459 Jersey Avenue

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Take a trip through history as we look behind the façade of one of Jersey City’s most beautiful brownstones.

After Escaping Demolition, the Butler Bros Building is Reborn

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The Modera Lofts, Jersey City Last week we had the privilege of touring the old Butler Brothers, and current Modera Lofts building under renovation in...
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Not So Hidden Gems: A Look at The Heights’ Historic Homes

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The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City was a German enclave from the middle of the 19th century until World War I. Prosperous citizens, often of German descent, built the biggest and best houses on Summit Avenue and Sherman Place. Today, in the ongoing preservation conversation, we feature four of these well-preserved homes.
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Look Inside the Van Vorst Townhome Where Some of Jersey City’s Most Prominent Families...

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Steeped in historical details, and now restored to its former glory, this Mercer Street townhouse was home to Jersey City's most influential residents.
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Dixon Projects Wins Big at 2018 American Institute of Building Design Awards

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The Jersey City-based firm took home the most prestigious prize of the night for the second year in a row, winning five total awards.
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Hudson’s Historic Courthouse That Was Almost History

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Towering over Jersey City’s Hilltop neighborhood, the Hudson County Courthouse is a building many locals hope they never have to enter. But the hulking Beaux-Arts structure isn’t just home to plaintiffs and defendants; it’s a reminder of the city’s past and a symbol of what can happen when historical preservation is done right.
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Holmdel’s Bell Works Named New Jersey’s Most Iconic Building

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This month, Architectural Digest published their pick for the most iconic building in each state, and Holmdel’s Bell Works garnered the honor for the Garden State.
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Bergen Arches Proposal Envisions a World Class Cultural Destination in Jersey City

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For all of its history, Jersey City has been a conduit for transport between NYC and the rest of the country. Over time, the logistics of transportation has changed leaving artifacts of a bygone era all over the city. Now the long forgotten Bergen Arches are the subject of a proposed community-based redevelopment project led by local residents and activists.

From Stagecoaches to Rail Engines: The Wells Fargo Lofts

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During a stroll through Hamilton Park’s tree-lined blocks of brownstones and row houses, one long brick building with the words “Wells Fargo” on the front stands out. But instead of bank tellers, ATMs and the hustle and bustle of a banking branch, the century-old building once housed key components to the early days of cross-country mail delivery.

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