Plans Presented for 3 New York Avenue in Jersey City

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Site of propsed development: 3 New York Avenue, Jersey City. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

Yet another proposal that would add residential units along the city’s border with Hoboken is in the works, as Fields Development recently unveiled their latest project for a property that’s tucked underneath the Palisades.

On April 8, Fields presented their plans to the Riverview Neighborhood Association for several lots at 3-25 New York Avenue. The site, currently housing an industrial building and a gravel parking lot, was home to Galaxy Recycling for many years before they vacated the premises. It’s down the hill from Hoboken Brownstone Company’s 131-unit 39 New York Avenue project, which itself sits on land that was once used by Galaxy Recycling to park dumpsters and trucks.


The 3 New York Avenue parcel is just feet from the Hoboken city line and a few blocks from the 2nd Street Light Rail station. Fields has worked with Lambertville-based Minno Wasko on the 340-unit proposal, which would also include 206 parking spaces in a garage. The units, intended as rentals, would break down as 51 studios, 166 one bedrooms, and 123 two bedrooms.

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3 New York Avenue, Jersey City. Rendering courtesy Minno Wasko.

The proposed development would rise eight stories at its highest point but be tiered with a western section spanning six floors. It would also significantly spruce up the landscape, adding trees, greenery, and a wider sidewalk to the side of the street it would be built on. However, a property directly across from 3 New York Avenue used by All American Recycling at 2 Hope Street would remain without a sidewalk, as that land isn’t included in the proposal.


3 New York Avenue can be built as-of-right under the R-3 zoning regulations that currently govern the area. Plans for the project were submitted to the city in December last year by a company called 3-25 New York Ave. Corp. that’s registered out of Newark. A timeline for the development isn’t clear.

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3 New York Avenue, Jersey City. Rendering courtesy Minno Wasko.

The proposal continues the unprecedented building and approval boom that’s happening along Hoboken’s southwestern border with Jersey City. In addition to the completed Cast Iron Lofts and SoHo Lofts properties, 250 rental units at The Enclave are set to be completed in 2019’s second quarter. Earlier this year, demolition work started at the Emerson Radio Factory redevelopment, which will add 1,000 units to the neighborhood when construction is complete.

Across the street, the 1,181-unit 305 Coles Street has been approved, as has LeFrak’s 258-unit 18th Street project at the current site of an Exxon station. Another 137-unit development at 100 Hoboken Avenue was approved in late 2017, while a 161-unit project that will replace a parking lot at 2 Hoboken Avenue was greenlit last year. The Hoboken side of the border has been less busy; although, they’ve approved an expansion of the Hoboken Business Center and Academy Bus has pitched a massive plan for 439 units that officials declared dead in the water earlier this year.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Get ready for traffic gridlock even worse than now. No new school and zero bus mass transit, one tiny park is planned and little retail. Who planned this zone?

  2. Who planned this ? Developers who’s LLC’s will make millions of dollars and dissolve s soon as they can and short sighted politicians who do not want to see beyond the fundraising for their next political campaign.

  3. I wonder if rents will be discounted from the likes of SoHo and Cast Iron, considering this will be directly across the street from a recycling center.

    More to the point, has anyone involved been down New York Avenue anywhere close to rush hour? The only time it’s not a line of cars the whole way is like 11a-2p and weekends. I don’t see how you can add 340 units there without doing something about these bottle necks, whether it’s extending Coles Street and Hope Street into JC or something. The timing of the lights in that part of Hoboken is awful, and wasn’t Paterson Avenue supposed to turn into a one-way street somewhere around here?

    But we’re to the point with traffic that it’s like trying to fit 3 pounds of crap into a 2 pound bag.

    • So true … it takes me 20 mins to drive from Chatham to Pulaski and after that it will take me another 40 mins just to reach my office in town square … the school now have lottery system as kids are busses around as the school that they are zoned for does not have space. All school are same time so the traffic nightmare from 8:00 am to 9:00 is a torture and same after 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. The mayor is no longer thinking about the city and only wants to be re-elected

  4. The Mayor has not thought of Jersey City residences for quite some time. Jersey has to many Highrises as it is. What a traffic nightmare

  5. That part of “New York Avenue” should be renamed. (From the “tunnel”, by Sparta St, to the border of Observer HWY. It does not have to do anything with New York Ave in the heights, since you have to make a slight left at the end of New York Ave, and it loses all charactistics of the main New York ave.

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