The Oakman Sets the New Standard Downtown


This article is sponsored by The Oakman, Downtown Jersey City’s only new doorman condo community.

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In a city that is seeing a huge rental building boom, The Oakman sets itself apart in one major way – it’s the first large-scale, doorman condominium project in Downtown Jersey City to hit the market in over seven years. The 159-home community, which began selling late last year, is about 60% sold and recently welcomed its first residents.

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The 15-story community offers studio, one and two bedroom homes for sale, some of which also feature dens. Topping out the building are eight penthouses with 2,000 square feet of interior space and 1,000 square feet of private outdoor space. The building, designed by Fogarty Finger Architects, is inspired by the industrial nature of the Powerhouse Arts District.

the oakman new condos jersey city kitchen wideWith its Belgian block streets and nineteenth-century brick warehouses, the Powerhouse Arts District has quickly become one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Jersey City, combining luxury living and ample amenities with nearby transportation.

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As has become their signature, Shuster Group, developer of The Oakman, chose to go ultra-high end with finishes in both the residences and common areas. Kitchens feature Bertazzoni gas ranges and microwaves and Bosch refrigerators and dishwashers.

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Other high-end finishes in the homes include Caesarstone countertops, imported Pedini Cabinetry in the kitchens and bathrooms, and white oak flooring throughout. Every condo also has a washer and dryer hook up.

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The rest of the building’s amenities are just as impressive and cater to the variety of emerging demographics that are moving to Jersey City. The building’s lobby, complete with a 24-concierge, has a cold storage area for grocery deliveries, a community laundry room with commercial-sized washers and dryers, and a children’s playroom.

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But the real star of the building is up on the roof, where residents can enjoy an outdoor pool, a lounge, and an outdoor seating area to take in sweeping views of New York City’s landmark buildings and Downtown Jersey City’s emerging skyline. The roof also features an adjacent entertainment room with a fireplace, lounge and kitchen.

The Oakman also has a fully-equipped fitness center, on-site garage parking, and is the first building in New Jersey to feature electric car charging stations. The condominium community is located in the heart of Jersey City, three blocks from the Grove Street PATH station right in the middle of the Powerhouse Arts District, home to an eclectic mix of historic and new buildings.

The Oakman, named after Powerhouse architect John Oakman, delivers an intimate setting among the many high-rise towers surrounding it, while still providing all the services and amenities city dwellers desire.

JCity Realty, the exclusive listing agent for The Oakman, says residents have already started moving into the building and told Jersey Digs many of their buyers are coming over from Crystal Point and 77 Hudson to be closer to the PATH. They are also seeing a lot of potential buyers from Brooklyn, possibly due to the upcoming L-train shutdown.

Prices start in the $500k’s and are available for immediate occupancy. To make it even more enticing, the property is covered by a 20-year tax abatement. Interested parties can call (201) 860-9800 or visit to learn more about the development.

[gmap height=”250px”]160 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302[/gmap]

160 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302


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