Harrison, N.J. hopes to attract New Yorkers with new residential developments

April 23, 2012 11:00AM

A long-neglected city in New Jersey, Harrison, is set to add 1,000 residential units by the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported. The developments, such as Harrison Station, a 275-unit rental building developed by Ironstate Development and Pegasus Group at 300 Somerset Street, are a symptom of the state’s shifting demographics. As suburbs have been hit harder by foreclosures, cities, even in the Garden State, have increasingly become the centers of development.

Harrison is betting that with new apartment development and good access to transit, the town can boom again.

“A friend recommended it. She said it’s much safer than Newark,” Sarah Lin, who recently moved to Harrison from New York City, told the Journal. “There’s more space, and people are not very hectic.” [WSJ]