The Real Deal New York

Manhattan amenities come to Jersey City

August 16, 2012 11:00AM

In a bid to compete with the ever-pricier Manhattan apartment market, Jersey City is adding Manhattan-esque amenities to the buildings rising there, the New York Post reported.

For instance, Madox, a new rental building slated to open this fall, will be the first LEED-certified residential building in Jersey City and the first one to be “smoke-free,” the Post said.

The Warren at York is rising in the same neighborhood, known as Paulus Hook. “We’re going to have a gym, a media lounge, a pool table, a movie screen, sitting areas and a green roof,” Jonathan Schwartz, an executive at BNE Real Estate Group, which is developing the Warren, told the Post.

Prices in the neighborhood remain at about $30 or $40 per square foot, however, despite the recent spate of building, the Post said. [Post]

  • angry_pickle

    “Manhattan amenities” in New Jersey is 100% pure marketing garbage. Anyone who lived in Manhattan knows that much of the buildings there have 3rd world amenities. Standard amenities you might find in Georgia would be called luxury in Manhattan. How many buildings in Manhattan even have a nice backyard space? Just drive anywhere in the older parts of Jersey City and you’ll see backyards.