A Holiday Comedy Comes to Weehawken


When: Dec. 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m., and Dec. 16 at 5 p.m.

Where: Hudson Theatre Works at 80 Hauxhurst Ave., Weehawken

The original holiday comedy titled “And My True Love Gave To Me,” is presented by Luigi Jannuzzi, a contemporary American comedic playwrighter who has published 27 plays.

A native of New Jersey, Jannuzzi attended Bound Brook High School, Raritan Valley Community College, Salem University, WV and The University of Notre Dame, where he received a master’s degree. From 1978-2012 he taught English, drama and creative writing at Immaculata High School in Somerville.

Tickets are $15 plus one non-perishable food item to be donated to the Good Shepard Lutheran Food Kitchen.

Tickets can be purchased at hudsontheatreworks.brownpapertickets.com, or 1-800-838-3006.

For more details visit hudsonreporter.com.

Join City Place in Edgewater For A Day of Holiday Mood, Food and Fun


When: Saturday December 8th From 11:30am-6pm

Where: Leonia High School and Dwight Morrow High School

Join City Place in Edgewater, NJ for two days of Holiday Mood, Food and Fun! Shoppers will get into the holiday spirit with live caroling, yummy giveaways, and drawings to win V.I.P. gift boxes packed with valuable gift cards and treats.

A choir will perform holiday tunes across the center. Make sure you stick around for prize drawings at 2-3pm and 4-5pm. There will also be yummy giveaways and complimentary gift wrapping from 12-4pm, benefiting the Leonia High School Music Program.


Art Event One Park

CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ, December 6th, 2018 – Two of Bergen County’s most prominent artists will join forces for a special one-night only exhibit at One Park, the upscale condominium building perched above the Hudson River waterfront in Cliffside Park, N.J.

On Saturday, December 15th, Developer DMG Investments will host an evening displaying the works of artists Tony Seker and Jose Fontaina in the lower lobby of the 14-story One Park building at 320 Adolphus Avenue. Dubbed “Opposites Attract,” the public showcase will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and feature live music and wine and cheese.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the artist and discuss their paintings, techniques, influences and more.

Mr. Seker is an abstract painter who uses vibrant colors in a bold, dynamic and integrated way. His works are derived from his personality and childhood experience as a refugee of the Lebanese civil war.   His paintings are a loud and colorful blast of expression.   Conversely, Mr. Fontaina’s works are an extreme of professionalism and refinement.  He employs precise and creative use of color, space and design to place him in a unique category of visual art.

“Arts and culture are an important part of the fabric that makes living in Bergen County so unique and special,” says Jacky He, Executive Vice President of DMG Investments.   “We are incredibly excited to host these two notable local artists and support the arts community in Cliffside Park and beyond.  With incredible Hudson River views as a back drop, our lobby is an ideal venue to invite the public to view their works.”

For addition information on the artists, and to view their paintings, please visit www.claxondusoleil.com for Mr. Seker’s works and http://jmfontaina.wixsite.com/artwork to see the art of Mr. Fontaina.  To RSVP for the December 15th event, please contact the One Park sales office at 201-633-7600.

The soaring two-story lobby at One Park is the perfect place to host the event and showcase for the socially-centered environment created by the building’s newly unveiled amenity spaces.  More than 25,000 square-foot of indoor and outdoor amenities are offered, including an Aquatic Center featuring an indoor 55-foot heated pool with sauna and steam rooms, and adjoining outdoor sun deck; private furnished roof deck including dining terrace with grilling stations, fire pits, intimate seating areas and outdoor movie theater.  There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center with private pilates room, squash court, golf simulator, children’s playroom, pet spa and guest suites.  The building also offers a 24-hour attended doorman and secure parking garage with a fully-automated Unitronics system.

One Park features a mix of 204 well-appointed one-to-four-bedroom homes, ranging from 751 to 2,983 square-feet and priced from the $500,000s.  Bedroom suites are calm sanctuaries for rest and relaxation, with floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the space with light. Spa-inspired master bathrooms are adorned with a freestanding sculpted tub, large open shower, porcelain flooring and richly-toned wall tiles.   A special year end incentive is currently being offered at One Park, providing 3 free years of common charges for new purchasers.

Designed by renowned architectural firm Architectura, One Park features a glass window wall facade and private outdoor space for every home to take full advantage of its dramatic sweeping vistas of the Manhattan skyline stretching from the George Washington Bridge to Wall Street.

For additional information on the art event or One Park, please call 201-633-7600.  The building’s website is www.OneParkCondosNJ.com.



Headquartered in New York City at 100 Wall Street, DMG Investments LLC (“DMG”) was established in 2013 as the US subsidiary of DoThink Holding Group, a well-known real estate developer in China.

DMG focuses on real estate acquisitions, development and management as well as financing. Leveraging the expertise of a team of dedicated real estate professionals with decades of experience creating and adding value for investors, DMG has amassed a portfolio of best-in-class assets across the US in dynamic markets in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

As the portfolio continues to grow, DMG is dedicated to providing amenities and services that enhance the livability of each project be it in the student housing, traditional multifamily or condominium sector. In the years to come, the goal of DMG is to become a global real estate enterprise with a world-class reputation for sustainable development and a business philosophy that emphasizes the importance of delivering value for investors, owners and residents.

10 Free Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC


If you think it’s impossible to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York City without breaking the bank, we’re happy to tell you you’re wrong. Whether you’re looking to party, see fireworks, or bike your way into 2019, there’s a free way for you to have fun on the final day of the year.

Eventbrite did an amazing job gathering all the free ways you can ring in the New Year. Take a look HERE. 


Barbeque Restaurant House of Que Opens in Weehawken


With a location in Hoboken, Texas style BBQ restaurant House of Que opens its second location along the Hudson River in Weehawken.

The Gold Coast location will feature two full bars, indoor and outdoor dining, and live edge wooden tables. There will also be a 4 by 6-foot video wall and Saturday nights will feature dueling pianos, karaoke and cocktails, or comedy nights.

Its new home is located at 500 Avenue Port Imperial, Weehawken, NJ.

Tour The Luxurious New Development, One Park


Cottages & Gardens recently had the honor to visit One Park, a luxurious new 14-story, 204-unit luxury condominium building that reflects the northern expansion of New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast. Developed by DMG Investments and designed by renowned architectural firm Architectura and located atop the historic Palisades Cliffs in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, the recently completed building offers buyers an incredible array of features and stunning views of New York City, stretching from the George Washington Bridge to Wall Street.



During the tour, Cottages & Gardens had the chance to see some of their outdoor and indoor amenities, including an Aquatic Center featuring an indoor 55-foot heated pool with sauna and steam rooms, an adjoining outdoor sun deck; and a private furnished roof deck including dining terrace with grilling stations, fire pits, intimate seating areas and outdoor movie theater. We were ‘wowed’ by how pristine and modern the homes were, which also featured a private fitness center, a squash room, a  golf simulator room, a children’s playroom, pet spa and guest suites, to name a few features. FULL STORY



This Gold Coast Co-Op Spent $5 Million on Upgrades to Compete with Its Luxury New Development Neighbors


A co-op in Cliffside Park, perched on the Palisades with panoramic views, has reimagined itself from the inside out. More than just a rebrand, though they did that too, the building’s Board of Directors worked to leverage the co-op’s location and elevate it to the level of any new construction condo along New Jersey’s Gold Coast. Renamed Apogee, the 30-story building at 250 Gorge Road is now fully amenitized, driving resale values, without a cent of new assessment.

All members of the Board are residents of the building and brought a variety of expertise to the project. Inspired by a proactive approach and attuned to the demands and desires of the marketplace, the Board planned a top-down improvement program which included a new entrance, newly designed common spaces, new amenities, and new building systems throughout. Although the renovation was spurred by new condo construction in the area and can certainly compete on a trophy building level, Apogee remains, by comparison, an affordable place to call home through co-op ownership.


“We firmly believe that goal has been achieved by modernizing the building from top to bottom without any financial burden to our existing owners,” said Hatice Dalton, Board President, in a prepared release. “It has created a scenario where Apogee now offers the same level of luxury, comfort and appeal as new-construction Gold Coast condominiums, all while retaining its inherent value when compared with pricing at area properties.”

The $5 million program included commissioning Manhattan architect Steve Kratchman. “My vision was to bring a stylistic, Manhattan feel to the building through design and new luxury amenities that would elevate residents’ lifestyles to a modern day, resort-like experience,” said Kratchman. “It all comes together in a sophisticated ‘SoHo-vibe’ that perfectly complements the building’s suburban, park-like location and close-knit, family-friendly environment.”

An updated facade evokes a high-end hotel approach with a new driveway of pavers, new signage, and new lighting, as well as seasonal landscaping and a new canopy. The structure is a mix of glass, steel, and wood.

Apogee is located in Cliffside Park with access to Manhattan via express bus or ferry. Both the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel are nearby and the Hudson River waterfront connects the community to Edgewater, North Bergen, Hoboken, and Jersey City.

To learn more about this co-op’s lavish upgrade visit JerseyDigs.com

What To Indulge In At Edgewater’s Brownstone Pancake Factory


Edgewater’s Brownstone Pancake Factory has become one of the most exclusive brunch spots in the Goldcoast area. Now that it’s opened its second Bergen County location, the buzz continues to grow.

The iconic breakfast restaurant, now located on Palisade Avenue in Englewood Cliffs, has become well-known for its over-the-top and massive menu items.

Visit Cliffsidepark.dailyvoice.com for a list on the top foods to indulge in at Brownstone Pancake Factory.



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Curtain Raised on 30-Story Hi-Rise’s Multi-Million Dollar Modernization & Rebrand

Apogee, a luxury 30-story cooperative building in Cliffside Park, N.J., has vaulted into the upper echelon of modern, amenity-rich residential properties that are sprouting up along New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast.

Situated at 250 Gorge Road atop the historic Palisades Cliffs with panoramic 360° vistas of the Manhattan skyline and New Jersey landscape, the 312-unit hi-rise has undergone a multi-million-dollar modernization and rebranding campaign that has put the lifestyle offering on par with new-construction properties throughout the region.

Renowned Manhattan-based architect Steve Kratchman Architect, P.C. was tapped to lead the comprehensive design and construction effort, resulting in a chic new entrance, hotel-inspired common spaces, new and improved indoor and outdoor amenities, and new state-of-the-art building systems.

The wide-ranging transformation of the building centered on its soaring three-story main lobby which was elevated into an elegant new entryway with a dramatic four-sided living green wall, two-sided fireplace with a greeting and gathering area, a contemporary 24/7 Concierge-attended front desk, and an on-site dry cleaner.  The inviting and trendy space serves as the gateway to a full suite of re-imagined lifestyle amenities, including an expanded and newly-outfitted fitness center, a separate Yoga & Pilates Studio, children’s playroom offering elaborate and innovative play equipment, community room, library, and a residents’ lounge with ‘genius bar.’  Residents also enjoy a full-size heated outdoor swimming pool, kiddie pool and hot tub; lighted tennis courts, and BBQ area with views of the scenic waterfront below.

Apogee’s redesigned exterior blends seamlessly with the geological formation that serves as the foundation of the building, highlighted by an updated façade with a canopy fashioned out of a glass, metal and wood marquis; new driveway with modern pavers designed to be welcoming and practical for arriving vehicles, seasonal landscaping and soft-yet-elegant outdoor lighting and signage. Continue reading