Doctor doubles down with move to Avora on the Weehawken waterfront

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The Khan family joins a host of buyers who are looking forward to moving into their new homes early next year at Avora, an amenity-rich condominium building in Weehawken. (Special to NJ.com)

Dr. Taj Khan has been living in Weehawken for the past 15 years. Wanting more living space for his wife and three young children, the plastic surgeon didn’t look beyond the township’s borders, but rather to its spectacular waterfront where they purchased a new condominium at Avora.

“We don’t want to live in suburbia,” Khan said. “We get our energy from the city.”

Avora’s incomparable location on the waterfront — just steps from the Port Imperial Ferry terminal, which offers a convenient 8-minute commute across the river — was a major factor for the couple, particularly Khan’s wife Natalia Volkodaevah, an actress who travels frequently to Manhattan to audition or perform.

Avid outdoor enthusiasts, the family is looking forward to jogging and biking on the milelong waterfront path and taking advantage of the numerous parks, ball fields, running track and other recreational pursuits that have helped transform the Weehawken waterfront.

Coming from an industrial warehouse conversion, Khan found Avora’s modern design an aesthetic and appealing departure from where they were living.

“The finishes are just beautiful and the views will be incredible,” said Khan of the eighth-floor home the couple purchased with a large balcony and views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline.

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One Park to launch preview sales on NJ’s Gold Coast

web2DMG Investments will open the doors to an onsite Sales Gallery in early June at One Park, marking the launch of preview sales at the new luxury condominium building rising atop the Palisades in Bergen County’s Cliffside Park.

Prospective purchasers can call (201) 633-7600 or visit www.OneParkCondosNJ.com to schedule a private preview appointment, according to Halstead Property Development Marketing (HPDM), the building’s exclusive sales and marketing agent.

The preview period comes in advance of the official Grand Opening of One Park, an architecturally-distinctive 14-story building featuring 204 modern residences, unimpeded Manhattan skyline views and a full suite of lifestyle amenities and services.

Designed by Architectura, One Park will feature a glass curtain wall and private outdoor space for every home to take full advantage of its dramatic clifftop location and sweeping vistas of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline.

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Sports Boosters Carnival

dreamland-carousel-1055x704June 29, 2017 – July 9, 2017

This family-friendly annual event sponsored by Leonia Sports Boosters features favorite fair food, midway games and rides for all ages, from whimsical kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides.

Celebrate the 4th of July with a fireworks show at 9:30 pm and extended weekday hours.

There is no charge for admission and parking. Unlimited ride wristbands are $30. Ride tickets are also available onsite for $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. Rides take 3 or more tickets each.

Visit the website for coupon savings on rides and food.

Carnival hours are 5 to 11 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; noon to 11 pm Saturday and Sunday; and 2 to 11 pm on July 4th.

For more information, call 866-666-3247.

The Leonia Sports Boosters Carnival benefits local competitive youth sports.

Creating the Perfect Coffee Table

2017-06-14_13-35-31Designer and Southern style expert Phoebe Howard solves one of our most pressing decorating dilemmas, offering her foolproof formula for arranging a coffee table.

The Coffee Table Decor Formula: Using these elements, you can apply Phoebe’s chic and simple method to any space or tabletop.

  1. Something Tall
    Hurricane vases or candlesticks are great because when you light candles, they add sparkle and make everything festive.
  2. One Oddball Object
    Choose something that’s sculptural and quirky to express your personality. Some ideas: a piece of coral, a glass orb, or a small ginger jar.
  3. Something Fresh
    A nice pot of ivy, a fern, or some fresh-cut flowers add life and easy-to-change color to the room.
  4. A Stack of Books
    Use a few large, pretty art books to make a stack, and top it off with something decorative.

Get more ideas at SouthernLiving.com

Music on the Rocks is Back

2017-06-08_13-44-07On select Saturday evenings during the warm weather months, park visitors can enjoy some “Music on the Rocks” at State Line Lookout in Alpine, the highest point along the Palisades Cliffs in New Jersey. The programs begin at 7 PM and are open to all, with no advance reservations required. Admission is $5 per person. Some seating at café tables will be available, or visitors can bring their own chairs. The State Line Café at Lookout Inn will remain open with a special evening menu, or visitors may bring a picnic supper. Adults may bring their own beer or wine if they’d like.

Sat., July 22: “Beauty & The Grease” (doo-wop & rock n roll)

Sat., September 9: “Mel’s Jazz Zone” (jazz, funk & blues)

State Line Lookout is accessible from the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway from its own exit near Exit 3, with a well-marked U-Turn available for southbound travelers. Visitors coming by bus should stop at the state line on Route 9W, from which it is about a mile walk east, up the old closed highway there (adjacent to the entrance to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory). Bicycles can also gain access to the Lookout area from this point. Click here for detailed directions.

For more information about “Music on the Rocks,” please call Lookout Inn at 201-750-0465.

Cliffside Park Is Quickly Becoming New Jersey’s Next Gold Coast Destination

 

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via JerseyDigs.com – Cliffside Park, the borough “On Top of The Palisades,” is just north of North Bergen and west of Edgewater, rising high over the Lincoln Tunnel and in the shadow of the George Washington Bridge. It offers stunning and sweeping views of New York City and is quickly becoming a New Jersey Hudson River Gold Coast destination as developers discover what many locals have known all along.

“Cliffside Park is one of these hidden treasures along the New Jersey Gold Coast that feels suburban in nature, yet is just minutes from Manhattan and the vibrant dining, shopping, and nightlife destinations along the Hudson River,” said Eugene Cordano, Executive Director of Sales in New Jersey for Halstead, one of the top residential real estate brokerages in the region.

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Palisades Medical Center’s Releases Schedule of Upcoming Maternity Classes

BabyThe following is a schedule of upcoming Maternity Classes at Palisades Medical Center.  To register or for more information, please call Robin Petrick at 201-295-4823.

Child Birth Classes – Cost is $125 per couple if delivering at PMC; $150 if delivering elsewhere. The more you understand about the process of labor, the better prepared you and your support partner will feel.  Classes include: understanding the labor process, breathing and relaxation techniques to work with your body, the role of the support person, options for pain medications and medical interventions, Caesarean birth, understand your changing body after birth, newborn appearance and procedures after birth.  The childbirth class also includes a tour of Palisades Medical Center’s labor and delivery unit.

June 15, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

July 20, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

August 10, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

September 14, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

10 Houseplants To Improve Your Home

landscape-1435851982-houseplant-says-about-you-indexDo you need more energy? Are you concerned about the quality of the air in your home? Even if you’ve never thought you had a green thumb, rethink houseplants. But just make sure your choose the right ones…

 Darcie at Such the Spot lists all of the benefits of houseplants and shares how she recently decided to invest in some, also telling us which ones are most beneficial.

It seems not everyone agrees on the top 5, but here are a few more resources we found to point you in the right direction:

Top Five Plants for Improving Air Quality from Treehugger

Three Plants that Give You Better Indoor Air Quality

Top Five Plants – from Seventh Generation

Two Luxury Hotels Coming To Port Imperial In Weehawken

marriott-renaissance-hotel-port-imperialvia JerseyDigs – A building containing a Residence Inn by Marriott hotel, a Renaissance hotel, a parking garage, and 17,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor is in the process of being built at the Port Imperial complex in Weehawken.

When completed, according to a statement by developer Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, the Residence Inn will be an extended-stay hotel with 154 rooms and an area for hot breakfast, while the Renaissance will have 210 rooms with spaces for breakfast and a lounge area.

Although each hotel will have its own lobby and entrance, there will be a shared sky lobby with skyline views, a pool, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Both hotels are expected to create over 100 jobs, the statement says.

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AVORA “TOPS OUT” ON WEEHAWKEN, NJ WATERFRONT FACING MIDTOWN MANHATTAN

Landsea announced recently that Avora has topped out at 11 stories, representing a significant construction milestone for the new luxury condominium building rising on the Weehawken, NJ waterfront with unobstructed views of midtown Manhattan.

A crowd of dignitaries led by Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, fellow municipal officials, Landsea principals and more than 150 tradespeople gathered at the building adjacent to the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal to celebrate the occasion.  When completed, Avora will deliver 184 residences and 6,000 square feet of street-level retail space to Weehawken’s waterfront, with initial occupancy scheduled for first quarter of 2018.

“Today we recognize the collective efforts of our construction and design teams and skilled tradespeople who are playing a critical role in delivering a new residential destination that will have a lasting footprint on the New Jersey Gold Coast,” said John Ho, CEO of Landsea Holdings Corporation.  “Thanks to their determination and commitment to excellence, we’re now one step closer to realizing our vision for this iconic development that combines vanguard design, outstanding amenities, an incomparable waterfront setting and progressive sustainable building practices.”

“It’s been a 35-year process to get to this building,” Mayor Turner remarked.  “It’s hard to believe this waterfront was essentially vacant land, except for some industrial buildings. It has been a great partnership with developers to get to this point. Now we’ve had a ground breaking at Avora, a topping out, and we’ll all be back in 2018 for the grand opening.”

Recently named “Community of the Year” by the New Jersey Builder’s Association for its design, sales and marketing excellence, Avora is ideally located just steps from the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal providing an ultra-convenient 8-minute commute into Manhattan.  Designed by world-renowned architects IBI Group, Avora takes full advantage of its waterfront location with a multi-tiered, stepped-back design that maximizes views of midtown Manhattan and the Hudson River.  Continue reading