VIA Lofts Living Room 1.jpgTaking a look at our Gold Coast neighbors to the south, Hoboken is adding a brand new boutique condominium building to its housing stock.  Developer Bijou Properties is providing a preview of VIA Lofts, an intimate collection of just ten luxury residences in the Hoboken’s bustling northern end.

The finishing touches are now being applied to the architecturally-distinct and eco-friendly six-story building, providing prospective buyers an up-close look at its sleek two and three-bedroom floorplans and a first-hand view of the long list of upscale finishes and environmentally-conscious features included in the homes.

Previews of VIA Lofts are available by appointment only and can be scheduled by contacting Irene Perello of Hudson Place Realty at 201-681-6191.

Located at 1410 Grand Street, the well-appointed condominiums at VIA Lofts offer from 1,372 to 1,495 square-feet of luxury living space.  Two-bedroom homes are priced from $1.195 million and three-bedroom residences begin from $1.295 million.  Initial occupancy is expected in March 2019.

“This is an invaluable opportunity for homebuyers to experience the uniqueness of this high-performing, sustainable building and its contemporary design,” says Larry Bijou, managing partner of Hoboken-based Bijou Properties.  “We’ve already had many interested prospects take advantage of the preview period and receive a comprehensive look at VIA Lofts.”

Condominiums at VIA Lofts boast 11’ foot loft ceilings, high-performance Miele appliances, oversized windows, wide-plank oak flooring, filtered water, super-efficient VRV central heating and cooling system and solid concrete floors.  Select homes will offer private terraces, and a limited number of residences will boast New York City views. There’s also an on-site private parking garage.

VIA Lofts is registered for LEED Platinum certification for homes from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and is the latest sustainable luxury condominium building introduced by locally-based Bijou Properties in uptown Hoboken, N.J.

Designed by MHS Architects, the building features a distinctive exterior with specially treated masonry bricks have the appearance of brick already aged 100-plus year and oversized windows to blend seamlessly into its neighborhood streetscape.  The top penthouse floor adds to the architectural asset with an aluminum composite, a visually stunning metal finish that continues to waterfall down the edge of the façade into a board-form concrete finish.

Residents will enjoy a host of desirable building amenities and services, such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, landscaped amenity terrace with lynx grilling area and secured individual storage crates and bike racks.

From the moment a resident steps into VIA Lofts, they’ll get a true sense of the quality that awaits them with a welcoming, upscale grand lobby that features polished concrete floor, exposed concrete walls with bamboo panels, decorative barn door and chic industrial-inspired lighting and fixtures.

VIA Lofts is ideally situated in the upper northwest quarter of Hoboken which is celebrated for being close enough to enjoy all that the City has to offer but in a more peaceful, removed setting.

A host of restaurants, bars, boutique shops and conveniences are within walking distance, including a Trader Joe’s, Bowtie Cinemas, Orale, Dolce and Salto Italian Café. Bierhaus Biergarten, Gravity Vault Rock Climbing Gym, all less than one minute from the building.

There’s also a New York Sports Club nearby, as well as the 14th Street New York Waterway Ferry and direct New Jersey Transit buses which provide convenient service to midtown and downtown Manhattan.

What’s more, one of area’s most popular coffee destinations, bwè kafe, is also expected to open its third Hudson County location just feet from VIA Lofts this summer.

“Uptown Hoboken has become the ‘hippest’ part of town and provides the vibrancy of an urban playground with multiple parks, new athletic fields and the scenic Hudson River Waterfront Walkway,” says Ms. Perello.

“There’s never a shortage of activities, with boutique shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars along Washington and 14th Streets. The City also hosts numerous waterfront concerts and seasonal fairs and street festivals. And being within minutes of the Lincoln Tunnel and the 39th Street NY Waterway terminal brings all that Manhattan has to offer within close reach.”

VIA is being built in accordance with the USGBC’s LEED guidelines for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings which incorporate responsible site development, energy efficient design and ecological-friendly materials to create environmentally-sensitive urban living environment.

As recognition for its dedication to building responsible homes and buildings, Bijou Properties recently received a 2018 “Smart Growth” award for creating an iconic, mixed-use development in an emerging neighborhood in Hoboken. New Jersey Future, a non-profit organization that promotes responsible land-use policies, named the developers 424-unit 700 Jackson Street rental building one of the recipients of its prestigious annual award.

For additional information on VIA Lofts, please call 201-681-6191 or visit www.vialofts.com.  Interested buyers can also email info@viahoboken.com.


Hudson Restaurant Week Returns


When: January 28 – February 8, 2019

Hudson Restaurant Week is helping us get through these long winter months with some of our favorite comfort foods and the deals that come along with it.

For its 15th year, participating restaurants along the Hudson River and Gold Coast, will offer a prix fixe menu to celebrate the event. North BergenWeehawken, Edgewater and Fort Lee eateries have already signed up for the big week.

To find out more about Hudson Restaurant Week, click here. 

Adoption Event at Pet Valu in Edgewater


What better way to welcome a new fury friend into your home than to adopt one.

Join Pet Valu in Edgewater (Marketplace at Edgewater) each Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-4:00 PM for an ADOPTION EVENT with CLAWS Rescue!

Come see the adorable, adoptable cats in need of loving, forever homes!

For more information, please call 201-941-6105!

Health and Wellness: Englewood Cliffs Parents Night

https___cdn.evbuc.com_images_54731927_244331920402_1_originalWhen: Wed, January 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: Upper School, 143 Charlotte Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Join the Englewood Cliffs school community for an evening of mindful awareness and wellness. Hosted by Régine Jefferson, nutritionist & owner of Body by Régine for a fun night of Pink Chef culinary demonstrations, Mamaste yoga & meditation, and healthier lifestyle techniques with light snacks! Bring the family.

Please make sure you RSVP here first. 

‘Dynamic Duos’ Dance Showcase in Fort Lee


When: Friday, Jan 11th at 7PM-10PM

Where: Dance With Me – 2029 Lemoine Ave Suite 201, Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

Join Dance With Me for a performance of students and teachers in an incredible show based on famous and infamous couples in history, film and pop-culture. You do not want to miss this night of incredible dancing.

To secure your tickets for the show, click here.

Breathing Exercise Class This Weekend in Weehawken


Get ready to heal and let go of heavy energy during a breathing class this weekend in  Weehawken. The moderators will host a four-hour journey purifying through conscious breathing known as rebirthing, exercises to cut cords with the unhealthy patterns, and of course there will be Ceremonial Cacao and Sound meditation as part of the experience.

The mother-daughter duo (Florencia Fridman and her mother, mentor, and life teacher— Silvia Nielsen will be facilitating the journey).

See below for additional information on this event.

When: Sunday, January 13th in English and Spanish
Cost: $ 65
The address will be given once you RSVP HERE. 


Mixer & Startup Networking Event in Fort Lee


When: Sat, January 5, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: In Napoli Restaurant – 116 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Start 2019 on the right foot with this must-attend for entrepreneurs, business owners and anyone who wants to keep abreast of the next big things.

You’re bound to leave with a few good ideas, connect and build better relationships with other businessowners, operators, potential partners and peers.

Registration must be made prior HERE. 

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Acapella Restaurant in Edgewater


Ring in the New Year at Edgewater, NJ’s all new Acapella restaurant for a 1920’s Gatsby Themed Event.

If your looking for a way to bring in the 2019 with friends and family this is the place to be. This beautiful 5 star restaurant will host breathtaking views of New York City, an eclectic crowd and a ton of surprises along with special guest Power 105’s DJ Reymo.

As the ball drops, champagne toasts for all table reservations at Midnight will be served.

For table Reservations and additional info call 973-766-3416 or visit http://www.bbeventsgroup.com

Free Adult Watercolor Class at the Edgewater Library


When: Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: Cliffside Park Public Library – 49 Hudson Ave. Edgewater, NJ 07020

The Edgewater Public Library will hold a free adult watercolor class on Thursday December 27th from 6:30 to 7:30pm. No experience is required and supplies will be provided.

Make sure you call to register as space is limited: 201-224-6144.



Interactive Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Show in Fort Lee


When: Feb 9, 2019 & Feb 16, 2019

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at 2117 Route 4 Eastbound, Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware, the culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it.

Join the fun for a social and interactive evening suitable for all adults. For tickets and additional dates, click here.