One Park Exterior East.2MBCliffside Park Residential Building in Bergen County Offers Luxury Residences, Modern Amenities and Unobstructed Manhattan Views

Cliffside Park, the Bergen County, N.J. borough conveniently located between the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel, will soon command a larger piece of the Jersey Gold Coast conversation with One Park, a new luxury building featuring modern residences and a full complement of lifestyle amenities and services.

One Park will feature 200 residences, according to developer DMG Investments, a Manhattan-based real estate firm known for developing high-end new-construction projects in vibrant urban settings. Sales will be directed by Halstead Property Development Marketing (HPDM).

DMG has unveiled an exterior rendering of the building and launched a teaser website at

“With a location atop the Palisades offering uninterrupted views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline, proximity to New York City and easy access to the local dining and shopping scene in Cliffside Park and along the waterfront’s River Road, One Park will appeal to those looking for a dynamic, convenient and amenity-rich lifestyle,” said Benjamin Watson, Vice President of Marketing for DMG Investments.

DMG tapped distinguished firm Architectura to design One Park.  The 14-story building will feature a glass curtain wall and private outdoor space for every home to take full advantage of its setting and sweeping vistas.  A mix of stylish one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom residences will appeal equally in both design and function.  A full suite of recreational and social amenities will enhance residents’ lifestyles.

One Park’s Cliffside Park location has long attracted those commuting to New York City for business and pleasure who appreciate its proximity to the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel and New York Waterway ferry service to Manhattan.  The one square-mile borough also enjoys a diverse dining scene ranging from Italian to Turkish. The main thoroughfare, Anderson Avenue, or “The Avenue” as it is affectionately referred to, is also lined with boutique stores and shops, while an eclectic offering of dining, shopping and waterfront recreational and nightlife pursuits are just minutes away in Edgewater, Weehawken, North Bergen and Hoboken.

For more information on One Park, visit


Avora Exterior

One of the best-selling luxury condominium buildings in the region is now also the most acclaimed as Avora on the Weehawken, NJ waterfront was named “Community of the Year” at the 30th annual Sales and Marketing Awards (SAM).

The 11-story, amenity-rich building with unobstructed views of the midtown Manhattan skyline took home an impressive 10 awards in all, virtually sweeping the gala event which is sponsored annually by the New Jersey Builder’s Association to honor excellence in residential design, marketing and sales.

The awards banquet was held on April 6th in Atlantic City.

“We are honored to be recognized in so many categories by our industry peers,” said Gabe Pasquale, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Landsea, which is developing Avora.  “To be singled out among such a competitive marketplace is a testament to the vision and execution of our talented team of architects, designers, marketing and sales professionals who are committed to delivering a residential building that will create a lasting footprint along the New Jersey Gold Coast.”

The award-winning night reflects the significant impact Avora has made since launching pre-construction sales late last year.  Blending contemporary style and an incomparable waterfront setting with an unparalleled level of amenities, services and convenience, Avora has introduced a new level of sophistication to the area’s luxury condominium market.  Discerning buyers from both sides of the Hudson River have responded, snapping up 95% of the residential collection’s first phase of homes and prompting the release of the second phase of residences.

Ideally located just steps from the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal providing an ultra-convenient 8-minute commute into Manhattan, Avora features 184 premium one-, two- and three-bedroom residences priced from the $800,000’s to more than $4 million.  Initial occupancy is anticipated for first quarter, 2018. Continue reading

BALAM Dance Theatre Presents Poetry Moves

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Carlos Fittante in Rhythm Bird, a Balinese/modern dance fusion piece.  Photo Credit: Julie Lemberger Photography

BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM), a non-profit professional dance theatre company, returns to New Jersey to premiere its new Out & About series program, Poetry Moves, created in honor of National Poetry Month to spotlight various modalities of poetic communication.  This entertaining, family friendly program will be presented in Fort Lee, New Jersey at the Fort Lee Public Library, located at 320 Main Street, on Sunday, April 30 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  The event is FREE and open to the public.

The library is wheelchair accessible.  Parking is available on the street and in the lot behind the library building on Hoym Street.  For directions and further information, contact the Fort Lee Public Library at 201-592-3615.   Continue reading

Easter Recipes & Table Settings

Plan your Easter Sunday celebration with menus, recipes, and table-setting ideas from the experts at Southern Living.


Purple Party Table

Forgo plain white for a mix of fresh colors and motifs. Here, designer Jane Scott artfully layered Raynaud’s Festivite and Herend’s Fish Scale china with lavender Anna Weatherley chargers. But even when you’re thinking outside the box, keep the classics on lock: Old standbys, such as your grandmother’s silver flatware, can ground even the most contemporary scheme.

Dos Equis Bear Mountain Mogel Challenge

mogul_challengeKillington Resort will host its annual Dos Equis Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge on the slopes of Outer Limits on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This highly-anticipated amateur competition will be judged based on turns and lines, air and speed; recognizing the technical superiority and athletic ability of the competitors. The race is easily accessible from Bear Mountain Lodge, and spectators can watch the action from the outdoor bar on the BML deck. Registration to compete is now open at

The top 32 men and 16 women will compete in a head-to-head competition, in which the 1st-4th place winners’ names will be engraved on the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge Trophy. Competitors will be required to have a lift ticket to compete. Discounted lift tickets for competitors will be available for purchase at registration.

The Dos Equis Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge is part of Killington Resort’s Spring NOR’BEASTER event series, which will feature events throughout the Spring season. This includes everything from competitions to giveaways and live music. For more information about the 2017 NOR’BEASTER and a full events line-up, please visit and stay tuned to for updates on spring operations, including announcements about potential June skiing.

Divisions include Men and Women ages 13 & under, Men and Women ages 14-20, Men and Women 21-34, Men and Women 35-49, and Men and Women ages 50+. The entry fee for all divisions is $50, which does not include a lift ticket. Online pre-registration will close on April 5, 2017 at 5:00PM or when all spots are filled. Please note that no USSA members registered as competitors in the past five years will be allowed to race.

For further information, click here.

Sarah Chang comes to Bergen PAC

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Recognized as one of the foremost violinists of our time, Sarah Chang has performed with the most esteemed orchestras, conductors, and accompanists in an international career spanning more than two decades. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of eight, Ms. Chang has continued to impress audiences with her technical virtuosity and refined emotional depth.

In 2006, Ms. Chang was listed in the 20 Top Women in Newsweek Magazine’s “Women and Leadership,” and in 2008, Ms. Chang was named a Young Global Leader for 2008 by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

In 2012, Sarah Chang received the Harvard University Leadership Award, and in 2005, Yale University dedicated a chair in Sprague Hall in her name. In 2004, Ms. Chang carried the Olympic Torch in New York for the Olympic games, became the youngest person ever to receive the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame award, and was awarded Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana Prize in Sienna, Italy.

Other previous distinctions include the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Gramophone’s “Young Artist of the Year” award, Germany’s “Echo” Schallplattenpreis, “Newcomer of the Year” honors at the International Classical Music Awards in London, and Korea’s “Nan Pa” award.  In 2011, Ms. Chang was named an official Artistic Ambassador by the United States Department of State.

Flat Rock Brook’s Annual Recognition Dinner & Auction

2017-03-21_12-49-34Flat Rock Brook hosts its annual Recognition Dinner each May to honor outstanding volunteers, community leaders and corporate partners for their generous commitment of time, talent and long-standing contributions to our preserve.

Flat Rock Brook’s next Recognition Dinner, our most prestigious annual event, is on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Conservationists, supporters, community leaders and friends will gather at The Rockleigh to recognize outstanding achievements made by individuals and companies. The evening’s program will include a cocktail hour with live music, awards presentations, a silent auction and a formal dinner.  Proceeds from the gala support Flat Rock Brook’s preservation and education intitiatives and help enable us to maintain our 150-acre preserve and deliver quality environmental education programming. Continue reading