Andres Torres and girlfriend Tiara Tingle cross the Hudson River for luxury apartment living, open space and ease of access to Manhattan.
It’s no secret Hoboken, N.J. has long been a migration point for New York City renters seeking to trade in smaller apartments for more space, better amenities and less expensive pricing, all in one of the most dynamic and vibrant settings on New Jersey’s “Gold Coast.” The traditional relocation to this Hudson County City has been even more pronounced following the lifting of stay-at-home orders, with pent-up demand from New York metro renters eager and ready to transition into a new luxury rental lifestyle in the birthplace of Frank Sinatra.
“Hoboken, with its tremendous access to Manhattan, higher level of affordability and walkable urban environment, has always had appeal to New York City residents,” says Jaqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, which is directing the marketing and leasing program at 7 Seventy House, an upscale apartment building at 770 Jackson Street. “We’ve seen an escalation of this trend this summer with a surge of interest from prospects that both planned to move before the pandemic hit, and those compelled to add more space and move away from New York City crowds and congestion.”
7 Seventy House is fast approaching 80% leased, fueled in part by a noticeable increase in renters crossing the Hudson River. Two of those, Andres Torres and his girlfriend Tiara Tingle, were quick to make the jump from New York City to Hoboken to secure a larger apartment in a highly-amenitized building a short trip from Manhattan.
“I was living in Brooklyn and Tiara was living in the Financial District,” Mr. Torres said. “When we decided it was time to live together, an existing roommate and lack of space ruled out my apartment. We started to look at other options.”
The mile-square city located directly across from midtown Manhattan was their first and last stop. Mr. Torres had already been familiar with Hoboken and its lively urban lifestyle, having frequently visited friends who lived in the community. The knowledge of its residential market, its entertainment, restaurant and nightlife scene and easy access to New York City, was a critical factor in choosing Hoboken as their new home.
“I knew my commute time for work into the Financial District from Hoboken would be equivalent to what it was from Brooklyn,” Mr. Torres points out. “And I knew we could get a larger home, more amenities and access to outdoor space. As a Hoboken resident, we would also not be subject to New York City resident tax which is an added financial bonus. It all added up to more bang for the buck.”
Confined to touring homes remotely, Mr. Torres relied on the advice of his friends. Their recommendations, combined with having visited 7 Seventy House as a guest, provided all the insight the couple needed to choose the 424-home building for their first shared apartment.
“7 Seventy House has everything you can think of from every angle,” commented Mr. Torres. “The Manhattan skyline views are unbeatable. The amenities are perfect, including the rooftop pool, grilling areas, and multiple outdoor gardens. The home itself had captivating floor-to-ceiling windows that really create a luxury feel to the apartment.”
Mr. Torres and Ms. Tingle are excitedly awaiting early fall when they will be moving into their new one-bedroom residence.
“Hoboken has a distinctly residential vibe and a change of pace from the hustle-and-bustle of New York City,” Mr. Torres added. “That’s particularly true at 7 Seventy House. After a long work week, it will be nice to come home to more open space and less congestion.”
Developed by Bijou Properties and partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, 7 Seventy House features studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Homes boast open floor plans with red oak engineered wood floors and expansive windows that bathe the homes in natural light. Kitchens boast Quartz countertops, white ceramic tile backsplashes, custom cabinetry, and a premium GE stainless-steel appliance package, with in residence Bosch washer and dryers. Luxury baths are outfitted with grey mineral stone tile and Kohler fixtures.
Monthly rents start in the $2,600s, with limited-time incentives that include six weeks free on a 13-month lease.
The landmark Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects (MHS Architects)-designed building features a 14-story high rise tower with multiple terraced setbacks, a glass and brick exterior and a distinctive columned entryway.
Enhancing resident lifestyle at 7 Seventy House is a complete package of resort-style amenities, including a penthouse pool and roof deck with lounge seating, expansive amenity deck with BBQ stations, multiple outdoor gardens, bocce ball court, state-of-the-art multi-level gym, play room, game room, indoor bike storage, on-site dog park, dog grooming room, alcove with co-working lounge and coffee station and a conference room with access to an outdoor lounge with a fire pit. The amenity spaces are strategically located on multiple floors with views that include the Manhattan skyline.
Beyond the private amenities, 7 Seventy House will offer services that include a 24-hour attended lobby, Hello Alfred concierge service and covered parking. There is also approximately 25,000 square feet of ground floor retail space that will serve residents and the Hoboken community.
Additionally, the building is just steps from Hoboken’s 9th Street Light Rail Station and blends an upscale living experience with the convenience of quick access throughout New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast.” Services include Hoboken’s PATH and New Jersey Transit and Ferry terminals that travel to Manhattan. Closer to home, there is a wide range of services and cultural attractions available in the Monroe Center, the premier arts and business community in Hoboken, which boasts artist studios, children’s activities, fitness facilities, eateries and much more.
7 Seventy House was developed in conjunction with a two-acre public resiliency park right outside the building. The 7th and Jackson park features a public plaza with step seating and tilted lawn panel, large plaza to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets, a children’s playground, a one-acre green space designed for active and passive recreation uses and a state-of-the-art 6,835 square-foot community gymnasium.
For more information, please visit the building’s website at www.7SeventyHouse.com or call 201-795-0770.