Northern NJ Community Foundation Launches COVID-19 Rapid Respond Fund to Aid Vulnerable Populations in Bergen County


The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) is working with area nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and launching the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund.  The public is invited to help by making a donation to the Fund that will provide support to small nonprofit organizations with limited budgets providing assistance on the frontlines in Bergen County, New Jersey.

In collaboration with its partners, grantees and community leaders, the NNJCF is gathering information about how municipalities and residents, especially low-income children, families, and seniors, in the county are being impacted by the pandemic.  The Fund will support small local nonprofits encountering increased demand for services and supplies, while also confronting difficult financial choices about whom to serve and how.  Nonprofits providing arts programs and services in the county to build community engagement in a time of isolation will also be supported.

“Bergen County residents face increased struggles because of reduced or lost income, food and housing insecurity, health expenses and childcare needs impacted by COVID-19.  The public can make a difference at this critical time to help small nonprofit organizations respond and provide direct services to our neighbors in need by making a contribution of any size,” said Michael J. Shannon, President, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

Make a Donation

Individuals, businesses, and organizations may find additional information and contribute to the NNJCF’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund at  Contributions may also be sent by check made out to ‘The Northern NJ Community Foundation’, with ‘COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund’ entered in the memo line, to: the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, 1 University Plaza, Suite 128, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601.  Donations are tax-deductible, as permitted by law.  For further information, contact or 201-568-5608.

A Taste of Italy Wine Dinner in Weehawken!

2Who: Hosted by NoHu Rooftop Bar + Restaurant

What: Four-course wine dinner

Where: NoHu Rooftop Bar + Restaurant, 550 Avenue at Port Imperial #6 Floor Weehawken, NJ 07086

When: Friday, March 6, 2020 from 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $75

Join NoHu for a guided tour of Italian wines paired with a curated menu by Chef Rocco Russo, as you enjoy sweeping views of the NYC skyline.

First Course

Bolgheri Salmon Croquette

Bomba Béarnaise Sauce

Paired with Solosole Vermentino Toscana

Second Course

Busiate Norma

Eggplant, Plum Tomato, Basil, Garlic, Olive Oil

Paired with Palazzo Della Torre

Third Course

Grilled Filet Medallion

Celery Root, Potato Au Gratin, Foie Demi

Paired with Renato Ratti Nebbiolo

Forth Course

Flourless Orange Cake

Warm Salted Marsala Caramel

Paired with Tornatore Etna Rosso

The Dinner Detective: A Murder Mystery Event in Fort Lee


What: America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner, where you solve hilarious crime while enjoying a delicious dinner! The culprit will be hiding among the audience, and you may find yourself as the prime suspect.

Where: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Fort Lee, located at 2117 Rt. 4 E., Fort Lee, NJ 07024

When: Saturday, March 14, from 7-10 p.m. and Saturday, April 18, from 7-10 p.m.

Tickets are available here. Ticket price starts at $69.99 per person and includes a 4-course plated dinner, murder mystery entertainment, prize package for the top sleuth and cash bar available.



Only Three Duplexes Remain at Waterfront Community After Recent Market Introduction

Nine on the Hudson Townhome 8 Photo 1aNine on the Hudson in West New York is known for its glass-enclosed condominiums, glamorous penthouses and desirable location along the Hudson River waterfront, affording front and center views of the Manhattan skyline. Earlier this winter, the community expanded its luxury home options to include a limited collection of duplex townhomes inspired by brownstone living in New York City. Featuring two floors of open-concept living space with private terraces, this unique product offering has since been selling at an unprecedented velocity since hitting the market.

Today, only three townhomes remain available for sale as buyers quickly flock to take advantage of the unique opportunity to enjoy private townhome living amongst the building’s world-class amenities, walkable waterfront setting and ultra-convenient commuter access to Manhattan.

“It’s been an unseasonably strong winter selling season at Nine on the Hudson in general, but the appeal of the townhomes has definitely resonated with buyers,” said Henry Song, community manager for Nine on the Hudson, which recently topped the 75% sold mark.  “Offering two floors of well-appointed living space and a seamless connection to the building’s coveted lifestyle amenities, the townhomes have struck a chord with buyers who are drawn to an urban style of townhome living, but prefer the inherent advantages of new construction and hotel-style surroundings.”

Priced from $1,125,000, the remaining townhomes at Nine on the Hudson offer up to 1,807 square feet of living space across two levels.  The generously-appointed homes feature two-to-four-bedroom layouts with open-concept kitchens, king-sized master suites, flexible den options and private terraces that extend the living experience outdoors.  Their exceptional value is enhanced by a 20-year tax abatement program and the opportunity to purchase with as little as 5% down.*

Just steps from home lies Nine on the Hudson’s 40,000 square feet of exclusive amenities, including 24-hour concierge service, state-of-the-art fitness and spa facilities, indoor and outdoor children’s play areas, co-working spaces, a sprawling landscaped terrace with an infinity edge swimming pool, covered parking, and more – resulting in a best-of-both-worlds lifestyle.

Nine on the Hudson Townhome 8 Photo 2aThe townhomes join a collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums at Nine on the Hudson, which are priced from the $1Ms.  Immediate occupancy is available.  All homes feature designer interiors with oversized master suites, flexible den layouts, and generous private terraces. Premium finishes and appointments boast white oak hardwood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, and chef-inspired kitchens with built-in Thermador® refrigerators, Bosch® appliances, custom Italian Pedini® cabinets, and timeless quartz counters with a waterfall edge. Sophisticated baths come clad with custom cabinets, marble floors and walls, Restoration Hardware light fixtures, and rainfall showerheads.

Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, the 2019 Institute of Architects New Jersey Firm of the Year, Nine on the Hudson features a 13-story architectural design that maximizes dramatic views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. Its distinctive “V” shape and stepped south tower allows natural light to stream into the residences and amenity areas through floor-to-ceiling windows, while also providing for large private terraces that extend living space outdoors. Similarly, the north tower is designed to ensure every home on every floor has direct views of Manhattan.

Nine on the Hudson’s Port Imperial waterfront location is an amenity unto itself.  Residents enjoy walkable access to the Shops at Riverwalk, foodie hotspots like Son Cubano and House of Que, upscale cocktail lounges like NoHu Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, and a brand-new Whole Foods in nearby Weehawken. Transportation is effortless, as Nine on the Hudson offers easy access to the Light Rail® and a swift 8-minute ferry ride to Midtown Manhattan.

For more information about ownership opportunities at Nine on the Hudson, visit or call 844-230-7459. The on-site sales center is open daily by appointment, located at 9 Avenue at Port Imperial, in West New York, New Jersey.

About Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc.

Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., founded in 1959 by Kevork S. Hovnanian, is headquartered in Matawan, New Jersey and, through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation’s largest homebuilders with operations in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. The Company’s homes are marketed and sold under the trade names K. Hovnanian Homes and Brighton Homes. Additionally, the Company’s subsidiaries, as developers of K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons communities, make the Company one of the nation’s largest builders of active lifestyle communities.

Additional information on Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., including a summary investment profile can be accessed through the “Investor Relations” section of the Company website at To be added to Hovnanian’s investor e-mail or fax lists, please send an e-mail to or sign up at

Curling & Cocktails at NoHu Rooftop in Weehawken


NoHu Rooftop is hosting a ‘Curling & Cocktails’ event on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The event begin at 11 a.m. until closing on a first come first serve basis, with no fee to play.

NoHu’s Rooftop is adorned with blankets, heat lamps, cozy fire pits and unparalleled views of Manhattan. Be sure to snuggle up with some cocktails and bar bites while eyeing down the competition.

Located at 550 Avenue at Port Imperial in Weehawken, NJ, NoHu is situated on the 6th floor of the EnVue Hotel.

To register for the event visit:

Saddle Brook’s 140 Mayhill Shines in Bergen County Rental Market

It’s been ten years since 140 Mayhill made its heralded debut as a signature apartment community in Bergen County’s Saddle Brook Township. A decade later, the 158-home neighborhood serves as an excellent case study on how to stay well ahead of the pack in a crowded rental market.

Introduced in 2009 by award winning developer/owner/manager Value Companies, Inc. 140 Mayhill was immediately greeted with strong public interest and achieved the impressive mark of 100% leased just months after opening. That high occupancy rate continues today thanks in large measure to key improvements made by Value Cos and a proactive approach to management that have kept the rental community in line with the area’s most modern apartment offerings.

Strategic upgrades and programs implemented by Value Cos. over the past few years have enabled 140 Mayhill to offer a contemporary lifestyle complete with stylish homes and state-of-the-art amenities at rental pricing that’s very favorable when compared to other Bergen County offerings, according to Jack Linefsky, Vice President of Property Management for the Clifton, NJ-based firm.

“The Bergen County market has been incredibly competitive with new properties springing up in cities such as Ft. Lee, Englewood and Rutherford, all with the latest design features and amenities,” Mr. Linefsky commented. “Competition is healthy and it drove us to look at avenues to greatly modernize and improve 140 Mayhill, while maintaining a moderate pricing structure. In doing so, we’ve created a fashionable living experience at an affordable price — an incredibly attractive scenario that’s allowed us achieve steady occupancy rates well above 90%.”

The modernization of 140 Mayhill can be seen inside and out. In 2015 Value Cos. teamed up with PSE&G to complete an energy efficient renovation to the community’s parking facility. Participating in PSE&G’s Energy Efficiency Extension Program for Residential Multifamily Housing, Value Companies retrofitted the community’s parking garage with LED outdoor lighting to significantly reduce energy costs and energy consumption at the property. Installed in the facility’s entryways, parking areas and stairwells, the new lighting also improves illumination level with brighter white-spectrum lighting to provide greater safety and increases aesthetic look.

Homes themselves at 140 Mayhill have been upgraded to include LED lighting and new kitchen backsplashes to modernize and make rental homes more energy efficient.

The community’s resident experience has also been significantly enhanced with key additions to the five-star recreational amenities at 140 Mayhill. Most notably, the next generation in private, in-home fitness has joined the community’s fully-equipped fitness center. The state-of-the-art facility now boasts two Peloton® bikes, providing renters live and on-demand cycling studio class experiences and expert instruction just feet from their front door. The Peloton® bike combines with top-of-the-line fitness machines and free weights, elliptical machine, flat-screen TVs and a mirrored stretching room to create a complete fitness and health center.

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What’s more, the 140 Mayhill clubroom has been refurnished and restyled by prominent interior design firm Lita Dirks & Co. The clubroom includes a catering kitchen for private events and social gatherings, shuffleboard, large flat-screen television, Ipod docking stations and ample room for entertaining. Outside, there’s a BBQ area.

Residences at 140 Mayhill range in size from 753 square-feet to 1,300 square-feet and come complete with a host of designer features and appointments, including soaring nine-to-11-foot ceilings, elegant three-inch plank hardwood floors, gorgeous French doors leading to the homes’ private balconies, Bosch washers and dryers, spacious walk-in closets with custom-designed shelving, and gourmet kitchens with full GE stainless steel appliance packages, exquisite oak cabinetry, granite kitchen countertops, designer lighting fixtures and designer blinds.

An added advantage of 140 Mayhill is its location near major highways and transportation outlets which whisk commuters into Manhattan and the entertainment and business centers of northern New Jersey. The neighborhood is just minutes from the Garden State Parkway, Route 80 and highways 46, 4 and 17.

For more information on 140 Mayhill, please call 201-556-0140 or visit

About Value Companies

Value Companies, founded in 1952, is a leading real estate development, investment and management company. Across its development division, Value Companies has embarked in new apartment developments and investments in strategic suburban and urban locations throughout the country. Value’s development success is directly tied to its steadfast commitment and expertise in multifamily housing, and its ability to introduce new housing products that address consumer and community needs.
Value’s residential properties are built and managed by a highly-skilled, in-house management team of more than 80 industry professionals which oversee all aspects of Value’s communities, including construction, leasing, maintenance, property management and administration. Value’s third-party management business, Value Asset Management (VAM), provides full-service management capabilities and customized asset solutions to a growing list of third-party real estate investment and property owner clients. Value Companies also received numerous industry awards for its various properties as well as being a 4-time recipient of the New Jersey Apartment Association Management Company of the Year award.

Saturday Yoga Flow Hosted by SoJo Spa Club


When: Every Saturday Until Dec 26th, 2020

Where: SoJo Spa Club – 660 River Road, Edgewater, New Jersey 07020

Join Sojo Spa Club for a LiYa Method Yoga signature class at 12:00 PM.

Class is held on the 7th Floor Yoga Studio in the Fitness Center. Space is limited so sign up at the Fitness Desk on the day of class to reserve your space.

All yoga classes are complimentary for SoJo Spa Club guests and members. Mats, straps, and blocks will be provided. You are welcome to wear your yoga clothes to the class or join us in your spa lounge wear.



When: Sat, January 18, 2020 – 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST

Where: Nine on the Hudson – 9 Avenue at Port Imperial West New York, NJ 07093

Start the Chinese New Year off with good fortune by celebrating in style with your friends at Nine on the Hudson, the New Jersey Gold Coast’s newest luxury residential building.


Join the celebration on Saturday, January 18th at 4:30 p.m. for a traditional lion dance performance, followed by cocktail hour in the building’s resident lounge.


This is a FREE event however, please make sure to RSVP at FTORRES@KHOV.COM.

For more info, click here. 

Quizzoholics Trivia at Pilsener Haus & Bier Garten in Hoboken


When: Every Wednesday, until Jul 22, 2020

Where: Pilsener Haus & Biergarten – 1422 Grand St, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

Quizzoholics Trivia brings its live game show to Hoboken, NJ. Join the fun every Wednesday night at 8:00pm for your chance to win free money! Gather your friends and test your knowledge in our 9-Round team based Pub Quiz style game.

It’s always free to play…