Weehawken High engineering design class gets an up-close lesson


via NJ.com – Students at Weehawken High School’s Principles of Engineering Design left the classroom last month for some hands-on learning.

The class had to go no further than the township’s waterfront, which is bustling with development from the south end to the West New York border.

On Dec. 15, the class visited Avora, a new 184-unit condominium building currently under construction on the Weehawken waterfront. Units in the building, which could open by early 2018, are priced from $800,000 to $4 million.

 Students toured the building’s sales gallery across from the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal and adjacent construction site, and met with development, construction and marketing professionals to learn about the planning, design and build-out of a large-scale residential building.

Boutique Condo Living on the Hudson available at 1000 Avenue

Hudson River and New York City views stand out at 1000 Avenue, a collection of 74 luxury condominiums.

Hudson River and New York City views stand out at 1000 Avenue, a collection of 74 luxury condominiums.

Luxury living on the Hudson River waterfront doesn’t only come in the form of flashy high-rise buildings with homogenous designs. A growing number of discerning buyers are es-chewing the larger buildings in favor of boutique residential properties that offer a more inti-mate and private lifestyle.

1000 Avenue at Port Imperial, a collection of 74 condominium residences in a seven-story, glass-encased building on the Weehawken waterfront facing midtown Manhattan, continues to be the gold standard for these boutique residential communities on the New Jersey Gold Coast. Developed by Lennar, one of the na-tion’s leading home builders, the property delivers everything luxury buyers have come to expect from a modern, urban property. Yet it is the unique, chic vibe that makes the com-munity stand out, with hotel-inspired amenities, spacious new residences and dramatic views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline.

The building is set in the heart of Port Imperial, a two-mile stretch of waterfront featuring shops, restaurants, parks and a riverfront promenade that runs parallel from 33rd to 85th Street in Manhattan. Just steps away is the Port Imperial Ferry terminal — with service to midtown and downtown Manhattan. The Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, and George Washington Bridge are just minutes away. The New Jersey Turnpike and Route 3 are easily accessible, as is NJ Transit bus service and the Hudson Bergen Light Rail.

Residents don’t have to leave home, however, to enjoy a lifestyle rich in luxury and service. The building’s all-glass façade provides impressive skyline views stretching from The Freedom Tower to the George Washington Bridge. Designer finishes and appointments throughout the residences include Brazilian Chestnut hardwood floors in main living areas, and gourmet kitchens with a GE Monogram Appliance Suite including Pro Style Range, Avantium oven with SpeedCook Technology, direct-vented Avantium hood to outside air exhaust, and an Energy Star-rated refrigerator and dishwasher. Kitchens also feature under-counter wine coolers in select residences, Spazzi European cabinetry in a raked wood finish with integral handles, DalTile marble kitchen floors and marble backsplash, and granite counter tops.

Lennar has also fashioned a private suite of amenities to foster an upscale, hotel-like life-style within the intimate setting. A two-story lobby lounge with reception and 24-hour concierge welcomes residents and guests. There’s also a social room looking out onto New York City and a state-of-the-art fitness center with sauna and steam showers. For coveted outdoor space, a third-floor plaza overlooking the Manhattan skyline features an open lawn, seating areas, fire pit, sundeck, cooling sprays and a convenience kitchen. Fully-furnished guest suites are available for visiting friends and family.

Remaining residences at 1000 Avenue at Port Imperial are available for quick move-ins and include one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,472 to 1,979 square-feet; priced from $900,000. Large windows, private balconies/terraces and a dramatic third-floor outdoor plaza provide residents with desirable open-air space while maximizing the property’s sweeping views.

For more information on 1000 Avenue at Port Imperial and to schedule a private tour of a furnished model home, visit www.theavenuecollectionnj.com, or call 201-210-0099.

Rutgers Professor Chooses Spectacular Three-Bedroom Condo with NYC Skyline View at Lennar’s 1000 Avenue at Port Imperial

1000 Avenue at Port Imperial Landscaped TerraceWEEHAWKEN, N.J. – Westfield residents Jim and Janice Harrington had for years entertained the idea of buying a second home in New York City, but perpetually high prices kept them from looking very seriously. This past summer, they discovered 1000 Avenue at Port Imperial in Weehawken, NJ, Lennar’s new collection of luxury condominium residences on the Hudson River waterfront, just a short ferry ride away from Manhattan.

With its spectacular views of the skyline, convenient access to the city and more favorable price point, the Harringtons decided this was just the opportunity they were looking for. The couple chose a three-bedroom, three-bath home with upscale designer finishes and beautiful northeast vistas of the Manhattan skyline.  It’s become a weekend home for them, one that they can transition into a primary residence down the road if they decide to downsize from their suburban home.

“I liked the place as soon as I walked in,” said Dr. Harrington, an engineering professor at Rutgers University. “I liked the style, the modern nature of the building. And, of course, to have a home right on the Hudson River is terrific. They say if you have a view of water where you live it’s good for you. It’s very restful and meditative. I think that’s true. I can just stand in my living room and stare at the river any time I want, just watching the boats go by. To me, that’s a very relaxing experience.”

1000 Avenue at Port Imperial places the Harringtons just steps from the NY Waterway Port Imperial ferry terminal, which can whisk them across the river to midtown or downtown Manhattan in less than ten minutes. They love New York City, and frequently take advantage of the ferry, but most of their weekends have been spent on the New Jersey side of the river, exploring their surroundings. Continue reading