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In Search of Lifestyle Amenities and a Piscataway Address, Young Couple Finds it all at The Grove

When Wes and Sasha Ifan were looking for a place to celebrate the 4th of July a few years ago, they decided to visit Mr. Ifan’s hometown of Piscataway.  

The township was hosting a small festival and fireworks display at Piscataway High School, the school Mr. Ifan graduated from about 15 years earlier. As the fireworks illuminated the summer evening sky, the couple looked around and marveled at the tight-knit, fun-loving, diverse community that was enjoying the holiday together. They felt right at home. This was a town they could see themselves living in one day. 

After selling their townhouse in Hunterdon County earlier this year, the Ifans had a chance to make that vision a reality. They visited a few apartments in the area and found that one luxury community stood out above all the rest: The Grove at Piscataway, a brand new boutique development located just minutes from everything the Piscataway/New Brunswick area offers.  

The Grove offered them a broad selection of modern one- and two-bedroom residences as well as abundant lifestyle amenities and maintenance-free services. The staff was friendly, inviting, and seamless to work with. Plus, with monthly rental rates starting from the $1,800s and grand opening incentives of up to two months free and more, the value was beyond compare. The couple signed a lease and moved in to the community in February. 

“The Grove had all of the right amenities for us, beautiful apartments, and a location in a great neighborhood. It was exactly what we were looking for,” Mr. Ifan said. “We love the staff too. Of all the places that we toured, this is where we felt the most genuine warmth from the staff. It really solidified our decision to move here.” 

The Ifans selected a one-bedroom apartment with a balcony. Developed by BNE Real Estate Group and Sterling Properties, their new home boasts an open-concept layout, luxury plank flooring, custom modular closets, and in-unit washer & dryer. The modern kitchen offers quartz countertops, full-height tiled backsplashes, custom portobello cabinetry with bronze hardware, built-in wine storage, a gas range, a side-by-side refrigerator, and stainless-steel appliances. They particularly appreciate the recessed lighting and tall ceilings, which makes the apartment feel open and inviting. 

“We like to entertain often, which is something we were concerned about when downsizing,” Mr. Ifan said. “But we realized that the layout of the apartment actually lends itself to entertaining.”  

One thing that the Ifans’ love most about The Grove is the amazingly easy lifestyle offered by the community, thanks to amenities and services that perfectly fit their needs. They both love to exercise, so they use the state-of-the-art fitness center any time they want. Their three-year-old Yorkshire terrier, Kendrick, can run free in the community’s dog run and get “puppy pampered” at the onsite pet spa. Other amenities include a co-working lounge, children’s playroom, a clubroom with a bar, billiards and lounge areas, Amazon® package lockers, and 24-hour onsite maintenance. As the weather warms, they’re looking forward to enjoying the community’s outdoor amenities, such as the resort-style pool, BBQ grills, and lounge seating areas. 

They also see themselves working or reading in the co-working lounge in the future. Mr. Ifan is interim pastor at First Reform Church in Hawthorne and the CEO of Kobo Wealth Strategies, a financial planning company. Ms. Ifan is a motivational speaker and author. There is a lot that they can accomplish at home. Having the lounge available means they can spread out and enjoy a change of scenery throughout the workday. 

“The amenities were a big draw for us. We definitely use the gym. Having it right here and being able to let off a little steam has been a Godsend,” Mr. Ifan said. “When the pool opens, I think that will be a ‘go to’ for us as well. They have grills that are available, and I anticipate that we will have some family members over and sit there by the pool with them. We’ll be in the dog park with Kendrick quite often too.” 

The Grove’s location puts the Ifans near a variety of stores, supermarkets, and restaurants in Piscataway, as well as the eclectic shopping, dining, entertainment, culture and nightlife of downtown New Brunswick. Mr. Ifan is impressed with how much the Piscataway business community has grown since he last lived there, and he likes that downtown New Brunswick not only offers excellent restaurants, but also a train station with service to Manhattan. 

Outdoor recreation options in Piscataway include walking trails, sports fields, playgrounds and a petting zoo at Johnson Park, hitting the links at the Rutgers Golf Course, or hiking through the Rutgers University Ecological Preserve, all located just a few minutes away. 

“This area really lends itself to being outdoors,” Mr. Ifan said. “We are surrounded by several different parks, which is something we really like. I would say just getting outside and enjoying the outdoors is one of our main hobbies.” 

Now that the Ifans have lived at The Grove for a few months, their experience exploring Piscataway and meeting new friends in the neighborhood evokes memories of their 4th of July adventure a few years ago. 

“My wife said to me ‘I still remember when you brought me to Piscataway a couple years ago,’” Mr. Ifan said. “Now we’re here and we are very excited. This is the perfect place for us to get acclimated to the area. We may buy a house in the future or we may rent here long-term, but either way we are going to enjoy our time living here at The Grove.” 

For more information on The Grove and the current incentives being offered, visit RentAtTheGrove.com. Prospective renters can also call (732) 968-5077 for more information or to schedule a private, in-person tour. Virtual tours are also available. 

Garden State Film Fest is Virtual and In-Person this Year!

The Garden State Film Festival will be held this year with a comprehensive hybrid schedule of in-person and virtual events, starting on Tuesday, March 23, and ending on Sunday, March 28. This comes at the perfect time, given that one year ago the Garden State Film Festival was shut down just 11 days before it was suppose to begin, due to the coronavirus lockdown. While programmers were able to move quickly and adjust over 200 films to fit an online platform, the community is ecstatic that the festival is making its way back to a normal setting in Asbury Park.

“It’s a whole new world we live in,” said GSFF executive director Lauren Concar Sheehy. “Our focus this year is transforming health through the arts. By integrating literary, performing, visual arts and design, along with other forms of creative expression, our mental wellness is enhanced through community connection.”

The 19th annual festival will present in-person screenings, with an option to screen virtually, at Asbury Lanes, Asbury Hotel and Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park. Four other venues will serve as virtual hosts. More than 300 films are set to play this year, along with celebrity guest appearances, panels and special events.

A full schedule is available at gsff.org. Be sure to check it out this year! Tickets are $20 for each online screening block, or $55 for a virtual multi-pass. The in-person screenings and special events require separate tickets.

Union County Gym Members Donate $6K to Help Hungry Residents

Union County announced that it has received a $6,000 donation from Max Challenge gyms of New Providence, Springfield and Union to help Union County residents in need.

The donation was submitted in the form of grocery store gift cards and will be distributed by the Union County Division of Social Services. The donation was made possible because of the generosity of gym members’ collective donations.

Freeholder Rebecca L. Williams and deputy county manager Amy Wagner joined gym owners Allison DiMarzio and Amy Walsh, and gym manager Sara Kirsch at the New Providence location to accept the donation on Union County’s behalf.

The gift card collection took place as a park of the sixth annual “Fitmas Competition,” where gym members compete against each other on their fitness and nutrition goals.

Union County residents who are experiencing hunger are encouraged to visit ucnj.org/food to get information on upcoming food drives or call the Division of Social Services at 908-965-2700, Elizabeth, or 908-791-7000, Plainfield.

In need of New Years plans? Check out these virtual options to celebrate 2021!

With coronavirus shutting down most parties and major events around New Jersey, we have collected a list of how to celebrate the new year virtually.

Celebrate at home!

The safest place to ring in the new year is in your own home.

Stream the Times Square Ball Drop

The Times Square ball drop will stream live at TimesSquareNYC.org and TimesSquareBall.net starting at 6 p.m.

Watch ABC

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest starts at 8 p.m. Jennifer Lopez will be performing alongside Porter, Cyndi Lauper and Jimmie Allen.

Watch NBC

NBC’s New Year’s Eve starts at 10 p.m. Hosted by Carson Daly, Amber Ruffin, and DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss, NBC’s New Year’s Eve starts at 10 p.m. Performers include AJR, Busta Rhymes featuring Anderson Paak, Chloe x Halle, CNCO, Jason Derulo, Goo Goo Dolls, Kylie Minogue, Pentatonix, Bebe Rexha featuring Doja Cat, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Sting featuring Shirazee.

Watch FOX: 

Hosted by Ken Jeong and Joel McHale, FOX’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021 starts at 8 p.m. Performers include LeAnn Rimes, Gloria Estefan, John Legend, Ava Max, Green Day and Gabby Barrett.

With World-Class Amenities Now Open, Leasing at Downtown New Brunswick Rental Roars to Life

A flurry of early fall rental activity at Premiere Residences in downtown New Brunswick has pushed the 207-home residential building to the 70% leased mark, according to developer and property manager Pennrose.

The milestone was achieved as the 23-story upscale building roared back to life with almost all its sophisticated recreational and social amenities re-opened.   Excited residents can now enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio, residents-only lounge, billiards room, karaoke room, co-working and private meeting rooms, demonstration kitchen, and Sky Lounge and bar.  Cooperating weather has also allowed residents to extend their lifestyle outdoors on the building’s penthouse roof deck which features BBQ grills and lounge seating.  Social distancing guidelines are in place to allow residents to enjoy the building’s amenity package safely and responsibly.

Further fueling the strong leasing velocity is the reemergence of the dynamic lifestyle, arts and cultural scene that has earned New Brunswick a reputation as Central New Jersey’s most vibrant downtown.  Just steps from Premiere Residences, George Street is closed to traffic from Thursday to Sunday and transformed into an outdoor hub of sidewalk dining, live music, and other performances.  One of New Jersey’s most famed comedy clubs, Stress Factory, is also offering outdoor standup shows just blocks away from the building on Church Street.

“There’s a renewed energy not only within Premiere Residences, but also in downtown New Brunswick where streets are once again coming to life with residents enjoying food, drinks and music,” said Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for Premiere Residences.  “It’s allowed prospective renters to better appreciate the dynamic lifestyle that defines both the building and its desirable New Brunswick setting.”

Designed by renowned Boston-based architect Elkus Manfredi, Premiere Residences offers a stylish collection of studio, one- and two-bedroom homes starting from $1,875 a month with limited-time incentives and immediate occupancy available.  The expansive layouts feature 10-foot ceiling heights and floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe the homes in natural light.  Kitchens boast Baltic Oak Taupe vinyl plank flooring, quartz countertops, a full-height glass backsplash and energy-smart stainless-steel appliances, while lavish baths are adorned with porcelain tile floors, tubs and showers.

Premiere Residences is located at 7 Livingston Avenue in the heart of the downtown district.  The eye-catching building – the tallest in the city – is within easy walking distance to the New Brunswick Train Station which serves New Jersey Transit’s northeast corridor line with service into New York City’s Penn Station and Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.  Express Amtrak trains are also available at the station.

The building also houses the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), which offers world-class musical, dance and theatrical performances.  Other celebrated attractions are steps away, including restaurants such as The Frog and The Peach and Catherine Lombardi, the George Street Playhouse, State Theatre, Heldrich Hotel, Rutgers University, the RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center and countless restaurants, bars and boutiques.

In addition to the in-town train station, New Brunswick also offers proximity to major highways, including the NJ Turnpike, I-287 and Routes 18 and 27, providing access to northern New Jersey, the famed Jersey Shore and the science and research belts in Middlesex and Somerset Counties.

For more information on Premiere Residences and to schedule a private in-person tour or digital presentation, visit www.RentPremiere.com or call 732.365.4936.

 

AMERICAN LANDMARK DEVELOPMENT COMPLETES LEASING FOR FIRST PHASE OF CENTURION UNION IN DOWNTOWN UNION, N.J.

Developer Eyes 1st Quarter, 2021 for Second Phase of Luxury Apartments in Union Center Retail District

American Landmark Development has a definite success story on its hands in downtown Union, NJ where it has executed the wildly successful leasing program for the initial phase of CENTURION UNION, a collection of 80 luxury apartments and full suite of amenities in the heart of the bustling Union Center retail district.

The Elizabeth, N.J.-based developer teamed with The Marketing Directors, the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for CENTURION UNION, to complete leasing for the five-story building in record time despite having to adopt a digital leasing strategy almost immediately after opening.   American Landmark Development relied on its philosophy of introducing signature rental properties in vibrant and walkable downtown setting and with easy access to mass transportation to achieve the noteworthy milestone in such short order. 

Located at 975 Bonnel Court in the Union County township, CENTURION UNION has unquestionably played a pivotal role in the transformation of a re-imagined Union Center into one of New Jersey’s most desired live/play downtown districts.   It has delivered over 100 residents within walking distance from the long-cherished restaurants, shops and contemporary dining and retail services along Stuyvesant and Morris Avenues.  New Jersey Transit’s Union Station, which provides service to Newark Penn Station, is less than ten minutes away, and busses to New York City depart nearby on Morris Avenue.

“Demand is on the rise for superior quality rental buildings in outer ring suburbs with tremendous downtown environments and great access to New York City,” said Manuel A. Fernandez, Founder of American Landmark Development.  “That’s exactly what we offer at CENTURION UNION and throughout our entire rental portfolio.  This building entered the market at the perfect time and drew renters who wanted a sophisticated urban lifestyle like nearby Hoboken and Jersey City, but with less congestion and a much more attractive price.  The overwhelming results speak for themselves.  The leasing success of the initial offering will undoubtedly serve as a catalyst as we put the finishing touches on the community’s second phase.”

CENTURION UNION’s role in the ascent of downtown Union will grow exponentially greater as construction moves forward quickly on a new four-story building along Stuyvesant Avenue that represents the second phase of this mixed-use development, which  American Landmark expects to deliver in the first quarter of 2021.  Leases have already been signed for a portion of the 10,000 square feet of retail space, including Unity Bank which will anchor the space.  The entire project will occupy 724 linear feet along Stuyvesant Avenue.

American Landmark Development is the designated redeveloper of the Stuyvesant Avenue Redevelopment Project, which will ultimately include 300 new residences and approximately 27,000 square feet of retail space housed in four buildings. 

The fully leased first building offered a mix of luxury one-and-two bedroom homes and a host of modern amenities that include 24-hour controlled access, a fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio and weight-training equipment, including The Mirror, an interactive fitness system that provides access to thousands of real-time workout regimens and classes,  game room, resident-only lounge, flexible co-working space, children’s playroom, dog run and onsite parking.

Generously appointed homes at CENTURION UNION feature keyless entry doors and expansive living spaces with nine-foot ceiling heights, wide wood-style plank flooring, and vented in-home washer and dryers by GE.  Kitchens offer full-size slate GE appliances, gas range stoves, island/peninsula workspaces and quartz countertops, while luxurious baths are equipped with glass-enclosed showers, porcelain tile and polished chrome fixtures.

Following the rapid lease-up of CENTURION UNION’s initial phase, American Landmark is well positioned to expand its footprint in New Jersey’s rental market.    This includes a new boutique apartment building in the works near Elizabeth River Park, and a planned new development in Newark, NJ that will be the next in its signature series of CENTURION rental communities.    The ventures will join other projects being pursued by the developer in key New Jersey urban markets.

Upcoming Blood Drive in Union Township!

Holy Spirit Church

The Township of Union is seeking to help save lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to hold their semiannual blood drive in conjunction with Vitalant, a nonprofit organization and blood service provider. Vitalant is known for supplying comprehensive transfusion medicine services to over 1,000 hospitals and health care partners across 40 states.

The blood drive will take place on Sunday, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall of Holy Spirit Church, located at 984 Suburban Road in Union Township. The blood drive has been held semiannually by the church for more than 15 years.

According to Union News Daily, residents are told not to donate blood if they are sick. All donations will be tested for antibodies, but will not be tested for the disease itself.

All donors are required to wear a cloth-based mask or face covering. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, are required to eat a meal before donation, should bring identification, and should drink plenty of water before and after donation. In compliance with social distancing efforts, donations are by appointment only.

Appointments to donate may be made online, at vitalant.org, or by calling 877-258-4825 or 201-251-3703.

BNE Real Estate and South Amboy Officials Break Ground on First Phase of Manhattan Beach Club Redevelopment

Transformative Project Will Ultimately Bring 1,875 New Residences to the South Amboy Waterfront Alongside a New Commuter Ferry Terminal

South Amboy Groundbreaking Photo

John Wisniewski, former 19th District Assemblyman; Howard Schwartz, partner of BNE Real Estate Group;  David Pantirer, partner of BNE Real Estate Group; Jonathan Schwartz, partner of BNE Real Estate Group; Fred Henry, Mayor of South Amboy; Eric Chubenko, South Amboy Executive Director of Redevelopment; Craig Coughlin, Speaker of the NJ General Assembly

BNE Real Estate Group and the City of South Amboy broke ground on Friday, July 24th, on the first of two phases of a highly anticipated redevelopment project along the South Amboy, NJ waterfront.

South Amboy Mayor Fred Henry and fellow municipal officials joined principals of BNE Real Estate Group to mark the start of construction of the first of two four-story buildings that will comprise over 500 luxury rental residences on Radford Ferry Road.  They are the first of a multi-phase project dubbed the Manhattan Beach Club that will ultimately bring 1,875 new residences to an underutilized 55-acre property located between the South Amboy train station and the Raritan Bay.

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The $500 million redevelopment effort will also include the construction of a long-awaited ferry terminal, making it the only state-designated transit village offering both rail and ferry service.  Earlier this week, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-6th Dist., announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will grant $5.3 million to South Amboy for the proposed 20,000 square-foot facility which will operate up to three ferries between the city’s Raritan Bay waterfront and downtown Manhattan.  Located adjacent to The Manhattan Beach Club, the terminal will also include 700 parking spaces and a second story space ideal for a restaurant to take advantage of the views.  City officials believe the ferry operation, which will accommodate hundreds of commuters to New York City, will also draw more visitors to South Amboy’s growing downtown district.

“Smart, well planned growth is a tremendous asset to our City,” said Mayor Henry.  “The Manhattan Beach Club will transform vacant industrial land into a bayfront destination providing stable long-term revenue to benefit our residents, both new and old, for decades to come.”

BNE Real Estate Group expects to deliver this initial phase of 291 residences in Summer of 2022, according to Jonathan Schwartz, a partner at the Livingston, NJ-based development and management company.

“South Amboy’s current and previous administrations have done a remarkable job in revitalizing the city’s waterfront over the past two decades, delivering a mix of residential, commercial and recreational uses throughout the city,” said Mr. Schwartz.  “We share their vision for unlocking the value of this critical waterfront asset and transforming it into a thriving, well-connected neighborhood that will also benefit downtown South Amboy.”

BNE’s residential buildings will introduce studio, one- and two-bedroom luxury rental residences with covered onsite parking walkable to the train, ferry, and downtown.  Sophisticated finishes and appointments will include open-concept kitchens, plank flooring throughout, nine-foot ceilings, stainless-steel appliances with gas cooking, custom modular closets, and in-unit washers & dryers. Private outdoor space will be available in select residences.

A full complement of indoor and outdoor lifestyle amenities will foster a live-play atmosphere coveted by today’s residents.  They will include a dramatic double-height lobby, multiple entertainment lounges, a co-working lounge complete with private offices and conference rooms, kids playroom, coffee café, commercial grade fitness center,  dedicated yoga & spin rooms with virtual fitness programs, game lounge, golf simulator, movie theatre, and more.  Residents will also enjoy an outdoor swimming pool with cabana seating, indoor and outdoor bars, barbecue grills, private and communal outdoor dining areas, firepits, lawn and garden lounge areas and outdoor TVs. Packages will be securely delivered to Amazon® package lockers.  The pet-friendly community will also include a dog spa.

Located in suburban Middlesex county, where the mouth of the Raritan River empties into the Raritan Bay, South Amboy is a tight-knit community of about 9,000 residents. The city’s main commercial avenue, Broadway, is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and family-owned businesses, as well as the South Amboy train station. The city is also home to Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, a 114-acre county park with athletic fields, walkways, a playground, a nature study area, gazebos, and a landmark pavilion with sweeping views of the bay.

Nautical-minded residents of Manhattan Beach Club will appreciate the selection of marinas nearby. NJ TRANSIT commuters will have a ride of about 50 minutes to New York Penn Station.  For motorists, the entrances to the Garden State Parkway, Route 9 and Route 35 are all about a mile away.

BNE Real Estate Group has developed a variety of award-winning rental communities throughout the state in recent years. Among them is The Link at Aberdeen Station, a 227-unit transit village community located just a few miles from South Amboy, as well as successful multi-family projects in Jersey City, Bloomfield, Harrison, and Englewood.

For more information about BNE Real Estate Group, visit www.bnerealestategroup.com.

ABOUT BNE REAL ESTATE GROUP

With over 60 years of real estate development experience, BNE Real Estate Group is a national, family-owned organization that is firmly committed to creating exceptional living experiences for its residents. Its distinguished portfolio of properties includes the development of tens of thousands of homes, more than 1 million square feet of commercial space, and the ownership and ongoing management of nearly 8,000 apartments, with communities stretching from the Tri-state area south to Florida, and west to Texas and California.

NEW FURNISHED MODEL HOME DEBUTS AT CENTURION UNION LUXURY RENTAL COMMUNITY

A new fully-furnished model home has debuted at CENTURION UNIONfurther showcasing the upscale living spaces offered at the new luxury rental community in the heart of Union Center. 

The one-bedroom model residence features an open floorplan with designer kitchen, expansive living/dining areaspacious bedroom with roomy walk-in closet, and all of the modern finishes and appointments that deliver the perfect blend of comfort, style and sophistication to everyday living.  Prospective renters can now virtually tour the light-filled model, as well as the building’s thoughtfully designed amenitiesas part of a personal digital presentation of the CENTURION UNION lifestyle.  

The benefits of furnished and merchandized model home in any leasing program can’t be understated,” said Adrienne Albert, CEO of The Marketing DirectorsCENTURION UNION’S exclusive marketing and leasing agent. “Despite the unique restrictions that have been in place, we’ve leased 85% of the building’s 80 apartments, thanks in large measure to our ability to demonstrate the living spaces through our first model home. We’re excited to now introduce a new model residence that provides a fresh perspective on the style, comfort and functionality of these homes.” 

Also contributing to CENTURION UNION’S appeal and leasing success is its convenient location within Union Center, a popular downtown district that blends commuter convenience and long-cherished restaurants and shops with a new array of contemporary dining and retail services.  

The building also offers a compelling value proposition when compared with more densely developed areas like Hoboken, Jersey City and other locales.  Net-effective monthly rents start at $1,960 for one-bedroom apartments and $2,470 for two-bedroom homes.  Limited time incentives on one-bedroom homes provide up to two months free rent, and an additional $50 monthly incentive. Incentives on a two-bedroom home include up to three months free. 

We’re delighted that the overall lifestyle we’re creating at CENTURION UNION has resonated with renters who were already familiar with Union Center, as well as those from other areas in New Jersey and New York City who are newly discovering it,” said Manuel A. Fernandez, Founder of American Landmark Development, the building’s developer.  We’re excited to have residents enjoying their new homes and look forward to welcoming more.” 

Generouslappointed homes at CENTURION UNION feature keyless entry doors and expansive living spaces with nine-foot ceiling heights, wide wood-style plank flooring, and vented in-home washer and dryers by GE.  Kitchens offer full-size slate GE appliances, gas range stoves, island/peninsula workspaces and quartz countertops, while luxurious baths are equipped with glass-enclosed showers, porcelain tile and polished chrome fixtures. 

Residents of the 24-hour access-controlled building will also enjoy a modern suite of amenities to provide a complete lifestyle experience.  The building’s fitness center features state-of-the-art cardio and weight-training equipment, including The Mirror, an interactive fitness system that provides access to thousands of real-time workout regimens and classes.  CENTURION UNION also features a game room, resident-only lounge, flexible co-working space, children’s playroom, dog run and onsite parking. 

Ideally located at 975 Bonnel Court, CENTURION UNION is in the heart of Union Center, which is quickly gaining momentum as a sought-after downtown setting with its unique character and streetscapes rooted in tradition and history.    

Commuting is a breeze from Union which lies at the crossroad of Routes 78 and 22 and the Garden State Parkway.  New Jersey Transit’s Union Station provides service to Newark Penn Station.  Buses to New York City depart just a quick walk from Centurion on Morris Avenue.   

CENTURION UNION is the first of a multi-phase project in Union Center, where American Landmark Development has been designated by Union Township as the redeveloper of the Stuyvesant Avenue Redevelopment Project.  The initiative is infusing a new level of energy and excitement into Union Center with nearly 300 new homes and approximately 27,000 square feet of retail space housed in four buildings once complete.  

The development is also the first in a new signature series of CENTURION rental communities planned by American Landmark Development in key New Jersey urban markets. 

For additional information on CENTURION UNION and to schedule a virtual presentation, visit www.LiveCENTURION.com or call 888-910-0975.  

New Walkway at Park in Hillside Opens!

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The Union County freeholder board as well as the Hillside municipal and Board of Education officials joined for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new 1.1-mile walking path at Conant Park in Hillside on June 25.

The new walking path came about out of a public interest request. The township heard their community’s wishes and acted on it. Conant Park is one of 36 Union County parks that encompass 6,200 acres and features soccer fields, a softball field, a basketball court, fitness trail, playground, restrooms, parking, picnic tables, grills, WiFi and more.

Conant Park’s new walkway is part of an overall refurbishment plan for the park, costing approximately $500,000 in all.

According to Union County Department of Parks and Recreation Director Ron Zuber, “The $500,000 in improvements went for an outdoor fitness gym, new bleachers for the athletic fields, new team benches, foul poles and a water fountain.”

“Union County parks have been one of the few places where county residents can go during the COVID-19 outbreak for relaxation and exercise, while maintaining social distance. The new trail adds another resource for residents in Hillside and the surrounding area,” Zuber said.

The Union County community is encouraged to enjoy the outdoor spaces and parks, while abiding by COVID-19 safety regulations.