Category Archives: On the Waterfront

JOBS-JOBS-JOBS NJ Gov. Jon Corzine, Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith and The Cameron Group Break Ground for New Bayonne Crossings Shopping Mall

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On a 30 acre parcel of land in Bayonne NJ that lay dormant for nearly 26 years on Route 440. New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, Bayonne Mayor; Mark Smith, Bayonne City Council President; Vincent LoRe, Bayonne Local Redevelopment Agency Director; Christopher Patella, and respresentatives of the New York Bayonne Cameron Group: Eric Alderman,  and others broke ground for the construction of the  Bayonne Crossings Project Shopping Center.

brealing-ground-bayonne-crossing-mallIn his speech to the 200 plus attendees Governor Corzine spoke of the Jobs that will be created by the construction of the Mall, emphasing “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, will be created with the building and opening of this mall“.The Govenor said he was proud to announce that 1200 construction jobs will be filled, and 900 retail jobs will be created.  And  Bayonne will receive Urban Enterprise Zone revenues which could equal into the millions. These are funds paid back by the state to the city from the 3.5 % sales tax.

The Govenor also said that Mayor Smith of Bayonne worked very hard in his committment to seeing this project become a reality,  Gov. Corzine praised  and thanked Mayor Mark Smith and everyone involved in the project .

The mall tenants: Who have signed leases to date are: Walmart and  Lowe’s which are the anchor stores, and  Sonic Drive Inn.  Also scheduled as tenants:  Sleepy’s, Friday’s, Longhorn, and NYSC (New York Sport Centers). The first store is expected to open in December of 2010. 

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The Newport Neighborhood Association’s Third Annual Multi-Cultural Festival

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3rd Annual Festival

SATURDAY OCTOBER 3, 2009

12 NOON – 6:30 PM

PAVONIA / TOWN SQUARE PLACE-Across from Pavonia/Newport Path Station

FREE  ADMISSION !

FUN FOR KIDS!- RAFFLES newport-jc-art-tour-bmp

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Alexan City View -Brand New Waterfront Apartments On The Peninsula At Bayonne Harbor

club-copyAlexan CityView, a vibrant, brand-new  mid-rise apartment community, is now open on the Bayonne Peninsula. Alexan CityView is the only new multi-family development in Bayonne, and is just a short walk or complimentary shuttle bus ride to the 34th Street New Jersey Light Rail station, and around the corner from the Liberty Cruise Terminal and 9/11 Memorial.
The amenity package at Alexan CityView is fully loaded with a 9,000 square foot clubhouse, featuring The Zone, a media lounge with Wii, Xbox, PlayStation and six HDTVs; The Club with billiards table, tabletop shuffleboard, demonstration kitchen, intimate seating and numerous HDTVs; The Mini Club; a children’s playroom with TV and DVD player within the fitness center; The I-Lounge with Mac and PC workspaces and WiFi internet access; The Studio, a fully-loaded fitness studio with cardio theatre and weight-training equipment; and The Oasis; a resort-style heated pool with spacious sundeck and WiFi internet access. All residents will have a personal assistant at their fingertips with concierge services provided by VIPdeskTM.

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Travel-THE WESTIN JERSEY CITY NEWPORT OFFERS IDYLLIC SUMMER ESCAPES

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Stay in Hudson County ! 

 

 

 

Enjoy Special Rates, Free Weekend Nights & More with Newport’s New Stylish Hotel- The Westin

 Get away from the pressures of city life with an escape to serene Jersey City Newport’s new Westin hotel offering rooms and meeting spaces with breathtaking panoramic views of the Hudson River Waterfront, stylish Manhattan living and exclusive amenities such as a Westin WORKOUT® fitness center, Westin Heavenly Bed® and Westin Heavenly Bath® products. For travelers looking for a slice of city life to go along with their Newport escape, the Westin Jersey City Newport is located a mere 10 minutes away from Manhattan with the PATH train. This summer, the hotel is offering the following packages: Continue reading Travel-THE WESTIN JERSEY CITY NEWPORT OFFERS IDYLLIC SUMMER ESCAPES

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Bayonne Ground-Breaking Ceremony Held for 8th Street Light Rail Extension

Project to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service farther into a new station at 8th Street in Bayonne.

 

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Light Rail Ground-Breaking: At 8th Street in Bayonne, NJ Transit leaders and several federal, state, county, and municipal officials took part in a ceremony that marked the start of construction of the latest Light Rail extension. During the next two years, the Light Rail tracks will be extended southward from 22nd Street to 8th Street.  A viaduct will be built to carry the rail line from 11th Street to 8th Street.  A new station will be built at 8th Street and Avenue C.  Completion of the project is expected in 2010.  (Photo credit: Kimberly Lewis. )

On October 15, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and Congressman Albio Sires
joined NJ Transit Executive Director Richard Sarles and Bayonne Mayor Terrence Malloy to break ground on a project to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service farther into a new station at 8th Street.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises & Bayonne – 4th Year and Going Strong!

By Tom Dwyer

River View Observer Royal CaribbeanAnthony Caputo, the port director for Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, could not be more proud of the success of the partnership of the city of Bayonne and Royal Caribbean Cruises.  In just three short years, Cape Liberty Cruise Port has become one of the busiest cruise ports in the country. The port is ranked second among Northeast and mid-Atlantic coast ports in passenger volume. In 2006 it hosted 71 cruise ship calls, with 321,000 passengers during the 2006 season which ran from May to November. The port was also recognized as one of the top three-rated ports, worldwide, for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises, which merged in 1997.  “When you take into consideration that we only have one berth and we are home-porting passengers which means that the passengers sail from here and return here unlike port–of-calls, our growth is really incredible,” Caputo said. The 2007 season, which begins in May, will commence year-round trips to its destinations.

Cruise passengers are arriving by trains, planes and automobiles to get to Cape Liberty Cruise Port. Even Caputo is surprised by the distances guests are traveling to set sail from Bayonne. “They are coming as far away as Texas, and as far north as Canada, and as far south as Florida. If you just look at the license plates that come here it’s incredible. We have many guests who drive here and we have international guests who fly into Kennedy and Newark airports. And we have many domestic flights where we try to target Newark as our primary airport,” Caputo explained.

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Porto Leggero Restaurant in Jersey City

A Wonderful Addition to the Jersey City Waterfront

Beyond the glass facade of Porto Leggero, the bright newcomer to the waterfront-dining scene in Jersey City, there are two restaurants.

One has the undercurrent of an electric charge that moves through the restaurant when the power lunch crowd fills the place with finance types on weekdays. The other is the relaxed hum of families and friends enjoying an evening out in the neighborhood.

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