Donald Trump’s former Connecticut mansion that he bought at age 35 is for sale and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
“Donald Trump’s First Mansion”
Donald Trump was born into the real estate business in 1946 in New York City where his father, Fred Trump, was a developer. Donald got a jump-start in the business while he was still in college in the 1960s working menial jobs at his father’s lower middle-class apartment complex in Cincinnati. In 1971, he moved back to New York City where he took over his father’s company changing the name to The Trump Organization and earned a reputation as a fast-rising real estate tycoon on hotel, condominium and casino projects. In 1986, he made a deal with New York City Mayor Ed Koch to renovate Central Park’s Wollman Rink. The ice skating rink was going on its seventh year of renovations when Trump volunteered to finish and finance the restoration with his own money. He completed the job in just three months. Continue reading Celebrity Homes: Donald Trump’s First Mansion Is For Sale $54 Million→
A terrorist flirted with her; a murderer stuck his tongue out at her; and a victim whose face was slashed shared with her the heart-stopping details of her attack – it’s all in a day’s work for courtroom artist Christine Cornell who has spent decades in the courtroom with her canvas and pastels drawing some of the biggest criminal trials in our country’s history.
Cornell, a Weehawken resident, has been drawing trials since the 1970s and images from her portfolio are sought after by documentary filmmakers like Ken Burns who features 30 Cornell drawings in his new film “The Central Park Five” which recently aired on PBS about the five young men convicted and later found not guilty of the rape attack of the “Central Park Jogger”. Just last week CNN contacted Cornell for a documentary on the 1980 murder of Beatles’ singer/songwriter John Lennon. They wanted to purchase the drawing Cornell did of gunman Mark David Chapman at his arraignment clutching the book “Catcher in the Rye”.
If you know anything about Downtown Jersey City, you know that it has changed dramatically in the last 4 decades. Gone are the broken down piers that once faced New York City, making way for tall residental and commerical buildings with the influence of developers like Donald Trump and Simon LeFrak, the Siverman Brothers; and others.
The footage you are about to see reflects the old Jersey City from the 1970s.
In particular, the Village Section which was primarily made up of Italian Americans.
We don’t know who to credit for this film but it is a wonderful look at a Jersey City long gone and we are happy it was taken.
Pay close attention to the camera angle as the camera pulls close ups on building being offered for sale at the time.
Enjoy and The River View Team thanks the person or persons who took this film.
Successful Re-Branding Campaign Leads to Robust Sales Activity at Premier Luxury Condominium
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Jan. 25, 2011) – Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City, one of New Jersey’s most luxurious residential condominium towers, triumphed in 2010 with a successful marketing campaign that spurred phenomenal condominium sales and the lease-up of the building’s entire retail space.
With more than 50 years of combined sales and financial experience with residential real estate on New Jersey’s Gold Coast, the sales team at Trump Plaza Residences, which includes Jodi Stasse, director of marketing and sales; John Paszamant, sales director; Evan Cappiello, sales manager; Colleen Vogt, sales representative and Ray Lamberti Jr. of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, helped catapult the building’s sales, with approximately 65 homes sold in 2010, contributing to the amazing feat of the tower’s 300th sale by close of the year. Continue reading Jersey City Real Estate -Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City Closes 2010 with Milestone 300th Sale→
Retail, Referrals and Rooftop Radiance Abound At the Sophisticated Luxury Condominium
Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City, the exquisite residential tower located on New Jersey’s prestigious Gold Coast, is celebrating a successful summer of stellar sales and building enhancements as it looks forward to exciting events in the coming new year.
Sales at the luxury condominium at 88 Morgan St. have greatly exceeded expectations, with approximately 50 homes having sold since January of this year. About 20 residences sold during the summer months, which is typically a slow time for real estate sales.
Three Years Of Free Parking Offered With Any Condo Purchased From Today To Memorial Day
Jersey City, N.J. (May 11, 2010) – Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City is making an offer many will find hard to refuse at their luxurious residential tower in Jersey City, N.J. The offer includes a free pre-paid parking spot in their secured parking garage for three years to every buyer who makes a condominium purchase between now and May 31, 2010. Continue reading Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City Announces Added Parking Incentive→
Upcoming FHA Guideline Changes and April Tax Credit Deadline Mean The Time To Buy Is Now
Jersey City, N.J. (Mar. 3, 2010) – Trump Plaza Residences has been able to place many buyers into their dream homes at the 55-story Jersey City luxury condominium tower due in large part to the property’s FHA (Federal Housing Administration) loan-compliant status under which the federal government insures private loans to qualifying borrowers.
FHA mortgage terms for New Jersey, differentiating from county to county, allow for loans up to $729,000. The majority of prospective buyers at Trump Plaza Residences are first-time homebuyers seeking homes in the $450,000 to $600,000 price range, therefore qualifying for FHA financing. FHA loans have no income limits, allow for less-than-perfect credit histories and allow buyers to put down as little as 3.5 percent, compared to 10 to 20 percent for a conventional mortgage. Continue reading REAL ESTATE- FHA Financing Brings Sales Success to Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City→
Exciting New Marketing Program And All-Star Team To Take Luxury Tower To New Heights Of Excellence Jersey City, N.J. (Jan. 14, 2010) – Trump Plaza Residences is gearing up for an exciting year ahead for the sophisticated 55-story residential tower in Jersey City, N.J.
Already known for its luxury brand and swank atmosphere, Trump Plaza Residences is upping the luxury ante with a dramatic enhancement of the upscale 443-unit tower, the tallest residential tower in Jersey City, which is managed by the Trump Organization. The revitalization will include a grander entrance, creating a sense of arrival for residents and guests, and the enhancement of the already impressive amenities with a new design for the outdoor space that maximizes the full potential of the pool, cabanas and lawn areas. Continue reading Big Plans For Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City in 2010→