COVID-Safe Bergen Point Outdoor Event Proves to be Successful in Lieu of Fall Festival

Bergen Point celebrated in the streets on Saturday in lieu of their annual fall festival due to COVID-19. The event showcased classic cars, live music, great food, and local vendors this past Saturday.

The fifth event in a series of outdoor events took on a life of its own in the historic section of Bayonne. Event goers were able to ogle historic cars, buy books, listen to live music, paint novelties and even knit.

“We wanted to do something here because this is about the time of year, we would have had the Bayonne Bergen Point Fall Festival,” said City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski.

Throughout the event you could hear singing from the duo Bennett Rhoad outside the Elbaums market, filling the street with classic rock, jazz, country folk, and pop tunes. A little further up in front of the Bridge Art Gallery, a pick up band of drummer, keyboard, and trumpet played jazz.

This was the perfect opportunity for locals to get out an enjoy some activity before the weather gets to cold to socially distance outdoors.

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Starbucks Now Open At Bayonne’s Harbor View Marketplace

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Municipal Officials and Developers JMF Properties and RD Management Welcome City’s Newest Business 

From left to right: Starbucks District Manager Kevin Damon, Starbucks employee Alexa Mark, Starbucks employee Febrera Garcia, Bayonne Third Ward Council Member Gary LaPelusa, Starbucks Store Manager Chris Paone, Bayonne Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, Hudson County Freeholder Kenny Kopacz, Kelsey Kopacz, JMF Properties Founder and Principal Joseph M. Forgione, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Bayonne City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski, and BCB Community Bank Vice President of Marketing Pam Sclafane. 

The wait is over for Bayonne residents and shoppers who’ve been eagerly anticipating the opening of Starbucks at Harbor View Marketplace. 

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, fellow municipal officials, and developers JMF Properties and RD Management joined Starbucks representatives on Monday, Oct. 19th, to celebrate the debut of the gourmet coffeehouse. The store’s full menu of beverages and food items is now available to both walk-in and drive-thru customers. 

“On behalf of the City of Bayonne, I would like to welcome Starbucks to our community,” Mayor Davis said. “The decision by Starbucks to locate here demonstrates that Bayonne is a desirable market in the metropolitan area.  We are happy that Bayonne is providing Starbucks with one of its carefully chosen locations.” 

Located at 26 Goldsborough Drive, just off of Route 440, Starbucks is the newest business to open at Harbor View Marketplace, the brand-new shopping center at Military Ocean Terminal that is delivering 240,000 square feet of retail space to the Bayonne Waterfront. It joins Costco Bayonne, a 157,000 square-foot store and 18-pump Costco gas station that opened last March. Other businesses slated to open soon include LA Fitness, Lidl grocery, CVS Pharmacy, and Posh Nails & Beauty Lounge. 

“This is a perfect example of what can happen when the City and a developer work together toward a common goal,” said Joseph M. Forgione, Founder and Principal of JMF Properties. “The City of Bayonne, under the leadership of Mayor Davis, has been instrumental in helping us deliver businesses like Costco and Starbucks to the community in a timely manner. Starbucks is an excellent fit for the retail mix we are curating here with our partner RD Management and we believe they will be very successful in this location.” 

“We’re thrilled to have Starbucks as part of the diverse mix of national tenants at Harbor View Marketplace,” said Richard Birdoff, principal and president of RD Management. “We, alongside JMF Properties, believe this live-work-play development will become a top-tier destination and fulfill the lifestyle needs of the Bayonne community.” 

Harbor View Marketplace is located in an Urban Enterprise Zone on a fast-developing stretch of the Bayonne waterfront, a heavily trafficked area with 37,000 cars passing daily, and only 500 yards from the 14A exit on the New Jersey Turnpike. The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail 34th Street Station is across the street, making the center easily accessible by transit. Also, Cape Liberty Port, located directly behind Harbor View Marketplace, has the second-largest passenger volume among Northeast and Mid-Atlantic coast ports and recently completed a $50 million expansion that is expected to increase the passenger volume to 600,000 per year.  

In addition to Harbor View Marketplace, JMF Properties, RD Management and Accurate Builders and Developers are developing a multifamily residential community on Military Ocean Terminal just steps from the new Starbucks. Known as ScenicVue, the residential development will feature 651 luxury rental residences with upscale amenities, rooftop terraces, walking paths and sweeping views of the picturesque Bayonne Golf Club from many of the units. A brand-new commuter ferry terminal, offering service to Manhattan, is under construction near the property and will offer future renters a convenient way to cross the Hudson River just steps from their front door. 

An Evening with Psychic Medium Jennifer Flynn

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When: Monday, January 13, 2020 at 6 PM – 9:30 PM

Where: Mona Lisa Pizzeria Ristorante – 165 Broadway, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002

The DaVInci Room is proud to welcome back renowned Psychic Medium, Jennifer Flynn on Monday January 13th, 6:00PM – 9:30PM. Admission includes a 3-course family style dinner with dessert and unlimited soft drinks. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com. Seating is limited and expected to sell out quickly.

A Taste of Bayonne

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Join Rotary International for a beautiful evening that will feature a menu designed to give you a taste of Bayonne’s diverse cultures. This beautiful evening of fun will feature beer and wine. great music, wonderful raffle prices and of course, the delicious fare that Bayonne’s restaurants are known for.

Our goal, with your help is to raise funds to support our many humanitarian projects.

Tickets will be $30 per person at the door
for more information please contact:
dama1018@aol.com or call (201) 697-7558

Halloween Comic Fest

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When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12 PM – 5 PM

Where: Manifest Comics and Cards – 766 Broadway #3, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002

FREE comics for all ages! Just show up and get a free comic. If you buy literally anything you get another comic…for FREE.

12 – 5 pm and while supplies last.

Mayor to Partner with the ShopRite of Bayonne to Fight Hunger

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Where: ShopRite of Bayonne – 583-9 Avenue Bayonne, New Jersey

September is National Hunger Action Month, which helps raise awareness for the nearly 50 million Americans, including more than 16 million children, suffering from food insecurity.  To recognize this special month, community leaders, like Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, was on hand to help raise awareness of the issue of hunger by bagging groceries

ShopRite is hosting a series of ShopRite Partners In Caring “Help Bag Hunger” days in many of its stores across New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. ShopRite is helping to raise awareness and inspire action within their local communities through its hunger-fighting initiative, ShopRite Partners In Caring, a year-round, community based program that provides funds to local food banks.  Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $50 million to local food banks, supporting more than 2,200 charities that feed the hungry in communities served by ShopRite stores.

For more information or to learn how you can help, please visit www.shopritepartnersincaring.org

SKYE LOFTS SOUTH OPENS IN BAYONNE, NJ WITH LUXURY RENTALS STEPS FROM HUDSON-BERGEN LIGHT RAIL

SkyeLofts 02Skye Lofts South, a new luxury, loft-style rental building in the heart of Bayonne’s residential renaissance, has launched its rental program, furthering this Hudson County city’s emergence as a sought-after New Jersey Gold Coast destination.

The distinctive six–story building delivers modern amenities and a collection of 90 one- and two-bedroom residences with open floor plans, soaring living spaces and upscale finishes to an ultra-convenient location.  Skye Lofts South’s 250 Avenue E address places residents in the heart of the neighborhood’s shopping, dining, parks and year-round community events, as well as just steps from the 22nd Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station with service to neighboring Jersey City and Hoboken.  Monthly rents start at $1,890 with 1 month free on a 13-month leaseImmediate occupancy available.

Skye Lofts South officially debuted with a special ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Bayonne Mayor James M. Davis, fellow municipal officials and principals of Skye Development, LLC, which tapped The Marketing Directors as the exclusive marketing and leasing agent.  Guests were provided tours of the building’s furnished model homes, lifestyle amenities and onsite leasing center.

“Bayonne has long been on the cusp of becoming the next Gold Coast hotspot,” said Mitchell Burakovsky, president of locally-based Skye Development, LLC.  “While it’s located adjacent to Jersey City, it offers a quieter, less-densely-developed residential setting than its northern neighbor, yet still provides a walkable downtown with shops, dining, nightlife and services.  Our location next to the 22nd Street Light Rail Station also enables residents to conveniently access Jersey City, Hoboken and Manhattan via reliable public transportation.  Skye Lofts South takes full advantage of this location with a modern lifestyle offering at attractive prices that we believe will resonate with today’s renter.”

Designed by DAL Design Group, Skye Lofts South boasts an eye-catching exterior with mixed brick and panel façade with stucco accents.

Stylish residences feature expansive layouts with 10’ceiling heights, hardwood plank flooring, and custom kitchens with Frigidaire stainless steel appliances, Quartz countertops, two-toned cabinetry and Kohler faucets.  Lavish baths are adorned with porcelain tiled floors, recessed mirrored medicine cabinets and custom vanities.  Some residences offer private balconies or patios.

“Residents at Skye Lofts South will also enjoy a private suite of recreational and social amenities that includes a lobby lounge, resident-only lounge, fitness center, bike storage, private storage and available enclosed parking,” added Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors.  “It’s a compelling offering that will appeal to local residents, as well as those considering other markets such as Jersey City, Hoboken and Harrison.”

Ideally situated at 250 Avenue E, Skye Lofts South is perfectly situated between the local boutiques, shops, dining and services along the historic Broadway corridor and brand name retail outlets, such as Bayonne Crossing and South Cove Commons, located right off Route 440.  The building is directly behind the 22nd Street Light Rail which delivers residents to PATH trains into New York City, as well as the entertainment, nightlife and cultural pursuits along the Hudson River Gold Coast.  There’s also easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 78 and 440 and the Holland Tunnel.

For additional information on Skye Lofts South and to schedule an appointment to tour the model homes and amenities, please visit www.skyelofts.com or call 201-823-3250.

 

 

The Bayonne Irish Festival

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When: September 21,2019 for 12.00 PM to 6.00 PM

Where: Thomas Di Domenico Park – 16th Street and Avenue A, Bayonne, NJ 07002

The third annual Irish festival comes to the city of Bayonne on Saturday, September 21ST. Live music will be provided by The Bantry Boys, Ninemile House, & A Band of Rogues.

Special appearance by the Kerri Smith Academy Irish Dancers. Plus traditional Irish Food and Beverage will be available for purchase.