Final Demolition Carried Out at Lincoln Logistics Center as Crews Implode Smokestack and Water Tower

153-acre waterfront site owned by Lincoln Equities Group can accommodate 1.6 million SF of warehouse space, will create 2,700 new jobs

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Photos Courtesy of Todd Plitt

Lincoln Equities Group (LEG) completed the final stages of demolition at the new Lincoln Logistics Center, imploding a 175-foot smokestack and 150-foot steel water tower. The 152.9-acre waterfront site is being redeveloped to house 1.6 million square feet of industrial warehouse space and is expected to create 2,700 jobs.

“The demand for industrial warehousing has never been greater, thanks to the rise of e-commerce and same-day delivery services,” said LEG President Joel Bergstein, who acquired the property earlier this year. “The new Lincoln Logistics Center will help meet that need. The underutilized site, which once held structurally unsound and functionally obsolete buildings, will become a bustling, portside commerce center for the 21st century.”

Located at the former Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne (MOTBY), the site contains 62.9 acres of riparian water rights, offers immediate maritime access to the Hudson River and the Newark Bay (via the Kill Van Kull), as well as direct access to the New Jersey Turnpike, Interstate 78, Route 440, Routes 1 & 9 and the Global Container Terminal. Parcels are currently available for sale or lease.

Lincoln acquired the property in June 2018 and since that time there has been ongoing demolition of 70-year-old, outdated industrial structures and concrete foundations. To comply with post-Hurricane Sandy standards, the elevation of the site will need to be raised 6 feet. This will require the importation of in excess of 1 million cubic yards of clean fill. Construction will take place over the next two years.

“The City of Bayonne worked closely with various agencies to make this coordinated implosion a safe event for credentialed attendees and onlookers,” said Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis. “Construction at the site underscores Bayonne’s standing as one of New Jersey’s growing economic and transportation centers.”

Prior to redevelopment, the site sat dormant for over a decade. Commenting on it, Cushman & Wakefield Vice Chairman Jules Nissim, an LEG advisor on the property, said, “The logistics center is one of the largest development projects in the region. By 2020, the site will accommodate tenants from 200,000 to over 1 million square feet.”

Nissim added that the site’s proximity to Newark Airport, New York City and the Global Container Terminal make it ideal for a variety of users, including e-commerce, last-mile delivery, significant importers and New Jersey’s traditional food, retail, consumer products and third-party logistics (3PL) user base.

Lincoln Logistics Center, at the MOTBY site, is located on a man-made peninsula that extends into the New York Harbor and was once used by the U.S. Navy as a repair base during World War II. It was obtained by the U.S. Army in 1967 but shuttered in 1999 amid a wave of deindustrialization.

About Lincoln Equities Group

Lincoln Equities Group LLC (LEG), established in 1980, is one of the Northeast’s leading full‐service real estate companies. The company owns, operates, develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential properties throughout the tri‐state area and Europe, for its own account and for third‐party owners.



City of Bayonne Offers Free Parking For Holiday Season


The City of Bayonne is making it easier for residents and visitors to shop locally for the holidays by offering free parking in city lots.

“The purpose of the free parking program in the lots is to encourage people to shop in Bayonne during the holiday season,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said.

The program will be available through Tuesday, January 1, 2019 and does not apply to commercial vehicles or to on-street parking meters.

For more on this story or other Bayonne news, visit

The Mikado


“The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu” is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert, their ninth of fourteen operatic collaborations. It opened on 14 March 1885, in London. (

A year before the action of this opera begins, Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado of Japan, fled his father’s imperial court to escape marriage with Katisha, an elderly lady. Disguised as a traveling musician, he met and fell in love with Yum-Yum, the young ward of Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor in the town of Titipu. Yum-Yum, however, was already betrothed to her guardian, and Nanki-Poo left Titipu in despair.

Come and see what happens next!

Huggies & ShopRite Help New Jersey Combat Diaper Need

From July to October, ShopRite and Huggies donated 250,000 diapers to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of the National Diaper Bank Network.  This helps the 1 in 3 families struggling with diaper need in New Jersey.

How you can help:

  • Donate leftover diapers – have leftover diapers your child outgrew? Your local diaper bank can use them! Opened packages are fine, too.
  • Volunteer at a lo200396155-003cal diaper bank – donate your time, skills, experience, education or man power to support (email to find a place to volunteer near you)
  • Host a diaper drive – every package of diapers you collect and every dollar you raise will impact needy infants and toddlers

The initiative is part of a larger donation of 500,000 diapers and $10,000 to the National Diaper Bank Network to help tackle diaper need—the struggle to provide enough clean diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy.*

8 to be honored at Bayonne NAACP’s 91st annual gala


Joyce Person-Perkins is one of eight people being honored by the Bayonne branch of the NAACP at its 91st annual Freedom Fund Dinner on Nov. 18.

The Bayonne mayor and all five city council members are among the eight people being honored when the Bayonne branch of the NAACP hosts its 91st annual Freedom Fund Dinner on Nov. 18.

Stephanie Glover-Wilson and Joyce Person-Perkins, whose careers have been dedicated to improving people’s lives, are also being honored at the event at the Maritime Parc Restaurant at Liberty State Park.

Richard T. Smith, president of the NAACP State Conference, will be the keynote speaker and the theme is “Building a Better Bayonne: Moving Forward.” Tickets for the dinner are $125. For more information on how to purchase tickets email FULL STORY at

Marist High School presents The Haunted School


October 26th & 27th at Marist High School

Marist High School, in conjunction with the Student Council and the Marist Parents Association, presents:

The Haunted High School

Friday, October 26th, 6-10PM
Saturday October 27th, 6-10PM

$12 day of
$10 pre-sale
Entry Prohibited after 9:45PM
All proceeds go to benefit Marist

Food and beverages for sale

Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent into the haunted house

This event will feature frightening actors, conditions, and situations. Participation in the haunted house is at your own risk. Marist High School assumes no liability for any injuries, losses, or damages that may arise out of or in connection with participating in the haunted house. To ensure the safety of our actors and participants, there will be NO physical contact.


Image may contain: text

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and early detection is key to treating and surviving breast cancer! It’s why we’re offering more opportunities for women age 40+ in Bayonne to get this vital screening. Including:

– FREE breast exams
– Educational materials
– Convenient appointments for mammograms

Services will be available on October 17th and 27th at CarePoint Health Bayonne Medical Center. To sign up, call 201-884-5329 and say that you want to be part of the Mammogram-a-thon.

Most insurances are accepted. If uninsured, a free screening
mammogram is available through the Madeline LoRe Foundation—if you consent to financial screening for assistance; otherwise, the cost is $99. No referral is required if you have not had a screening mammogram within the past 12 months.