HOBOKEN, N.J., November 3, 2015 – Longtime residents and owners of one of Hoboken’s most creative and popular teaching and dining experiences, Allison and Allen Bari are part of the fabric that creates the dynamic urban lifestyle in this Hudson County City.
Just over a year ago the couple debuted Hudson Table, a one-of-a-kind recreational cooking studio, in Edge Lofts at 1403 Clinton Street. Looking for a new and fashionable address for their new restaurant and educational facility, the Bari’s were strongly drawn to the retail space in the boutique apartment building from Bijou Properties, a locally-based developer creating a sustainable and vibrant neighborhood in uptown Hoboken by introducing environmentally-conscience and cutting-edge buildings that significantly benefit the community-at-large.
The familiarity of Bijou Properties and firsthand experience with its quality, responsible development and fine craftsmanship would soon
play a key role when the Bari’s began looking for a new home close to their charming culinary studio. The couple’s first stop would be Bijou’s newest residential offering Park + Garden, a luxury rental building designed for LEED gold certification at 1450 Garden Street.
“As a retail tenant in Edge Lofts, we were well aware of Bijou Properties and had relationships with many of the local vendors and contractors who worked on Park + Garden,” Mrs. Bari says. “We could see the building rising from Hudson Table and were very interested in seeing it when completed.”
With its 212 well-appointed apartments and full suite of world-class amenities, Park + Garden did not disappoint. The Bari’s were one of the first to sign a lease when the building opened this summer.
“It had everything we we’re looking for, the view, amenities and location,” Mrs. Bari points out. “And we loved the fact it was on pace to be a LEED-certified building.”
Lined with designer finishes and eco-friendly features, the apartments at Park + Garden also impressed the Bari’s with a high level of luxury, style and comfort.
“The bamboo floors are stunning,” Mrs. Bari remarks. “Plus the huge windows. We have many guests comment on how much light we get and the amazing views. We also love the well-sized bath rooms. The apartments are contemporary, yet still have a homey feel to them!”
The Bari’s moved into their new home at Park + Garden this fall and are now enjoy a new home and lifestyle minutes from the work they love and in the heart of Hoboken’s most contemporary residential neighborhood and a premier entertainment and dining destination.
“It’s very convenient for us, since it’s about a four minute walk to Hudson Table,” Mrs. Bari says. “Once you walk out of Park + Garden you’re right by some of the best restaurants in town and close to the Hudson River waterfront where we frequent the pier and food trucks during the summer. We also love that the Garden Street Farmers Market is right outside our door as well, since it’s great for our business. Hoboken is a great fit for us since its young families, lots of dogs but also a bunch of great spots for nightlife. Park + Garden is a desirable area of Hoboken and we are very happy we chose this building!”
Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve, Park + Garden is the first large-scale rental building to open in Hoboken in years. The mixed-use design features two 12-story residential towers” consisting of a lavish amenities and an enclosed parking garage. There’s also 13,000 square feet of street-level retail space and 32,000 square feet of educational space.
Thoughtfully-designed one-, two- and three-bedroom residences feature high ceilings, oversized windows, walk-in closets, bamboo flooring and kitchens with granite countertops, sleek cabinetry and Energy-star stainless steel appliances, Select homes boast spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. Monthly rents at Park + Garden start at $3,250. Fully-furnished model homes are available to tour. Homes are available for immediate occupancy.
A full suite of recreational and social amenities enhance residents’ lifestyles, including an attended lobby, state-of-the art gym, multiple club rooms, courtyards, outdoor pool and landscaped deck, additional laundry facilities, bike storage and a 383-car on-site fully automated parking facility. Renters also have access to a shared multi-use recreational room/basketball court.
Situated directly across the Hudson River from midtown Manhattan, Hoboken is well-known as one of the most dynamic City environments along the Hudson County “Gold Coast” with a bustling main street, exciting nightlife and well-rounded recreational and social opportunities. Park + Garden offers a pedestrian-friendly design with a private street entrance to create an intimate atmosphere while allowing residents to fully embrace all the elements of this walkable residential setting and its easy access to mass transportation.
“Uptown Hoboken blends the vibrancy of an urban downtown with a family-friendly atmosphere featuring multiple parks, playgrounds, new athletic fields and the scenic Hudson River Waterfront Walkway,” says Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, the exclusive leasing and marketing agent for Park + Garden.
“There’s never a shortage of activities, with boutique shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars along Washington and 14th Streets and the nearby Bow Tie movie theatre. The City also hosts numerous waterfront concerts and seasonal fairs and street festivals. Within minutes of the Lincoln Tunnel and the 39th Street NY Waterway terminal, Park + Garden also brings all that Manhattan has to offer within close reach.”
Bijou Properties also sponsors a summer Farmer’s Market held right outside the doors of Park + Garden. Entering its 4th season, the Garden Street Farmer’s Market is located at Garden Street Mews and held every Saturday from June to November. Filled with products from New Jersey farmers and the local Hoboken community, as well as festive music, the Farmer’s market was created by Bijou Properties to support sustainable agriculture, small businesses and make farm-fresh produce available to the community.
Park + Garden has been designed for LEED® Gold certification. Locally-based Bijou Properties is a leader in the field of “Green” development along the Hudson River Gold Coast. Park + Garden is the third LEED-certified building from the developer in Hoboken and boasts innovative, environmentally-sensitive features to minimize its impact on the environment. These include a vegetated roof terrace that will reduce storm water runoff, a CHP (combined heat and power) module that produces hot water and electricity using a single natural gas fuel source, charging bays for electric cars and spaces for 200 bicycles. The heating, cooling and lighting designs, in conjunction with a high performance building envelope and the CHP module, aim to achieve a 20% reduction in energy usage based on industry standard comparisons.
For more information about Park + Garden and to make an appointment to see the furnished model, please call 201.533.4480 or visit http://www.parkandgardenhoboken.com or
The community’s onsite Leasing Center is located at 1450 Garden Street, Hoboken, N.J. 07030
About Bijou Properties:
Founded in 1999 in Hoboken NJ, Bijou Properties designs, develops & manages the highest quality sustainable buildings and has become a recognized leader in the field of green development along the Hudson Waterfront. Recent projects include Garden Street Lofts (NJ’s First LEED Gold Residential Highrise), The Hostess Factory, a 42,000 square-foot retail restoration including a 20,000 square-foot Green Roof; and Edge Lofts, the first Hoboken residential development to achieve LEED® Platinum certification. Beyond its individual properties, Bijou Properties is focused on creating better neighborhoods and healthier environments for the community at large.
More information can be found on the company website: http://www.bijouproperties.com