THE FAIRCHILD IN TRIBECA PARTNERS WITH THE GREENWICH HOTEL

Exclusive private amenties offered at the famed Greenwich Hotel are available to homeowners at The Fairchild in TriBeCa.

Exclusive private amenties offered at the famed Greenwich Hotel are available to homeowners at The Fairchild in TriBeCa.

Residents to Have Full Access to Exclusive Club

NEW YORK, NY – Residents at The Fairchild, TriBeCa’s premier luxury condominium building, will now enjoy the exclusive amenities of one of New York’s most prestigious private clubs, The Greenwich Hotel.

Atlantic Walk Vestry, the developer of the 21-home Fairchild located at 55 Vestry Street in TriBeCa’s Northern Historic District, announced this week the one-of-a-kind partnership with Robert De Niro’s famed hotel. Under the elite agreement, Fairchild homeowners will have access to a true haven for relaxation and rejuvenation including a 1,000 square-foot fitness center and admission to the renowned Shibui Spa which features a lantern-lit pool and lounge and four full-service spa treatment rooms.

“The luxury and elegance of TriBeCa’s Greenwich Hotel is the perfect complement to The Fairchild’s classic New York style,” notes Raphael De Niro, partner of the Greenwich Hotel and managing director of The De Niro Group, The Fairchild’s marketing and exclusive sales agent. “The privacy and comfort offered at these prestigious addresses create an incomparable lifestyle for residents.”

Located within a 250 year-old wood and bamboo farmhouse, the Greenwich Hotel’s Shibui Spa also features a shiatsu room, a traditional bathing room with a large tub for Japanese bathing rituals, a wet room that includes a shower for wraps and scrubs, and a treatment room for massages, manicures, pedicures and facial treatments. The Fitness Center was designed to fit the concept of Shibui with old hemlock floors and hidden lights coupled with state-of-the-art equipment. Personal trainers are available upon request.

“No other residential building can offer access to these exclusive amenities,” states Gerard Longo, a principal of Atlantic Walk Vestry. “We’ve managed to enhance what was already a truly exceptional opportunity.”

Nestled in this storied neighborhood where Washington Street meets Vestry Street, The Fairchild is a charming nine-story doorman building that combines luxury living with the traditional industrial style and quintessential architecture of historic TriBeCa.

The Fairchild boasts 21 exceptional simplex, duplex and triplex residences — many of which boast 22-foot ceiling heights.

Prices range from $1.965 million to $8.995 million, with offerings including two-, three- and four-bedroom residences spanning from 1,350 to 3,500 square feet of living space – including three oversized triplex townhomes with private street-level entrances. Buyers can also combine homes to create up to 10,000 square-foot custom residences. Select residences also feature spacious terraces and outdoor patio space.
Residents also enjoy an around-the-clock attended lobby, personal Concierge service and refrigerated storage area, as well as close proximity to top-tier schools, renowned art galleries and gourmet eateries.

While the architectural design of The Fairchild reflects the industrial age of the 19th century, authenticated by a traditional red brick façade and oversized arched windows, The Fairchild is a newly-constructed building that features all of the comforts of 21st-century living. To ensure the historic character of the neighborhood is respected and preserved, The Fairchild was built under the supervision of the Landmarks Preservation Commission and showcases the expert collaboration of noted architect Karl Fischer and designer David Howell.

Dramatic interior spaces feature hardwood walnut stained flooring throughout the living areas, expansive arched windows, direct elevator access to each home and cutting edge technology systems. Poggenpohl Kitchens are fully equipped, providing residents with dark stained wood and off-white lacquered cabinetry, polished Caesarstone countertops and backsplashes, 36” Sub-Zero refrigerators plus additional under-counter refrigerators, a built-in Wolf oven and cook top, a Miele integrated dishwasher, and a stainless steel Sub-Zero wine cooler. Lavish master baths boast honed travertine walls, polished Calacatta gold accented floors with stone borders, elegant fixtures by Toto and Lakkista in a silver nickel finish, and a “Tea for Two” bath tub by Kohler.

For more information on The Fairchild, please call (212) 925-2655 or visit the website at http://www.tribecafairchild.com. The De Niro Group is The Fairchild’s exclusive marketing and sales agent.
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From Ghost Towns to Coast Towns

Daily NewsFriday, May 15, 2009

From Ghost Towns to COAST TOWNS

The waterfront in New York City and nearby is seeing the reinvention of wasteland and derelict buildings

By Jason Sheftell

CRYSTAL POINT, JERSEY CITY:
This project by Fisher Development Associates involves the last piece of land to be developed on the Jersey City shoreline with direct views of lower Manhattan. The real estate company’s two previous ventures on the Hudson River, Liberty Terrace and Liberty Tower, turned over 767 units quickly.

Just 25 feet from the water, Crystal Point is the most elegant. But that shouldn’t scare buyers. Units are competitively priced, starting in the mid-$400,000s. Amenities include a pool with water views, spa, residents’ lounge, free on-site parking and game room with private theater. All homes have marble baths.

“You’re not on the water here. It feels like you’re in the water,” says Adrienne Albert, CEO of The Marketing Directors, the sales group charged with selling the 269 units in the 42-story tower. “We’re already 20% sold in this market. People realize there is something special about this. You have New York skyline views from almost every apartment.”

To get a closer look, call (201) 433-7778.

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A Shore Bet

Long Branch typified New Jersey’s fast disappearing seaside charm. It was renaissance or bust.

By Barbara Ballinger

Before New York’s Hamptons attracted wealthy homeowners and chic celebs, Long Branch, N.J., ranked as one of the country’s premier summer resorts with five miles of Jersey shoreline. Seven U.S. presidents vacationed there and attended services at an 1879 Episcopal church, which became known in their honor as the Church of the Presidents. Winslow Homer depicted its beach in his art.

The beach is still soft, white, and sandy, and meandering Victorian “cottages” with wide front porches still line leafy streets. But through the years, Long Branch lost luster as plane travel took vacationers farther from home. Investment in the city languished, and the gritty urban life—high crime, building vacancies, dwindling population, and tacky shops, particularly along the pier—stole away the charm of yesteryear. A fire in 1987 spelled the beginning of the end.

Civic leaders were determined to reverse the tide and asked Mayor Adam Schneider to help. “Everyone was skeptical because Long Branch had been through prior redevelopments. We took a different tact and developed a master plan before we hired a developer,” says Schneider, who took office in 1990. With input from architects and urban planners at Thompson Design Group in Boston, the private and public sectors envisioned a destination that maximized the oceanfront year-round.

A 28-acre stretch by the water would become a lively mixed-use complex with homes above shops and restaurants, hotels, green space, and ferry service to lower Manhattan. The centerpiece would be a new boardwalk and pier—hence the development’s name, Pier Village, minus the amusement park, which leaders felt wouldn’t fit the image desired.

To construct Pier Village, the leaders hired Applied Development Co. in Hoboken, N.J., which purchased 35 parcels of land between 1999 and 2001, and tweaked the plan. The firm decided that low-rise buildings would have mostly Victorian facades to evoke the past, but a few would be contemporary for a more evolved aesthetic, says president David Barry. His firm also suggested rental units rather than condos. “We felt condo owners would use them as second homes in warm weather, but renters would stay all year,” he says.

Other team members made additional key decisions. Architect Glenn Haydu of Minno &Wasko Architects & Planners in Lambertville, N.J., designed an oceanfront restaurant, Avenue, and a beach club with a rustic sustainable facade but big glass panes on the ocean side for views. Thompson principal Pratap Talwar and landscape architect Tom Bauer of Melillo + Bauer Associates in Manasquan, N.J., redesigned the scale of Ocean Avenue and added medians for a more residential approach into the development. They also massed buildings to capture ocean views, set aside a crescent-shaped green space for public activities, improved beach access, planted native grasses to catch pollutants, and installed dark-sky lighting with a historic look.

To date, 536 rental units have been built, with 90 percent of the 320 in Phase I and 70 percent of the 216 in Phase II leased. Monthly rents run from $1,285 to $4,100. Twenty-nine of the 32 retail units totaling 100,000 square feet are occupied, and a cutting-edge-style, 24-room boutique hotel, Bungalow, was set to open May 1. More than 500 permanent jobs have been created.

While the pier and ferry terminal have not yet been constructed, the City Council adopted in March a $1 million bond ordinance to fund planning. Phase 3, to start in spring 2010 once all plans are approved, is expected to add 200 apartments, 75 condos, 20,000 square feet of new retail, a 100-room hotel, and an oceanfront park.

Already, change is palpable. Restaurants like The Turning Point have become hubs even in winter. And the rental population isn’t comprised just of the anticipated young professionals but also boomers like management consultant Joe Raff, who grew up on the Jersey Shore and was looking for a self-contained, ocean community.

Last summer, more than 500,000 visited the beach, says Mayor Schneider. The equalized ratable base for Long Branch jumped to $6.5 billion this past January from $1.5 billion in 2001, according to the Long Branch Tax Assessor.

Pier Village is causing ripples beyond its shore. “It has spurred $20 million worth of public investment throughout the city,” Talwar says. The New Jersey District Council of the Urban Land Institute named Pier Village 2006 Project of the Year. Travel & Leisure magazine ranked it among the country’s “20 Great
American Beaches” in 2007.

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Pier Village is a mixed-use community in Long Branch, N.J., a city of 32,000 in Monmouth County. It is located two blocks from a train station with frequent service to New York 55 miles away and 45 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. Phase I opened in 2006; all three phases are expected to be completed by 2011. For more information on Pier Village, visit www.piervillage.com.

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Two main roads—Ocean Avenue and Ocean Boulevard—frame the development and parallel the new boardwalk and planned pier; new medians along Ocean Avenue calm traffic. A crescent-shaped, half-acre green space near the ocean known as Festival Plaza is used for concerts, outdoor movies, farmers markets, and other public activities.

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CRYSTAL POINT GRAND OPENING PRESENTS “ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME” OPPORTUNITY TO OWN ON JERSEY CITY WATERFRONT

Crystal Point has grand opened with 269 condominium homes and resort amenities on Jersey City waterfront

Crystal Point has grand opened with 269 condominium homes and resort amenities on Jersey City waterfront

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The sophistication of living in an iconic riverfront condominium building has teamed with attractive Grand Opening prices and historically low interest rates to create a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for today’s savvy homebuyers at Crystal Point, the inspiring collection of 269 homes rising on the last piece of developable land in Jersey City directly facing Manhattan.

One of the most anticipated residential properties to be introduced to the New York Metropolitan area, the signature 42-story building situated a mere 25 feet from the banks of the Hudson River is celebrating its Grand Opening by introducing an extraordinary buying opportunity unrivaled in comparable condominium offerings in Jersey City, Hoboken and New York City.

Poised to become an instant landmark on the dazzling Hudson River waterfront, Crystal Point heralds in a new era of urban luxury and everlasting value with world-class residences incredibly priced from the mid-$400,000s, premier service, incomparable amenities and exceptional views – all attributes desired by discerning homebuyers looking to take advantage of market conditions and get the most upscale home for their money.

The Grand Opening celebration follows an extremely successful preview sales period in which prospects responded favorably to Crystal Point’s lavishly-appointed one-, two- and three-bedroom homes and resort-style amenities and services, according to its developer Fisher Development Associates.

“We discovered in our preview period there are a large number of homebuyers who realize now is the time to buy and take advantage of record-low interest rates, federal tax credits and more,” says Brian Fisher, a principal of the firm that bears his name. “We’ve added even more value to the equation by offering these stylish homes at Grand Opening prices and establishing a close relationship with various lending institutions which allow purchasers to receive amazingly low interest rates and offer the ability to lock in at any time between signing their contract and closing.

“The result is a sensational opportunity to enjoy upscale waterfront living in a one-of-a-kind location enhanced by five-star amenities and services right outside your door.”

The full-service Crystal Point building features a distinctive, crystalline-style glass exterior and has been designed to maximize the building’s waterfront setting and reflect its exclusivity and diversity. Inside, homes will range from 800 to 1,817 square-feet of well-designed living space complemented by a wide array of premium finishes. Residents will also benefit from free on-site parking.

“Designer features will grace these homes, including kitchens with Italian Pedini wood and glass cabinetry, sparkling quartzite counters, under-cabinet task lighting, full height pantries, islands with breakfast bars and a full Jenn-Air appliance suite,” points out Adrienne Albert, CEO of The Marketing Directors, Inc., Crystal Point’s marketing and exclusive sales agent.

“Floor-to-ceiling windows will drench the homes in natural light and many of the residences will offer river front balconies, expanding the already sensational views. Each residence will also have SMART home technology capabilities and a washer and dryer.”

Designed by noted architectural firm Gruzen Samton LLP, Crystal Point boasts sweeping views of the ever changing skyline stretching from lower Manhattan to the George Washington Bridge. Each home will have water views — a rare advantage experienced only at Crystal Point.

Crystal Point’s superb amenities create a resort-like living experience for residents. Ideal for maintaining a healthy body and mind, the Crystal Spa will feature a thermal bath, sauna, steam and treatment rooms. Residents will also enjoy a yoga/aerobics room, , state-of-the-art fitness center, lounge with catering kitchen and flat screen televisions, game room with billiard and poker tables , children’s play room and a screening room within the Crystal Club.

“An expansive outdoor deck overlooking the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline will feature a lap pool, hot tub, private cabanas and lounge chair seating, as well as a BBQ and dining area, fire pits with accompanying seating, and a children’s play area,” Ms. Albert says. “The full-service building will also offer a professional concierge, and valet parking, while a lobby level restaurant will serve residents and the community at large.”

Crystal Point homeowners appreciate the community’s convenient location ideally situated between the Paulua Hook and Newport sections of Jersey City and just steps from PATH trains at both Exchange Place and Newport with direct access into New York City and a Light Rail station.

Downtown Jersey City is also bustling with shopping and entertainment venues, while the tree-lined Paulus Hook neighborhood is known for its numerous restaurants, pubs, cafes, bakeries, and other conveniences.

Homebuyers can now visit the 4,000 square-foot sales and model center at Crystal Point. Located at 80 1st Street, just steps from the actual building, the spectacular off-site sales center and model is welcoming potential purchasers eager to obtain a comprehensive look at the upscale, technologically-advanced homes and amenities. The facility is highlighted by a fully-furnished, two-bedroom model residence merchandised by renowned New York City-based interior designer Kim Depole Design.

For additional information on Crystal Point, please call 201-433-7778 or visit http://www.crystalpointcondos.com.

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BAYPORT ON LAKE’S BAY NAMED COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR AT THE 2009 SAM AWARDS; Matzel & Mumford Takes Home 11 Awards In All

Bayport on Lake’s Bay features 131 luxury townhome residences and a new clubhouse and outdoor swimming pool with pool deck that overlooks the pristine Lake’s Bay

Bayport on Lake’s Bay features 131 luxury townhome residences and a new clubhouse and outdoor swimming pool with pool deck that overlooks the pristine Lake’s Bay

West Atlantic City, N.J. – Bayport on Lake’s Bay was named “Community of the Year” at the 2009 Sales and Marketing Awards (SAM), topping a competitive list of entrants from around the state.

Recognizing outstanding efforts in the homebuilding industry, the SAM Awards were presented on April 21st in Atlantic City during a gala reception that kicked off the New Jersey Builder’s Association’s (NJBA’S) 60th Annual Atlantic Builders Convention.

The coveted community of the year honor, which was in the “attached community under $400,000” category, highlighted an award-winning night for The Matzel & Mumford Organization which took home 11 awards in all for various achievements at its Bayport on Lake’s Bay community, Crescent Court luxury condominium community in downtown Jersey City and K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Stone Harbor active adult community, which is being marketed by Matzel & Mumford.

“We’re thrilled to have such an esteemed panel of our peers acknowledge our sales and marketing accomplishments with these prestigious awards,” says Glenn Ward, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for The Matzel and Mumford Organization, a K. Hovnanian Company.

“The recognition is a reflection of the hard work and commitment to excellence exhibited by our outstanding team of professionals and our ability to deliver exceptional communities that meet the needs of today’s homebuyers.”

Bayport on Lake’s Bay features 131 townhome residences located along the tranquil shores of Lake’s Bay in West Atlantic City, N.J. A new phase of expansive multi-level townhomes was recently unveiled at the community at prices starting in the low-$200,000’s — a tremendous value in today’s market.

The community’s distinctive townhomes offers expansive living spaces including a large family room or third bedroom and full bath on the first floor, a gourmet island kitchen with a breakfast nook and dining and living areas on the second floor, and a generous master-bedroom suite and second bedroom on the third level.

Residents enjoy the community’s new clubhouse which features a recreation center with fitness and activity areas and meeting room, as well as an outdoor swimming pool with pool deck that overlooks the pristine Lake’s Bay which is one of the country’s top ten sites for wind surfing and kite boarding, as well as other non-motorized sports such as canoeing and kayaking.

For those seeking national retail extravagance, the Pier at Caesars in Atlantic City offers such upscale names as Burberry, Tiffany and Co., Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton and many more. The Pier also houses two exciting night spots and an impressive selection of gourmet restaurants by such distinguished restaurateurs as Steven Starr of The Continental and Buddakan.

In addition, as a perennial favorite of some of the world’s most famous musicians and comedians, Atlantic City continues to host exciting entertainers year round.

The area is also easily accessible to New York City, Philadelphia, and other points throughout the tri-state area thanks to its proximity to several major state thoroughfares, including the Garden State Parkway, the Atlantic City Expressway, and Routes 40 and 322.

For more information on Bayport on Lake’s Bay and to schedule an appointment to view a furnished model home, please call 609-484-0096, or visit Matzel & Mumford’s website at http://www.mmhomes.com/bayport.

To visit the community’s Sales Center and new professionally decorated model home — from South Jersey/Pennsylvania, take the Atlantic City Expressway East to Exit 2. Take the Blackhorse Pike to the first U-turn, then head west on the Blackhorse Pike 1.3 miles and turn left on Bayport Drive. Follow Bayport Drive to the Sales Center on the right (across from the Bayport One office building).

From the North or South, take the Garden State Parkway to the Atlantic City Expressway Eastbound toward Atlantic City, then follow directions as above.

The Matzel & Mumford Organization is a K. Hovnanian Company.
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SPECIAL INCENTIVES & EXCITING LIFESTYLE ON DISPLAY DURING OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND AT THE VILLAGE AT WHITHALL

WHITEHALL, PA – Larken Associates will host a special “Open House” this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, May 9th & 10th) at The Village at Whitehall from noon to 4 p.m. where buyers can learn more about the popular active adult neighborhood and special limited-time builder incentives in a casual and relaxed setting.

In addition to hearing about the magnificent housing designs and exciting lifestyle at The Village at Whitehall, attendees will enjoy lunch and obtain details about the buyer incentives which include a $2,500 credit to be used towards upgrades and/or closing cost for any deposit received during the Open House event, according to Susan Livingstone, Sales Manager at the collection of 162 magnificent two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium homes for those aged 55 and better in Whitehall, PA.

“The Village at Whitehall has caught the attention of many active adult buyers and we wanted to do something special to reward those interested in this community and add value to their new home purchase,” says Ms. Livingstone. “We decided to host this Open House weekend and offer limited time incentives that will reduce their closing cost or allow them to add free designer appointments and features and increase the affluence of their new home.”

Special new pricing at The Village at Whitehall is making homeownership an attractive option for those aged 55 and older ready to trade in large single-family homes for the ease and convenience of resort-style, maintenance-free living. For a very limited time, certain models at the community are being offered for as little as $199,990 for homebuyers who can close on their new residence in 90 days or less. The value-packed new pricing is the lowest to be offered at the community and allows those who act quickly to receive great savings and considerable value.

The Village at Whitehall offers two-bedroom residences with the latest design amenities such as kitchens with designer cabinetry, granite countertops and hardwood flooring, exterior patios or balconies, designer light fixtures, separate laundry area in each residence and a video intercom system for security. A limited number of homes are available at the community for lease with rents beginning at $1,300 a month.

Residents can enjoy the expansive community center featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, steam rooms, media/theater room and dance floor. In addition, such on-site amenities as an outdoor heated pool and spa. Each building also offers a wide array of community rooms including card, game, ping-pong, billiards and lounge rooms.

Residents at The Village at Whitehall enjoy a location in close proximity to towns such as Allentown and Bethlehem which offer a plethora of recreational options including shopping, dining and seasonal festivals. In addition, the community is near several major roadways and public transportation makes it an ideal location for commuters.

“We also just minutes away from various medical centers and doctor facilities to provide residents additional convenience,” says Ms. Livingstone.

For additional information about The Village at Whitehall, please call (610) 796-5515 or visit http://www.larken.com. The sales center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., including weekends. Prospects can view the community on Tuesdays by appointment only. To visit the community, from Rt. 22 take exit for MacArthur Rd./PA-145 North. Proceed approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto Mechanicsville Road and continue for about a half mile. Turn left onto Brynwood Drive. Make your first left onto St. Stephen’s Lane and follow signs for the Sales Office.
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SPECIAL INCENTIVES & EXCITING LIFESTYLE ON DISPLAY DURING OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND AT THE VILLAGE AT WHITHALL

WHITEHALL, PA – Larken Associates will host a special “Open House” this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, May 9th & 10th) at The Village at Whitehall from noon to 4 p.m. where buyers can learn more about the popular active adult neighborhood and special limited-time builder incentives in a casual and relaxed setting.

In addition to hearing about the magnificent housing designs and exciting lifestyle at The Village at Whitehall, attendees will enjoy lunch and obtain details about the buyer incentives which include a $2,500 credit to be used towards upgrades and/or closing cost for any deposit received during the Open House event, according to Susan Livingstone, Sales Manager at the collection of 162 magnificent two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium homes for those aged 55 and better in Whitehall, PA.

The Village at Whitehall has caught the attention of many active adult buyers and we wanted to do something special to reward those interested in this community and add value to their new home purchase,” says Ms. Livingstone. “We decided to host this Open House weekend and offer limited time incentives that will reduce their closing cost or allow them to add free designer appointments and features and increase the affluence of their new home.”

Special new pricing at The Village at Whitehall is making homeownership an attractive option for those aged 55 and older ready to trade in large single-family homes for the ease and convenience of resort-style, maintenance-free living. For a very limited time, certain models at the community are being offered for as little as $199,990 for homebuyers who can close on their new residence in 90 days or less. The value-packed new pricing is the lowest to be offered at the community and allows those who act quickly to receive great savings and considerable value.

The Village at Whitehall offers two-bedroom residences with the latest design amenities such as kitchens with designer cabinetry, granite countertops and hardwood flooring, exterior patios or balconies, designer light fixtures, separate laundry area in each residence and a video intercom system for security. A limited number of homes are available at the community for lease with rents beginning at $1,300 a month.
Residents can enjoy the expansive community center featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, steam rooms, media/theater room and dance floor. In addition, such on-site amenities as an outdoor heated pool and spa. Each building also offers a wide array of community rooms including card, game, ping-pong, billiards and lounge rooms.

Residents at The Village at Whitehall enjoy a location in close proximity to towns such as Allentown and Bethlehem which offer a plethora of recreational options including shopping, dining and seasonal festivals. In addition, the community is near several major roadways and public transportation makes it an ideal location for commuters.

“We also just minutes away from various medical centers and doctor facilities to provide residents additional convenience,” says Ms. Livingstone.

For additional information about The Village at Whitehall, please call (610) 796-5515 or visit http://www.larken.com. The sales center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., including weekends. Prospects can view the community on Tuesdays by appointment only. To visit the community, from Rt. 22 take exit for MacArthur Rd./PA-145 North. Proceed approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto Mechanicsville Road and continue for about a half mile. Turn left onto Brynwood Drive. Make your first left onto St. Stephen’s Lane and follow signs for the Sales Office.
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FAMILY DISCOVERS IT PAYS TO OWN AT WOODSIDE KNOLLS

Baker Residential's Woodside Knolls in the Town of Wallkill

Baker Residential's Woodside Knolls in the Town of Wallkill

TOWN OF WALLKILL, N.Y. – After renting an apartment in Westchester, N.Y. for four years, Lisa E. Babb sat down and did the math. She immediately realized that what she and her husband spent in rent could have easily been put towards a home, a mortgage and a future.

“In four years we spent upwards of $72,000 in rent and had nothing to show for it,” says Mrs. Babb. “We needed to stop throwing our money away and make a solid investment; we needed to purchase a home.”

The determined mother of two decided not to waste any time and immediately began searching Google for new townhome communities throughout the tri-state area. Her search returned a number of neighborhoods and over the next six-months, the Babb’s visited each one.

“When I began my internet search, I only selected communities that I felt best fit our specific needs,” recalled Mrs. Babb. “Of course the home style and amenities were important but as parents, we were also looking for a community that was family-friendly and had a good school system and surrounding area.

“When we actually began visiting different places, we were amazed at how difficult it was to find a home that we loved in a town that was equally appealing.”

After a grueling six-month search, the Babb’s visited Baker Residential’s Woodside Knolls in the Orange County Town of Wallkill. They were immediately impressed.

“One of the first things we noticed about Woodside Knolls was the spacious layouts of the homes and the wide variety of standard amenities,” notes Mrs. Babb. “Majority of the other communities offered smaller homes with fewer amenities for more money. The difference was tremendous.”

Woodside Knolls was exactly what the family had been looking for, so the Babb’s purchased a Hudson home design at the collection of 216 fee-simple townhomes.

“When we began discussing details about our new home’s appointments and finishes with the staff, we were very impressed by their knowledge which extended well beyond pricing,” notes Mrs. Babb. “Their confidence in the product and attention to detail made us feel very secure in our choice to purchase at Woodside Knolls.”

The Babb’s are among the more than 50 families already residing in their new home and enjoying their dream lifestyle at Woodside Knolls. The community’s growing popularity has resulted in the fast approaching sell-out of its second townhome section.

“Due to the overwhelming demand, we recently Grand Opened the third housing phase at Woodside Knolls well ahead of schedule,” according to Sales Representative Ashley Young. “The spacious townhome designs have captured the attention of first-time buyers and families looking for and affordable residence in a quaint suburban location. In fact, our new housing phase offers some of the community’s most scenic homesites.”

Homes at Woodside Knolls are priced from the mid-$200,000 and feature breathtaking layouts that include 2,400 to 2,600 square feet of living space, three-bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, spacious eat-in kitchens, oversized living and dining rooms, a number of walk-in-closets, full finished basements and two-car garages.

First-Time homebuyers appreciate the fact Woodside Knolls is approved by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) which means friendly FHA financing which requires as little as a 3.5% downpayment is available for qualified buyers, as well as numerous developer incentives including the interest buy-down program, a $10,000 closing cost incentive and much more.

In addition to the first-time buyers, the community has also had strong appeal to empty nesters looking to downsize from larger single-family homes.

“Empty-nesters are finding Woodside Knolls a perfect alternative to retirement communities located further south,” adds Ms. Young. “Here, they can still enjoy the ease and convenience of townhome living, but in a location close to the family and friends throughout the area.”

Woodside Knolls is just minutes from Route 84 and the New York State Thruway to provide a short commute to destinations in northern New Jersey and Manhattan. Public transportation is also nearby with the Metro North Railroad just minutes away.

The many recreational and entertainment delights of the historic Hudson Valley are also close at hand. Hudson Valley is home to a variety of recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities, including performing arts venues, historical attractions, fine shopping and a host of state parks and outdoor activities.

There’s also no shortage of recreational diversions available in Wallkill itself. The township boasts twelve parks and recreational areas, including the public Wallkill Golf Club.

“Residents will also have several activities right outside their doorstep thanks to the comprehensive package of on-site recreational amenities,” says Ms. Young. “Once complete, Woodside Knolls will feature a pool, recreation center, tennis court and a half basketball court.”

For additional information on Woodside Knolls, please call 845-343-3001 or visit http://NewHomes.WoodsideKnolls.com.
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SATORI LOFTS SET TO RAISE THE BAR FOR UPSCALE LIVING IN HISTORIC HOBOKEN, N.J.

Satori Lofts is a cutting-edge five-story building featuring sleek and expansive floorplans and upscale finishes and appointments in Hoboken, NJ.

Satori Lofts is a cutting-edge five-story building featuring sleek and expansive floorplans and upscale finishes and appointments in Hoboken, NJ.

HOBOKEN, N.J. – In a mile-square City known for its sought-after urban-inspired lifestyle, Maridian Properties is set to introduce a new residential address that will considerably raise the bar for luxury condominium living in Hudson County’s historic Hoboken.

Satori Lofts, a cutting-edge five-story building, is destined to stand out from the competition with its sleek and expansive floorplans, upscale finishes and appointments that rival Manhattan’s most recognizable high-rise residences, and value-driven prices.

Sales for the intimate collection of just 12 one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes are expected to begin shortly, with prices ranging from $499,000 to $1.3 million. Initial occupancy is scheduled for summer, 2009. Open Houses will start on May 9th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Situated close to Washington Street in this bustling Hudson River “Gold Coast” city, Satori Lofts represents an opportunity unlike any offered in Hoboken to date, states Mario Fini, President of Hoboken-based Maridian Properties.

“Simply put, this architecturally-distinctive building will bring a new level of construction and design distinction to Hoboken that promises to exceed consumer expectations,” says Mr. Fini. “Large, airy and open floorplans with huge floor-to-ceiling windows and soaring 9-to-14-foot ceilings will create dramatic living spaces that are bathed in natural light.

“Buyers will also embrace our location in an area long celebrated for its urban sophistication and downtown neighborhood charm characterized by eclectic restaurants, boutique shops, diverse nightlife attractions, convenient mass transportation options and numerous parks and public spaces.”

Located at 511 Madison Street, Satori Lofts’ striking exterior design features a glass façade with modern accents and details. Inside, contemporary and cutting-edge floorplans range from 974 to 2,345 square feet of living space. The light and airy interiors are highlighted by designer appointments such as bamboo hardwood floors, kitchens with Bosch stainless steel appliances, espresso, white laminate and stainless steel cabinets and Venetian white glass backsplashes; recessed lighting and gas fireplaces. Luxurious master bedroom suites feature large walk-in closets and sumptuous master baths with custom mirrors and Calcutta gold marble vanity tops.

An extraordinary top-floor Penthouse home boasts a 650 square-foot roof deck, while several other residences feature expansive outdoor terraces.

Homeowners will enjoy views of the ever-changing New York City Skyline and state-of-the art building amenities, including an intercom system, a custom designed lobby and 12 resident, covered parking spaces.

“All homeowners will enjoy Satori Lofts’ most exciting exterior feature — an abundance of outdoor space highlighted by a rear common courtyard that is ideal for entertaining or relaxing,” Mr. Fini points out.

Residents at Satori Lofts benefit from a location easily accessible to Hoboken’s Washington Street and historic downtown business corridor. They will also be in close proximity to a wealth of transportation outlets that whisk commuters to the major business and cultural centers of Manhattan, including nearby Light Rail service, the PATH and New York Waterway Ferry.

For additional information on the new luxury condominiums at Satori Lofts, please call 201-222-1062 or visit http://www.satorilofts.com

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