Newport, Jersey City

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Coordinates: 40°43′47″N 74°02′11″W / 40.729698°N 74.036350°W / 40.729698; -74.036350

For the unincorporated community in southern New Jersey, see Newport, New Jersey.
View of Newport from the Hudson River

Newport is a 600-acre (2.4 km2) master-planned mixed use community in Jersey City, New Jersey, consisting of retail, residential, office, and entertainment facilities. Located on Jersey City's Hudson River waterfront, the new development is located opposite the Tribeca area of Lower Manhattan. Development of Newport began in 1986, as a $10 billion project led by Samuel J. LeFrak and his firm, The LeFrak Organization.[1][2]

Transportation[edit]

Newport is served by transportation links to New York City, including the adjacent Holland Tunnel for access to lower Manhattan, as well as having good connections to the rest of New Jersey via the New Jersey Turnpike. Public transportation consists of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and the PATH, which has stops in Newport (Pavonia-Newport and Newport respectively) and a BillyBey Ferry Company stop in Newport.[3] The area is also served by several New Jersey Transit bus lines as well as some private bus lines.

Retail shopping and dining[edit]

Part of the Newport community is the Newport Centre Mall, a large traditional indoor shopping complex anchored by Macy's, JC Penney, Sears and Kohl's. Outside the mall and around the Newport area are a variety of primarily neighborhood oriented restaurants (known collectively as "The Restaurants at Newport") and retail stores[4] (known collectively as "The Newport River Market") including a number of notables such as a Target store which opened in 2004,[5] Staples[6] and Best Buy.[7]

Housing[edit]

As of 2014, the population of Newport is 15,000.[3] Newport's approved master Redevelopment Plan contains an 'as-of-right' entitlement to build 9,000 units of residential housing. Newport currently includes 10 high-rise rental apartment buildings comprising approximately 4,000 households. Construction of these buildings began in 1985. Newport's 10th rental apartment building, "The Aquablu," was completed and occupied in 2009. Newport also includes 3 high-rise condominium apartment buildings comprising approximately 900 additional households. Construction of these condominium buildings began in 1987. The most recent condominium building, known as "The Shore Condominiums at Newport, North Tower" was completed in 2008. Several adjacent residential buildings just south of Thomas Gangemi Drive are often advertised by real estate professionals as being in Newport, but are actually located outside thereof.[citation needed]

The residential buildings within Newport are:[8]

These buildings offer views of Midtown and Downtown New York City. Adjacent to these buildings is the Newport waterfront, which runs along the Hudson River and offers ferry service to New York. A portion of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway runs through Newport. Near the Laguna building is the award-winning Newport Green, the only urban beach on the Hudson River, which hosts summer events exclusively for residents, such as outdoor film screenings concerts and festivals.[3]

Hotels[edit]

Newport's approved master Redevelopment Plan contains an 'as-of-right' entitlement to build 1,200 hotel rooms. A 187-room hotel known as the Courtyard by Marriott Jersey City-Newport opened just south of Newport in 2000. A 429-room full service hotel known as the Westin Newport, Jersey City opened at the beginning of 2009.[9]

Office buildings[edit]

The "Newport Office Center" consists of 8 buildings which in total amount to over 5,000,000 square feet (460,000 m2) of Class A commercial office space. The first of these buildings, 111 Town Square Place, was built from the remnants of an abandoned warehouse in 1989 and contains both office and data centers. The most recent building, 100 Town Square Place was completed in 2003. Hundreds of different companies have headquarters or back-offices at Newport. These range from transportation companies such as EVA Air [10] and Jet Airways [11] to major financial institutions such as JPMorgan Chase which fully occupies two entire buildings in the Newport Office Center.

Newport 10000[edit]

The Newport 10,000, more popularly known as the Newport 10k, is a 10,000 meter road race (running) in the vicinity of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway.[12] Typically held the second weekend in May, the race tends to attract a strong regional and international field of elite runners. The course is a USATF certified and consists of flat local roads.[13]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Weiss, Lois (August 27, 1997). "Newport dream becoming reality - developer Samuel LeFrak's planned Newport community in New Jersey". Real Estate Weekly. 
  2. ^ Bagli, Charles V. (April 30, 2012). "For Newport in Jersey City, Last Phase of Development Begins". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Newport section of JC has it all". "Home". The Union City Reporter. June 8, 2014. p. 3.
  4. ^ Martin, Antoinette (August 5, 2007). "How Far to the Organic Arugula?". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Scardino, Emily (April 7, 2003). "Target plans opening near NYC: Greatland would be most accessible for Manhattanites". DSN Retailing Today. 
  6. ^ "Staples - Newport, Jersey City - Yelp". Yelp. 
  7. ^ "Best Buy in Newport, Jersey City". destinationjerseycity.com. 
  8. ^ "Residential" on the Newport website
  9. ^ Clark, Amy Sara (January 28, 2009). "Mayor: High hopes for Newport hotel". The Jersey Journal. 
  10. ^ "Service Center." EVA AirRetrieved on February 7, 2009.
  11. ^ "Jet Airways Reservation & Ticketing Office in Newark." Jet Airways. Retrieved on August 10, 2009.
  12. ^ Steadman, Andrew (May 14, 2012). "Some 1,300 runners participate in Newport 10K race, largest turnout ever". NJ.com.
  13. ^ "Website newport10k.com". website. www.OYMP.net. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 

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