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    mini Asbury Park overview

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    Thanks for sharing the pics. I never realized that there's a ton of great architecture there. Seems like AP has alot of grand scale, unique buildings & structures. That tall building in photos 6 & 7 coincidentally just posted units for sale on Saturday afternoon. I guess it's a conversion project; pricing seems pretty reasonable but there aren't any pics of the interior available. They're calling it the Eureka. K. Hovnanian also has for-sale units on the market - townhomes closer to Deal Lake I believe.

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    Wow Asbury's looking good! I was pleasantly surprised at the whole boardwalk area last year, but downtown's catching up, too, and they do have some beautiful old buildings there that I'm glad to see preserved.

    In the 1st pic, what is that pre-fab modular structure going up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariab View Post
    Wow Asbury's looking good! I was pleasantly surprised at the whole boardwalk area last year, but downtown's catching up, too, and they do have some beautiful old buildings there that I'm glad to see preserved.

    In the 1st pic, what is that pre-fab modular structure going up?
    Yes..

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    What's the nightlife like in AP? Are there alot of restaurants and bars to check out? I know there are a few iconic spots like the Stone Pony, but what's the crowd like? Young professionals? Young families? Are most neighborhoods downtown Jersey City safe? More dangerous? Less?

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    East of the tracks is safe like Harrison safe with a few older and semi poor blocks that mixed in that look out of place but aren't dangerous. West of the Tracks is like the North Ward in Newark, around 35 bad blocks...with the Northern section being safe and nicer looking. But its not like as bad as the West Ward or Camden level of crime. I don't know about the nightlife , but the restaurant scene is very diverse , Korean , Seafood , American , Italian , Czech , German , Old School Candy & Ice Cream. Asbury & neighboring Ocean Grove have a large LGBT communities , along with a year round growing artist community. Its a mixed town , young and old , rich to poor.... People are nice by shore standards...its not rowdy like Long Branch , Belmar or Point Pleasant... Beach wise , its diverse.... You tend to see less families on the beach itself , more 25+ year olds... Ocean Grove tends to get the Families... But its a quiet & relaxed beach...with people playing Sports near the Conventional Hall and Dogs on the Beach north of the Hall along with Kite flyers... Both the Wonder Bar and Stony Pony seem to have a constant stream of visitors... Sometimes you'll catch Bruce their or on the Boardwalk or some other famous guy.

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    Thanks for all the info Nexis. Sounds like a pretty solid place with the exception of the west area. Do you know if there's been much progress in reducing crime there? Or if there's a concerted/strategic effort to eliminate whatever brings crime in? Seems like it has all the right elements to become a great powerhouse of a little city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by West Hudson View Post
    Thanks for all the info Nexis. Sounds like a pretty solid place with the exception of the west area. Do you know if there's been much progress in reducing crime there? Or if there's a concerted/strategic effort to eliminate whatever brings crime in? Seems like it has all the right elements to become a great powerhouse of a little city.
    Its been brought down from high levels over the years...the issue with Asbury Park in general is lack of Infrastructure upgrades...you'll notice that there are a lot of streets that need to be paved , they need new traffic lights...the train station needs to be replaced...its rather run down and the Police station being next to the station in the Downtown doesn't seem to help things. The lack of redevelopment in the Western area has allowed the crime rate to remain high.... There's a lot of abandoned properties in the Western area...and barren lots... Promises of big redevelopments have come and gone...

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    iStar’s Block by Block Redevelopment Picks up Speed

    According the city’s redevelopment plan for the area it is envisioned to contain 3,164 residential units and close to 450,000 square feet of commercial space. The plan also calls for updating the utility infrastructure and improving public streetscapes.

    Thus far we’ve seen iStar’s block-by-bock development of The Vive and the K. Hovnanian South Grand homes [shown at right], both with 28 units.

    This past year construction of the Boutique Hotel at the former Salvation Army site that sat vacant since 2004 got underway and to help solve the city’s parking crisis, the redeveloper constructed three temporary parking lots and helped lay the foundation for the North Eats Food Truck Court.

    But as construction of the 34-unit Monroe Condominiums project kicks off next month, all eyes will turn to the Esperanza.

    The Esperanza was planned as a luxury condominium complex but construction stopped near the end of 2007 due to economic conditions.

    “It’s time,” Cheripka said of plans to refurbish what many in the community call an eyesore.

    He said only that more will be revealed in the upcoming weeks and months.


    Read More Here : http://asburyparksun.com/istars-bloc...icks-up-speed/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexis4Jersey View Post
    Yes..
    An apartment building?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariab View Post
    An apartment building?
    Its either that or condos. Most projects that have been built recently are condos...

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    IStar unveils plans for 16 story tower on Esperanza site

    By Michelle Gladden



    Master waterfront redeveloper iStar Residential outlined its plans for a new 16 story high-rise at the former Esperanza site during Tuesday night’s Technical Review Committee [TRC] meeting.

    “This obviously has been a long time coming,” said iStar Senior Vice President of Development Brian Cheripka. “We said all along that we were going to take our time and work our way up to this project…We strongly believe that now is the time to deliver this project to the community.”

    Designed by Gary Handel of Handel Architects, headquartered in New York, the mixed use development on Ocean Avenue includes retail space, a boutique hotel, luxury condominiums and a three-story parking garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexis4Jersey View Post
    That's great news! It will include 128 luxury condos...that's a pretty substantial number.

    I recently read about co-working space that has been/is being built in AP...seems like the boom from the 2000's is being revived.

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    I think its too big for that location...it should be closer to the train station...

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