having already opened a location on staten island, the second in a planned series of urby residential developments has now opened in new jersey — directly across from lower manhattan. housed within a 713 foot-tall tower, ‘jersey city urby’ appears as a stacked series of cantilevering volumes. the waterfront structure climbs to a height of 69 storys and contains a total of 762 rental apartments.


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urby already has one residential project open in staten island, and is now set to add another venue to its portfolio. like its predecessor, jersey city urby places a strong emphasis on experience and community, with residents offered a host of on site amenities. prominently located on the jersey city waterfront at harborside, rentals are available for studio, 1-bed, or 2-bed options, with prices starting at around $2,000 USD per month. dutch firm concrete is responsible for designing the scheme’s architecture and interiors, as well as helping to develop the overall concept of urby.

 

 

jersey city urby has also announced a major collaboration with airbnb that will make it the first new building development in the tri-state area to take part in the home sharing marketplace’s ‘friendly buildings program’. residents of the new rental development will be allowed to share their apartments on airbnb by renting out a private room or an entire residence for up to 30 days per year.

 

 

staten island urby, which opened last year, includes new york’s first residential urban farm. the development also features a 5,100 square foot fitness center, an outdoor pool, landscaped courtyards with fire pits, wi-fi enabled green spaces, and a 300-car garage. the scheme — which has been co-developed by ironstate development and roseland residential trust — even has rooftop beehives that produce honey to be served in the on-site café.

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