Ellipse Update

MillionDollarVillas.com received an update regarding the luxury and very fancy amenities at The Ellipse, the new high-end rental high-rise in Newport, Jersey City’s waterfront neighborhood. LeFrak, the developing company just put in the finishing touches and we want to show you what it’s all about.

The amenities we are referring about are:

  • A fitness center, which is really state-of-the-art and has incredible views of the Hudson River
  • A game room with ping pong tables and billiards in a luxury setting
  • A game room for children which we will call a playroom, safely equipped with a rubber floor and a road rug.
  • A multi-purpose lounge with huge flat screen TV’s and curated art on the walls.
  • For those work-at-home workers there is a co-working space with felt-covered study carrels, a conference table and bookcases. An ideal place for in-house networking opportunities.
  • The lobby with a 24/7 doorman and featuring really cool plant wall.
    In the summer of 2018 an amazing outdoor pool will be opening.

The Ellipse is conveniently located just a few minutes from the Hoboken Path train station and in close proximity to the Newport train station, the light rail station and the Holland Tunnel so you can be in Manhattan in just a few minutes.

It is already nearly 90% leased and that is including four out of its five penthouses of which one is the most expensive rental listing in Jersey City’s history.

Did we mention that Newport is the largest mixed-use waterfront community in the United States with access to fantastic restaurants and an amazing amount of shops.


By Ton Peelen

The Harrison Urby, luxury renting with an interesting touch.

So once in a while something exceptional comes along, something unique, something special. For luxury rentals that almost never happens. But it happens and the Harrison Urby is proof of that.

Designed inside and out by Concrete, the design rebels from Amsterdam, the complex mixes modern architecture and landscape design with a solid events calendar. They re-thought the rental apartments concept and Harrison Urby is design driven with collective spaces that are thoughtfully programmed to connect residents with one another.

The good news that they celebrated their grand opening recently and you can be part of it.

Collective spaces

So now, what is that all about collective spaces that are thoughtfully programmed to connect? Well, these collective spaces are designed to foster natural opportunities for residents to meet and interact. So you there is the two-story Coperaco Café in the lobby, featuring a 30-foot tree house library and a Steinway baby piano for performances. Also there is an onsite recording studio named Urby Blues servicing as a practice space for Urby’s jazz musician-in-residence, Davell Crawford. And that is in the lobby only.


And of course there are other amenities where you can do your thing and meet others if you are into the social thing: DIY workshops, cooking classes in the Urby Kitchen, which is a communal chef’s kitchen for hosting culinary classes, wine tastings, pop-up diners and workshops for residents. You will also find many other amenities like a Heated Saltwater Swimming Pool, Two-story Gym/Yoga Room, Outdoor Garden, Urby Lawn & Games, Outdoor BBQ & Fire Pits, Waterstation, Post & Parcel Room, Woofgarden and Wi-Fi.

The Coperaco Café


The Urby Kitchen


Fitness Room

The Complex

In the complex, which exist of 4-story building wrapped around a central communal garden, are 409 rental units available in studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom layouts. These apartments all have huge windows so they are light and bright, have built-in closets with drawers for storage, are outfitted with a full washer/dryer, have bamboo flooring which is very durable and dimmable LED lights. Prices start at $1,800 for a studio to $3,200 for a two-bedroom / two-bathroom apartment.

We mentioned there is a saltwater swimming pool and want to add that it is located in the courtyard together with a patio, fire pits and a nice lawn with gardens, path and lawn games like bocce ball and table tennis.

Saltwater Swimming Pool

The complex also has a Woofgarden, that is a special garden for letting the dog out, a car parking and a bicycle storage so you don’t have to hang your bike on the wall in your apartment.

In case you like to rent one we give you the address:
777 South Third Street, Harrison, NJ 07029
That is close to the PATH System so your in Manhattan in no time.

Urby is a creation of Ironstate Development—the real estate firm behind the development of the Standard East Village, Chiltern Firehouse in London and W Hotel in Hoboken—and Concrete Architects, the Amsterdam-based architecture and interiors firm known for the designs of CitizenM Hotels around the world and W Hotels in London and Switzerland.

PHOTO CREDIT: Ryan Koopmans