NYT Spotlights The Morgan, Inside Modera Lofts


The New York Times’ real estate section is no stranger to Jersey City. In its most recent column of “The Hunt,” the Times takes a look at firefighter Craig Vagell and his wife Katie Guenther’s apartment search in downtown Jersey City. Vagell, who used to pay $1,275/month for a studio in Hamilton Park, looked at apartments in Avalon Cove (“it was blah and there was carpeting that looked old”) and Marbella (no 1-bedrooms available and the 2-bedrooms were out of budget in the low $3,000s).

Ultimately, they settled on a 1-bedroom inside the new Toll Brothers rental tower, The Morgan, located just steps away from the Grove PATH station on Marin Boulevard. The couple selected a 1-bedroom unit on a lower floor for $2,780 a month. The price doesn’t include a $75 application fee and annual $500 amenity fee. (Garage parking is an extra $225 a month.) As for the couple’s initial thoughts on The Morgan: In the hallway you can hear talking and television from other apartments, but “the minute you go into your apartment, the noise goes away.” —NYT

**Meanwhile, New York Yimby visits Modera Lofts at 350 Warren Street — home of the former Butler Brothers warehouse. The building has been renovated into 366 apartments and New York Yimby reports that the developers were able to salvage a lot of industrial details of the former warehouse and incorporate them into the new space. Units range from 446-square-foot studios to 1,472-square-foot three-bedrooms with prices starting at $2,225 and soaring to $5,185 for a three-bedroom, two-bath unit. —New York Yimby

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