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