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Jersey City apartment tower aims to blend arts with luxury living

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A rendering of the Art House.
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One of Jersey City’s newest residential towers is open for business, with a focus on integrating luxury apartments with the city’s historic Powerhouse Arts District.

Known as the Art House, the 119-unit building has been completed by the Shuster Group and is slated for occupancy in September, according to a news release from the developer. The First Street property is the latest multifamily development to arrive in Jersey City, but this one comes with an art gallery just a few blocks away.

The 3,800-square-foot space will accompany the building’s off-site leasing office at the nearby intersection of Christopher Columbus Drive and Grove Street, the news release said. And the opening of the gallery last week came alongside an announcement of “The Art Project,” an effort to promote local artists by selling their work.

Seventy percent of all sales proceeds will go directly to the artists, with 30 percent donated to the Jersey City Economic Development Corp. to help fund visual art classes for underserved youths, the news release said. The rotating art exhibitions, part of a collaboration between Shuster and the city, will eventually be displayed throughout the Art House.

“One of our core philosophies is designing and developing properties that precisely fit their locale,” Eyal Shuster, Owner of The Shuster Group, said in a prepared statement. “We believe we’ve done just that with The Art House.”

The Art House was designed by Fogarty Finger Architects and LWDMR & Associates, the news release said.

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Joshua Burd

Joshua Burd


Josh Burd covers real estate, economic development and sports and entertainment. Before joining NJBIZ in 2011, he spent four years as a metro reporter in Central Jersey. Email him at joshb@njbiz.com.

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