Pioneering Residential Brand Adds New Living and Social Spaces, Indoor Basketball Court, and Green Spaces to Harrison’s Growing Residential Scene

HARRISON, NJ – Harrison, NJ Mayor James A. Fife led a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 3, to celebrate the opening of a new phase of 381 innovatively-designed apartments and lively social spaces at Harrison Urby near the town’s PATH Station.

With a cut of the ribbon, Mayor Fife and development principals unveiled the newest addition to Harrison’s flourishing residential market led by the forward-thinking Urby brand. Following a successful grand opening in 2017, Harrison Urby now offers 1,060 apartments spread throughout multiple buildings, with the newest collection residing at 200 Angelo Cifelli Drive.

“On behalf of council, I am proud to welcome this new building at Harrison Urby to the community,” Mayor Fife said. “Urby, Ironstate Development, Pegasus Group, and Brookfield Properties have been prolific developers in Harrison and a major catalyst for the redevelopment of the waterfront. Their investment has delivered PILOT revenue, brought in new residents, and contributed to the renaissance of our town, which began in the 1990s.”

“We’re excited to expand this transformative residential concept in Harrison at a time when demand for smartly-designed apartments and vibrant social spaces in urban locations near mass transit is on the rise,” said David Barry, Founder and CEO of Urby. “This new building introduces the next level of the Urby experience.”

Brand New, Beautifully Designed Apartments

Leasing is underway for the new residences, with monthly rents starting from $2,125 for alcove studios that include a built-in, storage, platform bed and airy wood-slat partitions to create more privacy while allowing in ample, natural light. One-bedroom layouts start from $2,180, two-bedroom apartments start from $2,995 and spacious, three-bedroom floorplans are priced from $3,575. Immediate occupancy and limited time leasing specials are available.

Urby apartments feature open-floor plans, large windows to maximize natural light, built-in shelving and closets with drawers for storage, and sustainable flooring. With smart technology systems, including Latch keyless smart phone entry and Amazon package lockers, residents at Harrison Urby have unprecedented access to mobile connectivity. Harrison Urby is only one block from the Harrison PATH Station and just 20 minutes from Lower Manhattan.

Innovative Communal Spaces

Residents with flexible work schedules can work from the Urby Library. Located adjacent to Charley, the newly opened Viennese bistro, the Library is a cozy space with individual worktables that make it easy for residents to grab coffee and bites while prepping for their next meeting or reading a book by the fireplace.

When not working, residents can take their hoops skills to the hardwood with the addition of a brand new, full-size, indoor basketball court, enhancing Harrison Urby’s already impressive fitness offerings. In total, Urby offers over 13,000 square feet of indoor fitness space which includes basketball, yoga, and plenty of space for cardio, strength training and stretching.

For those looking to take in the outdoors, new landscaped areas provide additional open spaces to take in nature, tend farm plots, relax by the firepits, and grill with friends. An attractive bluestone path meanders through an aspen grove within. Harrison Urby residents also have access to 24/7 on-site Resident Coordinators, located at the Welcome Desks.

Harrison Urby architecture is designed by Amsterdam-based firm Concrete, best known for the designs of citizenM Hotels around the world. Harrison Urby features a series of buildings that are connected by beautifully landscaped green spaces with lush lawns and walkways designed by esteemed Belgian landscape architecture firm, Bureau Bas Smets. Urby residents enjoy a community garden with individual vegetable garden plots, a heated swimming pool and patio, fire pits, grills, lounge furniture, and lawn games. The pet-friendly community features Urby’s Woofgarden dog area for a little pup playtime. There’s also the Urby Kitchen, a rentable chef’s kitchen used to host food events, and two separate cafés integrated into the Urby lobby spaces.  Coperaco, a warm and inviting on-site cafe contains a 30-foot treehouse library and Steinway baby grand piano.  Charley, the new Viennese bistro, has both indoor and outdoor café seating, and features a lively-yet-relaxed atmosphere for lunch, cocktails, and a menu of bright and transportive central-European dishes. Harrison Urby residents have full access to all amenities at all Urby buildings.

For more information on Harrison Urby and to view availability for the new building at 200 Angelo Cifelli Drive, contact our leasing team at urby.com/harrison or by calling (973) 485-7777

About Urby

Urby creates spaces for a new generation of residents. More than just building apartments, Urby creates extraordinary spaces with community and culture.  Urby brings more life to your life. 

Urby is a joint venture between David Barry and Brookfield Properties. David Barry is a Principal in Ironstate Development, involved in the development of hospitality properties such as the Standard East Village, Chiltern Firehouse in London, and W Hotel in Hoboken, in addition to numerous residential projects in the New York metropolitan area. Brookfield Properties is a leading global developer and operator of high-quality real estate assets, responsible for more than 650 properties and more than 325 million square feet of real estate in gateway cities around the globe on behalf of Brookfield Asset Management. Urby collaborates on the brand’s unique architectural design with 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.

Since opening in 2016, Urby operates four properties in New York City, Jersey City and Harrison, New Jersey, and Stamford, Connecticut, with future developments opening in Newark, Dallas, and Washington D.C.

About Brookfield Properties

Brookfield Properties is a fully-integrated, global real estate services company that provides industry-leading portfolio management and development capabilities across the real estate investment strategies of Brookfield Asset Management — a global alternative asset manager with approximately $550 billion in assets under management.

Brookfield Properties develops and manages premier real estate with a focus on maximizing the resident experience in addition to the investment and operational performance of the asset. They also focus on integrating leading-edge real estate technologies which enables us to be at the forefront of innovation and sustainability – benefiting not only our residents, and business partners but also the communities in which we operate.

For more information about our approach to operating and developing best-in-class real estate, please visit www.brookfieldproperties.com.

Photo Caption - Officials from Urby and the Town of Harrison cut the ribbon on new 381-unit building at Harrison Urby. From L to R: Jesus Huranga, Harrison 1st Ward Councilmember; Larry Bennett, Harrison 3rd Ward Councilmember; David Barry, Founder and CEO of Urby; James A. Fife, Mayor of Harrison; Richard Miller, CEO of The Pegasus Group; James Doran, Harrison 4th Ward Councilmember; Eleanor Villalta, Harrison 2nd Ward Councilmember; Ellen Mendoza, Harrison 2nd Ward Councilmember.

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