Intimate Collection of 39 Residences and Artful Amenities Grand Open at 66 Monitor Street Near Liberty State Park
JERSEY CITY, NJ, January 24 -- Leasing is now open at Starling in Jersey City’s charming Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood, where developers Alpine Residential and Fields Grade have seamlessly blended historic preservation with contemporary development to create a boutique living experience.
Located at 66 Monitor Street just a stone’s throw away from Liberty State Park, the striking six-story rental building features just 39 studio to three-bedroom residences, along with a curated collection of artwork and inspired amenities. Street-level retail spaces will soon be home to MochiDough/BoberTea, a premium Japanese donut and bubble tea shop, and The Roxy, a new venture from some of the team behind Corto in Jersey City Heights.
Monthly rents for the homes begin from $2,690 with limited time Grand Opening incentives that include up to two months free. Initial occupancy is slated for February 2024.
In conjunction with the opening, the developers have launched a website at www.starlingjc.com where prospective residents can schedule a private tour of the building’s furnished model homes and amenities. Starling’s leasing program and management is handled by Alpine’s affiliated management company, South Oxford Management.
Starling furthers Alpine Residential and Fields Grade’s commitment to enriching Bergen-Lafayette with new residential buildings and supportive street-level retail space. In December, the partnership launched pre-leasing for 169 new rental residences at Atlas located at 270 Johnston Avenue.
“Starling caters to those desiring a more intimate living experience while still enjoying a robust suite of amenities and all that Bergen-Lafayette has to offer,” said William Rosato, Managing Partner of Alpine Residential. “The property is also infused with the local culture, displaying an art collection that captures the imaginative spirit found on the streets of Jersey City.”
With architecture by GRT Architects, Starling artfully fuses modern aesthetics with historic charm, paying homage to its past through the careful preservation of a century-old building's façade that once adorned the site. The restored exterior is joined inside by a dramatic double-height lobby that features reclaimed trusses and wood finishes salvaged from its original structure. These elements were also repurposed to craft furniture found throughout the property’s common spaces.
Expansive Residences with Contemporary Design
The studio to three-bedroom homes at Starling feature oversized windows with complimentary treatments that bathe the living space in natural light. Designer appointments include luxury plank flooring throughout, custom modular closets, in-home washer and dryer, smart lock entry, and remote thermostats. Gourmet kitchens boast stainless steel Energy Star appliances, Quartz countertops with a waterfall edge, Kohler fixtures, under-cabinet lighting, and full height tiled back splashes. Sleek bathrooms are adorned with Kohler fixtures, full height tiled baths and showers and soft close cabinetry. Select homes offer outdoor terraces.
Starling’s suite of amenities was designed to foster a sense of tranquility, wellness and ease. Residents enjoy a rooftop lounge, outdoor dining and seating area, state-of-the-art fitness center, co-working spaces, and a golf simulator. Services encompass a virtual doorman, package room, bike storage, access to electric scooters, and Tulu, an on-demand smart rental store offering high-quality household and lifestyle products.
Jersey City Culture Right at Home
Throughout Starling, a carefully curated collection of artwork captures the essence of Jersey City’s vibrant art scene. From murals by world-renowned artists to the diverse architecture and neighborhood life, the collection celebrates the city's creativity. Upon entering the building, residents and guests are welcomed by works showcasing Jersey City's street art scene, a theme that continues throughout amenities spaces adorned with local art and stocked with books from local authors, providing a connection to the Jersey City art community.
A Close-Knit Neighborhood Connected to Downtown Jersey City
Starling is ideally situated in the heart of the close-knit Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood, considered by many as a hidden gem for its open green spaces, small-town neighborhood charm and dynamic lifestyle options. Access to Downtown Jersey City is effortless, thanks to the Liberty State Park Bridge. This extension of Jersey Avenue provides enhanced connectivity to Jersey City’s downtown district, complete with bike lanes and sidewalks. The scenic route through the park strengthens connections between neighborhoods, including the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Liberty Park Station. Nearby Route 78 offers convenient access to the Holland Tunnel and points west.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Liberty State Park provides over 1,200 acres of open space, a two-mile waterfront promenade, an outdoor performance area, and a celebrated restaurant with panoramic views of the Hudson River, Manhattan skyline, and Statue of Liberty. The park also offers a full-service marina, ferry service to Manhattan, charter boat excursions, and maritime sightseeing tours. Anchoring the neighborhood is the Liberty Science Center, featuring an ever-evolving interactive museum experience.
For additional information on Starling, please visit www.starlingjc.com or call 201-928-5584.
About Alpine Residential
Alpine Residential is a venture comprised of Alpine Real Estate Group and Beachwold Residential, who are both headquartered in the same office in Manhattan, with the management offices in Dallas, Texas; New Haven, Connecticut; and Jacksonville, Florida.
The managing principals of Alpine Real Estate Group are Todd Schefler and William Rosato. Todd and Bill have developed over 2,000 residential units, over 500,000 SF of retail, over 900,000 SF of industrial and office, significant parks and open space: in excess of $2.0 billion in development over the last 30 years for large institutions including Tarragon (NASDAQ), Lennar (NYSE) and Catellus (NYSE)/TPG, and for their own account more recently.
The managing principal of Beachwold is Gideon Friedman. Beachwold has built, owned, and managed multifamily properties for over 40 years, and controls 66 properties and 15,000 multi-family units in Connecticut, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, and Tennessee. Beachwold has a balance sheet with over $3 billion in assets.
The principals in Alpine Real Estate Group and Beachwold have been working together, in different capacities, for over 20 years, since January 2000.
Alpine is currently developing over 3,000 multifamily units in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Florida. www.alpine-re.com
About Fields Grade
Fields Grade is a full-service real estate development company based in Jersey City, New Jersey, founded by Greg Russo and brothers James and Robert Caulfield. Greg Russo is a real estate development and finance veteran with extensive experience in the development of multifamily housing projects over the past 25 years. Greg has completed the development and financing of more than 8,000 units and $5 billion worth of projects in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
James and Robert Caulfield, formerly of Fields Development Group, specialize in the entire spectrum of development and construction. Since Fields Development’s inception in 1999, the company grew to include an in-house construction division, Fields Construction Company, providing construction services to customers throughout the Tri-State area. Fields Grade fosters a cohesive and comprehensive approach for clients, with the ability to combine construction expertise with a developer mindset. www.fieldsgrade.com