Let’s face it: Brooklyn commuters have been taking a beating lately. Between the looming L-train shutdown and an oversubscribed subway system with nothing but more riders in sight, committed Brooklynites can be forgiven for scouting new horizons. Thankfully, they need only look as far as the Weehawken, N.J. waterfront and the crown jewel of the $2 billion planned Port Imperial waterfront development, Avora.
Located just steps from the New York Waterway Ferry Terminal, Avora places residents a mere eight-minute commute from midtown Manhattan and a convenient boat ride away from Wall Street and the World Financial Center via Pier 11.
Avora is a 184-unit resort-style condominium developed by Landsea on a promenade in the midst of a Manhattan-facing two-mile stretch of Hudson River waterfront. It is surrounded by a thriving network of walkways, green spaces, ballfields and parks — similar to Manhattan’s burgeoning west side — that is easily accessible to transportation, shopping, dining and nightlife.
The ease of getting to and from Avora is only the beginning of its appeal. To start with, there is the award-winning design. A distinctive structure sheathed in glass, Avora’s modern lines and angles ebb and flow to reveal balconies and greenery.
The multi-tiered, stepped-back design was conceived by award-winning architects IBI Group to capitalize on the building’s waterfront location and its iconic views of midtown Manhattan and the Hudson River.
The striking lobby and outdoor recreation areas of Avora call to mind a modern, ultra-luxurious resort. The resort-style third-floor plaza is the focal point of the property.
An outdoor pool, plentiful lounging areas, grills and a fire pit offer direct views of Manhattan. There’s even an elevated amphitheater where residents and their guests can admire the world’s most iconic skyline.
Inside the building, some 30,000 square feet of amenities include a private screening theater, an elegant boardroom and business center, a grand salon lounge with bar and catering kitchen, on-site pet grooming and a cutting-edge strength and cardio fitness center.
Residents and their guests enjoy a lobby that is attended by a concierge 24/7. Thoughtful touches abound, such as cold package storage that allows residents to have groceries delivered any time. And with “While You’re Away” service, the staff takes care of packages, mail and any other needs residents may have while traveling.
Of course, it is the one-, two- and three-bedroom homes and duplex penthouses with world-class finishes that make Avora an ideal destination for stressed out city dwellers. Residents enjoy such touches as chef’s kitchens with custom cabinetry, professional grade appliances and porcelain countertops. Bathrooms showcase porcelain tile and baths, Robern cabinetry and Kohler fixtures. Many residences offer private balconies and terraces with unimpeded New York City views.
Located at 800 Avenue at Port Imperial in Weehawken, N.J., Avora has one of the best locations along the waterfront. The Shops at Riverwalk, quaint neighboring Hoboken, and other nearby spots offer dining, shopping and entertainment. Light rail is adjacent to the building. And while a car isn’t necessary, those who have one will appreciate Avora’s enclosed and secure parking garage.
As a place to live and invest in, Avora offers significant value. Avora’s residences are priced from about $800,000 to more than $4 million.
Initial occupancy is slated for first quarter 2018. The building’s Phase II homes were recently released for sale, with many of the buyers coming from Manhattan, Brooklyn and beyond.
This trend should continue as prices and rents in New York City continue to rise and Hudson Yards transforms the West Side into a major economic hub, luring employees and visitors to reside within proximity of the new mixed-use neighborhood. For more information on Avora, visit www.AvoraLiving.com, or call 201-499-1638.
The sales gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week and is located at 500 Avenue at Port Imperial, Weehawken, N.J., across from the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal. GMAP