Jersey City getting architectural makeover to suit newcomers' tastes

As professionals and their families ditch “the stratospheric prices and stuffy attitudes” of Manhattan and Brooklyn for Jersey City, developers “are getting hip to the need for cutting-edge buildings to suit newcomers’ demanding tastes,” the New York Daily News’ Matt Chaban reports.

Chaban says Ironstate Development’s David Barry “is among the hardest-working developers” trying to help Jersey City “cast off its stigma” as a place to pass through on the way to Manhattan.

Ironstate’s 422-unit 18 Park project, designed by architect Marc Kushner’s firm, HWKN,  is a “daring building” with “simple punched windows … grouped together in abstract bands” that give the building “a pixilated look that is distinctly 21st century,” Chaban writes. Source: