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Release Date: February 22, 2010


Real Estate Brokers From Jersey City And Beyond Embrace World Class Facilities At 42-Story Jersey City Waterfront Condo Building


JERSEY CITY, NJ – Crystal Club, the elaborate amenity offering that creates an upscale hotel-like living experience at Crystal Point, was on full display recently when the 42-story waterfront building hosted a special event to reveal the recently completed magnificent facilities to real estate brokers from Hudson County and beyond.


As the day ended and dusk fell, glittering views of the New York City skyline magically appeared.  Attendees dined on food and cocktails while taking tours of the world-class Crystal Club amenities from the expansive lounge with billiard and poker tables and flat screen televisions, and separate screening room to the state-of-the-art fitness center, children’s play room and Crystal Spa with a thermal bath, sauna, steam and treatment rooms.


Additional amenities available during warmer weather will include an outdoor deck overlooking the Hudson River featuring a pool, hot tub, private cabanas and lounge chair seating, as well as a BBQ and dining area, fire pit and a children’s play area. The building also offers a professional concierge, valet parking and will feature a lobby level restaurant. 


“This was the perfect opportunity for area sales professionals to get a first-hand account of exactly what separates the living experience at Crystal Point from other buildings in Jersey City,” says Brian Fisher, principal of Fisher Development Associates, which is developing the collection of 269 condominium homes on the final piece of developable land facing Manhattan in downtown Jersey City.


“Here, we’ve rethought traditional living concepts as today’s buyers demand a more resort-like lifestyle than what is commonly offered on New Jersey’s Hudson River ‘Gold Coast.’ It’s not just about the home and finishes, but about providing a comprehensive lifestyle experience that extends beyond the walls of their residence. The clear and crisp winter skies that put our fantastic unobstructed New York City views on full display were just an added bonus.”


While attending the special event, many real estate brokers also took the opportunity to tour the new sales center and decorated model homes which are now located within the building. 


All were incredibly impressed by what they saw and could easily tell why Crystal Point was crowned with the prestigious Gold Award for “Community of the Year” during the 2010 National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) annual International Builders’ Show last month in Las Vegas, NV.


Given by the National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC), the celebrated achievement distinguishes the building as the best new attached home community in North America.  The award was announced during the annual National Sales and Marketing Awards -- called The Nationals -- a yearly competition which recognizes innovation in new home design and marketing and sales efforts.  Crystal Point was selected from among hundreds of submissions by a diverse panel of judge of marketing specialists, builders and other industry professionals.  

The Community of the Year award is a significant achievement for Crystal Point, especially when you consider the building went head-to-head with some of the most prestigious residential properties in North America and prevailed despite being located in the New York City market where high land prices, construction costs, and price-per-square foot levels put it at a disadvantage against its competitors,” says Adrienne Albert, CEO of The Marketing Directors, Inc., the building’s marketing and exclusive sales agent, whose sales team at Crystal Point also  took home Silver Awards for Sales Person of the Year and Sales Rookie of the Year.


“For example, 25% of the entries this year were Canadian where there aren’t difficult market conditions to overcome.  Many others were located out west where sprawling, volume spaced homes can be introduced at much lower prices based on development costs than what we are confronted with in the New York Metro area.”


Crystal Point features a crystalline-style glass exterior and has been designed to maximize the building’s waterfront setting and views of the ever changing Manhattan skyline.   Inside, one-, two-and three bedroom homes will range from 800 to 1,817 square-feet and offer an array of premium finishes.  Residents will also benefit from free on-site parking.


“Features will include kitchens with Italian Pedini wood and glass cabinetry, sparkling quartzite counters, under-cabinet task lighting, full height pantries, islands with breakfast bars and a full Jenn-Air appliance suite,” Ms. Albert points out. 
“Floor-to-ceiling windows will drench the homes in natural light and many of the residences will offer river front balconies.  Each residence will also have SMART home technology capabilities and a washer and dryer.”


Homes at Crystal Point are made even more attractive thanks to a 30-year tax abatement that has been granted to the building.  Residences are priced from the low-$500,000s.   


Created by the renowned New York City architectural firm Gruzen Samton LLP, the distinctive design of the landmark Crystal Point building maximizes its unrivaled waterfront location and creates homes with modern, open and furnishable living areas.


Unlike many high-rise developments which often seem cavernous with long hallways, we split the Crystal Point plan in half with elevators positioned in the middle of the residential floors to create short corridors and provide the building a very intimate feel,” says Jordan Gruzen (FAIA) of Gruzen Samton.  “We utilized multiple façade planes to break the building‘s mass up and ensure that every home had magnificent views.  Each condominium was designed so from the moment the front door of each home is opened one is aware of the views and the light emanating from the water.  


“The layouts of the homes themselves often create large square rooms and sprawling living spaces that are open, airy and extremely functional.”


Crystal Point is conveniently located between the Paulus Hook and Newport sections of Jersey City and steps from PATH trains at both Exchange Place and Newport with direct access into New York City and a Light Rail station.


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