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11/9/2018

Located on the waterfront of Jersey City’s Newport neighborhood and designed by internationally-acclaimed design firm Arquitectonica, At LeFrak’s curvaceous rental tower Ellipse’s entrance,  residents are greeted by a massive green wall that spans an entire wall in the 24-hour attended lobby. A living mural, the green wall depicts a scene of a sailor crossing the Hudson River between Manhattan and Newport, a scene that will only become more vibrant and complex with time as the plants continue to grow.

10/26/2018

As the city’s population has grown and its skyline has been redrawn with new high-rises over the past decade, singles and couples who moved there as young adults are electing to stay and raise families.

5/1/2018

Within just one year of the building's launch, Jersey City’s record-setting rental tower The Ellipse is now fully leased. The 41-story tower made history and headlines when it launched the single most expensive rental in Jersey City to date, a penthouse with spectacular city views for $11,000/month, and leased it the day it hit the market. 

4/24/2018

The Ellipse is topped off with an expansive pool deck overlooking the Hudson River offering barbecue stations, lounge areas, and jaw-dropping views of Lower Manhattan. Inside, the apartments, lounge, and fitness center also make the most of the city views.

4/12/2018

Also located on the Newport waterfront, LeFrak’s rental tower Ellipse was designed by Arquitectonica. Its state-of-the-art gym boasts sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, along with the best-in-class machines and space for stretching and floor work. There’s also an outdoor pool deck.

3/20/2018

Located on 600 acres along the Hudson River in Jersey City, Newport is the largest mixed-use waterfront community in the United States. One of the area’s most anticipated new additions is Ellipse, a 381-unit luxury rental development designed by Arquitectonica.

3/9/2018

LeFrak’s latest Jersey City high rise is part luxury rental tower, part ocean liner.

1/18/2018

LeFrak has unveiled the long list of amenities at the Ellipse, its new high-end, 41-story apartment tower in the Newport section of Jersey City.

1/10/2018

The 41-story tower, which has been featured by the New York Times, made its debut last April with studios that commanded $2,600/month. Roughly 10 months later, the 381-unit building is near capacity with just a handful of 1BR, 2BR, and penthouse units left.

1/9/2018

Home to Jersey City’s priciest rental, the 41-story building known as The Ellipse is now showing off its amenity spaces. 

1/8/2018

Home to Jersey City’s priciest rental, the 41-story building known as The Ellipse is now showing off its amenity spaces. The developer on the project, LeFrak, has shared a host of images with Curbed that us a give us a peek at the plethora of amenities this Arquitectonica-designed building has to offer.

12/21/2017

The most expensive rental unit in Jersey City history, penthouse five in the Ellipse, is a 2,300-square-foot, four-bedroom apartment with jaw-dropping southeastern views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. 

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12/5/2017

The 2,300-square-foot penthouse, located in the new 41-story luxury rental tower known as The Ellipse, hit the market last week asking $10,995 a month. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom space is one of five penthouses in the building, offering sweeping views of Manhattan and the Hudson waterfront.

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12/4/2017

Jersey City has no shortage of luxury high rises, but one apartment in Newport is setting a new record when it comes to luxury.

Priced at $10,995 per month, Penthouse 5 at the newly opened Ellipse has won the distinction of being Jersey City’s most expensive rental.

The 2,300-square-foot apartment features four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and panoramic views of the Hudson and New York skyline. Due to the Ellipse’s unique design, the penthouse has a rather unconventional (i.e. oblong) floor plan. Nevertheless, the striking home has a private terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood oak floors, and features all of the luxury amenities that come with living at the 41-story Ellipse.

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12/4/2017

According to the Ellipse, the top-floor unit features floor-to-ceiling views, large living and dining areas, plus the type of amenities one would expect: hardwood flooring throughout, top-shelf stainless steel appliances and free Wi-Fi.

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12/2/2017

Recently, the building hit a new milestone and superlative: Penthouse Five, a 2,300-square-foot four-bedroom, four-bath, is the most expensive rental listing in Jersey City's history at $10,995/month.

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12/1/2017

The most expensive rental listing in Jersey City history has officially hit the market at the Ellipse with a sky-high asking price of $10,995-per-month. Penthouse Five is spread over 2,300 SF of living area, offering 4-bedrooms, 4-bathrooms and a private terrace. In all, Ellipse features 5 different penthouse units. Ellipse is a 41-story, luxury rental tower in Jersey City, developed by LeFrak and marks the first Arquitectonica-designed project in Jersey City. The tower is located in the hot Newport neighborhood on the Hudson River waterfront and features 381 rental apartment units with views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. 

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12/1/2017

Central London prices expected to remain relatively flat in 2018, then start climbing in 2019, presenting an opportunity for investors.

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12/1/2017

Former Little House on the Prairie child star Melissa Francis has purchased a bigger house on the prairie.

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12/1/2017

The most expensive rental listing in Jersey City’s history just hit the market at $10,995 a month, The Real Deal has learned.

The unit is the largest of five penthouses at the Ellipse, LeFrak Organization’s 41-story elliptical tower in the the Newport neighborhood. The full-floor apartment spans 2,300 square feet and comes with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a terrace with Manhattan views.

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12/1/2017

The most expensive rental listing in Jersey City is a $10,995-a-month penthouse on the waterfront, according to reports. The unit hit the market this week and is the largest of five penthouses at the LeFrak Organization's 41-story Ellipse tower. The 2,300-square-foot apartment has a terrace with views of Manhattan and the Hudson River and includes amenities like an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a game room, according to The Real Deal.

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11/30/2017

One of Jersey City’s latest luxury developments, a 41-story rental building designed by Arquitectonica and named Ellipse, is officially home to the neighborhood’s most expensive rental.

Penthouse Five, a four-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom abode that encompasses 2,300 square feet has hit the market for a whopping $10,995/month. The apartment is one of five pricey penthouses but is no doubt the most luxurious among them and occupies a corner of the oblong-shaped building’s top floor. Its features include a huge living and dining room space, hardwood oak floors throughout, and floor-to-ceiling windows that give view to the Hudson River and Manhattan’s skyline.

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10/6/2017

Jersey City is making a not-so-gradual shift from gritty to gentrified. It's got the edgy vibe, ethnic diversity, and even the tony real estate of Manhattan, but without the peek-through-your-fingers price tag. Jersey City has spectacular views, but these days you'll likely do a double-take, perhaps even longingly, when you glance west from the New York side of the Hudson. Home to the Goldman Sachs building, a lofty 238 meters tall, Jersey City's skyline continues to sprout and cuts an impressive sight.

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9/19/2017

Named for its oval form, Ellipse stands apart from its contemporaries along the Jersey City waterfront with a distinctive elliptical shape and glass façade. Drawing inspiration from its idyllic location on the Hudson River, Arquitectonica designed the building to maximize the potential of the 381 apartment layouts and their unrivalled views of the Manhattan skyline.

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9/19/2017

Ellipse, the Arquitectonica designed, 41-story, luxury rental tower in Jersey City has released new, never-seen-before drone shots. Ellipse was developed by LeFrak and marks Arquitectonica's first project in Jersey City. The tower is located in the hot Newport neighborhood on the Hudson River waterfront and features 381 rental apartment units with views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. Units range from studio to 3 bedroom floor-plans with 5 penthouses, two of which are 4 bedrooms.

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9/13/2017

LeFrak announced the first move-ins have begun at Ellipse, a 42-story luxury rental tower in Jersey City’s Newport community. LeFrak has been developing the Newport neighborhood for more than 30 years, and Ellipse is the company’s premier project, . Since launching leasing in April, the building has been nearly 60 percent leased.

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9/12/2017

After developing real estate in Jersey City's Newport neighbourhood for over three decades, LeFrak has now delivered their 42-storey anchor project. Tenants have begun moving into the Arquitectonica-designed Ellipse, a luxury rental tower overlooking the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline.

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9/11/2017

Leasing at the building commenced in April and residents began moving into the 42-story tower last week.

Designed by Arquitectonica, the oval-shaped tower’s location — at the end of 25 Park Lane South — gives it an edge over other super luxury buildings because its New York views are completely unblocked.

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9/11/2017

LeFrak announced last week (September 7, 2017) that the first move-ins have begun at Ellipse, their 42-story luxury rental tower in Jersey City’s thriving Newport community. Since launching leasing in April the response has been swift, with the building nearly 60% leased.

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9/7/2017

LeFrak’s Newest Luxury Rental Tower in Newport, New Jersey, Nearly 60% Leased, Now Available for Immediate Occupancy

LeFrak today announces the first move-ins have begun at Ellipse, a 42-storyluxury rental tower in Jersey City’s thriving Newport community. LeFrak has been developing the Newport neighborhood for more than 30 years, and Ellipse is the company’s premier project, signifying the momentum of the location. Since launching leasing in April the response has been swift, with the building nearly60% leased.

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9/5/2017

A few short months after leasing began at Ellipse, the 42-story crown jewel of Lefrak’s Jersey City empire, the first move-ins have begun. The Arquitectonica-designed building’s distinct oval shape and striking glass façade quickly attracted attention, but the beauty of this building is not skin-deep. The luxurious apartments, extensive amenities package, and central location generated such a swift response that the building is now nearly 60% leased. Remaining units are available for immediate occupancy, and studios start at $2,600/month.

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8/10/2017

Have you ever wondered what the views are like from the top of Jersey City's newest high-rises?

Well, wonder no longer. For a story on the city's skyscrapers, The Jersey Journal sent photographers to the tops of some of the newest additions to the city's skyline to document the views that normally only the buildings' penthouse residents see.

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8/10/2017

We're not quite at 100 floors yet here in Jersey City, but the skyline is rising to heights unknown on this side of the Hudson River.

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8/9/2017

Model Units Unveiled at Ellipse, Jersey City’s New Waterfront High Rise; Now Leasing from $2,675/Month.

8/9/2017

Jersey City's newest luxury rental tower was developed by LeFrak and overlooks the Hudson River. The 381-unit building features 24,000 square feet of amenity space, including an expansive outdoor pool deck, a barbecue area and a fire pit, a fitness center, a game room, a children's playroom, and a co-working multipurpose lounge. 

7/21/2017

Ellipse, the Arquitectonica designed, 41-story, luxury rental tower in Jersey City has released new, never-seen-before drone shots. Ellipse was developed by LeFrak and marks Arquitectonica's first project in Jersey City. The tower is located in the hot Newport neighborhood on the Hudson River waterfront and features 381 rental apartment units with views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline.

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6/15/2017

LeFrak has unveiled two model apartments at their new luxury rental building Ellipse in Newport, NJ, which have been designed by Arquitectonica’s New York-based office. This is the first peek inside the highly anticipated building.

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6/9/2017

Located in Jersey City and built on a peninsula at the Hudson River waterfront, the highlight of this property are the commanding views of the Manhattan skyline, which any Manhattanite knows are more impressive from across the river.

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6/8/2017

If you’ve been wondering what a $3,000+ 1BR at Newport’s Ellipse tower looks like, we’ve got a sneak peek at some of the building’s 1BR and 2BR units, both located on the 11th floor. 

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6/7/2017

If there’s one thing that makes Ellipse stand out among Jersey City’s increasing stock of rentals, it’s the building itself. Named after its oblong shape, the building was designed by Arquitectonica’s New York-based office to maximize the potential of the 381 apartments’ floorplans, and their views onto the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. It’s an idea that Arquitectonica’s NYC office director Sam Luckino says “changed the quality of the units.”

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5/17/2017

A couple of months after Jersey City’s latest luxury rental, Ellipse announced pricing on its rentals, developer LeFrak has launched leasing on the 41-story building’s 381 apartments

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5/5/2017

Standing on a muddy pile of concrete and brick at the edge of a construction site in Jersey City, the developer Richard LeFrak glanced up at the 41-story glass and steel tower rising on the bank of the Hudson River. “Somebody once asked me, ‘What’s the best part of the business?’ This is the best part,” he said, referring to the thrill of building a new tower.

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5/4/2017

House hunters on the prowl for new digs now have dozens of condo and rental developments all over town — from Midtown to Sheepshead Bay, from Harlem to the sixth borough of Jersey City.

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5/2/2017

Looking to get out of dodge before the L shuts down in North Brooklyn? Then it's time to take a close look at Newport, New Jersey, a several hundred-acre master planned high-rise community in downtown Jersey City. Located on the banks of the Hudson River across from Tribeca, Newport's myriad charms include a shorter commute to Manhattan than from most Brooklyn neighborhoods, a lot to do (including your very own urban beach), plenty of conveniences, and serious leverage on your rental dollar.

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5/2/2017

The 41-story luxury rental tower is located in the Newport neighborhood of the city, and is set to include 381 units and over 24,000 square feet of amenity space.

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4/25/2017

Both along the waterfront and on the western edges of Hudson County, new housing is rising for those who want to take advantage of the area’s beauty, parks, culture, and six forms of public transportation.

Condos and apartments are under construction in parts of Hoboken, Jersey City, Bayonne, North Bergen, West New York, and Weehawken. 

The median monthly rent in Hudson County has reached $2,200 according to Zillow. According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census on housing units authorized by building permits, New Jersey had 26,751 new units authorized for construction during 2016.

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4/25/2017

LeFrak has kicked off leasing for what it calls its “most ambitious project” in Jersey City since the firm began to lead the redevelopment of the city’s Newport section decades ago.

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4/19/2017

Ellipse is a new apartment development by LeFrak at 25 14th Street, Jersey City. The development was completed in 2017. Leases for available units range in price from $3,160 to $4,620. Ellipse has a total of 381 units, sizes range from 742 to 1207 square feet.

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4/18/2017

Designed by Miami’s Arquitectonica, the 41-story, 381-unit Ellipse has officially started leasing with studio prices starting at $2,600, 1-bedroom units at $3,405, 2-bedroom units at $4,799, 3-bedroom units at $5,398, and penthouses at $5,721.

Naturally, that kind of money will get you every amenity you could dream of including a 2-level lobby, built-in co-working space, children’s playroom, a gym that overlooks the New York skyline, and an outdoor pool and barbecue area. Combined, the building will offer an unheard of 24,000 square feet of amenity space. The units themselves will offer floor-to-ceiling windows, oak plank hardwood floors, washers/dryers, and multi-room climate control.

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4/17/2017

LeFrak today announced the official launch of leasing for Ellipse, a 41-story luxury rental tower in Jersey City’s thriving Newport neighborhood on the Hudson River. Ellipse is LeFrak’s most ambitious project since the firm spearheaded development in the 600-acre district over three decades ago, which is now the largest mixed-use community in the United States.

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3/7/2017

Fall is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing: the real estate market is about to pick up, and quickly.

And of course, that can only mean one thing for Curbed NY: it's time to look at the many, many, many apartments—both rentals and condos—that will be hitting New York's real estate market in the next few months. Across more than 40 developments, there are starchitect-designed buildings and apartments in some of the city's most anticipated megaprojects, along with under-the-radar outer-borough rentals and "affordable" apartments.

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2/28/2017

Piece by piece, LeFrak continues to build out their master planned Newport community along the waterfront in Jersey City. The latest addition is a 41-story luxury rental building, rising out of a pier directly on the waterfront, allowing for incredible water and city views.

Designed by acclaimed architecture firm Arquitectonica, Ellipse is named for its unique elliptical shape. Because of its location on a former shipping pier, the ground floor needed to be raised 13 feet. To do so, 50,000 tons of fill were trucked into the site.

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2/28/2017

A new luxury rental is getting ready to launch this summer along the Newport waterfront. LeFrak’s 41-story Ellipse has been under construction since late 2015 (you can check out some early photos here and here) and plans to begin leasing in April.

Rents at the 381-unit luxury building will begin at $2,600 and top out at $5,300 for everything from studios to 3-bedroom apartments. (Pricing on 4-bedroom penthouse suites has not be revealed).

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2/27/2017

The Jersey City mixed-use community of Newport is growing, and this summer a new 41-story luxury rental building will open on its waterfront. Ellipse is the official name of the curved glass tower and a newly launched teaser site reveals a summer 2017 grand opening for its 381 studio to four-bedroom units. With entirely unobstructed views, a recent press release says the residences will offer "never-before-seen views of the Manhattan skyline" just across the Hudson River. 

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2/23/2017

Hate on Jersey City all you want, but the city’s Newport area is coming up in all sorts of ways. Like Williamsburg in the early aughts, the Hudson River-fronting neighborhood is becoming a hotbed for new glassy high-rises with views of Manhattan. Next up in the procession of new developments is LeFrak’s Ellipse, a 41-story rental building designed by prolific Miami-based firm Arquitectonica that’s just unveiled pricing as well as its teaser site.

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