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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. 


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.


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.”


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.


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.

The benefits don’t end there. Residents who live at the Ellipse will also have Newport Green at their doorstep along with its urban beach that over

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. In addition, we’re also getting a look at some of the first interior renderings for this project.


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.


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).


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. 


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.