A speakeasy lounge at Dey & Bergen in Harrison will be among the common spaces featuring a 1950s-era design inspired by television’s “Mad Men.” — Courtesy: BNE Real Estate Group
By Joshua Burd
Three development firms with deep ties to Harrison are set to unveil their latest project in the town, as they prepare to deliver 242 luxury apartments along the Passaic River.
BNE Real Estate Group, along with partners Hornrock Properties and Canoe Brook Development, will launch leasing next month at the property known as Dey & Bergen. They’ll look to lure prospective renters with more than 45,000 square feet of amenity space, some of it featuring a distinctive 1950s-era design inspired by television’s “Mad Men.”
The project will follow BNE and Hornrock’s 2019 completion of a 257-unit apartment building just a few blocks away, at 1 Harrison Ave. And it’s among several residential projects in the town by BNE, while Canoe Brook’s founders were among the earliest to take part in redeveloping Harrison’s industrial waterfront during their days with the former Roseland Property Co.
“Given BNE’s longstanding commitment to the development of the Harrison waterfront, we’re thrilled to announce that Dey & Bergen will soon introduce a new chapter to Harrison’s incredible story of urban revitalization,” said David Pantirer, a partner at BNE Real Estate Group. “Dey & Bergen embraces everything that makes living in Harrison so attractive. At the same time, it delivers a product with distinguishing attributes, such as a vibrant design, refreshingly spacious apartments and condo-quality finishes. We believe it will hit a sweet spot in the market.”
Located at the intersection of Dey and Bergen streets, the complex will include upscale studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom layouts with monthly rents starting from $1,850, according to a news release. The developers also detailed amenities such as a riverfront swimming pool, social and entertainment lounges, a fitness center and a co-working lounge with private offices, along with indoor and outdoor bars, two dog runs and a pet spa.
BNE, meantime, highlighted the role of Mary Cook Associates in designing the project’s common spaces, which also include a speakeasy lounge featuring a vintage 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite.
Plans call for shuttle service to the nearby Harrison PATH station, while residents will also benefit from the site’s quick access to Interstate 80 and the New Jersey Turnpike. The site is directly across the Passaic River from downtown Newark.