The social lounge at Dey & Bergen at 1 Bergen St. in Harrison — Courtesy: Mary Cook Associates
(Editor’s note: This story has been updated with current leasing activity information.)
By Joshua Burd
A joint venture has leased more than 90 percent of a new 242-unit luxury apartment building in Harrison, touting the milestone some three months after opening to prospective renters.
BNE Real Estate Group, which built the property alongside Hornrock Properties and Canoe Brook Development, says the momentum reflects a renewed demand for urban locations and continued interest in upscale living options. That demand is on display at 1 Bergen St., the site of what’s known as Dey & Bergen and some 45,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space along the Passaic River.
“City living is back,” said David Pantirer, a partner at BNE, said in late July. “Residents who left this area during the pandemic are returning in droves because they’re going back to work in person in the coming months and because they’ve missed the convenience and energy of living in a dynamic neighborhood. Renters are now seizing the opportunity to upgrade their apartment experience at Dey & Bergen, where our modern residences and robust amenity package introduces ultra-luxury rental living at a value that is clearly resonating in the marketplace.”
Now more than 90 percent leased, the complex includes upscale studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom layouts with monthly rents starting from the $1,800s with incentives, according to a news release. The developers also detailed amenities such as a riverfront swimming pool, social and entertainment lounges, a commercial-grade 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 designer Mary Cook Associates in crafting Dey & Bergen’s common spaces, which feature 1950s-inspired details such as a speakeasy lounge with a vintage 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite.
The building offers shuttle service to the nearby Harrison PATH station, while residents also benefit from the site’s quick access to Interstate 280 and the New Jersey Turnpike. The site is directly across the Passaic River from downtown Newark.