Couple Finds Ideal Lifestyle at Prism's Parkway Lofts in Bloomfield, N.J.
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. - Parkway Lofts in Bloomfield, N.J. was not even under construction when it first captured the attention of Joe Foglia, who noticed the commanding brick structure each day while commuting to work along the Garden State Parkway. Upon learning that Prism Capital Partners, LLC was redeveloping the landmark six-story warehouse building into 365 luxury loft-style apartments, Foglia immediately knew he found his new home.
"I work in Brooklyn and see many industrial buildings converted into loft-style apartments," said Foglia. "Every day when I passed the Parkway Lofts building I would notice its amazing architecture and think, ‘Wouldn't it be great if someone turned this building into apartments, too?' As soon as I saw the building under construction I did everything possible to learn more about the project and secure my spot as a tenant."
Originally built in 1915 by The General Electric Co., Parkway Lofts' modern classic apartments include a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom loft-style and duplex residences. Monthly rents start from the $1,500s. Foglia and his girlfriend, Larisse Ribeiro, chose a one-bedroom home, ideally suited for both everyday living and entertaining. The pet-friendly building also accommodates the couple's dog.
"From afar the building was amazing, but in person it was even better than I could have imagined. The expansive windows and skyline views, the high ceilings, and the luxury finishes and amenities in our home are incredible. The layout is perfect, and the maintenance-free lifestyle is exactly what we wanted. It's great to know that when our space needs change in the future, we can remain at Parkway Lofts but simply move to a larger home."
Foglia, owner of Watch Guard Security, appreciates Parkway Lofts' accessibility, easing the daily commute to his Brooklyn office. The community is located near the Garden State Parkway and other major highways, while NJ Transit's Watsessing Avenue Station is just 1,000 feet away. Foglia also values the proximity to nearby nightlife, restaurants, and parks and recreation.
The couple not only is pleased with their new apartment, but with the experience of working with Prism. "We were so impressed with everyone at the Parkway Lofts' leasing center," said Foglia. "They did everything we expected and more. We were kept involved and informed throughout the entire leasing process. If we had any questions, they always responded, and in a prompt and courteous manner."
Apartments at Parkway Lofts feature 17- and 12-foot ceilings soaring above exposed columns and beams; breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and the Watchung Mountains from 13-foot insulated windows; designer kitchens with stone countertops, wood cabinetry, mosaic backsplashes and concrete floors; and lavish bathrooms with sumptuous appointments and custom-tile flooring.
Foglia and other tenants enjoy a host of on-site amenities including a 24/7 attended lobby, a two-level state-of-the-art fitness center, a large-screen theater room, a roof-top deck, a private party and billiards room, and a dog run. In addition to a washer/dryer in each apartment unit, residents will have access to larger commercial-style laundry facilities and storage lockers on each floor. A secure parking garage and additional in-building and surface parking ensure ample vehicle accommodations.
"I am thrilled to finally welcome our first residents to Parkway Lofts," said Prism's Edwin Cohen, principal partner. "Our beautifully appointed apartments, spectacular lifestyle amenities and breathtaking views speak for themselves. When prospective renters visit Parkway Lofts, they know they are seeing something special."
Parkway Lofts' on-site leasing center is located at 5 Lawrence St. in Bloomfield and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Four fully furnished model homes are available for touring. No appointments are necessary. For more information, contact the leasing center at (201) 308-8200 or visit www.parkwaylofts.com.