Schools That Can (STC), a nonprofit organization that aims to close the opportunity and skills gap in urban areas, named the winners of its fifth annual “Design Challenge” on Thursday, Feb. 25. The virtual event allowed six schools representing Newark, NJ, Pittsburgh, PA, and New York City to go head-to-head on innovative design concepts – creating efficient, sustainable layouts...
In a sea of new construction in Jersey City, one new project is standing out.  A plaza, aptly named “University Place,” which stems from a partnership between New Jersey City University, Jersey City, Claremont Companies, and others, will occupy 22 acres around the campus. For its role, Dresdner Robin, a land use consultancy headquartered in Jersey City, completed site and...
With the world striving to get back to visions of normalcy, New York City has a real treat for both LIRR commuters and Amtrak travelers. The Moynihan Train Hall at New York Penn Station opened to the public on January 1st, 2021, and is being discovered as travel slowly returns. A unique point to note, many commuters have yet to...
Gone are the days of the classic white Statue of Liberty Plates.  Believe it or not our newer plates are already almost 10 years old.  There have been reports that all our new technology is having difficulty reading your aging plates, thus prohibiting people from getting tickets and paying tolls. New York has announced that we will have a say...
Splendor Design is a company that continues to win awards for a wide array of projects on both sides of the Hudson.  Their incredible design team has created some iconic projects making it one of the hottest companies in our area.  They have become the go-to company for real estate marketing and branding.  We had an opportunity to sit...
This past year of the pandemic has brought new home and garden trends for those seeking to renovate the abode in search of serenity.  During a year that has been freaking nuts, now more than ever folks are looking to spruce up their home turf and relax among their outdoor landscape. The inability to hop on a plane, or even...
Land-use consultancy Dresdner Robin has provided expert services on the future home of Jersey City’s first Whole Foods Market. Consistent with hundreds of projects it has performed in Jersey City, Dresdner Robin coordinated local and state approvals, including site plan approval from the Jersey City Planning Board. To facilitate the retrofit of a parking garage that will house the...
The Hoboken Railyard is the largest mass transit connection point between New York and New Jersey.  The Hoboken Terminal complex is a mega hub for the PATH subways, light rail vehicles, passenger trains, buses and ferry service.  This flood prone area resides at the southeast most point of Hoboken and northeast point of Jersey City.  Excluding some new construction...
energy efficient
The United States first-ever energy-efficient pre-Kindergarten built within a passive house building, and designed to meet passive house standards, has been completed by New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) and CTA Architects, P.C. (CTA). This passive house building has been constructed according to the principles of the Passive House Institute (PHI). Being energy-efficient is the ultimate-goal of the...
Decorating
Just by adding a few small easy decorating touches to the abode will get the home ready to enjoy the warmth and fun that the sunshine of summer brings. Whether living the summer life at the beach, a big city or a home town, invite the sunshine inside. Anything heavy and dark shouts hibernation so to help get out of...
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Dresdner Robin, a leading land-use consultancy based in Jersey City, NJ, announced it has completed design and site work on a 20-acre property surrounding Ramsey, NJ’s municipal pool, which includes a new, 2,300-square-foot senior center. Construction and site work began in late 2019 and is nearing completion. The redesigned complex, located at 75 East Oak St., features a new pool...
Jersey City, the city is a melting pot bursting at the seams with culture and development has a new innovative concept.  Jersey City has released its “Container Village”, a popup retail experience made from four converted shipping containers.  The Container Village is in a previously abandoned parking lot along Martin Luther King Drive in the Bergen-Lafayette section of town. This...
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Jersey City-based land-use consultancy, Dresdner Robin, has provided a suite of services for two New Jersey urban education projects, furthering its mission of bringing creative solutions and technological innovation to development in underserved communities. The firm offered expert engineering, environmental, planning and survey services to the Clinton Hill Early Learning Center in Newark, NJ, and produced a campus vision report...
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New Jersey-based marketing and design agency Splendor has completed rebranding projects for companies and retailers reshaping Red Bank, NJ’s west side, including Denholtz Properties, Sickles Market and Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Co. For Denholtz, which opened its new 12,080-square-foot headquarters in Red Bank in June 2019, Splendor orchestrated a sweeping website redesign and a brand strategy that incorporated engaging multimedia...