24B — May 25 - June 7, 2018 — Owners, Developers & Managers — M id A tlantic

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45-Story Liberty Harbor North Building is LEED cert. Park View Academy signs Lease For 4,600 s/f of space

ERSEY CITY, NJ — Park View Academy, an innovative new daycare facility, has signed a lease to open its first location at Vantage, the luxury high-rise rental building in downtown Jersey City, Liberty Harbor North neighborhood. Slated to open in Early 2019, the new early childhood school will serve both residents of Vantage and the community- at-large, according to Fisher Development Associates , which is developing the 448- home waterfront building overlooking the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Harbor Marina. Park View Academy’s mis- sion is to create a safe, educa- tional, and friendly environ- ment for the children under their care. They believe ev- ery child is unique and their growth depends on patience, understanding encourage- ment, and lots of love! Every day will bring a new and ex- citing challenge for your little one to experience. The center is the first collaboration between two local veterans of Hudson County child care, partners Yeon Benkowitz, owner of Lucie Goosey Toddler En- richment in Jersey City, and Diane Branco, owner of World of Wonder daycare center (WOW) and Wowkids, LLC in Hoboken, NJ. “It’s no secret Jersey City’s demographic is shifting to include more and more young families and there’s a growing need for high quality child care services,” Benkowitz said. “We’re establishing Park View Academy to help fill this de- mand. We hope to offer parents a valuable service in a state-of- the-art facility that draws on the expertise of not only two local child care professionals, but also two experienced Jer- sey City moms.” Park View Academy will J Philadelphia, PA — Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP (MGKF) , along with one-third of the MGKF attorneys, have been recog- nized this year by Chambers USA 2018: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (“Cham- bers USA” issued by Chambers and Partners)*. The firm itself has been ranked by Chambers USA in the top tier for envi- ronmental law since the first law firm rankings began in

sociates. “An extremely high quality and easily accessible facility such as this will un- questionably help to lessen the pressures many local parents face trying to find a safe and nurturing educational environ- ment that’s also convenient.” Designed by S9 Architec- ture , Vantage features studio, one-, and two-bedroom homes, priced from the low $2,000s. Residences at Vantage have separated themselves from the competition by providing some of the largest apartment floorplans in Jersey City’s new construction marketplace and marveling views of the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Harbor Ma- rina, and Manhattan skyline. Homes boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows to bath homes in natural light and maximize its incredible location. Apart- ments range from 550 to 1,300 square feet of living space and provide designer interior features, including nine-foot ceiling heights, kitchens with wooden cabinetry and quartz countertops, master baths with double sinks and show- ers with glass enclosures, an abundance of closet space, wood flooring, recessed LED lighting, in-home washer and dryer units and cutting-edge energy-efficient systems. Enhancing residents’ lives is a full suite of indoor and outdoor social and recreational amenities that includes a 24- hour Concierge, cyber café, state-of-the-art health club, children’s playroom, busi- ness center, conference room, screening room, dining area and an enclosed parking ga- rage. A sixth-floor outdoor amenity deck features a zero entry swimming pool, lounge, landscaped area and full-court basketball court, while the Vantage Point Sky Lounge on the 45th floor offers a so- cial space with incomparable views. 

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occupy approximately 4,600 s/f of ground floor retail space at Vantage. The facility will feature a large play area to strongly encourage a high level of child interaction. “We searched neighborhoods in downtown Jersey City for nearly three years trying to find the right location,” Ben- kowitz adds. “We were fortu- nate Vantage was brought to market by Fisher Develop- ment Associates and chose the building for our debut facility because the space is beautiful. We also love the neighborhood feel and its location near the light rail and right off Marin Blvd. makes its accessible for parents.” The 45-story Vantage boasts approximately 5,000 s/f of supportive retail space. The LEED-certified building at 33 Park View Avenue has been an important ingredient in Liberty Harbor North’s growth into a 21st Century urban des- tination where inspired living spaces blend with community services and shops to create a vibrant live-work environment for today’s urban professional. “Park View Academy is not only a great addition to Van- tage, but to the entire down- town Jersey City community,” said Brian Fisher , principal of Fisher Development As- 2003. Ten attorneys have been individually ranked. The firm attorneys who were recognized this year for their work in en- vironmental law are: Joseph M. Manko, Marc E. Gold, Bruce Katcher, Robert D. Fox, Bart Cassidy, John F. Gullace, Carol McCabe, Michael Meloy, Jonathan Rinde , and Jonathan Sper- gel . MGKF not only had the highest number of attorneys

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included in the environmental law listing – ten over the next closest firm at six attorneys-- but also the most attorneys included in Band 1. Three of the seven attorneys in Band 1 were from MGKF: Robert D. Fox, Marc E. Gold and Michael M. Meloy. Attorneys Joseph M. Manko, Marc E. Gold and Bart E. Cassidy have been included in the rankings since the inaugural edition of Chambers in 2003.  Chambers USA ranks Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP top tier

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