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Fort Lee: More than a footnote in Bridgegate

 Thanks to the still-brewing scandal over the politically-motivated closing of the George Washington Bridge in 2013, Fort Lee has enjoyed a notoriety of sorts in recent years, making it more visible to non-residents, as well as to commuters familiar only with the buildings that line I-95 on the way to Manhattan. It’s a pity, really, since there’s…

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Resurgence in Fort Lee as long-empty lot developed

FORT LEE — Challenging. A renaissance. A necessary evil. Progress. These are among the words that small-business owners used to describe the construction that continues to transform Fort Lee’s main commercial district into something almost unimaginable just five years ago. At the start of 2012, 16 acres of prime real estate just south of the…

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N.J. home construction jumps to 10-year high

Home construction in New Jersey is running 20 percent ahead of last year’s pace, powered by the multifamily sector’s recovery from the worst housing downturn in decades. New Jersey builders got permits for 6,448 housing units in the first quarter of this year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That was the strongest performance since…

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Fort Lee’s Historical Park

Did you know that Fort Lee allows for a quiet escape from the bustle of the city, but it is still just as exciting, filled with historical sites, landmarks, restaurants, and retailers? Home to Fort Lee Historic Park, a 33 acre cliff top park, with sweeping views, and a reconstructed Revolutionary War encampment, Fort Lee…

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Construction starts on second Fort Lee tower

FORT LEE —€” The Modern residential tower has come to dominate the Fort Lee skyline since its completion in 2014. Soon, the tallest building in Bergen County will be joined by a twin, as developer SJP Properties announced Monday that had started work on a second 47-story tower. Like the first tower, the second Modern…

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