Post Brothers Commences Leasing at The Duchess in North Bergen, N.J.


Innovator in Residential Development Sets a New Market Standard for Luxury Livingwith First New Jersey Project

Post Brothers, a leading-edge real estate company specializing in the creation of innovative residential communities in key metropolitan markets, today announced the opening of the leasing office at The Duchess in North Bergen. A collection of 320 world-class apartments accompanied by a remarkable assortment of Paris Forino-designed amenity spaces and common areas, The Duchess sets a new standard for rental communities in New Jersey that cater to the market’s most sophisticated and discerning renters.

Set on the western bank of the Hudson River at 7601 River Road, The Duchess comprises a mix of spacious studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that offer sweeping views of Manhattan.

“We like to call the residences at The Duchess ‘grown-up homes’ because the entire development is designed to meet the needs of those who rent by choice and therefore demand the type of select amenities that would normally only be found at the most upscale of condominium buildings,” said Michael Pestronk, CEO and co-founder of Post Brothers. “It starts with being able to offer one of the most sought-after panoramic views in the world, but it’s The Duchess’ bespoke details and amenities that make it unlike any residential building that’s ever been built in New Jersey.”

In addition to being the first New Jersey project for Post Brothers, which is best known for elevating the level of luxury that’s expected from renters in the Philadelphia residential market, The Duchess also marks the first New Jersey project for Forino, the celebrated designer known for creating elegant, contemporary interiors.

Forino’s inimitable sense of style sets the mood for The Duchess’ interior and each of its extraordinary amenity spaces, including:

  • §The Water Terrace, which features a heated lounge pool; hot tub; private cabana beds; direct sun chaises; lounging pods; and a New York City skyline overlook.
  • §The Veranda, which features a yoga deck; sand box; table tennis; covered trellis seating; a fire pit lounge; and an outdoor salon with built-in seating and café tables
  • §The Rooftop, which features the community’s “City View Terrace,” as well as private terraces; open-air lounges and private cabanas with water hookup; an indoor/outdoor salon with a piano bar,wine lounge and kitchen;outdoor grilling stations;gaming;co-working and conference space;and an abundance of space for kids including a playroom and art studio
  • §The Wellness Center, which features state-of-the-art fitness equipment and interactive Expresso bikes; a cycling studio offering instructor-led group fitness; an in-house spa with his and her sauna and steam rooms; locker rooms with high-pressure showers; massage and treatment rooms; and a juice bar

“Paris has created spaces that feel both classic and contemporary, evoking a feeling of comfort while satisfying adesire for chicness and originality,” Pestronk added.

With an exterior designed by Hoboken-based Vijay Kale Architects, PC, The Duchess is a three-towered building featuring spacious apartments with large bathrooms, living areas and walk-in closets. Post Brothers has equipped each residence with floor-to-ceiling, high-efficiency tilt-and-turn windows, built-in roller shades, European oak solid hardwood flooring throughout, recessed LED overhead lighting, energy- and water-efficient Electrolux washers and dryers; ultra-sleek ceiling fans in every room, and huge closets with built-in millwork closet systems and mirrored closet doors.

Kitchens feature a choice of two finish packages, quartz countertops, induction cooktops, Bosch dishwashers, Grohe fixtures, and a French-door refrigerator. Bathrooms are decked out in travertine tile surrounds, mirrors with integrated makeup lighting, and extremely large walk-in showers with rain shower heads and glass doors.

For residents who commute into Manhattan, Post Brothers will provide shuttle service to the NY Waterway ferry, which offers an under-ten-minute trip to Midtown Manhattan.Additionally, residents will have access to NJ Transit bus route 158, which provides a direct route to the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue.

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About Post Brothers

Founded in 2007, Post Brothers is a vertically integrated residential real estate company, creating innovative upscale developments that promote culture, community, and well-being. Based in Philadelphia, Pa., Post Brothers actively invests in key metropolitan communities throughout the Northeast. The company has a proven track record of recognizing a property’s potential and delivering on its vision with a meticulous and keen attention to even the smallest details, from responsibly sourced building materials to quality, high-end finishes. More information at:

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