The Quincy Continues New Brunswick’s Trend Toward Luxury Living
The Hub City has seen several new luxury apartment complexes rise in recent years, and the most recent one, The Quincy at 120 Nielsen Street, which opened in March, is already 40-percent rented.
It joins five other luxury-apartment communities, including The George, Plaza Square — which is across the street from The Quincy — The Vue, The Aspire and Skyline Tower.
“New Brunswick is a vibrant city that has all the necessities for a quality urban lifestyle. The Quincy continues our trend as the fastest growing urban center in the state and provides an urban oasis located near the finest shops, restaurants and arts and cultural centers in the state, all in a city that is an ideal place to live, work, and play,” Mayor James Cahill said in a written statement on May 9, the day The Quincy conducted its opening reception.
Most of these communities opened in the last few years, although Skyline Tower opened in 1963 and has been updated since then. Other common denominators among these apartment complexes are that they are within walking distance of the New Brunswick NJ Transit train station, Rutgers University and downtown shopping and restaurants, and they have luxury amenities including fitness centers, common lounges available for residents to enjoy or even reserve for private events, concierge service, and arrangements for parking.
Many of these buildings offer views of the Raritan River, at least from the upper floors. Some have swimming pools and common areas for outdoor grilling. Like The Quincy, some have fenced pet areas.
“We are seeing interns from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St. Peter’s University Hospital touring the Quincy, and some are signing leases,” said Brittany Martinez, the leasing manager. “They work all hours of the day, so they like having a home that is close to the hospital and yet very upscale. Interns will be working at their hospital for three years or more, so they are glad to have a place like the Quincy to call home.”
The Quincy has common spaces on the first and second floors, including a state-of -the-art fitness center with treadmills, stationary cycles, and virtual instructors for yoga and other workouts via large-screen televisions. There is a lounge near the front door for relaxing or hosting parties, complete with a full kitchen, and there is a business center near the leasing office which includes conference rooms with WiFi.
Common rooms also include a library with both a PC and a Mac computer available to all residents, a media room with three large screens where residents can watch one show or up to three shows at once, and there is a “Latte Lounge” with a computerized coffee machine available 24/7 which makes coffee, several kinds of tea and hot chocolate.
“The Quincy makes all of its resources available to residents 24 hours a day,” Martinez said.
Another feature that appeals to residents is The Quincy’s 24-hour delivery concierge, where packages can be dropped off and picked up at any time. Packages come from any delivery service, including the U.S. Post Office, United Parcel Post, FedEx, DHL or others.
And inside the mail room, on the other side of the individual mail boxes on the first floor, there is a fully operational electronic train schedule, so residents can see when trains will be arriving and departing from the New Brunswick train station.
The Quincy has studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments throughout its eight floors, for a total of 393 units. Rents start around $1,720 per month for the smallest studio and go up to $3,410 for the largest two-bedroom with a river view. Martinez said all the units with river views were the first to be rented and are completely spoken for currently.
All the units have spacious rooms, large walk-in closets and kitchens with quartz counters, stainless-steel appliances and center islands. Full-size stacked washers and dryers are tucked into laundry closets. The bedrooms are large enough to accommodate king-size beds.
The Quincy backs up to the The Matrix Street Parking Deck, with access between every Quincy floor. Access is controlled by the resident’s key fob.
For many residents, as nice as all these amenities are, the best features may be on the roof. Here, they can enjoy a swimming pool, large-screen televisions, several kinds of seating — including tables with shade umbrellas — a wet bar for parties, and views that just won’t quit, whether they want to watch boat traffic on the Raritan River, traffic flowing on Route 18 or the scenery throughout New Brunswick.
Martinez pointed out that residents also are able to rent a fully furnished two-bedroom apartment for $200 per night to accommodate overnight guests. This feature is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
More information about income qualifications, pets, garbage pick-up and other features is available from Martinez or The Quincy staff at 732-284-4040, or visit www.theQuincyLiving.com. See the video and photo gallery of The Quincy on www.mycentraljersey.com.