Realtors Lunch ‘n Learn ( The Rise of Keansburg ) Event
Tim & I had an opportunity to attend the Realtors Lunch ‘n Learn ( The Rise of Keansburg ) event today. 144 people were in attendance. Cliff Moore, Economic and Community Development Coordinator for the Borough of Keansburg, has been doing great things. He organized the event.
Over the years, I have had a number of listings in Keansburg. They were difficult to sell. When I first heard of the rise of this town from Cliff, I was so happy to hear that someone cared about it. As Cliff says, “connecting the dots” of people who can do a small part to help in this positive direction for this special town. My mother vacationed in Keansburg as a child. It was a great place for families with the Amusement Park and bay beach.
In a Facebook post after the event Cliff said,
“I had the opportunity connect and share time with great professionals and share the great things happening in Keansburg. A special thanks to all the governing body and municipal officials that attended and presented. Coldwell Banker Middletown, NJ was the sponsor. Gratitide to Gem’s House of Bagels, @Hudson Coffee Co., Anthony’s Pizza, Nappy’s Liquor & Bar and the Bayshore Senior Center. I would be remiss if I did not thank Ray O’Hare (Keansburg’s Borough Manager), James Pigott (Keansburg’s Police Chief) and James Falco (Keansburg’s Public Works) who supported this event and are so instrumental in all the positive changes happening in Keansburg!”
Agents were informed and updated on the existing conditions and changes taking place. Especially, changes to the 100’s of vacant properties and the development that is under construction. The speakers at this event included Mayor George Hoff, Deputy Mayor Tom Foley (who was born and raised in Keansburg) shared pictures and talked about the many projects currently under way. Also representatives from borough departments including: Code Enforcement, Police, Superintendent of Schools, Public Works, and the Recreation Department shared. Then, we heard from a local developer, Ritesh Shah.
Hidden Gem of the Bayshore
Keansburg was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. This town has come a long way since that devastating storm. Therefore, empty homes, businesses, and commercial buildings create a great opportunity for investors, home buyers, and businesses. Proof of this is seen in the over 15 new businesses opened in Keansburg since Sandy.
Over $65 million in construction is currently underway and another $25 million is planned. The new developments in town were discussed. The Cove on the Bay has 184 luxury rentals and 10,000 square feet of retail. The Pier 260 is a three-story restaurant with a rooftop bar and view of the New York City skyline.
Undergoing approval is a condominium project offering over 200 residences. I am looking forward to the coming of the brand new Raritan Bay Brewery, opening this fall in a one- hundred-year-old building.
Projects under construction in town include the new state-of-the-art police department, as well as several new homes and other improvement projects. A new school was just built and opened last year. A new Recreation Department was also formed and planned over 50 beach events this year.
What can you do in Keansburg?
Visit the rebuilt Free beach, walk the raise paths, and view the New York City skyline at the best angle on the Bayshore. Take the kids to the amusement park or the water park. Eat in some great restaurants, go fishing, or grab some produce at the Farmers’ Market. Enjoy free movies, yoga on the beach, free concerts and much more.
For more events and other happenings visit TheKeansburgConnection.com