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What Causes Menopause?

The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:

Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.

Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.

Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.

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Depression

If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.

Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:

  • Mood Swings
  • Inappropriate Guilt
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Too Much or Too Little Sleep
  • Lack of Interest in Life
  • Overwhelming Feelings

Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.

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Hot Flashes

Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.

Symptoms of hot flashes include:

  • Sudden, Overwhelming Feeling of Heat
  • Anxiety
  • High Heart Rate
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.

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Mood Swings

Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.

The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.

Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Bogota, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.

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Weight Gain

Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?

  • Estrogen: During menopause, estrogen levels are depleted. As such, the body must search for other sources of estrogen. Because estrogen is stored in fat, your body believes it should increase fat production during menopause. Estrogen also plays a big part in insulin resistance, which can make it even harder to lose weight and keep it off.
  • Progesterone: Progesterone levels are also depleted during menopause. Progesterone depletion causes bloating and water retention, while loss of testosterone limits the body's ability to burn calories.
  • Ongoing Stress: Stress makes our bodies think that food is hard to come by, putting our bodies in "survival mode". When this happens, cortisol production is altered. When cortisol timing changes, the energy in the bloodstream is diverted toward making fat. With chronic stress, this process repeatedly happens, causing extensive weight gain during menopause.
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Low Libido

Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Bogota, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?

The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.

Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.

Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.

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Vaginal Dryness

Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.

Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.

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Fibroids

Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.

Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.

Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.

Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.

Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.

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What is Sermorelin?

Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.

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Benefits of Sermorelin

Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.

  • Benefits of Sermorelin include:
  • Better Immune Function
  • Improved Physical Performance
  • More Growth Hormone Production
  • Less Body Fat
  • Build More Lean Muscle
  • Better Sleep
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What is Ipamorelin?

Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.

Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.

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Benefits of Ipamorelin

One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.

When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:

  • Powerful Anti-Aging Properties
  • More Muscle Mass
  • Less Unsightly Body Fat
  • Deep, Restful Sleep
  • Increased Athletic Performance
  • More Energy
  • Less Recovery Time for Training Sessions and Injuries
  • Enhanced Overall Wellness and Health
  • No Significant Increase in Cortisol

Your New, Youthful Lease on Life with HRT for Women

Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Bogota, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!

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Bogota boys basketball taps former player to succeed longtime coach Jay Mahoney

Donald “Ozzie” Osbourne knows full well the significance of following in the legendary footsteps – and vocal cords – of his former coach, Jay Mahoney.Osbourne has been hired as Bogota’s boys basketball coach, succeeding a father figure who led the program for 43 sea...

Donald “Ozzie” Osbourne knows full well the significance of following in the legendary footsteps – and vocal cords – of his former coach, Jay Mahoney.

Osbourne has been hired as Bogota’s boys basketball coach, succeeding a father figure who led the program for 43 seasons and to more than 700 wins, two Bergen County Jamboree titles and a state crown.

“Going to coach where I played, and going to coach where he coached, it’s an honor,” Osbourne said Wednesday.

Osbourne, 50, is a veteran educator and coach in Bergen County. He is dean of students at Hackensack. For a decade, he coached girls and boys basketball at Dwight Morrow. He spent the past four seasons as men’s basketball coach at Bergen Community College.

“He’s going to care about the kids in school, he’s going to care about their grades, he’s going to care about how they act outside of school,” Mahoney said. “He’s going to do a terrific job with basketball, there’s no doubt about it.”

Bogota's interim athletic director, Pat Clark, is excited to have an alum and former player guiding the program. Osbourne understands the tradition, Clark said, and being part of a Group 1 program.

"We always talk about that Bogota mentality," Clark said. "That small school, where we're not going to have great numbers, but we're going to work really hard and be tough kids. And Coach Osbourne is one of the kids. He works really hard and was one of those tough kids, so he knows what it takes to be successful in Bogota."

Osbourne, who recently moved back to Bogota, credits Mahoney for helping him grow from a troubled teen into a mature adult.

“He was the one who put me under his wing and was like another dad to me,” Osbourne said. “He kept me in line, taught me right from wrong, taught me to stop being a silly kid, a kid who wanted to fight all the time, and how to be a student-athlete. And he really changed my life.”

Osbourne is a 1990 Bogota graduate who was a starter on the 1989-90 team that won Bergen Jamboree and NJSIAA Group 1 championships. Osbourne is among multiple players from that roster to become coaches.

The Bucs’ most notable player from that 1989-90 team is Pat Sullivan, who went on to win a national college championship with North Carolina in 1993. Sullivan is the Tar Heels’ director of recruiting, after 18 seasons working on NBA coaching staffs.

“If it wasn’t for coach Mahoney, I don’t know where I would have been,” said Osbourne, who played collegiately at County College of Morris and Fairleigh Dickinson. “I certainly wouldn’t have been a college athlete. I certainly wouldn’t be working in schools and coaching.

“I think he was the one who started me off, indirectly, teaching me how to be a young man and doing the right thing. He was an inspiration that made me want to be a coach.”

Mahoney and Osbourne have similar sideline coaching styles. They stand most of the game and constantly yell instructions to their players, their voices sometimes becoming hoarse.

They differ somewhat on game philosophy. While Mahoney’s teams were known for 3-pointers and junk defenses, Osbourne’s teams play pressure defense, attack the basket, and shoot 3-pointers as a second option.

“My philosophy has never changed over the years,” said Osbourne, who takes over a team that last season went 9-12. “I only ask for three things from players: Play hard, play tough, and play defense. And if you know Bogota, we’re good for that.”

“He has the ability to relate to the kids,” said Mahoney, who retired as hoops coach but will remain as a cross-country assistant. “He can be stern with them, yet he can also joke with them. He knows how to do both. He knows how to reach the kids.”

New Jersey’s hoops season opens in mid-December and Osbourne will be honoring Mahoney during the first home game with what he calls “Jay Mahoney Day.”

“I’m going to dedicate that day to him,” Osbourne said. “I’m going to have a special chair just for him, where nobody else sits in that chair. We’re going to have that day especially for him.”

And Osbourne will be sitting in a chair on Bogota’s sideline, where he hasn’t sat since 1990 and where Mahoney coached since 1979.

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Iron Chef star Morimoto is opening a restaurant in New Jersey

Sa’Moto, a “pan-Asian” fine dining restaurant, is coming to Paramus. The restaurant is in partnership with acclaimed Chef Masaharu Morimoto, known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America. There are currently two Sa’Motos, one in New York and one in West Hollywood, CA.According to Boozy Burbs (which is often first with restaurant news), no firm opening date has been set, but a winter open...

Sa’Moto, a “pan-Asian” fine dining restaurant, is coming to Paramus. The restaurant is in partnership with acclaimed Chef Masaharu Morimoto, known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America. There are currently two Sa’Motos, one in New York and one in West Hollywood, CA.

According to Boozy Burbs (which is often first with restaurant news), no firm opening date has been set, but a winter opening seems likely for the restaurant which will be in the Garden State Plaza.

Chef Morimoto doesn’t currently have any restaurants in New Jersey; he has one (Morimoto) in Philly (his first American restaurant) and two in New York (the Sa’Moto and Momosan).

Chef Morimoto first competed on the Japanese television show Iron Chef in 1998 and then became one of the stars of Food Network’s Iron Chef America in 1999.

As an Iron Chef, Morimoto was able to showcase his flawless technique and creativity with unique ingredients in front of millions of Americans.

The Sa’Moto website describes the restaurant as:

While rooted in Japanese cuisine and flavors, Chef Morimoto's "risk taker" reputation is reflected in Sa'Moto's opening menu through his inspired use of global cuisines, recipes, and ingredients. Morimoto's interpretation of pan-Asian cuisine includes disruptive and trend-setting flavor combinations, such as his use of Gochujang and Raclette, encouraging guests to be curious diners. Sa'Moto's soon-to-be signature dishes include items such as Kushi Age Pork and Laksa Noodle Soup, along with Sticky Ribs and Bao Sand.

The above photo are some of the dishes available at the already opened Sa’Moto.

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Chef Morimoto has a line of whiskey and wine, as well.

Chef Morimoto started off as a sushi chef.

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Girls volleyball: No. 6 Bogota takes down Delaware Valley, wins Group 1 title

Ashanna Caviness recorded 16 kills, a block and six digs to lead Bogota, No. 6 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a closely contested straight-set victory over Delaware Valley, 25-22 and 25-21, in the championship round of the NJSIAA/JAG-ONE Physical Therapy Group 1 tournament on Saturday morning at William Paterson University.The group title represents the third consecutive for Bogota and its fifth in the last six years in which a group tournament was held, with no group semis or finals being held in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic....

Ashanna Caviness recorded 16 kills, a block and six digs to lead Bogota, No. 6 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a closely contested straight-set victory over Delaware Valley, 25-22 and 25-21, in the championship round of the NJSIAA/JAG-ONE Physical Therapy Group 1 tournament on Saturday morning at William Paterson University.

The group title represents the third consecutive for Bogota and its fifth in the last six years in which a group tournament was held, with no group semis or finals being held in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I’m just glad that all our hard work and dedication paid off,” said Caviness after the title win. “This whole season was just meant for this moment.”

Junior setter Mia Pimentel reached 1,000 career assists on the day in just her second season as a starter, finishing with 28 assists and four digs for Bogota (27-2), which was led this season for the first time under new head coach Katherine Sura, who spend 13 years as an assistant coach before stepping in for long-time head-coach-turned-athletic-director Brad DiRupo.

“This has been many months in the making,” said an emotional Coach Sura after the match. “First and foremost, I thanked the girls for trusting me, and for being coachable. I believe this has been a character-molding season, because behind closed doors, we’ve been going through that process.

“As a family, we see not just the pretty side, we see the ugly side, we see the side that we need to fix and make better for each other. What this team has gone through together has been a lot.”

Gyanna Hernandez finished with eight kills and three digs, stepping up as an emotional leader in the second set following a timeout with her team facing a 17-14 deficit. Coming out of the timeout, Bogota went on an 8-2 run that featured multiple kills from Hernandez, whose subsequent muscle flexes and mean mugs brought the team’s energy to another level when it needed it most.

“In that timeout, I told them to take a breathe, and I said that this is about us,” said Sura on the seeming momentum-swinging timeout. “All the little things we’ve done have been to bring us here. I told them that a three-point difference is not a lot if you come out of this timeout and take it over.

“I said ‘you ladies are in charge of your destiny here. You’re either going to take it, or it’s going to be a battle, it’s up to you. But I know that we came here to win, so let’s go make that happen.’ And they did.”

Angelina Buhler tallied three kills, two blocks and seven digs while libero Helena Tobin tallied nine digs for Bogota, which will look to advance to its first Tournament of Champions final in nine years, having fallen to Immaculate Heart in the 2012 TOC final.

“It really is just about putting in 100 percent every single day, on and off the court,” added Pimentel on her team’s effort throughout the season.

Delaware Valley falls to 20-4 with the loss.

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Jay Mahoney, Bogota boys basketball coach with 702 wins, retires during season due to 'anxiety'

Jay Mahoney, who this season celebrated his 700th career win, is retiring as Bogota’s boys basketball coach.Mahoney told his players prior to Thursday’s practice that he is stepping down during his 43rd season guiding this Group 1 program. He says he is exhausted and stressed out.“I cannot deal with the strain and the stress of games any more,” Mahoney, 67, told The Record/NorthJersey.com on Friday. “I’ve been thinking about it for over a month – game days are just too mu...

Jay Mahoney, who this season celebrated his 700th career win, is retiring as Bogota’s boys basketball coach.

Mahoney told his players prior to Thursday’s practice that he is stepping down during his 43rd season guiding this Group 1 program. He says he is exhausted and stressed out.

“I cannot deal with the strain and the stress of games any more,” Mahoney, 67, told The Record/NorthJersey.com on Friday. “I’ve been thinking about it for over a month – game days are just too much for me.”

Mahoney, who debuted in the 1979-80 season, has been among North Jersey’s most intense sideline coaches. He notified Bogota superintendent Damian Kennedy via email of his plans to retire, citing anxiety on the sideline as the primary factor.

“The anxiety has been very high the past couple of months and I have been contemplating retiring for awhile,” Mahoney said in the email. “After 43 years I have given everything I have and I have nothing left in the tank.”

Mahoney, according to the email, will not be on the sideline for the final week of the regular season. He plans to continue coming to practice.

“The most important thing to me is the one-on-one interaction with my players and I will be able to do that in the practices,” Mahoney said in the email. “I know many people want me to coach the last [two] games, but my current mental health situation makes that impossible.”

Mahoney reiterated Friday to NorthJersey.com that he will not return to the sideline. He explained to the Bucs (7-12) that Trey Gomez will be the head coach, assisted by Sean Gaffney.

“The kids understand my anxiety, and they understand that sitting on that bench is something that I cannot do the last two games,” Mahoney said.

Mahoney has enjoyed a legendary career in North Jersey sports. He became just the second Bergen County boys basketball coach to reach 700 wins, when Bogota defeated visiting Palisades Park, 66-26, on Jan. 27. He is one of just 14 New Jersey boys basketball coaches to break 700 wins.

Mahoney is second in Bergen County only to Marty Rivard, who won 769 games at Cresskill and Bergenfield before retiring in 2016. Mahoney has the most wins at a single school, 702.

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Mahoney led Bogota to a state title and two Bergen County Jamboree crowns. His 1989-90 team, featuring future North Carolina Tar Heel and NBA assistant coach Pat Sullivan, won Jamboree and State Group 1 titles. His 1992-93 team is the last Group 1 school to win the Jamboree.

"He's one of the best coaches in the county that I've ever seen," said Paul Puglise, a former coach and Group 1 rival and current co-chairman of the Bergen Jamboree. "I've never seen coaches be as creative in what they're doing for each game as Jay, and I've never seen coaches develop a player from a JV second-stringer to a varsity all-league player in one year like him."

Mahoney’s Bogota teams have overcome a lack of size and depth by shooting dozens of three-pointers a game and utilizing junk defenses designed to slow down opposing teams’ top scorers.

“It’s been a wonderful experience,” Mahoney said. “I couldn’t ask for more support.”

“Coach Mahoney is the epitome of a true legend of boys basketball in Bergen County,” said Chris Clark, a standout on that 1993 Jamboree title team. “He has built a Group 1 program and taken it to heights that will never, ever, ever be more accomplished.

“It is unbelievable what he has done for, not only the boys basketball program, but what he has done for the town of Bogota,” Clark added. “He has put us on the map, little 07603, exit 67 on Route 80, and what he has done for every single human being he has touched.”

Mahoney, who retired several years ago as a Bogota business teacher, hopes to maintain a connection to the Bucs by remaining an assistant cross-country coach under Pat Rochford.

“I have a great connection with cross-country,” said Mahoney, who led that program for more than 30 years. “And me going there in August, September, October, and stuff, I think this is good for me. I would enjoy being around the kids and seeing faculty members, but not at the stress of having to think about basketball.”

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High-density developments in N.J. being redesigned for COVID-conscious lifestyles

COVID-19 has changed not only the way we live, but also the spaces we live in.In addition to shopping and going to school with masks on, maintaining a social distance at the post office, and going out less to eat, a lot of us are working from home. And for many, home has shifted from urban areas to more sub...

COVID-19 has changed not only the way we live, but also the spaces we live in.

In addition to shopping and going to school with masks on, maintaining a social distance at the post office, and going out less to eat, a lot of us are working from home. And for many, home has shifted from urban areas to more suburban, rural or shore front locales in pursuit of more room to move and fresh air to breathe.

Now, developers of high-density housing eager to attract renters or buyers, particularly in urban areas, have been incorporating design elements and amenities intended to address COVID concerns by minimizing the chance of transmission of the virus and accommodating telecommuting.

New projects that have come on the market since the pandemic commonly include COVID-conscious features like contactless entryways, additional elevators and ultraviolet ventilation systems, as well as home-office facilities.

“A lot of people tried to be pro-active and made a lot of changes, and our building is a great example of that,” said developer Art Johnson, a principal of Waterfront Management LLC in Jersey City.

Johnson’s building is a sprawling 629-unit rental complex known as 3 Acres on Jersey City’s West Side, an emerging real estate market that has attracted investment following development of the city’s well-known Hudson River waterfront and then its Greenville and Journal Square areas.

Named for the size of the lot occupied by the six-story rectangular complex, 3 Acres was designed by Hoboken architect Dean Marchetto of Marchetto Higgins Stieve before the pandemic’s arrival in March 2020, but design changes were made during construction after social distancing became household words.

For example, the main entrance along Claremont Avenue was originally designed as a set of revolving doors that would have generated repeated hand-contact in the same spot on the doors’ thick glass panels as residents pushed their way in and out during the morning and evening rush hours.

So the revolving doors were replaced by a broad glass foyer equipped with inner and outer sets of automatic sliding doors timed to open, one after the other, to keep warm or cool air in or out, as residents and visitors stroll into the lobby or out onto the sidewalk without touching a thing.

There’s a bank of three elevators immediately to the left and two others elsewhere for a total of five lifts in the relatively low-rise building, intended to minimize crowding going up or down. To the left and right, running the full 600-foot, two-block width of the building, is a concourse measuring 18 feet wide and 15 feet high, allowing plenty of space for residents to pass by each other at least six feet apart.

The concourse is punctuated by groups of three or four café tables set against the street-side wall, each one with a semicircular seating nook carved out of the wall, achieving a distinct look, a sense of intimacy, and a physical barrier between the people seated that side of each table.

Several standup placards reading “Masks recommended” dotted the concourse and other common areas of the building. Johnson said plans for thousands of square feet of street-level retail space were scrapped to allow for expanded common areas adjacent to the concourse. They include a 5,000-square-foot lounge with fireplaces, large-screen TVs, ping-pong and pool tables, pinball machines, a two-lane miniature bowling ally and a vintage jukebox, providing diversion for a night-in when an event is cancelled or a crowded bar doesn’t feel right.

A fascinating form of on-premises entertainment is 3 Acres’ Steinway Spirio digital grand piano, which can play back anything played on it or simultaneously duplicate a live performance by a pianist playing another Steinway Spirio anywhere in the world.

Three interior courtyards with day cabanas, shuffleboard and bocci courts, as well as a near-Olympic size pool and a 4,000-square foot gym, let tenants spread out while they work out.

“We made everything bigger and more spacious so people had enough area to be together but be apart,” Johnson said.

There’s a washer and drier in every unit, including micro-studios of just 289 square feet, meaning tenants can avoid congregating in a laundry room. Even the micro units promote telecommuting, with custom furnishings including a dining table that doubles as a work station. Rents range from $1,500 for studios to $3,500 for an 1,100-square-foot 2-bedroom apartment.

In Middlesex County, at 99 Bridge, a 150-unit rental complex in Old Bridge, a business suite allowing tenants to work remotely was just what new tenants Aqueel and Ritika Ahmed needed after they moved into the building from northern California on Oct. 1.

The couple had kept their financial-tech jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area but relocated to be near family in New Jersey for the birth of their child. The problem was that their home-office furniture and all their other possessions didn’t arrive for another six weeks thanks to a moving company mishap.

“They have a co-working lounge, with three offices and a conference room, and for one and a half months I was working out of that office,” Aqueel said of 99 Bridge, which was developed jointly by BNE Real Estate Group, Sterling Properties and LPZ. “This was a very good thing that came in handy because of my furniture not getting there.”

The couple has continued to twork for the Bay Area company, and to live in Old Bridge, where their daughter was born.

“She’s a Jersey girl,” her dad confirmed.

Other COVID-minded characteristics of 99 Bridge include an abundance of outdoor space, notably a two-story tenants’ lounge with multiple gathering areas, a swimming pool, barbecue and outdoor dining areas, an outdoor bar with TV screening areas, fire pits and a dog run.

The Atwater in Bogota, is a 3-phase rental complex totaling 539 units that has nearly leased out its two initial stages and is now in construction on the 118 units of its final phase. The project, by PCD Development of New Providence, also includes ample outdoor space, as well as a business center with Steelcase Brody pods.

And the Atwater’s indoor amenities are also equipped with ultra-violet air sanitizers that can kill the virus.

In Union County, Vermella at Garwood Station in Garwood, a 296-unit rental project by Russo Development, retained the digital and in-person concierge service NFC, to give residents a choice “to attend in person or take advantage of virtual events based on their comfort level,” according to a spokesman for the project. Russo also provides Teams/Facetime virtual tours for prospective tenants.

Another Jersey City project, 351 Marin, a 507-unit rental building in the city’s downtown neighborhood, added seating to a 4,500-square-foot plaza to expand its outdoor space during construction after the outbreak. The joint project also features “round-the-clock staff cleaning and disinfecting,” according to the developers, KRE Group and Northwestern Mutual. Three-quarters of the units have been leased since opening in November, according to KRE and Northwestern.

Citizen Linden, a Union County project with 234 rental units and 4,500 square feet of retail space, provides co-working spaces on each floor, with three workstations each, to minimize crowding in any one area. Extra-wide wide hallways and elevator waiting areas were also integrated into the building design.

A pair of courtyards provide outdoor space with seating and barbecuing. “They also include bike storage and a bike share program, as the popularity of bicycling as a hobby skyrocketed during the pandemic,” the developer, Accurate Builders & Developers, accurately noted.

Anti-viral benefits aside, features like spacious common areas and outdoor space would be appealing to any would-be tenants, not just the COVID-conscious crowd. And the buildings are not necessarily marketed as safe havens.

Josie Charles, a 23-year-old pet groomer with a studio at 3 Acres, said she hadn’t been aware of the building’s anti-viral features since moving in two months ago from Bayonne. And with her business, Unsoiled, reliant entirely on house calls, working from home is not even a consideration for Charles. But she was glad to hear that her new digs might reduce the chance that she and her neighbors will spread the coronavirus, or any other contagion, to one another.

And she does like all the things to do there.

“It’s fun,” she said.

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