A Message From The Englewood Cliffs Homeowners Club
THANK YOU! July 10, 2019 Englewood Cliffs Borough Council Meeting We would like to thank our fellow Englewood Cliffs residents for coming to Wednesday night’s Council meeting. It is very gratifying to see hundreds of people come out and make their position known. One by one you told the Council that they need to represent our residents, not developers. You clearly told the Council that you do not want residential housing at 800 Sylvan. We must remain vigilant and make sure that the Council does what our residents want. We will keep you up to date on information concerning 800 Sylvan. Thank you,Englewood Cliffs Homeowners Club
Englewood Cliffs residents overwhelmingly support Mayor Kranjac’s affordable housing plan on Hudson Terrace
The council meeting on Wednesday July 10th, 2019 started at 8:00 p.m. and ended after 1:00 a.m. In a show of hands vote, there appeared to be approximately 300 people opposing any residential development at 800 Sylvan Avenue and only 1 resident in favor. Yet, there are 5 council members apposing the mayor’s plan and it seems they are compelled to vote against the will of the majority of the Englewood Cliffs town residents. Englewood Cliffs Mayor, Mario Kranjac, strongly opposes the proposed plan to rezone the 28 acre Unilever commercial property located at 800 Sylvan Avenue and subdividing it for the purpose of residential housing. The mayor referring to the council’s plan as “socialism” and “unconstitutional” because the majority of the members of town council would rather vote in favor of subdividing 800 Sylvan Avenue instead of apposing it which is the will and voice of the town residents. The mayor’s plan encompasses a 100% affordable housing located on Hudson Terrace offering 57 units with an additional credit of 20 units coupled with taking the affordable housing issue to court. Kranjac’s plan was clearly better received by the town residents than the 400 unit plan at 800 Sylvan Avenue […]
EYE ON THE CLIFFS
“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”- John F. Kennedy Volume 12 April 2019 Carin Geiger, President – Debbie Fehre, Acting Vice President – Secretary Lynn Liaskos, Treasurer * * * * * NJ COURT OVERTURNS PLANNING BOARD’S 2017 DENIAL OF CORPORATE BUILDING APPLICATION AT 800 SYLVAN AVENUE PLANNING BOARD’S REJECTION OF NORMANDY APPLICATION RULED ARBITRARY, CAPRICIOUS AND UNREASONABLE PLANNING BOARD SEEKS APPELLATE COURT PERMISSION TO APPEAL NJ Superior Court Judge Christine Farrington signed an order on March 13, 2019 essentially reversing the Englewood Cliffs Planning Board’s rejection of the application Normandy made in 2017 to develop a first class corporate headquarters at 800 Sylvan Avenue. Judge Farrington wrote: “The Planning Board’s denial of the Plaintiff’s application is hereby reversed, and the application is approved, subject to a limited remand to the Planning Board to consider, in accordance with the Court’s February 22, 2019 Opinion, (1) whether Plaintiff’s proposed parking structures satisfy the special reasons required to obtain a variance…and (2) whether Plaintiff is entitled to a modification of … deed restriction…. […]
North Cliff School Celebrates Cultural Diversity Day
Today, the North Cliff School celebrated Cultural Diversity Day. The event was extremely well organized and was presented by the PTA. Englewood Cliffs is a diverse community with many families being first and second generation immigrants. The school hosted a wonderful event reflecting this diversity. Six countries were represented that included China, Greece, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey. The students welcomed a break from their rigorous class schedule to tour the exhibits. They found great joy in learning all about the different cultural and historical contributions. Bravo to the Englewood Cliffs PTA for promoting education, diversity and respect for our cultural differences. China China’s presenters gave a geographical demonstration and discussed Beijing, the nation’s capital and Shanghai, it’s largest city. The children learned about the renminbi, it’s official currency, chinese calligraphy, a form of aesthetically pleasing writing, and how this populous nation of East Asia is a vast landscape encompassing grassland, mountains, lakes, rivers and coastline. Greece Greece’s presentation was rich in history and culture. The children learned about Greece’s contributions to the modern world in mathematics, science, philosophy, language arts, engineering, and the birth of democracy and olympic sports. Videos of traditional greek dances, models of landmarks, detailed descriptions of […]
NJ DOT Approves Grant To Borough of Englewood Cliffs
A message from Englewood Cliffs Borough Mayor Kranjac: I am very pleased to announce that the New Jersey Department of Transportation has just approved a grant to Englewood Cliffs for $212,000…..Read More
Englewood Cliffs appoints public safety director to oversee its Police Department
The Borough of Englewood Cliffs appointed Donald Ingrasselino as its new public safety director. Ingrasselino will be tasked with overseeing the borough’s Police Department and he will work part time in an administrative capacity. Mayor Mario Kranjac’s vote in favor of Ingrasselino’s appointment was the deciding factor as Republicans William Woo, Carrol McMorrow, and Mark Park voted in favor and Democrats Ellen Park, Ed Aversa, and Gloria Oh were apposed. Best of luck to Mr. Ingrasselino on his new appointment!
Englewood Cliffs on top 10 list of the priciest zip codes in New Jersey
Englewood Cliffs features 1 of 12 Bergen County zip codes to be among the top 50. Other Bergen county towns to make the top 10 list are Alpine and Franklin Lakes. To see 2017’s top 50 most expensive zip codes, click here. Englewood Cliffs has a population of approximately 5,500 residents, only 3 minute drive to the George Washington Bridge and the Median Home Values of approximately $1.0M. Best of all, real estate is in high demand in this town because it has some of the lowest real estate taxes in Bergen County.
Englewood Cliffs Upper School ranks in the top 10 public schools in New Jersey.
Englewood Cliffs Upper School ranked 9th in New Jesey’s Department of Education prestigious new school ratings after scoring more than 2,000 public schools for the 2016 / 2017 school year. The town of Fort Lee, which borders the south end of Englewood Cliffs, had their Elementry School No. 1 come in at 47th place. You can view the top 50 highest scores here. Congratulations to the students and faculty of the Englewood Cliffs Public School for a job well done!
Englewood Cliffs to hire additional attorneys to defend against litigation for the affordable housing negotiations.
Normandy Real Estate Partner, the owner of the sprawling 28 acre property former Unilever Campus located at 800 Sylvan Avenue, had their original plans rejected by the Englewood Cliffs Planning Board. The original plans required that the property be subdivided, and according to the planning board did not conform to the campus like style the planning board wanted to maintain. To learn more, read the independent point of view from North Jersey. Residents are encouraged to attend Englewood Cliffs Borough Council meetings to learn more.
Looking for great tasting chicken wings to host for your next party?
Check out some of Englewood Cliffs local restaurants serving the best chicken wings the area has to offer. Mr BBQ is one of them located here in town. Ranked in the Top 10 best places serving Chicken Wings in the Englewood Cliffs area by Yelp! For a complete list click here.