The ultimate in pet-friendly: the Bark Building concept arrives in Bayonne


Pop-up pet photo studios… dog park takeovers… pet parties – all designed for pets to have fun and for residents to come together in a social setting and learn how to know their neighbours, humans and animals.

It’s a whole concept. And, once you get past the clichéd jokes — the ones that say this place is “for the dogs” or ask, “Who let the dogs out?” — you can access the business case for Bay 151nicknamed the first of Bayonnebark building.”

It is the first Bark Building in Bayonne. (Alyssa Ki)

Simply put, the luxury rental community on Bayonne’s waterfront by Kushner Real Estate Group was created with the idea that being pet friendly like few other buildings are will increase the building’s appeal to pet owners.

That’s how Mary Cricco, KRE Group Regional Rental Manager, sees it.

“We are thrilled to expand the many pet-friendly amenities we offer at Bay 151 by becoming Bayonne’s first ‘Bark Building’,” she said. “Bay 151 attracts residents who want to live a well-connected, amenity-rich lifestyle on Bayonne’s waterfront, and, for many of them, the pet-friendly atmosphere is a big part of that. their decision to live here.”

The concept is not new. In fact, he’s had a lot of success in Jersey City and around the country. But Bay 151 is the first such community in New Jersey outside of Jersey City.

Bay 151 will provide a wide variety of dog and cat-focused amenities and services aimed at improving the lifestyle of residents and their pets. Among the benefits for residents:

  • Access to a pet concierge;
  • Human-grade dog treats in the lobby;
  • Special pet welcome packages;
  • A personalized microsite where residents can create animal profiles and share community news.

About Bay 151

Located in a growing neighborhood on the Bayonne waterfront peninsula, Bay 151 by KRE Group offers 413 luxury rental residences – including a brand new building with 213 apartments – and over 65,000 square feet of amenities on a Picturesque 16 acre property overlooking New York Harbor. The community also has 10,000 square feet of retail space.

Bay 151 monthly rents start at $1,960 for bachelor, one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences, including some with unique loft-style floor plans. Immediate occupancy is available.

Floor plans feature stylish finishes and upscale amenities, including floor-to-ceiling windows, plank floors in living areas, central air conditioning and heating, full-size washer and dryer in the unit, extensive storage spaces and Kohler bathroom accessories. Modern kitchens offer stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, custom cabinetry, bianco quartz countertops and a white tile backsplash.

Danit Zivan, co-founder and COO of Bark Buildings, believes Bay 151 is a perfect fit for the concept, as KRE Group’s commitment to improving the resident experience aligns with Bark Buildings’ philosophy of building communities. stronger by taking advantage of – and pampering – the residents’ pets.

“The KRE Group has been a great partner for us,” she said. “We have worked with them for two and a half years and have a presence in all of their buildings in Jersey City. So, naturally, when the opportunity to expand to Bayonne in a building belonging to the KRE group arose, we jumped at the chance.

As part of the new amenity offering, KRE Group and Bark Buildings are installing new signage with tips for pet parents and information on pet etiquette. Residents can contact the Bay 151 Pet Concierge for information on local daycares and dog walkers, behavior and training advice, product recommendations, and even assistance with dog adoption. pets. Bark Buildings will also offer cat-focused services and programs for dogs that aren’t as good at socializing. Bay 151’s Pet of the Month program will also launch soon, with the winner’s photo featured around the building.

“Even if you don’t own a pet, it can improve your quality of life,” Zivan said. “Ultimately, this program benefits everyone because residents are better pet owners, they’re happier, and they’re more likely to stay if their pet is happy, too.”


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