Neighborhood News & Beacon Events

Meet the Management Team


The Beacon wouldn’t be the incredible community it is today without a top-notch team behind it. Whether you’re a longtime resident in our luxury apartment homes, or just starting your search for the perfect studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom home in Jersey City, our team is committed to giving you the best apartment living experience possible.

Today, we sat down with three familiar faces at The Beacon: our General Manager, Resident Services Manager, and Community Manager! Blerina, Leann, and Zarmina help create the sense of community we love at The Beacon apartments.

Let’s meet the management team!

Blerina, General Manager

What brought you to the Beacon?

The opportunity to work at a beautiful community in Jersey City. I am also passionate about working with Greystar: I believe strongly in their core values and what they do for all their residents!

What is your favorite thing about working at The Beacon?

I love my team, I love the residents! I’ve enjoyed learning about the rich history that encompasses The Beacon.

What is one fun fact Beacon residents don’t know about you?

One of my favorite hobbies is cooking!

If you had one superpower, what would it be?

Reading minds!

Leann, Resident Services Manager

What brought you to the Beacon?

A new opportunity to learn and grow at a unique property with a lot of history!

What is your favorite thing about working at The Beacon?

Every day, I walk around this beautiful property and find something new! I also really like meeting new people so this community is the best place to see new faces!

What is one fun fact Beacon residents don’t know about you?

I am a huge foodie and enjoy experiencing all different types of food!

If you had one superpower, what would it be?

I love to travel, so if I could teleport anywhere in the world, it’d be amazing!

Zarmina, Community Manager

What brought you to the Beacon?

I am here for a challenging opportunity to master and develop as a leader. My goal is have my team and residents feel a sense of community at The Beacon!

What is your favorite thing about working at The Beacon?

THE TEAM! We have an excellent team of individuals who are dedicating themselves to providing beyond expectation customer services to both prospects and residents.

What is one fun fact Beacon residents don’t know about you?

I love to travel and have quite a few unique experiences under my belt, from cage diving with great whites in South Africa to hiking two miles to an erupting volcano in Hawaii. I am all about adventure!

If you had one superpower, what would it be?

As a Game of Thrones fan, I would say having my own dragon.

When searching for apartments for rent in Jersey City, our community stands out. We offer the best of city living in studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartment homes. At The Beacon apartments, we create community with our resident events, service with a smile, and policy of putting residents first. And we couldn’t do it without a top-notch team!

Stay tuned for more interviews with our staff! Over the coming months, we’ll introduce you to everyone at The Beacon, so you can put faces to names around our wonderful community. We’re here to help give you the best apartment living experience possible!

Together with our wonderful team, we aim to make The Beacon the best apartment community in Jersey City!

The Beacon

Meet the Beacon!


Welcome to The Beacon! Whether you’re a longtime resident or a history buff excited for a first look around, everyone will find something to love in our beautiful, historic complex. Once home to the Jersey City Medical Center, the buildings that make up The Beacon are now an elegant collection of apartment homes, part of a tight-knit community here in Jersey City.

Today, let’s take a tour of our six residential buildings: the Criterion, the Hague, the Mercury, the Orpheum, the Paramount, and the Tower.  Each building in The Beacon offers everything you need for top-notch Jersey City living!

So — who’s who at The Beacon?


The Criterion is an elegant 25-story building with housing options ranging from cozy studios to two-bedroom homes. It’s home to one of The Beacon’s well-equipped fitness centers and an Art Deco lobby. On the south side of the building, you’ll find fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty and downtown Manhattan. On the north side, the rich architecture of Jersey City opens up for miles.


The Hague offers beautiful apartments on fourteen floors, all arranged around a central courtyard. Like the Criterion, the Hague offers fantastic views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. The Hague is our second largest building — and is known for its views and easy access to everything The Beacon has to offer!


The Mercury, situated next to our children’s playground, offers gorgeous views of the Great Lawn and downtown Jersey City. With studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom options available, you’ll find cozy space for one or room to spread out across sixteen floors. Life in the Mercury offers access to Club Aqua, which includes an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and two saunas.


The Orpheum is loved because of its elegance and access to Club Aqua, the chic fitness and spa facility. Choose from twenty residential floors and find home in one of our studio, one-, or two-bedroom apartments. Many of the Orpheum’s floor plans feature spacious walk-in closets and gorgeous city views.


The Paramount definitely stands out in The Beacon’s skyline. This twenty-one story building is a masterpiece of Art Deco architecture — and the center of The Beacon’s operations! Home to our leasing center and resident services office, the Paramount is a gathering place for events in our club room and sky lounge. It’s also where you’ll find the expansive fitness center, yoga studio, and dog run on the north side of the building. With so much to offer, the Paramount is a shining example of apartment living at its finest!


Spanning sixteen residential levels, the Tower offers everything a person could want in apartment living. Residents here enjoy views of the Statue of Liberty, downtown Manhattan, and — closer to home — Overlook Park and Jersey City. The Tower is located conveniently next to our covered parking garage and is both smoke-free and pet-free. It’s also directly next to our shuttle drop-off and pickup locations, where you’ll find convenient, quick transportation to both the Grove Street and Exchange Place PATH Stations — free for Beacon residents!

Wherever you find yourself at The Beacon, you’ll discover a community ready to greet you with a “good morning,” an invitation to the next “Sing Your Heart Out” karaoke night, or a recommendation for the best Thai food delivery in all of Jersey City. Welcome home!

Check Out These Ice Rinks This Winter Near Your Beacon Apartment


Just because it’s cold out, it doesn’t mean you need to stay holed up in your Beacon apartment – bundle up with your coat, hat and gloves and check out one of these ice rinks near the Jersey City area. Plus, zooming around the rink, you’ll warm right up!

If you’re ready to have some fun this winter without being cooped up inside, these rinks are sure to be just what you need this weekend, plus many of them offer skates to rent. Make sure you get there early – they’re bound to be packed all winter long!

Newport Skates, located at 95 River Dr S, Jersey City which is 14 minutes from your Beacon apartment, offers ice skating from mid November through March with both public and private skating and lessons available.

And don’t worry, you don’t need to own skates to come here – you can rent skates for $7, in addition to an $8 admission fee. Ice skating here is a great workout as well as a fun winter activity you can do with family and friends!

Charlie Heger Ice Rink, located at 807 Summit Ave, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Gaslight Commons apartment, is known as being a great place to ice skate in the neighborhood, as well as place where you can rent skates.

They also have extensive hours which last from November through March, so you can enjoy ice skating here in Jersey City all season long. Also known as Pershing Field, this outdoor rink is covered, so you can skate (or learn to skate) in all types of weather. Plus, it’s quiet and peaceful!


Newport Skates

95 River Dr S, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 626-7465


Charlie Heger Ice Rink

807 Summit Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 547-4392

These Jersey City Bakeries Will Satisfy Your Holiday Cookie Cravings


It’s best to just forget your diet this month! December is known for its many decadent dishes, including one of our sweetest favorites – holiday cookies, which will find their way onto a plate for Santa, your holiday cookie gift exchange, delicious treats for your loved ones and more.

If you would rather give your Beacon oven a break, then visit one of these Jersey City bakeries which are sure to be baking delicious holiday cookies all month long. And don’t worry – no one needs to know you didn’t bake them yourself!

Bang Cookies, located at 1183 Summit Ave, Jersey City which is 14 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a luxe, all-natural, organic cookie company that was built as a response to run-of-the-mill, unsatisfying cookies. But don’t be fooled, their giant cookies are just as rich and sinfully delicious as they are beautiful!

When it comes to making the most delicious cookies on the market, they’re committed to only using the best – like organic flour, cane sugar, dark chocolate, and grass-fed butter from New Zealand. Plus, Bang Cookies can ship to anywhere in the U.S. and guarantee that their cookies will be ready to go in no time.

Cookies N’ Crepes, located at 195 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, was founded in 2012 with the goal of providing NJ with the warmest fresh cookies imaginable and some of the most delectable sweet crepes around as well.

Since all of their cookies are extremely fresh, they also specialize in creating fun, seasonal varieties that you will love to indulge in this holiday season. Plus, they provide high quality products, excellent service, and a child friendly environment in their Summit Avenue shop.


Bang Cookies

1183 Summit Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(888) 834-8885


Cookies N’ Crepes

195 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 434-3300

Having a Holiday Party? Book These Local Venues in Jersey City


It’s that time of year when we all put on our winter best and gather with our friends and family to eat some good food and celebrate the holidays with our loved ones. You could have everyone over your beautiful Beacon apartment, but why bother when we have so many wonderful restaurants nearby that can do all of the work for you?

If you’re looking for a venue to book your holiday party, check out these local restaurants which offer spaces able to accommodate parties of all sizes, from 10 people to 100 people.

Liberty House Restaurant, located at 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City which is 11 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an American eatery/event space serving steaks and seafood in chic digs on the water with Manhattan views.

Liberty House Restaurant was designed to exemplify the “view with a room” concept and focus on the magnificent Manhattan skyline views. Liberty House offers award winning farm to table cuisine, handcrafted decor, live music, inviting seating areas and lavish grounds.

Satis Bistro, located at 212 Washington St, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a rustic-chic eatery serving European fare like charcuterie, seasonal entrees and wine.

At Satis Bistro, they specialize in creating great private events and can manage a party either large or small with their delicious cuisine, beautiful space and top-notch cocktails and wine list. Your guests will remember their night at this Jersey City eatery forever!


Liberty House Restaurant

76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 395-0300


Satis Bistro

212 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-5151