Tucked away on a quiet brownstone-lined street, 47 Mercer pairs the historic charm of an immaculately-restored 100 year old apartment house with the modern amenities you love.
Historic charm with modern amenities
Solid oak floors
No more peeling laminate or parquet splinters.
Central air and gas heat
Individually controlled for quiet and energy efficent temperature control.
Ample natural light
Large, energy-efficent double glazed windows bathe each apartment in light.
Washer/Dryer in building
High capacity washers/dryers are available to all tenants.
Ceilings up to 11ft high.
Shared roof deck with gas grill and community garden.
Well insulated walls
Solid masonry walls between each apartment provide quiet living.
Upgraded bathrooms also feature built-in bluetooth speakers in medicine cabinets.
Locked bicycle storage room available to all residents.
Video call with guests from any apartment, phone or the roof deck.
Quiet living in the heart of downtown
Enjoy peaceful living with easy access to all of life’s essentials. Centrally located in downtown Jersey City, Mercer Arms has a walk score of 99/100.
Tucked away on a brownstone-lined street, Mercer Arms is a stones throw away from the best restaurants and parks in Jersey City, and less than a five minute walk to the Grove St PATH station.
Small community means individual attention
With a limited number of apartments and our residents staying for an average of 5 years, it’s rare for us to have availability.
Available units are indicated with a * below.
The 47 Mercer story
Classic NY Style Apartment House
47 Mercer was constructed in 1910 shortly after City Hall was finished and was built to support a growing upper class in Jersey City.
Designed as a classic Five-Story New York Style apartment house, it served 20 families faithfully until around 1950 when the max exodus to the suburbs began.
To combat low occupancy, the city briefly proposed turning the building into low-income housing in the 1960s. However, this proposal was blocked by the neighborhood and instead 47 Mercer sat abandoned for many decades.
As part of a city-sponsored downtown revitalization effort in the late 1990s, we were offered the opportunity to restore 47 Mercer to its intended use – quality housing.