Report: Liberty Rising, 90-story hotel and casino, possible for Jersey City


While there are no guarantees that a question about bringing casinos to North Jersey will be on the ballot in November, billionaire Paul Fireman is still planning the Liberty Rising project: a 90-story hotel and casino in Jersey City, according to The Wall Street Journal. 

A rendering of the potential Liberty Rising hotel and casino by Friedmutter Group Architects.
A rendering of the potential Liberty Rising hotel and casino by Friedmutter Group Architects.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Fireman, the founder of sports apparel company Reebok, is aiming for a 1,500-key luxury hotel, which would include tons of restaurants and a theater – located at 100 Caven Point Road, according to the report (which is subscription only, so a summary can be read in New York Yimby).

The $4 billion complex would reportedly also provide ferry service to New York City.

Back in July, Fireman proposed an even larger vision for Liberty Rising (h/t New York Times): a 95-story skyscraper that adjoined with the $250 million Liberty National Golf Course – which he also financed.

He also wanted to include the world’s largest Ferris wheel and racetrack, but his latest vision does not include those amenities, the WSJ says.

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto told Hudson County View last week that North Jersey casinos are necessary to bring revenue back into the Garden State.

An email to Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill asking what the city thought about the potential project was not immediately returned, but this story will be updated in the event comment is given.

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  1. 1500 poo flushes extra a day into our crumbling sewer system. Since it will be at river edge, and gravity pushed, I somehow suspect, it will be dumped into Atlantic Ocean via upper and lower n y bays.