For many years, there has been a lot of misconception about New Jersey. This is particularly true in cities like Newark, Atlantic City, among others where people have made jokes about these cities by calling them waste dumps, concrete jungles with pollution, a place with a lot of factories and old buildings with bad smells that come off the turnpike/I-95, the list goes on and on.
Then, there was the hit MTV show Jersey Shore which did nothing to create a better image for New Jersey. Instead, it reinforced certain stereotypes that the media loves to portray about an extremely tiny subculture that exists within the state. Of course, this was done in order to keep their ratings high and keep viewers watching. It also does not help that many screenwriters who come from other places show a lot of ignorant prejudice about New Jersey whenever it is portrayed on TV shows and movies.
Sam Boraie is helping to Change the Misconception
The honest truth is that New Jersey is one of the most beautiful and diverse states in America. Many of the misconceptions that are attributed to the state are derived from being located next to New York. It is unfortunate that New York has outsourced many unattractive aspects of industrialization to New Jersey.
In contrast, New Jersey is actually more suburban and affluent with some of the best schools and universities in the country. What used to be a place in the doldrums is now modernized and exquisite.
Sam Boraie, vice president of Boraie Development LLC, is following a vision his father Omar started over 45 years ago when he first saw the potential for real estate development in New Jersey. Popular cities like Newark, New Brunswick, Atlantic City, Milltown, among others are all experiencing a new surge in development and revitalization thanks to the efforts of Sam Boraie and his investors, more info can be found on Crunchbase.com.
According to Bloomberg, here are some examples of ongoing projects:
The Aspire, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Located just steps away from New Brunswick Train Station which conveniently takes residents in and out of New York City, The Aspire provides luxury living with 238 residential units and 10,000 square feet of retail space that includes neighborhood dining, shopping, and nightlife.
The Beach at South Inlet, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Revitalizing the South Inlet section of Atlantic City which sat undeveloped for decades, Sam is changing the face of Atlantic City by providing luxury living with 250 residential units that are located just steps away from the famous boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean.
One Rector Street, Newark, New Jersey
According to PR News, this was the first high-rise built in the city since 1960 which offers market rate residential living and 8500 square feet of retail space.
Milltown Ford Avenue Redevelopment
This is the first new development project in Milltown in over 60 years which will create a renaissance for this beautiful city to include 324 unit townhomes and condominiums.
A True Visionary
New Jersey is not what it used to be and it is definitely not what you see on TV and movies. Thanks to ongoing developments by Sam Boraie, he has become a true visionary by re-creating the image of New Jersey while destroying old stereotypes through his exemplary efforts to spur new growth and developments in the state.