The property is not listed for sale in the Hudson County Multiple Listing Service. Perhaps the owner is doing renovations and that is why it is vacant.
It also may be in foreclosure, but I do not have records indicating that the home is in foreclosure.
If you feel like the property is indeed abandoned, you may want to check with the City of Jersey City to see if any permits were issued for pending renovations.
Walter J. Burns
1 Newark St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
201-653-8488 Ext: 230