This Weekend Come Celebrate the Village’s Italian Heritage

Two events are planned this weekend that will celebrate downtown Jersey City’s Italian heritage. The Village neighborhood in Downtown Jersey City was previously called “Italian Village” after its large Italian population. This weekend, residents can explore that history with an Italian themed parade and historic walking tour of the neighborhood.
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Getting to Know My Neighbors in Bergen-Lafayette

As I walk around the area, I see and meet lots of people. Some are new transplants, some have been here for decades and some are born and raised. I wanted to find out their thoughts on the area so I asked them five questions.
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Waiting in the Wings: Loew’s Theater and its Future

The question of why the Loew's Journal Square has been unable to undergo a Kings Theater (Brooklyn) style full renovation under the Fulop administration (or prior administrations) and become a cultural destination with more jobs and year-round programming, is a complex one. We caught up with Friends of Loew's to get the scoop.
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Bergen Arches Proposal Envisions a World Class Cultural Destination in Jersey City

For all of its history, Jersey City has been a conduit for transport between NYC and the rest of the country. Over time, the logistics of transportation has changed leaving artifacts of a bygone era all over the city. Now the long forgotten Bergen Arches are the subject of a proposed community-based redevelopment project led by local residents and activists.
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5 Fun Things to Explore in Bergen-Lafayette

As Bergen-Lafayette grows in popularity, so does its amenities. New cultural and community focused activities are popping up all around the neighborhood. These 5 provide good reasons to get out and explore the area.
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Asbury Park: Jersey City’s Beachy Sister

Even short city escapes have worthy benefits—like returning with wider eyes and perhaps a souvenir in tow, or at least a little beach in your hair. Asbury Park, one of the closest shore points to Jersey City (clocking in at an hour away and skipping most shore Parkway traffic), has become an ideal destination for such a spell.
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Monopoly Madness!

Over the past week, the story on how a Monopoly-themed mural at the tip of the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza wound up officially painted over, has materialized into a public discussion. Commission, censorship, hypersensitivity, freedom of expression in art, and corporate sponsorship are now the charged pieces at the center of the game board.
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Bayonne’s SilkLofts Celebrates Its History

The hulking, four-building industrial complex at 154 Avenue E was converted into the SilkLofts rental complex in 2014. But before that, the building facilitated the manufacturing of everything from the modern bra to military parachutes and carrier pigeon vests. Last night, a homecoming of sorts was held to commemorate the building's history.
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[Tomorrow] Green Villain Hosts 10-Hour Art & Music Festival in Downtown Jersey City

Just one block from the Grove Street PATH station, Green Villain is hosting a Green Villain Exchange (GVX) Art & Music Festival. The currently vacant lot at 335 Barrow Street is slated for development next year. So why not take advantage and host a party before that happens
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5-Day St. Ann’s Italian Festival Begins Tonight in Hoboken

St. Ann’s Italian Festival is an annual tradition for so many in Hoboken and its surrounding communities. It is no accident that this festival is going on 106 years strong. The festival starts tonight at 6pm.

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