On September 24th, Cheryl and Christopher Mack unveiled the grand opening of Bayonne based The Bridge Art Gallery, showcasing local work from Bayonne and Montclair artists.
This past week, final plans were unveiled for a 26,000 square-foot museum, plaza, and rooftop terrace on Liberty Island in New York Harbor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.