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A recently completed renovation project illustrates the changing tide in Lafayette. Featuring high-end rental units and two commercial spaces - one of which has drawn a popular downtown restauranteur to the area - the fully-restored building highlights Lafayette’s increasing popularity.
After being tabled at a planning board meeting in September over community push back, the proposal for a new project at 136 Summit Avenue went back in front of the board on Tuesday. This time, it unanimously won approval.
A quick roundup of new or notable business in the Bergen-Lafayette area. An old favorite celebrates its 1-year anniversary, plus a discount variety store, a corner convenience store near Berry Lane Park, and a healthy eating focused food truck open for business.
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.
As everyone knows, Jersey City is on the move. There are skyscrapers going up seemingly everywhere, cool restaurants, neat stores, pop-up beer gardens and more. This is especially true in Bergen-Lafayette. While we don’t quite have the infrastructure and shiny things, our advantage is that almost everywhere can be beautified and refurbished. All that it takes is someone that cares, a little funding and a lot of elbow grease.
Plans that would have approved a new nine-story mixed-use building in Bergen Hill were tabled by the Planning Board at last week’s meeting, but the battle for what replaces a vacant medical facility might continue to wage on in the coming months.
Joel Maffei, co-founder/director of Pacific Flea, brings quality vendors, artists and musical acts to the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood on second Saturdays, April-October. The next market is September 10 and the final market October 8.
American history, from the landing of Columbus onward, is about individuals and how their efforts impacted our brand new country. Jersey City played an important role in this history. One Jersey City resident in particular, Peter Henderson, is known as the father of horticulture and ornamental gardening. Here’s his story.
A restaurant overlay zone has been proposed for Bergen-Lafayette that hopes to spur retail development along one of the areas most neglected corridors.
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.