Happy Back to Work Day!

Yippeeeee! The most wonderful time of the year has finally come to an end and I just dropped off two kids at two schools for the next six hours. Blessed be the teachers for taking over from here. I have to admit, I did have one tiny moment where a small lump appeared in my […]

Read More

Gallery: Inside The Cliff 

As promised, I went back to The Cliff for better photographs. Unfortunately, I brought my monkeys children so I wasn’t able stay for the rosé, but I’m having one here (in my living room, next to my laundry). Big cheers to Eva & Gary. Here here. The Cliff is thrilled to announce their Grand Opening on […]

Read More

Pot for Parents: From the NYTimes

I read this article when my premature baby was three months old. He had been home with me for one month after two loooooooong months in the NICU. Like so many new parents, I was overwhelmed, unprepared, and facing a severe identity crisis. Among other takeaways, this article gave me an example of a parent […]

Read More

SNEAK PEEK – The Cliff: Wholesome Food in the Heights

Tonight I was blessed to get a sneak peek at The Cliff, Jersey City Heights’ much anticipated neighborhood restaurant, which is officially opening on this Saturday, April 22, 8 am – 4 pm. When I arrived, the restaurant was abuzz with activity in anticipation of this weekend’s opening – so the photos might be less […]

Read More

Urban Sustainability Certificate Program: Permaculture

Ed. Note: In partnership with Sustainable JC, Lyndon Neal has agreed to report back on his experiences in the Urban Sustainability Certificate class. The first week (of three!) permaculture studies was presented by Sean Walsh from AppleSeed Permaculture. For those not sure (like me) what permaculture means, there are a lot of similar definitions, but […]

Read More

Keeping the Heights Affordable Forum

“Brian Rans is a tenants rights lawyer who lives in the Heights. We’ve been talking for a very long time about doing a forum on housing in the Heights,” Mo Kinberg told me. On Thursday, April 20, at 7pm, it’s happening at St. John’s Lutheran Church (155 North Street.) “It’s an educational forum,” Kinberg explained. […]

Read More

Spring Break: Organizing the Ordinary – Auntie Emily Camp

My sister is the mother of all mothers. (She’s also an award winning fourth grade teacher – she’s got a leg up on us.) She came up with this concept during Spring Break when she had five kids under her watch (two of ’em were mine). It’s pretty simple. Mommy~Auntie Emily Camp is basically a […]

Read More

Take Them Out to the Ball Game: Opening Day at Frontier Field

I’ll be honest – I wasn’t thrilled to join in on the Opening Day festivities. I don’t care about baseball. It’s a long game and it doesn’t hold my attention. But after today, I’m thinking maybe my perspective was all wrong. Maybe baseball games aren’t actually about the ball and the bat and the intermittent […]

Read More

Gaia Street Art: Virtual Street Art Tour

As part of our on-going Virtual Street Art Tour, Janye West brings us the backstory on Gaia and his two large-scale murals in Jersey City. The two murals below were painted in the last few years by an artist known as Gaia. When the above mural went up on Christopher Columbus Drive, the community had […]

Read More

Urban Sustainability Certificate Program: Community Organizing

Ed. Note: In partnership with Sustainable JC, Lyndon Neal has agreed to report back on his experiences in the Urban Sustainability Certificate class. However, since Lyndon was out of town for this week, we’re thanking Robin Balles for her reporting on this week’s session. Monday’s class was about community organizing. It was led by Frank […]

Read More

Update: Sgt. Anthony Park’s New Playground Plans

*The following text is from the Sgt. Anthony Park Spring Newsletter received on 4/9.* It was overwhelmingly decided that the new playground for the Sgt. Anthony Park should be the “Kompan” structure as it has the most features, covered play, and widest range of activities for children of all ages. People also liked the inclusion […]

Read More