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 […]

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Teeing Off In Jersey City: The Skyway Golf Course

I’ve been wanting to play the Skyway Golf Course for over a year. To be fair, to my buddy Scott actually booked a tee off last summer but over slept – I sliced my chance. This time there was no missing tee off time, no lame excuses, no work commitments- not even the kids. I […]

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Creating a Block Association: Knowing Your Neighbors

“The benefit of forming a block association is that you build stronger relationships with your neighbors,” Natalia Ioffe told me over coffee and panettone. “You’re no longer just one family, one person. You can achieve much greater success together. When you have an association, you have a stronger voice if you have to deal with quality […]

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Meet the Curators: Pro Arts Brings Aspiring Artists Behind the Scenes

Aspiring artists want to know: What do curators look for when selecting artists? How does a visual artist get their foot in the door when approaching galleries? How can an artist present work that stands out in a competitive market? As a way to answer some of these questions, Pro Arts hosts an annual Meet […]

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Sattva Yoga: For Everybody, Every Body

Anyone who knows me knows that I love yoga. I’ve been practicing since college – which means it’s been a 20 year adventure in exercise, meditation and comfortable pants. I like yoga because I can do it without running or jumping. I like yoga because my first yoga teacher ever was a grown adult woman […]

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The Beer Stays: NYC Craft Beer Festival

Over the weekend, the 2017 NYC Craft Beer Festival rolled into NYC’s Metropolitan Pavilion and smashed the majority of its 2,000+ attendees. If you’re abeer aficionado, a seasoned beer drinker, or someone who is new to the craft-beer scene (but really dig it), you should try to attend as many of these events as you possibly […]

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Body Talk with Lillian Bustle

I reached out to the infamous Lillian Bustle the day after Councilman Chris Gadsden sent me a copy of On The B Side. I was a guest on the show; he sent me a copy of it before it aired. I clicked on the link and after a few moments, I stopped it, poured a […]

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Starting a Charter School: Ann Wallace Tells the Story of TECCS

It’s not always obvious what the options are in terms of educating our children. Every child in Jersey City (aged 3 through high school graduation) has a free neighborhood school. If you don’t know which school you’re zoned for, you can call 201.915.6000 to find out. Alternately, Jersey City parents can look into charter schools […]

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JC Shovels Volunteer: Brian Perez

I don’t wanna shovel. Ever. Today’s snow was heavy, my feet were cold, and unless I smear vaseline all over my face (I don’t do that. Gross.) my cheeks freeze, making it difficult to talk. And I’m from Rochester – I have scars from shoveling. Know who else doesn’t want to shovel? Seniors. And so, […]

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Snow Day Stew: Mushroom & Mash

Preparing for a storm, for some, involves more than an extended stop at the liquor store. Vegetarian chef Dan Haag makes mushroom stew. “This is a staple in our house when it’s cold and snowy out,” he told me. “Feel free to share.” And full disclosure: I plan on stopping over there tomorrow for some. […]

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