Gallery: Earth Day at Liberty State Park

We rode our bikes to Liberty State Park’s Earth Day event even though it might rain. (It did.) We saw the festival from pretty far away because there were five GIANT bounce houses in a row, plus a kite exhibit. Unfortunately it started to rain pretty hard immediately after we locked our bikes up, so we […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Team Wilderness: Bringing Jersey City Teens into the Woods

For some reason (for lots of reasons) this city has absorbed us and we can’t move past it. We can’t help it. We love it here. But I hate the lack of green, the abundance of concrete, and the absence of an environment that lends itself to backpacking, campfires, and Poohsticks. And I guess I’m […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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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 […]

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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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