Hudson Restaurant Week Returns On January 27th


Hudson Restaurant Week returns January 27, 2020 and runs until February 7, 2020. Make sure to visit new and favorite local restaurants in Jersey City during this celebration of dining in Hudson County with prix-fixe discounted menus.

Participating restaurants:
SOUTH HOUSE Bar & Restaurant
Hard Grove
Latham House JC
Left Bank Burger Bar
Pasta Dal Cuore
…stay tuned for more restaurants to come.

We strongly encourage all Downtown JC restaurants to participate in this dining event.

7 Seventy House to the Rescue: Hudson County Couple Finds Perfect Solution to Difficult Situation at Upscale Rental Building


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Nicole Rothman and her boyfriend experienced firsthand the trials and tribulations of apartment living.  The young Hoboken, NJ couple had settled comfortably into a home in an older midtown building when unforeseen circumstances forced them to quickly ramp up a search for a new apartment within this mile-square city.

We lived in an apartment on 6th and Jefferson for about a year and had plans to stay longer,” Nicole says.  “Unfortunately, a water heater leaked in the apartment above ours. Our apartment was deemed unlivable and we had to act fast.”

The couple hastily put together a strategy and set out visiting complexes such as 1000 Jefferson, and researching options including the Juliana and Park + Garden.  They also looked at older apartments in between.  None grabbed their attention.

“We searched for about a week and laid out almost every possible option we could,” she recalls.

One option was a location familiar to Nicole from her early days as a Hoboken resident. 7 Seventy House, an upscale 424-home rental building on this Hudson County City’s emerging west side, was rising on a site Nicole had passed frequently.  The new 14-story building would become the perfect destination to rectify their challenging situation.

“We fell in love with 7 Seventy House as soon as we walked in the doors!” she exclaimed.  “My boyfriend visited first and told me I had to come back to check it out. The next day I went back. We both knew we wanted to move to the building so we scheduled a tour to walk through different layouts together.”

Developed by Bijou Properties and partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, 7 Seventy House offers upscale studio, one-, two -and three-bedroom apartments and approximately 90,000 square feet of private amenities and services just steps from the 9th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station and the Monroe Arts Center.

“7 Seventy House had it all,” Nicole continues.  “After we visited the building, there was no comparison.  I unquestionably wanted to live here.”

Apartments at 7 Seventy House boast open floor plans with red oak engineered wood floors and expansive windows that bathe the homes in natural light.  Kitchens feature Quartz countertops, white ceramic tile backsplashes, custom cabinetry, and a premium GE stainless-steel appliance package, with in residence Bosch washer and dryers.  Luxury bathrooms are outfitted with grey mineral stone tile and Moen & Kohler fixtures.  A selection of homes includes private outdoor balconies and terraces up to 800 square feet.

Nicole and her boyfriend selected a well-designed one-bedroom home on the building’s northwest side.

“The floor plan is very balanced, which we really liked,” she says.  “The kitchen to living room ratio was wider and much more comfortable than in other buildings, and the layout provides ample space in the bedroom so we don’t feel crammed.”

Hotel-level services, such as the Hello Alfred concierge system, also played a key role in creating the lifestyle Nicole and her boyfriend were in search of.  There are also added conveniences such as a 24-hour attended lobby and private resident shuttle.

“I personally love the shuttle,” Nicole add.  “I use it to commute to the path every morning to get to work in lower Manhattan. I’ve found that if I take the 6:15 or 6:45 AM shuttle I can go door-to-door in 30 minutes.  It also takes me to The Bar Method location in downtown Hoboken.   Beyond that, they have little touches like the coffee machine downstairs and the partnership with Hello Alfred.  Management has also done a terrific job inviting in neighborhood retail vendors to enhance the resident experience.”

Strategically located on multiple floors with a range of views including the Manhattan skyline, the full suite of amenities at 7 Seventy House includes a penthouse pool and roof deck with lounge seating, expansive amenity deck with fire pits and BBQ stations, multiple outdoor gardens, bocce ball court, state-of-the-art multi-level gym, play room, game room, indoor bike storage, on-site dog park, dog grooming room, alcove with co-working lounge and coffee station and a conference room with access to an outdoor deck. Covered on-site parking is available.

“I can’t wait for summer so I can exclusively use the rooftop for the pool,” Nicole says.  “The views are to die for.  This has truly been the best case out of a worst scenario.”

Designed by MHS Architects, the landmark 7 Seventy House features a 14-story high rise tower with multiple terraced setbacks, a glass and brick exterior and distinctive columned entryway.  Monthly rents start in the $2,600s, with limited-time incentives that include one-month free on a 13-month lease.  Immediate occupancy is available. The Marketing Directors is the exclusive leasing and marketing agent.

7 Seventy House is a multi-faceted mix-use project that was developed in conjunction with a two-acre park donated by Bijou Properties and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation to Hoboken.  The initial installation of the park open this summer and includes a children’s playground, a one-acre green space designed for active and passive recreation uses, a state-of-the-art 6,835 square-foot community gymnasium and infrastructure to capture over 450,000 gallons of rainwater to reduce flooding.  A second phase is expected to open shortly and will include a one-acre public plaza with step seating and tilted lawn panel, play sculpture and a large plaza to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets.   The project is part of the larger redevelopment of Hoboken‘s once-industrial western edge into a vibrant and active pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.

7 Seventy House recently received a 2019 Excellence Award in Sustainable Development from The Urban Land Institute-Northern New Jersey (ULI-NNJ) in recognition of the responsible development tactics and smart growth practices utilized to conceptualize and complete the upscale rental building.

For additional information, please visit or call 201-795-0770.

Celebrate The Chinese New Year With Nine on the Hudson


When: Sat, January 18, 2020 – 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST

Where: Nine on the Hudson – 9 Avenue at Port Imperial West New York, NJ 07093

Start the Chinese New Year off with good fortune by celebrating in style with your friends at Nine on the Hudson, the New Jersey Gold Coast’s newest luxury residential building.


Join the celebration on Saturday, January 18th at 4:30 p.m. for a traditional lion dance performance, followed by cocktail hour in the building’s resident lounge.


This is a FREE event however, please make sure to RSVP at FTORRES@KHOV.COM.

For more info, click here. 

FREE BollyX Master Class in Jersey City


When: Sunday, Jan 12th at 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Where: Newport Crossing – 613 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey 07310
BollyX is holding a free Demo Class and you’re invited.

BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance fitness class that will get you moving, sweating and performing to the best music of India. This class is open to all fitness levels. All you need to bring is water, sneakers and your swag. Sign up to GUARANTEE your spot on the dance floor! Open to the public.

Catch a glimpse of BollyX:

Grove Square NYE 2020 in Jersey City


The top rated NYE event of 2020 in Jersey City is taking place at the Grove Square. Here’s what you can expect in this New Year’s Eve party package: access to Grove Corner Bar, The Bistro, & Wine and Whiskey Bar. There’s also three open bar ticket options to choose from.

Each venue will have it’s own DJ entertainment spinning the best in Top 40, House, Mash-Ups, and all of the classics. As the clocks winds down to 2020, complimentary glasses of champagne will be passed around to all guests. Ring in the New Year the right way. With all the optimism and hope for the future, celebrate at an event that encompasses that feeling of excitement.

Dinner Reservations are also welcome. Have a sit down meal right before we kick off the New Year’s festivities.

The Buffet will include Penne, mini meatballs, flats breads, salad, calamari & more.

Grove Corner Bar will strictly feature a cash bar. However, The Underground, The Bistro, & Wine and Whiskey Bar will serve those who purchase Open Bar packages.

Silver Package – $50 Open Bar – Domestic Beer, Wine,& House Drinks

Gold Package – $70 Open Bar – Domestic & Import Beer, Wine & Call Drinks

Platinum Package – $90 Open Bar – All Beers, Wine & Top Shelf Drinks

For tickets, click here. 

Jersey City Dance Academy Winter Extravaganza Week


When: Dec 17 – Dec 19 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm and Dec 21 – 10:15 AM – 3:30 PM

Where: Jersey City Dance Academy – 107 W Side Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

The annual JCDA Winter Extravaganza is back just in time for the holidays. You can catch a show from Tuesday, December 17th through Saturday December 21st. Each recital class will give a short performance during the last 15 minutes of their class. Friends and Family welcome.


Jersey City Nutcracker 2019

77016741_10156714447113388_8048178494003216384_oNimbus Dance announces the tenth year of the company’s annual holiday tradition: Jersey City Nutcracker. Jersey City Nutcracker tells the story of two children’s urban holiday adventure leading them through fantasy, adversity and celebration and teaching them lessons about friendship and community along the way. Choreographed and directed by Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott, this adaption of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic is performed by a stand-out cast of professional dancers from Nimbus Dance Works joined by youth and adults from the community as they portray familiar characters such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Rat King, and Drosselmeyer – all with a Jersey City twist! Amidst colorful sets, costumes, a brightly adorned tree, youth and adults alike are touched by this tale of Christmas spirit.

2019 Jersey City Nutcracker performances will take place at Nimbus’ downtown Jersey City intimate theatre and will involve youth performers drawn from schools and dance studios throughout Jersey City. Plus: surprise guest-performers make unforgettable cameo appearances, Stay tuned!
Goldman Sachs is the Lead Sponsor of Jersey City Nutcracker 2019

**Advanced/Online Ticket Sales End at 9am the day of the performance
***Tickets will be available for purchase at the door

Note: lap children 2 years and under do not require a ticket. Any child who sits in their own seat needs a ticket for that seat.

Tickets can be purchased at

Holiday Sip ‘n’ Shop Hosted By Covetables


When: Saturday, December 14th at 12 PM – 9 PM

Where: Covetables – 372 Pacific Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304-3714

Jersey City’s home decor store and the place where you can always snag vintage finds is hosting a Holiday sip ‘n’ shop event. Finish (or start) your holiday shopping with a glass of wine and a nibble. Choose from their selection of original art, home decor, and vintage items.

This is a great way to support local Jersey City small businesses!


Locally-Based Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects Honored as Firm of the Year by American Institute of Architects-NJ Chapter

MHS Architects 2019 AIA Firm of the YearMarchetto Higgins Stieve Architects (MHS Architects), a premier architectural, planning and design firm specializing in residential and mixed-use multifamily developments, has been named “Firm of the Year” – a highly-esteemed award given by the American Institute of Architects-New Jersey Chapter (AIA-NJ). The honor, which was announced as part of AIA’s 2019 Service Awards, distinguishes MHS Architects as an exceptional architectural firm and recognizes its impressive success and significant expansion over the past year.

With demand growing for walkable, city-centric living and substantial redevelopment efforts underway throughout New Jersey’s urban centers, real estate developers have increasingly relied on MHS Architects’ extensive experience and inventive solutions for transforming inner cities and downtowns into vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods, leading the company to expand in size by nearly 25% in 2018-19.  Notable assignments recently completed by the firm include Bijou Properties’ 424-unit 7 Seventy House rental building in Hoboken, K. Hovnanian Homes’ Nine on the Hudson waterfront condominium building in West New York, and Roseland Residential Trust’s Metropolitan Lofts rental building in Morristown, among others.

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Park + Garden in Hoboken, NJ

“We’re incredibly honored and appreciative to receive such a prestigious award,” said Founding Principal Dean Marchetto, FAIA, who has led the firm for its nearly 40 years in operation.   

“This is a tribute to our entire team of architects, planners and staff in recognition of their exemplary efforts to serve our development clients in award-winning fashion.  Their unwavering dedication and commitment to both design and community building has allowed us to expand our scope of services and enter many new and exciting markets throughout the state.  Their creativity and tireless work ethic have us well positioned for continued growth in the years to come.”

With offices in Hoboken and Jersey City’s Journal Square, MHS Architects performs architecture, land planning and urban design for mixed-use projects ranging from four-to-forty stories throughout New Jersey.  The firm places heavy emphasis on building a sense of belonging and community, and creates public awareness surrounding each development through a process of community participation and involvement. Guided by the principles of Smart Growth and the New Urbanism, one of the firm’s most significant architectural accomplishments has been the vital role it has played in the rebirth of Hoboken as a residential community, having designed and completed more than 100 buildings in the mile square city.

MHS Architects has experience in various market types and size, and is on the cutting edge of trailblazing development trends in New Jersey, including the movement to bring downtowns back to small towns, designing and planning for transit-oriented, smart growth developments, and the critical trend of implementing green, sustainable architecture.  To achieve client goals and introduce well-designed, responsible projects that complement existing municipal structures, MHS Architects relies on its expertise working with community boards and municipal officials to gain valuable local insight and input.

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The AIA-NJ “Firm of the Year” honor is the eighth award for MHS Architects in 2019 and the 50th award for the firm in total.  MHS Architects has worked for some of the most prominent real estate developers in the region.  In addition to the aforementioned, these include KRE Group, Hartz Mountain Industries, Toll Brothers City Living®, Albanese Organization, Kushner Companies, Fields Development Group and SILVERMAN: Building Neighborhoods.

More information on MHS Architects can be found on the company’s website at

Three Little Birds JC Hosts Annual Elf PJ Party


When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4 PM – 8 PM

Where: 691 West Side Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304-1807

Join Three Little Birds JC for their annual ELF PJ Party with special guest SANTA. There will be a movie showing while eating pizza, crafting, playing silly elf games and dancing up a holiday storm.
2.5 yrs to 8th grade
* Fun activities for BIG and little kids *
PJs are a must.

This party is 4 hours to give you that holiday break you deserve.
one elf $50 * two siblings $90 * three siblings $125