ICYMI: 107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace

18581622_856372807852127_8690465098996736554_nCheck out the current show at 107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace. The art is by local Jersey City High School seniors that are enrolled in the JC Arts program out of Synder High School. The seniors presenting their work (this is the second of two shows at the gallery) are all going to prestigious art schools upon graduation. All work sold during their show, will go straight into their pockets for art supplies and school. One student in the show last week sold 3 pieces alone! www.107bowersgallery.com

Lutze Biergarten Opens Along Hudson River in Jersey City, New Jersey

2017-05-11_12-17-58Lutze Biergarten, a 23,000-square-foot outdoor beer garden, has opened along the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City. The property is adjacent to Harborside, a mixed-use asset. Mack-Cali Realty Corp. owns both properties. Lutze features three seating areas and a selection of craft beers, cider, wine and sangria, as well as food from Jake’s Downtown and Bacon Me Crazy. via REBusiness


twyla-guide-to-buying-and-collecting-art_7-e1488899091188One of the many highlights of adulting is finally having the opportunity to create a beautiful home for yourself. And whether you rent or own, you know you’re at this stage when you’re ready to graduate from having Ikea posters to hanging meaningful works of art on your walls. A lot of people have the misconception that you need mega bucks to build an art collection but these days there are lots of great resources available to help you find art you love…and it isn’t as intimidating as you think. But with all of the resources, mediums, artists and works of art to filter through, where does one even begin? Enter Ariel Saldivar, VP of artist relations for Twyla, a new e-commerce site devoted to making access to exclusive works of art accessible to everyone. Ariel is here to share her top tips for buying and collecting art plus five favorite emerging artists whose works are available on Twyla.com.

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Cocoa Bakery coming to The Heights

cocoa-bakery-475-central-ave-heights-openingvia JerseyDigs – For over 80 years, Goehrig’s Bakery was a community staple for residents of Jersey City Heights, however, due to unknown circumstances, the bakery closed in 2014.

But as they say, ‘when one door closes, another opens’, the Central Avenue SID reports that downtown Jersey City’s Cocoa Bakery will be opening up shop in the space at 475 Central Avenue.


Project: Eats

2017-05-11_11-16-40THE JERSEY CITY PROJECT + the CITY OF JERSEY CITY will celebrate warm days, cool drinks and delicious eats with the annual PROJECT: EATS on June 24 + 25, 2017. The food-centric marketplace will run from 11AM to 7PM on Saturday and Sunday and will be located in front of City Hall at 280 Grove Street in Historic Downtown Jersey City.

For more information, visit: thejerseycityproject.com

Instagram: thejerseycityproject — for vendor updates, giveaways, and more leading up to the event!

Cocktails For CATS Feline Fundraiser

2017-05-05_11-32-38Join LITM and Companion Animal Trust for a purrfect night of feline fun and fundraising.  June 14th from 7 – 10 PM at LITM in downtown JC.

50/50 Raffle
Raffle Items
Flea Market
Face Painting
T Shirts
Cat Videos

All Night Drink Specials
Full Dinner Menu

Companion Animal Trust’s mission is to rescue homeless cats from the streets of Jersey City and provide foster housing for them until adoptive homes are secured. CAT does adoptions every Sunday at Fussy Friends.

In addition, the organization has established a successful community outreach program called The Neighborhood Feral Cat Initiative to raise public awareness about the feral cat crisis, and to provide practical and compassionate ways to reduce the feral population.

All raffle prizes and market items donated by local artists & vendors. Proceeds to benefit Companion Animal Trust.

Can’t make it? You can still help out our furry friends by making your donation here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=2WXARV3HBNFLN

Central Avenue Auto & Music Show

img_4627The next Central Avenue Auto and Music Show,” is now scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 between 11 AM and 5 PM (rain or shine) in Central Avenue’s municipal parking lot (352 Central) (near Lincoln and Bowers Street). No streets will be closed during the event.

This event features:

  • A mix of classic and exotic cars;
  • Several ours of entertainment featuring a dynamic lineup of performers
  • Several exhibitors and numerous local participating businesses;
  • Children activities including face painting, balloons, and give-a-ways;
  • And an unforgettable day of family-friendly fun for the entire community.

The “Central Avenue Auto and Music Show” is organized by the Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation in partnership with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Councilman Ward D, Michael Yun, the City of Jersey City Municipal Council and Division of Cultural Affairs, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise and Board of Chosen Freeholders. The event is hosted by the Central Avenue shopping district and is creative placemaking at its best. It is an exciting spring affair in the neighborhood that helps our shopping district connect with residents and shoppers in new fun ways.

The Return of Groove on Grove

2017-05-05_10-23-28Free live concerts at the Grove PATH Plaza

Groove on Grove is a FREE weekly music series that began in 2008 featuring a wide variety of musicians, performers, local businesses and sponsors. This is a family friendly event that brings our community together to celebrate Jersey City and its diversity.

Wednesdays:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

May – September – 2017

Spring Fling: Real Estate Edition

Fresh from today’s New York Post report on new tristate area projects:


House-hunting renters in search of easy access to public transportation need not look any further. Jersey City’s 3 Journal Square, just across from PATH station, offers just that. This 240-unit, energy-efficient development has a mix of studios through three-bedrooms, with asking rents from the low $1,800s. These open-layout pads have EnergyStar appliances, granite counters and washer/dryers. Many apartments look out to the New York City skyline. Amenities include a playground for kids, a dog run for Fido, a fitness center for active types, a conference room for the work-from-home crowd and a lounge with billiards and a fireplace for those just looking to hang out. Valet dry cleaning and housekeeping are also available. Hartz Mountain Industries and Panepinto Properties make up the development team, while Marchetto Higgins Stieve is listed as the architect.

Contact: Greystar Management, 201-617-5818


Like Long Island City, Jersey City is bursting with new buildings. One of them, Vantage — a 45-story, S9 Architecture-designed tower with 448 rentals — is set to debut in downtown Jersey City early this summer. Its homes, at 33 Park View Ave., span studios to two-bedrooms, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and they’re priced from $2,115 per month. Vantage will have a pool, a sports court, a fitness center, indoor/outdoor screening areas and lounges. Fisher Development Associates is developing this structure.

Contact: The Marketing Directors, 201-333-1222