Off the beaten PATH: A guide to the luxury rental buildings lining New Jersey’s light rail

Vantage BedroomThose who want a quick commute to Manhattan at a lower price have long looked to the New Jersey waterfront. A PATH train or ferry can get a well-placed commuter across the river in as little as eight minutes. But some complexes on the waterfront have become nearly as pricey as their New York City counterparts. The median home price in Weehawken, for example, on the Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel, was over $800,000 in 2017, up 25 percent from the year prior. FULL ARTICLE AT BRICKUNDERGROUND.COM

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Carnival of Dreams Opening Reception

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Saturday, January 20th at 107 Bowers Gallery & Art Space

In their first showing in New Jersey, Johnnie Grinder and Orange Li will exhibit original works of art exploring their worlds.

Johnnie is a nomadic artist best known for his pipe structures that symbolically connect memories, dreams, experiences, and knowledge.

Orange’s early trauma in life grew into a strong feeling for feminist issues and always leads her to think deeply about the meaning of life. Her art is a hybrid of Asian and Western elements, filled with the philosophical, historical, and psychological ideas.

Annual Martin Luther King Service

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Gathering to celebrate the life and works of The Rev’d Martin Luther King, Jr at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located at 38 Duncan Ave. The service will begin at 7:30 PM on January 14th.
All are welcome to join us as we celebrate the life, message, and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our service will blessed by the preaching of The Rev. Dr. Alonzo Perry, Sr., Pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Jersey City.

The choirs of New Hope and of St. Paul’s Church and Church of the Incarnation will offer praise during our service.

Please note that, unfortunately, parking will NOT be available at St. Dominic Academy this evening. Please use the driveway at St. Paul’s or on street parking.

 

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Live Music – Conundrum

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Conundrum coming back to The Hutton. Come out for a night full of great vibes. Conundrum, led by Trumpeter, Germain Brito, is one crazy diverse group, with sounds inspired from Hip Hop, Jazz and different rock genres, that will be sure to knock u off your feet. Come early for a good spot at the bar and enjoy these talented dudes do what they do best. Show starts at 10:00 pm!

 

9 Scented Candles Interior Designers Always Buy

jo-maloneCandles may as well be currency in the interior-design world. Interior designers use them as the final touch to a room, the one that elevates a space to the next sensory level. We mortals love them too but have a hard time knowing where to start.

To help you wade through the morass, we rounded up our favorites. Psst — they are also on every interior designer’s list!

Get ready to buy matches in bulk.

Jo Malone

If it’s good enough for Kate Middleton, then it’s good enough for us. The Duchess of Cambridge had Jo Malone’s citrus scents — Orange Blossom ($65) included — perfuming Westminster Abbey during her royal wedding. ‘Nuff said.

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Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteers

boj9_casa_bn_1126Learn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be held at the Hudson County Courthouse, 595 Newark Ave. Rm. 901 on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures.

For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.

Read more: Hudson Reporter – Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteers

50 Christmas Cocktails to Get You Through Holiday Drama

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Have one glass (or six) of these cocktails and punch bowls—who’s counting during the holidays, anyway?

via Alyse Whitney at Bon Appetit

All you need are two steps to survive Christmas: Take a deep breath and make a cocktail, stat. Cozy mulled wine, spiked egg nog, and dangerously-strong bourbon punch will help you get juuuust drunk enough to survive everything from fake-smiling through bad gifts to your post-feast food coma.

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Check Out These Impressive Landmarks Built Out of Gingerbread

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‘Tis the season for recreating our homes and favorite buildings out of dough. Even though no one has put baked panel to icing and build the Gilmore Girls home in Stars Hollow out of crispy gingerbread or frosty fondant (yet), these landmarks both real and fictional have us whispering, “I smell snow.”

ApartmentTherapy.com has put together an amazing array of gingerbread houses that imitate architecture artistry. I can’t take my eyes away!

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