Jersey City Craft Brew Fest


When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: Harborside Atrium – 153 Exchange Place, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311

Harborside’s Waterfront Property will be hosting an eclectic local variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles combining the best elements of a Beer Garden with the staggering array of choices found only at a Craft Beer Festival. Guests will enjoy craft beer samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, Food and Interactive Games.



Iconic 79-Story Luxury Condominium Building Records 34 First Quarter Sales, Setting the Pace for the New York Metropolitan Market

99 HudsonJersey City, NJ — 99 Hudson, the new luxury condominium tower rising 79 stories above the Jersey City waterfront, is off to an incredible start in 2019 with a market-leading 34 sales recorded in just the first quarter of the year.

The strong sales velocity, which comes on the heels of a highly-successful 2018 sales campaign at the building, is buoyed in part by an influx of savvy New York City buyers who have been crossing the Hudson River to 99 Hudson to take advantage of its compelling value when compared with similar offerings in Manhattan, Long Island City, Queens, and Brooklyn, according to developer China Overseas America (COA).

“99 Hudson reflects our commitment to creating an iconic 21st-century residential property in a vibrant, urban setting,” said Xiaocheng Zhou, President of COA. “The extraordinary residences, exclusive amenities and breathtaking views are paired with a downtown Jersey City location that offers every lifestyle element one looks for in a convenient and culturally-rich destination. The robust sales activity we’re experiencing is a testament to the building’s widespread appeal to professionals and entrepreneurs from both sides of the river and beyond.”

Designed by Perkins Eastman, 99 Hudson features a distinctive limestone and glass exterior that embodies sophisticated residential architecture.

A collection of studio-to-three-bedroom homes including a limited number of expansive, topfloor Penthouse residences is available, many with balconies and terraces. Condominiums range up to 2,500 square feet of living space and are currently priced from $557,000 to $4,213,000. Initial occupancy is expected for late 2019.

Homes feature open layouts with floor-to-ceilings windows that bathe residences in natural light and frame dramatic vistas of the Manhattan skyline, World Trade Center, New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty. Stylish finishes include oak flooring, kitchens with quartz stone countertops, stainless steel sinks with Kohler fixtures and a premium suite of Bosch appliances; and spa-like

2 master bathrooms with Italian porcelain baths. All cabinetry throughout these elegant homes has been imported from Italy. Each residence will also have Bosch washer and dryers.

Enhancing residents’ lives will be 65,000 square feet of world-class indoor and outdoor amenities which begin with a dramatic and welcoming double height lobby with Jura limestone, a grand chandelier, stunning onyx feature wall and private, off-street porte-cochere providing secure access by car or foot.

99 Hudson LobbyInside, health and wellness will be fostered by a state-of-the-art 3,800 square-foot Fitness Center and dedicated yoga and Pilates studio. Social interaction and a communal vibe will be created by a game room with card rooms and pool and foosball tables, golf simulator, screening room with bar, children’s playroom, demonstration kitchen, and work café. The 99 Hudson Club Room will feature a library, flat screen TV, and lounging, dining and entertaining spaces. There’s also a 24-hour concierge.

Outside, a resort-style lifestyle awaits on the 8th floor amenity deck which will boast a 3,000 square-foot swimming pool, private cabanas, indoor and outdoor lounge and dining area with BBQ grills, playground, dog run and landscaped green lawn. 99 Hudson will also offer an exclusive, residents-only spa with hot tub, wet and dry lounges, steam room, dry sauna, showers, spa terrace and private massages. An impressive 7,500 square feet has been dedicated to open space and pedestrian plazas.

99 Hudson Pool“Soaring 900 feet into the Jersey City skyline directly across the river from the World Trade Center, 99 Hudson continues to capture the attention of Manhattanites,” said Jaqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, the Manhattan-based national development advisory firm that was tapped by China Overseas America as 99 Hudson’s exclusive marketing and sales agent. “When they take the ultra-convenient ten-minute ride to Jersey City via PATH train or ferry, they discover spacious homes with incredible Manhattan skyline views, 65,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor amenities, and a vibrant waterfront neighborhood booming with art, culture, dining and nightlife — all at a value-laden price point that is driving sales.”

Lying directly across the Hudson River from the World Trade Center, 99 Hudson boasts a prime location at the intersection of Hudson and Greene Streets, just steps from the Exchange Place PATH station which whisks commuters to business and entertainment centers in midtown Manhattan and New York’s Financial District. NY Waterway ferries provide service to the 39th Street and Battery Park City terminals. Also, right outside the front door is the Exchange Place Light Rail station which provides direct access to other “Gold Coast” locales.

Downtown Jersey City has fast made a name for itself in the New York Metropolitan social, arts and cultural scene and is bustling with shopping and entertainment venues. 99 Hudson lies a short walk from the pedestrian-friendly Newark Avenue — a hotbed of dining and nightlight. Residents also have direct access to 1,500 acres of waterfront park and 19 miles of Hudson River biking and jogging pathways.

For more information on 99 Hudson, please visit or call 201- 4259676. The building’s state-of-the-art sales gallery is located at 101 Hudson Street, Suite #3602, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

Jersey City’s 90s Dance Party


When: Fri, Mar 29, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sat, Mar 30, 2019, 2:00 AM

Where: Headroom Bar & Social – 150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Let’s kick it back old school, 90s style! Join the fun for a 90s theme party celebrating music and culture of one of the best eras.

Come in your best old school outfits. We will dance, drink and have a great time with friends. DJ’s, costume contest and many surprises in store.

‘Don’t Tell Jersey City’ Comedy Show


When: Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7 PM

Where: Purchase a ticket and the exact location of the show will be emailed to you at noon on the day of the event

Don’t Tell Comedy
For people who love laughing and despise overpriced drinks!

Secret Comedians
Secret Location

BYOB to a secret location (revealed at noon on the day of the show) and see the best comedians from around the country! You never know who might show up.

How does it work?
Purchase a ticket and the exact location of the show will be emailed to you at noon on the day of the event.

What to expect:
Join us at a secret location to experience a diverse lineup of hilarious (secret) comedians! Our secret locations have included storefronts, residences, rooftops, and the occasional steam ship! Come to Don’t Tell Comedy have a few drinks, laugh, and meet new people.

Check out their website for more info

Jersey City Trivia Night


When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7 PM

Where: Atlas Public House – 130 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Which cast member of the show Friends had Kojac actor Telly Savalas for a Godfather?

Come on down to Trivia Night at Atlas Public House on Tuesday, March 26 at 7pm and find out. Not only is this a great opportunity to show off your passion for trivia and fun facts, you’ll also get to mingle and learn more about the event’s host, Jersey City Ties. Feel free to bring friends.


Adult Drawing Class at WORD

adult classes

When: Monday, March 18, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Where: WORD Jersey City – 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Drawing classes are back at WORD Jersey City. Bookseller and illustrator/artist Chazz Jogie will lead a five-week course this March—on Sundays for kids and on Mondays for adults—that will culminate with a mini art show in the store. This time around, students will learn how to illustrate their own comic book pages, and at the end of the course will have the opportunity to present their work in an open workshop.

The class price includes all necessary materials for the session (sketch pad, pencils, sharpener, and eraser) as well as a small snack for the kids’ classes. Classes are available à la carte or as a full course. Kids’ classes begin on March 3 and adult classes begin March 4; the kids’ class will run from 2 to 4 PM and the adult class will run 7 to 9 PM.

Members of WORD’s Inner Circle program will receive their usual 10 percent discount.

KIDS’ CLASS DATES: March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31

ADULT CLASS DATES: March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1


JCTC Play Reading: I Don’t Know How She Does It at Merseles Studios


When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 8 PM

Where: Jersey City Theater Center – 339 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

How does one Puerto Rican woman rise from public housing to become a Pulitzer Prize winner, despite an apathetic Virgin Mary, tragic loss and an epic downpour of bird poop? This one-person show cycles through eight moments in one Boricua’s life to explore how imagination and humor help her survive and achieve despite struggles and haters—most especially herself. Each of the eight monologues suggests a different setting and stage in the speaker’s life. The show is loosely autobiographical, inspired by the playwright’s own journey to overcome “brown shame”, her lack of faith and the loss of her infant son.

Nancy Méndez-Booth is a writer and spoken word performer, and teaches writing and Latinx literature and culture at colleges and universities in New York and New Jersey. She grew up in NYC public housing, where shy brown girls were taught to be quiet and not to aspire to attend Amherst College nor complete two graduate degrees (both from Rutgers-Newark). Her writing has appeared in print and online, most recently in Kweli Journal, as well as Poets & Writers, Salon, OZY, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, her blog (, and is forthcoming in the Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity anthology, to be published in 2019. Nancy has performed at Northeast venues including The Moth, Cornelia Street Cafe and Midtown International Theatre Festival, and “Brown Privilege”, one of her most recent pieces, is available for viewing online.

$5 Suggested Donation

Doors: 7:30PM
Play Reading begins at 8PM

Here’s Your Chance To Bike In Jersey City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade


When: Sunday March 10th at 11 AM – 2 PM

Where: Lincoln Park in Jersey City

Get outside and get some fresh Eire: Ride your bike with us in the Jersey City St. Patrick’s Day Parade! On Sunday, March 10, the Bike JC contingent will once again ride along with the floats and marching bands in this traditional and fun event, which also serves as our informal kickoff for the peak biking season.

Check-in for riders starts at 11:00 a.m. on JFK Boulevard between Belmont and Bentley Avenues at the east end of Lincoln Park. The parade steps off from there around noon and rolls north along JFK to the reviewing stand in Journal Square, with a party there afterward inside the grand and historic Loew’s Jersey Theater.
Riding in the parade is slow, informal, and not at all strenuous; mostly we ride leisurely patterns around the boulevard and other marchers, smile, wave to the crowds of spectators, and, of course, WEAR LOTS OF GREEN!

If you’d like to join, please email Ron at, and tell him how many other riders are coming with you. (However, if you just show up at noonish at the start, nobody’s going to mind.)


The Cliffs Interior Wide View.jpgDeveloper Manhattan Building Company Releases 60 Homes Within Six-Story Luxury Building at 100 Paterson Plank Road.

A unique offering of 60 luxury condominiums in a building expressly redesigned to combine industrial flair with an ultra-health and wellness lifestyle has been released for sale at The Cliffs Collection, a converted factory now featuring expansive loft-style residences set against the tranquil Basalt Cliffs lining Jersey City’s Hoboken border.

The sales launch follows the completion of a comprehensive modernization program at the five-story building which includes a new suite of amenities that incorporates elements of Blue Zone Living, a lifestyle concept emphasizing a balance of diet, good habits and social engagement to initiate healthier, happier and longer lives.  

The Cliffs BedroomAvailable for quick delivery, the newly-released studio-to-four-bedroom condominiums feature open floor plans ranging from 570 to 2,200 square-feet of soaring living space at introductory prices starting from the $500,000s.  Residences are fully customizable, allowing for buyers to work with in-house designers or on their own to tailor their new home with myriad of selections and options – while still enjoying near-immediate occupancy.

“There is simply nothing like The Cliffs Collection offered in Hudson County,” says Sanford Weiss, CEO of Manhattan Building Company, owner and developer of The Cliffs Collection.  “Of course, it starts with the homes themselves where no stone has been unturned. These condominiums defy market standards with unique and oversized living spaces outfitted with designer features and finishes that pay homage to the building’s industrial past.”

Located at 100 Paterson Plank Road in Jersey City, the pre-war building began life in the early 1900s as a boiler factory, and its classic exterior has been restored as part of its rebirth as a signature landmark residential building.  

A mix of old and new will be found throughout the new residences, including soaring 10-to-14-foot ceilings, oversized windows framing panoramas of Hoboken, the Manhattan skyline and the cliffs; exposed brick walls and spiral duct work, engineered wide plank oak flooring, custom built-in closets, kitchens with state-of-the art appliances and industrial-themed fixtures and lavish baths with Kohler fixtures and white glass wall tiles.

The Cliffs Living Kitchen“Buyers can also purchase a home ‘as is,’ allowing for them to privately complete renovations and improvements,” says Joshua Biegel, Project Director for The Cliffs Collection.  

A creative suite of recreational and social amenities at The Cliffs Collection include a fully-equipped fitness center with Himalayan salt sauna, residents-only lounge and library with fireplace, children’s playroom and an industrial-inspired lobby with concrete floors and adorned with historic photos of the building.

Outside, a private urban oasis awaits with an updated courtyard with roofdeck and lounge, beautifully landscaped Zen Garden and hammock area, and an outdoor kitchen with gas grills, fire pits and water features all uniquely set against the breathtaking geological cliffs that nearly touch the building’s western edge.  Residents will also enjoy 24-hour concierge service, bike storage and secured, covered on-site parking.  The pet-friendly building also provides a dog run.

To promote a healthier lifestyle, residents have access to the onsite Sancri Wellness Center, a holistic retreat that stimulates Blue Zone Living with body treatments, yoga room with yoga and meditation classes, as well as a complete wellness events calendar featuring nutritional speakers, health programs and more. Blue Zones are geographic regions worldwide where residents share common lifestyle traits and live exceptionally long lives. 

The Cliffs Fitness“Complementary shuttle service will be provided to the Hoboken PATH station from our front door, bringing the work centers and vibrant nightlife of Manhattan close to home,” Mr. Biegel points out.  “We’re also just blocks from all the entertainment, dining, shopping and more that line Hoboken’s lively Washington Street and Newark Avenue retail corridor.  The 2nd Street Light Rail Station is steps from The Cliffs Collection, providing convenient access to both downtown Jersey City and uptown Hoboken.”

An on-site sales center and fully-furnished model home are open and available to tour at The Cliffs Collection.  For additional information or to schedule a visit to tour the building, please visit or call 201-222-0920.

Jersey City Ranked Most Diverse US City


A recent WalletHub study recently named Jersey City ‘the nation’s most ethnically diverse city,’ making this yet another proud Jersey City moment for the books.

In order to identify the most ethnically diverse places in America, WalletHub compared more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities across three key metrics: ethnoracial diversity, linguistic diversity and birthplace diversity. JC took the number one spot for the third year in a row. Pretty cool right?

To see which other cities made the list, click here.