Piggyback Bar Opens


Drew Nieporent, Leah Cohen, Ben Byruch. Piggback Bar at Harborside hosts opening party in Jersey City. 09/19/2017 Rommel Demano/BFA.com/Special to NorthJersey.com

The second restaurant from Chef Leah Cohen and partner Ben Byruch’s has opened in Jersey City. The team behind the popular LES Pig & Khao will be opening Piggyback Bar in Harborside.

Piggyback Bar features stunning NYC waterfront views and a menu of elevated American bar fare fused with Asian flavors complemented by a list of Asian-inspired cocktails developed by the team from Black Crescent.

Sample signature dishes include:
· Mapo Chili Dog, crispy shallots and scallions
· S. Thai Curry Chicken, pickles, smoked herbi aioli
· Piggyback Ribs, PBB BBQ sauce, crispy garlic
· Disco Phories, waffle fries, cheese sauce, pho gravy, braised short rib, chilis




The buildout is almost complete at the newest outpost of local JC biz Taproot Organics. If you are looking for superior skin care this store should be on your “must list”.  You can find all the good stuff at 377 Broadway & 17th Street, across from the Firestone. They are currently open on Saturdays and Sundays. Check out their website: http://www.taprootorganics.com/.

About Taproot Organics via their FB page

FRESH IS BEST. Taproot Organics Chef / Owner Daniel Grunes uses his culinary expertise to create skin-quenching personal care for men, women, and kids using high quality organic ingredients found in the best kitchens. Infused Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Botanicals, Herbs, and Butters are whipped into Skin Food. 

Taproot Organics supports the Zero Waste initiative by using minimal packaging. Ask for your bar soap to be packed NAKED. Thank you for leaving a smaller imprint on our planet.



Pre-Leasing Underway for New Rental Community Boasting Loft-Style Residences and World-Class Amenities on Hoboken Border

The evolution of Jersey City’s SoHo West (South of Hoboken, West of New York City) Community is about to take another step forward with the fall opening of SoHo Lofts, a new collection of expansive, loft-style apartments on the border of Hoboken and Jersey City.

In preparing for the October debut, Manhattan Building Company, the developer responsible for the vision of SoHo West, has begun pre-leasing at the industrial-inspired rental which will offer 377 homes and a comprehensive list of modern, resort-like amenities. A teaser website has been launched at www.SoHoLoftsJC.com to allow interested renters to register as a VIP and schedule an appointment to tour the community in advance of its Grand Opening.

City Homes and Gardens is directing the leasing and marketing program for the apartments, housed in separate 13-story and 20-story buildings connected by a five-story podium consisting of a soaring lobby, lavish amenity center and enclosed parking garage.

Located at 273 16th Street, SoHo Lofts is the second phase of the larger SoHo West neighborhood concept being produced by Manhattan Building Company.  The development’s first phase, The Cast Iron Lofts Collection, is complete and occupied and includes 387 apartments and 20,000 square-feet of retail space occupied by 8 Springs Studio, a Pilates and Yoga studio; Viaquenti Academy, a bilingual pre-school; Brewshot, a coffee shop that has several other locations in Jersey City and NYC; and The Art House, a non-profit that will include a 99-seat black box theatre. Continue reading

CAF Live This Friday

fe50c96b-bd4e-4cd7-b5ae-ff55bdbe9adaWalter Parks and Stephanie Winters
Friday September 22nd

$15 in advance and $25 at the door!  

A reunion show! Walter Parks and Stephanie Winters have been playing music together since 1991 when they formed the group The Nudes. Touring the U.S. and Canada playing the acoustic and college circuit, The Nudes frequently opened for legendary performers including Daniel Lanois, George Benson, Shawn Colvin, and on several occasions, Richie Havens. By 1999 Walter and Stephanie disbanded as The Nudes and pursued their solo careers although on occasion they would reconvene to play gigs under the name “Winters Parks”. Winters and Parks went on to perform from 2005-2008 as Richie Havens’ touring group, playing festivals and concert halls the world over.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Get a drink and a bite to eat before the show!

39 Erie Street in Downtown JC

9 Apps to Help You Work Your Inner Designer

2017-09-13_11-51-56By now, we’re all well aware of the inspiration, discovery and even expression that apps like Instagram and Pinterest offer designers and design enthusiasts alike. But what’s the new new in tech for the creative set when they want to get their inner decorator or DIYer on? We polled designers, trend experts and influencers from the home decor world to get the scoop on what apps make their jobs easier, more fun and more inspiring—or all three.

Hayley Francis, Trend & Design Expert at The Mine:

“Recently I’ve been loving Pantone Studio app (above), which puts all Pantone colors at my fingertips. It also allows me to upload images and extract the colors from that image, which is super convenient when I find inspiration images or architecture with colors I’d like to use for future projects.”

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InstaVet Home Care is now serving furballs in New Jersey

2017-03-22_8-49-18InstaVet announced it has launched its premier home veterinary care service allowing residents living in Jersey City, Hoboken and neighboring areas the option of scheduling a veterinary house call visit via a customized online portal. InstaVet assigns a dedicated vet to each property, replacing stressful trips to clinics with high quality care in the comfort and convenience of home. Pet parents can chat with a care specialist, request a free consult or instantly book an appointment at InstaVet.com

The company’s house call vets offer a range of services, including wellness exams, vaccinations, diagnostics, and nutritional counseling to help pets stay healthy and active. If more advanced care is needed, clients are supported by a network of partner hospitals. “We live in a world where our furry companions are treated on par with their parents.” said Elijah Kliger, InstaVet Founder and CEO. So here
we are, combining old fashioned personalized medicine with cutting-edge technology; to enhance the pet care experience even further.”

“It’s no surprise that our monthly clinic nights are gaining traction in buildings throughout Manhattan, including the booming Jersey City and Hoboken market. As amenity offerings are increasing, so is their level of sophistication.” Thereby pressuring property managers to look for innovative ways to satisfy their
time-strapped residents appetite for convenience above all, while maintaining an edge in a highly competitive real estate landscape.

From the parent and pet’s point of view it’s a win, win. “I’m always happy to serve patients through the InstaVet platform,” said Dr. Aliza Fisse, one of the company’s veterinary partners. “The service is easy to use and makes every appointment more convenient for the resident and less stressful on the pet”

InstaVet has plans for expansion to cities beyond the tri-state area. Stay tuned!

About InstaVet:
InstaVet is a modern veterinary practice, with a focus on providing pets with top level care in the comfort and convenience of home. Services include vaccinations, wellness checkups, blood tests, nutritional counseling and in home euthanasia along with advanced digital x-ray, surgery and dental cleanings at local partner hospitals. Our dedicated vets are always on call offering expert advice and support via chat
or by calling the hotline at 917-525-2579 from morning until midnight, 7 days a week.
Residential building managers, veterinarians and other pet service providers interested in partnering with InstaVet are invited to contact the company at support@instavet.com

Vantage GiveAway!

21317762_348146062301706_5185682458019759561_nTo celebrate the official opening of Jersey City, New Jersey‘s newest luxury rental building, Vantage, we’re teaming up with our neighbor Downtown Pharmacy 18 Park for a special giveaway!

Three (3) winners will be chosen at random to receive a $25.00 Downtown Pharmacy gift card.

1.) You must LIKE our Facebook page
2.) Follow @Downtownpharmacy18park on Instagram
3.) COMMENT under this post with ‘What You Love Most About Jersey City.’
All three actions MUST be taken (you will not be eligible otherwise).

A winner will be chosen on Friday September 29th, 2017. Good luck!

A special thanks to Downtown Pharmacy at 18 Park for sponsoring this contest!

Official Contest Rules: http://bit.ly/2eHXYWX

Vantage Launches in Downtown Jersey City with Luxury Rentals, Amenities and Incredible Views

45-Story Waterfront Tower Offers Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Homes with Immediate Occupancy

Fisher Development Associates has officially opened the doors to Vantage, delivering 448 upscale apartment homes with immediate occupancy and one-of-a-kind views of the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Harbor Marina and Manhattan skyline to downtown Jersey City.

Ideally located at 33 Park View Ave in the Liberty Harbor North neighborhood, the striking 45-story waterfront tower features studio, one- and two-bedroom residences with some of the largest apartment homes in Jersey City’s new construction marketplace and a world-class offering of indoor and outdoor amenities. The collection of residences is initially priced from the low-$2,000s.

The Marketing Directors, exclusive leasing and marketing agent for Vantage, has opened Vantage from an onsite leasing office with fully-furnished model apartments and completed amenity spaces available to tour.  Situated on the 20th floor, the one-and two-bedroom models dramatically demonstrate the panoramic views from Vantage, as well as the expansiveness of the floor plans.

“We’re delighted to officially begin our leasing program and welcome renters to this new luxury address,” said Brian Fisher, President of Fisher Development Associates.  “The pre-leasing period was a tremendous success with discerning renters responding strongly to Vantage’s impressive interior living and amenity spaces.  There’s no question this downtown architectural icon has quickly created a buzz in Jersey City’s apartment market by providing the opportunity to immediately enjoy a luxury high-rise lifestyle with move-in ready homes and a roster of incredible amenities that are open and ready for use.” Continue reading