The Enclave Exterior.jpgNew Rental Building Raises Bar for Hotel-Style Living in Jersey City’s Hottest New Neighborhood

Along Hoboken Border

 BNE Real Estate Group, Hoboken Brownstone Company and McKinney Properties announced today the launch of leasing at The Enclave, a new collection of 260 luxury apartments and more than 40,000 square-feet of resort-style amenities in one of Jersey City’s hottest new neighborhoods.  The architecturally-distinctive six-story building is nestled within a vibrant new mix of street-level retail, dining and cultural attractions along the Hoboken border and just minutes from Manhattan.

The developers tapped Manhattan-based The Marketing Directors as the building’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent which launched The Enclave from an onsite leasing office with fully-furnished model apartments.  The Enclave Outdoor Terrace“This is an exciting new neighborhood that makes city-centric living so desired,” says Jonathan Schwartz, a partner at BNE Real Estate Group.  “There’s a burgeoning blend of community-oriented retail and services here, including a new highly-touted restaurant/lounge, daycare facility, yoga studio and an art and theatre venue.  Complimentary shuttle service to the Hoboken PATH Station and proximity to the Holland Tunnel make for an easy commute to Manhattan, while direct access to a network of highways brings New Jersey destinations into play without having to navigate through crowded local streets.  We’re thrilled to now officially open the doors to The Enclave which adds a new, modern residential option to the mix that will complement the existing lifestyle offerings.  We look forward to welcoming our first residents.”

Apartments range from studios to two-bedroom residences, with select homes offering private balconies.  Design-driven living spaces include nine-foot ceiling heights, crisp, white quartz countertops; modern stainless-steel appliances, in-home washer/dryers, and custom modular closets.  Monthly rents are opening from $2,150, with a limited-time offer of one month free on a 13-month lease.  Immediate occupancy is available.

The Enclave residents will enjoy a full suite of cutting-edge indoor and outdoor amenities that were curated to create an exceptional urban lifestyle experience.  An abundance of desired outdoor space is highlighted by a resort-style rooftop terrace featuring a swimming pool, private BBQ areas, outdoor bar and a fire pit – all set against the dazzling Manhattan skyline backdrop.  The pet-friendly building also features a dog run and spa, multiple entertainment lounges, an arcade/game room, co-working spaces and conference room, children’s imagination room with connected outdoor play area and a Zen garden.  Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy a state-of-the art fitness center with virtual fitness programs, spin room, indoor/outdoor yoga areas, private massage room and resident locker rooms. Covered parking, bike storage and resident storage are available on-site.The Enclave Outdoor Terrace-Pool“To fully maximize the resident experience, we’re offering 24-hour concierge, Amazon package lockers, pet concierge services through Bark Building, and a Lyft partnership and pick up location,” points out Jacqueline Urgo, president of The Marketing Directors.

Residents will also appreciate The Enclave’s unique setting that provides additional green open space and pedestrian plazas.  In conjunction with the opening of The Enclave, the development team is introducing two new public parks which will feature a children’s playground and dog run.

The convenient locale is also just minutes from all that Hoboken and downtown Jersey City have to offer.  Complimentary daily shuttle service is provided to the nearby Hoboken PATH station, while a Citi Bike hub offers access to the bike sharing program.

For additional information and to schedule a private tour of The Enclave, please visit www.TheEnclaveJC.com, or call 833-292-5351.  The building’s leasing and model center is open daily and is located at 675 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310

WORD Presents Elizabeth Acevedo


When: Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM

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

WORD is thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Acevedo to its Jersey City location for a celebration of her new book With the Fire on High. Elizabeth will be joined in conversation by her critique partner, Yahaira Castro. Following Elizabeth and Yahaira’s discussion, Elizabeth will be signing copies of With the Fire on High.

This event is ticketed. Advance purchase is required for entry. Each ticket admits one and includes a signed copy of With the Fire on High.

There are no refunds. Members of WORD’s Inner Circle membership program may reserve seats by emailing events@wordbookstores.com with proof of ticket purchase. Books will be available for pickup at WORD Jersey City for 30 days following the event.


Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.

Farmers Market Grand Opening


When: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 4 PM – 8 PM

Where: Grove Street PATH Plaza (Newark Ave & Grove Street), Jersey City

Mark your calendars for the return of the Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market on April 29, 2019.

Councilman Solomon will also be at the Farmers Market on opening day to distribute reusable bags.

Look forward to fresh produce, organic goods, delicious and handmade food items, and the return of your favorite vendors, favorite local businesses, and new vendors every Monday and Thursday from 4-8 PM.

The Historic Farmers Market is conveniently located right outside the Grove Street PATH Station.

Jersey City Cinco De Mayo Food Truck Fest


When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 12 PM – 7 PM

Where: Greene St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

The Trucks are Rolling in and we are ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 4th in the Urby Parking Lot. Tickets are $5 at the door, kids under 12 are free.
Make sure you bring some cash for the bar. This event is pet and kid friendly and will include live music. 20+ Food Trucks are confirmed for the festivities including:
Chavas Empanadas
Two Crepe
Angry Archies
Glazed and Confused
Tasty trolly
koro koro
Waffle it
Carnival Concessions
Amanda Bananas and more!

Reusable Bag Demo – Mother Earth Festival


When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12 PM – 6 PM

Where: The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemeter – 435 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Please stop by our table at Mother Earth Festival to learn how to make reusable bags from old t-shirts. We’ll have all you need to make your bags as long as you BYOT (bring your own T). Learn a new method for creating your own bags while also up-cycling old textiles (unfortunately one of the hardest materials to recycle).

Making a bag should only take about 5 minutes! Don’t miss an opportunity to pet a goat while you’re here.

Read more about Textile Recycling here:

This event is about two months before the city’s bag ban. Read more about the bag ban here:


Storytime with Alexandra Davis at WORD JC


When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11 AM – 12 PM

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

Join WORD Jersey City for an interactive storytime with Alexandra Davis, author of Lumber Jills: The Unsung Heroines of World War II. There’ll be tree cookies, costumes, a Timber Corps workout, and coloring.


In World War II, Great Britain needed lumber to make planes, ships, and even newspapers—but there weren’t enough men to cut down the trees. Enter the fearless Lumber Jills! These young women may not have had much woodcutting experience, but they each had two hands willing to work and one stout heart, and they came together to do their part. Discover this lyrical story of home front heroism and female friendship.



Urban SoulsInnovative Yoga and Meditation Studio to Open with a Full Week of Complimentary Classes

Urban Souls, a new wellness studio designed to help busy urban dwellers unplug and recharge through a variety of innovative yoga, meditation and sound experiences, will open its doors to the public on April 15th, 2019.

Located on the fourth floor of 100 Hudson Street in downtown Hoboken, Urban Souls will offer a full schedule of classes taught by seasoned instructors, some with strong local followings.  Featuring a welcoming and airy setting with eco-friendly cork floors and expansive arch windows that bathe the space in natural light, the studio will serve as a peaceful escape from the bustling city and everyday stresses that can take a toll on minds and bodies.

Urban Souls is the brainchild of longtime Hoboken resident and Life Coach Karen Flannery and experienced Yoga and meditation teacher Brendan Gibbons.  The partners recognized a need for a tranquil space for both practiced yogis and beginners alike. Their inspiration for the studio stems from a desire to create a supportive, inclusive environment that promotes healthy connectivity on a deeper, more meaningful level.  Flannery notes that even though we are constantly connected through our smartphones, computers and social media, many of us feel disconnected with ourselves and those around us. Urban Souls aims to bridge that gap.

Urban Souls 1“At Urban Souls, seekers of all kinds can get reacquainted with how wonderful healthy connection feels,” she says.  “It’s a place for exploration, where a truly unique variety of classes and workshops are mindfully crafted to cultivate wellness—deep connection to mind, body, and spirit—simply by design.”

Visitors can begin to leave their stresses at the door as soon as they enter Urban Souls’ Open Space, a casual community room where they can enjoy a cup of tea, practice meditation, watch a Ted Talk, or simply take a moment to map out the rest of their day.

Urban Souls’ full slate of yoga and meditation classes will take place from morning to evening to accommodate busy schedules and life commitments.

“Each session incorporates varying practices to cater to shifting needs throughout the day,” explains Gibbons.  “Class offerings range from 30-minute “mind-resets” that are perfect for lunch breaks or after work, to full-length yoga flows to live music-infused experiences.”

In celebration of its Grand Opening, Urban Souls is offering its first week of classes from April 15 to April 21 at no cost.  Discounted rates on future classes will also be available until the end of the first week.

Urban Souls 2


  • Rise & Prime – Yoga Kick-start the day with an energizing morning flow that seamlessly integrates breath, yoga, and inspiring music in a refreshing 60-minute session.
  • Rise & Prime 3.0 – Meditation An inspiring 30-minute breathwork and meditation session, for newbies and experienced practitioners alike, balancing breathwork, progressive body scans, silent mantra meditation, and guided mindfulness journeys.
  • Slow Groove – Yoga  By linking full, unhurried breath with slow, steady, gentle movements, and holding postures for several breaths, we’re challenged to play with our edge while exploring alignment details and modifications at a comfortable pace.
  • Slow Groove 3.0 – Meditation A breathwork and meditation session designed to calm the body, bring mindful curiosity and openness to the present moment, and set you on a steady course as you navigate the rest of the day.
  • Unplug’d – Yoga A rejuvenating lunch-hour session that realigns the spine, opens cramped hips, and mobilizes stiff joints. Carefully chosen poses will nourish musculoskeletal and increase blood flow to restore “chi”—life force energy.
  • Unplug’d 3.0 – Meditation A 30-minute journey that explores rhythmic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided meditation.
  • Urban Drift – Yin & Yoga Nidra  A combination of Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra.
  • Urban Warriors – Yoga At once vigorous and cathartic, you’ll groove to an experiential landscape of flow and breath set to DJ-quality playlists.
  • Weekend Wind Down – Yoga + Vino  Cheers to health and happiness with a relaxing yoga session followed by a tasty glass of vino.
  • Connective Range Conditioning – Alt Movement  Combining the benefits of yoga, movement arts, and science-based training principles to train, strengthen, and nourish the connective tissues in your joints through specific mobility protocols.
  • Urban Oasis – Restorative Yoga  Release deeply held tension by “steeping” in passive, supported poses amidst a mellow soundscape.
  • Evening Chill – Yoga  Come back to your breath, slow down the frenetic pace of urban living, tune into what your mind-body needs most—then relax deeply with a sweet, restorative finish.
  • Melt® Method – Alt Movement  A gently active, restorative technique that helps to relieve aches, pain and stiffness— while bringing your body back into needed balance.
  • Kick It*OM – Alt Movement Combo of high-intensity exercise and measured, gentle movements, Kick It*OM blends calisthenics, kickboxing, and yoga to tone, strengthen, and promote flexibility.
  • YIN – Yin Yoga Targets the mind-body connection just like other styles of yoga, yet with prolonged holding to not only stretch muscles, but to move directly into the connective tissues that hold everything in place.

For more information about Urban Souls’ studio and classes, and to take advantage of a pre-sale unlimited monthly membership offer, please visit https://www.urbansoulsyoga.com/ or email  info@urbansoulsyoga.com

Midnight Market Is Back This Weekend

midnight market

When: Fri, April 12, 2019 – 6:30 PM – 11:59 PM

Where: Harborside Atrium – 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City, nj 07311

 The BEST FOODIE PARTY in the Jersey City is backon April 12.

Midnight Market Jersey City offers a one of a kind Night Market. Bring your crew, bring a date, or just bring yourself. The most important thing is that your bring your appetite!
21+ nightlife experience for foodies
Our vendors bring small bites for a small price! Every vendor has at least two $5 food options on their menus.

2 ATMs will be on site


$5.00 Early Bird Door Sales: Arrive between 6:30-7:30 on April 12th to get $5.00 entry

$10 Door Sales: Tickets available at the door all night on April 12th. We reserve the right to establish a wait at the door, depending on capacity. **Follow @midnightmarketevents for information on door sales and if we’re on a wait**

$12 VIP Online Ticket Sales: Purchase online tickets to get Preferred entry before 8pm and a Midnight Market Eco-friendly Sports bottle merch. **After 8pm, it is considered a general admission ticket and entry is subject to a wait depending on capacity**

Get your tickets HERE

Joe Ciardiello for A Fistful of Drawings Hosted By WORD Jersey City


When: Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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

Join WORD for an evening with Joe Ciardiello, author of the new book A Fistful of Drawings. In this gorgeous graphic memoir, Joe Ciardiello gracefully weaves together his Italian family history and the mythology of the American West while paying homage to the classic movie and TV Westerns of the ’50s and ’60s. Featuring Ciardiello’s signature sinuous ink line and vivid watercolors, A Fistful of Drawings illuminates the oversized characters that dominated the cinematic American West—featuring John Ford, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Claudia Cardinale, Sophia Loren, and many more. A paean to Hollywood, a love letter to the Western, and a tribute to its Italian influences.

Please note that there is a $5 admission fee for this event. Your $5 ticket can be purchased online or at the door; online orders will be available for pickup at the store on the day of the event. Your ticket functions like a gift card and is good toward $5 off anything in store at WORD on the day of the event, including A Fistful of Drawings. If you purchase A Fistful of Drawings directly from WORD at the event or via pre-order there is no need to purchase an event ticket.

Family Day At Jersey City’s Barcade


When: Sunday, April 14th at 12 PM – 5 PM

Where: Barcade – Jersey City – 163 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Hey Jersey City moms and dads, are you looking for something unique to do with the kids? Then bring your little ones to Barcade.

They’re having another FAMILY DAY at Barcade. Bring your kids to their Jersey City location on Sunday, April 14th, from 12:00PM-5:00PM. Join the fun for a kids menu, arcade games, and fun for the whole family.

*(NOTE: Jersey City is the only Barcade location having this event that weekend. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).