JC is NJ’s Favorite Downtown

2015-09-10_11-16-25This month’s issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine names Jersey City’s Downtown as their pick for “Favorite Downtown”.

Tammy La Gorce reports on the cultural revival of Jersey’s 2nd most populous city.

Anthony ”Dancing Tony” Susco has lived in Jersey City for 20 years. As the organizer of a pair of the city’s best-known cultural events, Groove on Grove, a free downtown block party and music series every summer Friday, and Ghost of Uncle Joe’s, the annual Halloween party at the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, he’s a familiar figure around town. Lately, Dancing Tony has observed that his city—New Jersey’s second most populous, with 265,000 residents—is in the midst of a painful but promising adolescence.

“It’s almost like the kind of growth spurt where your voice is changing and you get this uncomfortable moustache starting to come in,” he explains. “Every other street, there’s some construction happening. There’s so much new stuff nobody can keep up with it.”

That is not to say Jersey City is a Wild West of urban development. Mayor Steve Fulop and the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District are keeping an eye on things. Fulop says franchises and chain stores have been capped at 30 percent of total businesses. The intention: “To highlight the great restaurants and artistic businesses we’re known for,” Fulop says.

The revived downtown area—where dining and shopping options seem to increase daily—radiates out from the Grove Street PATH station and east to the historic Hudson riverfront neighborhood, Paulus Hook.


SPOTLIGHT: Another Man’s Treasure

anothermanstreasuerHave you checked out this downtown business yet? Another Man’s Treasure  opened in 2006 and “boasts a kaleidoscopic array of vintage fashions, accessories, shoes and jewelry for men and women from the 1900’s to the 1980’s.”

From their site:

The shop, dubbed ‘ a knock-out vintage boutique’ by Time Out NY, focuses predominantly on seasonally appropriate and affordable classic vintage styles, on-trend picks and bargain designer finds from the 1940’s through 1980’s. We strive to provide and maintain a well merchandised, shoppable selection of wearable vintage for our customers, traveling far and wide to source and hand-pick each item, keeping the inventory moving with new pieces added daily. Conveniently located one block from the Grove Street PATH station in downtown Jersey City, and just minutes from the Holland Tunnel and NYC, the shop is open 7 days a week. 


Another Man’s Treasure Vintage Showroom
At our recently opened vintage showroom, located within walking distance to the shop, we house an ever expanding and finely curated selection of interesting and iconic vintage boutique, designer and couture pieces, along with rare and fragile early treasures from the turn of the 20th century. This high-end collection is the perfect resource for fashion and textile inspiration, styling and editorial work, or anyone looking for a ‘special’ piece. 


Another Man’s Treasure – Vintage Shows
If you are unable to visit us in Jersey City, we sell in NYC three times a year at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show. We have been regular vendors at the show since 2008. With over 90 top dealers from all across the US, it is New York’s premier vintage clothing trade show. Check their website http://www.manhattanvintage.com for upcoming shows and details.

Visit them at 253 Grove Street today!