You Came to the Right Place – 15 Fox Place

15 Fox Place offers classic Italian-American family meals in a classic Jersey City family home. A quiet, tucked-away residential block in Jersey City’s Marion neighborhood is home to the celebrated dining club 15 Fox Place. The name is the address, and that’s especially fitting. For chef and co-owner Kathryn Budinich, the close-knit neighborhood has defined not only her profession—filled with food and family—but her entire life.

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The Riverview Arts District: Imagining the Future»

Participants Add Their “Wish List” Items to Envision What the Future Riverview Arts District Will Become On Saturday, April 12 from 9 am to 5 pm, at PS #8 on Franklin Avenue, a group of more than 100 dedicated and passionate community members attended the Riverview Arts District (RAD) Summit, a visioning session to help […]

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Friday, April 11 5th Annual Green Teen Music and Arts Festival returns as teenagers from all over Hudson County showcase their artistic and musical talents in an eco-friendly community event. The family-friendly festival features live music and artwork by local teens, which will be for sale along with refreshments and snacks. All proceeds go toward planting trees […]

Hewn Arts Center: A Place of Creative Collaboration»

An assortment of vintage home goods by LOVE Furniture & Design at Hewn Arts Center What if Jersey City had a large center where artists (of all mediums) and vendors could rent by the hour, event, or month? Well, we do. Welcome Hewn Arts Center, formerly the location of Liberty High School on Sip Avenue and a […]

Buying A House in Jersey City and Making It A Home»

Editor’s Note: Today we’re happy to welcome Kristen Scalia as a contributor to JCI – she will be sharing her experience of purchasing and renovating a row house in Jersey City. You can keep up with more of her story on her blog rowhouserenovation.com. Enjoy! I didn’t expect to buy a house. I mean, I was looking to buy a house. I just didn’t think it […]

Heated Competition: 4th Street Arts’ Chili Cook-Off will Spice Up Spring»

Last year’s crowd enjoying the 4th Street Arts Annual Chili Cook-Off  It’s springtime at Grove Street Plaza, and what a feast for the senses: the laughter of children, the welcome warmth of the sun, and that unmistakable scent of… chili? Yes, people of Jersey City, brace yourselves, for the Chili Cook-Off is again on the […]

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Friday, April 4 The 2nd Annual Jersey City Comedy Festival continues their citywide celebration tonight and Saturday. The festival is being hosted in several different Jersey City venues. Check out the Jersey City Comedy Festival website for the full line up  scheduled performers and venues. After Death Honoring Dawn a show about Love, Death, God and finding yourself. Written by […]

Bare Soles: Brings a Unique Arts and Performance Experience to the Heights»

Bare Soles, a new monthly showcase highlighting local dancers and artists, presented by The Kennedy Dancers (a non-profit Jersey City based dance company) happened this past Saturday evening on Central Avenue. For Heights residents, Bare Soles brings a unique arts and performance experience close to home. All those performing at the Kennedy Dance center showed passion, talent […]

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Earth Hour a global initiative is happening this Saturday, March 29 between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. How are you celebrating Earth Hour this year? Check out the Earth Hour Jersey City 2014 facebook page for ideas and the international Earth Hour website for more information. We only have one planet so lets take care of it! Friday, March […]

Arts & Community Collaborate In New Merseles Studios»

As if working on the restoration of White Eagle Hall Theater was not a substantial time-consuming commitment on its own, power duo Olga Levina and Ben LoPiccolo decided to take on another venture after being inspired by the Jersey City artistic community.

Getting Ready to Garden»

Editor’s Note: Emma Lam is the owner of A Small Green Space, a local urban design and gardening company. My mother was English and loved gardening. When I was four, we immigrated to Massachusetts and Mum was devastated to learn that gardening in lovely moist, not too hot, not too cold England is not at […]

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Friday, March 21 Creative Grove artists market returns with “Spring Fest Mayhem” cranking up the sound and fun time on the Grove Street PATH plaza. DJ Pastiche opens up the season with Detroit acid house and techno party beats and “Poop Chat – Talking Sh*t” hosted by Meredith Rollman features guests – Benedicto Figueroa, Hakeem Law, Tawana […]

StageFest 2014»

Brought back for a second year by popular demand, STAGEFest is about to take over Jersey City. This weekend’s three-day festival (March 21-23) features 20 theatrical performances in the historic landmark Loew’s Jersey City Theater.

Landmark Loew’s Theatre Faces Uncertain Future»

How does one save a dying dinosaur? Often described as such, the Loew’s Jersey Theatre is a former movie palace located in Journal Square. Since 1986, when the Loew’s officially closed its doors, Jersey City and the Friends of the Loew’s (FOL), a non-profit organization that’s been caring for and improving the theatre for three […]

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Friday, March 14 United Way of Hudson County holds a fundraiser for the Jersey City Grant Avenue fire victims, tax-deductible donations will be accepted. Can’t make the fundraiser visit liveunitedhudson.org  or text UWHC JCFire to 52000. Port-o Lounge, 286 1st St., 6-9 pm. The March installment of “Let There Be… LIVE!” open mic welcomes spoken word, comedy, […]

Pig & Pepper: Where Curiosity and Quality Meet»

It’s been a long, gloomy winter in Jersey City, and everyone could use a little pep in their step. Enter Pig & Pepper, our city’s unique downtown boutique, “A place where curiosity and quality meet.” Owners Karen and Lou Galli crossed paths in New York City years ago, when Karen was concentrating on organizational development […]

Jersey City Public Schools Pre-K Classroom Shortage Concerns»

The Jersey City Public Schools (JCPS) will receive approximately $492 million of its budget (74%) from NJ state aid for the 2014-15 school year. The state intends this aid to be directed inside the classroom — to fund books, pencils, teachers’ salaries, and so on. Because of a shortage of classroom space throughout the city, […]

Spring Forward & This Weekend’s Best Bets»

Just a quick reminder that daylight savings time starts this weekend as the days become longer and longer heading closer to the summer solstice. On Sunday, March 9, starting at 2 am remember we “spring forward” 1 hr so adjust your clocks accordingly. As always thanks for reading and have a great weekend JC! Friday, March 7 JC […]

The Arts Abound for the Spring Installment of JC Fridays»

Go With The Flow (above) by Beth Achenbach can be seen at the new The Raven Gallery On Friday, March 7, JC Fridays kicks off Spring with 33 exciting visual and performing arts events in different neighborhoods throughout the city. As always, residents are in for a jam-packed schedule of events that showcase the best of the […]


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