Nothing can be certain except death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin. But if you ask a Greenville resident, they might offer up a third certainty: Angela McKnight. McKnight, 36, has always been the neighborhood’s go-to woman. She’s the founder of AngelaCARES, a resource for local seniors and youth, which is celebrating its second anniversary this October. She was also recognized as a Jersey City Woman of Action for 2013.
Steve McIntyre had a distinctly short-term goal in mind when he first conceived of the Iron Monkey. “I was walking down the street, and there were no restaurants in this whole area,” says McIntyre, who moved to Paulus Hook around 1990. “And I was hungry. That’s why I opened the restaurant.”
“How are the public schools?” It’s the question every young parent has to ask when deciding where to live. It overrides all the superficial stuff – the night clubs, the sushi spots, the prevalence of farmer’s markets. It’s a profound question that cuts to the essence of a community’s sustainability, the concrete way of asking the ultimate and ultimately unanswerable question, “Can I raise my children here?”
He’s as au courant as they come. His impeccable taste epitomizes a complete understanding of style and form and it is personified in his personal manner, well-chosen professional endeavors, and life at his befitting Lincoln Park Neighborhood Victorian home which is filled with world-collected objects d’ art and shared with wife Khurshid and son Sufyan. “When meeting someone for the first time, you have about 15 seconds to impress them. Why be subtle about it? I’d rather throw a brick.” – Orville Clarke.
Real confidence in the renewal of the Jersey City Heights continues to build, and the recent completion of a major overhaul of a Heights institution like the Lincoln Inn is just one more indication of it. And when I say institution, I mean it – this everyman’s style of eatery has been in business for over sixty years in the same location on Lincoln Street, just steps off Central Avenue.
Last week, 34-year-old first time mom, Miriam Carey was shot to death following a dangerous car chase in Washington D.C. Carey’s mother suggested that her daughter’s irrational and aggressive behavior was a result of untreated postpartum depression. Though this diagnosis is difficult to substantiate, it also cannot be entirely ruled out, as Carey was said to become emotionally unstable in the months following her August 2012 birth.
Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri weren’t the first in the family to find acclaim in Jersey City kitchens. John’s great-grandfather, Giovanni Colaneri, operated a cutlery shop at 113 Coles Street in the 1920s. “He used to drive around and sharpen knives,” John tells JCI.
So it happens that a few months ago, while shopping in a pet store, I noticed dog toys made of plastic bottles. “I can make that,” I thought. Needless to say I didn’t try my hand at making toys with plastic bottles until recently. I was reminded of the idea after my two-year old dachshund Gabi smuggled another one of my socks into her cage.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Jersey City had a mess on its hands unlike anything in recent memory. There were crippling power outages, widespread floods, and the destruction of iconic landmarks. Businesses shut down, transportation lines were severed, and bustling neighborhoods went quiet for a week, if not longer.
A recent report on demographics ranked Jersey City the second most diverse city in America, so it should come as no surprise that a Russian/Uzbek/Korean eatery like Honey Bakery resides within the borders of our city. This small but sunny and inviting café is set back on a deep sidewalk on Bergen Avenue just off McGinley Square, and according to Arseny Popov, one of the owners, and the Russian part of this ultra multi-culti spot, it’s the only place on all of Bergen Avenue with outdoor tables and chairs for their customers.