As one of the few remaining stain glass masters in the world, Barbara Meise is our very own Jersey City treasure. Her diminutive stature belies the giant footprint she has laid down across our land. From churches of all denominations to landmarks to historic homes, she is a medieval messenger of a craft which might have been lost had she not claimed it for viewers to savor over the years.
Jersey City’s got a new menu in town, and it has a welcome unique twist. When looking in through the street-side glass façade, Union Republic appears to be a fast-casual ramen noodle bar — but the café is so much more than that.
Time to shine your shoes, Art House’s annual Snow Ball is fast approaching. Saturday, January 25 at 8 pm folks will begin filing through the front doors at One McWilliams Place for the party of the season – but get your tickets soon because they’ve been known to sell out well in advance.
Many Jersey City residents know the Heights dates back to the 1600s, but a lesser-known fact is that this district was actually an independent municipality. Situated at the north end of the city, atop the New Jersey Palisades and overlooking Hoboken, the neighborhood comprising most of the Heights was originally known as “Hudson City” from 1855 to the time it merged with Jersey City in 1873.
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.