Kim Myles is the creator, producer and star of “High Design” on Discovery Plus.
Melissa Surach is a writer and comedian who was born and raised in Jersey City. She has an MFA in writing from The New School. She writes about comedy, booze, food, ghosts, theater and more. For more about her, go to melissasurach.com.
Planning Board Approves Seven Locations for Cannabis
Last night the Jersey City Planning Board held a special meeting to evaluate a dozen Cannabis Class 5 (retail business) applications with respect to the city’s zoning laws. The meeting lasted seven hours, ending after 12:30 am without board members’ hearing from two applicants.
Homegrown Features All The Jersey You Can Drink
Homegrown opened on July 28 in the Power House Arts District, a neighborhood now known more for its luxury loft condos than for art.
Brew Nerds Win Big At Departed Soles
The Jersey City Brew Club announced the winner of its annual homebrew contest, who will get to brew a batch of the winning recipe at Departed Soles Brewing.
Jersey City Comedy Festival Opens August 12
The virtual Jersey City Comedy Festival, running August 12 through August 15, will feature emerging comedians from all over New Jersey.
Comedy Scene Adapts To Killer Virus with Killer Shows
With cautious baby steps, the few outdoor comedy shows that began in July, along with secret comedy open mics, are bringing hope and inspiration.
902 Brewing Co. Opens Its Doors — and Its Heart
After six years, 902 Brewing’s doors officially opened on May 12 in the midst of a pandemic. The rooftop deck may not be open nor the bar finished, but the founders are selling four-packs of beer for pickup at their location at 101 Pacific Ave in Bergen-Lafayette.
Strip Clubs and Funerals: Ian Steffe Records a Comedy Hour at Headroom
The show opened with the funeral, as the comedian mused on the irony of grieving while organizing the event, which is essentially a party for other people. Later, Steffé invoked his late father who delivered the moral of the story in a bit about a trip to a strip club that involved blood. Be nicer to women, his dad urged.
Death of a Venue: What Does the Future Hold for Live Music in Jersey City?
Downtown, where it seemed there was a dearth of music venues, FM filled an unmet need, with its unique mix of punk, rock and roll, funk and singer-songwriters. Certainly, the club had its ups and downs. Some nights it was so packed it was almost a fire hazard, other nights were so empty that shows got cancelled and the entire place closed early.
Craft Breweries and a Distillery: Tour the Tasting Rooms of Jersey City
Alcohol tourism is a serious industry. Jersey City may not be wine country, but in just the past four years, it has become home to a craft brewery and a distillery, and another brewery is on the way.