Continuing the integration of the two cities’ bike systems, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla have announced the completion of a new protected bikeway along Marin Boulevard and Henderson Street, connecting 18th Street in Jersey City to Observer Highway in Hoboken. The connection is being touted as part of “Vision Zero,” which seeks […]
Jersey City School Security Guard Charged with Child Sex Crimes
A Jersey City Public Schools security guard stands accused of multiple sex crimes involving two children. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Freddy Salas, 60, of Bayonne, today and charged him with Aggravated Sexual Assault, two counts of Sexual Assault by Contact, and two count […]
After Hurricane Sandy
Photos taken during and after Sandy show a city knocked back on its heels.
Sandy Ten Years After: a Short Film
Stephanie Daniels on how the film came about. Sandy 10 Years After is made from footage both Mark and I shot — he with GoPro on his head (all the 10/29 exterior shots) and me with my phone. I edited the first part on 10/29/12 and kept thinking hey this storm isn’t so bad — […]
After 15 Years of Litigation, the Embankment May be Ready to Roll
After more than a decade of legal wrangling with Conrail, the Surface Transportation Board, environmental groups, and a private property owner, Jersey City may finally be taking title to the Sixth Street Embankment, a key part of the East Coast Greenway. On Wednesday, the City Council is expected to introduce an ordinance to approve the Sixth […]
A Brief Encounter With Xiaoqiang Li at Novado Gallery
Some abstract works register an immediate impression but don’t hold attention; the pieces in Li’s exhibition don’t demand scrutiny, but they certainly reward it. The longer they’re observed, the more they seem to breathe.
Upscale Cannabis Comes to Jersey City
If all goes according to schedule, a high-end cannabis dispensary will open next spring on a rowdy section of Christopher Columbus Drive downtown.
Council Approves 292K For Man Allegedly Run Down by Police Car
At Wednesday’s meeting, the City Council approved a $292,000 settlement of a suit brought by a man who said he was run down by a police cruiser.
“Paramnesia” Haunts IMUR Gallery This Weekend
Photographer Jiuxin Jin gives us the city before it puts on its day face: the candid city, weary, a little sarcastic, and a wee bit unwelcoming, too.
Jersey City Leads East Coast Downtowns for Multifamily Construction
For real estate investors and many city officials, the explosion of new multifamily buildings Downtown has been a welcome development. For others, concerned about gentrification, rising rents and quality of life issues, not so much. According to a new study by StorageCafe.com, between 2013 and 2022, Jersey City saw more multifamily construction in its downtown […]