PEOPLE POWER JCM
Opening the Golden Door
The celluloid saga of Bill and Michele Sorvino
by Tara Ryazansky
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Sorvino is an actor with 20 film credits to his name. He has also played the role of director, writer, and producer on various movie projects. In 2010 he founded the Golden Door Film Festival ...
EMERGING JCM
Off the Square
And on the money
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever wonder how an area famous for tin cans becomes one of the hippest parts of town? Actually, the answer embodies Jersey City’s decades-long evolution from making stuff to maker spaces. We’re tal...
The World According to Zink
A new novel re-imagines Jersey City as a space for anarchist squatters
by Adriana Rambay Fernandez
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Nearly every morning over the past year I’ve woken to sounds of hammering, drilling, or trucks rumbling down small side streets as they haul cargo for nearby construction sites. The sounds are sign...
EDUCATION JCM
Full STEAM Ahead
Cutting-edge ideas at Innovation High School
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At 8:30 on a Thursday morning, things are hopping at Innovation High, which serves grades 9 through 12. Students quickly pass through metal detectors with what seems like a minimum of fuss. Ms. Red...
ON THE WATERFRONT JCM
Currents, Channels, Bridges, Buoys, and Buildings
Hudson River pilots know every hazard, as they escort big ships through the harbor
by Tara Ryazansky
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Captain John DeCruz greets me on the dock wearing a suit, his tie whipping in the wind. Nearby, crew members are readying a boat in their windbreakers and jeans. DeCruz is a Full Branch Pilot for t...
HOW WE LIVE JCM
PARK FOUNDRY
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
As Barbra Streisand so memorably pointed out, the difference between a house and a home is of course the people who occupy it. On a snowy Saturday morning in January, there was lots of good cheer c...
HOW WE WORK JCM
Businesses make Jersey City work
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Roflcopter Toys & Gifts 298 Newark Ave. (201) 659-3414 roflcoptershop.com At Roflcopter Toys & Gifts you can find everything from classic tin cars to newly released games, but one toy that stands o...
JC’s New Gold Coast
A West Side story
by Al Sullivan
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
It was here, in 1946, that professional baseball’s color barrier was broken. Playing his first Minor League game against the Jersey City Giants at Roosevelt Stadium, Jackie Roosevelt Robinson of th...
EATERY JCM
TALDE
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Talde is really a restaurant for all seasons. The last time I visited, it was summer. Folks were sitting outside on Erie and Bay streets. The place was packed, and the hubbub of the nearby pedestri...
WATERING HOLE JCM
PINT
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When the only thing on the menu is free homemade popcorn, you know you’re in a real watering hole. Pint, on Wayne, right off Grove, is just that, and its hours are marathon, often staying open unti...