Undress for Success
Lillian Bustle’s feel-better burlesque
by Tara Ryazansky
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It’s a busy night at Talde, the Asian fusion restaurant on Erie Street, but tell the hostess that you’re there to see Lillian Bustle, and you won’t have to wait for a table. Behind the bar is a non...
Beer Nut
A lager lover is a one-man brewery
by Kate Rounds
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B rian Kulbacki’s parents were about to kick him out of the house, so he had to do something. Of course! Start a brewery! Well, it wasn’t exactly like that. Here’s the back story. He was putting hi...
School for Thought
A Jersey City charter school builds character
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J ust about any school will tout academic excellence, but there’s one Jersey City school that adds a crucial element in the all-important mission of preparing students for adulthood. In late Januar...
Vision to Victory
Berry Lane Park is born
by Al Sullivan
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A stroll around Berry Lane Park is more than just exercise; it’s a trip through time. Founders of the city’s largest park don’t want people to forget what stood on the site prior to the park’s open...
Dough Boys
Pizza-tossing brothers make the big time
by Lauren Barbagallo
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G rowing up the son of a pizzeria owner, Carmine Testa had plenty of professional pie experience when he opened Carmine’s Pizzeria in September 2000. Carmine’s Pizza Factory is now at 366 8th Stree...
Fighting Irish
Brian Neary plays defense
by Kate Rounds
Oct 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
H e stands out in a crowd. He’s the one who, at a lunch counter on a summer afternoon, is wearing a bowtie and baby-blue seersucker suit. He’s what used to be called a “natty dresser.” That’s on th...
by Kate Rounds
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9 Bar Café 18 Erie St. (201) 432-2000 cafeninebar.com The Beatles have nothing on Stefania Cocozza when it comes to long winding roads. She landed in Jersey City by way of Rome, Seattle, southern C...
Kicking At
Former Rockettes reinvent themselves as fitness divas
by Tara Ryazansky
Oct 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 209 209 recommendations | email to a friend
J acey Lambros and Danielle “Dani” DeAngelo climb the stairs at their Newark Avenue boutique fitness studio, Jane Do.  “Fitness is one of the only businesses that really thrives on a floor that’s h...
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L ike many of you, no doubt, I watched Cast Iron Lofts go up. I’d be riding the light rail, and soon there it was rising impressively on the Jersey City-Hoboken line. It seemed to suit its name. It...
Dr. Lyles’ World and Welcome to It
Schools superintendent has seen it all
by Al Sullivan
Oct 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
T he office of Dr. Marcia Lyles is not for show; it’s for work. Which is why this “Hanging Out With” feature doesn’t take place in the customary café or watering hole. Lyles is pretty busy. The ope...