As we move into fall, one of the most important “B” words is brew, as in beer. Think Oktoberfest. In this issue we raise a mug to Departed Soles Brewery, a new downtown establishment with some pretty distinct labels, including—get this—gluten-free beer. Who knew!
Burlesque is a “B” word that seems to have fallen into the black hole of nostalgia. But, thanks to Lillian Bustle, burlesque is back onstage, with a new twist: fat-friendly and body-positive. Tara and Max spent an evening with Lillian at Miss Wong’s Lounge.
The long-awaited Berry Lane Park had its grand opening this spring. Al Sullivan shot some great pictures and fills us in on this massive facility with cutting-edge baseball fields. With coal silos across the way, it’s in a neighborhood that could use a bit of a boost.
How about a brother act? The Testa sibs have made it to the national stage as pizza-tossing champs. Let’s hear it for the dough boys!
Another homegrown luminary is trial attorney Brian Neary. In this issue, we profile how a JC boy made it to the big time, never giving up his other great love—basketball.
Finally, check out Grand Master Sup’s cardio-fitness boot camp.
I’d really be pushing the envelope to come up with any more “B” words, so I’ll quit while I’m ahead.
Al Sullivan hung out with Marcia Lyles, superintendent of the Jersey City School District. He discovered at least one thing that you probably didn’t know about Dr. Lyles. And, while you’re at it, enjoy our look at Spirit of Life Jazz.
I always like to mention when JC makes the mainstream press. That happened in June when School 20 was named for the renowned poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. And, less laudatory, when the intersection of York Street and Jersey Avenue was called out by NBC 4 New York for being one of the most dangerous in town. Turns out that in late June a former news photographer decided to document what he suspected: Motorists were not stopping at stop signs! His video ran with the alarming headline: 100 Jersey City Drivers Blow Through Stop Sign in 90 Minutes.
A much-needed reminder to drive safely when you’re cruising around our great town!