Beauty and its Beast: Jersey City Artists and Gentrification

By Ennica Jacob, Class of 2017 Emerging from the Grove Street Path Station, you’re hit by a wave, in the figurative sense. A portrait of a controlled ocean wave hovers above Dunkin’ Donuts. Depending on what path you choose, you’ll be greeted by an aesthetically pleasing mural or “Protect Yo Heart” tags spray-painted on the…

Making Jersey City Beautiful (and Green) Again

Gabriella Robles and Amanda Jones Jersey City has the second largest population  in New Jersey, falling just short of Newark. With over 250,000 residents in the city, various groups have stepped up to make their home a more beautiful and efficient place to live. Whether it’s the city’s captivating street art, safer areas for kids…

Murals

By Mark Kenny and Armond Marke Brick by brick artists in Jersey City are changing the downtown’s landscape. Jersey City’s urban identity is being revitalized by many artistic platforms. Street art, some considered illegal and unappealing like graffiti tags, have long been tied to urban communities, except the artists that are thriving in the Jersey…