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…

WORD on the Street

By Briana Benitez, Class of 2017 WORD on the street is there’s a popular bookstore that sits on Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City. The name of this particular place happens to be WORD, which makes it a literal WORD on the street. The bookstore in independently owned with two locations: one in Greenpoint, Brooklyn…

Very, VERY, Vintage

By Malieva Hedberg, Class of 2017 If you are looking for a one-stop shop vintage outfit, VERY Lifestyle Shop is your destination. Located in downtown Jersey City just off of Grove Street, it is a small but lively store, with everything from home goods, collective music records to real leather cowboy boots from the 70’s. …

Spotlight on Greenville

By Diamond Reid and Jenna Carbin Greenville is located in the southernmost section of the city.  The neighborhood starts south of the West Side area stretching to the border of  Bayonne.  Greenville has gone through many changes over the last 40 years and the change doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.  Dating back to…

Staying Healthy in Jersey City

By Bridget Whitfield and Blaire Conner Walking down Grove street in Jersey City, there’s a small artisanal coffee shop on every corner, with  plenty of organic food markets, juice bars, yoga studios, and vegetarian restaurants. But walk a few blocks over, the healthy offerings  changes dramatically.  With chicken shacks, hole-in-the wall Chinese spots, and $1…

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…

The West Side Story

By Krystal Nurse and Yasleen Trinidad The Bayfront Project is a massive redevelopment plan SPANNING from Route 440 to West Side Avenue in Jersey City. The plan includes 8,100 residential units, 1 million square feet of office space, and 23 acres of open land. The project is set to be completed by 2043. With construction…

Interpretation through Fashion

Michael DeMoya: So tell me who you are? Thomas Quinones: I’m the cookie monster. What kind of f***ing question is that? Mike: D**n it. I mean who are you? Act like I’m nobody you know. This doesn’t work if I have to feed you answers. Tommy: Aight aight. Let me get in my GQ state of…

Campus Kitchen

  By Armond Marke, ’16 and Samantha Storms, ’17 Campus Kitchen at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City has a purpose to repurpose. One in 7 Americans are considered to be food insecure, not knowing where there next meal will come from and Erich Sekel, the associate director of Campus Ministry for community service, supervises a student-led…