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  • Where to get a Christmas tree in and around Jersey City

    Where to get a Christmas tree in and around Jersey City

    One of the most notable parts of the holidays is getting a Christmas tree and decorating it with ornaments. If you’re still looking for a Christmas tree, here are 7 spots in/near Jersey City to...

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  • 10 vegan bars in Manhattan + Brooklyn

    10 vegan bars in Manhattan + Brooklyn

    I visited a friend in the UES recently and, while trying to decide whether or not I wanted to go out for drinks, it occurred to me that I didn’t even know where to go for veg-friendly food and...

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  • 6 festive spots in Jersey City + Hoboken to get you in the holiday spirit

    6 festive spots in Jersey City + Hoboken to get you in the holiday spirit

    Who doesn’t love a well-decorated holiday display? If you’re grabbing dinner and drinks in Jersey City and Hoboken anytime this month, here are some festive spots to check out! Cellar335 – Sleighs...

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  • JC Resident Tyler Competes on Project Runway Season 18

    JC Resident Tyler Competes on Project Runway Season 18

    Tyler is a good friend and an incredible fashion designer who I had the pleasure of meeting a little over a year ago through his partner Jacob Hudnut, the Chief Prosecutor in Jersey City. As soon...

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  • Top things to do this weekend in Jersey City + New York City

    Top things to do this weekend in Jersey City + New York City

    With the holidays rolling around, enjoy some themed activities as well as some art-filled events! Jersey City Thursday Chat & Chew Women’s Holiday Social December 5 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Andco, 201...

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  • ChicpEATS: Zeppelin Hall Turns 10

    ChicpEATS: Zeppelin Hall Turns 10

    Last week, we attended Zeppelin Hall’s 10-year anniversary. Funny story: Zeppelin Hall had opened right after I moved to Jersey City, so it’s fun to indirectly be a part of its growth. I’m there...

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  • The House of Faith Mural Project on West Side Ave.

    The House of Faith Mural Project on West Side Ave.

    A few months ago, Treehouse Coffee Shop on West Side Ave reached out to me on Instagram and asked me if I could help them get a mural done on the building next door on a large empty wall that is...

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  • 8 Organizations to Support on Giving Tuesday

    8 Organizations to Support on Giving Tuesday

    It’s Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back to the community and organizations that work to the community’s benefit. With a long list of non-profit organizations and businesses who can use...

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  • Talking about Cannabis with 1906

    Talking about Cannabis with 1906

    On December 8th from 11AM to 1PM, leaders in public health and cannabis will be speaking at Antique Loft in Hoboken for an open, informative and engaging discussion! Earlier this year, we had two...

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  • Los Dos in Downtown Jersey City becoming LGBTQ+ Piano Bar ‘Pianist Envy’

    Los Dos in Downtown Jersey City becoming LGBTQ+ Piano Bar ‘Pianist Envy’

    The Elene Food Group, owners of Buddy Who’s and Los Dos, are proud to announce their partnership with Michael Billy to work on the development of the soon-to-be LGBTQ+ Piano Bar, Pianist Envy....

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  • New JC Venue- Hudson House

    New JC Venue- Hudson House

    Landmark Hospitality’s newest venue recently opened their doors in the Porte Liberte neighborhood in Jersey City. It feels like this venue sprouted overnight and is a much needed new edition to...

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  • 15 Small Businesses to Check Out on Small Business Saturday

    15 Small Businesses to Check Out on Small Business Saturday

    Small Business Saturday is all about highlighting local spots so you can shop from the brick-and-mortars right in your community! With such a long list of small businesses in Jersey City and...

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  • Babes of Jersey City – November

    Babes of Jersey City – November

    Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for alot of things this year, but especially thankful for all the Jersey City Babes! Meet 7 local hotties. Steven Marinos – @StevieCMarinos Steven Marinos is a...

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  • Top 14 things to do this weekend in Jersey City & NYC

    Top 14 things to do this weekend in Jersey City & NYC

    If you’re looking to do something fun after the full day of Thanksgiving activities, look no further! We’ve got you covered. Jersey City Friday Black Friday Record Store Day November 29 @ 12:00 PM...

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  • FitPea: Holiday Survival Guide

    FitPea: Holiday Survival Guide

    The holiday season is here, which also means eating/drinking and packing on those winter LBs. Which is definitely fun, but then when spring hits, you’ll regret it. The key is MAINTENANCE; maintain...

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  • Content Creators Academy Blogs

    Content Creators Academy Blogs

    Last semester our Content Creators Academy students were assigned to interview people who inspire them for the blog! For more info on CCAJC visit CCAJC.org  Social Studies and Social Problems:...

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  • Sushi by Bou to Launch Sushi Omakase Speakeasy at Ani Ramen

    Sushi by Bou to Launch Sushi Omakase Speakeasy at Ani Ramen

    Keeping this news a secret was the hardest thing to do. There is no question that Ani Ramen JC is one of my favorite local hang out spots, but now it’s on another level. Sushi by Bou, the popular...

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  • The 16th Annual Snowflake Awards at Liberty House Restaurant

    The 16th Annual Snowflake Awards at Liberty House Restaurant

    Join Liberty House Restaurant and Landmark Hospitality for their 16th annual Snowflake Awards to benefit Jersey City schools! On November 26, Liberty House Restaurant will be hosting a...

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  • Dylan Egon “The Great American Dream Machine” Recap

    Dylan Egon “The Great American Dream Machine” Recap

    Dylan Egon was one of the first artists I interviewed on the blog. Now looking back, I was most definitely not worthy back then to be in the presence of such greatness. I am still surprised to...

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  • Paul McCartney Surprise Performance at Hudson House in Jersey City

    Paul McCartney Surprise Performance at Hudson House in Jersey City

    This past weekend, Hudson House in Jersey City hosted a holiday party for New England Motor Freight by Nancy Shevell and Sir Paul McCartney. That’s right – Paul McCartney, right here in Jersey...

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