Play City is Turning One!

https3a2f2fcdn-evbuc-com2fimages2f406711622f2399261252192f12foriginalWednesday, March 28, 2018 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Play City is turning one, everyone is invited to attend our birthday party! An indoor playground for kids mainly in the single digits, 1-9 but there is play space for children under 1 and our equipment is fun for children through the age of 11. It will be held on Wednesday, 2/28 – which is the actual day that they opened last year. If you have never been or if you enjoyed your visit last time, come back and wish Play CIty a Happy Birthday! Please RSVP

Play City

4918 Park Avenue, Weehawken


9 Fort Lee Restaurants Perfect for Valentine’s Day

ft-lee-valentinesdayFrom casual cafes to fine dining, Fort Lee’s international culinary scene is sure to delight on any date.

It’s February and romance is in Fort Lee. If you haven’t already made plans for Valentine’s Day, you’re behind. Don’t worry though, we’re here to help. We’ve listed some great local eateries—from casual to formal—that are perfect spots to spend time with your sweetheart. Whether you’re looking to celebrate casually or really spoil your significant other, these restaurants are sure to leave a lasting Valentine’s Day impression on you and your special someone.

Parisienne Bakery and Cafe 250 Main St, (201) 592-8878

Stop by this French-inspired Japanese bakery and treat your date to freshly baked artisanal breads, pastries, desserts and more. Sweet-toothed sweethearts will be delighted to try flaky cream puff pastries, green tea cakes and chocolate mochi donut rings—all of which pair well with a hot coffee or espresso. For the savory minded, the bakery and cafe also serves finger foods like gyoza dumplings, pork buns and a selection of sandwiches. The bakery is perfect for a quick and casual daytime date on Main Street.

Continue reading 

Worm Moon Hike

cliffhangersmilesbigthumbOn Thursday evening, March 1, Christina Fehre will lead a night hike through the trails at the State Line Lookout area. Hikers should plan to meet at the Lookout, accessible from the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway at Exit 3 (U-Turn available for southbound travelers — click here for detailed directions), at 7 PM. Hikers should bring flashlights with them. The route will traverse about 3 miles in about 1.5 hours, over moderate hiking trails.

The March full moon is known as the “Worm Moon,” an Algonquin Indian name given it because, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, “At the time of this Moon, the ground begins to soften enough for earthworm casts to reappear, inviting the return of robins and migrating birds. … Roots start to push their way up through the soil, and the Earth experiences a re-birth as it awakens from its winter slumber…”

For more information about this hike, please call 201-615-9226.


One Park Exterior East.2MBSophisticated homebuyers have yet another reason to “Come Fall In Love” with the luxury homes at One Park in Cliffside Park this February.

Developer DMG Investments has introduced a limited-time incentive which provides special pricing on select one, two, three, and four bedroom condominium at the upscale 14-story Bergen County building.  In honor of Valentine’s Day and available throughout the month, the sweetheart of a deal is a rare opportunity when purchasing at one of the New Jersey Gold Coast’s hottest new residential addresses.  Homes offered in the incentive range from 752 square feet to a sprawling 1,632 square feet.  Each residence includes a private outdoor balcony.

“One Park has been admired by homebuyers from both sides of the Hudson River for a high level of elegance that extends from its lavish homes and notable glass curtain exterior to its world-class amenities and incredible New York City views,” says Stella Liu, Marketing Director for DMG Investments.  “We’re now providing a chance to turn that affection into reality with month-long special pricing that’s sure to capture the attention of interested prospects.”

For additional information on the special incentive and applicable homes, please contact the Sales Gallery at 201-633-7600. Continue reading


The right gift for your beloved is a choice that should come from the heart—but that doesn’t mean a little research can’t help. The following picks are the result of more than 100 hours of research performed by some two dozen testers tasked with finding the best items to help you plan your next romantic occasion (even if you secretly hoard all of the chocolate for yourself).




The Black Box offers just the right balance of understated and seductive, and the chocolates inside are sure to excite the most jaded palate.


Hartz Mountain Industries and Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli Officially Open The Harper at Harmon Meadow Rental Community

Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting Launches New 469-Unit Community Amidst Shopping, Dining, Entertainment and Public Transportation

SECAUCUS, NJ, – Secaucus, NJ’s Harmon Meadow took another step towards cementing its status as Hudson County’s premier live, work, play destination with the launch of The Harper at Harmon Meadow, a new luxury rental community rising within this well-known shopping, dining and entertainment complex.

Principals from Hartz Mountain Industries recently welcomed Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli and fellow municipal officials to celebrate the grand opening of the upscale 469-home community.  The Harper features oversized studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as a full suite of resort-inspired indoor and outdoor amenities.

Leasing for The Harper has commenced from an on-site leasing center with fully-furnished model apartments and completed amenities.  Homes are currently priced from $1,780 a month and are available for immediate occupancy.

Designed to provide residents with a vibrant, commuter-friendly lifestyle, The Harper is comprised of three mid-rise residential buildings ideally situated just off Route 3 and less than three miles from the Lincoln Tunnel.  Continue reading

Pool, rink, new parks coming to waterfront

f96_01weeexpansion21_1The Township of Weehawken approved last month a 3.5-acre expansion of its waterfront recreational area, which by summer 2019 is set to include new pools.

According to officials, the entire project will be completed by the end of 2019. It will include a six-lane lap pool, a recreational pool, infant pool, splash park, and an 11,200-square-foot ice-skating rink/multi-purpose pavilion.

It will be situated next to a pre-existing 10-acre waterfront park, and will be connected to a two-acre land plot to be used for passive and active recreation, such as music concerts and infant parks.

The township hopes to open the pools by summer 2019, and the entire expansion by the end of the year. The six-lane and recreational pools will be handicap accessible.

The lane pool will include bleachers on one end for viewing, and the recreational pool will include a slide and whirlpool area. FULL STORY AT HUDSONREPORTER.COM

Newly Reduced Taxes Make the Award-Winning Avora More Appealing than Ever


A balcony at Avora at Port Imperial on the Weehawken waterfront (rendering).

via JerseyDigs – Did you hear about the historic tax reduction happening in Weehawken right now? The markdown from 2.23% to 1.49% has made this one of the Gold Coast’s most homeowner-friendly zip codes and has turned Avora into perhaps the hottest address this side of the Hudson.

From its poetic perch on the Weehawken waterfront, Avora combines jaw-dropping good looks, luxury amenities straight out of a five-star resort, and contemporary condominium homes that seamlessly blend drama, comfort, and style. The 11-story building is conveniently located within the $2 billion Port Imperial master-planned community, with light rail and ferry right on site providing quick commutes to neighboring Hoboken and Jersey City, as well as Midtown and Downtown Manhattan, including Hudson Yards. FULL STORY


One Park Exterior East.2MBWhen Camilo Giraldo and Jackeline Rodriguez decided to purchase a new condominium home after renting in Jersey City for four years, the couple put together a definitive wish list of their requirements.   Little did they know at the time that living by the water, commuter convenience to Manhattan, upscale amenities and quality finishes would lead them past more well-known Gold Coast locations to Cliffside Park and its new signature condominium building, One Park.

“We knew we wanted to remain in New Jersey by the Hudson River, and focused our search on Jersey City, Hoboken and Edgewater,” said Camilo, who works for a large global bank located close to Grand Central Station, while his wife works in downtown Manhattan.  “We spent two years looking at what was available, but nothing fulfilled all of our needs.  It was very frustrating.”

From a lack of amenities to overpriced homes to unimaginative design, home after home, new development after new development fell short.

“As we became dissatisfied with Jersey City and Hoboken, we moved further north into Edgewater, but found the homes either priced too high for what you were getting or too close to River Road and all of the traffic and noise issues that come with it.  We just didn’t like the vibe.”

That’s when they discovered One Park, a new 14-story upscale condominium building rising on top of The Palisades in Cliffside Park overlooking the Hudson River waterfront with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Continue reading

The Community Chest to Celebrate 85th Anniversary With Art Exhibition


Window Shadow

The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization helping people in need in eastern Bergen County, celebrates its 85th anniversary with a series of featured events and activities in 2018.  Celebrate with The Chest its first event Still Lifes, an art exhibition sponsored in partnership with the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) and Apostrophe NYC, from February 8 to February 28.  A portion of the proceeds of the work exhibited is contributed to The Chest.

An opening reception launches the exhibition on Thursday, February 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in The Gallery at the bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey.  Meet the artists — Charlie Hudson, Caslon Bevington, Lindsea Bevington, Julia Powers, and Jay Gittens — and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.  The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Jersey Based Artist Charlie Hudson

Artist Charlie Hudson, an Australian-American painter living and working in Jersey City and New York City, displays his work in this exhibition.  He is a member of Apostrophe NYC Gallery’s Base 12 collective.  Currently, Hudson is part of a yearlong Mana BSMT residency at Mana Contemporary.  His work has been exhibited in several locations, including Brooklyn Wayferer’s Gallery, Juxtapose Clubhouse during Miami Art Week, and Skinny Pancake in Burlington, Vermont.

Art for the People

The art exhibition introduces the first project of The Chest’s initiative, Art for the People, a new collaborative effort to bring art to the community to observe the organization’s milestone anniversary.  An educational program, taught by the exhibit’s artists, offers four one-hour group classes for area community middle and high school students.  A second class provides two one-hour group classes for senior citizens.

“Through art, The Community Chest brings together the community to celebrate our 85th anniversary and raise funds to help people in eastern Bergen County.  For over eight decades,

the organization has identified and addressed emerging needs, led initiatives, and supported nonprofits to make local communities stronger and benefit people in the area.  The Chest is proud to follow and continue the founders’ work to help neighbors in need in difficult times,” said Richard Kennedy, President, The Community Chest’s Board of Managers.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Since its founding, The Chest has raised $2 million, the equivalent of $62 million, when adjusted for inflation, and served 89 nonprofit organizations.  The Chest supports area nonprofits addressing a range of issues, including health and mental health, hunger, arts programming, the environment, and volunteerism for approximately 50,000 people annually.  Twenty-three agencies providing social, cultural, recreational, and educational services to local residents in need of all ages received grant awards in 2017.

For information about the 85th anniversary celebration, events, programs, grants, or other details, call 201-568-7474 or contact


About The Community Chest

Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for 85 years.  The Chest leads initiatives and supports nonprofits that make our communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County.  Each year, The Chest raises funds and allocates them to agencies demonstrating the capacity to provide services to local citizens.  The organization also provides coordinating and planning services in its communities, serving as a bridge between agencies and organizations and investing in the stability and quality of the service network.

For further information about The Chest, visit or contact (201) 568-7474.  Stay updated about the organization’s activities on Facebook and Twitter.