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Small Business Saturday Around Madox

November 26, 2018

With so many businesses opening in Jersey City, shopping locally is very important for the community.  Join other Jersey City residents for a day of shopping on Saturday, November 24th for Small Business Saturday!  We’ve listed some of our favorite locally-owned boutiques in Jersey City which are close to your Madox apartment.  Most of these shops will also have great deals and refreshments.  Don’t forget to use #shoplocaljc on your social media posts!

Kanibal & Co – There’s a reason why this shop is a favorite in Jersey City.  It has everything from candles to clothing to eccentric home décor and more. This is the perfect spot to buy a loved one a unique holiday gift. A portion of their sales on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday will also go to The Sharing Place which is Jersey City’s largest food bank.

Gaia’s Cavern – If you’re looking for some great products to help you relax this holiday season, check out this shop.  They sell delicious loose teas, calming fragrances for your home, skin care products, CBD products and more.  After you do some shopping, you can get one of their foot baths!

Another Man’s Treasure – AMT carries a wide array of items for both men and women and has actually been included in both USA today, and Elle.com’s best places to shop vintage in America.  They recently added a “vintage showroom” which has a range of high-end designer, couture, and bespoke pieces featuring brands such as Schiaparelli, Alaia, and Yves St. Laurent.


Kanibal & Co.

197 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(551) 200-9386


Gaia’s Cavern

140 Wayne St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-0752


Another Man’s Treasure

195 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 860-9990

Best Hot Chocolate in Jersey City

As winter gets closer, people start to switch over from iced drinks to hot beverages.  Most people who enjoy chocolate can’t turn down a delicious, rich hot chocolate.  Lucky for Madox residents, there are some great local spots to enjoy this treat!

Vogue Café – This French café offers baked goods, sandwiches, soups, coffees and hot chocolate. The hot chocolates are made to order and pair perfectly with a fresh baked croissant. Vogue café is also under a five-minute walk from your Madox apartment.

Rooftop XP – If you’re in the mood for great views of Manhattan and a hot chocolate, head over to the Rooftop at Exchange Place at Hyatt House Jersey City! They’ve collaborated with Milk Sugar Love, and it’s arguably the best hot chocolate in Jersey City. You can even get this one spiked with your favorite liquor to keep you extra warm!


Liberty House Restaurant – Enjoy a hot chocolate (you can also get this one spiked) by a fire pit at Liberty House. This restaurant is just a ten-minute walk from The Madox and has breath-taking views of Manhattan.  They’re open for lunch and dinner and also serve brunch on Sundays from 11AM-3PM with live jazz.


If you prefer to make your own boozy hot chocolate in your apartment, here’s a tasty recipe.



Vogue Café

177 York St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 763-6972


Rooftop XP

1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(551) 256-7850


Liberty House Restaurant

76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 395-0300

Cooking Classes at Hudson County Community College

November 21, 2018

Join Hudson County Community College for a unique, hands-on culinary experience at their award-winning Culinary Arts Institute, ranked #8 in the country. Whether you’re a pro in the kitchen looking for new recipes or have never prepared a meal in your life, their cooking and baking classes will help raise your culinary game.

Classes sell out quickly, so if you see a class that interests you we recommend buying them ASAP. The next two weekend workshops are perfect for anyone interested in learning about cake decorating or low carb meal planning…or both! The cake decorating class is on Sunday, December 2nd and attendees will learn how to create striking, edible works of art and discover the uses of different piping tips to create roses, baskets, and leaves using buttercream icing. The low carb meal planning is on Saturday, January 5th, making it the perfect workshop for anyone whose New Year resolution is to eat healthier and become more educated in the low-carb lifestyle. You’ll learn recipes for delicious meals you can make in your Madox apartment and learn how to prepare portions for easy meals throughout the week.

Some other businesses in Jersey City which offer cooking/baking are Breaking Bread, Bambino Chef and The Lab at Bucket and Bay.


Hudson County Community College

161 NewKirk Street at Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 360-5300


Breaking Bread

100 Christopher Columbus Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(646) 982-8677


Bambino Chef

213 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-9090


Bucket and Bay

150 Bay St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 503-5588


Friendsgiving at the Madox

November 16, 2018

Hosting a Friendsgiving has become a millennial adulthood rite of passage, and frankly, a tradition that should have been started decades ago!  Before your hectic family gathering, invite your closest friends to indulge in delicious food, drinks and enjoy one another’s company.

Don’t let the prospect of hosting get you stressed though! Here are some important tips to make sure you have the best Friendsgiving ever at your Madox apartment.

  • Have enough food for your guests – The size of the turkey you cook should depend on how many guests you are having. If you are having a small gathering of 5 people you’ll want to purchase a 7lb turkey, a gathering of 10 people you’ll need a 14lb turkey and if you’re having up to 20 people you’ll want a 24-28lb turkey.  For directions on how to cook a turkey, you can follow these  Also, ask your guests to come with their favorite side dish or dessert.
  • Make an easy cocktail and look really classy – Impress your guests by having a fall signature cocktail. You can’t go wrong with a hard apple cider.  Mix 8 parts apple cider and 1 part dark rum (you can also use a whiskey such as bourbon) in a punch bowl (or a nice mixing bowl). Add apple slices or cinnamon sticks and cloves if you want to make it extra pretty. Most of your guests will also bring some wine, just be sure to have some plastic glassware or regular glasses ready.
  • Have containers for leftovers – Who doesn’t love leftover food from Thanksgiving? Chances are you’ll have a lot of delicious food that can be sent home with your friends! The next day they can heat it up and enjoy so it doesn’t go to waste.

The Bozzuto Group would like to wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Pie Social Pop-Up at Cool Vines

November 14, 2018

The Pie Social is a new pie business in Jersey City.  Not only are they known for their delicious pies, but a percentage of their sales goes towards helping other female entrepreneurs start complementary businesses.  They’ve teamed up with Cool Vines for a pie pop-up happening Sunday, November 18th from 12PM-4PM.  You can expect their boozy pies such as their Pumpkin Noir, Bourbon-Pecan Pie and their Kentucky Transparent Pie which pairs perfectly with Whiskey.

Although the Pie Social does not have a storefront, you can find them at various places throughout Jersey City. Whether you have a sweet tooth or enjoy more savory pies, they have it all! Some favorite pies on the sweeter side are the coconut cream pie, wild blueberry, key lime, and chocolate pie.  If you enjoy savory, try their tomato garlic pie or their cauliflower cheese pie.  The Van Vorst farmer’s market runs every Saturday from 8AM to 2PM until December 22nd, and the Pie Social has a stand where they sell different pies each week! You can check their Instagram page (@thepiesocial) for updates. They have also collaborated with Who’s Gluten Free and created delicious gluten free pies.

Cool Vines is just an 8-minute walk from your Madox apartment.  They sell everything from fresh cheeses and bread, frozen pastas, ice cream, eggs, pasta sauces, eccentric cards and bags for last minute gifts, and of course a wide variety of wine, liquor and beer. They also host a wine tasting every Friday with about 3-4 different types of wine. There are some great BYOB restaurants nearby if you end up enjoying a bottle!


The Pie Social


Who’s Gluten Free

80 Mallory Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 654-1266


Van Vorst Farmers Market

York St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 433-6553


Cool Vines

276 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 448-8657

Port Imperial Food Truck Festival

October 26, 2018

Hop on the light rail directly outside your Madox apartment and head to the Port Imperial Food Truck Festival on Saturday, October 27th, from 12PM-6PM. This event is family friendly, pet friendly and guests can enjoy live music and over 20 food vendors. Some of your favorite vendors from the Jersey City Food Truck Festival will be there such as Pizza Vita, Angry Archies, Mozzarepas, Taste of Poland and more. If you’re going to check out some new vendors we suggest stopping by the following trucks:

The Brownie Bar – Sweet lovers may want to visit this truck first. The Brownie Bar is a mobile dessert cart offering homemade, gourmet brownies in a variety of unique and rich flavors.  The brownies are baked with the highest quality ingredients such as 100% cacao chocolate, Dutched cocoa powder, European-style butter, cane sugar, and fresh fruit for the flavor variations. Nothing is artificial! They even have adult brownies which are baked with liqueurs and spirits.

Venti Sandwiches – Do you love Italian sandwiches? If so, put the Venti Food Truck on your to-do list.  You can also find them at Exchange Place on the waterfront in Jersey City serving sandwiches for lunch.  Venti offers a variety of sandwiches usually with fresh mozzarella and served on a perfectly baked seeded roll.  Some of their favorites are the chicken cutlet with roasted peppers and mozzarella, chicken parm, and their Italian combo.  Follow them on Instagram (@ventifoodtruck) for mouthwatering pictures and to see their schedule.


Port Imperial Food Truck Festival

4800 Ave., Weehawken, NJ, 07086


The Brownie Bar

Ridgefield Park, NJ, 07660




Celebrating National Champagne Day in Jersey City

October 22, 2018

On Tuesday, October 23rd, celebrate National Champagne Day by sipping on some delicious bubbly close to your Madox apartment.  If you prefer to enjoy a glass or two at home, there are a few wine places that have delicious and reasonably priced bottles.

Satis Wine Bar – In addition to a full bar and signature cocktail list that changes with the seasons, Satis offers over thirty bottled beers, and over forty-five wines by the glass, bottle and half bottle. The bar at Satis is dimly lit and cozy with a long and beautiful white Carrera marble top that makes guests feel like they are sipping wine and eating tapas in Paris, Barcelona or Rome. They also have meats and cheeses which pair perfectly with your champagne.

Light Horse Tavern – This restaurant is a favorite in Paulus Hook and is just a few minutes from your apartment. If you love fresh seafood, Light Horse Tavern receives fresh products daily such as oysters from Fishers Island that are pulled out of the water delivered to them on the same day. They pride themselves on producing the best food for their guests.


Liberty Wine and Deli – If you’re looking to grab a bottle of champagne for the evening, Liberty Wine and Deli is the place! They have a great selection of wine and in the back,  you’ll find a refrigerated section with cheeses and meats.


Satis Wine Bar

212 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-5151


Light Horse Tavern

199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 946-2028


Libery Wine and Deli

200 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302


Terminal of Terror: The Freak Show

October 20, 2018

Be prepared for some Halloween horror at Terminal of Terror 3: Freak Show in Jersey City on Saturday October 27th! The Terminal of Terror is a Halloween extravaganza hosted every year by ChicpeaJC, Hayoner, and Premiere Vibes Entertainment at the Historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal. At this annual event, the Central Railroad of New Jersey is converted into a scary, fright-filled terminal for the day.


This year, Freak Show is the theme of the event so if you are feeling in the spirit you can add to the décor with a themed costume! If you’re bringing the kids make sure to check out the family-friendly Spooky Terminal that’s in collaboration with JC Families from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. There will plenty of fun for all with face painting, a magic show, a bouncy house, food vendors, cookie decoration, cotton candy, a costume contest, and a Biergarten for the grownups! If you’re in the mood for a night out for some adult fun, then head to the 21+ Terminal of Terror from 9:00PM to 2:00AM. Don’t worry there will still be food trucks but with live music from DJs all night, another costume contest for the adults, cocktails, and more.


The event will take place at the Central Railroad of New Jersey terminal in Liberty State Park, which is located at 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City. It’s convenient to get to by car (with parking) and car service, however, the Liberty State Park Light Rail Station is located at the end of the park, but it’s a bit of a trek to the terminal (25 minutes).


If you want to miss the lines and save a little money, then we suggest getting tickets ahead of time, as the price of tickets will increase at the door. For the Spooky Terminal, tickets for children are $15/$5 for adults. For Terminal of Terror, tickets are $40 for the Speed Pass to skip the lines and $30 for general admission.


Spooky Terminal/Terminal of Terror

Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal

1 Audrey Zapp Drive

Jersey City, New Jersey 07305


An Organic Spa opens in Jersey City

October 17, 2018

Madox residents will be happy to hear that Gaia’s Cavern is officially open and it’s just a 10 minute walk from your apartment.  This therapeutic spa and organic boutique is serving up all natural products such as teas, soaps, facials, foot baths, crystals and more.  The shop is owned by the same owners as the local Jersey City salon, LaKoet which is also eco-friendly.


Gaia’s offers facials using Eminence organic skin care, which is a high-quality organic line that has great reviews.  One of the services we recommend is The Ultimate Skin Smoothie.  It’s a 60-minute facial which uses fresh fruit such as strawberries, rhubarb, lemon, lime, cherries and mangosteen which is a super fruit high in antioxidants.


The treatment room is very zen and relaxing.  This is the perfect way to treat yourself after a week of work.  Enjoy the wonderful scents in the room while you sit back and put your worries aside. If you’re on your feet a lot during the week, consider getting a hot foot bath as well.  Do you know what pairs perfectly with spa treatments? Tea! Gaia’s has 65 unique tea flavors to choose from and they are all made in New Jersey.  If that isn’t enough, you can purchase some CBD gummies which have been a huge hit.


Gaia’s also sells homemade soaps and if you’re looking to cleanse your apartment you can check out their crystals and sage.


Gaia’s Cavern

140 Wayne St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-0752



28th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour

October 3, 2018

If you’re someone who enjoys experiencing art and culture in Jersey City, then head to the 28th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio tour on October 4th-7th throughout the city (self-guided walking map found on their site).  There will be over 21-square miles of art exhibits, performances, installations, curated tours, and special events.  On the map, you’ll find a few places that are showcasing artwork right outside your Madox apartment.

All weekend, hundreds of art spaces will open their doors for JCAST, the city-wide event that celebrates art and culture in Jersey City.  It features artwork and performances of nearly 1,000 local and regional artists and residents are invited to enjoy and purchase art all weekend.

This year’s highlight for JCAST is the recently acquired Pathside Building at 84 Sip Avenue, adjacent to the Journal Square PATH station.  This is the future arts and culture center for the city of Jersey City which the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency provided to JCAST as a temporary headquarters for the arts festival weekend. The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA) was created in 1949 as an autonomous Agency to serve as the City’s primary vehicle to create opportunities and to attract residential, commercial and industrial real estate projects. The Pathside building has been converted into a beautiful gallery and performance space and will also serve as an information center for the curated tours.

There is something for everyone at JCAST and we are looking forward to more events in the future!


Pathside Building

84 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Celebrating National Coffee Day in Jersey City

September 29, 2018

Jersey City is home to many coffee shops, some which are right outside your Madox apartment! Celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29th by purchasing and indulging in your favorite cup of Joe.  According to an expert cupper (a professional coffee taster), there are four components of a perfect cup: aroma, body, acidity, and flavor. From the moment the average coffee lover opens a fresh bag of coffee beans, the aroma beckons, percolating the senses. Even those who don’t drink coffee tend to enjoy the fragrance of roasted beans.  Here are some of our favorite coffee shops around the Madox:


Sam a.m – They are a favorite in Jersey City because of their tasty brunch, fresh squeezed juices and their delicious coffee.  Celebrate National Coffee day this weekend by trying one of their vanilla lattes!


Caffe Bene – Before you hop on the PATH or the NY Waterway ferry, stop at Caffee Bene.  This shop has a cozy ambiance, serves sandwiches, pastries, gelato and their favorite item off the menu are the Belgium waffles with strawberries, chocolate and whipped cream. Pair your lunch or dessert with a flavorful cappuccino, frappuccino, latte or coffee.


Vogue Café – This French café has the best croissants in the neighborhood (in our opinion)! They are baked daily and they pair perfectly with a cappuccino or latte.




Enjoy a cup or two of your favorite coffee. Here is a Coffee Brewing Guide to help create your own in your Madox apartment.  Use #NationalCoffeeDay to post on social media.


Sam a.m

112 Morris St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 432-2233


Caffe Bene

77 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302



Vogue Café

177 York St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 763-6972


Oktoberfest in Jersey City

September 26, 2018

Just a 15 minute walk or 10 minute ride via the Light Rail, which is right outside your Madox apartment, is Lutze Biergarten.  This Saturday, September 29th from 12PM-7PM, they are having an Oktoberfest! The weather is supposed to be beautiful and it’s the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of fall.

Oktoberfest is an autumn festival held in Munich, Germany, in late September and early October, which is known for their oversized mugs of beer.  Here in Jersey City, attendees can enjoy live music, authentic German food such as pretzels, bratwurst, schnitzels, a pig roast and much more.  Of course, they’ll be plenty of German beer to help wash down all the delicious food.  This event is family friendly and you can also bring your pup!

Lutze Biergarten is an outdoor waterfront venue which offers spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. Guests can enjoy outdoor games, sit back in one of their many Adirondack chairs, enjoy their fire pits and sample different cuisines from one of their food vendors.

New York City will also have an Oktoberfest September 27th-30th and October 4th-7th from 12PM to 12AM. They’ll have stein holding contests and lots of people will be dressed in traditional Bavarian attire. The event is held on Pier 15 (78 South Street) and is under 25 minutes from your Madox apartment using the Paulus Hook ferry.


Lutze Biergarten

3 2nd St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 915-8508


Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal 
Hudson St at Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 751-8110

Brunch Spots in Jersey City

Now that it’s officially fall, Jersey City residents will be out and about enjoying pumpkin coffee or delicious fall cocktails on the weekends.  Whether you’re looking for outdoor seating or a new restaurant you haven’t tried before, you can’t go wrong with these two.  They both have great cocktails and delicious food!

Light Horse Tavern – This restaurant has been a favorite in Jersey City for many years.  If you have a sweet tooth, Light Horse Tavern is where it’s at! Their banana bread appetizer is a must at brunch and is a perfect appetizer for the table. They also have a strawberries and whip cream app which is simple but delicious!   Their brunch menu includes eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, sandwiches and burgers.  At brunch you can order off their raw bar menu which includes fresh oysters, Maine lobster tail, king crab legs, shrimp cocktail (one of our favorites in Jersey City) and clams.

Harry’s Daughter – People have been raving about Harry’s Daughter since it opened months ago.  It’s a “Caribbean Gastro Pub” and their brunch menu includes French toast with rum flambé bananas, waffles drizzled with Nutella, steak and eggs, a Pat La Frieda brunch burger, jerk chicken sandwich, fried chicken and waffles and plenty more.


Light Horse Tavern

199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 946-2028


Harry’s Daughter

339 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 433-2471



Jersey City Seafood Festival

September 21, 2018

This Saturday, September 22nd from 12PM-7PM, gather all your seafood loving friends and head to the Jersey City waterfront.  Guests will enjoy a variety of food from vendors at the Urby parking lot (200 Greene St) to raise environmental awareness.  Lutze Biergarten, across from the festival, will also be serving their delicious cocktails and seafood.  This establishment is the perfect place to go to on a beautiful fall day.

Lutze Biergarten – The Lutze is Jersey City’s outdoor waterfront venue, offering the community a haven for great food, drinks, music and games. The Lutze invites everyone to enjoy themselves – mingle with neighbors, visit old friends, make new friends – all while sharing the spectacular view of the New York City skyline. They will also have live music!

Some other vendors attending that we recommend checking out are:  Sipp Organics, Gringo’s, Puff’s Palate House, Chavas and Ralph’s Cheesecake for dessert. Also, make sure to also visit the 40′ oyster bar, after all, no seafood festival is complete without an oyster bar.

The event is family-friendly, so feel free to bring the kids! There will be kid-friendly activities such as face painting and a bouncy house. Guests can also enjoy music spun throughout the day by a DJ, oyster shucking, a bike giveaway and prizes.


Lutze Biergarten

3 2nd St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 915-8508



12 Coles St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 389-4110

Hamilton Park Conservancy BBQ Festival

September 7, 2018

With a break in the heat wave comes the promise of fall, cooler weather, and BBQ! Join the Hamilton Park Conservancy BBQ Festival this Saturday, September 8th from noon to 8:00 PM, rain or shine, for some delicious food and drink!

For the past nine years, Hamilton Park Conservancy has been hosting the annual BBQ Fest for the neighborhood. It’s a great way to connect with neighbors and the whole Jersey City community by checking out the local businesses that are partaking in the event. If you’re in the mood for some tasty meats there will be mouth watering BBQ and sides from Jimmy’s BBQ, GP’s Restaurant, Rumba Cubana, Hamilton Pork, and Red, White, & Que.  Enjoy a specialty cocktail provided by Hamilton Inn and beer from NJ Beer Co!

There will be no shortage of entertainment so bring the whole family and friends! Dancing Tony of Rock-it Docket created an amazing lineup of live music for the festival including The Bottomless Mimosas, The Sensational Country Blues Wonders, Swamp Cabbage, The Jersey Rollers, The Dirt Bombers, Secret Country and more. There will also be tons of fun for the kids! They can jump their hearts out on the bouncy castle, participate in competitive corn hole, angry birds sling shot, face-painting, a full petting zoo, and enjoy pony rides all day long.


Hamilton Park

247 10th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 957-7245


Rumba Cubana

235 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 878-4400


GP’s Restaurant

236 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07102

(201) 418-8800


Best Outdoor Bars in Jersey City

August 28, 2018

The end of August is one of our favorite times to grab some drinks outside.  It’s not too hot, not too chilly and lucky for Madox residents there are some great spots for drinking al fresco.

Lutze Biergarden – The Lutze is Jersey City’s outdoor waterfront venue, offering the community a haven for great food, drinks, games, and an even better time. The Lutze invites everyone to enjoy themselves – mingle with neighbors, visit old friends, make new friends – all while sharing the spectacular view of the New York City skyline. They offer specialty cocktails, frozen cocktails, sangria, draft beer, wine and also serve authentic German food.

Hamilton Pork – This BBQ joint recently added a whole outdoor seating area with picnic tables and hanging lights.  They have delicious margaritas (our favorite is the Jalapeno and Cilantro), wine, bourbon & scotch drinks, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.  On Thursdays they have an all-night happy hour where you can get a traditional margarita for five dollars. Pair your drink with their traditional tacos, pulled pork or brisket…yum!

Porta – Porta has a huge rooftop dining area with two full bars.  It overlooks Pedestrian Ave, so you can sip on cocktails and people watch.  Is there anything better? Well, yes there is!  They also have delicious pizzas, pastas and salads…making it the perfect spot to be a regular at this September.


Lutze Biergarden

3 2nd St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 915-8508


Hamilton Pork

247 10th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302




135 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 544-5199

Jersey City Craft Distillery Fest

August 26, 2018

Jersey City Wine Fest is hosting a Craft Distillery Fest at Harborside Atrium which is just a short walk from your Madox apartment.  The festival will feature over 100 styles of spirits. Meet the distillers, master blenders, and other experts who will be in attendance. This is your chance to taste craft-distilled spirits from moonshine to mezcal. High end rum, cognac, whiskey, vodka, gin, tequila and more with majestic views of the city skyline.


Some spirits you can look forward to trying are:


Owls Brew – Owl’s Brew is a tea crafted for cocktails.  It was founded by tea-drinking boozers who were looking for a chaser that was lighter and fresher. They were bored of the go-to vodka cranberry and didn’t like that it was high in sugar and didn’t keep you hydrated. It didn’t take them long to think of a product that offered endless flavors, that was light and fresh – tea! You can order their products online or here is where you can find them.


Black Dirt Distillery – Black Dirt Distilling, LLC was formed in March, 2012. In order to meet the demand of the newly crafted and already renowned Black Dirt Bourbon and Black Dirt Apple Jack, born at the Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, the construction of a 4,000 square foot distillery along with a 60-foot distillation column was completed in Pine Island, NY in 2013. Today, the facility produces upwards of 60 barrels of whiskey or apple jack every week.  Warwick Winery is just an hour away from your Madox apartment and the perfect place to spend a fall day while enjoying Black Dirt bourbon and wine.


There will also be live music at this event!

Owl’s Brew


Black Dirt Distillery

114 Little York Rd, Warwick, NY 10990

(845) 258-6020

Celebrating National Waffle Day in Jersey City

August 23, 2018

If you’re a lover of breakfast foods, you know Jersey City has great spots for pancakes and waffles.  Madox residents can celebrate National Waffle day on August 24th at a few establishments known for this delicious sweet battered treat. In the words of comedian Amy Poehler, “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work, it doesn’t matter. But work is third.”

Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory – This restaurant has every type of waffle you could dream of! Whether you’re looking for something sweet like a Belgium waffle with strawberries or fried chicken and waffles, you’ll find it here!  We love diners because they serve waffles all day! They also have a full bar, so you enjoy some mimosas and bloody mary’s!

The Kitchen Step – They also offer a delicious fried chicken option over a buttery waffle.  Their chicken has a kick from their homemade honey-sriracha glaze but then they top it off with a grass-fed buttermilk gravy.  The Kitchen Step has a full bar with a fantastic brunch cocktail list.   One of our favorite drinks there is the Pina Colada.  It will pair perfectly with your waffle on beautiful Sunday.

Make sure to use #NationalWaffleDay when posting on social media.


Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory

426 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 433-0471


The Kitchen Step

500 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 721-6115

La Festa Italiana in Jersey City

August 15, 2018

This year will be the 115th annual Jersey City La Festa Italiana and it runs until August 19th. This event began in 1902 as a street festival in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption & St. Rocco.  It continues to draw thousands of people from across the country as they make their annual trip back to their home parish. This has become one of the most anticipated yearly events in Historic Downtown Jersey City! If you love celebrating history with food, drinks and your community, you won’t want to miss this event.


At the festival you’ll find live entertainment, tasty alcoholic beverages, games and 50/50 raffles making it the perfect activity for a Friday or Saturday night.  White Star will be serving cocktails all evening and there will also be a booth which will serve peaches and wine, the authentic drink of the festival.


While there will be an array of delicious food such as authentic Polish and Italian food, our favorite vendor this year is:


Monteleone’s Bakery – This traditional bakery is known for their pies and Italian pastries such as eclairs, Napoleons and cannoli’s. Basically, if you have a sweet tooth, head directly to their booth.  People know Monteleone’s as being one of the best old school bakeries in Jersey City and some New Jersey and New York residents have been coming here for over twenty years!


White Star

230 Brunswick Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 653-9234


Monteleone’s Bakery

741 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 798-0576

New Restaurants in Jersey City

August 3, 2018

Two new eateries recently opened in Jersey City and you’ll definitely want to check them out.  One is a burger joint and the other serves classic Cuban dishes.  Both get two thumbs up from us!

Diesel and Duke – If you love burgers, than you’ll be happy to hear that Diesel and Duke just opened in Jersey City! This spot is famous for their eccentric menu and delicious hamburgers. If you love a simple burger, than The Standard will be up your alley (American cheese, lettuce, tomato, aioli and ketchup). More adventurous eaters may want to try the S.P.B.B which is a burger topped with Siracha, peanut butter and bacon.  They didn’t forget about the Vegetarians! Their falafel burger is delicious and served with lettuce, tomato, onion and their famous aioli.

Rumba Cubana – We are so excited that Rumba Cubana is opening it’s fourth location in Jersey City! This will be right across from another Jersey City favorite, GP’s Italian restaurant. Both locations are on Hamilton Park making it the perfect spot for dinner after catching some rays or playing tennis. Both Rumba Cubana and GP’s are laid back but offer outstanding food! That’s one of the many reasons people love Jersey City restaurants.   On Rumba Cubana’s menu you’ll find an array of Cuban dishes such as oxtail, empanadas, marinated chicken and fish dishes and much more. Don’t forget to add some classic Cuban sides to your order such as the tostones, fried sweet potato and black beans with rice.


Diesel and Duke

389 Monmouth Street

Jersey City, NJ 07302


Rumba Cubana

235 Pavonia Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07302



Jersey City Food Truck Fest

July 25, 2018

If you’re someone who loves sampling delicious food from some of the best food trucks in the tri-state area than you’re in luck.  On Saturday, July 27th, Madox residents will be able to indulge in a variety of cuisines such as empanadas, pizza, doughnuts, cupcakes, cheesesteaks, seafood, pad Thai, tacos and areppas and more.

Warung Roadside – This truck aims to recreate the Bangkok streetcart experience with delicious pad thai and thai bbq made in a way that honors Thai traditions. They source many ingredients from Thailand and use local organic produce whenever possible and antibiotic and hormone free meat from local farms.  Warung Roadside prides themselves on being committed to using ecofriendly serving trays, plates, and utensils.

Philly Fry – This company believes in doing one thing and doing it really well: French fries. As a small business, they’re constantly looking for ways to push the boundaries, using fresh ingredients and inventive combinations to change the way that people think about French fries.

Whether it’s a festival, corporate party, or wedding, Philly Fry is your go-to mobile food vendor to deliver a classic Philadelphia French fry with a new and delicious twist.


Mordi’s Schnitzel – Mordi’s Schnitzel Truck was opened in April 2014 out of the love of two things – Israeli street food & Jersey City! They have a simple but important goal: to provide excellent customer service and quality, homemade Israeli street food from the freshest ingredients possible. Some items off the menu which are hits are the schnitzel cutlets, falafel sandwiches and any of their sub sandwiches!


There will also live music and a beer and wine garden for anyone who is 21+


Warung Roadside


Philly Fry

36 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

(609) 675-0085


Mordi’s Schnitzel

320 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(551) 697-4805







Hudson County Restaurant Week

July 23, 2018

Summer Restaurant Week is finally here! Jersey City residents have two weeks to enjoy discounted three course dinners and two course lunches from some of the finest restaurants in Hudson County.  Each restaurant lists their mouth-watering dinner and lunch menu, making it a tough decision on where to choose.  They’ve also added some new participating restaurants close to your Madox apartment.  Here are some places that won’t disappoint:

Edwards Steak House – If you’re a meat lover, Edward’s should be your first choice for Restaurant Week. On their menu, they have their 6 oz petite filet, Hudson Valley grass fed steak frites, baby lamb chops and their steak for two special which includes two appetizers, 38oz bone-in ribeye sliced for two, mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach and two desserts.

Laico’s – This classic Italian restaurant is a hidden gem in Jersey City. Some of their customers have been eating there for over 45 years and have had nothing but excellent experiences.  You can’t look at their Yelp reviews without getting hungry – they have 165 reviews and 4/5 stars.  Some favorites from their three-course dinner menu are the grilled prime pork chop, eggplant rollatini and the stuffed shrimp with crabmeat. For dessert, go with the homemade pound cake.  It’s simple, but delicious!

Amelia’s Bistro – This restaurant serves American food in a cozy and dimly lit ambiance.  They also have tables outside where you can enjoy the summer breeze. With over 443 reviews on Yelp, it’s no surprise that Amelia’s is a favorite in Jersey City.  It also happens to be just a couple minutes away from your Madox apartment.  If you’ve been here before for Restaurant Week, you’ll be happy to hear that they have kept their same three-course dinner ($30.00) and two-course lunch ($17.00) menu.  What we love about Amelia’s is that the food is always consistent and delicious.  Our two favorite dishes off their Restaurant Week menu are the chicken sauvignon and the braised boneless beef short ribs.


Edwards Steak House

239 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302




67 Terhune Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 434-4115


Amelia’s Bistro

187 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 332-2200

Famous Food Market in Jersey City

July 19, 2018

The best part about the summer is spending time outside. This often means trips to the beach or some destination that takes time, transportation, and effort. If you are looking for something easy and local all while being outdoors then you’re in luck. Every weekend until October 28th, Madox residents can enjoy Famous Food Market, the family friendly and FREE entry event that takes place every Saturday and Sunday at Harborside JC.

Famous Food Market is a spin off event from Famous Food Festival. The Famous Food Festival is a traveling organization based in NYC that provides both new and well-known vendors a chance to showcase their talents, creativity, and delicious works of art while bringing together their local community. It’s aim is to provide the tastiest, flavorful foods that America and its vast range of cultures have to offer in your neighborhood. Famous Food Market does just that by allowing you to “taste the world” at their food market every weekend until the end of October. They also have local craft vendors if you’re looking for something for your home or a great gift.

Come out and meet your neighbors and small business owners in Jersey City. Some of the vendors participating are well-known in Jersey City like Taste of Poland, Left Bank Burger and Olala Empanadas and but there are a lot of new and unknown gems to discover. Check out the directory for a complete list of food and craft vendors.


Harborside JC

210 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07311

(201) 716-8000


Taste of Poland

174 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 993-7512


Left Bank Burger

194 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 630-4692


Olala Empanadas

600 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 360-3546





Bastille Day in Jersey City

July 13, 2018

On Saturday, July 14th, come and enjoy all things French with friends and family at Bastille Day in Jersey City held at The French American Academy! This French holiday is a symbol and celebration of liberty, worldwide. So, it is only natural that Jersey City, host of Lady Liberty celebrates Bastille Day! The French American Academy is proud to be launching this event. Here are some things you can look forward to:


Entertainment: Food (French cuisine, Crepes, French specialties, French wine and French beer). Games for kids, live French music from the well-known Jersey City band Manouche Bag, dance performances, and a mime.


Booths: Shop the French-themed market booths lining 3rd Street, indulge yourself in savory crepes, macarons, pains au chocolat, croissants and quiches from Choc O Pain. If you want to enjoy the live French music with an alcoholic beverage, Madame Claude’s and Atlas will have a booth set up where you can purchase Bordeaux or Burgundy wine and cold French beer. At this event, you’ll be able to taste a whole variety of French cuisine. Discover artisanal foods of France right here in Jersey City!


French American Academy

209 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 338-8320


Madame Claude’s Wine

234 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 386-9463



130 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 479-8353




Summer Music in Jersey City

July 9, 2018

We still have two fun-filled months of summer left. While hitting the beach and laying by the pool is fun, don’t forget that Jersey City has a few places where residents can enjoy free music.  Two of our favorite places to enjoy live music this summer are Liberty State Park and J. Owen Grundy Pier.

Every Sunday and Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Liberty State Park hosts Summerfest 2018.  Pack a blanket, gather some friends and enjoy live tunes on the Hudson River with the beautiful Manhattan backdrop. Each week they’ll have different genres of music such as jazz, classic rock, pop, folk, indie and much more.  It’s a wonderful way to end the week or to get some fresh air after a long day at work.

Take a midday music break down on the water at J. Owen Grundy Pier.  Nearly every Thursday this summer, The City of Jersey City, the Office of Cultural Affairs and RiverviewJazz are welcoming a range of jazzy artists for two full hours of groovy tunes.  The pier stretches out onto the Hudson River and has incredible views of the Manhattan skyline.  They have benches available, but feel free to bring your own comfy chair. All events are free, family-friendly and barrier-free. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in the Harborside Atrium, 34 Exchange Place.


Liberty State Park

200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 915-3403


J.Owen Grundy Pier

Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 547-4449



Learn to Sail in Jersey City

June 27, 2018

If you have always wanted to learn how to sail, you’re in luck! The award winning True North Sailing School is just a few minutes walk away from your Madox apartment.  True North Sailing School is the only sailing school in the entire country to win the coveted American Sailing Association “Sailing School of The Year Award” six times in one decade! They have been honored with these awards due to their total commitment to customer satisfaction.

If you are serious about learning to sail you owe it to yourself to come to The True North Sailing School and receive the finest sailing education available. At True North Sailing School, they are dedicated to helping each student reach their individual sailing goals. Whether you are a new sailor looking for a firm foundation of sailing skills through their Basic Sailing Course or an experienced sailor who would like to improve your skills through their Advanced Cruising or Bareboat Charter Preparation or Big Boat Sailing Workshops, True North Sailing School has a program to suit your needs.

Thousands of sailors have chosen The True North Sailing School as their Sail Training Facility. They are so confident in their teaching abilities and the strength of their program that they offer you this guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied, you may retake your course absolutely FREE!

True North Sailing School is located in the Newport Marina, directly across the street from the Pavonia / Newport PATH Train Station.


True North Sailing School

Liberty State Park, 80 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(908) 489-0589


Yoga Fest in Jersey City

June 22, 2018

Join Jivamukti Yoga Center on June 23rd for their 9-hour Yoga Fest that will feature yoga classes along with local vendors at the Grove Street Plaza.

Each year in June International Yoga Day is celebrated in cities and yoga studios around the world as they come together to celebrate union through yoga. In many instances, a public is event is held. This year, Jivamukti Yoga Jersey City has teamed up with the HDSID (Historic Downtown Special Improvement District) to produce the first Yoga Fest Jersey City.  The event will occur in the green pedestrian zone on Newark Avenue. It will begin at 7am and end at approximately 5pm in the afternoon. A gift bag containing samples and offers from the participating yoga studios and merchants will be given to the first 200 registrants.

Yoga Fest Jersey City is designed to celebrate unity through yoga in Jersey City as well as to establish Jersey City as a yoga destination. Jivamukti’s goal is to have everyone come together and work in harmony through yoga. 

There will also be over 20 participating vendors set up at the Grove Street PATH Station.  Some of our favorites are:

Nepal Tea – Nepal Tea brings the finest, organic and high mountain teas from the foothills of Mt. Kanchanjangha, the third highest mountain in the world. This brand takes responsibility for the entire supply chain – from production to packaging and distribution.  Not only do they empower their farmers economically by providing them better revenues, but they also uplift them socially by providing free housing, free education to their children and distributing cows for additional income.

Taproot Organics – This company makes organic body and hair products.  Whether you are looking for soap, beard balm or shampoo, Taproot has it all! Their products are a favorite at Jersey City markets and events.


Jivamukti Yoga Center

841 Broadway 2nd Fl, New York NY 10003

(212) 353-0214


Nepal Tea

303 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(848) 219-8946


Taproot Organics

511 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304


Project EATS Returns to Jersey City

Project: EATS returns to City Hall June 23rd and 24th in Downtown Jersey City for its third year with more than 50 vendors each day. This outdoor foodie festival will have an array of food trucks and tented vendors as well as four beverage bars.

The Jersey City Project, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit, continues its mission of promoting and supporting artisans and locally-owned small businesses.  They have an excellent track record of executing projects which are specifically artisan-driven marketplaces.  Their slogan is “bringing out the best in Jersey City, one project at a time”, and that is exactly what they do!  Each vendor represents a variety of industries, including retail, craft, fine art, jewelry, food, beer, and more.


Some of our favorite vendors this year are:

Pick a Bonbon– These homemade, handmade, Brazilian inspired bonbons have been a huge hit at Jersey City markets.  All of their Amegrideiros are around 100 calories! They have delicious flavors such as s’mores, coconut, peanut butter, French toast, coffee and much more!

Angry Archies – In 2016, Archie’s won Best Food at the Food Truck Mash up at the Meadowlands, which featured hundreds of trucks competing for NJ bragging rights. If you enjoy fresh crab, we suggest ordering the Angry Lobster Roll, Angry Crab Roll or their infamous crab fries.  They also have delicious refreshing lemonade. Jersey City residents can find Angry Archies pop up location at 200 Harborside, which is now opened for lunch from 11:30-2:30.


You can follow The Jersey City Project on Instagram for the latest updates on Project: EATS, what vendors to anticipate at the event, and what’s going on around town this summer.


Pick a Bonbon


Angry Archies

200 Harborside Place, Jersey City, NJ 07302


Where to Watch the World Cup in Jersey City

June 19, 2018

The FIFA World Cup is here so soccer fans can celebrate the four-year wait! If you want to watch the games outside of your Madox apartment, there are many places you can go to in Jersey City. Here are some options for catching the World Cup Games:


Zeppelin Hall- Zeppelin Hall doesn’t only have an amazing selection of beer to enjoy while watching the games, but also boasts an open layout where friends and family can cheer for their favorite team without feeling overcrowded. With free parking and no cover charge this is a great option for your crew. The full schedule is not posted, but they will be screening on and off throughout the next couple of weeks with some food specials so be sure to check their website for updates.


Ed & Mary’s- Ed & Mary’s is opening early in true World Cup spirit for all the games. Enjoy drink specials and delicious food in this homey neighborhood favorite.

Frankie- Frankie posted a full screening schedule of the tournament for your convenience. View the games in a funky and cozy environment that provides viewing on a large projector screen along with ongoing happy hour food and drink specials. Get the down under experience by watching this World Cup at Frankie.


The Hutton- If you wanted to enjoy the games outdoors then The Hutton is your destination. They will have the games playing both indoors and outdoors just don’t plan on any morning game screenings because they will not be opening early. Located in the heights section of Jersey City, enjoy the cozy-chic décor and their amazing selection of bottled and canned beers. Enjoy $7-$9 bar food and any other refreshment that will complete your viewing experience in style.

Hudson Hall- This bar is playing every one of the World Cup games. Yes, even the games at 6am and 8am!  Hudson Hall is a Beer Hall and Smoke House, with a menu focused on the Eastern European (and American) flavors derived from the age-old skills of smoking, pickling and fermenting, applied expertly to meats, fish, cheeses and vegetables.


Zeppelin Hall

88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City, NJ

(201) 721-8888

Ed & Mary’s

174 Coles Street, Jersey City, NJ

(201) 839-5604



264 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-0170


The Hutton

225 Hutton Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 356-9169

Hudson Hall

364 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 659-6565

Celebrating National Cheese Day in Jersey City

June 3, 2018

On June 4, we honor one of the most delicious contributions to our food and hearts. If you’re a cheese lover, then you know this snack makes everything better. With thousands of varieties, you can get adventurous this National Cheese Day by checking out one of our favorite cheese shops in Jersey City.


Excellent as a snack on its own, cheese is also a perfect ingredient in pasta, soups, sandwiches and so much more. There’s nothing better than a crispy, flaky, grilled cheese sandwich (with tomato…in our opinion), nachos with cheese, French onion soup, wine and cheese pairings, cheesecake and of course, pizza! Jersey City has an abundance of places where you can indulge in these meals or you can make them at home in your Madox apartment. Van Hook Cheese and Grocery is the perfect spot to pick up an assortment of cheeses that are sure to impress you and your guests!


Van Hook is a family-owned cheese and specialty store that focuses on high quality and local products.  They offer cheese platters (for pick-up only), local events, expert advice on cheeses and they recently added a grilled cheese menu to the store.  These aren’t your typical grilled cheese sandwiches, they use only the finest cheddar cheese and you can add fig jam, bacon jam, ham or duck.  Their local events are held at Jersey Wine & Spirits and the next event is on June 26th which is a rose and cheese pairing.


You can visit their event page for more upcoming wine tastings. Make sure to join their mailing list as well!


Make sure to use #NationalCheeseDay while posting on social media!


Van Hook Cheese and Grocery

528 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 433-2600


Jersey Wine & Spirits

492 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 763-5888

National Hamburger Day in Jersey City

May 25, 2018

Memorial Day is the perfect time to indulge in classics such as hamburgers and hotdogs.  Did you know that National Hamburger Day is celebrated on Memorial Day? If you’re staying in Jersey City for the long weekend, or just enjoy hamburgers in general, these are some spots you must try!

White Star – This restaurant has over 8 craft burgers on their menu and they serve nothing but the best; Pat LaFrieda! For Generations, the LaFrieda’s have been serving top notch meat. Their hamburgers are all organic, natural, pasture raised, grass fed and include beef, pork, poultry, veal, lamb and buffalo selections.  They work with small farms from all around the country to seek the best meats from the best growers.  White Star is just steps away from your Madox apartment!

Light Horse Tavern – This restaurant and bar is just a few minutes from your Madox apartment and is known for their delicious burgers and wine selection. They recently just celebrated their 15th anniversary and threw Paulus Hook a big BBQ!

White Mana – The White Mana is a historical landmark in Jersey City, as well as the first Manna to open.  When originally introduced in 1939, it was called the “diner of the future” and an “introduction to fast food’. They’re famous for their hamburgers and sell approximately 3,000 a week.  Just a few months ago, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi visited this Jersey City staple and indulged in many delicious burgers!


White Star

179 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 209-1900


Light Horse Tavern

199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 946-2028


White Mana

470 Tonnelle Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 963-1441

Memorial Day Weekend in Jersey City

May 21, 2018

If you’re staying in Jersey City this weekend, there’s a lot of fun activities to look forward to. Whether you want to spend your day off exercising, brunching or giving praise to those who fought and are fighting for our country (or all three), Jersey City is the place to be!

The Jersey City Health and Wellness Expo – This expo is for those who are ready to take a stand for their health, life, and upgrade their well-being to the next level.  At 10am on May 26th, you can head to the Newport Center Mall for a morning of wellness.  They’ll have vendors such as health practitioners, conventional wellness-oriented medical doctors, chiropractors, natural chefs, massage therapists, nutritionists, naturopaths, psychologists and fitness experts.

3rd Annual Fleet Week at Liberty State Park – On May 27th, from 12pm-5pm, you can take a stroll to Liberty State Park and give thanks for those who are fighting for our country. The event will include a Navy Dive Tank; Navy Band Northeast “Brass Band” performance; USN helicopter static display; U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Search and Rescue demonstration; military static displays; kids activities; and much more. Event is free and open to the public.

South House Memorial Day Brunch – South House will be serving their delicious brunch on Memorial Day. If you’ve never been here, they serve southern favorites such as country fried steak, chicken and waffles, brisket tacos and much more.  It’s also a fun atmosphere and one of the most popular spots in Jersey City.  Check out their downstairs lounge which has a shuffle board and pool tables.


Newport Center Mall

30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 626-2078


Liberty State Park

200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 915-3403


South House

149 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 209-1316

3rd Annual Fitness Fair in Jersey City

May 15, 2018

Join residents for the 3rd annual JC Fitness Fair on May 19th in Jersey City!  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet local fitness professionals and find the perfect workout or to help motivate you to get back into your favorite workout routine.  This year they will also have fitness competitions such as:  How many burpees can you do?  How much weight can you dead-lift?  How long can you hold plank or a squat?  How many jumping jacks can you do? So, make sure to bring your A-game!  There will also be demos, product samples and raffles.


Some participating vendors are:

Bike JC – A citizen-based non-profit advocacy organization that aims to make Jersey City streets safe and welcoming for bicyclists, by promoting traffic law enforcement, bicycle lane creation, additional bicycle rack placement, education, and group rides.  They are “bicyclists, commuters, parents, BMX riders, businesspeople, planners, and advocates for the full potential of Jersey City”.

Wildly Fit –  Join Wildly Fit to rekindle that feeling of having fun as a kid at the playground while building a resilient and adaptable body for life. They teach adult natural movement and parkour-inspired fitness in Jersey City. In their classes you can expect to vault, push, pull, crawl, balance, jump and try something new.


Intrepid Gym A premier high-intensity fitness center in Jersey City. Reach your fitness goals with their diverse class lineup and unique workout philosophy.


Bike JC


Wildly Fit

196 Morgan St, Ground Fl, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(917) 727-6103


Intrepid Gym

255 Brunswick St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 414 -9770


Singles Night in Jersey City

May 7, 2018

Join local single Jersey City residents at Porta Rooftop for a night of fun, wine and cheese making.  This Wine Down Wednesday will feature a full menu of bites, pizza, wine pairing and you’ll learn how to make mozzarella with their head chef.  They will also have live music all night!

Porta – Porta Jersey City resides in a former pharmacy located right off of Newark Avenue’s pedestrian Ave.  This three-story restaurant includes one of the few rooftop spaces in the city, spanning an entire block with two full bars and dining (they also have a location in Asbury Park). Porta is known for their brick oven pizzas, sandwiches and pastas.  However bustling Porta gets, they always remain a respite from the maddening crowd — full of love, families, and the best mimosa brunch for your chill weekend vibes!  Porta is also available for private events such as bridal showers and even weddings!

Singles in JC – If you follow ChicpeaJC than you may have heard of Singles in JC. This is a new meet-up dedicated to helping single people in Jersey City meet organically.  If you’re single or have any single friends have them follow them on Instagram and #singlesinjc.



135 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 544-5199


New Restaurants and Rooftops Opening this Spring

May 4, 2018

There are some new hot spots opening in Jersey City this spring/early summer.  One is a restaurant on Pedestrian Ave and the other is a well-known crepe spot that is just a ten-minute walk from your Madox Apartment.

The Ashford – Although they haven’t opened yet, The Ashford is giving us a sneak peak on their menu, event space and rooftop bar on their website. Their weekly events include everything from Taco Tuesdays, weekend brunch ($2.00 mimosas & $5.00 margaritas until 6pm), slider Fridays ($2.00 sliders 4pm-7pm), happy hour (Monday – Friday 4pm-7pm) and wing Monday’s (1/2 price wings and $12.00 select pitchers).  The Ashford will also have the largest rooftop bar in Jersey City and a beautiful space for private events. We can’t wait to check them out!

Crepe Guru – These crepes are made from scratch and include everything from Nutella and fruit to cheese and savory meats. Their menu isn’t officially done yet but you can check out their online dessert menu which includes favorites such as the Nutty Caramel Apple (warm apple pie filing cooked with cinnamon and topped with crushed walnuts, caramel, and vanilla ice cream), The Brownie Crepe (melted marshmallows topped with chocolate chip brownie, covered in Nutella chocolate and vanilla ice cream) and the New York Cheesecake (New York cheesecake cooked inside a crepe and topped with strawberries and MORE Nutella). If you prefer a savory crepe you can check out their menu here. One of our favorites is the “Chicken Dynomite!” (voted best crepe, cheddar cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, honey mustard dressing & Cholula hot sauce). The shop will begin deliveries by May 15 and will open completely by June 1.


The Ashford

145 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302



Crepe Guru

110 Bright Street, Jersey City, NJ  07302

(201) 667-3306


Outdoor Brunch Spots in Jersey City

April 30, 2018

As we’re sure you know, there are tons of restaurants in Jersey City where you can enjoy brunch close to your Madox apartment.  Below are a few outdoor spots you may not have tried yet that you’ll want to check out this spring.


Frankie – The owners of Frankie built this restaurant upon their love of travel, coastal destinations, and their home, Sydney Australia. They are known for their organic wines, monthly events and eccentric cuisine which has an Australian flare. Some of their favorites off the dinner menu are their meat pie (Wagyu steak, onions, peas, salad & house cut fries), fish and chips, and their small plates such as the grain bowl with lentils, barley, sweet potato and wild rice served with a fried egg.  Their brunch menu includes favorites such as the fish sandwich, crab scramble and their Aussie burger with a fried egg, pickles, cheddar cheese and garlic aioli…yum! They also have outdoor dining during the warmer months.


The Kitchen Step –  A downtown neighborhood bistro that celebrates Jersey City’s rich history and delivers delicious market-inspired cuisine and craft cocktails in an intimate atmosphere. The Kitchen Step serves brunch and dinner and has a lovely outdoor seating area that you can take advantage of this spring. The owners have two other successful venues; Battello in Jersey City (which is reopening this summer) and The Turtle Club in Hoboken.


Buddy Who’s – This restaurant opened a couple months ago and is already a favorite in Jersey City. If you love breakfast food, you’ll be happy to hear they serve brunch all day on the weekends! Their cereal pancakes (Trix, Lucky Charms and Coco Pebbles) seem to be a big hit for anyone with a sweet tooth.



264 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-0170


The Kitchen Step

500 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, 07302

(201) 721-6115


Buddy Who’s  

247 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 432-2600

Rooftop Bars in Jersey City

April 25, 2018

It feels like spring has (finally) set in and people in Jersey City are out and about enjoying the beautiful fresh air.  Lucky for Madox residents your apartment building has a gorgeous rooftop deck with spectacular views of Jersey City and New York City that you can take advantage of everyday during the warmer months. However, if you’re looking to venture to a restaurant or bar for some rooftop drinks, here’s some spots to check out.


Rooftop at Exchange Place – This is the newest terrace and rooftop addition to Jersey City.  The RoofTop at Exchange Place bar is open for lunch and dinner or it’s the perfect spot for happy hour and pre-dinner drinks with friends. Their food and beverages are focused on market driven ingredients and seasonal specialties which are perfectly presented to their guests. The terrace has been open for a few months, but the grand opening of their rooftop bar is on April 26th at 6pm.  There will be live music and food and beverages will be available for purchase.


Porta – The Porta in Asbury may have the beach, but Jersey City’s Porta has a fun rooftop and is right by the PATH station that brings you directly into New York City.  You can start out with a few drinks on the rooftop here and head into the city or finish the night there having dinner and dancing to the weekend DJ’s.


Skinner’s Loft – This rooftop is small and intimate and makes it the perfect spot for a date night or a low-key dinner with friends. A lot of people don’t know Skinner’s Loft has a rooftop, but we promise you it’s worth checking out. Plus, the food is amazing!


Rooftop at Exchange Place

1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(551) 256-7850



135 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 544-5199


Skinner’s Loft

146 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 915-0600




HDSID Farmers Market Returns to Jersey City

April 23, 2018

The HDSID Farmers Market at the Grove Street PATH Station is another reason for Madox residents to be excited about Spring.  Stop by on April 30th and pick up great produce, unique handmade goods, fresh baked breads, homemade mozzarella and enjoy some delicious bites from awesome food vendors. Below are some new vendors we can’t wait to check out this year:


United Food Concession – You may recognize this company from various state fairs throughout the Tri-State area.  They’re known for their fresh burgers, hot dogs, kettle corn, lemonade and braided pretzels. They have everything you would want to indulge in at a fair or farmer’s market!

Circle Brook Farm – Circle Brook Farm (formerly Starbrite Farm) is a diversified, certified organic, vegetable farm. They grow virtually every type of produce that is possible in New Jersey climate. They also grow unique produce such as Japanese salad turnips, ground cherries (cape gooseberries), white sweet potatoes, sugarsnap peas and multi-colored carrots.

Kimchi Culture – A family run company dedicated to the cultural values and practices of Kimchi Making. Did you know that Kimchi is a considered a super food because of it’s probiotics benefits? If you’re looking to add something new to your healthy lifestyle, check them out!

HDSID Farmer’s Market also announced their “Feel Good Fridays” on Grove Street.
Artist & Maker Market brings in 20+ excellent vendors for a unique outdoor shopping experience! You will find local artisans with a wide variety of indie & handmade items from vendors in vintage, art, fashion, home décor, bath & body, jewelry, Vinyl and more!


United Food Concession

Belleville, NJ

(844) 646-8267


Circle Book Farm

141 Brighton Rd., Andover, NJ 07821

(973) 332-6935


Kimchi Culture

201 694 6278




SciChella at Liberty Science Center

April 16, 2018

You might have missed Coachella this year, but you can make up for it at SciChella at Liberty Science Center on April 19th. This event will honor Coachella season and LSC will add their own scientific twist to the famous California festival. Enjoy a mix of art and tech, meet talented artists and grab some delicious bites and drinks all night long.

They’ll have some activities which can be found at Coachella such as a giant slide (great for pictures/videos), arts and crafts (a flower crown making booth) and you’ll be able to make your own tie-dye slime.  LSC also has a new exhibit: Dream Machine. It’s an interactive, sensory exhibit that combines smell with sound, touch, and light to create a fun and new experience.


At SciChella, they’ll be nine local artists who touch upon everything from visual art to fashion, four DJ’s and you can feel the science of sound with their musical Tesla coils.  They will also have festival-style food from Midnight Market, an Amaretto tasting (courtesy of Jersey City Buy-Rite), a specialty bar, and more. While you’re partying, you can climb through the Infinity Climber, and find your way through the Touch Tunnel. Don’t forget to catch two shows in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium: The Foo Fighters Laser Show and the Saturn, LIVE! planetarium show.


Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 200-1000

Best Spots for Eggs Benedict in Jersey City

April 13, 2018

Many of you may not know this, but April 16th is National Eggs Benedict Day.  Unfortunately, that falls on a Monday this year, but you can celebrate a day early with a delicious dish this weekend. Whether you want to make this classic breakfast in your apartment, or treat yourself to brunch, we have you covered! Lucky for Madox residents, Jersey City has quite a few places that are known for their brunches. Here are a few spots we recommend:


Latham House – If you haven’t checked out this restaurant yet, add it to your “to-do” list.  They do a classic eggs benedict with a twist by adding asparagus (so you’re getting your veggies too). Of course, if you don’t enjoy veggies while indulging in brunch they will happily remove it for you! They also have delicious brunch cocktails such as Caribbean, pear and ginger-orange mimosas, Kahlua hot chocolate, and Bloody Mary’s.


Skinner’s Loft – We love Skinner’s Loft cozy ambiance.  It’s located on Newark Ave across from some great bars (if you’re looking to extend your Saturday/Sunday funday).  They serve a classic eggs benedict on their house-made buttermilk biscuits.  They are delicious!


The Hamilton Inn – It’s no surprise that this restaurant has one of the best eggs benedict dishes in Jersey City as they were voted one of the best brunch restaurants in the country by OpenTable.  They serve a classic eggs benedict and have a grass-fed filet mignon eggs benedict as well. The Hamilton Inn also serves delicious brunch cocktails.


Make sure to tag #NationalEggsBenedictDay on social media wherever you go so you can see how other people observed this foodie holiday!


Latham House

299 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 479-8432


Skinner’s Loft

146 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 915-0600


The Hamilton Inn

708 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 839-5818

Final Four Foodie Fest

March 27, 2018

Watch the Final Four NCAA tournament just minutes away from your Madox apartment on March 31st at the Harborside Atrium in Jersey City on 20-foot screens and enjoy tons of great food options. The event will feature your favorite food vendors, drink specials, a full bar provided by Lutze Biergarten and games like cornhole, giant chess and beer pong.  After the games, a DJ will be playing until 2AM to keep the party going (Sunday you can recover for your work week).  Tickets are $20.00 and gets you entrance to the event, one drink and entrance to a box pool for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to either The Lutze Bar/Piggyback Bar. Some food vendors we are excited for (and you should be too!) are:

Tidal Poke – Located on the Jersey City Waterfront in the Harborside Financial Center, Tidal Poke brings Big Island flavors to Jersey City by using the freshest and highest-quality sustainably sourced seafood and produce possible.  The word “poke” means to slice or to cut, generally referring to various kinds of fish. Their poke is made using sashimi grade seafood and is fully customizable, putting a modern twist on a traditional dish. Most of their menu is gluten-free and they have a variety of options to meet any dietary needs.

Pizza Vita – Pizza Vita is a contemporary pizzeria inspired by the traditional pizzerias of Naples, Italy. After months of delicious research and working to perfect their dough recipe, they opened their doors on July 18, 2011. The menu also features delicious pasta dishes, fresh salads, and homemade gelato.

They just opened a location in Jersey City Heights which isn’t far from your Madox apartment.

Harborside Atrium

147 Harborside Financial Center Platform, Jersey City, NJ


Lutze Biergarden

3 2nd St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 915-8508


Tidal Poke

34 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 839-5470


Pizza Vita

435 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307


Self-Care in Jersey City

March 26, 2018

Jersey City just opened a new wellness spa and we couldn’t be more excited! Self-Care is very important for anyone who works long hours or has any stress in their life (don’t we all).  While living in a city, sometimes you just want some peace and relaxation.  As it turns out, there are many different self-care practices, but not all of them suit everyone.  om.Life in Jersey City, which is close to your Madox apartment has many services to help ease your body and mind.

When looking around downtown Jersey City the owners of om.Life saw an opportunity to create something special and be able to contribute to the community. Their wellness sanctuary brings everything that they’re passionate about – ancient knowledge, holistic health, modern technology, green living, and spiritual wellness – together in one place. They combined all their life and business experience to create the first wellness spa on the East Coast that offers a unique combination of services.

They’ve created a team that embodies om.Life’s mission on every level. Their combined skills in various forms of martial arts, Tai Chi, energy healing/reiki, journalism, authoring books, massage therapy, graphic design and beauty product formulation make their contribution to om.life invaluable and their business gets better each day with their presence.

Lucky for Madox residents, on March 28th, you can be a part of their official ribbon cutting and they’ll be offering a 24-hour 20% OFF SALE for any individual service.


Services they provide are: Floatation Therapy, Whole Body Cryotherapy, Infrared Sauna, Normatic RecoveryKangen Water and corporate wellness.



18 Park View Ave Suite 2A

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(212) 206-0009

Live Jazz in Jersey City

March 23, 2018

Not far from your Madox apartment is a hidden gem called Moore’s Lounge aka Bill & Ruth’s which has been in business for over 40 years. This Sunday, March 25th, you can enjoy live jazz with friends and find out for yourselves why Jersey City residents like keeping this place a secret.  If you are a lover of live jazz music and enjoy intimate settings, then Moore’s is the place for you.

Every Sunday, host Winard Harper (a world renown drummer and musician who has played with the best of the best jazz musicians) presents the “Meet the Artist” series where an icon of jazz performs in a 3-hour session which features interaction between the audience and the artist. The owners also serve free food during the session and have inexpensive drinks.  Sunday’s artist is Akua Dixon.   Akua Dixon is a jazz string pioneer who has thrived in a vast array of settings.She is a cellist, arranger, composer, vocalist, and educator. She’s collaborated on world premieres of major works by reed stars Paquito D’Rivera (winner of 14 Grammy awards) and James Carter.  Dixon also created the string arrangements for the five-time Grammy-winning album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Moore’s also has a jazz jam session on Friday nights that has gotten great reviews.  As Winard himself says, “Where else can you go for $10, get to hear great Jazz from the top artists in the world, interact and learn from them, and get free food as well?”. Right here in Jersey City, not too far from Madox!


Moore’s Lounge

189 Monticello Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 332-4309

Art House Productions in Jersey City

March 14, 2018

Making its East Coast debut, “Grace, or The Art of Climbing,” will be playing at Art House productions (AHP) in Jersey City from Thursday, March 15 to April 1, with performances every Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.


The play follows the journey of a woman who is facing a painful chapter in her life. While fighting depression, Emm, the main character, decides to enter the world of competitive rock-climbing. Her quest takes her through the rugged and humorous terrain of physical training while personal relationships chart a journey suspended between muscularity and vulnerability, and the ardor and grace of being human.


AHP has established itself as a pioneer of artistic and cultural programming in Hudson County. Now in its 16th year, AHP brings Northern NJ audiences a professional season of theatrical performances and visual art exhibitions as well as the free, city-wide arts festival, JC Fridays. Art House Productions has significantly influenced the advancement of the arts community, acting as one of the major forces for the arts in Jersey City.


The mission of Art House Productions is to engage, inspire, entertain and challenge audiences with high quality visual and performing arts programs.  They provide art education programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community and they celebrate the essential power of the arts.  AHP provides a home for innovative performing, visual, and literary artists to develop new work.


Art House Productions 

262 17th St, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 918-6019

Best Wine Stores in Jersey City

March 3, 2018

Even though Jersey City has outstanding wine and tapas bars, sometimes you want to get cozy in your Madox apartment with a great bottle of vino. Jersey City has excellent wine stores that carry some of the best wines from all over the world.  These stores also have weekly or monthly wine tastings and membership cards that you’ll want to take advantage of.

Cool Vines – Whether you’re shopping in their store or online, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for because of their knowledge of wine.  The website is set up where you can search wines by body type (full bodied, light bodied, medium bodied, sparkling, etc.), style (dry, medium, modern, off-dry, traditional) and price range. Their goal at CoolVines to create an environment, both in their stores and on the web, where anyone can shop for wine without feeling overwhelmed by the complexity that often surrounds the experience of picking the perfect bottle.

Super Buy Rite – This store is known for their huge selection of wines, spirits, beers and great prices.      The staff is very helpful and you can also order online and they’ll deliver it for free (with orders over $60.00) to your Madox apartment. There’s no way you can step into this store and not find a wine that you’ll enjoy.  We suggest getting a case as it will save you a few trips and you’ll get a better price per bottle.  Make sure to sign up for a club card to get discount prices!

Madame Claude Wine – If you love French wines, then Madame Claude’s Wine will be your new favorite wine store in Jersey City.  They also sell French bread and snacks which will impress your guests.


Cool Vines

276 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 448-8657


Super Buy Rite

575 Manila Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 239-1200


Madame Claude Wine

234 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 386-9463

Best Froyo in Jersey City

February 27, 2018

Spring is right around the corner but let’s be honest…froyo is a delicious treat that can be enjoyed all year round.  There are some great spots close to your Madox apartment which have froyo and also deliver it right to your door!

Downtown Yogurt – This is probably one of the most popular frozen yogurt spots in Jersey City.  There flavors are so good, you won’t even know it’s healthier than ice cream! There is a huge array of toppings, from cereal to candy of all sorts, mochi, boba, fruit, Nutella, sprinkles, cannoli cream, rainbow cookies, cheesecake bites, flavored syrups, and cookies. The Dole Whips (soft serve pineapple-flavored frozen ice which is best served with vanilla custard) seem to be a big hit in the community as well.  There’s seating inside along with outdoor seating for warmer months. In addition to their tasty frozen yogurt, the employees are extremely helpful and friendly and will let you test different flavors so you can perfect your cup or cone.  They also recently added an acai bowl counter.

Red Mango – Their award-winning, nonfat frozen yogurt has it all – calcium, protein and delicious flavor. Unlike other desserts that often contain artificial ingredients or excessive calories from fat and sugar, Red Mango frozen yogurt is all-natural, nonfat or lowfat, and certified gluten-free.

Torico Ice Cream – This establishment is known for their homemade ice cream and ice cream cakes, but they also have tasty frozen yogurt.


Downtown Yogurt

126 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302


Red Mango

30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07310


Torico Ice Cream

20 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302




Dinner and a Movie in Jersey City

February 23, 2018

Just one of the many perks of living in Jersey City is having everything a few steps from your door.  Madox residents have a great movie theater just a 25-minute walk or 20-minute light rail ride away. The AMC in Newport Plaza has comfortable reclining chairs and is located in the mall so you can even shop and dine before your show.  We think the perfect date night could be dinner at Zinburger, which just opened, or Cheesecake Factory followed by a movie.  Two movies we recommend are Black Panther and Game Night.

Zinburger – If you love burgers, salads, milkshakes and wine than this is the perfect spot to check out before the movie.  Some of their favorites are the Zinburger (Manchego ehecse, zinfandel braised onions, lettuce & mayo), breakfast burger (fried egg, Applewood smoked bacon, avocado, American Cheese, lettuce & mayo), Kobe Burger and the chicken sandwich.  If you have a sweet tooth you’ll love their dessert menu…trust us! They also have a nice outdoor dining terrace you can enjoy during the warmer months.

Cheesecake Factory – We are big fans of Cheesecake Factory’s happy hour which is Monday through Friday 4pm-6pm.  The happy hour menu includes $5.00 bites and drinks, making it the perfect spot before or after a movie.  Their regular menu has pages of items to choose from so you can’t go wrong dining here!



30-300 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07303



30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07310


Cheesecake Factory

30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07310



Mystery Mixology: A Jersey City Cocktail Competition

February 20, 2018

If you love artisanal cocktails, then you know Jersey City has some of the best bartenders and bars in New Jersey and New York that are close to your Madox apartment.  Have A Night Jersey City is teaming up with ChicpeaJC to find Jersey City’s best mixologist! Over the course of 4 weeks, your favorite bartenders throughout Jersey City will be mixing up some delicious concoctions.  The competition will also include mystery ingredients, so these bartenders will have to get creative! This is a fun community event that you don’t want to miss. Check out below for all the bar locations across Jersey City where you can watch the action and taste some cocktails. All these locales are within ten minutes of your apartment and a great place to hang out throughout the year!

If you want to try some awesome new drinks with your friends you can submit a FREE RSVP.   



135 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302


The Hutton

225 Hutton St, Jersey City, NJ 07307



8 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302


Hudson Hall

364 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302


Mardi Gras at Liberty Science Center

February 13, 2018

This year Madox residents don’t have to travel to Louisiana to experience Mardi Gras because New Orleans is coming to Liberty Science Center February 15th for LSC After Dark: Mardi Gras.

At this masquerade bash you’ll submerge yourself in festive experiments, delicious drinks from Bourbon Street, and you’ll be rocking plenty of beads.  This event will include everything from learning the anatomy of a voodoo doll, aquatic creatures from the Louisiana Bayou, limoncello tastings courtesy of Jersey City Super Buy-Rite, to a tasty margarita bar.


As if that isn’t enticing enough, Midnight Market will also be attending the Mardi Gras festival serving delicious bites at $5.00.  They’ll have traditional New Orleans food such as beignets, pulled port sliders, muffaletta’s and more.  If you haven’t heard of Midnight Market they throw the best foodie nightlife events in Jersey City and NYC.  According to the owners, “Midnight Market offers a unique way for the community to connect over the love of food and a good party”.


Take full advantage of LSC After dark by experiencing Liberty Science Center’s Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere! LSC is a nonprofit organization, and for an additional $5.00 donation, which supports their programs for 91,000 students from at-risk communities, you can see one of their stunning new planetarium shows. For all the Star Trek fans out there, for an extra $10.00 you can experience their premium exhibition, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience.


Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305


Valentines Day in Jersey City

February 9, 2018

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Jersey City.  Whether you want to have a romantic dinner or try something new with your loved one, there are lots of options close to your Madox apartment.  Here are some ideas that won’t disappoint.

15 Fox Place – You don’t have to travel to Italy to taste true Italian food.  Dining at 15 Fox Place will be an experience you’ll never forget.  Their six-course, prix fixe feasts are culinary dreams-come-true, and the chef will prepare exquisite Italian and continental dishes using nothing but the freshest and finest ingredients of the season. These will include generations-old recipes such as “Nonny’s Ravioli” and Kathryn’s signature “Pollo Divino.”  Make sure to come hungry because the food is never ending!

Valentine’s Day Baking Class – Join veteran pastry chef and Jersey City resident Jen Benyamine on February 11th for an afternoon of cookie decorating in honor of Valentine’s Day. The Cookie Workshop will be held at the Brunswick Center and costs $45 per person. It includes cookies, refreshments, and all the utensils needed to churn out the perfect cookie. This class is BYOB so bring your favorite bubbly or wine!

Gelato Making Class – Bucket & Bay is celebrating Valentine’s Day  of the year with a special themed Gelato-Making Class. During the 2.5 hour class you’ll learn how to make their Rose Latte Gelato while enjoying aperitifs and samples of local food, and of course their gelato. Cost is $95 per person.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Bozzuto!


15 Fox Place

15 Fox Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07306


The Brunswick Center

189 Brunswick Street, Jersey City


Bucket & Bay

150 Bay St, Jersey City, NJ 07302




Super Bowl in Jersey City

January 30, 2018

The Super Bowl is just weeks away and there are plenty of places in Jersey City to watch the game while you indulge in delicious pub grub.  Whether you’re looking for great wings, multiple TV’s or an energetic crowd, these places have it all.

PJ Ryans – PJ Ryan’s is a corner tavern in the heart of downtown Jersey City, offering a cozy and inviting space, great craft beer, wine and liquor and a menu that puts a modern twist on traditional Irish Pub fare.  Their bar is never too crowded but has great energy. Check them out for nightly drink specials, weekend bunch and year-round sports action on eight big TV’s. This is a top pick for watching Super Bowl LII.


HopScotch – HopsScotch™ opened in 2012 and is the passion project of owners Luke and Sarah Gomez.  Luke is a beer guy, Sarah is a scotch gal, and they both love sports.  After a few years of trying and failing to find a win-win option, HopsScotch was born.  The best beer, the best scotch, every sport you can imagine and great food.  With 21 televisions, games on the tables, shuffleboard and darts, their mantra is “Where Recess Meets Happy Hour,” making it another ideal spot to watch the Super Bowl.


Dorrians – First opening in 1960 in Yorkville, NY, Dorrian’s has been a staple for decades, serving delicious American fare and popular beers and cocktails to generations of neighbors, locals, and their families.  In the 50+ years since it opened, Dorrian’s has expanded from a humble little corner bar serving loyal regulars to a fully-realized restaurant space with a closed in outdoor cafe and a smaller, intimate back room with its own bar. They have proudly maintained that “old neighborhood” charm of Yorkville, while operating with current and modern tastes and sensibilities of today’s customers. Their long-standing tradition of Dorrian’s has continued in Jersey City and it’s one of our favorite places to watch a football game, especially the Super Bowl!


PJ Ryans

292 Barrow St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-8752



286 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 451-4677



555 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 626-6660



Jersey City Whiskey Festival

January 23, 2018

There’s finally an event for all the whisky lovers out there and it’s happening right here in Jersey City at the Harborside Atrium.  What’s even better is that it’s just a six-minute walk from your Madox apartment which means you won’t have to worry about parking or getting a ride to the venue.  Attendees will be able to sip on flavorful whisky and spirits while enjoying the Manhattan skyline and live music.

Jersey City Whiskey Fest features over 100 styles of whiskey and spirits. You’ll be able to meet the whiskey distillers, master blenders, and other whiskey experts who will be in attendance.  This is your chance to taste from a selection of single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Japanese, Canadian, and craft-distilled whiskies. High-end rum, cognac, and other spirits will be available as well.  Although the food vendors have not been listed yet, if you’ve been to any Jersey City event you know there’s always an array of delicious food.

The event space, Harborside Atrium, is home to pop-up shops such as Tidal Poke, Lizzmonade, The Belgium Plate, Salt + Seed and more.  Piggback Bar also made Harborside Atrium their permanent home and a ferry was recently installed which takes you directly into New York City (Midtown and Downtown) in under ten minutes, making your commute quicker and more enjoyable!

Tickets are selling out FAST, so purchase yours today!


Harborside Atrium

147 Harborside Financial Center Platform

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Hudson County Restaurant Week

January 21, 2018

Hudson County Restaurant Week is January 22nd -February 2nd!! Hudson Restaurant Week is a bi-annual culinary celebration that promotes Hudson County as a premier dining destination in New Jersey during the months of January and July and runs for two weeks. Each Restaurant offers a discounted prix-fixe for lunch and/or dinner. It was created in January 2005 through conversations with local restaurants and is still going strong.  Many of your favorite restaurants close to The Madox will be participating.  It’s also the perfect time to try something new!

Some participating restaurants we suggest checking out are:

Amelia’s Bistro -Indulge in the rustic flavors of home-style cuisine while soaking in their vibrant and trendy environment.  This local restaurant offers a variety of dishes including homemade pasta, breads, fresh seafood and meats. Amelia’s is located just steps away from your apartment and the Jersey City waterfront.  They also have an extensive wine list, daily drink specials, fabulous brunch and their restaurant week menu has something for everyone.

South House – They bring “simple southern” to Jersey City by fusing Austin, Texas flavor with the soul of the south. Located in the heart of Pedestrian Plaza of Historic Downtown Jersey City, South House is the perfect spot to check out with a group of friends.  Their food is delicious, and their specialty crafted cocktails are made with love and fresh ingredients.  If you love live music, you’ll be happy to hear that they have weekly and monthly live music from new and established artists who have been inspired and influenced by classic rock. Their restaurant week menu includes a hot cocktail and three course meal for $40.00.

Laico’s – This authentic Italian restaurant brings in people from all over the state and country because of their caliber of food and impeccable service.  At this Jersey City institution, you’ll enjoy only the freshest ingredients and time-honored yet evolving recipes that have made Laico’s famous since its opening in 1972.  If you’re craving pasta, seafood, shrimp or chicken head here next week for a three course meal!


Amelia’s Bistro

187 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 332-2200


Light Horse Tavern

199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 946-2028



67 Terhune Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 434-4115



Wellness Day in Jersey City

January 17, 2018

Are you feeling a bit sluggish after the holidays? Lucky for Madox residents you can join Growing in Jersey City for their 2nd Wellness Day at Nimbus Dance Works on January 28th.  Participate in a full day of fitness, wellness, and healthy living with local businesses.  Participants can choose from 15 classes in 2 studios ranging from yoga, Pilates, full body fitness, Zumba, Bollywood, M.E.L.T., meditation, and more. Classes are first come first serve and the schedule will be released the week prior to the event, so you’ll want to jump fast!

Some of our favorite vendors attending are:

Golden Sneaker – In August 2017, Kausar Rasul launched Golden Sneaker creating a fun and convenient platform for everyone especially moms to exercise and feel great about themselves.

Sattva Yoga – They recognize that there is a yoga for everybody and every body. Whether you are young or old, experienced or a total beginner, they have a class for you. Sattva offers traditional Hatha Yoga, Yoga Basics, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga and Restorative, as well as Family Yoga for kids and parents.
You’ll also be able to shop their health wellness market, speak with local fitness and wellness professionals, sample delicious food and drinks and take-home goodies to share with your friends and family. This is the perfect event to give you a boost if you’re looking to improve your health in 2018.


Golden Sneaker

188 Newark Ave, Suite 2, Jersey City, NJ 07302


Sattva Yoga

523 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307


Nimbus Dance Works

165 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302




Speakeasys in Jersey City

January 10, 2018

You don’t have to cross the river to find a cozy speakeasy near the Madox. There are a few of these secret bars tucked away in Jersey City that are the perfect venues to take refuge from the cold while enjoying a cocktail, getting cozy with friends, or indulging in warm delicious food. We’ll let you in on our three favorite hidden gems that you’ll want to check out (if you haven’t already): Dullboy, PS Wine Bar and Miss Wongs.

Dullboy – This speakeasy is known for their craft cocktails, dinners and eccentric ambiance. On their drink menu they have 10 signature cocktails, 10 classic cocktails and serve wine by the glass.  If you follow them on social media (@dullboybar) then you know each drink is made with love and lots of flavor! Two of their signature cocktails we suggest sipping on are the “The Kayla” (grand cognac champagne reserve cocktail with blood peach and blood orange bitters) for an enjoyable day time drink and “The Grazia (Kinahans Irish whiskey, Maurin Quina, cola syrup, orange & lemon juice, egg white) for a cold winter evening.

PS Wine Bar – Located in the cellar of Pet Shop, PS Wine Bar offers organic wines, craft beers and vegetarian/vegan fare.  We are a huge fan of their Buffalo Cauliflower (crispy cauliflower florets tossed in traditional buffalo sauce. Served with vegan ranch, carrots, and celery).  They also have monthly wine tasting classes and live music.

Miss Wongs –Every Thursday – Saturday, Talde opens up their underground speakeasy bar where you’ll find a dance floor, DJ’s and a signature cocktail menu.  It’s dimly lit and provides some seating but once the DJ comes on, most people hit the dance floor.  Check Miss Wong’s Instagram page (@misswongsjc) for weekly posts on upcoming events and DJ’s.



364 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07444

(201) 795-1628


PS Wine Bar

193 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 984-2170


Miss Wongs

8 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 630-0077


Upgrade Your Ski Gear at These Sports Stores Near Jersey City

December 26, 2017

For everyone that loves skiing and snowboarding, the time is finally upon us to get back on those slopes – and with Christmas around the corner, it’s also a good time to get a little gift for yourself and update your outdoor apparel!

If you’re in need of some new skiing or snowboarding gear or are just ready for a new warm and cozy winter coat, then make sure you head to these stores in Jersey City and grab some of the amazing holiday deals they are currently sporting.

Modell’s Sporting Goods, located at 611 Washington Blvd, Jersey City which is a 10-minute drive from your Madox apartment, is a family-operated chain supplying athletic equipment, footwear and apparel, plus replica jerseys.

Modell’s Sporting Goods is America’s oldest, family-owned and operated retailer of sporting goods, athletic footwear, active apparel and fan gear, committed to providing a convenient and compelling shopping experience for the athlete and fan in all of us.

Zumiez, located at 30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City which is a six minute drive from your Madox apartment, is a chain retailer offering trendy, brand-name clothing and shoes, plus gear for skaters and snowboarders.

Zumiez has all of the apparel that you need to be ready for the skiing and snowboarding season this winter! If you’re looking for a new jacket, gloves, hat, glasses, snow pants and more, then you have to head to Zumiez before you hit the slopes this weekend.


Modell’s Sporting Goods

611 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 420-8800



30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 659-2034



These Bakeries Have Amazing Cookies for the Holidays

December 19, 2017

Don’t worry about hitting the gym this month – December is the time to enjoy big holiday meals, scrumptious desserts and fine wines! And, of course, one of the favorites on everyone’s list is cookies of every shape, size and color.

If you’re not much of a baker, don’t fret – there’s no need to open your Madox oven when there are so many wonderful bakeries in Jersey City! If you’re looking for the spot to pick up your  cookies, then look no further:

Carmen Rosa’s Bakery, located at 37 Coles St, Jersey City which is a 20 minute walk from your Madox apartment, is a longtime, neighborhood bakery featuring classic Dominican cakes and custom desserts in a snug space.

If you’re looking for some amazing Christmas cookies, then this is certainly the place to check out – Carmen Rosa’s Bakery can create custom cookies for your party that are as beautiful as they are delicious!

Prato Bakery, located at 61 Erie St, Jersey City which is a 15-minute walk from your Madox apartment, is a cozy outpost for sweet and savory Tuscan baked goods, including cookies, focaccia and pizza.

Prato Bakery is a piece of Tuscany in New Jersey. A little bakery with Italian style, where everyday their master bakers produce baked goods. You can smell the freshly baked cookies soon as they come out of the big oven that is in the middle of the bakery!


Carmen Rosa’s Bakery

37 Coles St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 420-7700



Prato Bakery

61 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 798-8900


Check Out These Local Stores for Holiday Shopping

December 15, 2017

It’s time to get cracking, Madox residents – the holidays are right around the corner and time is running out to get the gifts you need for your family and friends!

Here in a bustling city like Jersey City, we have tons of shops – both local and national – that are sure to provide everything you need to get your holiday shopping done. Read on to find out what stores you need to check out this weekend!

Best Buy, located at 125 Eighteenth St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Madox apartment, is a chain retailer with a large array of brand-name electronics, computers, appliances and more.

At Best Buy Jersey City, they specialize in helping you find the best technology to fit the way you live. Together, they can transform your living space with the latest HDTVs, computers, smart home technology, and gaming consoles like Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U.

Teavana, located at 30 Mall Drive W, #B60A, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Madox apartment, is a chain known for its extensive gourmet tea selection also sells teapots and other accessories.

Teavana Newport Centre offers everything you need to enjoy tea every day. They source and share high-quality teas and imaginative flavors from around the world, along with innovative and traditional ways to brew, pour and serve all types of tea.


Best Buy

125 Eighteenth St, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 792-8399



30 Mall Drive W, #B60A, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 222-7545


Book Your Holiday Party at These Local Restaurants

December 11, 2017

There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays with your friends, family or coworkers than by hosting an amazing holiday party – everyone loves fine food, fine drinks and time with their loved ones!

We have lots of upscale restaurants here in Jersey City that can make for a perfect evening out for your holiday party, featuring cuisine from every corner of the world. If you’re wondering where you should book your gathering, then read on below.

Porto Leggero, located at 185 Hudson St, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Madox apartment, is an upscale, chandelier-filled venue serving Italian fare in a high-ceilinged space with tall windows.

The stage of Porto Leggero,  a star of the waterfront dining scene in Jersey City, changes in the harbor light as its name suggests. On weekdays, the change that moves through the restaurant when professionals fill the house is electric, while the buzz of families sampling a evening out in the neighborhood is equally magnetic.

Liberty House Restaurant, located at 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City which is a nine-minute walk from your Madox apartment, is an American eatery/event space serving steaks and seafood in chic digs on the water with Manhattan views.

Liberty House Restaurant was designed to exemplify the “view with a room” concept and focus on the magnificent Manhattan skyline views. Liberty House offers award winning farm to table cuisine, handcrafted decor, live music, inviting seating areas, and lavish grounds.


Porto Leggero

185 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07311

(201) 434-3200



Liberty House Restaurant

76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 395-0300


Where To Find a Real Tree Near Your Madox Apartment

December 4, 2017

Christmas is finally on its way and everyone is excited to get decorating to set the mood for holiday spirit. And, as we all know, there’s no better way to get in the Christmas mindset than by getting a real tree to adorn your Madox apartment.

Here in Jersey City, we have tons of options of where to find that perfect Christmas tree which you and your family can enjoy on Christmas morning as you open your gifts. If you’re ready to head out to pick out your own tree, then check out these local Christmas tree stores.

Home Depot, located at 180 12th St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Madox apartment, stocks a huge lot full of Christmas trees right in time for the holiday season, making for a close and convenient locale to get a tree.

Home Depot also features workshops throughout the year, including ones coming up for kids to create their own gingerbread houses and Christmas tree ornaments, making an outing here for the whole family!

14th Street Garden Center, located at 793 Jersey Ave, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Madox apartment, is a family-run standby offering a variety of plants, flowers and succulents along with planters.

The Garden Center has Christmas trees of every height and variety, so you can find the perfect tree for your own living room! Go and visit them and see what they’re offering for the holidays.


Home Depot

180 12th St, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 963-6513


14th Street Garden Center

793 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 963-1414


Support Your Jersey City Neighbors on Giving Tuesday

November 27, 2017

Everyone is excited for some amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals coming our way, making for the perfect time to get stocked up with Christmas gifts for items such as televisions, cell phone, clothing, home décor and more. However, in this time for buying, it’s important to not forget about the less fortunate living in our Jersey City neighborhood.

Following Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday, in which we are all encouraged to help out our neighbors and give to those who need it during this holiday season. If you want to get in the holiday spirit, then consider giving to some of these nearby charities this Giving Tuesday.

Volunteers of America, located at 145 Ocean Ave, Jersey City which is a 15 minute drive from your Madox apartment, is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For over 121 years, they have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved.

Volunteers of America is ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Stop by today to see how you can help!

The Easter Seals, located at 187 Brunswick St, Jersey City which is a 25 minute walk from your Madox apartment, works to enrich the lives of people living with disabilities and special needs by providing opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities.

Services and support are provided through a network of more than 550 sites in the U.S. Each center provides exceptional services that are individualized, innovative, family-focused and tailored to meet specific needs of the particular community served.


Volunteers of America

145 Ocean Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 413-1576



The Easter Seals

187 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 200-1340


Shop Small for Small Business Saturday in Jersey City

November 21, 2017

Everyone in Jersey City is currently gearing up for another exciting Black Friday full of deals, which will come around once again on Friday, Nov. 24. However, it’s important to not forget about what other shops will be showcasing their best deals on Small Business Saturday, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 25.

If you’re looking for some great electronics, home décor for your Madox apartment, new clothes or more, then check out these small businesses in Jersey City and support your neighbors while getting some amazing savings!

Tia’s, located at 277 Grove St, Jersey City which is a 10 minute walk from your Madox apartment, is a stylish shop featuring women’s fashions by up-and-coming designers, plus accessories and furniture.

Tia’s Place has become a destination for stylists and fashionistas. Megan O’Sullivan, owner of Tia’s, has served as a stylist for magazine and television and a resource for other stylists through the NYC area.

Kanibal and Co., located at 197 Montgomery St, Jersey City which is a seven minute walk from your Madox apartment, is a hip shop with unique goods such as repurposed furniture, home accents, arty t-shirts and stationery.

Since the opening of its brick-and-mortar location in 2009 (under the name Kanibal Home), they have collaborated with local talent to produce an eponymous line of apparel, home goods and paper products. The shop also holds monthly craft classes taught by local artists.



277 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 451-9358



Kanibal and Co.

197 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(551) 200-9386


Where To Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Jersey City

November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving is right around the corner on Thursday, Nov. 23, and for many of us that means one thing – a long day of slaving around a hot stove to make a meal that is devoured only moments later. However, this doesn’t have to be the case for Madox residents – there are tons of restaurants near your apartment that will make Thanksgiving dinner for you!

If you don’t feel like cooking this November, regardless of how beautiful your Madox kitchen is, then make reservations at one of these restaurants for a meal that you won’t forget.

Liberty House Restaurant, located at 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City which is a 10 minute walk from your Madox apartment, is an American eatery/event space serving steaks and seafood in chic digs on the water with Manhattan views.

On Thanksgiving Day, the elegant eatery will serve Thanksgiving dinner from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $58 per adult with an amazing three-course meal that will make you glad that you forgone cooking this year!

VB3 Restaurant & Bar, located at 475 Washington Blvd, Jersey City which is a 20 minute walk from your Madox apartment, serves modern Italian cooking paired with creative cocktails, plus live entertainment in a lively setting.

Carrying on the important “garden to table” tradition of his family, the restaurant features Executive Chef Michael Colletti’s creative, modern seasonal Italian cuisine, based on family recipes using locally-sourced ingredients.


Liberty House Restaurant

76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 395-0300



VB3 Restaurant & Bar

475 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 420-4823


Check Out These Local Pizzerias for National Pizza Day

November 9, 2017

As the temperatures drop, all of us are craving some comfort food that we can hole up with in our Madox apartments, and luckily for Bozzuto residents, National Pizza Day – in which we celebrate all that’s cheesy, saucy and delicious – is right around the corner on Nov. 12!

If you need a little precursor to your big Thanksgiving meal, then check out one of these pizza shops in Jersey City to get your fix of the comfort food staple that everyone can appreciate, whether it be topped with pepperoni, anchovies or just some melted cheese.

Gino’s Pizzeria, located at 380 Central Ave, Jersey City which is about 15 minutes from your Madox apartment, is a decades-old family-owned restaurant that serves pizza and classic Italian dishes in a casual space.

Founded by the father of two current owners Andrew and Frank Saputo, Salvatore, all the way back in 1976, what was once a tiny pizzeria has become a cornerstone restaurant for great Italian-American food here on Central Avenue.

Rustique Pizza, located at 611 Jersey Ave, Jersey City which is a 20 minute walk from your Madox apartment, is a comfy, brick-walled space serving brick-oven pizzas, salads and Italian entrees such as veal marsala.

Some of their specialty pies include the prosciutto and arugula pie with prosciutto di parma, arugula, mozzarella cheese, roasted garlic oil and shaved Parmesan cheese and tomato sauce and the buffalo chicken pizza with grilled marinated chicken breast doused with Frank’s red hot sauce.


Gino’s Pizzeria

380 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 659-6464



Rustique Pizza

611 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 222-6886


Adopt A Pet for National Adoption Month

November 2, 2017

You know you have been thinking about an adorable puppy or kitten that would be the perfect addition to your family this holiday season, and lucky for you (and them!) November is National Adoption Month.

Here in Jersey City, there are tons of adoption centers that are equipped to help you find your new best friend and a furry companion his or her forever home. If you are interested in adopting a new pet, then stop by one of these local adoption centers to learn more.

Liberty Humane Society, located at 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City which is a five minute drive from your Madox apartment, aims to foster a community of compassion and respect, and provide animals in need with a chance at a lifelong, loving home.

Liberty Humane Society also offers events throughout the year for pet owners, such as a low-cost wellness clinic every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Yappy Hour at various local locations, where visitors can bring their pets and purchase a $5 wristband which will donate proceeds to the society.

Hudson County Animal League, located at P.O. Box 3589, Jersey City, rescues abandoned animals and helps them find forever and foster homes, promotes and subsidizes spay and neutering services, provides information on responsible pet care and more.

To see which animals are available for adoption by the Hudson County Animal League, visit hcalnj.org/adopt. There are dogs and cats of every age, size, breed and temperament so you can choose which would be the best for your family!


Liberty Humane Society

235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 547-4147



Hudson County Animal League

P.O. Box 3589, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 200-1008


Celebrate National Chocolate Day in Jersey City on Oct. 28

October 27, 2017

It’s certainly no accident that National Chocolate Day falls on Saturday, Oct. 28 – of course, we need to get prepped for the real favorite day for snacking on some sweets – Halloween!

Here in Jersey City, there must be tons of people with a sweet tooth mulling around since there are plenty of candy shops located through the area, ranging from chain favorites to independently owned stores that can offer customers personalized goodies. If you’re looking for some candy to pick up – whether for you or for hungry trick or treaters – head to these below shops.

Lee Sims Chocolates, located at 743 Bergen Ave, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Madox apartment, is owned and managed by the fourth generation of the same family. They are still located in the charming retail storefront where we started business many decades ago.

They have thousands of customers, individuals and corporations, all over the USA and beyond, who have chosen them as their dependable gift source and for personal indulgence in high quality chocolates at reasonable prices.

L’atelier du chocolat, located at 321 Marin Blvd Suite #8, Jersey City which is a 10 minute walk from your Madox apartment, combines the finest selected ingredients and artisan techniques to bring the most delectable chocolate treats.

Chocolatier Eric Girerd makes chocolates that are haute couture, with a timeless style which feels classic yet contemporary. Giving a treasure chocolate has never been this fashionably correct.


Lee Sims Chocolates

743 Bergen Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 433-1090


L’atelier du chocolat

321 Marin Blvd Suite #8, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 332-9220


Check Out These Haunted Attractions Near Your Madox Apartment

October 21, 2017

Halloween is right around the corner and there’s no better way to get in the spooky spirit than to head to one of the South Orange area’s many haunted houses, hay rides and mazes, all of which will make you pretty thrilled to head back to your Madox apartment late at night.

If you’re ready to get scared in prep for October 31 – even if that means indulging in some red food coloring, rubber masks and ripped clothing – then don’t miss these local haunted spots when you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend.

Haunted Scarehouse, located at 105 W Dewey Ave, Wharton which is about 45 minutes from your Madox apartment, has been ranked as one of America’s best haunted houses and contains two floors of scares for guests looking for some Halloween fun.

This year, the Haunted Scarehouse challenges you to navigate your way through The Hayden Farmhouse and make your way to the second floor.  In order to leave the Farmhouse, your entire group will be forced to escape.  Your group will race against the clock trying to solve the sinister puzzle, those that succeed will win a prize!

The Forest of Fear, located at 600 NY-17A, Tuxedo Park, New York which is about an hour and 20 minutes from your Madox apartment, has seven different haunted attractions in its forest park including Blind Panic, the Slaughterhouse and more. It’s a trek, but it’s an experience you won’t soon forget!

The Forest of Fear operates on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from Oct. 6 through Oct. 29. There are also tons of refreshments, games and vendors available at the park as well for Halloween fans to find all that they need.


Haunted Scarehouse

105 W Dewey Ave, Wharton, NJ 07885

(862) 244-4454


The Forest of Fear

600 NY-17A, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987

(845) 351-5174


Visit These Local Costume Shops Before Halloween

October 18, 2017

Halloween is right around the corner, and whether you’re six or sixty, there’s no reason not to get decked out in your best costume – October 31 is your one opportunity to throw those business suits to the wayside and be who you always wanted to be!

Here in Jersey City, there are tons of costume shops – some that pop up right in time for the holiday – so that you can look your best as a ghost, vampire, witch and more. Read on to find out which local costume shops you should scour for that perfect outfit.

Halloween Adventure, located at 104 4th Ave, New York which is a 20 minute drive from your Madox apartment, is a huge store with an eclectic selection of classic and current character costumes and props.

As New York’s biggest year-round costume store with over 15 years in business and taking up an entire city block and two floors, Halloween Adventure has got it all and is known on Yelp as “the most amazing costume shop in the world.”

State Fair Seasons, located at 241 Main St, Belleville which is about 25 minutes from your Madox apartment, is a long-running store selling costumes for adults and kids, plus accessories, wigs and makeup.

They have costumes of every shape and size, including women’s costumes, men’s costumes, baby costumes, toddler costumes, teen costumes and much more. Stop in to their store to see what they have for this year!


Halloween Adventure

104 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

(212) 673-4546


State Fair Seasons

241 Main St, Belleville, NJ 07109

(973) 450-1070


Here’s Where To Go For Pumpkin Picking Near Your Madox Apartment

October 9, 2017

With October in full force, it’s time to start decorating for Halloween which is just around the corner – and there’s no better way to revamp your Madox apartment for the holiday than with a hand-picked and hand-carved pumpkin.

Here in Jersey City, there are tons of pumpkin patches located throughout the region that make for a great weekend trip for the whole family, equipped with pumpkin picking, hay rides, petting zoos, corn mazes and more. Read on to find out where the best patches near your apartment are!

Demarest Farms, located at 244 Wierimus Rd, Hillsdale which is about 35 minutes from your Madox apartment, offers seasonal pumpkin picking as well as a farm store with fresh produce, baked goods, apple cider donuts made daily, the famous made-from-scratch salad bar, rotisserie chickens and much more.

Demarest Farms also hosts select nights where they host pumpkin picking and then screen a movie. Movie-goers will take a tractor-pulled hayride to pumpkin patch where they will watch a movie on large, outdoor screen. Check out their website to see when the next screening is!

Ripple Hill Farm, located at 181 Mountain Road, Basking Ridge which is about 40 minutes from your Madox apartment, have pumpkins available through October at their farm stand for purchase.

Ripple Hill Farm is a small family-owned and operated farm located in Basking Ridge that has been growing produce in Basking Ridge for local families for the last 50 years. Stop in to learn what all the fuss has been about!


Demarest Farms

244 Wierimus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ 07642

(201) 666-0472


Ripple Hill Farm

181 Mountain Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

(908) 647-1300


Enjoy Comfort Food at These Jersey City Restaurants This Fall

October 4, 2017

With the chilly weather of the fall finally here, it’s that time to start indulging in some comfort foods like steak, beef, potatoes and other seasonal favorites. Restaurant owners in Jersey City definitely seem to understand the need for this – there are tons of eateries offering comfort foods near your Madox apartment.

To find out where you can head for a quality, filling dinner before hopping into bed at your Madox apartment, read our roundup below and start getting hungry!

Light Horse Tavern, located at 199 Washington St, Jersey City which is a five minute walk from your Madox apartment, serve American eats in an upscale, contemporary spin at this airy spot in a restored building.

Light Horse Tavern serves modern American cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. They receive fresh products on a daily basis such as oysters from Fishers Island that are pulled out of the water and sent to them on the same day.

Skinner’s Loft, located at 146 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is a 15 minute walk from your Madox apartment, is a family-run, upscale-casual restaurant and bar with a New American menu, craft brews and rooftop dining.

Skinner’s Loft serves fresh, contemporary cuisine in a comfortable setting. Join them for a drink or a freshly prepared meal and enjoy an elegant, casual dining experience with items such as the pan roasted filet mignon, gnocchi with lobster and more.


Light Horse Tavern

199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 946-2028


Skinner’s Loft

146 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 915-0600



Go For a Ride in a Hot Air Balloon Near Your Madox Apartment

September 28, 2017

With the leaves changing colors in the New Jersey countryside to beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow, there’s no better time than now to see it from a hot air balloon, where you can float peacefully over the hills.

Around Jersey City, there are plenty of places nearby to take off from a hot air balloon, a ‘bucket list’ item that everyone should try once in their life. This weekend, take the family and visit one of these hot air ballooning establishments to see the world from a whole new angle!

In Flight Balloon Adventures, located at 1045 NJ-173, Asbury which is about an hour from your Madox apartment, is perfect for enjoying an amazing ballooning experience with spectacular views of hills, farms and historic buildings.

Whether you want a romantic getaway hot air balloon ride, an elegant dinner combined with a hot air balloon flight, a special birthday or anniversary ballooning ride, a banquet event or even a most unique wedding getaway, In Flight Balloon Adventures can plan them all for you.

Tewksbury Balloon Adventures, located at 24 Old Turnpike Rd, Oldwick which is about an hour from your Madox apartment, will help you spend a relaxing hour floating over patchwork farmland, fragrant apple orchards, pastures and magnificent old estates and see the world from a dreamy perspective.

Flights are scheduled every evening about two hours before sunset from May thru October. It’s a fun way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary or to kick off an intimate dinner party.  There are several fine restaurants near the balloonport!


In Flight Balloon Adventures

1045 NJ-173, Asbury, NJ 08802

(888) 301-2383


Tewksbury Balloon Adventures

24 Old Turnpike Rd, Oldwick, NJ 08858

(908) 439-3320


Where To Go Apple Picking Near Your Madox Apartment

September 22, 2017

The air may be finally getting cooler after a fun three months of summer, however, that’s no reason to stay indoors – there are tons of fall activities happening this month, especially in a city near so much natural beauty like Jersey City.

One favorite September pastime is, of course, apple picking, and near your Madox apartment there are more than enough orchards to get your fill of Granny Smith, Mackintosh and Red Delicious for baking apple pies, apple crumbles or even just having a snack.

Demarest Farms, located at 244 Wierimus Rd, Hillsdale which is about 45 minutes from your Madox apartment, features well-manicured trees, spectacular views, and tasty apple varieties – home to more than 14 varieties of pick-your-own apples.

From September to November, they offer schools, families, friends and visitors an opportunity to enjoy breathtaking scenery, tractor-pulled hay wagon rides, pet and feed friendly farm animals, savor delicious honey, fresh pressed apple cider, apple cider donuts, homemade mixes, apple butter, fresh preserves, and other treats from the farm.

Riamede Farm, located at 122 Oakdale Rd, Chester which is about an hour from your Madox apartment, features 34 varieties of apples ranging from traditional classics to heirloom specialties to modern favorites.

The early apple varieties begin to ripen the first week of September when they open for their pick your own apple season. The other apple varieties ripen over the course of the next six to seven apple harvest weeks and a weekly trip to Riamede is necessary to catch each variety at its apple tree ripened best!


Demarest Farms

244 Wierimus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ 07642

(201) 666-0472


Riamede Farm

122 Oakdale Rd, Chester, NJ 07930

(908) 879-5353


Visit These Bookstores Near Your Madox Apartment

September 18, 2017

Now that our warm, summer days are on their way out, the time is coming for us to spend some more time getting cozy in our Madox apartments. However, no need to fret – the time has come for some relaxing at home!

One of the best ways to spend some quality time at home is to curl up with a good book, and if your bookshelf is looking a little bare, that’s OK – there are tons of bookstores near your Madox apartment that have everything from romance novels to mystery thrillers. Read on to find out where you can get some brain food this fall!

WORD, located at 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is a 12-minute walk from your Madox apartment, has an inventory of current and past favorites from all genres and categories as well as a café serving Stumptown coffee drinks and an array of fresh salads, sandwiches, and pastries.

They also host a full calendar of events each month, from provocative and thoughtful to flat-out fun, so you can stop by WORD even if you already have a novel that you’re working on.

Jersey City Free Books, located at 297 Griffith St, Jersey City which is a 15-minute drive from your Madox apartment, is a community book exchange serving Jersey City, Hoboken , all of Hudson County and the entire New York City area.

Jersey City Free Books is a resource for students and serious readers, so stop by and see what your neighbors have picked up for their bookshelves that can try out, too!



123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 763-6611


Jersey City Free Books

297 Griffith St, Jersey City, NJ 07307


Visit These Sushi Eateries Near Your Madox Apartment

September 14, 2017

There’s nothing like sitting down after a long day to a heaping plate of sushi, surrounded by salmon, tuna, yellowtail, shrimp and even some sake or green tea. These days, sushi has only become more and more popular, with eateries cooking up inventive rolls to keep sushi fans happy.

Here in bustling Jersey City, there are tons of sushi restaurants that have been popping up over the last few years that have kept customers happy and heading to their tables whenever they can. To see where you can get your fix of raw fish, read on below.

Honshu, located at 95 Greene St, Jersey City which is an eight minute walk from your Madox apartment, is a modern Japanese eatery specializing in sushi and noodles served in a second-story space.

The modern yet warm interior is decorated with the simple elegance that combines with traditional Japanese design creates a comfortable and inviting ambiance. Honshu also provides services including full service dining in delivery, take out and catering.

Komegashi Too, located at 99 Town Square Pl, Jersey City which is a 25 minute walk from your Madox apartment, serves unusual sushi and sashimi options plus modern Japanese cooked items with a waterfront view of NYC.

Try some of their sushi specials such as the sashimi delicious, which is made up of assorted daily special fish chosen by the chef with seasoned rice on the side and the sushi and sashimi combo, which is 7 pieces sashimi, 7 pieces sushi and your choice of a California or tuna roll.



95 Greene St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 324-2788



Komegashi Too

99 Town Square Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 533-8888


Check Out These Wineries Near Your Madox Apartment

September 1, 2017

Even though summer is on its way out, there’s still plenty of warm weather to be enjoyed before autumn is in full spring and the leaves begin falling. Cool breeze or not, one fun activity that’s perfect for taking advantage of the sunshine is visiting a local winery, where you can peruse vineyards, try local wines and take home a bottle for your Madox apartment guests.

Around Jersey City, there are plenty of beautiful wineries in neighboring towns that have wines for every palette, whether you prefer a strong Cabernet or a crisp Chardonnay. Read on to find out where you can hang this weekend and mix up your usual bar or restaurant hangout.

Tomasello Winery At Abma’s Farm, located at 700 Lawlins Rd, Wyckoff which is about an hour from your Madox apartment, is located in the heart of the Outer Coastal Plain – American Viticultural Area (AVA). This federally recognized viticultural region is home to some of the oldest wineries in the country.

They currently have 70 acres under vine, with more than 30 different varieties of grapes including Native American, French hybrids and classic vinifera. Throughout their three quarters of a century in the wine business, they have continuously experimented with new varietals to see which varietals are best suited to their location and which produce the highest quality wines.

Cream Ridge Winery, located at 145 County Rd 539, Cream Ridge which is about an hour and 20 minutes from your Madox apartment, was founded in 1988 by Tom and Joan Amabile.  Since 1988, the Amabile family has enjoyed a passion for wine and the joy of spending time with their customers.

Some of their wines include a sauvignon blanc, dry Riesling, the Jersey Berry, Eastern white, a sweet Riesling, pinot mojito, the NJ Chardonnay and much more. Stop by to see what else they have been working on!


Tomasello Winery At Abma’s Farm

700 Lawlins Rd, Wyckoff, NJ 07481

(201) 848-6001


Cream Ridge Winery

145 County Rd 539, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

(609) 259-9797


Check Out These Roller Rinks Near Your Madox Apartment

August 28, 2017

Although August is, of course, the time to be outside, sometimes we get stuck with a rainy day and have no choice but to stay indoors. However, in a place like Jersey City, there’s never nothing to do – there’s always great rainy day activities to keep you busy all weekend long.


Strapping on some skates and going for a few spins at the local roller rink is a fun way to spend the afternoon – whether you’re five-years-old or fifty-years-old. Get in the nostalgic spirit next time we get stuck with a storm and head to these roller rinks near your Madox apartment!


Multi-Services Center Roller Rink, located at 126 Adams Street in Hoboken which is about three miles from your Madox apartment, is a huge roller rink that’s popular for families – in both rain or shine.


Here, there is also space for those looking to do some tricks on bikes or skateboards, so head to this rink if you want to bring out your inner child and also get a workout in that doesn’t need a gym!


Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center, located at 7th Avenue and Clifton Avenue in Newark which is about 25 minutes from your Madox apartment, is an indoor roller-skating rink offering skating lessons, arcade games and party packages.

Besides their popular roller rink, the skating center also offers a state-of-the-art sound system, live DJs, a fully-stocked cafe and a game area with prizes.  Come join them for kids’ public and private birthday parties, fundraisers for your schools and groups, exercise and family fun.


Multi Services Roller Rink

126 Adams Street, Hoboken NJ 07030



Branch Brook Roller Skating Center

7th Avenue and Clifton Avenue, Newark NJ



Visit These Small Plate Restaurants Near Your Madox Apartment

August 20, 2017

These days, most foodies don’t want a heaping plate of food – instead, they want to try everything that an eatery has to offer, especially when a restaurant has tons of tantalizing dishes.


This makes small plate restaurants all the rage these days, where meals are built for sharing and sampling. This type of meal is perfect for the summertime, when we want fun, light dishes that won’t weigh us down in the heat! If you’re looking to try some small plate restaurants near your Madox apartment, then visit the ones below.


Third and Vine, located at 353 3rd Street, Jersey City which is about a mile and a half from your Madox apartment, is a relaxed bar offering a wide selection of wines and cheeses, plus small plates and craft cocktails.


Don’t miss out on some of their signature small plate dishes such as the butternut squash risotto cake, stuffed peppers, beef, pork and ricotta meatballs, mac and cheese and braised pork. They also have tons of hot sandwiches on their menu as well as various cheese and olive plates.


Matt and Meera, located at 618 Washington Street in Hoboken which is about three miles from your Madox apartment, is a sleek, brick-walled eatery offering creative Indian small plates and snacks, such as naan pizzas. You don’t often see Indian food fused into Mediterranean-style small plates, so for those who like to eat outside the box, this is the spot.


Third and Vine

353 3rd Street, Jersey City NJ 07302

(201) 533-8309



Matt and Meera

618 Washington Street, Hoboken NJ 07063

(201) 683-9431


The Best Zoos Near Your Madox Apartment

August 16, 2017

Now that summer is in full swing, there’s no better place to be than the outdoors. Wild animals seem to think so, too – which is why summer is the best time of the year to see some exotic animals and explore the area’s best zoos.

Near your Madox apartment there are tons of zoos, making a perfect day trip for the whole family. Read on to discover where some of the best zoos near Jersey City – and creatures from all over the world – can be found!

The Liberty Science Center Mini Zoo, located at 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City which is about two miles from your Madox apartment, is a great mini-zoo that is home to animals such as naked mole rats, bearded dragons, tamarin monkeys, blowfish and leaf-cutter ants.

While you’re there, make sure you check out the other rotating exhibits at the Liberty Science Center, including Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibit, Illusion: Nothing Is As It Seems, Block Party and many more.

Turtleback Zoo, located at 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange which is about 15 miles from your Madox apartment, has tons of animals including alligators, wolves, prairie dogs and much more. A zoo that is constantly growing, they have recently added a giraffe and a lion exhibit.

A carousel park and picnic rea also opened this year at Turtleback Zoo. Skilled artisans have crafted, sculpted and hand-painted each figure of the endangered species-themed carousel in exquisite detail, so make sure you check it out next time you’re at this zoo.


The Liberty Science Center Mini Zoo

222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City NJ 07305




Turtleback Zoo

560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange NJ 07052



Where To Go Horseback Riding Near Your Madox Apartment

August 8, 2017

With this beautiful, sunny, summertime weather, we have no excuse to stay holed up in our Madox apartments, no matter how beautiful they are – instead, it’s time to get out there in the great outdoors and get in touch with nature!


One way to do that is to take a scenic trail ride through the wilderness on horseback. Our Madox apartments may be situated in a bustling city, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t stables just a short drive away, making for a perfect weekend activity. Read on to find out where you can go horseback riding this weekend.


Elite Equine Group at Garrett Mountain Equestrian Center, located at 1 Park Road, Woodland Park which is about 30 minutes from your Madox apartment, is a full-service equestrian facility nestled on 26 acres within the Garret Mountain Reservation. They offer exclusive guided trail rides on horseback on over 550 acres of beautiful trails at their facility.

This equestrian center also offers trail rides, riding lessons, boarding, leases, summer camps, birthday parties and much more, so come to them with all of your equestrian needs!


Seaton Hackney Stables, located at 440 South Street in Morristown which is about 40 minutes from your Madox apartment, is located on the scenic flatlands of Morristown and trail rides are offered through Loantaka Park, a shady, wooded and relaxing park.


One hour, one and a half hour or even two hour guided trail rides are offered weekdays and weekends. Experienced riders are also welcome to forge their own path and go where they please through beautiful Morris County on horseback!


Elite Equine Group at Garrett Mountain Equestrian Center

1 Park Road, Woodland Park NJ 07076




Seaton Hackney Stables

440 South Street, Morristown NJ 07960

(973) 644-3355


Check Out These Local Breweries for National Beer Day

August 3, 2017

Beer lovers may find a way to enjoy their favorite brews any time of the year, but on Friday, August 4, they will have a special excuse when National Beer Day is finally here. Luckily for Madox apartment residents, there are tons of breweries right around the corner from home that make celebrating this ‘holiday’ easy.

These days, breweries are popping up all over the map and Jersey City is certainly no exception. Read on to find out what local breweries you can head to on August 4 to celebrate this fun holiday!

Departed Soles, located at 150 Bay St #2a, Jersey City which is about half a mile from your Madox apartment, is known as being the brewer of one of the top-ranked gluten-free beers in the country, making for a great stop for those who love beer but have some food allergies in the way.

Check out this brewery, which just expanded its space, as well as some of its most popular beers including A Dark Night, a gluten-free Cascadian dark ale, as well as GoodbIPA: Four My Homie, a light, floral, and citrusy IPA that is brewed with five different varieties of hops and is dry hopped with two varietals.

Magnify Brewing Company, located at 1275 Bloomfield Ave #40C, Fairfield which is about 25 miles from your Madox apartment, has four core, year round, beers, including Vine Shine IPA, Search Saison, Pale Ale, and the Black Wheat Ale.

Open Wednesday through Sunday, Magnify Brewing Company also releases new, experimental beers about once a month, so stop by this weekend to see what seasonal beers they have been working on!


Departed Soles

150 Bay St #2a, Jersey City NJ 07302

(201) 479-8578



Magnify Brewing Company

1275 Bloomfield Ave #40C, Fairfield NJ 07004


Visit These Theme Parks Near Your Madox Apartment

July 27, 2017

With the weather finally nice and hot, those with a thrill-seeking attitude are starting to head to local theme parks for some weekend screams and roller coasters alongside friends and family. There are always new rides to check out and fried food favorites to enjoy!

Here in Jersey City, we are surrounded by amazing theme parks that make for a fun weekend getaway and ideal summer destination. If you love to get your adrenaline pumping, head to one of these parks this coming weekend and enjoy the beautiful summer weather!

Land of Make Believe, located at 354 Great Meadows Rd, Hope which is about an hour from your Madox apartment, is a great theme park for the kids since most of its rides are geared towards those under eight years of age.

For 60 years, the Land of Make Believe has been entertaining families from the tri-state area. Family favorites include the million-dollar Action River Ride, the brand new Ferris wheel, a roller coaster, Buccaneer Pirate and Wading Pool, Tilt-A-Whirl, Civil War Locomotive, a hayride, Old McDonald’s Farm and the Middle-Earth Theater.

Morey’s Piers, located at 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood which is about two and a half hours from your Madox apartment, makes for a great weekend getaway in the family-friendly waterfront city and pier of Wildwood.

With various piers and rides including the Mariner’s Pier, Surfside Pier and Adventure Pier as well as the Raging Waters Water Park and Ocean Oasis Water Park, there’s certainly something for everyone in Wildwood at Morey’s Piers.


Land of Make Believe

354 Great Meadows Rd, Hope NJ 07844

(908) 459-9000



Morey’s Piers

3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood NJ 08260

(609) 729-3700




Play Some Mini Golf Near Your Madox Apartment at These Local Courses

July 21, 2017

From the interesting courses to the adorable statues and pretty shrubbery and waterfalls, everyone likes to get away for an hour or two with the family for some mini golf in the warm weather regardless of their golf skills.

Being that mini golf is such an ideal and low-key weekend activity, there are tons of mini golf courses located near your Madox apartment that are fun for the summertime. Read on to find out which course you can head to this weekend for some fun.

Monster Mini Golf, located at 49 E Midland Ave, Paramus which is about 20 miles from your Madox apartment, is a monster-themed mini-golf chain featuring a glow-in-the-dark indoor course, plus arcade games and a DJ.

Whether you’re visiting for the first time, or the hundredth, you feel the excitement and adventure of playing mini golf among a scary but cool monster décor with custom and animated props at every turn. All locations are unique and custom designed.

Essex County Safari MiniGolf, located at 9 Cherry Ln, West Orange which is 20 miles from your Madox apartment, is an award winning 19-hole course. Experience a taste of Africa as you putt around a life size gorilla, hippo and many other African creatures!

Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, adults can get their admission for $10 each and children for $8 each. An ideal locale for birthday parties and other events, stop by this fun golf course today to see what they’re all about.


Monster Mini Golf

49 E Midland Ave, Paramus NJ 07652

(201) 261-0032



Essex County Safari MiniGolf

9 Cherry Ln, West Orange NJ 07052

(862) 520-5024


Where to Get a Hot Dog This National Hot Dog Day

July 17, 2017

There’s nothing that says “summertime” like a hot dog fresh off the grill, coated in any of your favorite toppings such as mustard, ketchup, relish and more. To celebrate the famous hot dog, National Hot Dog Day is well on its way on July 19 and there’s only one – and very easy – way to celebrate, which is of course by enjoying a hot dog.

Although we have tons of upscale, fine dining restaurants here in Jersey City, we also have laid-back, casual eateries where you can enjoy a hot dog this summer in your shorts and T-shirt. Read on to find out what the best hot dog joints are near your Madox apartment!

Five Guys, located at 286 Washington St, Jersey City which is about half a mile from your Madox apartment, is a fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers, fries and hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait.

Their hot dog options include the classic hot dog, cheese dog, bacon dog and bacon cheese dog, among many other menu selections such as burgers, sandwiches, French fries, shakes and other drinks.

Checkers, located at 823 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City which is about two and a half miles from your Madox apartment, is a chain eatery serving fast-food classics like burgers, hot dogs, French fries and shakes.

The hot dog selections includes the grilled hot dog on a toasted bun; the chili dog, which is a grilled all-beef hot dog smothered in meaty chili and covered with red onions; and the chili cheese dog, which is a grilled all-beef hot dog smothered in zesty chili and crowned with cheese.


Five Guys

286 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 433-6700




823 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City NJ 07304

(201) 413-5458


Restock Your Wardrobe This Summer at These Local Stores

July 12, 2017

Now that summer is in full force, you may be looking in your closet wanting to see some new swimsuits, shorts, tank tops and sandals. It may not be close to Christmastime, but there’s no reason not to treat yourself with a new summer wardrobe!

Luckily for Madox residents, Jersey City is a bustling city filled with boutiques that make restocking for the summertime simple and fun. Read on to find out what shops you should check out this weekend for swimsuits, summer attire and more.

Tias, located at 277 Grove St, Jersey City which is half a mile from your Madox apartment, is a stylish shop featuring women’s fashions by up-and-coming designers, plus accessories and furniture.

Some of the current trends that can be found at Tias include high-waisted pants, trousers, casual dresses, day to evening dresses, maxi dresses, midi dresses, bodysuits, crew neck shirts and t-shirts and tank tops for the summertime.

Mint Market, located at 303 1st St, Hoboken which is about two and a half miles from your Madox apartment, is known for their vintage-inspired clothing, jewelry and handbags for women in a narrow, stylish storefront.

Mint Market started in the summer of 2013 with a tiny, off-the-beaten path location in founder, Valerie Duardo’s hometown of Hoboken. Now going on its fourth year, the store expanded to Jersey City with a second location on Grove St. to revisit its original roots as a shop selling both well-curated vintage and contemporary items.



277 Grove St, Jersey City NJ 07302

(201) 451-9358



Mint Market

303 1st St, Hoboken NJ 07030

(201) 706-8380


Where to Find Barbecue This Fourth of July

July 1, 2017

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and there’s not a more traditional way to celebrate than to enjoy some smoky, fresh barbecue right from the grill. From ribs to chicken and more, every American loves a heaping plate of barbecue to celebrate our country and the summertime.

Luckily for Madox residents, there are tons of spots for barbecue in your Jersey City neighborhood in case you don’t feel like firing up the grill this Fourth of July. Read on to find out where you can find the best barbecue restaurants for you and your friends and family without having to stand in a long line at the grocery store.

Hamilton Pork, located at 247 10th St, Jersey City which is about a mile and a half from your Madox apartment, serves Texas style BBQ plates, sandwiches and signature tacos paired with cocktails and beer in rustic digs.

Make sure you try some of their favorite meats, such as their brisket, pulled pork, lamb belly, pork ribs, turkey breast, chicken, pork belly, gigantic beef rib, prime rib, pulled chicken and baby back ribs. They also offer tacos, sandwiches, dessert and brunch.

Carvao BBQ, located at 686 Bergen Ave, Jersey City which is about two miles from your Madox apartment, is known for their open-pit BBQ meats and cocktails served in a casual eatery with rustic decor and flat-screen TVs.

Carvao, the Portuguese word for charcoal, is an idea that stemmed from the owners’ love of open flame cooking. It is essentially a mix of traditional and new: a modern take on the classic BBQ restaurant that we all know and love.


Hamilton Pork

247 10th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 957-7245



Carvao BBQ

686 Bergen Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 369-6955


The Best Seafood Restaurants Near Your Madox Apartment

June 26, 2017

Although in a bustling city like Jersey City we have the opportunity to eat fresh seafood any time of the year, there seems to be no better time to enjoy it than the summertime, when we can sit outside, watch the sun go down and eat some locally-caught seafood with our friends and family.

Near your Madox apartment, there is certainly no shortage of seafood restaurants right around the corner. Read on to find out where you should have a mouthwatering dinner tonight!

Just BeClaws, located at 280 1st St, Jersey City which is a mile and a half from your Madox apartment, is a family-style seafood spot serving po’ boys and shrimp baskets in a nautical-themed, industrial space.

With a menu featuring Southern cuisine with Vietnamese influence, this restaurant is definitely different than your average seafood restaurant. Stop by tonight to see what fusion specials they are currently featuring!

Morgan Fish Market and Restaurant, located at 2801 John F. Kennedy Blvd #1215, Jersey City which is two and a half miles from your Madox apartment, is a bare-bones restaurant serving Mediterranean and seafood dishes such as hummus and grilled garlic shrimp.

An Egyptian restaurant with a seafood swing, Morgan is another example of the amazing international cuisine found throughout the city. Stop by today for lunch with a twist or a relaxing, casual dinner!


Just BeClaws

280 1st St, Jersey City

(201) 459-9100




2801 John F. Kennedy Blvd #1215, Jersey City

(201) 792-2400


Check Out These Ice Cream Shops Near Your Madox Apartment

June 21, 2017

For the past few months, it’s simply been too chilly to enjoy a tall ice cream cone on a Jersey City street, but now that June is finally here, the time has come – you deserve some homemade ice cream to top off a weekend meal on your way back to your Madox apartment!

Fortunately for Madox residents, our building is surrounded by ice cream shops sporting every flavor from cookies and cream to cotton candy. Find out which shops are closest to your apartment by reading on below!

Mike Sugar Love Creamery, located at 19 McWilliams Pl, Jersey City which is about a mile and a half from your Madox apartment, is a small shop for gourmet ice cream and baked treats made from organic and local ingredients.

All of the ice cream is made from organic milk and cream and the shop is committed to using sustainable bowls and spoons which are made of fully compostable, recyclable or biodegradable substances such as sugar cane and birch, so you can know that you can enjoy your ice cream while helping the environment!

Torico, located at 20 Erie St, Jersey City which is about half a mile from your Madox apartment, is a long-standing shop offering a wide selection of house made ice creams in a relaxed space.

A truly international shop, Torico also serves Asian-inspired flavors, like green tea, litchi and ube (purple yam), along with Italian ices and sorbets. Stop by today to discover new and classic flavors of ice cream in your own neighborhood!


Milk Sugar Love Creamery

19 McWilliams Pl, Jersey City


(201) 984-0530



20 Erie St, Jersey City



Where to go for Father’s Day near your Madox apartment

June 14, 2017

We can always rely on dads to be slaving away at the grill on a weekend summer night, eager to cook up some steaks, chicken and ribs. However, now that Father’s Day is almost here on Sunday, June 18, it’s time to reverse the roles and take dad out for his favorite meal for a change.

If you’re looking to take dad to a good-old-fashioned steakhouse this Father’s Day, you’re certainly in luck – there are tons of steakhouses located near your Madox apartment. Read on to find out where you should treat the number one man in your life for his special day.

Liberty Prime Steakhouse, located at 111 Montgomery St, Jersey City which is less than a half a mile from your Madox apartment, serves classic American steak and seafood dishes in a swanky, traditionally decorated space.

You can’t miss out on these steaks – Liberty Prime partners with one of New York’s oldest and most respected butchers – Debragga and Spitler, founded in the early 1920s – to hand-select and cut meats to their specifications.

Edward’s Steakhouse, located at 239 Marin Blvd, Jersey City which is four blocks from your Madox apartment, serves traditional steakhouse fare plus seafood and high-end wines in a 19th-century brownstone.

Edward’s Steakhouse has two elegantly appointed dining rooms and a classic Prohibition era bar to provide the perfect venue for Father’s Day. Plus, they have recently upgraded their offerings to include premium 28 day-dry aged steak selections, sourced from the finest purveyors in the New York City area.


Liberty Prime Steakhouse

111 Montgomery St., Jersey City


(201) 333-3633


Edward’s Steakhouse

239 Marin Blvd, Jersey City

(201) 761-0000



Cool Off at These Pools Near Your Madox Apartment

June 9, 2017

Now that the weather is finally heating up, those of us who love to spend some quality time poolside – catching a tan, reading a book or practicing our backstroke – are getting eager to find a nearby pool to call our own.

Here in Jersey City, we are surrounded by luxury pools that have all that we could want – a poolside bar, crisp, blue water and some hot sun. Read on to find out what pools you should stop by this summer.

Pershing Field Pool, located at 201 Central Ave, Jersey City which is about three miles from your Madox apartment, is an indoor public pool open all year, offering open swimming as well as swim lessons and scuba classes.

Plus, the pool is surrounded by 14 acres of recreational space and includes tennis courts, a basketball court, bocce ball courts, baseball fields, a running track, a children’s playground with water sprinkler, a community center and an ice skating rink, making for a great day out no matter what you feel like doing!

Lafayette Pool, located at 303 Van Horne St, Jersey City which is about a mile and a half from your Madox apartment, is a fun, public pool that is perfect for the whole family with its water slides, kids pool and private swimming lanes.

Open until September 5, many Jersey City residents can be found hanging out this pool every weekend during the summer months! Stop on by for a relaxing and fun day out with your neighbors.


Pershing Field Pool

201 Central Ave., Jersey City

(201) 547-5003



Lafayette Pool

303 Van Horne St, Jersey City

(201) 547-5003


Where To Go Strawberry Picking Near Your Madox Apartment

June 1, 2017

In New Jersey, which is truly the ‘Garden State,’ there’s a perfect season for all of our favorite fruits and vegetables. This holds true for one of our summertime favorite fruits – strawberries!

Here in Jersey City, there are tons of farms located near our Madox apartments that offer a green getaway and a way for visitors to do their own strawberry picking. If you’re looking for a fun weekend activity for the whole family, check out one of these farms this Saturday or Sunday before the end of the strawberry season!

Wightman’s Farms, located at 1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown which is about 45 minutes from your Madox apartment, is a family owned and operated farm since 1922 featuring hay rides, animals and pick-your-own programs throughout the year.

To get started picking your strawberries at Wightman’s Farms, a family only has to pay $15, which includes two reusable bags, coupons for the farm, and water bottles for up to five people.

Stony Hill Gardens, located at 8 State Rt. 24, Chester which is about an hour from your Madox apartment, is a family owned business in the heart of New Jersey that provides fresh produce, plants, baked goods and fun for the whole family.

Here, visitors can pick their own strawberries on two acres of land from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week. Strawberries cost $3.99 a pound and entry costs $2.99 per person, which includes picking boxes and access to the rope maze, tile maze and barnyard boardgames.


Wightman’s Farms

1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown

(973) 425-9819



Stony Hill Gardens

8 State Rt. 24, Chester

(908) 879-2696



Don’t Miss This Memorial Day Parade Near Your Madox Apartment

May 26, 2017

Memorial Day is finally almost here on May 29 – the day that we will celebrate those who have served for our military by foregoing our workdays to attend parades, see friends and family and enjoy the great weather that the spring season has finally brought to us.

At our Madox apartments, we are lucky to be surrounded by tons of exciting Memorial Day celebrations that will get you outside with some great summer foods and drink and also give you the chance to honor those who have served for us through parades throughout the region. However, there is one big parade in the area that is definitely a can’t-miss!

The Hoboken 119th annual Memorial Day Parade, which is the oldest continuous parade in New Jersey, will assemble near City Hall (1st Street and Washington Street) and proceed north on Washington Street to the reviewing stand on 10th Street and Washington Street in front of the Hoboken Elks Lodge.

Before the parade, there will be an interfaith memorial service at Community Church of Hoboken located at 600 Garden Street, Hoboken which is about two and a half miles from your Madox apartment and after the parade, there will be a Hudson County Memorial Day service at Holy Name Cemetery of Jersey City at 823 West Side Avenue, which is also about two and a half miles from your Madox apartment.

This parade, which will be filled with marching bands, school and community groups, the grand marshal and company and more, is a can’t-miss local activity so make sure that you make your way there on Memorial Day!


Hoboken 119th annual Memorial Day Parade

1st Street and Washington Street


Head to Pier 13 in Hoboken This Spring

May 19, 2017

With the air finally warmer, Hoboken and Jersey City residents are finally ready to head to their favorite local hotspot – Pier 13, a family friendly beer garden that offers a variety of food, drinks, and activities, located at 1301 Sinatra Drive North, Hoboken, which is about three and a half miles from your Madox apartment.

Pier 13 prides itself on being the ‘city’s backyard’ and it serves as the communal gathering spot for food, drinks, social events such as movie nights and live music, sightseeing and activities on the water.

When it comes to getting something to eat with a twist, Pier 13 is a great destination since they host various new food trucks everyday such as Amanda’s Bananas, Pizza Vita, Empanada Guy, Luke’s Lobster and more. Plus, a huge array of beverages are served on the pier such as craft beer, frozen cocktails, homemade punch, sangria and other daily specials.

Once summer is here, Pier 13 becomes even more popular since they host various activities on the water such as stand-up paddle boarding tours and classes, where participants will get to see The Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Liberty State Park and more. These classes also make for a great workout!

Kayaking tours are also offered from Pier 13, in which no previous experience kayaking is required. Since the tours tend to fill up quickly because they make for a fun yet relaxing daytime activity, make sure you make your reservation in advance!


Pier 13

1301 Sinatra Drive North, Hoboken

(201) 798-8065


Visit These Local Paint and Sip Studios for Mother’s Day

May 11, 2017

When Mother’s Day comes around on May 14, most loyal sons and daughters will happily take their beloved mother to brunch or out to dinner. However, thanks to the new paint-and-sip studio sensation that has been all the rage lately, there’s now something much more fun that you can do with your mom this Mother’s Day – take her to a paint and sip studio, where you and her can craft your own paintings while enjoying a nice bottle of wine or beer.

Here in Jersey City, there are tons of paint and sip studios on every corner that would be the perfect destination for you and your mother this May 14. Read on to find out which one would be best for you!


Cork and Canvas, a paint and sip studio located at 275 Newark Avenue, Jersey City which is about a mile and a half from your Madox apartment, is the city’s newest paint and sip studio where talented artists will instruct you step-by-step how to paint the ‘painting of the evening’ while you enjoy drinks.

There’s no experience necessary to paint at Cork and Canvas, and tons of seasonal paintings as well as daily events are available, so make sure you check out their calendar to see what’s going on!


Blackbird Gallery and Art Studio, located at 189 Brunswick St, Jersey City which is about a mile and a half from your Madox apartment, has a unique way to manage their paint and sip classes – they don’t show you the end result of what your painting is supposed to look like, so every painting will be completely different and unique to you!

Currently, the studio is hosting a special where any paint and sip ticket, which includes all painting materials and instruction, cost only $30 per person so if you are interested in booking a spot for Mother’s Day, now is the time to do it!


Cork and Canvas

275 Newark Avenue, Jersey City



Blackbird Gallery and Art Studio

189 Brunswick St, Jersey City

(201) 565-5828


Where to Grab Some Authentic Mexican Cuisine for Cinco de Mayo

May 3, 2017

Cinco de Mayo is almost here on May 5, and whether you have Mexico running through your veins or you just love some good fajitas and nachos, there’s no better way to celebrate this exciting holiday than with some authentic Mexican food and drinks.

Here in Jersey City, where we are blessed with being surrounded by restaurants and bars from around the world, we certainly have no shortage of Mexican eateries that make the perfect destination for Cinco de Mayo. Read on to find out where you can celebrate on May 5!


Orale Mexican Kitchen, located at 341 Grove Street, Jersey City which is about half a mile from your Madox apartment, is a buzzing hangout with quirky “Day of the Dead” decor, a big tequila menu and classic comfort food. If you’re into Mexican cuisine with a modern twist, then this restaurant and bar is for you!

On their menu, don’t miss out on some of their customer favorites such as the blackberry port duck confit tacos with seared duck confit, blackberry port wine reduction, blackberries, red cabbage slaw and crisp tortilla strips alongside flour tortillas.


Taqueria Downtown, located at 236 Grove Street, Jersey City which is less than a half a mile from your Madox apartment, serves authentic tacos, enchiladas, breakfast and sides in a fun eatery with outdoor seats. Make sure you get here early, as it tends to be crowded!

Don’t miss their classic Mexican favorites such as the carnitas tacos, guacamole and chips, bistec tacos, pescado tacos or the bistec quesadillas.


Orale Mexican Kitchen

341 Grove Street, Jersey City

(201) 333-0001


Taqueria Downtown

236 Grove Street, Jersey City

(201) 333-3220

Visit these Local Parks in Jersey City for Earth Day

April 20, 2017

Here are the Madox apartments, we have the best of both worlds – we live in a bustling, busy city and we also have plenty of access to green space. With Earth Day almost here on April 22, there is no better time to take advantage of that than now!

If you’re looking to finally enjoy this warm weather by taking the dog out, going for a walk or just throwing the Frisbee around, then check out one of the 60 parks located near your Madox apartment.


Liberty State Park, located on Freedom Way in Jersey City which is about four miles from your Madox apartment, sits on 1,200 acres on which families can spend the day biking, walking, running, playing, flying kites, picnicking, playing sports, fishing, crabbing, or sightseeing along the Hudson River Walkway.

Liberty State Park is also home to some of the region’s most vital wetlands, providing a year round sanctuary for a wide variety of wildlife, fish and birds. In fall, winter and spring, the Park is a significant stop and nesting site for many species of migratory birds, including the great snowy owl.


Lincoln Park, located about three miles from your Madox apartment, is the largest park in Hudson County which has athletic facilities, statuary, trails and wildlife habitats. Lincoln Park East is known for its many sports fields – there are 21 outdoor tennis courts, seven baseball fields, a cricket pitch, three children’s playgrounds, the Charlie Mays running track, five basketball courts, two football fields, two soccer fields, and four handball/paddleball courts.

As the first park in the Hudson County Park System, it’s no wonder that families flock to Lincoln Park in warmer weather!


Liberty State Park

Freedom Way, Jersey City


(201) 915-3403


Lincoln Park

1 Lincoln Park, Jersey City


(201) 915-1388

Check Out These Local Gardening Centers for Earth Day

April 17, 2017

With Earth Day almost here on April 22, there’s no better way to celebrate all of the beautiful greenery of the Garden State than by sprucing up your Madox apartment with some fresh flowers and plants. Fortunately for Madox residents, there are tons of gardening centers located in your neighborhood that are perfect for helping you add some color and life after this winter.

14th Street Garden Center, located at 793 Jersey Ave in Jersey City which is about a mile and a half from your Madox apartment, has been the city’s premiere family-run garden center since it opened in 1994. They have a wide selection of both indoor foliage to outdoor blooming perennials, from quart size annuals perfect for window boxes to fresh locally grown herbs to large bamboo plants.

The 14th Street Garden Center keeps a full selection of plants year-round to suit city living, so you can stop by this popular shop any time of year! Plus, they can pot your plants for you as well as deliver them.

Orange Garden Supply, located at 360 Alden Street in Orange which is about 30 minutes from your Madox apartment, is packed with the highest quality trees and shrubs that you can find anywhere. Their greenhouse has a large selection of premium annuals, organic vegetable plants, hanging baskets, roses, perennial flowers, tropical plants, herbs, topsoil, sod, mulch, seeds and more.

They also specialize in on-time, same-day delivery, so if you pick out a plant that just won’t fit, the Orange Garden Supply has got you covered. Make the trip to this comprehensive spot for your larger gardening needs!



14th Street Garden Center

793 Jersey Ave, Jersey City


(201) 963-1414


Orange Garden Supply

360 Alden Street, Orange


(973) 672-2212

Grab an Easter Basket From One of These Local Chocolate Shops

April 11, 2017

For many of us, one of the best parts of Easter is getting to indulge in some scrumptious Easter eggs and other colorful candies – especially after the long 40 days of Lent, when many choose to give up sweets. However, luckily for Madox residents, there’s no need to head to any old chain store for wonderful chocolates – here in Jersey City, we have plenty of options for homemade sweets.

If you’re looking to fill up an Easter basket for you child – or even just for you – then head to one of these local chocolate shops for some mouthwatering candies!


Lee Sims Chocolates, located at 743 Bergen Ave, Jersey City which is about two miles from your Madox apartment, is owned and managed by the fourth generation of the same family and is still located in the charming retail storefront where they started business many decades ago.

For the holiday, they are offering tons of Easter basket options as well as Easter bunnies, jelly beans and foiled candies, among many other items. If you’re looking to send some Easter love to someone far away, no need to worry – Lee Sims Chocolates offers shipping of their products to many states throughout America!


L’atelier du chocolat, located at 321 Marin Blvd Suite #8, Jersey City which is about half a mile from your Madox apartment, is run by Master Chocolatier Eric Girerd, who combines the finest selected ingredients and artisan techniques to bring the most delectable chocolate treats – perfect for Eastertime.

Eric Girerd’s chocolates are haute couture, with a timeless style which feels classic yet contemporary, perfect for an ‘adult’ gift basket to give to friends and family.


Lee Sims Chocolates

743 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City




L’atelier du chocolat

321 Marin Blvd Suite #8, Jersey City



Where to Enjoy Easter Brunch in Jersey City

April 7, 2017

Easter is right around the corner on April 16, and if you don’t feel like cooking for a room full of people in your Madox apartment, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate – many area restaurants will be hosting Easter brunch, making for a fun and festive day out.

If you’re looking to enjoy some brunch goodies on Easter Sunday without ever having to turn on your Madox apartment oven, then check out some of these local restaurants in your Jersey City neighborhood.


Liberty House Restaurant, located at 76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City which is only about a half a mile from your Madox apartment, is an American eatery serving steaks and seafood in chic digs on the water with Manhattan views.

This year’s menu will offer an assortment of cheeses and fruits, baked good, pastries, breakfast options, pasta, salad, a carving station with turkey, leg of lamb, maple glazed ham, as well as a seafood station with salmon, Rockfish fillets, PEI mussels and paella. This local favorite is a classic dining spot that is well-suited for holidays such as Easter.


Amelia’s Bistro, located at 187 Warren St, Jersey City which is only a block away from your Madox apartment, serves New American comfort-food favorites in an open, upbeat setting.

The restaurant will serve brunch items including Amelia’s Club omelet, Caramel Crunch Brioche French Toast, Broccoli rabe, garlic, and lemon on a baguette, BLTs, crepes, soup, salad, crostini, flat bread and small tapas. This is a great spot for celebrating with family or with friends!


Liberty House Restaurant

76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City

(201) 395-0300



Amelia’s Bistro

187 Warren St, Jersey City


(201) 332-2200

Use These Local Housekeeping Services for Spring Cleaning

April 3, 2017

Now that spring is finally in the air, there’s no better time to do some ‘spring cleaning’ around your Madox apartment by getting rid of some old junk, getting in those nooks and crannies and getting ready for a summer of fun in Jersey City. However, if cleaning really isn’t your thing, no need to worry – there are plenty of local cleaning services near your Madox apartment.

If your idea of cleaning includes walking out of your Madox apartment and coming home a few hours later to a sparkling home, then give one of these local businesses a call today!


Liberty Housekeeping, headquartered at 115 Mercer Street, Jersey City which is about 10 blocks from your Madox apartment, prides itself on having open communication with its clients by promising no upsells and no hidden prices.

Plus, Liberty Housekeeping uses products that are powerful, yet without that harsh chemical smell and residue and are made with plant and mineral based cleaning ingredients. All of their products are even acknowledged by the EPA’s Design for Environment program.


Maid in JC, located at 25 McWilliams Place, Jersey City which is about a mile and a half from your Madox apartment, is made up of two downtown Jersey City residents who only use organic cleaning solutions for their clients.

They guarantee amazing cleaning and 100 percent customer satisfaction – if you are not satisfied with the completed cleaning, you can call or email them within 24 hours of service and they will return to address whatever they have missed.


Liberty Housekeeping

115 Mercer Street, Jersey City

(201) 984-3512



Maid in JC

25 McWilliams Place, Jersey City



Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Near Your Madox Apartment

March 7, 2017

Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner on March 17, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with some traditional Irish fare like corn beef and cabbage, bangers and mash and, of course, a tall glass of Guinness. Luckily for Madox residents, there are tons of authentic Irish pubs located right around the corner from home.

Willie McBride’s, located at 616 Grand Street in Hoboken which is about two and a half miles from your Madox apartment, has a wide array of draft beers as well as pub grub in a small, intimate space with open fireplaces as well as live music. On Saint Patrick’s Day, the live music at Willie McBride’s will start at 5 p.m. with Agus coming on at that time and the Nerds coming on at 11 p.m.

If you’re looking to get some traditional Irish grub during the festivities, then don’t miss out on the moonshine BBQ with beef short ribs, moonshine BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, mashed potatoes and vegetables or the stout sirloin steak with sliced marinated steak topped with caramelized onions over mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

The Dubliner, located at 96 River Street in Hoboken which is about two and a half miles from your Madox apartment, is a buzzy tri-level Irish pub with bar bites downstairs plus beer buckets and margaritas on the roof tiki bar. The largest bar in Hoboken, the Dubliner also has insane views of New York City from its rooftop bar.

From the menu, don’t miss out on traditional Irish fare such as the shepherd’s pie, which is freshly ground beef with vegetables and gravy, topped with mashed potatoes.


Willie McBride’s

616 Grand Street, Hoboken


(201) 610-1522


The Dubliner

96 River Street, Hoboken


(201) 656-7731

American Eats at Latham House of Jersey City

February 28, 2017

Jersey City doesn’t seem to disappoint when it comes to new restaurants.  June 2017 will mark Latham House’s one year anniversary but they are still receiving praise from all over the metro area.  If you’re someone who loves a nice rustic setting while enjoying dinner or brunch with friends, then you’ll want to make a reservation at Latham House of Jersey City ASAP!

It won’t be long until everyone in Jersey City is dining outside enjoying fresh air, drinks and of course…delicious food. Latham House has indoor and outdoor seating and has created quite a buzz in the community.  Their beautiful interior consists of dark wood, white walls and a long row of beautiful grey-marbled tabletops, all of which help the restaurant stand out.

Chef and owner, Dan Latham grew up in Upstate New York and studied cooking at the Culinary Institute of America.  Latham House serves American cuisine and the menu has influences from his up-bringing on the East Coast along with his wife’s West Coast background. Some signature dishes you can look forward to are the Cuban Reuben sandwich made with tender corned beef (cooked for 12 hours), special mustard sauce, spicy slaw and fries. Keep this sandwich in mind for St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re looking for a comfort dish, you must try their chicken pot pie or the Thai Bouillabaisse made with seafood in a curry coconut broth.  The burgers are also a popular item at this Jersey City eatery.

Stop by their happy hour every Tuesday-Friday from 2pm-7pm. We suggest their Turnpike Martini (Grey Goose Le Poire, pear nectar, lemon-ginger syrup) or the Latham Bloody during the weekend.

Latham House

299 Marin Blvd

Jersey City, NJ 07302


Mardi Gras in Jersey City

February 27, 2017

You don’t have to travel to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. Jersey City has a variety of places that are holding events and festivities the Big Easy style. Whether you love New Orleans for the decadent food, specialty cocktails, music scene, or traditions, here are some fun Jersey City places to check out this Fat Tuesday.

Jersey City’s South House will be hosting a Fat Tuesday Party all day on February 28th. The bar will be stocked with Fat Tuesday drinks including Carnival punch, hurricanes, “swamp water” shots, and Abita Purple Haze drafts. Popular for its great live music, South House will host Brooklyn’s High and Mighty Brass Band in the house. This dynamic group of talented musicians has shared the stage with famous artists like Galactic, DJ Logic, Dr. John, and Trombone Shorty. They have the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences. Their live performances are coined “a party in progress” since they leave you extremely entertained and inspired.

Enjoy traditional Creole, Cajun, or Authentic NOLA inspired cuisine as a way to celebrate. Crawfish is a New Orleans specialty that is always on the menu at Just Beclaws in Jersey City. For beer lovers who want a more casual atmosphere, check out Zeppelin Hall’s Cajun food fest featuring a dozen Cajun dishes that will be available through March 12th. Pizza fans can observe the holiday at Two Boots with Jambalaya and limited edition Swamp Witch pizza made with Andouille and alligator sausage.

What to do this Weekend in Jersey City

February 22, 2017

Wondering what to do this weekend? Jersey City is full of cultural events that are fun to enjoy solo, on a date, with the family, or a group of friends. Check out what’s happening not too far from Madox this weekend.


Saturday February 25th:

Family Weekend Lab: I Scream for Ice Cream

Family Weekend Labs is hosting “I Scream for Ice Cream” program at Liberty Science Center from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM in honor of February being Children’s Dental Health Month. Learn about dental health then stick around for LSC-made liquid nitrogen ice cream. Designed for families with children ages 5-11, Family Weekend Lab is $40 per person; $25 for LSC members and you can buy tickets at the Box Office or contact us to make reservations: 201-253-1310 or sales@lsc.org.


Meet and Greet with Elsa and Olaf

If your kids are Frozen fans then you are in luck because Elsa and Olaf of Disney’s Frozen are heading to Newport Skates, where they’ll meet and take photos with children from Jersey City! The characters will be at the rink from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM and the event is free to the public.


High Tea and Richard III

Transport yourself to England with High Tea and some Shakespeare at Jersey City’s St. Paul’s Church in Bergen from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM. Stratford-upon-Duncan presents a staged reading of Shakespeare’s Richard III, directed by Patrick Taaffe. Admission is free but a donation of $10 is suggested to help cover the cost of the High Tea. RSVP to stratforduponduncan@gmail.com.


Prove It All Night! (WFMU Benefit!)

Enjoy a night of entertainment while supporting WFMU radio station at “Prove It All Night!” with Pat Byrne from 9:00 PM-Midnight at Jersey City’s Monty Hall.  This live DIY late night variety show hosted by Pat Byrne will feature stand up comedy from Seth Herzog (of Tonight Show fame), Mo Fry Pasic, and Carolyn Busa, live music from Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers, surprise guests and more. Opening and closing the show will be special guest DJ’s, Sunshine & the Rain! This event is a WFMU benefit show with a suggested donation of $10, but $5 will get you in otherwise.


Sunday February 26th:

“Meet the Artist” Series – Winard Harper presents Neil Clarke

Close out the weekend with an evening of electrifying rhythm and interesting stories from famed percussionist, Neil Clarke. Clarke will be performing and offering an exciting Q&A at Moore’s Lounge (aka Bill & Ruth’s) on Sunday February 26th from 6:30 PM-10:00 PM.





Spend Valentine’s Day at Liberty Science Center

February 10, 2017

Get your friends and loved ones together for an after-hours adventure at Liberty Science Center. This latest LSC event’s theme is “Sexy Science” being that it’s the week of Valentine’s Day. This is an event that your science loving pals will love!

At this party, you’ll learn all about the laws of attraction that make us nervous when that special someone walks by.  There will be plenty of dancing and fun experiments as well.  If you don’t have anyone to go with, don’t worry! You can fly solo because you never know who you may have chemistry with! If that isn’t enticing enough, there will be a Foo Fighters laser show in their massive IMAX dome theater.

You can ride in style to the event thanks to Jersey City Day Trippers.  There will be a free shuttle service to Liberty Science Center from the Grove Street PATH station from 5:45pm through 8:00pm.

There are two events you can look forward to after the LSC after-hours event.  Dream Big: Engineering Our World, will transform how we think about engineering; from the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and sustainable cities.  Secret Oceans 3D will also be a crowd-pleaser.  Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean.  He invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans.  Both films will be available February 17th.

Valentine’s Day Restaurants in Jersey City

February 9, 2017

There’s no quicker way to a person’s heart than through their stomach. Say ‘I Love You’ this Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner!

Many Jersey City restaurants have specials this Valentine’s Day so you can enjoy some quality time and quality food with a loved one. Here’s a list to help you plan the perfect night. Don’t forget to make those reservations!

Fire + Oak is offering a Valentine’s Day menu featuring a special Lovers Bliss cocktail, which features rosé champagne, Tito’s vodka, fresh strawberry puree and fresh mint syrup. A delicious three-course prix fixe meal will be offered all evening long including appetizers, main courses and a decadent selection of desserts.

Fire + Oak

 (201) 610-9610

485 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310


Battello is the place to go if you really want to set the mood. Sip on wine as you gaze at the NYC skyline over the Hudson with your Valentine’s date. Enjoy Battello’s charming ambiance and Chef Ryan DePersio’s mouthwatering three-course prix-fixe menu, offered at $85 per person, complemented by an optional wine pairing at $25 ($50/reserve). Seating is limited so make sure to book your reservation soon!


(201) 798-1798

 502 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07310


Liberty House specializes in farm-to-table cuisine and boasts a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline and lavish grounds. This Valentine’s Day, Chef Ken Trickilo has created a prix fixe menu for the special day. Enjoy a starter, main dish and a dessert for $85 per guest.

Liberty House

(201) 395-0300

76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ 07305


Satis Bistro is celebrating Valentine’s Day weekend with a prix fixe four-course menu starting at $95 per person with an optional $40 per person wine pairing add-on. Diners can look forward to an appetizer, pasta, entrée, and desert with specialties like beef carpaccio, lobster and crab pappardelle, filet mignon and chocolate couvert.

Satis Bistro

(201) 435-5151

212 Washington Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Where to Watch The Super Bowl in Jersey City

January 31, 2017

Super Bowl Sunday, the biggest game day of the whole year is rapidly approaching. It’s the day we get to cheat on our diets, scream at the TV, and watch funny halftime commercials.  Whether you’re with family, friends, or alone, you might be wondering where you can cheer for your favorite team. Here’s a list of seven places to watch the Super Bowl in Jersey City.


White Star at Harbor
Located in the Paulus Hook area, White Star at Harbor boasts plenty of flat screen TVs, has quality service, and food and drink specials you can enjoy during the game.
Website: http://www.whitestarbar.com/

Address: 179 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 209-1900
O’Haras Downtown
O’Haras Downtown is the ultimate sports bar. Highlights of the space include food and drink specials, a large space so you don’t feel cramped, 16 HD TVs, and one 70-inch and two 120-inch projection screens so you will not miss a second of the action.

Website: http://oharasjc.com/

Address: 172 First St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 239-7373

The Brightside Tavern 
Mosey on down to the beautiful Van Vorst Park section of Jersey City to watch the big game.  The Brightside Tavern has two huge projection screens and five TVs at the bar.  We recommend calling to make a reservation so you will be sure to have a good seat.

Website: http://www.brightsidetavern.com/

Address: 141 Bright St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 435-1234

The Corkscrew Bar & Grill

The Corkscrew is your neighborhood go to bar and the perfect place to watch the Super Bowl. Located in Jersey City Heights, the bar has a friendly staff, good service, plenty of TVs for your viewing, and food and drink specials for the occasion.  Last year they offered $0.50 wings, $3 shots, and $8 pitchers.

Website: http://corkscrewjc.com/

Address: 61 Congress St, Jersey City, NJ 07307

Phone: (201) 239-0087


Dorrian’s Red Hand

Dorrian’s is an ideal destination for your Super Bowl viewing.  The bar is right near the PATH train, light rail, and buses, which his convenient if you are meeting friends from out of town. They offer drink specials for the event and have a large menu full of delicious food to munch on while you watch the game on one of their many high-definition, big-screen TVs.

Website: www.dorrians-jerseycity.com

Address: 555 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Phone: (201) 626-6660


Zeppelin Hall Biergarten

Satisfy your German itch at Zeppelin Hall Biergarten for Super Bowl LI.  Perfect for beer, bratwurst, schnitzel, pretzel, and football lovers. It’s a great place to watch the game with a group of friends and to make new ones.

Address: 88 Grand St (at Liberty View Dr), Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 721-8888

PJ Ryan’s Tavern

PJ Ryan’s is the Van Vorst neighborhood bar that’s never too crowded and offers viewing for serious football fans.  They play the sound for most NFL games so they will most likely have it for the Super Bowl so you can catch all the commentary.  Also take advantage of the drink specials that will be offered all night long.

Website: http://www.pjryansjc.com/

Address: 292 Barrow St (Mercer St.), Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 333-8752




Jersey City Restaurant Week

January 30, 2017

If there’s any restaurants in Jersey City you’d like to try, now is the time! Hudson Restaurant Week will run until February 3rd and there are some great menus and dining options available.

Laico’s – This is a classic Italian restaurant in Jersey City that almost every foodie in the area has heard of.  If you love Italian dishes, we recommend making a reservation ASAP.  They have many options to choose from and $5.00 Tito’s drink specials.  Try their famous artichoke hearts or buratta salad to start and for an entrée try their veal parm, 14oz sirloin steak (with bleu cheese and mushrooms) or their French cut chicken (just to name a few).  End the evening with a nice tartufo, homemade pound cake with ice cream or chocolate cake.

Raval – For $30.00 you’ll get a 3-course meal and a drink of choice (draft beer, house wine or sangria).  Some items from the dinner menu include pan-seared prawns, butternut squash soup and mushroom croquetas.  As far as entrees, indulge in their polla a la plancha, paella (chicken, chorizo or vegetable) or a hardy burger.  They’ll serve their classic flan and bread pudding for dessert.  You’ll also love their authentic Spanish décor.

Amelia’s Bistro – A favorite here in Paulus Hook! Amelia’s is just steps away from our building so you don’t have to worry about parking or getting an Uber.  They have a fantastic 3-course dinner menu available as well.  We suggest starting with the pan-seared risotto cakes, kale salad or the sprouts and bacon thin flat bread.  For an entrée try the chicken sauvignon, skillet-seared cauliflower or the braised boneless short ribs, yum! End the night with a homemade apple skillet or tiramisu.

Jersey City’s Hottest New Bars for Winter

January 16, 2017

Another cool bar and restaurant has opened in Jersey City!  Pet Shop is the new neighborhood hot-spot that has everything you need: a jukebox, great drinks, food, an attentive staff, a photo booth and monthly events.  This is a unique bar because it serves mostly vegetarian dishes.  At Pet Shop, you’ll find Portobello fingers (parmesan breadcrumb crusted portabella strips served with honey mustard and red pepper aioli), cheese plates, poutine, lentil salad, cauliflower parm, and more.

The inside of Pet Shop is cozy and during the warmer months you can enjoy their outside area.  Wine lovers will also be happy to hear that they serve delicious red, white, and sparkling wines; they even added a wine bar in their basement! During the winter, we suggest their Pinot Nero (cherries, earthy taste at $12.00) or the Monastell ‘Joven’ Vina (dried blackberries at $9.00).  If you’re a beer lover, don’t worry, they have some great choices such as the Morning Glory (IPA) and the Matthias (Amber Ale) from Italy. Pet Shop is owned and operated by long-time Jersey City locals so they know exactly what Jersey City residents are looking for.  This month, Seinfeld fans can look forward to Seinfeld Trivia night on January 24th.

9C Tavern is also a popular neighborhood bar which just reopened this month.  They serve healthy options such as homemade hummus, veggie burgers and much more.  9C is known for their inexpensive drinks and great staff.  Brunch lovers will want to try their “Bloody Irishman” which is a classic Bloody Mary topped with Guinness and candied bacon, phew!

Craft Beer Lovers, Unite in Jersey City

December 31, 2016

It might be getting a little colder, but that won’t stop beer lovers from enjoying their favorite alcoholic beverage.  Lucky for you, Departed Soles Brewing Co. is located right in Jersey City.

Departed Soles opened its doors in the Powerhouse Arts District in Jersey City in the summer of 2015.  They are known to have great craft beer and pride themselves on being New Jersey’s first craft brewery offering craft beer with 100% gluten free ingredients.  Their owner studied intensive brewing science and engineering-brewery so he knows what he’s doing.  He believes that beer is “an integral part of American culture, whether it is drinking at BBQ’s, beer pong in college, or tailgating before a game or concert”.

Some of their favorite beers (which aren’t gluten free!) are The Nuggy Monster (a touch of Rye for sweetness, oats for body, plus a hardy hand of nugget hops), Deuces (rich fruity flavor plus a well-balanced bitterness) and their seasonal gluten-free pumpkin beer.

Word on the street is Departed Soles is also dog friendly! The next time you’re taking your pet for a long walk and wishing you could also meet up with your friends for a beer, make sure to check this place out! If you’re looking to spend your New Year’s Eve at Departed Soles, they’ll be open from 2-9pm and open on New Year’s Day from 2-7pm.

You can also pick up beers to-go from Departed Soles if you’d rather enjoy the them in your apartment at The Madox.

Party David Bowie Style in Jersey City

David Bowie fans will want to mark their calendars for the 3rd annual Bowie Birthday Bash at LITM.  This year it will also be a tribute to the first anniversary of his passing.  David Bowie has touched many of our lives with his music and art, and Jersey City has celebrated the famous artist after his death with street art and concerts. Gather your friends and head to one of Jersey City’s favorite bars on January 8th, 2017 for the latest tribute to the deceased rock star.

Attendees will enjoy a live concert at 7pm featuring Bowie tribute band Heroes, a five-piece band from New York City.  Following the performance, they’ll be serving Bowie themed cocktails all night.  You can even have your face painted and pictures taken if you want to post some groovy pictures on social media.  Make sure to wear comfortable shoes because this will turn into a dance party!

LITM is Jersey City’s destination for seasonal cocktails, food, and local art and film.  They have monthly art shows along with film screenings and have had over 100 exhibits.  Every day of the week they have specials such as half-priced wings, happy hour (Mon-Fri), taco Tuesday’s, trivia night and more.  Some of their signature cocktails include basil lemonade, ginger sidecar (a zesty twist on the classic sidecar) and sailor’s dark and stormy (Sailor Jerry rum and ginger beer).  Tasty food options you can indulge in are mac & cheese, steamed mussels, fish tacos and their classic burger.

LITM first opened in 2003 and has received awards such as “Best Casual Restaurant”.  Located right on Newark Ave (Pedestrian Mall), it’s the perfect spot to enjoy food and drinks with the community.  They also have outdoor seating available during the warmer months.

Party of the Century at Taphaus on NYE

December 27, 2016

Looking for a unique and classy event for New Year’s Eve? Taphaus is going to host one of the best parties in North Jersey.  The event is inspired by Truman Capote’s 1966 ‘Party of The Century’.

In 1966, Truman Capote hosted a party for over 500 people at the Grand Ballroom of New York’s Plaza Hotel for the “Black and White Ball”. The guest list included a mix of artists and socialites such as Frank Sinatra, Andy Warhol and Gloria Vanderbilt. It was indeed the party of the century and still talked about today.

For the Jersey City version at Taphaus, tickets are $150.00 and that includes premium open bar from 9-11PM, passed hors d’ oeuvres, unlimited champagne, the best view of Manhattan that Jersey City has to offer and fireworks over the Hudson River.  Some of the past appetizers you can look forward to are shrimp cocktail, lobster rolls, short rib sliders, steak skewers with veggies, crudités and bruschetta.

Taphaus is a unique atmosphere with an extensive 48 tap system featuring some of the best beers in the world.  They have a vast array of innovative food created by celebrity chef Chris Nirschel.  It has a capacity to seat 200 people as well as an amazing outdoor space that seats an additional 100.  Some of their popular menu items include the Haus burger, grilled avocado salad, grilled Bavarian pretzel and gorgonzola bacon burger.

There will also be a photo booth at the event so you’ll have plenty of opotunity to get some souvenirs! Don’t forget to use #partyofthecentury and #NYEJC as your hashtags on December 31st  if you’re sharing on social media.

Space Cantina Party at Liberty Science Center

December 9, 2016

Star Wars lovers unite! The Liberty Science Center is at it again and this time it’s the Space Cantina party on December 15th.  Bring your friends to an after-hours adventure and if you purchase an all-access pass you’ll be getting a screening of Star Wars: Rogue one.  If you’ve been to an LSC After Dark event, you know what a great party it is.

This will be an evening filled with activities such as drone racing, virtual reality games and a mysterious Jedi Quest.  You’ll be able to explore exhibits throughout the building such as the touch tunnel, infinity climber, rock wall and more.  Attendees will also get to experience a new laser Sci-Fi show in their massive IMAX dome theater and a Star Wars themed lightning show with their new Tesla coils.  The dance floor will be open and you can boogie down with the famous Droid, R2-D2.  That’s not all…be prepared to indulge in some delicious Cantina treats and cocktails throughout the night.

If you’ve been practicing your Wookie call leading up to the new movie make sure to put it on social media using #LSCAfterDark and you could win two free tickets to the event and screening of the movie! The winner will be announced on Wednesday, the 14th.  There will also be a Wookie Roar Contest at the Space Cantina Party and prizes for the best space themed costumes.

Good luck Madox residents,  and may the force be with you.

Festive Fun Around Jersey City this December

December 1, 2016

You’ve probably noticed that Jersey City is looking very festive! The Christmas Tree and Menorah are both up on Newark Ave (Pedestrian Mall) and the official lighting will be on Thursday, December 8th.  They’ll have live music by Matty Dee, free treats from Choc O’ Pain and Cookies N’ Crepes and of course Santa will be there! If you can’t make the tree lighting we’ve listed some restaurants that are really decked out this year and sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

South House is probably the most festive restaurant in Jersey City right now.  It’s located right on Newark Ave and looks amazing! They always do a great job decorating for every season.  This restaurant and bar brings “simple southern” to Jersey City by fusing Austin, Texas flavors and the soul of the South.  Their specialty cocktails are farm to glass and they have weekly and monthly live music from some of the best blues bands in the country.  The Rec Room is the perfect space to rent out for a holiday party since it has a full bar, shuffle board and pool tables.  You can enjoy this room any night of the week since it’s open to patrons as well. On December 17th, they’ll be hosting a Bad Santa party which you won’t want to miss.

If you’re in the mood for a rustic and cozy atmosphere, The Hamilton Inn is the place for you! They have beautiful wreaths and lights throughout the restaurant and on the trees outside which gives it a very inviting feel.  It’s hard passing this neighborhood favorite and not stopping in for a drink or bite.  You’ll find weekly specials such as the Lobster Shindig on Tuesdays, half-priced cocktail on Wednesdays, endless happy hour on Thursdays and weekend brunch!

For more festive fun, The Garden Center in Jersey City will also be having free photos with Santa and free cookies and hot cocoa on December 11th.

Holiday Shopping at the Project Market in Jersey City

November 28, 2016

The Jersey City Project will be celebrating their 4th Project: Market on December 3rd and 4th.  This will be a heated outdoor market located in historic downtown Jersey City.  Come join other residents as they kick off the holiday shopping season! Attendees will find local hand-made gifts, DJ’s, food, and drinks. The market also helps to encourage economic growth throughout the community.  Some vendors you’ll find at the event are below.  We can’t wait!

MilkSugarLove – A well-known ice-cream spot in Jersey City which churns delicious ice cream from organic milk and cream and uses the best produce in New Jersey.  At the market they’ll be serving some of their favorite winter flavors which include: S’mores, chocolate peppermint, late night pie, Christmas cake and pumpkin cheesecake.  They will also have their taste French macaroons available.

The Lucky Honey Bee– This company specializes in scented soy candles, beeswax candles, lip balms and custom wedding favors.  They are eco-friendly and hand-crafted.  Most candles are also in recycled glass apothecary jars.  LHB uses domestically grown wax from soybeans and beeswax sourced locally from New York State.  You can also find them in select shops in New Jersey.

Turnstyle Art– An elementary art teacher and upcycle artist in the area who has become a favorite at the markets.  Her work is very eccentric and unique just like Jersey City. She will be selling custom Jersey City ornaments along with other fun stuff on Saturday, December 3rd.  She specializes in etched glass pieces and was even featured on HGTV.com.

Unique Holiday Shopping in Jersey City

November 25, 2016

With the holidays approaching, you may be wondering where you can get some unique and thoughtful gifts for your friends and loved ones.  Lucky for you, Jersey City has some awesome shops! Whether you’re looking for handmade candles, clothes, records, coffee mugs, chocolates or a gift certificate…this city has it all!

Kanibal & Co. – Kanibal & Co. is a lifestyle store located in downtown Jersey City, which is comprised of refurbished vintage furniture, funky home décor, apparel and gift items.  They opened in 2009 under Kanibal & Home but in recent years they have collaborated with local talent hence the name change.  There is something for everyone at this store and they even do classes and workshops. This November they will have 2 classes taught by local artists.  On November 3rd, you can join TurnstyleART for an evening of glass etching and hip hop.  Each participant will etch two rap-themed ornaments (which could be a cute gift as well). On November 9th, you can join their plant workshop where you’ll learn the art of making Kokedama.

Another Man’s Treasure – One of our favorite thrift stores in the area! The store was established in 2006 and has been included in both USA Today and Elle.com as the best places to shop vintage in America.  Refinery 29 even listed them as one of the 25 reasons to move to New Jersey! Our apartment complex is just minutes away from this gem and you can pick up some great gifts for the holidays.

L’atelier Du Chocolate – This place serves the best gourmet chocolates in Jersey City.  If any friends or family are truffle lovers, then pick up a box for them here! They won’t be disappointed.  They also serve freshly baked croissants in the morning, which pairs nicely with their flavorful lattes.

Iris Records – The perfect store for all those music lovers in your life.  They have an interesting assortment of new vinyl, dollar record selections and a knowledgeable owner who can point you in the right direction of finding the perfect record for someone special in your life.

Jersey City’s Friendsgiving

November 22, 2016

This year you can be a part of Jersey City’s first Friendsgiving party at the beautiful and unique Cathedral Hall.  Local celebrities Chicpeajc and HayOner will host the event and are known to throw the best parties in the Hudson County. It’ll be a fun dance party with DJ Stadium Status spinning all night.

Cathedral Hall, managed by Fourth Street Arts, is a non-profit geared towards fostering the arts and live music in Jersey City.  It maintains the original majesty and gander while serving as an event venue. Many popular events have been held at the space, such as the first annual North Jersey Indie Rock Festival which took place in September and showcased 20 bands.

If you get there early (9-11pm) you can enjoy free appetizers by Whealth and a complimentary whisky tasting by Misunderstood Whisky.

Whealth was founded in 2014 with a mission is to connect the community through delicious healthy eating and cooking.  Over the past two years, Whealth has grown from offering pop-up dinners and hosting private events to opening their own café in Jersey City and catering large events around NJ.

Misunderstood Whisky, founded in 2013, crafts one of a kind whiskeys such as their popular ginger spiced whisky; perfect for the holiday season. Not a whiskey drinker? Don’t fret. Ciroq vodka will be offering an array of seasonal cocktails.

Join the community in celebrating the holiday season! For more information about the event and how purchase tickets, visit here.

Speakeasy at Liberty Science Center

November 16, 2016

LSC After Dark is at it again! Bring your friends to an after-hours event at Liberty Science Center.  On Thursday, November 17th you’ll travel back in time at their “Science Speakeasy”.

At this event, you’ll meet expert whiskey distillers, taste their products and learn about the science behind this popular spirit from Jersey Wine and Spirits located in Jersey City.  They opened in 2008 after a large-scale renovation of what used to be Willies Liquor (established in the 1940’s).  You’ll find a vibrant crowd and weekly tastings at their store.

Attendees will also find a casino with blackjack, roulette, Texas hold’em and more. They are also encouraged to dress up in 1920’s-inspired outfits.  The LSC team will be giving out awesome prizes for the best-dressed guests, so dress swanky, baby doll!

There will also be a secret stage that can only be found by following clues throughout the venue.  Once you find the stage, you’ll get to experience an enlightening underground tech performance.  But wait, there’s MORE…you’ll get to also experience a new laser show in their massive IMAX Dome Theater and explore exhibits throughout the Science Center such as the touch tunnel, infinity climber, rock wall and more. These exhibits are open year-round, but they’re great to take advantage of when there’s no lines or children around. 😉

Tickets are $20.00 which is a great price compared to an upcoming Great Gatsby party in New York City which are selling for $95.00 (they don’t even have a casino!)  Only in Jersey City will you find something this unique and fun, not too far from your apartment here at Madox.

Matthews Food and Drink Opens in Jersey City

November 3, 2016

Another great restaurant has opened in Jersey City!  Mathews Food and Drink is the new hot spot in the area and we can’t wait to check it out.  You may have seen some of their signature drinks floating around social media such as their 80’s glam drink which is a fancy cocktail with confetti froth.  It also looks AND taste delicious from what we’ve heard.

The establishment was opened by the same owners of White Star Bar which is a very popular restaurant in Jersey City.  If you haven’t been here, you’ll want to add that to your to-do list!  It’s a casual restaurant and craft cocktail bar that has one of the best burgers in the city.  They use meat from Pat LaFrieda, bread from Balthazar and the freshest local veggies in New Jersey.  They have two locations in Jersey City because they are that good!

Mathews will be in the former La Conguita space and has received a nice redesign with a modern and spacious look.  Their cocktail menu was created by Cody Goldstein who is the founder of Muddling Memories.  They are a cocktail and bar consulting firm based out of New York City and know their stuff! We also heard that the Fisherman’s Stew is a must if you’re a seafood lover.  It’s a rich, seafood stew served in lobster broth and includes mussels, cod, crab, shrimp and clams.  Meat lovers will be happy to hear they have a nice grilled hanger steak which is served with crispy potato wedges, roasted tomato and chimichurri. Mathew’s also serves a vegan 5 Bean Cassoulet.

Midnight Market in Jersey City

October 27, 2016

The holidays are right around the corner.  Make sure to mark your calendar for Jersey City’s first indoor night market on November 4th from 6:30pm-midnight at the Harborside Atrium.  This is a 21+ event and just a $5.00 cover.  At the market you’ll find cheap, delicious bites and tasty cocktails.  It’s the perfect event to attend with some friends and pick up some unique holiday gifts.  Some vendors we are excited to try are:

Taste of Poland – As the weather starts to get a little colder you’ll want some warm food in your life.  Don’t miss this booth and their excellent home-made Polish food (pierogis, kielbasa, zapiekanka, stuffed cabbage, ect).  They also have a store in Jersey City where they sell/serve all their wonderful food.

Baonanas – The newest dessert craze is right here in Jersey City! This yummy treat is a mixture of wafers, fresh bananas and a light fluffy pudding.  If you’re a fan of banana pudding you’ll LOVE this.  Some of their popular flavors are french toast, matcha, s’mores and espresso.

Grandma Downtown – Bread lovers….do not miss this booth! She uses seasonal and fresh ingredients and has been a hit in Jersey City for years.  Some of her classic rolls include; sausage and rabe, sausage with peppers and onions, chicken cutlet and roasted red peppers and she also has vegetarian and gluten free options.  You can find Grandma Downtown at most of the Jersey City markets and she also does catering.

Waffle & Co. – If you’ve been to any of the farmer’s markets in Jersey City then you know that Waffle & Co. serves delicious treats! Whether you like plain waffles or waffles topped with fruit, Nutella or ice cream, they have it all! Waffle & Co uses the freshest ingredients to create waffles that “fill your belly and warm your heart”.

New Jersey City Restaurants

October 26, 2016

Jersey City has two more great restaurants to brag about!

You can enjoy Oktoberfest whenever you’d like now at Wurstbar which recently opened in jersey City.  For their classic “Haus Wursts” you have a choice of beef, frank brat or kielbasa which are topped with kraut, mustard, pickled onions and relish.  They also have signature sausages such as the “Game Day” which includes chicken sausage, buffalo blue cheese sauce, celery ribbons and fried chicken skins.  All of their signature sandwiches can also be substituted with veggie sausages. Poutine might be a classic side dish in Canada, but the Wurstbar perfects these cheese fries! If you’re a beer lover you’ll be happy to hear they have 14 beers on tap, 9 bottled beers and over 20 ciders available.  This simple yet delicious restaurant should be next on your dining list! They also offer delivery.  Their ribbon cutting ceremony will be on November 3rd.

Pet Shop is the new neighborhood bar in downtown Jersey City.  They offer 12 beers on tap and have a nice wine selection.  Their specialty cocktails are also a hit such as “Rosemary’s Bubbly” which is vodka, rosemary agave, lemon and topped with sparkling wine.  You may be surprised that this bar only offers vegetarian bites.  Some of their favorites are roasted beet carpaccio, buffalo cauliflower and the “pulled pork” sandwich which is passion fruit simmered in a homemade BBQ sauce piled on a soft bun and topped with vegan slaw. The inside is hip and eccentric and they also offer outdoor seating.  Come check them out at their ribbon cutting which is on October 27th!

JBF Greens at Mana Contemporary

October 16, 2016

The James Beard Foundation Greens and Mana Wine present a walk around tasting at Mana Contemporary on October 20th.  Guests will enjoy art, wine tastings, beer and exquisite plates from top New Jersey chefs such as Ryan DePersio of Batello, Ruby Felix of Talde and Michael Fiorianti of Satis Bistro.  All three restaurants are very popular in Jersey City and the surrounding area.

Mana Contemporary was founded in 2011 and remains one of the largest and most innovative contemporary art organizations in the United States.  It’s rapidly expanding location here in Jersey City, originally a tobacco warehouse built in 1890, will eventually encompass a footprint of more than two million square feet.

The JBF Greens is geared towards foodies under 40 and the events are usually in the NYC-area.  They are a national not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization based in NYC and are dedicated to celebrating, nurturing and definitely indulging in America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire.

The James Beard Foundation has events all over the United States but it’s no surprise they chose Mana Contemporary in Jersey City to host one of their more intimate affairs.  The foundation is made up of dedicated staff, a strong board of trustees, diverse members and hundreds of volunteers.

Terminal of Terror of Jersey City

October 12, 2016

On October 29th Jersey City will transform the historic Central Railroad of New Jersey (also known as the Communipaw Station) into the Terminal of Terror! This could arguably be the spookiest event of the year in New Jersey.  The event post went viral as soon as Lynn Hazan, owner of ChicpeaJC, posted it on her page. The terminal is right on the Hudson River and overlooks the gorgeous Manhattan skyline.

The Central Railroad of New Jersey was built in 1889, abandoned in 1967 and then added to the NJ Register of Historic Places and incorporated into Liberty State Park.  This historic terminal along with nearby Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty recall the era of massive immigration through the Port of New York and New Jersey.  It is estimated that around 10.5 million entered the country through the station.  With all this history it’s not a shock that the terminal is said to be haunted, making it the perfect venue for a Halloween party! The event is hosted by ChicpeaJC and HayOner and they’ve also collaborated with RDG Restaurant Group who own Raval, Lucky Bar and Satis Bistro.  Some confirmed food trucks are Milk Sugar Love, Pizza-Vita Burger, The Angry Crab and Warrior-NY.

JC Day Trippers will be providing a “spookly shuttle” from Grove Street to the terminal and then back to Grove after the event.  People from NYC have also bought tickets and are making the trip to Jersey City so you know it will be a good one!

Best Fall Restaurants in Jersey City

October 6, 2016

Fall is a lot of people’s favorite time of year because of the foliage, décor, and the delicious food that warms us up inside and out. Jersey City is the perfect place to celebrate autumn with a variety of cuisines and places to dine.  To narrow down the choices, we’ve made a list of the best restaurants to visit this season.

Latham House – This restaurant not only provides tasty food but a beautiful ambiance as well! Huge windows, a rustic décor, comfy chic booths, vintage chandelier light fixtures and a hand crafted wooden bar complete this unique dining experience.  The restaurant is set aside from the other restaurants in Jersey City, so you’ll enjoy a quiet area if that’s what you like.  It’s a classy yet reasonably priced restaurant and their menu is mouth-watering! Some items we suggest off the new dinner menu are chicken pot pie (perfect for a crisp fall evening), nut and autumn squash ravioli and the cast iron mac & cheese which includes 3 upstate cheeses, golden cauliflower and a crispy top.  They also have a brunch menu which includes an out-of-this-world egg sandwich and huevos rancheros.

Light Horse Tavern – This place is definitely a favorite in Jersey City.  With each menu they offer their raw bar which includes the freshest seafood you can get.  LHT offers a brunch, lunch and dinner menu and we must say, their burger is one of the best in the city.   Customers would recommend their steak and eggs, banana bread appetizer and the buckwheat pumpkin pancakes (gluten free). It’s the perfect spot for a fall brunch with friends.  They also have large windows so you can enjoy the tree-lined sidewalks in beautiful Paulus Hook.

Skinners Loft – A charming, upscale restaurant and bar with an enticing menu, craft beers and a quaint rooftop dining area (check it out before it gets too cold).  The inside is decorated with rustic accents making it the perfect fall lunch or dinner spot.  Their menu also changes based on what’s in season so you’ll find the freshest ingredients. Some highly recommended items are the vegan-gluten free lasagna and the pan roasted filet mignon.

New Dining in Jersey City

September 22, 2016

There’s a new tiki-bar in town! Cellar 335 is finally open and we are excited to try this restaurant/bar out.  They are directly below newly revitalized White Eagle Hall along with highly acclaimed Madame Bistro.  Before we get into how awesome this new performance venue is, we’ll talk about their food.  Chef Knott of Cellar 335 brings cool and contemporary dining to Jersey City.  He previously worked at the Saddle River Inn and BLT which are both spectacular restaurants.  They serve Progressive American cuisine with Asian accents and tiki-style cocktails.  The restaurant is also filled with hand painted murals by local Jersey City artists, hip boutique interior and features a wall with living plant life.  Some of their favorites off the menu are Korean style wings, prime skirt steak, tuna roll and the spicy beef noodle. Sunday champagne brunches are soon to come!

Madame Claude Bistro is a very well-known French restaurant in the city.  They own a French wine bar in Hamilton Park and also feature live music on Thursday evenings.  If you love savory crepes and escargot (one of the best we’ve had in a while) than you will want to make a reservation here ASAP! The staff is very friendly and the rustic ambiance is sure to please!

Above both these restaurant’s is the White Hall Eagle.  We heard that this venue looks great and Jersey City never disappoints with live music! They haven’t updated their upcoming events yet but when they do, you can count on us to give you the 411.

Jersey City Fashion Week

September 19, 2016

NY may have been getting all the attention this month, but Jersey City Fashion Week is finally here! It will spotlight some of the most imaginative and talented designers while also celebrating Jersey City’s vibrant social and culture scene.  Throughout the week there will be fashion shows, charity functions, cultural events, cocktail parties and networking receptions.

We’re lucky to live in a city which is an ideal host for fashion week.  We have eccentric bars, restaurants, pedestrian walkways and beautiful serene parks if you want to take a breather from the hustle and bustle.  You can purchase some tickets here for events such as the JCFW meet and greet at Port-O Lounge where you’ll get to meet models, designers and also receive drink specials.  This event is free! On September 22nd you can join the community at Maritime Park where you’ll meet and connect with international and couture designers.

We are really excited to see designers Michi and Noreen Francis hit the stage this year! Michele Walden, is owner designer of Michi and creates knitwear for women.  She uses carefully selected yarns that vary from silks to rayon, wool and linen to make it the perfect fit while being creative and stylish. Noreen Francis is a distinguished designer, stylist and humanitarian.  She raises money to fight global hunger and runs her own business out of “The Store” and donates a portion of her proceeds to MissonProject which is a Jersey City-based organization which Francis founded in 2011 to help orphans and disregarded children all over the world.

Don’t Miss the Bus for JC Day Trippers

September 16, 2016

There’s a funky bus in Jersey City that you can hop on and enjoy fun daytime activities during the weekends and some week days with your friends and family.  The JC Day Trippers mission is simple: provide convenient and affordable transport while initiating and facilitating a unique and unforgettable travel experience.

The name of the bus is “Maggie May” and she’s a hip whip of art on wheels! Inside the bus you’ll find original red leather seats and wood-panel siding.  The bus was painted by local Jersey City artist Norm Kirby.  It also comes equipped with A/C, free Wi-Fi, USB charging stations and a bike rack. Maggie May has space for 41 Day Trippers.

Enough about the bus, let’s talk day trips! There are still 2 day trips planned to Asbury Park on September 17th & 18th.  The weather has been fabulous and now is the best time to visit this beautiful beach.  Asbury Park is very similar to Jersey City because of its hip bar scene and eccentric dining options.  We promise you’ll have a good time here!

The Day Trippers will also have a “lakes and trails” calendar coming for the fall season which includes boating, hiking and possibly a dip in the water depending on the weather and how spontaneous you are.  They also posted on Instagram they will be taking a trip to Mountain Creek on September 24 for their annual Oktoberfest where you’ll find live music, great food and very large beers.

You can book the bus for private events and if you have any fun ideas for day trips feel free to contact them.

Where to Catch the Games in Jersey City

September 8, 2016

Football season is officially in effect! Whether you watch because you love the sport, enjoy the bar food, socializing, or because you’re a part of a fantasy league, you may need some ideas on where to watch the games in Jersey City.

HopsScotch– A German & Belgium inspired pub which has a great selection of craft beers, scotch and TVs making it a great spot for game day.  The burgers and macaroni & cheese are a must when visiting this spacious sports bar.  HopScotch has a lot of screens so patrons can choose to watch different games they have on.  They are known for their great food, service and ambiance.  It’s the perfect place for happy hour and football season.

Zeppelin Hall Biergarten-Not only can you rock out at this eatery but they have huge TV’s, German food and outdoor seating.  We highly recommend their huge German pretzels, ribs, chicken sausage, pierogis and chicken schnitzel.  It’s a great place to relax and enjoy the games.  The space is huge so it’s never overly packed.

O’Hara’s Sports Bar– This is a large pub which offers a large menu of beers, burgers, ribs and more.  If you love trivia, this is your spot! They also have 5 TV’s directly above the bar so your eyes can be glued to the screens without anyone getting in your way.  O’ Hara’s has an outdoor section which is enjoyable during the autumn months.  Some food options we suggest are the stuffed burgers with waffle fries, pizza balls, fried pickle spears and wings.

All About Downtown in Jersey City

September 7, 2016

The All About Downtown Street Fair is one of our favorite events in Jersey City.  It began in 2011 and featured over a hundred vendors selling all sorts of products ranging from handmade jewelry to one of a kind handmade art work.  The event also attracts top food trucks from all over the tristate so make sure to come hungry!

Some of our favorite vendors attending this year are Grandma Downtown, Geek Boy Press, Greeving Cards, Oh Honey and much more!

Grandma Downtown has the best bread in Jersey City! Whether you’re looking for gluten free, dairy free or just fantastic bread options, this woman has it all! She is at most events in Jersey City and is a crowd pleaser.  You can also bring her bread rolls home and freeze them for your next event.

Geek Boy Press is a newer company which makes printed promotional items such as magnets, sweatshirts and signs.  You can find them on Etsy, but if you need any pre-printed gear just visit their booth! Geek Boy Press is a well-trusted company and we can’t wait to see them at the fair.

Greeving Cards has already hit 15,000 followers on Instagram.  This is a booth you do not want to miss! It’s the perfect place to stock up on cards and apparel with funny memes and animals for the upcoming holidays.

Oh Honey has the best honey in the world (in our opinion).  Stop by and get a mini-jar of their delicious honey which makes a great gift for a friend or family member…. or yourself!

BBQ Around Jersey City in September

August 26, 2016

The 7th annual Hamilton Park BBQ Festival is just a month away! Now is the time to mark your calendar since it can be hard to keep up with all the events going on in Jersey City this September.  In the past, this event featured BBQ at Legal Beans, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Jimmy’s BBQ and we can only assume that this year Hamilton Pork will have their own tent serving delicious food and drinks.

Hamilton Pork offers Texas style BBQ plates, sandwiches, tacos, signature cocktails and great beer selections.  You can enjoy their rustic indoor atmosphere or grab a table outside.  The restaurant is also owned and operated by the same gentlemen that own The Hamilton Inn which is super successful and was even listed as one of the best brunch places in the country!

Legal Beans Café is also a great option for BBQ in Jersey City.  They are known for their juicy and tender brisket platter and sandwich.  You can enjoy their colossal platters in the sunny courtyard dining area with friends or have it delivered right to your door.  Make sure to try some of their tasty sides such as mac & cheese, mashed sweet potatoes, cornbread and baked beans.

Newport Liberty Half Marathon

August 22, 2016

It’s almost that time of the year! The Newport Liberty Half Marathon is one of the most anticipated events of the year.  With views of New York City, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Verrazano Bridge and the beautiful Manhattan skyline, there’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular half marathons in the country.  The USATF certified course takes you along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway and across to Liberty State Park which has flat terrain.  Previous runners have expressed how organized and low key the event was compared to other marathons.

Plan for a post-race celebration at Newport Town Square with refreshments, local beer, live music and a drawing for cool prices.  Not only is it a fun marathon to be a part of but $3,000 in award money will be offered to winning runners in each category.  Proceeds from the race will also be donated to the Jersey City Medical Center.  All runners will also receive finisher medals and bragging rights for a year that they completed the run!

On the website you’ll see that headphones aren’t allowed but we found that most people do wear them. However, if you’re competing for 1st place the officials may be a little stricter once you cross the line.  The actual date for the run is September 18th so you still have time to register and quickly train.  Newport is just minutes from Manhattan via the PATH train and faces the Hudson River.  The community offers shopping, parks (Newport Green is our favorite), dining, bars and over five million square feet of office space to more than 20,000 professionals.

Fox & Crow in Jersey City

August 15, 2016

Fox & Crow is a pub and parlor In Jersey City Heights.  It’s very well-known throughout the city for their music, ambiance and great food.  They have a great music line-up for August and if you’re a craft beer lover, this will be your new spot…if it isn’t already.

Their specialties, food-wise, are hand cut pub fries, wings and burgers.  All the food is gastro-pub style and will not disappoint.  Two of our favorites are the “Old Blue”, a perfectly cooked burger (to your liking) with flavorful blue cheese and bacon marmalade and the “Krabby Patty”, a fresh crab patty, Asian slaw and fresh cilantro.  Every Tuesday Fox & Crow also has “Taco Tuesday” where they offer tuna, chicken and steak tacos all under $12.00

If you have a sweet tooth AND love craft beer, you’ll love their alcohol infused “desert menu” such as the root beer float (not your Father’s root beer, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream) and the chocolate stout float which is a rich chocolate beer, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

As far as music, below is the list of performers for the remainder of August:

  • Seth Walker (8/19/16) – this blues artist is so good he took up a residency in New Orleans.
  • Walter Parks & Bryan Beninghove (8/20/16) – Bryan started the Riverview Jazz Festival and Walter is a song writer, vocalist, guitarist and bassist who lives in Jersey City.  They make a great duo!
  • KJ Denhert (8/26/16) – she’s an urban folk and jazz artist with a whole lot of funk! KJ was named one of the best female vocalist in 2009 and has won 4 Independent Music Awards.
  • MurchChurch Organ Trio (8/27/16) – an organ trio is a group of 3 jazz musicians (organ, drummer and jazz guitarist).  You don’t want to miss this performance.

Liberty Science Center “After Dark” Parties

August 8, 2016

As some of you may have heard, Chicpeajc has been named the ambassador for Liberty Science Center After Dark.  Every third Thursday of the month there will be a 21 + party and each month they’ll have new DJ’s, music and a different theme. And of course, it wouldn’t be a party at Liberty Science Center without a laser show! This is definitely one of the highlights of the event and the first laser show is one you don’t want to miss! Chicpeajc also promises some surprises but hasn’t given anything away yet….

LSC After Dark is a great way for adults to be carefree for a couple hours and enjoy “play time” with their friends and family.  Party goers can move from one exhibit to another such as the touch tunnel, infinity climber, rock wall and more.

The first event will be held on August 18th from 6-10pm and the theme is “Dancing with Drones” where you’ll get to experience real drones flying above as you dance to DJ Stadium Status (often at Transmission, Dull Boy and Porta) and HayOner will be the MC for the evening.  There will also be a drone race in the atrium and obviously there will be “dronie” photos taken all night.  As we mentioned before, the laser show for this event is going to be awesome! Are you ready? It’s an all Prince tribute in the massive IMAX Dome Theater.  Wear your favorite purple attire and get ready to dance to some of his classic hits such as “1999” and “Kiss”.

Jazz for Lunch in Jersey City

August 1, 2016

Jersey City never falls short of live music performances.  We still have two more months of the Jazz for Lunch free concert series which runs through September.  It takes place from 12-2pm every Thursday at J. Owen Grundy Pier on the Hudson River which has a beautiful pavilion, picnic tables and of course spectacular views of New York City.  Below are the four performers for the month of August.

Richard Reiter Jazz Quartet – Richard Reiter is a musician, band leader and EMMY Award winning composer.  Sit back and relax as you enjoy some smooth jazz.

The Funky Organics – These guys are awesome! They’re a Soul Jazz, Blues and Funk band playing soulful music which was inspired by the 60’s. The band consists of a 2 horn front line, backed by organ, guitar and drums.  They are all regulars on the New York club and recording scene.

Bryan Beninghove – Bryan is a part of the Jersey City band Manouche Bag which has been performing for six years every Thursday at Madame Claude Café (now Bistro) in Jersey City.  They also play many weddings and private parties all over the county.  Bryan is also the President and director of RiverviewJazz.org.  This guy knows his stuff!

Wilma Ann and the Jazz Disciples – Jazz music lovers unite! You’ll love Wilma Ann’s voice and the sounds of the piano, saxophone and drums. You may have seen them at local Jersey City venues such as Port-O Lounge.

Summer Bucket List in Jersey City

July 26, 2016

There’s many events to still look forward to in Jersey City as we approach the month of August. It’s hard to keep track of all the happenings in Jersey City so we thought we would help you out by listing some fun upcoming events in our city.

La Festa Italiana –A week of fun, delicious food, drinks and live entertainment.  This is one of the biggest events in Jersey City and brings in thousands of people. We can’t wait to indulge in some Italian food and drinks!

Jazz for Lunch – What’s better than a picnic at J. Owen Grundy Pier? Free jazz on the pier during your picnic! August looks like it has a great line up with some talented jazz acts.

Free Outdoor Yoga– Enjoy the last free outdoor yoga on August 20th at J. Owen Grundy Park.  Bring your mat, towel, water and don’t forget your sunscreen! This is a perfect way to start your Saturday and enjoy beautiful views of Manhattan.

Rock Transmission with Mule Kick– Come rock out at Transmission on July 27th with Jersey City’s first resident band.  Members of the band have performed with Adele, Guns N’ Roses, Lenny Kravitz and The Black Crowes.

Food Truck Festival – The Jersey City Rotary Food Truck & Music Festival is a free event at Exchange Place Plaza featuring the best food trucks from the Tri-State area and beyond, live entertainment and arts & craft vendors. Come hungry!

Outdoor Music Festival in Jersey City

July 19, 2016

It’s festival season and Jersey City does not disappoint this summer.  This Saturday, July 23rd, Chickpeajc and HayOner Present Forever Young: An Outdoor Music Festival in JC.  It is a celebration of arts and culture and will be the first of an annual festival showcasing local artists and vendors. This event aims to bring together a diverse community with a wide range of music and activities that allow people to let loose, have fun, and get to know each other.


This festival is for people ages 18+ and will feature local musicians from all genres.  There will be a host of bands but some confirmed acts are 7 TRiiiBES if you’re into hip hop, JC’s own rock and roll star Debra Devi, Bodega Dream which is a fusion of Hip Hop Indie Rock and Afropunk, and a bunch of DJ’s spinning awesome music you can dance to all night.  Make sure you go hungry because there will be food trucks and vendors like Left Bank Burger and Milk Sugar Love if you want to beat the heat with some delicious homemade ice cream.  Other vendors include Taproot Organics, House of Gains, 90s Hip Hop Junkie, Ed Harbison, and Villainous NY.


This event takes place from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM in Liberty State Park at The Pop Up Project at 1 Edward Hart.  The Pop Up Project is a beer garden for all you craft beer fans and will serve other cocktails and spirits.  This venue hosts special events like the Forever Young Festival and each weekend from Friday to Sunday they have food trucks, live music and art installations.

Beach Party at the Jersey City Waterfront

July 13, 2016

Enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline along with live music and food vendors at the 14th Annual Newport Green Beach Party.  The weather forecast looks great and based on the previous years, it’s an event the whole Jersey City community enjoys being a part of. Guests are invited to purchase dinner from local restaurants which will set up around 5:30.

Some of the participating restaurants are: Cosi, Raaz, Loradella’s and Bwe Kafe.  Last year Raaz, an Indian restaurant, was a big hit with guests who waited patiently for their famous chili chicken and chicken kebab.  Bwe Kafe opened in 2013 and serves delicious Haitian coffee and treats to both Hoboken and Jersey City.  Hopefully they’ll have some iced coffee available! Loradella’s will be serving their tasty pizza while Cosi will most likely serve sandwiches and salads.

Get there early and bring your blanket so you can sit enjoy over 8,000 square feet of authentic sand, dozens of Adirondack chairs and umbrellas while listening to The Fuzzy Lemons and the Benjamin’s.  The Fuzzy Lemons are more geared towards kids but the Benjamin’s perform over 200 shows and events per year at some of the Tri-States hottest bars and clubs.  They are full of energy and cover songs from all different eras, but focus on the most current and popular songs out today.

Summer Ice Cream in Jersey City

July 11, 2016

What’s more satisfying than ice cream on a warm summer’s day? Jersey City has some of the best and unique ice cream spots in Hudson County.  Whether you’re looking for ice cream sandwiches, interesting flavors, ice cream cakes or vegan/gluten free/nondairy options, we have it all! Each of the following stores are special in their own way (and delicious).

Torico’s has been a neighborhood favorite since 1986.  They usually have a line formed out the door but its quick and worth the wait! Torico’s has been recognized by publications such as The New York Times for their 65 homemade flavors, fresh and natural ingredients and customer service.  Some of their favorites are green tea, coconut cream, pistachio, strawberry cheesecake and their passion fruit sorbet which is perfect for summer.  They also sell birthday cakes.

Milk Sugar Love churns delicious ice cream made from organic milk and cream and they use all fresh New Jersey produce for their unique ice cream flavors.  MSL prides themselves by working with farmers and local artisan producers to create fresh and delicious desserts.  In 2013 their chocolate peppermint ice cream was named one of the best dishes of the year by Pete Genovesse of The Star Ledger.  They serve specialty flavors such as honey cornflake, bacon breakfast, carrot cake, rose pistachio and beer’n’pretzels.  Their ice cream sandwiches are also a hit.  If you loved fruity pebbles as a kid than you’ll want to try their fruity pebble mac daddy!

Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato Co has been committed to creating eccentric and fresh flavors since they opened.  The owners make sure they use the best ingredients possible and only products they love.  Bucket & Bay uses 100% grass-fed milk and this shop is unique because they serve alcohol infused gelato! Some of the local favorites are black label vanilla (alcohol infused), strawberry & port (alcohol infused), rose latte and toasted coconut.  Check out their website for upcoming gelato making classes and private events.

Where to Find the Best Lobster in Jersey City

July 1, 2016

Summer is the season for beaches, sun, cocktails, and of course lobster.  Luckily Jersey City has some amazing places to get your lobster fix.


Surf City has all the above with their summer Lobster Fest.  This venue is located directly on the water with incredible views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty and boasts a beachfront, a full service bar, and fire pits at night.  Surf City’s lobster fest started June 30th and will run until July 10th featuring a dozen lobster dishes.


Lobster nights are now being offered at two other restaurants in Jersey City as well.  If you have a case of the Mondays then Amelia’s Bistro has the cure.  With a purchase of any cocktail from their specialty drink list you can get a 1¼ pound lobster.  Hamilton Inn is your spot for Tuesday nights with their lobster shindig.  For $21 for one or $38 for two you get a 1¼ pound lobster, corn, and potatoes.


If you’re craving a delicious lobster roll then hit up The Angry Crab.  The Angry Crab is a food truck based in Jersey City and travels to different locations everyday.  They are known for their roll that is stuffed with juicy tender pieces of lobster tails that are spiced perfectly leaving an explosion of flavor in your mouth.  They have a large following so be prepared to see a line but know they are completely worth the wait!  Follow them on Twitter @theAngryCrabNJ or check out their website.  Another great place for a lobster roll is Just BeClaws which serves Southern cuisine with a Vietnamese influence in downtown Jersey City.  They offer a nice Cajun twist by cooking their lobster lightly in butter, as opposed to mayonnaise, and using spices that give it a nice kick and its wow factor.  Just BeClaws also serves lobster by the pound if a roll just won’t cut it.  Go to their website for their full menu and details on hours and location.

Starting a Food Business in Jersey City

June 28, 2016

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own food establishment right here in Jersey City? Hudson Kitchen presents Table Talk Live which is a networking event for the food community.  The event was created to celebrate successful businesses, answer questions about the food business and create opportunities for collaborations for residents of Jersey City and surrounding areas.

At Table Talk Live you’ll learn tips on how to market a food business through “Beyond the Plate: How to be seen, heard and remembered” which a series of interactive small informative sessions.  Guests will also be able to network with restaurant owners, food truck operators, entrepreneurs, farmers and food bloggers. You’ll sample delicious food from local vendors and enjoy live music and specialty cocktails.  Not only will you munch on some of the best food Jersey City has to offer, but you’ll learn a lot. Creative foodies will instruct you on how to take amazing food photos, the art of creating the perfect culinary video and tips on pairing food and beverages.  You’ll be gaining new followers in no time!

Some of the confirmed food experts that will be at the event are Emily Catalano from Highly Social Media, which is a PR firm that specializes in helping food businesses tell their stories in an entertaining and creative way.  Carl Di Falco will also be at the live talk.  He hosts a food and cooking series called Cara’s Cucina which is very popular on the internet.  For all the photographers out there, you’ll be happy to know that William F. Spencer who owns a company that specializes in food photography will be present! He’ll inform guests on the best social media strategies for restaurants.

Summer on Newark Ave in Jersey City

June 24, 2016

Jersey City’s Newark Avenue perfectly captures the essence of our city and the spirit of summer.  People are always outside dining and having a great time and the sunset hits the strip just perfectly.  No matter what time of the day or week, people are always out and about enjoying the outside dining and round tables set up for pedestrians. The street is closed off for cars and they even painted a huge Jersey City-themed Monopoly board on the street which adds color and has been attracting a lot of attention.

Whether you like Italian, traditionally American, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish tapas or Southern comfort, this avenue has it all! People from New York City are even taking the commute to Jersey City to experience what we have to offer.  Some of our favorites on Newark Ave are South House, Skinners Loft and Ravel.

South House is a favorite during the summer.  With their outdoor dining, live music and lounge area downstairs which includes shuffle board and pool, it’s a crowd pleaser.  It’s the perfect ambiance for a Thursday night happy hour or weekend fun.

Ravel is a traditional Spanish tapas bar and their chefs spent a few months in Barcelona studying their culture and food so you know it’s legit! They have a great happy hour Tuesday-Sunday 5-10pm where they serve $5.00 drinks.  We’ve been there, and have to say, the pours are pretty big too! Try their mushroom croquettes! Trust us.

Skinners Loft has a great brunch menu and they serve a complimentary basket filled with homemade biscuits and muffins.  These pastries are guaranteed to bring you back every weekend!

First Day of Summer in Jersey City

June 20, 2016

June 20th marks the first day of summer. It’s also the summer solstice and there’s many ways to celebrate the longest day of the year in Jersey City.

In Sweden, it’s tradition to eat your way through the entire day of the summer solstice. This sounds like one tradition that won’t be a problem as a Jersey City resident.  Maybe some of you even took the day off!  We recommend heading over to the Grove Street farmers market and picking up some fresh fish, veggies and potatoes. They also have a great selection on organic chicken and beef.  A lot of their meats come pre-seasoned or stuffed which makes it easier for you after work.  They do all the hard work and you simply bake or pan sear.

Another idea is to stop at the farmers market with a picnic basket/cooler and head to one of Jersey City’s parks.  Liberty State Park and Newport Green Park are our two favorites.  Liberty State Park has over 20 grills and a large picnic area.  The park offers views of the Statue of Liberty and New York City skyline.  It stays open until 10 so don’t forget to pack a dessert! Newport Green Park is right on the Hudson River and actually has its own beach area. There’s Adirondack chairs set up with umbrellas and you’re allowed to bring food.  If you’re into photography, we suggest bringing your cameras as the area is beautifully landscaped.

Jersey City: Project Eats

June 13, 2016

Calling all foodies! It’s that time of the year again. Project Eats will be back for its third summer in downtown Jersey City. Make sure to mark it in your calendar and tell your friends.  This is one event you won’t want to miss.

The Jersey City Project slogan is “bringing out the best in Jersey City, one project at a time”.  This event clearly represents that motto.   It’s the best of the best from Jersey City and each vendor represents a variety of industries including retail, craft, fine art, jewelry, food, beer & wine and more.  The Jersey City Project has always been proud and reassuring that there’s something for everyone at their events.

Some of our favorite vendors include the Hamilton Inn, Another Man’s Treasure and Taproot Organic.  Did we mention there will also be over 30 food vendors each day?

The Hamilton Inn is a rustic restaurant located in Hamilton Park.  They have an awesome brunch, lunch and dinner menu and make some of the best cocktails in town.  They’ll be serving delicious cocktails all weekend at their booth.  The owners also recently opened up Hamilton Pork which has already become a neighborhood favorite.

Another Man’s Treasure is known to have some of the best vintage clothing in Jersey City.  If you’re looking for some unique finds, make sure to check out their table.

Taproot Organics uses real food to make signature products such as mud masks, soap, shampoo, shave bars, beard balm, deodorants and joint therapy.  They even make a vegan bug repellent that is created from essential oils that repel mosquitoes; something we could all use this summer!

French Bistro in Jersey City

June 6, 2016

Alice Troletto and her husband, Mattias Gustafsson own the best French restaurant in Jersey City.  Madame Claude’s serves classic dishes and signature French cocktails.  They have been reviewed by prestigious papers and food bloggers in the tri-state such as the New York Times, Star Ledger and Jersey Journal.

Recently Madame Claude’s moved from a small location, where they were BYOB, to a larger space at 390 4th Street.   Their new spot is charming, rustic, has beautiful décor and much more seating.  The menu is mostly the same and features favorites such as escargot, steak frites and delicious crepes.  Our favorite is the spicy lamb sausage, mushroom and cream fraiche crepe.  There is also a rumor that an oyster bar is in the works! Mattias is in a jazz band called Manouche Bag and they play live “gypsy jazz” every Thursday night at the restaurant.  Once again they’ll have a lovely outdoor dining area with hanging lights, a cute garden area and great music.

Alice and Mattias also own Madame Claude’s Wine which is a French wine shop in Jersey City.  Sometimes when you walk in you’ll be greeted with live music and complimentary cocktails or wine tastings. It’s the perfect spot to stop at if you’re heading to a party or holiday get-together because they have gift bags and will wrap your bottle nicely. They even have wines labeled for certain occasions so you don’t have to search the store for the perfect champagne for New Year’s Eve or summer crawfish boil.

Summer Towns Near Madox

May 31, 2016

Summer is almost here! New Jersey has beautiful towns and beaches and they’re not too far from the Madox apartment building.

With its small town charm, laid back atmosphere, cute restaurants and beautiful beaches, Stone Harbor offers a fun time for you and your friends and family.  The beaches tend to be a less crowded than most of the Jersey shore and are walking distance to all points of town.  If you love shopping check out 96th street where you’ll find cute boutiques.  For food, stop by Peace A Pizza, which serves chicken parm pizza, macaroni and cheese pizza and of course, amazing plain slices as well. End the evening at Springers Homemade Ice Cream Shop which has been open since 1920.

Belmar is another great NJ town to go if you’re looking for nightlife, a beautiful beach and great food.  Tenth street is home to Avenue Burrito and has some of the best Mexican food in central New Jersey.  If you’re looking for a BYOB restaurant, Ragin’ Cajun is a great option. For vegans, Kaya’s Kitchen, which is in the center of town offers vegan and vegetarian options.  Pier 9 is the best bet if you want live music, great drinks and beautiful views of the bay. Also, Bar A is a great brunch spot and offers cheap drinks, volleyball courts and outdoor tiki bars.

Memorial Day in Jersey City

May 25, 2016

If you’re spending Memorial Day Weekend in Jersey City, there’s plenty to do! We put together a list of activities for the long weekend the are a great way to kick off summer. Hopefully you will get to explore parts of Jersey City you never have before.

Friday, May 27th you can purchase tickets to set sail on a MDW midnight cruise on the Hudson.  This party boat has three floors, food, drinks, world-known DJ’s and indoor and outdoor space.  What a wonderful way to start off the weekend. We wouldn’t be surprised if there was a Memorial Day firework show as well!

Did you know that Jersey City has their own beach? Newport Green is a great spot to spend the afternoon.  The 4 acre park includes a sandy beach with umbrellas and chairs, open land for sports and a spectacular view of the New York City skyline.

Surf City will be opening their doors on May 13th.  We have been waiting for them to re-open since the temperature started going up and restaurants were setting up their outdoor tables again.  This is a neighborhood favorite and also offers beach chairs, umbrellas and sand! They have five bars and one is designated just for tropical drinks.  How good does a Pina colada sound with your feet in the sand and breathtaking views of the city?

William Wall Clubhouse is a floating bar on the Hudson River.  Most people think its members only; but the secret is out…it’s open to the public! Lucky for us, the only way to the boat is the Admiral’s Launch, a United States Coast Guard certified vintage motorboat from Liberty Harbor Marina, right here in Jersey City. The boat fits 40 comfortably and is $18.00 round trip and is not too far from Madox!

Riverview Jazzfest of Jersey City

May 23, 2016

The Riverview Jazzfest will begin on Friday, June 4 in Riverview Fisk Park.  This week long event presents high quality jazz and is free to the public in Jersey City.

The event showcases a diverse range of Jazz, America’s greatest musical art form. The big event of the festival is June 11 and will feature two stages, nine bands, beer provided by BuyRite, food trucks curated by Hudson Kitchen, a vintage flea market by Pacific Flea, family events with JC Families, and a cobblestone artwalk produced by Riverview Neighborhood Association.

While jazz music not be for everyone, the week long festival is still a fun welcome to summer with food and drinks. Located right on the border of Hoboken, above the city, this parks offers great views of the surrounding cities.

Jersey City Farmers’ Markets in May

May 19, 2016

6th Borough Market is a fun, family oriented weekend market in Jersey City. Located right by the Exchange Place path station, this event is a crowd pleaser! We went to the farmer’s market this weekend and enjoyed all the vendors and food trucks present. The 6th Borough Market is the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month.  You’ll find food trucks, handmade vintage jewelry, antique cameras and photos, handmade lotions and soaps, delicious gluten free and non GMO treats and music! The Chopping Block truck was there this weekend offering specials such as jerk chicken and rice, lasagna hotdog (sounds weird but looked delicious!), chicken quesadillas and specialty drinks.  If you’re vegetarian this may not be the truck for you, but 6th Borough Market has food for everyone.  But-A-Cake was also there and was delicious as well!  They also take online orders, Facebook message them for more information! Did we mention this market is just a ten minute walk from our apartment building?

Groove on Grove is probably our favorite farmer’s market in Jersey City.  Mostly because of the live music and awesome vendors.  If you work in the city you may want to get off at Grove Street every Wednesday. JC Fish Stand has beautiful, fresh fish right from Fulton Fish Market.  The scallops are out of this world! $30/per lb and can feed about 3-4 people.  You’ll also find booths with fresh flowers, cheeses and vintage clothing such as Mint Market and Kanibal & Co.

Cinco de Mayo in Jersey City

May 4, 2016

When you think about the start of May, Cinco de Mayo probably pops into your head.  Jersey City has a lot of fun activities (most involve margaritas and food!) that you can be a part of.  Whether you’re looking for a bar crawl, authentic Mexican cuisine or you’d prefer to stay at home and make your own margaritas and tacos in your Madox apartment, we have you covered!

Head to PJ Ryan’s on Thursday May 5th to pick up your pubcrawls.com wristband and map to enjoy all the perks of joining a pub-crawl.  You’ll get discounts on alcohol and be able to sample food from restaurants you have never been to in Jersey City.

If you had a long day at work and feel like enjoy a relaxing meal out then you can check out Taqueria Viva Mexico Kitchen Café which is directly outside of our building.  This cute café is known for their authentic Mexican cuisine.  Some favorite dishes include: grilled Cajun shrimp chilaquiles, chipotle chicken burrito, chicken sopes, steak quesadillas. For our resident vegetarians, they offer veggie enchiladas and quesadillas.   This establishment is also BYOB and does online delivery through Seamless.

Those are two great options for the evening, however, staying at your apartment in comfy clothes with some friends and a home cooked meal sounds amazing too! We have two great recipes if you choose to stay in your apartment.  This chicken and cheese quesadilla sounds absolutely delicious! It’s nice and easy and takes under an hour to prepare.  This recipe makes up to 8 servings so make sure to share! Last but not least, the margarita. These 10 margarita recipes use less sugar and are easy to make!

Groove on Grove in Jersey City

April 25, 2016

Spring is in full swing with tons of people outside breathing in the fresh air and soaking up the sun.  Downtown Jersey City is a great place to find outdoor activities that friends and family can enjoy together.

Starting in May, Groove on Grove will start up again every Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Grove Street Path Plaza.  This music series features a wide variety of musicians, performers, local businesses, and sponsors.  Celebrate Jersey City and its diversity with some dancing, food, and live music.  It’s a great place for the kids with activities like face painting, perfect to shop for gifts like jewelry or clothes, or pick up a great organic candle for the apartment.  Many restaurants will set up booths for you to test out there food.  You may discover your new favorite go to spot!

If you want to just to observe and enjoy from afar, there is The Bistro at Grove Square where you can sit outside with a few cocktails and eats while you relax and take in the sights.  The best part about Groove on Grove is that you can partake in the festivities without spending a dollar.  Now you have no excuse to stay in on Wednesdays with free live concerts and entertainers, beautiful weather, and a chance to get to know your neighbors and community.  Get ready to Groove on Grove this May!

Jersey City Earth Day Festivals

April 21, 2016

The 3rd annual Jersey City Earth Day Festival will be held on April 23rd at City Hall.  You’ll be able to engage in interactive and educational workshops along with checking out some of your favorite local Jersey City businesses.  The workshops hope to inspire residents to take action in:

  • Adopting sustainable living practices
  • Protecting your natural resources
  • Responsible buying and consumption of locally provided goods.

Some workshops include; sustainable and green tech projects, wildlife lectures, recycling discussions and composting tutorials.  There will also be live music, community organizations, and arts and crafts vendors.  The past two festivals were a hit so make sure to check this event out!

Last year over 30,000 people attended the Earth Day Festival at Liberty State Park.  It is one of the largest Earth Day events held in New Jersey! With over 100 vendors, you’re sure to find something to inspire you to help make healthy habits.  The LSP Festival will also have live music and delicious food vendors present.

Last but not least, there’s the Earth Day 5k walk/run around Liberty State Park.  It looks like it’s going to be another beautiful weekend in New Jersey as well! After the race refreshments will be served and you can keep the activities going and head over to the Earth Day Festival.

The light rail which is in front of Madox will take you directly to the park so you don’t need to worry about driving and parking, also helping the environment!

Consignment Shopping around Jersey City #BeTheGreen

April 14, 2016

New York City is known for their classy and eccentric sense of style, and Jersey City is quickly becoming a honorary borough in the NY fashion scene.  In honor of Bozzuto’s #BeTheGreen campaign for Earth Day, we put together a list of the best consignment shops since buying vintage clothing is a great way to recycle. No matter what your style is, you’ll be dressed to impress with these shops!

Another Man’s Treasure is right in Jersey City and was stablished in 2006, Another Man’s Treasure has been included in both USA today, and Elle.com‘s best places to shop vintage in America. New items are added to the shop every day, providing its customers with the best vintage clothing – seasonally appropriate and on-trend – at affordable prices is obvious in their selection. Their vintage finds have graced the pages of such noted publications as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, New York Magazine, Time Out NY, & many more.

Buffalo Exchange is probably the most well-known consignment shop throughout New Jersey and New York.  You can buy, sell and trade and this place has everything you’re looking for and more.  Whether its band tees, blazers for work, oversized flannels of funky lightly worn shoes, they have it all! The prices are great and you don’t need an appointment to sell clothing but be prepared to wait at least 30-45 minutes on the weekends.  Don’t worry you can shop around while they go through your stuff J

Beacon’s Closet is also a buy-sell-trade shop in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  You will find real gems at this place but it is known to be crowded on the weekends.  They do have a website where you can shop online however in-store prices are a little better so we suggest visiting the store.  On their website you’ll also find a blog with fashion ideas.

Eleven Boutique is a very classy consignment shop.  You’ll find expensive name brands like Chanel, Prada and Saint Laurent.  If you’re someone who likes your name brands than you may want to skip the others and head over to this boutique! You can choose between selling on the spot or consignment.

Healthy Living in Jersey City

April 8, 2016

In April, Bozzuto is challenging all of it’s residents to #BeTheGreen, and seek out ways in which they can live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. We’ve found a few local businesses in Jersey City who take this message to heart all year round!

Modern Sage is a healing center and retail store in downtown Jersey City which sells essential oils, meditation classes, acupuncture and reflexology. They recently had a booth at the Jersey City Fitness Fair and sell their vegan makeup both in their store and online. If you’re looking for eco-friendly products, this is a great place to check for some of their unique green products.

Another local company we learned about at the Jersey City Fitness Fair was Bread and Spoon. This local eatery offers all organic produce from sustainable farms and is a great place to pick-up items for cooking or already prepared meals. They also provide customers recipes for making dinners using their fresh ingredients.  The infamous Bambino Chef had a booth set up at the Jersey City Fitness Fair and was a hit with the crowds. You can get more information on her cooking classes online and learn how you can make some delicious healthy meals right in your Madox kitchen.

The Best Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Jersey City

April 5, 2016

Vegans and vegetarians often find themselves searching the Internet for restaurants or markets that can cater to their diet. It can get dull without many options when you’re eating the same things every week but luckily there’s some great spots in Jersey City to spice up your vegan meals! These restaurants aren’t far from The Madox and we’re here to give you the scoop on them!

Subia’s Vegan Café – this is a very popular vegan spot located on Jersey Ave.  We suggest ordering the tempeh sandwich on gluten free bread and green juice to wash it down! Talk about healthy! They also offer vegan sweets which are baked daily.

The Green Radish – this vegan food truck is a crowd pleaser! They also have a “Classic” vegan burger which is a ¼ lb black bean burger sautéed onions, avocado and rosemary fries! Yum! You’ll also want to try their BBQ veggie burger or TLT (tempeh, lettuce and tomato).  Look for their truck this summer!

Sapthaigiri Taste of India – this place is known for their authentic cuisine! They serve both north and southern Indian dishes and offer a breakfast and lunch buffet  J   With over 240 reviews on yelp, you’ll be happy we sent you here! Make sure to try their mango lassi drink as well!

Potatopia – if you love potatoes obviously this will be your favorite on our list! You choose the type of potato (i.e. smashed red skins, curly Cajun fries, tater tots, ect) you want and you can add your own sauces and proteins.

Jersey City Fitness Fair

March 31, 2016

Come by and be a part of Jersey City’s first Fitness Fair hosted by JC Families in front of City Hall!  JC Families was started in 2010 and has been dedicated to serving and supporting families in the Jersey City area.  They host events, classes and have over 3,500 members. Memberships are free and open to public and you can check out their events page for upcoming events such as tennis lessons, dance programs and 5k walks/runs.

Now that it’s finally spring we can enjoy outdoor activities and focus on staying happy and healthy! Make sure to save the date, April 9th, so you can experience health food vendors, specialty hats and shirts from Jersey City vendors and last but not least, a FREE 3 hour work out. With over 25 local businesses participating, you’re sure to find inspiring ways to motivate yourself to exercise or eat healthier.  You will also find restaurants and local shops in Jersey City you may have not known were so health conscience! While you are cruising the booths you can listen to DJ Stadium Status spin some beats. Bring a few neighbors and make an afternoon out of it. 😉

Keep in mind, while the Jersey Fitness Fair is a great way to find new healthy living strategies, our state-of-the-art fitness facility is also always opens for your needs here at Madox. Having your own personal gym right in your own building is a great way to stay motivated and maximize your time!

The Drawing Room in Jersey City

March 24, 2016

Jersey City is filled with creative and artistic people, and there is no lack of creative outlets around our city.  The Drawing Room is a contemporary arts center in the heart of Downtown Jersey City which focuses on individual and group drawings, paintings and print.  The Drawing Rooms offer artist in New Jersey and the New York Metropolitan area 10 rooms where they can connect with one another, network and advance their careers.  If you’re walking around downtown you can walk through the gallery, examine the artwork and purchase pieces that you love.

Victory Hall, where the Drawing Rooms is located, began as an Elks Club Hall and was renovated from 2001 to 2007. It also offers room for theater, spoken word, poetry, film, music and dance events. Each year tens of thousands of people visit the venue!

Their current exhibit is “Project Room Show” which will end on March 27th so you still have time to check it out! The annual Project Room Show allows each artist to turn their gallery room into a unique visual experience for visitors.  Now that it’s officially spring you can enjoy bright watercolor abstractions and elegant fresh pieces of art.  Seven of the nine artists are Jersey City residents.  If you’ll be away the last weekend in March, don’t worry! The Project Room Show is now available online to view and you can purchase original artwork that catches your eye!

Outdoor Eating in Jersey City

March 21, 2016

With spring now here, let’s take a look at some of our favorite restaurants which have outdoor dining around Madox! This month the weather already reached the mid 70’s and people were outside sipping on beverages and enjoying the amazing cuisines of Jersey City. Be one of them at one of these awesome local eateries!

Jersey City takes their outdoor dining very seriously! Most establishments are able to put tables on the sidewalk or have roof top seating available. Porta of Jersey City offers 2 full bars on their roof. It’s a perfect spot to hang out with friends or colleagues.  If you want to stay in Paulus Hook you can walk over to Greene Hook or enjoy Iron Monkey’s rooftop bar as well. They also have a full bar and a very extensive beer list! Some of the best outdoor dining can be found here.

Now that the weather is getting warmer we can look forward to Surf City opening! If you haven’t been here you’re missing out. This “beach megabar” offers 5 full bars and their outdoor bar is right on the Hudson River with amazing views of the city.  You can order a drink and sit there or go over to their beach area and grab a lounge chair!

Pier 13 in Hoboken will also be opening up! The pier offers spectacular views of the city and has a full bar with food trucks.  If it’s a nice day you can take the ferry over from our apartment building and be there in 30 minutes.

Farmers Markets in Jersey City

March 18, 2016

Spring is right around the corner! Lucy for us, we have so much to look forward to here in Jersey City. We’ve been waiting for the farmers markets to come back to all the great parks we have within our city.

By shopping at Jersey City farmers markets, some of the not too far from Madox, residents reduce their carbon footprint by eating locally grown goods.  Healthy shopping is easy with farmers markets open almost every day of the week in spring.  The first of the farmers markets to open is in Van Vorst Park is open on Saturdays from 8am- 3:30pm in April.

If you can’t wait until April to enjoy the fresh air and fresh food, you can head over to the Hudson Farmers Market on Kennedy Boulevard.  They have been providing excellent service for over 25 years.  They are also a garden center, so you can add fresh flowers to your Madox apartment to welcome spring as well.

A local Jersey City resident, Ali, has a website inspiralized.com which can provide you recipes on how to make delicious and healthy meals using the vegetables from the market and her spiralizer machine.  Her site gives you recipes such as zucchini spaghetti with fresh pesto and tomato, butternut squash noodles with chicken, chicken and chickpea broccoli noodle pasta and much more! You can even do a gluten free, paleo or vegan meal plan for $4.99 a week.

Here’s some more information on the Hudson Farmers Market and the spiralizer!

March To-Do List Around The Madox

March 3, 2016

Now is the time to purchase tickets to the 8th annual Food & Wine Festival held at Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon. Have any of our residents ever been here? It’s lovely! They have all different kinds of events such as a pancakes & prosecco breakfast, a marketplace lunch and the champagne brunch.

March is Jersey Shore restaurant month. Check out these restaurants that will be offering prix fixed menus! We suggest checking out the The Bonney Read. The menu sounds delicious and so do their Yelp reviews.  Asbury has some awesome dining options! It’s about an hour away which makes it ideal for a day trip. March 13th is also Asbury’s St. Patrick ’s Day festival.

If you love flowers like we do here at The Madox then you’ll want to visit the orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden. If you want to make a romantic evening of it then you can do Orchid Evenings where they add romantic music and cocktails. This runs until April 17th.

March 3rd-6th is the Armory Art Show at Pier 92 & 94. Established in 1994 and held annually on Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show is New York’s premier international art fair, showcasing over 200 galleries from around the world. Pier 92 will have mostly Modern artwork while pier 94 will be mostly contemporary. There’s also a Pommery Champagne bar and wines offered by the glass and bottle. Food is also available for purchase!

Wine Riot tickets are also still available for their annual event held on March 4th &5th.  If you’ve been to wine riot and you’d like to try a new event you’re in luck! The Grand Tasting at the Altman Building (135 W. 18th Street) will be held on the evening of March 8th.

What could be the world’s oldest and largest St. Patrick’s parade, New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates Irish culture and the Catholic faith on 5th Avenue from 44th to 79th on March 17th at 11am.  Of course there’s also the Hoboken St. Patrick ’s Day parade as well which will be this Saturday, March 5th.

Art Around Jersey City & Hoboken

March 1, 2016

Art lovers rejoice! Did you know there are galleries all over Hoboken and Jersey City? More than just places to view the latest in the art world, these venues can also be a great place to host a party or fundraising event.

Mana Contemporary in Jersey City has become very successful and proves you don’t need to go into New York City to see famous artwork.  Artists such as Gary Lichtenstein have artwork displayed at Mana and he even stops into the venue here and there to help with creative ideas. They have a restaurant in the building as well so you can stop in for a bit before or after you take a tour.

Barsky Gallery is located on 49 Harrison Street and is a beautiful gallery! They are open from 11am-6pm Wednesday through Sundays.  What’s better than enjoying some brunch and mimosas then heading over for a leisurely afternoon at a relaxing gallery? Barsky Gallery will also be at the Scope New York Art Fair on March 3rd, an art show that changed the landscape of the contemporary art fair industry.  This is a great achievement for this Hoboken gallery and speaks volumes to how successful they’ve been. Make sure to check it out!

Hob’art Gallery is a great place to visit for free art at their monthly art shows which usually start off with food, drinks and nice conversation! They also have classes you can sign up for and occasionally show free films. Free parking is available at the rear of the building on Jackson Street.

Art House Productions is located at 136 Magnolia Ave in Jersey City.  For $6.00 you can enjoy live performances which are intimate and have an underground feel to it. They welcome comedians, poets, artists, spoken word, dance and many other creative outlets.


Hosting your Own Oscar Party at Madox

February 25, 2016

It’s that time of year again! The Oscars will be airing this Sunday, February 28th. Here’s are some tips to help you win “Best Oscar Party” for 2016 if you’re thinking of hosting your own party this year at your Madox apartment.

During the Oscars you’ll notice that most of the celebrities are drinking champagne. You can buy an inexpensive gold champagne bucket and ask that each guest/couple bring their own bottle of their favorite champagne or Prosecco. To make clean up easier (also cost effective) you can buy the plastic champagne flutes and jazz them up a bit with gold and silver permanent marker. A martini bar is an easy way to entertain as well. Tito’s vodka is gluten free and a crowd pleaser, perfect for your at-home martini bar. Add some olives, tooth picks and plastic martini glasses and you’re all set!

Another fun idea is to create an Oscar photo booth. You can make cut out Oscars, your own party clappers and of course champagne glasses. Here are some other ideas for your photo booth. Don’t forget about the red carpet! Party City has a 15 foot red carpet runner for just $6.99, the perfect centerpiece for any awards-themed party.

As with any party, most importantly you need some good snacks for your Oscar party You don’t have to be a celebrity chef to keep your guests pleased, so here are some fancy finger food ideas:

Now sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

Food & Drink Buzz in Jersey City

February 18, 2016

Jersey City has long been a hub for food and drink in our area, but it seems there’s more delicious things to come in our city and around Madox! Check out some of the buxx we’ve been hearing about restaurant openings soon to come our way.

The Kitchen Step – Thirty Acres closed but a new restaurant has already moved in and there’s already a lot of anticipation for the opening this week! Ryan DePersio already has very successful restaurants such as Fascino (Montclair), Battello (Jersey City) and Nico Kitchen & Bar (located inside NJPAC).

The Draper is Park & Sixth’s new cocktail lounge located at Washington and York has been open for a couple of weeks and we’ve heard great things about it! They have signature cocktails and small plates making it a great late night spot.

Liberty House will be hosting a cocktail class on 2/17 from 7-9pm. The class will feature vodka (Ketel One) cocktails and appetizers will be provided! The class is $45.00 a person and you can reserve your spot by calling 201-395-0300.

Left Bank Burger announced a burger naming contest for their weekly burger challenges. They’ll post their burger of the week on Instagram and you can post your ideas there for a chance to win free a free burger! Instagram: @LB@_BURGERBAR

Chipotle Mexican Grill is opening this summer in Newport at 525 Washington Boulevard (just steps away from the Pavonia Path station).

Harry Street Coffee is a small new coffee shop (located at 695 Bergen Ave) which serves a variety of teas, coffee and baked goods. This is already becoming a neighborhood hang-out. We are seeing a lot of new coffee shops in Jersey City! No complaints here!

Mardi Gras in Jersey City

February 7, 2016

Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) is a holiday celebrated as a day of feasting before Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent. For all of us who couldn’t make it to New Orleans this year, let’s look at some places and ways we can celebrate here in Jersey City!

First, start off with some southern food! South House will be serving up some special Mardi Gras food and drink specials ($8.00 Hurricanes, $5.00 daiquiris, $5.00 rum drinks and $10.00 Absinthe cocktails). Hurricanes are a classic Fat Tuesday drink which includes lots of rum and fruit juice and is usually served in a large glass. They are so delicious and potent, most places only allow you to have two. Here’s the recipe in case you want to make some back in your apartment after the festivities. If you haven’t been to South House yet, you need to put this on your to-do list! They have live music, great food and drinks and an awesome downstairs rec room with pool tables, darts, shuffle board, vintage sofas and a bar. A perfect place to Celebrate Mardi Gras!

Zeppelin Hall and Biergarten will also be hosting a big party. On Friday and Saturday night there will be live music from Jane’s Rockin’ Country Band starting at 10 p.m. They’ll be serving a crawfish boil, shrimp and grits, gumbo, muffuletta sandwiches, po’ boys, and delicious beignets for dessert. The bar, which has a ton of beers on tap, will be serving Abita beers in honor of Mardi Gras.

HopsScotch will also be serving Shrimp Po Boy sliders and hurricane specials all day .

Make sure if you have a few Hurricanes you call a cab or have a friend who is a designated driver! Luckily, Madox is also in walking distance of most of the locations named above.

Celebrating Chinese New Year around Madox

February 4, 2016

Chinese New Year is China’s most important traditional festival. It is also the most important Chinese celebration for families, relaxing, gift giving and an official public holiday around the world, even in NYC. Besides the typical Chinese take-out, there are a few fun ways you can celebrate the Lunar New Year with Madox as your home base.

Whether you’re traveling into New York City to celebrate, going out to eat or creating your own dishes at home, you’re guaranteed to have fun and enjoy good food and culture! This year the annual New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival will be held at 11am on February 8th, 2016.  The festival includes 600,000 firecrackers, dancers, singers and food vendors and will be held at Sara Roosevelt Park in New York City.  If you couldn’t skip work to attend the festival you can celebrate by going to the Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade: Lion and Dragon Performance which will be held Sunday, February 14th from 1-3:30 pm on Mott Street in Chinatown, NYC.

If crowds aren’t your thing you can enjoy one of many Chinese restaurants in Jersey City! Food King on Newark Ave is known for their boneless BBQ ribs, crispy shrimp, dumplings and they also have vegetarian options available.  Old Peking located at 746 Montgomery St is also a popular spot for shrimp dishes, dumplings and chicken with broccoli.   Hosting your own Chinese New Year party at the apartment is also a great idea! Party City has awesome decorations and we’ve listed some easy recipes you can prepare for your guests! You can also supply your guests with tools and material to do their own paper cutting designs or upside down “good fortune” signs.

Valentine’s Day in Jersey City

January 31, 2016

We came up with three of our favorite restaurants in Jersey City to bring your special someone this Valentine’s Day. If you want to stay home, don’t worry we have you covered for the best places to pick up a delicious meal!

Liberty House Restaurant – Located on the waterfront of Jersey City, Liberty House has AMAZING views of the New York City skyline. You can’t get any more romantic than that! They will be offering a mouth-watering three course menu on Saturday February 13th and 14th. You’ll choose an appetizer such as jumbo shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque or harvest Salad…to name a few. For entrees you will have 9 options which include steaks, pastas or seafood. How good does surf and turf sound? Or maybe brioche-crusted salmon is more up your alley! Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! One of our favorites that they serve is the chocolate fondue for two.

Madame Claude Café – this eccentric BYOB French restaurant is romantic and you’ll feel like you’re dining in France! They have some of the best escargot and crepes the city has to offer! You can stop by their wine store Madame Claude Wine to pick up the perfect bottle of French wine to pair with your meal as well! The café will also be offering a three course Valentine’s Day menu!

Hamilton Inn – we love this classic Italian restaurant in Hamilton Park. The restaurant is dimly lit with candles and serves some of the tastiest Italian food in Hudson County. It’s not too loud making it a perfect spot for a romantic date. They also have delicious cocktails! Enjoy!

If you are staying home this Valentine’s day, the JC Fish stand is offering (2) 8 oz Lobster Tails for $29.99, King Crab Legs for $27.99 and ½ lb. Dry Scallops for $12.95 which you can add to any order. Order by Wednesday, February 10th in the shop or on www.jcfishstand.com.

The Historic Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater of Jersey City

January 28, 2016

One of Jersey City’s most well-known landmarks if the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater, one of the majestic “wonder theaters” built during the roaring 20s around the NYC metropolitan area. Jersey City’s historical theater is the only one still showing movies, and it’s a sight any Jersey City must see while calling our city home.

The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater opened September 28th, 1929 in Journal Square, Jersey City. The cost of construction was $2 million and on opening day they presented the film Madame X which brought in over 3,000 patrons. The theater had a three segment orchestra pit installed so that it would be capable of live performances along with films.   The lobby of the theater was quite impressive with a grand chandelier and a three story oval entrance. The bathrooms were also one of a kind on the second floor with elaborate decorations and additional space for makeup application and socialization. You can still see the original details and architectural prowess in their lobby today.

The Theatre’s stage was large for its day and acts from Manhattan’s Capitol Theatre regularly toured the Loew’s Jersey. Most of the stars of the early and mid-1930s performed at the Loew’s theater such as Duke Ellington, Bing Crosby, Jean Harlow, Burns and Allen, Bing Crosby, Bill Robinson, Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Cab Calloway.

In 1986 nearby malls had lured away much of the high-end retail business that the area once enjoyed and multi-plex cinemas had taken much of the Loew’s Jersey’s business. The theater closed and there were plans to demolish it and build something new on site. However, being such a historic building, people teamed up and campaigned to save the building and succeeded! The theater was then sold to its current owner, the city of Jersey City.

Restoration took place from 1986-1996 with the help of volunteers who restored the seating and installed projection equipment which allowed them to show films again.

Fun Facts: In 2011 The Strokes shot a music video for their single “Under Cover of Darkness” and the Trans-Siberia Orchestra filmed “The Ghost of Christmas” there as well. Now the theater also serves a popular place for fundraisers, corporate events and weddings.

Thrillist Media Group recently named the theater the most beautiful building in New Jersey!

Hoboken Mutzfest

January 21, 2016

The world famous Hoboken Mutzfest returns Sunday, January 31st. Eight of the cities well-known restaurants will be participating this year! Mutz is a popular word for mozzarella that is used around NJ and NYC. It’s a soft, wet, hand-kneaded cheese. Mutzfest is an annual event that brings the community together and promotes small businesses. Proceeds from the event go to the Hoboken Family Alliance and other community activities such as the Hoboken Bike Camp for individuals with disabilities.

This year’s lineup includes: Losurdo Bros. Deli, Luca Brasi’s Italian Deli, M & P Biancamano, Margaritas Pizza & Café, Rosticeria Da Gigi, Sasso’s Deli, Tony Boloney’s and Vito’s Italian Deli.

There is some serious competition going on between these eateries and M & P Biancamano is known to come out strong with the best mutz in the city! Hudson County is recognized for their amazing Italian food and food critics from all over say that this city does mutz the best.

If you’re a cannoli fanatic you are in luck because there will also be a cannoli eating contest! General admission tickets are $20.00 and free for kids under 12.

The Hoboken Family Alliance is a group dedicated to supporting families and their local community. They are always looking for volunteers if you like to help out with either events, marketing, philanthropy or special events.

Make sure to check out this event which is for a good cause! Who do you think will win the Mutz Contest this year?

Restaurant Weeks around Madox

January 15, 2016

The Hudson County Winter Restaurant Week will kick off on January 25th and run until February 5th, 2016. Diners will be able to experience 3 course lunch and dinner menus at some of the top restaurants in New Jersey. Some restaurants in Hoboken we recommend are Amanda’s (dinner only), Bin 14 and Anthony David’s. Reservations will go quickly so reserve your tables today! This is the 12th year Hudson Restaurant Week will be providing amazing deals!

The New York City Restaurant Week will be running January 18th – February 5th,. They have a huge selection of restaurants in the city offering 3 course meals as well. According to Time Out magazine, some of the top restaurants to go to are; ABC Kitchen, Claudette, French Louie, Hanjan, Khe-yo, Little Park, Root & Bone and Sessanta.

If you want to plan a fun filled evening you can pick your restaurant and look for museums, theaters or events that are going on close to the establishment. If you have not visited the Freedom Tower yet and planned to do so in 2016 then Little Park would be the perfect spot since it is under a mile away!

The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is a well-known theatre in New York City that provides a performance home for hundreds of comedians and live performances. You can start off at Root & Bone for their famous fried chicken and a couple drinks then head over to a show! To check their schedule you can visit their website.

Focus on Yourself at Madox in 2016

January 4, 2016

After a long weekend off, the craziness of shopping during the holidays and the excessive eating, you may be feeling a bit stressed and sluggish.

Take a few moments to yourself and think about your personal goals for 2016. Do you want a new job? Save more money? Spend more time with your family? Try a new hobby or activity? Once you realize what you would like to change or begin you can start working on your goals!

We all know that accomplishing our resolutions is harder than it seems. Some techniques that may help with achieving these goals may be keeping a journal throughout the day and changing your computer password to your goal, i.e., “family” “exercise” “car”. Create systems or ways to reach your goal. If your goal is to get a new job, write down what you will need to do in order to get hired! Maybe you want to apply to 5 jobs a day, work on your resume and practice going over interview questions. If you want to lose 15 pounds in 2016, write down what your weaknesses are whether it’s cutting back on sweets or limiting alcohol consumption to weekends.

Another tactic to help accomplish your goal may be to discuss them with your friends, family members or colleagues. Maybe they can motivate you not to stray away from your goals…or put a little pressure on you.

Printing out copies of your resolutions and posting them on your fridge, keeping a small copy in your wallet or keeping one at your work desk will also help you to stay focused in 2016.

Keep in mind, with our great location next to transportation, commerce, and the city, along with our list of modern amenities, it’s easy to relax in your apartment at Madox and focus on yourself at home. Come take a tour with us this month and see the lifestyle you could start living here in Paulus Hook. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2016 from Madox!

Mana Contemporary in Jersey City

December 30, 2015

You don’t need to go into New York City to get your fix of fine art. Mana Contemporary, located at 888 Newark Ave, offers tours of fascinating exhibits, local art, poetry readings and wine tastings hosted by some of the best wine experts in the country. Mana Contemporary was a former tobacco warehouse which now provides the perfect space for storing art, wine and exhibit space. It was founded in 2011 and remains one of the most innovative contemporary art organizations in the United States! They also have locations in Chicago and Miami if you ever want to take a trip .

A popular exhibit is Gary Lichtenstein’s who has had a successful 40 year career in the art world. You can find his work at some of the most prestigious art museums in the country and fortunately for Mana, they got a hold of his limited editions prints. You can find his work on the 2nd floor.

Right now Mana Art is focusing on the “Mana Urban Arts Project”. All around Jersey City you’ll find creative street art on walls that were once bare brick. It’s getting a ton of attention around the Jersey City and really brings the community together.

Mana wine is new to Mana Contemporary. This year they launched their program offering public and private events such as dinners, wine tastings, seminars and classes. Their main focus is to enjoy great tasting wines with friends, strangers and colleagues in a “one of a kind setting”.

For more information on the studios and wine tastings, visit http://www.manacontemporary.com/exhibitions-events/

Holiday Eats Around Jersey City

December 23, 2015

Tis the season! If you’re staying in Jersey City this Christmas and need some ideas for lunch or dinner, we have you covered!

Greene Hook will be serving food until 9pm Christmas Eve but will stay open until 11. Come in and try their lamb shank pot pie, enjoy a couple drinks and shuffle board. It doesn’t look like it will be too cold out so you can walk back to the Madox! For more information on the restaurant, you can visit their website.

Sam A.M will also be open Christmas Eve and is beautifully decorated for the holiday season. For reservations and questions about their Christmas Eve menu you can call 201-432-2233.

If you’d like to go somewhere a bit more fancy, try Vu Restaurant which is located in the Hyatt in Jersey City right on the water. Vu offers dishes such as halibut, beef tenderloin, crispy pork belly and they also have vegetarian options. The views are spectacular and they will be open on Christmas day as well.

One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants, Light Horse Tavern, will be open serving their full menu until 10pm.

Of course, if you really want to get into the holiday spirit you could hop on the PATH and take a trip to Rockefeller Center! There you will find ice skating, the famous Christmas tree, dining options and shopping! Another favorite place to visit during this time of year is Serendipity 3.

We hope that you have a happy and healthy Christmas this year!

Holiday Hosting at The Madox

December 16, 2015

Hosting holidays in your apartment at The Madox this December? Whether it’s a fun night with friends or a long night with in-laws, here are some holiday food and drink recipes sure to keep you and your guests toasty!

Not everyone has a home bar ready to go and buying a bunch of bottles can be a hassle. Making a signature drink is something that your friends and family will appreciate and easier for you. It’s also a good idea to make a batch that has no alcohol in it as well, whether it be for kids who come over or friends who have to drive home later.

Most likely your guests will ask if there’s anything they can bring to the gathering. Planning the menu is your right of passage as the host, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed you can designate specific desserts or appetizers to people.  Here’s a list of easy holiday appetizers which look and sound delicious!

Last but not least, if you’re worried about entertaining your guests check out this article for entertaining party games. These options are not as rowdy or sticky as beer pong but not as quite dull as a Bingo Night. The perfect compliment for your chic affair. 😉

Happy Holidays from The Madox!

Winter Workouts at The Madox

December 8, 2015

The winter can often make it difficult to live an active lifestyle. Once 5pm comes it’s already dark and cold so it’s easy to become a bit lazy! The Madox has a fitness center on premise so you don’t even need to go back out into the cold to get a work out! Jersey City also offers a few local classes which have discounted rates on certain days.

At $20.00 a class, yoga can become an expensive hobby but Power flow Yoga in Hoboken often offers free classes taught by new instructors. The classes are at 1:30pm on Saturdays. You can check their website and sign up each week so you are guaranteed a spot!

Mediation is another practice used to help cleanse your mind and body. Jersey City residents can find classes for $10.00 on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm at Modern Sage. Perfect after a long day at work!

Here is an article on how yoga and meditation help benefit the brain and body. Try them out this winter, whether you want to practice in your apartment, in our fitness center or at one of our local Jersey City studios!


Project: Market – EAT. SHOP. DRINK. Dec 5&6th

December 3, 2015

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, look no more! We are lucky to live in an area with such creative and talented people who care so much about their community. Project: Market is having their 2nd annual anniversary this weekend. December 5th & 6th from 11am-6pm, enjoy a heated outdoor market at City Hall. Hamilton Inn will be whipping up beverages to keep you warm such as spiked eggnog, apple cider bellini’s and bourbon mint tea. Modcup will also be serving their delicious lattes and they will have plenty of coffee to take home! Come hungry and enjoy homemade snacks from your favorite local bakers such as Grandma Downtown and Cocoa Bakery. Project: Market will have mini photo booths and clothing vendors showing off their best stuff! It’s a perfect place to get family, friends or a special someone in your life a great gift for the holidays!

The event is hosted by members of The Jersey City Project who organize outdoor markets and events in downtown Jersey City. All outdoor events are held at City Hall Plaza located at 280 Grove Street. Some past events include Project: Eats and Project: Earth. The organization is made up of long-time Jersey City restaurants, most of whom own businesses. Their goal is to help promote small businesses, local talent and have the community come together for a good cause.

For more information on the organization, you can visit http://www.thejerseycityproject.com/

New Openings in Jersey City

November 30, 2015

Like most great cities, Jersey City is constantly adapting, growing, and improving. In that process, there are some new additions to our city worth checking out!

 Bwe Kafe, a coffee shop with a social mission founded in Hoboken, recently opened their Jersey City location at 140 River Drive South. Bwè Kafe partners with world renowned coffee roasters La Colombe Torrefaction, to serve the highest quality beans, directly sourced from farms all over the world and brewed using perfected extraction methods. Working hand-in-hand with their mission to support the youth of Haiti, all coffee blends served at our coffee shops contain delicious Haitian beans, bursting with unique notes and fresh flavors.

 Dark Side of the Moo, well-known for their exotic meats, opened their first brick and mortar location in the Heights this past weekend at 52 Bowers Street. With fleets of food trucks in Hoboken and Jersey City, their new restaurant is a welcome addition. Specializing in exotic meats and Americana with a twist, they work closely with the local community to source organic produce and find suppliers who use sustainable, ethical farming practices. Their game meats never use antibiotics or growth hormones, and are either farm or pasture raised, never receiving animal based feed.

 And keep an eye out for a couple other places soon to open: Grind Coffee, 360 Communipaw Ave in Bergen-Lafayette is expecting to open December 1st, and The Cheesecake Factory, at Newport Mall, is set to have their Grand Opening on December 8th.

Holiday Markets in Jersey City

November 27, 2015

Holiday Mart kicked off at the Martin Luther King Drive Hub Shopping Center this past Saturday, offering city residents ice skating, live music, food trucks and about 20 different indoor craft vendors. The purpose of the event is to provide local small businesses a venue to make money and promote their businesses during the holiday season.

 Items being sold include: jewelry, candles, clothing, mugs, pillows, and many other gift items! The market will be open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through December 20th, with upwards to about 40 vendors participating.

 If you don’t find what you’re looking for at the Holiday Mart, never fear, Jersey City is full of places to shop! For a traditional mall experience, visit the three-level Newport Centre in Jersey City for more than 130 stores and four department stores.

 The Jersey City Project celebrates its second anniversary with Project: Market on December 5th and 6th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at City Hall. The heated outdoor market located in the Historic Downtown section of Jersey City will act as a kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Highlighting local, celebrating seasonal, and encouraging economic growth amongst small businesses, Project: Market is definitely the place to shop! With new vendors each day, there’s good reason to spend your weekend in downtown Jersey City.

Winter Workouts at Madox

November 24, 2015

With gym memberships costing anywhere upwards to $100 or more per month, and the impeding winter making trips out of the apartment less frequent, you may be looking for ways to stay in shape without spending a ton or putting on your snow boots. These are some easier alternatives here at Madox!

 Yoga: Requiring little more than a mat (even a rug will do) and some comfortable clothes, this mix of relaxation and physical fitness is one of the easiest workouts to do at home. Familiarize yourself with some basic yoga postures like downward dog or child’s pose; everything you need to know can be found with a quick Google search. If you prefer to follow along with an instructor, check your TV’s OnDemand Fitness channel for some guided routines, purchase a yoga DVD or check out online options such as www.yogadownload.com. There are also some great yoga studios around us in Jersey City, with Yoga Shunya just down the street from us.

 Strength Training: Buy a set of dumbbells that have adjustable weights, a couple resistance bands and any other equipment you think you’ll use, like a pull-up bar, kettle balls and/or an exercise ball. From there, your options are endless – create your own workout routine or find one you like in a fitness magazine. All of these items can be bought on Amazon, sometimes even used for an even cheaper option. You can find many of these items at our on-site gym, but we know there’s nothing quite like the convenience of working out in your own living room.

 And of course, for a good sweat without going outdoors there’s always the option of heading on over to Madox’s state-of-the-art fitness center. Open every day for our residents’ convenience, it’s your best option for a winter workout!

Beginning of the Holiday Season Around Jersey City

November 16, 2015

It’s that time of year again, with fall and winter holidays right around the corner and it’s time to start getting in the spirit! Lucky for us, Jersey City and Paulus Hook make that easy this time of year.

 Starting with Thanksgiving, you can begin your holidays by purchasing one of Choc O Pain’s fantastic Holiday Pies right here in Jersey City. Pre-order selected seasonal items for Thanksgiving and receive 10% off! Orders must be placed before 7:00 pm on November 20th and must be set for pick-up on either 11/25 or 11/26. All other orders will be charged full price. Use the coupon code THANKSGIVING10.

 If you’re interested in participating in some local holiday cheer, on December 3rd from 5-6pm, The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District presents its Annual Historic Downtown Tree Lighting and Menorah Ceremony at the Grove PATH Plaza and Pedestrian Mall. This event is free to attend, with free cookies and pictures available with Santa for young ones…or the young at heart. 😉

 Be sure to also check out HDSID’s Holiday Market on Grave Street this year! Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone who has everything, or something extra special for your loved one, with over 40 different vendors this event will ensure you will find the perfect present. There will be a wide range of unique gifts, vintage, handmade and more! The Holiday Market takes place every Monday & Thursday starting Nov 16th through until December 21st. Head on over to the Holiday Market at Grove St. PATH Plaza from 4-8pm and shop local.

10 Little Known Facts About Jersey City

November 6, 2015

It’s no secret that we at the Madox love our home in Jersey City. Paulus Hook, the neighborhood we call home is both historic and scenic with it’s beautiful Hudson River views. There are so many reasons why more and more people are calling Jersey City home and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular living destinations for young professionals in our area. However, for all that we know about Jersey City, there are still quite a few facts most of us don’t know.

  1. The neon red Colgate clock on the Jersey shoreline is the fourth largest clock in the world with a diameter of 15.24 meters.
  2. Jersey City is one of the most racially diverse cities in the world with non-Hispanic white, Hispanic/Latino, African American, and Asian populations making up close to 25 percent of the total population each.
  3. The Liberty Science Center is home to the nation’s largest IMAX dome theatre.
  4. Jersey City is the oldest town in New Jersey, developing around Bergen Square in 1660.
  5. The area in Jersey City known as “The Heights” is home to some of the country’s most well preserved Victorian mansions.
  6. The Statue of Liberty is actually inside of Jersey City, even though New York still has legal jurisdiction.
  7. Jersey City is the birth city of famed: Martha Stewart, Nathan Lane, and Frank Sinatra’s daughter Nancy Sinatra.
  8. The city carries a few unique nicknames: “Wall Street West,” and “J.C.” and “Chilltown.”
  9. The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, one of the five Loew’s Wonder Theatres, is the only one located outside of New York City.
  10. Jersey City is unique in that it has one of the most comprehensive transit and transportation systems in the country. Home of the Port Authority PATH Subway System, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail System, public and private bus lines, The NY Waterway Ferries, the New Jersey Turnpike Extension, the Pulaski Skyway, and the Holland Tunnel to New York City.

Film & Jersey City

October 31, 2015

If you’re a fan of movies and artist events, Jersey City has much for you to enjoy this month! NYC isn’t the only city around here where one can jump-start their career.

On Wednesday, November 4th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, join New Jersey City University (NJCU) for a National Society of Leadership and Success Speaker Broadcast with Jesse Eisenberg live. If you’re unfamiliar with Jesse Eisenberg, he’s an American actor, playwright, author, and humorist. He made his television debut with the comedy-drama series Get Real.

 Jesse will answer your questions, discuss the challenges and joys of a career in both writing and film, pursuing ones passions, and staying true to oneself, and the most important lessons that Jesse has learned throughout his career. The event is free and open to the public. Doors Open at 6:00pm; show starts at 7pm and tickets are available on the event website.

 Later this month, on November 30th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, The Art House INKubator will host their monthly meeting and annual presentations series. INKubator is an artistic collective of writers, directors and actors whose complementary talents, skills and experience serve to scaffold new scripts in development. At their meetings, they will “test the viability of new work, cultivate productive networks for artistic advancement, expedite the steps from the page to the ultimate medium, and present members and their work to producers and industry professionals.” Membership is free of charge.

This Weekend in Jersey City

October 23, 2015

If you’re looking for some fun this upcoming weekend, Jersey City will not disappoint. Saturday, October 24th is New Jersey’s Paella Festival. The free festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at City Hall Park. It will feature food, flamenco dancers, musical performances and a cook-off. During the day, 14 professional chefs, representing Venezuela, Chile, Portugal, Mexico, Catalonia, Spain, Cuba, New Jersey and Florida, will prepare paella as part of the semifinals of the International Valencian Paella Contest. The winners will travel to Spain next year to compete in the 2016 International Valencian Paella Contest World Championship – while this may not affect many of our residents, it does mean there will be some pretty delicious food for us to try.

With Halloween approaching, the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre will be screening various horror films Friday and Saturday. On Friday night, the theater will have a “Werewolf-athon!” featuring screenings of “Werewolf of London,” “The Wolf Man,” and “An American Werewolf in London” starting at 8 p.m. The 1960 black & white film “Horror Hotel” will be screened the following day on Saturday, Oct. 24th at 6:30 p.m. It may be 50+ years old, but this is horror movie is a classic perfect for an October evening. A screening of Wes Craven’s 1984 classic “A Nightmare on Elm Street” will follow at 8:20 p.m. While there may be some great movies out in theaters right now, there’s nothing quite like seeing one of these Halloween favorites at Jersey City’s most historic theater.

Halloween at Home in the Madox

October 19, 2015

Halloween’s no longer just for kids! If you enjoy this spooktacular holiday, there are many different Halloween party ideas you can celebrate right in your Madox apartment.

 Host a Formal Halloween Dinner Party

Enact a dress code requiring your party to don their best Victorian romance for the evening. (At the very least, require basic black with at least one Gothic accessory.) Cook up some spooky foods and desserts – it’s sure to be a great time!

 Make a Seasonal Cocktail (or two)

There are some great recipes for Halloween themed drinks, plus you can get creative using Horror themed glassware, Halloween candy as a drink garnish, and black cocktail napkins and straws.

 DIY Decorations

Stop by a nearby Goodwill, Salvation Army or any of our local thrift stores and pick up a few jars, candleholders, or other small items for decor. Spend a craft night painting them with traditional Halloween colors or patterns. Make this a fun yearly tradition and watch your collection grow!

 Scary Movie Countdown

Pick a list of 10 scary movies to watch with your friends. Narrow your choices by picking a theme like: all black and white, all 90’s horror, all vampire flicks, or some other niche in the horror department. You can host a viewing to watch the movies together or have everyone preview the films on their own. To make the night even better, combine with your dinner party and cocktail idea.

Halloween Around Jersey City

October 14, 2015

For many of us, October is one of best times of the year. Halloween is a big reason for that, with all the candy, crazy costumes, and one of the best party nights of the years. In Jersey City, there are many spooky activities to enjoy in preparation for All Hallow’s Eve, starting with a visit to the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery.

Saturdays in October are great for visiting the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery. Volunteers work every Saturday from 9am – 1pm, and tours of the grounds, including the underground bunker from the War of 1812, are offered to visitors. Just a 6 block walk from the Grove Street PATH or the Journal Square PATH stations, this is a very special Jersey City landmark being operated and restored by volunteers. Check their website at or their Facebook page for more information.

If you’re looking for some fun on Halloween, the Van Vorst Park Association is hosting an event, “It’s Halloween–Shake your Ghoul Thing,” on the 31st from 7:30-11pm. The party will be held at the haunted Barrow Mansion. The event will be filled with spooky beverages, ghoulish grub, and devilish dancing. Invite your friends or neighbors and make this adults-only party your very own Monster Mash! There will be costume prizes handed out so make sure to dress to the nines. If you sign up before October 20th, they’ll even include a free drink with your ticket purchase!

Jersey City Events in October

October 1, 2015

October is just around the corner, and Jersey City has already got some great events set up for locals to fully enjoy themselves this fall. Kicking it off this October is the Whiskey Festival of New Jersey! With hundreds expected in attendance, the festival will kick off on October 15th from 6:30-9:30pm at Taphaus. They’re offering great deals at $75 per person, $70 per person when you buy 2 tickets, or $65 per person when you buy 4 tickets. Your to ticket to the Whiskey Festival includes access to more than 100 types of whiskey, including bourbon, rye, scotch and more liquors from New York, Tennessee, Kentucky, Scotland, Ireland and other regions. Creative cocktails will be made exclusively for this event, and savory tastings and light bites will be prepared by the Taphaus’s Chef.

From October 16th through the 18th, the Jersey City International Television & Film Festival will take place right here in our city. In addition to showcasing the talents of independent filmmakers and writers, this Festival aims to make Jersey City a place where the arts will flourish and grow, and a place where cultural diversity is championed. It’s growing prominence is making it a must attend for those involved in the industry.

The Festival of Lights Diwali is also happening this October on Saturday the 24th from noon to 6pm. An annual event usually held in October, the Festival of Lights Diwali will be sponsored by the Jersey City Cultural Affairs at Exchange Place, just a short walk away from us at The Madox. The program will include cultural and folk dances, live performances, a live band, children’s activities, delicious food stalls, vendors, henna, face painting, DJ and a raffle. This traditional Indian holiday is expected to draw large crowds as it’s been


Fall in Love with Jersey City at The Madox

September 23, 2015

When you feel that first crisp breeze, you know fall is in the air. From warm apple cider to camping trips, there are so many reasons to enjoy fall. Here are some things about the season that will bring out the autumn lover in you.

A favorite fall activity is taking a drive up a tree-lined street or going on a nature hike. To see the canopy of red, gold, and orange leaves is so enchanting. While we are in the middle of a city, Jersey City has plenty of tree-lined streets that change color this time of year. Check out one of our local parks or travel a bit out of town to one of these New Jersey hiking destinations.

Along with the wonderful foliage, fall is a month full of delightful foods. As soon as September rolls around, your taste buds will salivate for all things pumpkin. From lattes to ales, pies to waffles, everything gets a delicious pumpkin makeover. You don’t want to miss these seasonal delights, the most popular of which you can find at our local Starbucks just a short walk away.

Speaking of ale, starting September 25th, with over 50 beers on tap, Oktoberfest will take place at Zeppelin Hall on 297 Grand Street in Jersey City. Along with beer, you can expect German food along with live music from German party bands and contests/giveaways.



Apple Picking Around Jersey City

September 15, 2015

Apple season is underway! New Jersey orchards are busy prepping for apple picking. Starting September 5th, Demarest Farms in Hillsdale, NJ will be open Monday through Friday, from 3 to 4:30PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to 4:30PM for apple picking. Home to more than 14 varieties of pick-your-own apples, Demarest Farms’ admission cost is $5 per person, and that includes hayride, corn maze, and a visit with farm animals. It’s $9 for a bag to hold apples that you can pick.

Ripple Hill Farm in Basking Ridge, NJ is another great option not far from The Madox. On Sundays during September and October they’re open to the public for pick-your-own apples. Ripple Hill Farm grows many varieties of apples throughout the harvesting season. In early September you can pick Macintosh and Gala, while Granny Smith and Stayman Winesaps are available later in the season. You can come out every few weeks to try the different varieties, as each variety has it’s own unique taste and is better for different recipes.

Once you’ve got the apples in hand, there are so many options for delicious treats that you can cook in your beautiful Madox kitchen. For apple pies you want to choose crisp apples that won’t get mushy after being in the oven for an hour. Tart varieties are key since sugar and cinnamon are big components of most recipes. Granny Smiths are most common, but mixing tart and sweet varieties makes for the best flavor. Baked apples are by far the easiest apple recipe. Just core the apple and add cinnamon, sugar and a pat of butter, and stick it in the oven. Just use a variety that will hold its shape when cooked, such as Rome Beauty, Jonathan, or Empire. For more advice on delicious apple treats for fall, check out this local article.

September Festivals in Jersey City

September 4, 2015

September is a month full of fairs and festivals around us at The Madox. There’s plenty to look forward to in Jersey City, starting with Liberty State Park’s Summerfest Concert Series.

The Summerfest Concert Series continues this month with more live musical performances. Tuesday from 6-8PM, the festival takes place at Liberty State Park at the Gardens behind Liberty House Restaurant. Next up is Kareem Walkes, who will perform smooth jazz on the 8th. For more information.

From September 9th-13th St. Joseph’s Parish in Jersey City is hosting its 38th annual festival. The festival will have games, rides, live entertainment, raffles, and food. Italian specialties, including zeppoles and rice balls from Carlo’s Hoboken will be available for purchase. The festival will be from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and from 4-9 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on the festival, visit the St. Joseph Parish’s website.

The Annual “All About Downtown” Street Fair is back this year and bigger than ever. Returning for a 5th year with over 200 vendors and more than 15 food and mobile fashion trucks, the fair will be a day full of food and fun. Savor tasty treats from the hottest area food trucks while listening to a jam-packed music line-up. Shop handmade wares from the many vendors. Join your neighbors for an afternoon that’s “All About Downtown Jersey City,” on September 19th from 11am-8pm.

The 6th Annual Hamilton Park BBQ Festival will take place Saturday September 26th from 12-8p.m. Great local beer and of course barbeque will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Hamilton Park Conservancy. The event is free and open to the public. Come by and enjoy live music, great food, and have a wonderful time.

Dining with Guests Around The Madox

September 1, 2015

If you have friends or family coming into town and you’re ready to show them the best of Jersey City, there’s no reason to spend a fortune! Jersey City has some great dining options that will give you a fun evening without breaking the bank.

For breakfast or brunch, the City Diner has fantastic choices with an all-day breakfast menu. Have a Spicy Hot Bloody Mary and choose any of their meal options – you can’t go wrong. And to top it off, if you decide you don’t want to go out, City Diner delivers!

Another great place to try out is The Iron Monkey. With a pub-like atmosphere, dine out on their rooftop, try one of their many craft beer options and split a plate full of spicy fries. Their lunch special is great, for only $10 you can pick your meal and a beer of your choice. With over 35 draft options, there’s something for everyone. You can also try the Iron Monkey for dinner, while it may be a pub they offer so much more than typical pub-fare. Iron Monkey even has options for both meat and non-meat eaters – the latter of which includes an awesome Black Bean Burger with a side of maple roasted sweet potatoes.

For a more upscale environment, Porto Leggero is chic eatery not too far form us. Filled with chandeliers, high ceilings and plenty of windows, Porto Leggero serves Italian cuisine and has all your favorites as well as a few more unique items. They take reservations and are open week nights until 9:30 p.m., and weekends until 10:30 p.m.



City Diner

31 Montgomery Street | Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel: 201-721-5331


The Iron Monkey

99 Greene Street | Jersey City, NJ  07302

Tel: 201- 435 – 5756


Port Leggero

Harborside Financial Plaza V
156 Hudson St | Jersey City, NJ 07311

Tel: 201-434-3200

The Top Ten Reasons To Move To Downtown Jersey City

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