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Real Estate VIEWS -NAI HANSON COMPLETES SALE OF MIXED-USE PORTFOLIO IN HISTORIC JERSEY CITY NEIGHBORHOOD


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– Renovations To Hamilton Park Property Include Converting Retail Space Into A Restaurant –
– NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce that the firm brokered the sale of 340-342 Seventh Street in Jersey City, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson Director, Multi-Family Group, Enn Kunnapas, represented the seller and the buyer of the mixed-use portfolio. The seller was a family who has owned the property for more than 60 years. The buyer, an owner/ operator from out of town, plans to convert the two existing stores into a restaurant.

Located in the historic Hamilton Park section of Jersey City, the portfolio consists of two well-maintained apartment buildings, containing a total of seven apartments, two stores and six garages. Each lot measures 25 feet by 100 feet, and one property has four, two-bedroom apartments, while the other has three, three-bedroom units. The buildings are a short walk to the Pavonia-Newport PATH station, and close to the Newport Centre Mall and top-rated Dr. Ronald McNair Academic High School. Continue reading Real Estate VIEWS -NAI HANSON COMPLETES SALE OF MIXED-USE PORTFOLIO IN HISTORIC JERSEY CITY NEIGHBORHOOD

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Jersey City to Rename Street for WWII Hero and Longtime Resident Louis Calamito

City Council unanimously passes Resolution to name 5th and Monmouth Street in Downtown Jersey City, Louis Calamito Way

 dad-aloneLouis Calamito, a decorated World War II veteran and a longtime resident of Monmouth Street in downtown Jersey City who died in 2005 will be honored In Memoriam when the City of Jersey City re-names the corner of 5th and Monmouth Street “Louis Calamito Way.”

Through the efforts of Jersey City Council President Peter Brennan, Councilman Steve Fulup, the Village Neighborhood Association and Louis Calamito’s son, Vincent, the Resolution to rename the street corner received a unanimous “yes” vote by the City Council on January 26th.  The official unveiling of the street sign will take place March 5th with Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, Council President Brennan, downtown’s Ward “E” Councilman Fulop attending along with members of the Calamito family. Continue reading Jersey City to Rename Street for WWII Hero and Longtime Resident Louis Calamito

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Wooly Mammoth Lyuba Wows Visitors at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City

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by Sally Deering 

 Three years ago in the frozen tundra of Siberia, a reindeer herder discovered the Holy Grail of prehistoric artifacts, a real, completely preserved baby mammoth christened Baby Lyuba. Since the discovery, Baby Lyuba’s star has risen faster than Lady Gaga’s – a full-color feature in National Geographic magazine, TV appearances and a national tour that brought her first to the Field Museum in Chicago and then to the Liberty Science Center (LSC) in Jersey City, where she takes center stage in their main exhibit, “Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age.”

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VNA Awarded $295,000 Grant Allocation for Village Park Project

September 14, 2010 by Rob Crow 

The Village Neighborhood Association, in collaboration with The Jersey City Parks Coalition, has received the highly sought after recommendation from the Hudson County Open Space Trust Fund Board of Directors and County Executive Tom DeGise for $295,000 of matching funds for the redevelopment of The Village Park on First Street in The Village section of Downtown Jersey City. This is huge!

Throughout the Winter and early Spring of 2010, members of the VNA, The Jersey City Parks Coalition, and Future Green Studios painstakingly compiled and completed the phone-book sized grant application. On April 8, 2010, designer David Seiter (Future Green Studio), Jim Ayers (VNA Vice President), Michele La Monica-Egar (Jersey City Parks Coalition) and myself pitched our formal presentation to the the Hudson County Board of trustees. And then, we waited….

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Source: Rob Crow, Jersey Journal Continue reading VNA Awarded $295,000 Grant Allocation for Village Park Project

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Puerto Rican Day Parade in Jersey City Marks 50th Anniversary

pr-parade-11As they have been doing for the past 50 years,the  crowds came to see a parade rain or shine on Sunday August 22nd as thousands of spectators waited patiently for the 50 Annual Jersey City Puerto Rican Day parade to get underway. Just after 1 pm it began at Lincoln Park and Kennedy Boulevard  and it ran for over 2 hours long as it made its way along Montgomery street to its final destination -City Hall on Grove Street in Downtown Jersey City. While the rain came down hard at times the spectators and parade marches waved Puerto Rican flags pr-parade-15and yelled back and forth to each other “Puerto Rico” “Puerto Rico.” 

Our River View Observer photographer Newsboi was there to capture the days event.

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Feast of Holy Rosary A Street Festival with Heart and Spirit- August 11th – August 15th, 2010

front-of-hr-churchLa Festa Italiana 2010:  The Holy Rosary Church organizes this wonderful  street festival, celebrating Italian-American traditions, spirituality, with  evenings of music, dance and authentic Italian foods.

Since I can remember the Holy Rosary Feast has always been a downtown Jersey City tradtion. Holy Rosary was my parish and my family has lived in the Village section of Jersey City  around the corner from Holy Rosary, for for over 90 years. I love the area and the people. The old time Village people and the new residents that have made it home in the last 15 years. Wonderful people all of them living and loving their neighborhoods.  This is the fabric of the Village section of Jersey City, and the Holy Rosary feast. This feast  gets better every year.

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Spalding Memories and the Games We Used to Play

Nicholas Balesterri’s Childhood Games Inspire a Book and (maybe) a Reality Show     

 nicky-bal-stick-ball-21By Sally Deering

In the 1960s, Nicholas Balesterri and his pals – all Baby Boomers – grew up around 7th and Brunswick Street in Jersey City and played all sorts of games on one of the greatest game boards in town – the four corners of their neighborhood.  This was back in the day before Nintendo, IBox and other electronic games that are giving our kids “couch potato syndrome.”

Balesterri remembers those street games and the fun he had with his pals when all they had to amuse themselves was a Spalding, a high-bouncing, pink rubber ball they picked up at the corner store for 19 cents.  Balesterri and his pals would use that Spalding for all sorts of inventive challenges: nicky-bal-stick-ballStick Ball, Box Ball, Stick Ball against the Wall, OUT, Point on the Ledge – games they played with sticks, cans and their own ingenuity.

 These games and others like them are the theme for the book Balesterri and his sister Amelia Fano are working on, “”The Games We Used to Play, Sticks, Balls and Cans,” that explains how the games are played and features anecdotes of Balesterri’s memories “growing up on the corner.” 

 
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Easy Commute and Unparalleled Luxury At Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City Are Hits With Buyers

trump-testimonaial-photo3Jersey City, N.J. (June 29, 2010) – When Nitin Kumar was searching in Manhattan and Jersey City, N.J., for a new condominium for himself, his wife and their infant daughter, he had one major requirement: he wanted the commute to be what he termed “a non-issue.”

Kumar, 33, found that — and much more — at Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City where the walk to the PATH Exchange Place station is two to three minutes and the ride to the World Trade Center stop is all of 45 seconds. Even the commute to Midtown, where his wife, Lakshmi, 30, works, is easier than from downtown Manhattan: a five-minute walk to the PATH Grove Street Station and a 15-minute ride to 33rd Street. Continue reading Easy Commute and Unparalleled Luxury At Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City Are Hits With Buyers

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Unraveling An Art Mystery…

The Print in Question!

Who is the Artist? artist-signature-on-print-i-own

When was it painted ?

Does it have any financial Value?

 Who else has a print? Only 250 prints were made Number 80 is in my posession.

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By Joe Calamito

Many years ago while rummaging through the downtown Jersey City Salvation Army on 14th Street I came across the above print. I was intrigued by its subject matter-a little girl with blonde hair pulling a toy duck on a string while her mother or guardian stares at a fountain, perhaps in France. My own mother had passed away a few years earlier in 1994 and the print reminded me of how she would always take me to Hamilton Park in Jersey City. I paid $20 dollars for the print and it has shared a prominent place on the walls of our homes for the past 15 years or more. I love it! Continue reading Unraveling An Art Mystery…

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The 2nd Annual Village Art & Flea Market Held on Saturday May 15th Brings Out Huge Crowd

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On Saturday, May 15th The Village Neighborhood Association, with the support of 4th Street Arts,  hosted The 2nd Annual Village Art & Flea Market. A few thousand people came out to shop and mingle…

Taking place at the crossroads of 4th Street, Newark Avenue and Brunswick Street, the event featured an array of local artists’ works, the finest up-and-coming bands New Jersey has to offer, and delicious food from local vendors.

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