THE PROBLEM:  For over 30 years the public has been able to pass through the mall allowing residents unrestricted access to the waterfront and Newport PATH. This public access requirement was identified during the environmental review process and is referenced in the developer’s permit applications for the mall and Newport Tower.  NJDEP issued its approvals […]

Dwell JC | Jul 12, 2021

Jersey City Pride: Diversity and Acceptance

Jersey City has become among the most diverse and accepting communities in America. In fact, the Advocate Magazine has ranked Jersey City one of the queerest cities in the nation over other well-known gay-friendly cities such as New York City, San Francisco and Buffalo. Jersey City also got a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s municipal […]

Dwell JC | Aug 1, 2018

Gentrification in Jersey City

I’m sure gentrification in Jersey City began long before I moved here 18 years ago but the recent acceleration has been dramatic.  When I moved to Downtown, it was a different place.  It was quieter, less congested, plenty of street parking but it was also more run-down.  It was rougher and felt a bit more […]

Dwell JC | Sep 12, 2017