Old Manischewitz Factory Prepped For New Towers

Just in time for Passover, Jersey City’s former matzo baking Manischewitz factory is finally meeting the demolition man.



Powerhouse Finds Temporary Salvation

The historic Jersey City powerhouse is well on its way to not falling down. The city initiated a $3.4 million effort to the structure from collapsing and further deteriorating while the building awaits redevelopment. The interior of the structure has long been exposed to the weather and the empty window shells are finally being plugged. […]



Doggie Daycare Coming to Waldo Lofts

One of the long vacant retail spaces in the base of the Waldo Lofts on Second Street is finally filling up. K9dergarten, a dog day care and boarding facility is setting up shop offering the usual in puppy pampering for absentee moms and dads.



PJ Ryans Becomes O’Hara’s Downtown

Downtown watering hole PJ Ryan’s has changed things up and is now operating as O’Hara’s Downtown. Supposedly not much else is changing.



Council Considers Street Names, Fails to Address Street Safety

Having solved all the city’s other problems, the city council is diligently considering an important new measure: the renaming of part of Morgan Street to Trump Plaza. The stretch of road runs next to Trump Plaza, the half built two tower residential complex on the edge of the Powerhouse District. Meanwhile, the city council has […]



CNN Jumps on Sixth Borough Party

CNNMoney writes about the Jersey City residential construction boom. Having never come across this blog, the author writes “Jersey City sits on the cusp of becoming New York City’s sixth borough.” More importantly, the article offers some insight on future plans. The second Trump Tower might “break ground in several months.” The Toll Brothers Powerhouse […]



Trump Launches Radio Campaign

Donald Trump is personally urging prospective home buyers to consider Trump Plaza, Jersey City, in a new radio advertising campaign that probably indicates sales are slow, or as rumors put it, non-existent. The first tower opened earlier this year and the word on the street is the place is a ghost town. The second tower […]



Harbor Lights Might Really Be Moving Forward

The long delayed Harbor lights project, a three building complex in the Powerhouse Arts District adjacent to the Waldo Lofts, has broken ground according to the Jersey Journal. The project supposedly conforms to the original PAD ordinances with artists’ spaces and flexible loft layouts. Harbor Lights is, like most projects, long delayed. Ground breaking for […]



Butler Brother’s Warehouse Next on PAD Chopping Block

The 1905 Butler Brother’s Warehouse may be the next razed building in the formerly historic Powerhouse Arts District. The owner of the warehouse says the building is ready to collapse, mirroring arguments made by Lloyd Goldman, owner of the former Lorillard warehouse. The fight over 111 First Street began when the city refused to allow […]



Powerhouse District Festival

The Powerhouse Arts District Neighborhood Association held their third annual neighborhood BBQ and street fair on Saturday. The event included live music and arts and crafts vendors as well as local shops like d.e.e.n selling their wares. The old loading bay served as a perfect live act stage for a mostly on pitch performance.




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