213 Newark Avenue Pops Above Ground

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Friday, August 8th, 2008 | 213 Newark Avenue, Newark Ave | 735 views | Permalink |

213 Newark Avenue, a Field’s Development Project, has popped up above the ground level. The six story building fills in a major vacant lot on Newark Avenue, and will include retail as well as apartments. For years, the property sat vacant with a for sale sign. The original five story plan was amended after Field’s […]

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New Construction on Jersey Avenue

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Monday, July 14th, 2008 | 546 Jersey Avenue, Newark Ave | 783 views | Permalink |

An empty lot where Christmas Trees were once sold has a new foundation. The corner lot at Jersey Avenue and First Street, just off Newark Avenue, has sat empty for years. But the chain link fence will soon be replaced by a new structure as a foundation has already been laid.

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HDSID Finding Success

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Thursday, June 26th, 2008 | Newark Ave | 653 views | Permalink |

The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District has been making some big improvements lately. The organization launched a summer concert series in the plaza at the corner of Grove Street and Newark Avenue. That concert series concluded yesterday with WJ & the Sweet Sacrifice, above. The organization has also launched a farmer’s market on Mondays in […]

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Summer Retail Thriving Downtown

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Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 | Grove Street, Newark Ave, Newport, Shopping | 674 views | Permalink |

NewportMorton Williams opened yesterday in the base of the Shore Club in Newport. The high end grocery store is responsible for Newport rescinding the summer farmer’s market at the Pavonia PATH station. The waterfront location is the first in New Jersey for the New York chain of premium grocers. Kim’s Video in Newport is rumored […]

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Ox Impresses NY Times, Us

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Monday, March 3rd, 2008 | Dining, Newark Ave | 547 views | Permalink |

The New York times ran a review of the Newark Avenue eatery that was nothing less than stellar. Ox opened last year on what is still a rather derelict section of Newark Avenue. The only thing we think the Times got wrong is the desserts. Ox’s savory food can’t be beat downtown, but for dessert, […]

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Rats Infest 213 Newark Avenue

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Friday, February 15th, 2008 | Newark Ave | 550 views | Permalink |

As noted yesterday, union members have erected a giant rat in protest of non-union labor at 213 Newark Avenue, a Fields Development property. Construction equipment was in the lot today while union members and a giant rat looked on. 213 Newark Avenue is a 6 story building that broke ground a few months ago. Excavation […]

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Rat Crosses Hudson?

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Thursday, February 14th, 2008 | Newark Ave | 734 views | Permalink |

A post on JCList mentions a somewhat famous union rat may have hopped on the PATH for a bit fun in the sixth borough. The work site in question is almost certainly 213 Newark Avenue. UPDATE: New York rats are black, New Jersey Rats are Yellow

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Bits & Briefs

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Friday, February 8th, 2008 | Comcast, Dining, Newark Ave | 632 views | Permalink |

New Bar On Newark AvenueA post on JCList points to construction permits issued for 284 First Street. The retail space, which essentially faces Newark Avenue, “has a permit in it’s retail window for construction of a new bar/restaurant.” Good news for local foodies, alcoholics. Fiber Optics Creeping SouthVerizon crews have been scurrying around the Hamilton […]

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Starbucks Redux: Jersey Journal Wakes Up and Smells Coffee

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Monday, January 21st, 2008 | Newark Ave | 548 views | Permalink |

Two weeks ago we mentioned the arrival of a new Starbucks at Grove Pointe. The Jersey Journal reminds us why print media is so last century, reporting today on Starbuck’s arrival.

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Addicts Rejoice as Starbucks Officially "Coming Soon"

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Saturday, January 5th, 2008 | Newark Ave | 493 views | Permalink |

Starbucks officially is “Coming Soon” to the base of Grove Pointe, the luxury residential tower on the corner of Columbus and Newark Avenue. Starbucks has long been rumored to be coming to the base of the tower. This is the second location in Jersey City, excluding Target’s in store coffee counter. The Newport Starbucks was […]

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