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Little Sandwich Shop

Sandwiches, coffee, fresh juice

333 Grove Street

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Sky Tobacco Company

Sky Tobacco and cigars in downtown Jersey City

Premium cigar shop

344 Grove Street

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Awaf Deli and Grocery

Cigarettes, lottery, newspapers, and basic grocery items.

285 Grove Street

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Kanibal Home

Kanibal Home in downtown Jersey City

Replacing former home goods store On the Inside, Kanibal Home offers an eclectic mix of home furnishings and women's apparel.

213 Montgomery Street
Kanilbal Home

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Grove Street Bicycle

365 Grove Street
Grove Street Bicycle

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Tasti D-Lite

Grove Pointe Tower
317 Luis Munoz Marin Boulevard

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Village Wine & Liquors

Liquor store on Grove Street, Village Wine and Liquors

Typical wine and liquor store on Grove Street.

348 Grove Street

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Valley National Bank

Valley National Bank in the Grove Pointe Tower at Jersey City

Bank branch and ATM in the base of the Grove Pointe Tower on the Marin Blvd side.

Grove Pointe Tower
311 Marin Boulevard

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Starbucks at Grove Street

Starbucks at Grove Pointe in downtown Jersey City

The second Jersey City Starbucks location; modern furniture design; small, limited seating area.

Grove Street PATH Plaza
98 Newark Avenue

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Duane Reade

Duane Reade at Grove Pointe in downtown Jersey City

The third Jersey City Duane Reade to open; basic groceries including dairy products, pharmacist, snacks, pharmacy items, office supplies, magazines.

Grove PATH Plaza
110 Newark Avenue

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Elco Laundromat

347 Grove Street

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Stanely's Clothing


Former uniform supply clothing store.

346 Grove Street

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Willar Furniture

340 Grove street

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New Khan Groceries and Halal Meat

Eastern spices, grocery.

337 Grove Street

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Grove Laundromat

367 Grove Street

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Bon Appetito

345 Grove Street

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Path Cleaners

356 Grove Street

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Grove Pointe

Grove Pointe is a mixed use residential structure on the corner of Grove Street, Newark Avenue, Columbus Drive and Marin Blvd. The main tower contains luxury rental apartments; the low rise portion contains condominiums; the ground floor has several retail spaces.

525 Units (67 Condo / 458 Rental)
29 Stories
Completed 2007
100 Columbus Drive (Rentals)
102 Columbus Drive (Condos)
20,000 Square feet retail
535 Parking spaces
Complete 2007

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Coldwell Banker

116 Newark Avenue

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Carroll Jones III Gallery


107 Christopher Columbus Drive

Carroll Jones III Gallery in downtown Jersey City

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Van Vorst Park Neighborhood & Historic District

The Van Vorst Park area of Jersey City is both a historically preserved district as well as a de facto neighborhood. The historic district is a specialized zoning ordinance designed to protect the look of the brownstone lined streets. These zones throughout the downtown list specific lots that fall within the zoned district. Alterations to the exterior of the buildings are essentially prohibited without first getting approval from the historic commission.

Below, a rough map of the district. The official boundaries are defined by specific lots which are not included on this map.

Van Vorst Park Historic District and Neighborhood Map

However, there is more to the Van Vorst Neighborhood than simply the historic district. The neighborhood is essentially the blocks south and west of the Grove Street Path Station, bounded by Christopher Columbus Drive to the North and Marin Blvd. to the East. The Western border is perhaps best defined as the elevated portion of the Turnpike, though some residents would declare Brunswick Street both the official western most portion of the historic district as well as the end of the neighborhood.

For many years the southern border of the neighborhood was also the edge of the city, bound by Grand Street. However, the Liberty Harbor North project will develop 27 city blocks south of the Van Vorst neighborhood. Grand Street then will be in essence the border between Van Vorst and Liberty Harbor North.

The centerpiece of the historic district is Van Vorst Park, a one square block park located on Montgomery Street and Jersey Avenue. The Victorian era park includes playgrounds, a dog run, and gardens. The summer months also bring "Jersey Fresh" sponsored Farmer's markets, and weekend rummage sellers.

City Hall and the main branch of the Jersey City Library are both located within the district. The Jersey City Museum is also located on the western edge of the neighborhood.

The area of Grove Street that runs through the neighborhood is also a busy shopping district. Cafes and restaurants line this section of Grove Street.

Planned for the neighborhood in 2007 are two new mid sized apartment complexes. The Majestic II is planned for the corner of Grove and Montgomery Streets. The project will redevelop several vacant lots and restore a number of historic brownstones. A second project known as Columbus Corner is planned for the corners of Wayne and Barrow and Barrow and Christopher Columbus Drive. That project will develop a parking lot as well as restore a Victorian era house and older apartment building.

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Boyne Realty

303 Grove Street

Boyne Realty in Jersey City

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Millie's Apparel

Clothing, accessories for women.

358 Grove Street

Millie's Apparel in downtown Jersey City

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King Cruz

Downtown furniture store.

311 Grove Street

Cruz furniture in downtown Jersey City

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Ibby's Falafel

Delicious falafel at a very reasonable price. Ibby has a cult following in Jersey City.

303 Grove Street

Ibby's Falafel on Grove Street in Jersey City serves up delicious middle eastern food on the cheap

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Soul Flavors

Soul Flavor in downtown Jersey City

American soul food with classics like macaroni and cheese. Owned by Wayne B. Lyons, long time caterer. No liquor license.

Soul Flavors
354 Grove Street

Soul Flavor in Jersey City is an American Soul Food restaurant on Grove Street

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Oviedo Sculpture

The sculpture of the Oviedo Cathedral sits in the park in front of City Hall on Grove Street. The sculpture is a gift from the city of Oviedo, a sister city of Jersey City.

The Oviedo Cathedral sculpture in Jersey City

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O'Connell's Restuarant and Bar

Upscale restaurant and bar.

111 Montgomery Street

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Baja Mexican Restaurant

Mexican style food-- enchiladas, tacos-- with full service bar.

117 Montgomery Street

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Grove News Corner

Typical newsstand bodega with some groceries.

119 Newark Avenue

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Manhattan Florist

363 Grove Street

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Bagua Juice


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Friendly Cleaners

Wash and Fold, dry cleaning, repairs, alterations.

299 Grove Street

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Ricky's Video 2

Video rental.

285 Grove Street

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JC Sakura Sushi

Great sushi, poor atmosphere, no liquor license.

362 Grove Street

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D.J. Garden


Has since become Grand Sichuan

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Grove Florist

317 Grove Street

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Sussex Realty

A member of Prudential Realty.

297 Grove Street

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X-Press Cuts

Friendly men's and women's hair salon. Relatively inexpensive men's hair cuts. Usually opened in the evenings but with flexible hours.

291 Grove Street

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Downtown Wireless

Wireless and electronics store, sometimes they sell luggage.

310 Grove Street

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A1 Deli

Deli and grocery essentials, open 24 hours a day.

312 Grove Street

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Ria's Cafe

Small cafe. Not well managed. Extensive selection of frittatas for brunch. Don't show up hungry because the food will take a while to show up on the table. Bring your own bottle. Perfectly fine place if you're willing to wait a while.

24 Mercer Street

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Stella's Pizza

Good pizza. Soft serve ice-cream. outdoor tables in the summer, though this is more a pizzeria than a sit down restaurant.

315 Grove Street

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Pakistani Cuisine. Looks like it wants to be a restaurant but is actually more fast food.

287 Grove Street

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Grove Art and Frame


The store has been replaced by Carroll Jones III Gallery

107 Christopher Columbus Drive

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Continental Fruit

General grocery store with fruits and vegetables, fancy cheese, flowers.

309 Grove Street

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