Tall and Colorful David Bowie Mural in Jersey City

Jersey City is now home to the latest installment in a series of portrait murals by world-renowned street artist Eduardo Kobra. Measuring 180 feet tall which is Kobra’s tallest to date. Kobra’s project took about two weeks to complete and is part of the Jersey City Mural Art Program. This tall anddavid-bowie colorful mural depicts pop icon David Bowie. Why Bowie? Many of Eduardo’s murals are historical figures that represent peace and acceptance. He’s painted similar murals of Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Bob Dylan, Nelson Mandela, and John Lennon, all utilizing bright colors and bold lines. An ongoing theme in his work is respect for cultural differences and love for others. Bowie is a shining example of this philosophy. The Brazilian artist is recently credited for creating the “largest spray paint mural by a team” by the Guinness Book of World Records for his Olympic Games-inspired piece “Ethnicities.”

Blanketing the side of Cast Iron Lofts, at 837 Jersey Avenue, this new mural is unmistakable to the thousands of people who pass through Jersey City on the way to Hoboken and Manhattan daily. It stands as a beacon to Jersey City’s burgeoning art and culture scene.

 

Jersey City Continues to Grow

Two major articles referencing Jersey City’s recent building boom posted this past week. A quote from a NY Time’s article notes “As it’s population soars, new housing rises and buyers get wind of the quick train commute it offers to New York, Jersey City is shedding its dingy image and emerging as a destination of choice.” Jersey City offers a creative, affordable, city like environment w/ easy transportation in all directions. The city is pro local business which adds a close community vibe, and attracts a wide variety of age groups. Starting downtown, development has quickly started spreading towards the heights. For more information on homes in Jersey City, call our office at 201.420.7393

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Hudson Restaurant Week

Created in January of 2005, Hudson Restaurant Week is a bi-annual culinary celebration that promotes Hudson County as a premier dining destination in New Jersey during slow times of the year: January and July. It is run for two weeks primarily Monday through Friday, though some offer the deal over the weekend in between. Restaurant offer a discounted prix-fixe for lunch and/or dinner. This year’s restaurants include – Amanda’s, Amelia’s Bistro, Arthur’s Tavern, Bistro La Source, Brass Rail, Brasserie de Paris, Cadillac Cantina, Chart House, City Bistro, Clinton Social, Court Street, Dhoom, Dino & Harry’s, Edward’s Steakhouse, Hamilton Inn, Haven, Hoboken Gourmet Company, KP Sarelli’s, Laico’s, Liberty House Restaurant, Liberty Prime Steakhouse, Louie’s BBQ Pit, The Madison, Maritime Parc, Maxwell’s Tavern, McLoone’s Pier House, Molos, Porto Leggero, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Satis Bistro, Son Cubano, Stewed Cow, Teak on the Hudson, Turtle Club. You can even make a reservation conveniently online while viewing each restaurants specially created menu! So come experience some of the best restaurants in Hudson County. Be sure to include #HudsonRW on your social media for a chance to get your meal paid for. I am personally looking forward to Dino & Harry’s this Friday night, as they offer a 40$ prix fix including…

APPETIZER: (Choose One)

  • Applewood Smoked Bacon: grilled and served with apple slaw and sherry gastrique
  • Sauteed Calamari over any greens, peppers, cucumber, cilantro with a ginger soy sauce
  • Soup of the Day

ENTREE: (Choose One)

  • Sirloin Steak with blue cheese butter and steak fries
  • Blackened Salmon mix heirloom tomatoes, avocado, Bermuda onions and Siracusa aioli
  • Half Chicken Pan-Roasted with polenta cake, sautéed broccoli rabe and garlic confit au jus

DESSERT: (Choose One)

  • Brownie
  • Trio of Sorbet
  • Coconut Creme Brûlée

 

Jersey City’s Building Boom

It’s hard to keep up with all of the new construction going on in Jersey City. A few years back, some of our agents called it in advance, saying Jersey City would definitely expand in the next few years. Well it certainly has. Three months ago, an article stated that Jersey City is expecting nearly 3,000+ residential units to come before the end of the 2015. NJ.com quotes in recent news that “Two new hotels are coming to Jersey City, a five-story, 87-room hotel slated for a mostly vacant lot outside of the Holland Tunnel and a seven-story, 75-room one on Tonnele Avenue at Secaucus Road”. There are also talks of a new casino to be built at the Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, although it hasn’t yet been confirmed. Another recent announcement proposes four new residential buildings planned for Mueller’s old pasta factory. These residential buildings would hold 980 units on the 5.2 acre site according to developer Argent Ventures. Prweb noted that “by year-end 2014, homebuilders obtained 5,641 permits for multi-family projects in Hudson County, reaching a record high”. Jersey City holds an amazing platform for buildings aiming for maximum success and economic growth. Hudson Place Realty looks forward to what’s to come for this amazing city. Pictures curtesy of NJ.COM