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Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Near Your Beacon Apartment


Whether or not you have a Mexican bone in your body, everyone loves to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some tacos, tequila, dancing and fun. Here in Jersey City – a cultural epicenter of the area – there are tons of Mexican restaurants and bars which make for a great place to celebrate.

Since Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday this year, it’s bound to be even more of a great time – so put on your red, white and green and get ready for a great time in Jersey City on May 5!

Orale Mexican Kitchen, located at 341 Grove St, Jersey City which is a 10-minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is a buzzing hangout with quirky “Day of the Dead” decor, a big tequila menu and classic comfort food.

Orale provides their guests with seasonal dishes using the freshest local ingredients. With a finely crafted Mexican cuisine, their chef leads their kitchen in creating flavorful dishes that are familiar and comforting with an American unique, modern twist.

Taqueria Viva Mexico Kitchen Café, located at 133 Morris St, Jersey City which is a 15-minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is a colorful Mexican standby showcasing homestyle dishes such as tacos and burritos, plus breakfast eats.

This family-friendly restaurant is a great stop for those looking for Spanish food straight from Mexico in a lively, upbeat environment, making it even more ideal for Cinco de Mayo! It’s sure to be a top spot for locals on the holiday.


Orale Mexican Kitchen

341 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-0001


Taqueria Viva Mexico Kitchen Café

133 Morris St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 433-3477

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Celebrate Arbor Day With Greenery for Your Beacon Apartment


This month, we celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 27 – when we get ready for spring in the Garden State with fresh greenery and flowers. One way to get in the spirit is to check out a local nursery, florist or plant shop.

Our Jersey City nurseries, despite being located in a bustling city, are known for their amazing plants which make bringing the springtime to your Beacon apartment a breeze. Visit these local shops and find everything that you need!

14th Street Garden Center, located at 793 Jersey Ave, Jersey City which is a five minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is a family-run standby offering a variety of plants, flowers and succulents along with planters.

Jersey City’s premier family run garden center has a wide selection of indoor foliage and outdoor blooming flowers from quart size annuals perfect for window boxes, to fresh locally grown herbs to large bamboo plants. They keep a full selection of plants year round to suit your city living. Plus they’ll pot your plants for you and deliver them too!

Jersey City Florist, located at 285 Central Ave, Jersey City which is a 12-minute walk from your Beacon apartment, has been offering Jersey City superior floral arrangements and assortments for over 40 years.

Marcos Ameralis owns and operates Jersey City Florist. Marcos has been creating innovative floral designs for 50 years and counting! He specializes in creative floral design and his outstanding leadership and passion for his craft has made Jersey City Florist the choice florist of Jersey City.


14th Street Garden Center

793 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 963-1414


Jersey City Florist

285 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 653-3600

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Enjoy The Sunshine At These Jersey City Eateries With Outdoor Patios


After a long winter, the sun is finally coming out and the temperature is going up! Of  course, everyone is eager to celebrate by soaking in the sunshine by going for walks, taking out the bike and enjoying a nice meal outdoors.

Here in Jersey City, we have lots of eateries that offer cozy patios where you can take in the fresh air and relish in a tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner. Visit these restaurants near your Beacon apartment to get in the spring spirit!

Roman Nose, located at 125 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a charming, snug spot with Italian comfort food and creative cocktails, plus a notable beer and wine list.

Roman Nose, Jersey City’s authentic Italian-food destination, is the culmination of owners Maria and Ruggero Fiore’s journey from a small farming village in the Lazio region of Italy (between Rome and Naples) to the heart of our neighborhood’s blossoming culinary scene.

Satis Bistro, located a 212 Washington St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a rustic-chic eatery serving European fare like charcuterie, seasonal entrees and wine, with a patio.

Plus, this popular eatery can host a small or large group for your party or event. Inquire now about their beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, wine bar, menus and more for a party that you and your guests won’t forget!


Roman Nose

125 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 360-2176


Satis Bistro

212 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-5151



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Easter Brunch is on the Menu At These Jersey City Eateries


Spring is finally here, and that will feel even more evident when Easter comes around on April 1, when we can gather with friends and family and enjoy chocolates and, of course, amazing brunch.

In Jersey City, many of our favorite local restaurants offer a stellar Easter brunch. If you’re ready to kick back and relax this Easter instead of slaving over a hot stove, then make a reservation at one of these local eateries before they fill up!

Talde, located at 8 Erie St, Jersey City which is an eight-minute drive from your Beacon apartment, serves creative Pan-Asian cooking and craft cocktails in a bright, modern setting.

Although it may not seem like your typical Easter brunch destination, Talde is a perfect fit for those looking for a different sort of brunch fit with interesting fusion dishes that are sure to get everyone talking. Whether you’re visiting for a holiday or just an average meal out, Talde is a must-visit for any Jersey City resident!

The Iron Monkey, located at 99 Greene St, Jersey City which is a 10-minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is known for their upscale pub fare and craft brews within their multi-level gastropub with rooftop deck.

Some of their classic brunch dishes include waffles and ice cream with maple syrup, powdered sugar, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and powdered sugar; eggs benedict with two poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, Canadian bacon on English muffin, home fries and fresh fruit as well as frittata with mushrooms, ham, cherry, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil pesto and home fries.



8 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 630-0077


The Iron Monkey

99 Greene St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-5756

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Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at These Local Irish Pubs


Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner on March 17 and whether you’re a full-blooded Irishman (or woman) or you simply enjoy a good beer and a shepherd’s pie, there’s no excuse not to celebrate this upbeat and exuberant holiday here in Jersey City.

Near our Beacon apartments are tons of Irish pubs that will be featuring special offerings, live music and authentic fare for the day. If you’re ready to get in the Irish spirit this Saint Patrick’s Day, then read on below.

Dorrian’s Red Hand, located at 555 Washington Blvd, Jersey City which is a 10-minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is the New Jersey outpost of the famous NYC bar offering comfort Irish eats, draft beers and TVs in a classic pub setting.

First opening in 1960, Dorrian’s has been a staple for decades, dutifully serving delicious American fare and popular beers and cocktails to generations of neighbors, locals and their families. In the 50+ years since it opened, Dorrian’s has expanded from a humble little corner bar serving loyal regulars to a fully-realized restaurant space with a closed in outdoor cafe and a smaller, intimate back room with its own bar.

PJ Ryan’s, located at 292 Barrow St, Jersey City which is a five-minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is an intimate, traditionally decorated pub serving drinks and modern American and Irish tavern fare.

A corner tavern in the heart of downtown Jersey City offering a cozy and inviting space, PJ Ryan’s offers great craft beer, wine and liquor and a menu that puts a modern twist on traditional Irish pub fare. Come by for nightly drink specials, weekend brunch and year-round sports action on eight big TVs.


Dorrian’s Red Hand

555 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 626-6660


PJ Ryan’s

292 Barrow St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-8752