Neighborhood News & Beacon Events

New York City skyline panorama over Hudson river with boat and skyscraper viewed from New Jersey.

Jersey City According to TimeOut:New York


TimeOut: New York’s latest edition features Jersey City; “the New York areas hippest hood right across the river”.  They highlighted the best places to eat, drink and experience in this incredible city we live in.

Food – As you may know, Razza Pizza was voted the best pizza in New York City in 2017.  That article circulated all over Jersey City and New York City and people were flocking to Razza.  Our favorite pie here is the Bufala pie with Jersey tomatoes and fresh buffalo mozzarella.  Although they charge for bread and butter we highly recommend ordering some. They take a lot of pride in it! Ani Ramen was also on the list because of their delicious food, hip environment and boozy ice cream speakeasy in the back.

Drinks – Mathews Food and Drink, Cellar 335 and Hyatt House were just a few of the bars/restaurants listed on places to enjoy cocktails.  Mathews is a chic, southern restaurant and bar which features a Jersey City favorite drink called 80’s glam.  It’s a gin-based drink topped with edible glitter.  Cellar 335 has a stunning bar that has fun tiki drinks year-round.  Visit the Hyatt House for incredible views of Manhattan on their rooftop that are 100% Instagram worthy!

Experiences – While the Liberty Science Center focuses on teaching kids about science during the day, their After Dark events involve dancing, booze and biology.  Perfect for anyone looking to have some fun while they learn! Monty Hall is a free-form radio station that has live shows so music lovers can enjoy a fun night together as a community.  Their next performers are the Black Lips on April 17th.



275 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 356-9348


Ani Ramen

218 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 408-9811


Mathews Food and Drink

351 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-1258


Cellar 335

335 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 222-1422


Hyatt House

1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(551) 256-7850


Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 200-1000


Monty Hall

43 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 (201) 521-1416


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Queen Laser Light Show at Liberty Science Center


If you haven’t been to Liberty Science Center, March 8th is the perfect time to do so! You’ll soar through space, explore the night sky, and see the stars on an unforgettable evening.  At 10 PM they’ll have a Queen laser show in their massive dome theater.  This is the first night of LSC’s new monthly series, Friday Nights @ LSC, when the Science Center stays open late from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. During this time, the building will be filled with astronomy adventures that you won’t get during the daytime, including stargazing outside with the guidance of their educators, themed activities, special presentations, delicious snacks and guests over 21 can enjoy tasty cocktails.

On these special evenings, you’re also invited to catch a show in their Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. This stunning space boasts a resolution of 88 million pixels, a lighting system that can produce over 281 trillion colors, and new speakers capable of producing 30,000 watts of digital sound. They’ve also invited some of the greatest minds in astronomy to present at each event! Don’t miss these incredible presentations on topics including black holes, supernovae, innovative technology, and more.

The Liberty Science Center is just a 10 minute drive from your Beacon apartment and directly across from Liberty State Park, so guests can enjoy unobstructed views of the New York City skyline.


Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305


Wine bottles on a wooden shelf.

Cooking Dinner at Home For Valentine’s Day? Pair Your Meal With a Great Bottle of Wine From These Shops


There’s nothing like a homecooked meal, especially on a day like Valentine’s Day when you can show off your cooking skills to your special someone and create a beautiful, handpicked meal in the comfort of your own home. However, with a great meal must come a great wine!

Luckily here in Jersey City, we have tons of amazing wine shops that will make choosing the perfect wine for your Valentine’s Day meal a breeze – whether or not you’re a wine connoisseur. Check out these shops near your Beacon apartment!

Madame Claude Wine, located at 234 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, offers fine wine at a reasonable price with helpful and personal service, as well as a selection of liqueurs, beer, and gourmet sausages, pâtés and cheeses.

Madame Claude wine is owned by Alice Troietto and Mattias Gustafsson, who have delighted Jersey City for years with their authentic French bistro, Madame Claude Café. If you’re a fan of the café, then you have got to check out their wine shop just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Jersey City Super Buy-Rite, located at 575 Manila Ave, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, is the largest Super Buy-Rite store in NJ with over 30,000 square feet of retail space. Their size, financial strength, and association with the Buy-Rite chain allows them to buy at the best prices possible so that they can pass the savings along to customers.

They might look like a big box retail store, but they strive to give you the same service that you can expect from a boutique wine shop. They have numerous managers that are well versed, trained and certified wine, spirits and beer experts.


Madame Claude Wine

234 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 386-9463


Jersey City Super Buy-Rite

575 Manila Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 239-1200

Valentines Day dinner

Celebrate Valentine’s Day At One of These Local Romantic Eateries


This February 14, it’s time to celebrate that special someone in our lives with a bouquet of flowers, a beautiful box of chocolate and an amazing meal out that will make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. Of course, this makes the decision of where to eat an important one!

If you’re working on making Valentine’s Day dinner reservations, then check out some of these upscale eateries near your Beacon apartment. Don’t wait too long, though – they’re sure to fill up quickly!

Light Horse Tavern, located at 199 Washington St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is known for its upscale, contemporary American fusion fare at this airy spot in a restored building.

Light Horse Tavern serves local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. They receive fresh products on a daily basis, such as oysters from Fishers Island that are pulled out of the water and sent to them on the same day. The ingredients are then transformed by Chef John Holm into delicious and unique dishes.

Liberty Prime Steakhouse, located at 111 Montgomery St, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, serves classic American steak and seafood dishes in a swanky, elegantly decorated space.

All cuts of meat and produce are hand-selected daily from local markets at Liberty Prime Steakhouse, ensuring only the freshest ingredients are used while also supporting local distributors. It’s also been voted as one of the 10 best restaurants in New Jersey by!


Light Horse Tavern

199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 946-2028


Liberty Prime Steakhouse

111 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-3633

valentines chocolate

These Local Chocolate Shops Have Just What You Need for Valentine’s Day


There’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other than with some amazing chocolates, but it isn’t always easy to find the perfect shop to buy them at when Hershey’s just simply won’t do.

If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day chocolates to give to that special someone on Feb. 14 alongside some roses and a romantic card, then check out these chocolate shops located near your Beacon apartment. They’re sure to have just what you’re looking for!

Lepore’s Chocolates, located at 105 4th St, Hoboken which is 12 minutes from your Beacon apartment, has been the landmark chocolate shop in the area for over thirty years, serving the nation and the world with homemade chocolates of the finest ingredients.

They specialize in custom made chocolates, gift baskets, towers and occasion favors. No order is too large or too small. Hollywood’s stars have long known of their premium taste. The Sinatra Family, Peggy Lee, Rita Moreno, Ruta Lee, to name a few all can be counted as very satisfied customers.

Godiva Chocolatier, located at 30236 Mall Dr W, Jersey City which is 12 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a veteran chain specializing in gourmet Belgian chocolates, truffles, cocoa and other sweet gift items.

Since 1926 Godiva Chocolatier has been the premier maker of fine Belgian chocolate with more than 450 boutique store operating worldwide. Godiva Chocolatier Newport Centre Mall offers a selection of freshly dipped treats in addition to our luxury chocolate gift boxes, irresistible chocolate truffle and butter shortbread biscuit cookies.


Lepore’s Chocolates

105 4th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 659-4783


Godiva Chocolatier

30236 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 217-8703