Neighborhood News & Beacon Events

Visit These Jersey City ‘Local Watering Holes’ This Winter

05Jan

Now that the holidays are over, one thing is for certain, Beacon residents – it’s time to relax and unwind! In Jersey City, there’s no better way to do that than visit the area’s many homey, comforting ‘local watering hole’ bars, where beers and pub grub are the norm.

If you’re craving some comfort food this month and want to take a breather after a busy December, then visit these neighborhood staples that will provide you with a nice drink, a warm meal and a friendly atmosphere.

 

Iron Monkey, located at 99 Greene St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, serves upscale pub fare and craft brews at this multi-level gastropub with a rooftop deck.

With a huge beer menu, this is the perfect stop for beer lovers, plus they serve tons of classic dishes that locals flock for including pizza, macaroni and cheese, pasta, burgers and even stir-fry shrimp. There’s a reason that this bar and restaurant has so many regulars!

 

Corkscrew Bar, located at 61 Congress St, Jersey City which is 15 minutes from your Liberty Towers apartment, is an easygoing bar serving draft beers and cocktails with burgers and pub food in a basic space with TVs.

Established in 1976, Corkscrew Bar and Grill has been a Jersey City tradition for over 50 years. They pride themselves on getting to know their customers and work hard to become their home away from home. Corkscrew Bar & Grill is the real-life Cheers where “everyone knows your name!”

 

Iron Monkey

99 Greene St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-5756

 

Corkscrew Bar

61 Congress St, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 239-0087

 

These Jersey City Bakeries Have Amazing Cookies for the Holidays

11Dec

Don’t worry about hitting one of the Beacon’s private gyms this month – December is the time to enjoy big holiday meals, scrumptious desserts and fine wines! And, of course, one of the favorites on everyone’s list is holiday cookies of every shape, size and color.

If you’re not much of a baker, don’t fret – there’s no need to open your Beacon oven when there are so many wonderful bakeries in Jersey City! If you’re looking for the spot to pick up your Christmas cookies, then look no further:

Carmen Rosa’s Bakery, located at 37 Coles St, Jersey City which is a 10 minute walk from your Beacon apartment, is a longtime, neighborhood bakery featuring classic Dominican cakes and custom desserts in a snug space.

If you’re looking for some amazing Christmas cookies, then this is certainly the place to check out – Carmen Rosa’s Bakery can create custom cookies for your party that are as beautiful as they are delicious!

Prato Bakery, located at 61 Erie St, Jersey City which is a 10-minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is a cozy outpost for sweet and savory Tuscan baked goods, including cookies, focaccia and pizza.

Prato Bakery is a piece of Tuscany in New Jersey. A little bakery with Italian style, where everyday their master bakers produce baked goods. You can smell the freshly baked cookies soon as they come out of the big oven that is in the middle of the bakery!

 

Carmen Rosa’s Bakery

37 Coles St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 420-7700

 

Prato Bakery

61 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 798-8900

 

Where To Find a Real Tree Near Your Beacon Apartment

04Dec

Christmas is finally on its way and everyone is excited to get decorating to set the mood for holiday spirit. And, as we all know, there’s no better way to get in the holiday mindset than by getting a real tree to adorn your Beacon apartment.

Here in Jersey City, we have tons of options of where to find that perfect Christmas tree which you and your family can enjoy on Christmas morning as you open your gifts. If you’re ready to head out to pick out your own tree, then check out these local Christmas tree stores.

Home Depot, located at 180 12th St, Jersey City which is 2 miles from your Beacon apartment, stocks a huge lot full of Christmas trees right in time for the holiday season, making for a close and convenient locale to get a tree.

Home Depot also features workshops throughout the year, including ones coming up for kids to create their own gingerbread houses and Christmas tree ornaments, making an outing here for the whole family!

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

The Garden Center has Christmas trees of every height and variety, so you can find the perfect tree for your own living room! Go and visit them and see what they’re offering for the holidays.

 

Home Depot

180 12th St, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 963-6513

 

14th Street Garden Center

793 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 963-1414

 

Shop Small for Small Business Saturday in Jersey City

21Nov

Everyone in Jersey City is currently gearing up for another exciting Black Friday full of deals, which will come around once again on Friday, Nov. 24. However, it’s important to not forget about what other shops will be showcasing their best deals on Small Business Saturday, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 25.

If you’re looking for some great electronics or home décor for your Beacon apartment, new clothes, gift, and other goodies, then check out these small businesses in Jersey City and support your neighbors while getting some amazing savings!

Tia’s – Located at 277 Grove St, Jersey City which is a 5 minute drive from your Beacon apartment, Tia’s is a stylish shop featuring women’s fashions by up-and-coming designers, plus accessories and furniture.

Tia’s Place has become a destination for stylists and fashionistas. Megan O’Sullivan, owner of Tia’s, has served as a stylist for magazine and television and a resource for other stylists through the NYC area.

Kanibal and Co., located at 197 Montgomery St, Jersey City which is also a five minute drive from your Beacon apartment, Kanibal and Co. is a hip shop with unique goods such as repurposed furniture, home accents, arty t-shirts and stationery.

Since the opening of its brick-and-mortar location in 2009 (under the name Kanibal Home), they have collaborated with local talent to produce an eponymous line of apparel, home goods and paper products. The shop also holds monthly craft classes taught by local artists.

 

 

Tia’s

277 Grove St

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 451-9358

 

Kanibal and Co.

197 Montgomery St

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(551) 200-9386

 

Where To Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Jersey City

15Nov

Thanksgiving is right around the corner on Thursday, Nov. 23, and for many of us that means one thing – a long day of working around a hot stove to make a meal that is devoured only moments later. However, this doesn’t have to be the case for Beacon residents – there are tons of restaurants near your apartment that will make Thanksgiving dinner for you!

If you don’t feel like cooking this November, regardless of how beautiful your Beacon kitchen is, then make reservations at one of these restaurants for a meal that you won’t forget.

Liberty House Restaurant, located in Liberty State Park which is a 10 minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is an American eatery/event space serving steaks and seafood in chic digs on the water with Manhattan views.

On Thanksgiving Day, the elegant eatery will serve Thanksgiving dinner from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $58 per adult with an amazing three-course meal that will make you glad that you forgone cooking this year!

 

South Houselocated just a mile from your apartment in Downtown Jersey City, South House serves delicious American comfort food year round, but really brings out all the trimmings for Thanksgiving. Offering a prix-fixe menu turkey dinner, Beacon residents can enjoy multiple courses at this local favorite not too far from home.

 

Liberty House Restaurant

76 Audrey Zapp Dr

Jersey City, NJ 07305

 

 

 

South House

149 Newark Ave

Jersey City, NH 07302