Neighborhood News & Beacon Events

Explore These Local Shopping Centers on Black Friday

24Nov

Whether you’re looking for a new TV, a new wardrobe or you just want to see what’s new on the market this season, everyone can get behind some great Black Friday deals! However, it can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily here in Jersey City, we are only a stone’s throw away from tons of stores hosting great deals.

Do you plan on heading out at the crack of dawn to do some Black Friday shopping? Check out these shopping centers near your Beacon apartment so you can shop to your heart’s content – and then take a nice nap afterwards!

Newport Centre, located at 30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an indoor three-level shopping center boasting a variety of premier shops, dining options and even a cineplex.

The center features more than 130 specialty shops ranging from women’s apparel, to health and beauty to sporting goods, as well as four department stores – JCPenney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and Sears. Plus, it offers tax free shopping on apparel and 3 ½% sales tax at participating mall stores.

Hudson Mall, located at 701 NJ-440, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, features a variety of popular stores including Old Navy, Staples, Marshalls, Big Lots, Foot Locker, Diamond Hut, Bath & Body Works, Payless Shoes and more.

You’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for, from affordable and fashionable apparel, to home furnishings, electronics, and everything in between. For a full dining experience or a quick bite, they also have Applebee’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Popeye’s, Subway, Pizza Plus and Hibachi Grill.

 

Newport Centre

30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 626-2078

 

Hudson Mall

701 NJ-440, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 333-4922

Relax This Thanksgiving With a Dinner Out At One of These Local Restaurants

10Nov

Yes, you could cook in your beautiful Beacon kitchen this Thanksgiving, but why bother when we have so many amazing restaurants in the area that will be serving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28?

If you don’t feel like cooking a huge meal for your friends and family but still want to enjoy a top-notch turkey as well as stuffing and mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving, then let our local eateries do the work and make a reservation at one of these neighboring restaurants!

Liberty House Restaurant, located at 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an American eatery and event space known for their steaks and seafood in chic digs on the water with Manhattan views.

The restaurant features seasonal, farm-fresh cuisine from award-winning Chef Ken Trickilo. Their incredible meats and fresh seafood will pair brilliantly with their fine wines and craft cocktails here on Thanksgiving Day!

Amanda’s, located at 908 Washington St A, Hoboken which is 14 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an American eatery serving early-bird dinner, Sunday brunch and more in a circa-1895 brownstone. Plus, they have been highly rated by Zagat for food, service and décor.

This Hoboken favorite, which has been delighting customers for over 25 years, serves a three-course prix fixe menu featuring oven-roasted turkey (or your choice of four other options), plus an assortment of delectable appetizers and desserts. Their popularity stems from the talents of their chef, their dedication to warm, gracious service and the comfortable elegance of their dining rooms.

 

Liberty House Restaurant

76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 395-0300

 

Amanda’s

908 Washington St A, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 798-0101

Thanks To These Local Bakeries, You Can Bring the Perfect Pie This Thanksgiving

05Nov

Of course, you can’t show up to Thanksgiving dinner empty-handed. However, you don’t necessarily have to slave over your Beacon stove, either! The perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner is a homemade pie, but don’t worry – you can leave the baking to the experts.

If you want to bring a pie to Thanksgiving that your fellow guests will rave about, check out these bakeries located near your Beacon apartment. And don’t worry… no one has to know that you didn’t lift a finger!

Cocoa Bakery, located at 275 Grand St, Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a quaint storefront with breakfast pastries, classic baked goods and espresso drinks, plus a snug patio.

Since their opening in 2013, Cocoa has been a popular spot for pies, cookies, pastries, coffee and made to order cakes for all occasions. Residents and visitors, as well as Jersey City eateries, have all been loyal customers!

Monteleone’s, located at 741 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a traditional bakery turning out Italian pastries from cakes and cannoli to pies and eclairs.

A staple in the community for generations, many customers have been frequenting Monteleone’s for over 50 years thanks to their reasonable prices, excellent baked goods and friendly service. Make sure while here you look out for “Mom’s” chair – it’s where head baker “Mom” herself used to sit, where she still makes all of her customers feel like her children!

 

Cocoa Bakery

275 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 830-3430

 

Monteleone’s

741 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 798-0576

Check Out These Local Costume Stores Before Halloween

22Oct

Halloween is just around the corner and as one of the most fun holidays of the year, you better be dressing up to get in the spirit! Here in Jersey City, that’s made easy thanks to the many costume stores that we have in the area.

Whether you’re dead-set on being your favorite character for this Oct. 31 or you have no idea where to start, check out these costume stores located near your Beacon apartment. You’re sure to be the talk of your Halloween party!

Party City, located at 733 NJ-440, Jersey City which is about 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a retail chain stocking a wide range of themed party supplies, plus costumes and holiday decorations.

From August through November, Party City Jersey City is primarily a Halloween store, carrying all styles and sizes of costumes, a huge assortment of costume accessories, life size animated props, giant stretch cobwebs and skull pitchers and mugs. Because they also manufacture Halloween merchandise, many of the products they sell are exclusive to Party City — you can’t buy them anywhere else.

State Fair Seasons, located at 241 Main St, Belleville which is about 18 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a long-running store selling costumes for adults and kids, plus accessories, wigs and makeup.

State Fair Seasons offers a tremendous selection, great prices and friendly, knowledgeable staff. For over 24 years, they have provided their customers with the very best in Halloween merchandise with a full range of costumes as well as a full line of indoor and outdoor decorations.

 

Party City

733 NJ-440, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 432-7400

 

State Fair Seasons

241 Main St, Belleville, NJ 07109

(973) 450-1070

Love Fall Beers? Check Out These Local Breweries

14Oct

It’s that time of year again… pumpkin is everywhere, and that includes in our beers! If you want to get your own taste of fall beers, whether they are infused with pumpkin and apple or just have that distinctive Oktoberfest taste, you can check out these breweries located near your Beacon apartment.

Luckily, here in Jersey City, beer lovers don’t have to venture too far to get a taste of craft beer that’s made onsite and is ready to drink fresh from the taproom. This is a great way to get of taste of autumn without heading to the pumpkin patch!

Departed Soles Brewing Company, located at 150 Bay St #2a, Jersey City which is about 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, opened in 2015 as the result of two friends’ love of beer.

While the brewery produces all sorts of craft beer, it is proud to be New Jersey’s first craft brewery offering craft beer with 100% gluten-free ingredients that can compete on the palate with traditional ales. Whether you are gluten-free or just want to try something new, you’ll love the beers at Departed Soles!

New Jersey Beer Company, located at 4201 Tonnele Ave, North Bergen which is about 15 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a microbrewery with a petite tasting room offering samples and take-home bottles, plus brewery tours.

New Jersey Beer Co. was founded in 2010 by a small, passionate team brewing three delicious year-round beers. Their top notch brewing team now produces many excellent beers available all year and a growing number of seasonal beers.

 

Departed Soles Brewing Company

150 Bay St #2a, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 479-8578

 

New Jersey Beer Company

4201 Tonnele Ave, North Bergen, NJ 07047

(201) 758-8342