Neighborhood News & Beacon Events

Shop At These Jersey City Clothing Stores For Back-To-School Fashion


Now that the kids are heading back to school soon, it’s time to restock their wardrobes with new tops, jeans, sneakers, backpacks and more. In Jersey City, the options are seemingly unlimited as there are tons of spots you can check out for unique kids’ clothing.

Plus, the best part is they’re all right around the corner from your Beacon apartment! Visit these stores this weekend to help the kids feel their very best when they head back to hit the books this month.

Hazel Baby & Kids, located at 17 McWilliams Pl, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a children’s boutique featuring eco-friendly bath products, organic cotton clothing and wooden toys.

At Hazel Baby & Kids, they believe that families should be surrounded by products made in a socially-responsible, environmentally-friendly and sustainable way. Their family shares this philosophy as they choose their products carefully and with purpose.

City Kidz, located at 163 2nd St, Hoboken which is 13 minutes from your Beacon apartment, was opened by a mom in 2018 after she was inspired to start her own store due to her love for fashion.

This boutique is still family-owned and operated. Moms, dads, grandparents and everyone with a little in their life can rest easy knowing their collection is carefully curated, kid tested and high-standard mom approved. The brands they carry come from all over the world and they do their very best to ensure they are ethically made, unique and gender neutral.

Hazel Baby & Kids

17 McWilliams Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 918-5557

City Kidz

163 2nd St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 238-2246

These Jersey City Food Trucks Are Perfect For a Quick Yet Delicious Bite


We get it – summertime is the busiest time! Between running around planning your next trip, shopping for new summer clothes and picking up a gift for that upcoming summer party, it can be hard to find time to grab a bite on the go.

But thanks to the food trucks located near our Beacon apartments, you can enjoy a restaurant-quality dish without ever sitting down at a white-clothed table. Here are some to head to for sandwiches, international eats, healthy meals and more!

Dark Side Of The Moo, located at 52 Bowers St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a decade-old popular food truck known for its specialty burgers made from exotic meats.

At any given time, you will find kangaroo, alligator, yak, bison and many other proteins on their menu for you to try! All of their game meats are pasture-raised on a natural diet – if not entirely grass-fed – with no antibiotics or growth hormones, ever. For those not quite ready to explore the exotic, they have creative burgers and sandwiches, too.

Jerkin Chicken, located at 234 West Side Ave, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an established, family-run food truck doling out traditional Jamaican food.

Since 2012, their mission has been to provide high-quality Caribbean food for all those that wish to enjoy a taste of the founders’ island home. Taste your way through their delicious and handcrafted menu, carefully curated with your taste buds in mind. They know that you’ll find yourself on an exciting culinary journey at Jerkin Chicken, and they invite you to come back for more!

Dark Side Of The Moo

52 Bowers St, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 216-0495

Jerkin Chicken

234 West Side Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 285-5375

Enjoy a Summer Dinner At These Seafood Restaurants Near Your Beacon Apartment


After a day soaking up the sun, sitting on the beach or relaxing poolside, nothing is more fitting than a seafood dinner with freshly-caught clams, oysters, lobsters and other fish favorites.

Here in Jersey City, which has a seemingly endless number of top-notch seafood restaurants, it’s easy to enjoy your favorite seafood dish without going too far from your Beacon apartment. Here are a few spots to get a bite.

Battello, located at 502 Washington Blvd, Jersey City which is 12 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an industrial-chic eatery offering a seafood-focused menu of modern Italian fare, scenic views and a bar.

Battello is comprised of some of the most talented restaurant professionals in New Jersey. Together, they share the passion to exceed the expectations of even the most discerning patron and deliver a memorable experience composed of exceptional cuisine, innovative cocktails, a unique wine program and industry-leading service.

Surf City, located at 1 Marin Blvd, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a spacious bar and grill serving American fare and seafood in a waterfront space with outdoor seats and city views.

Surf City is a waterfront vacation-style bar and restaurant with unbelievable views of Manhattan and Liberty Island, as well as both indoor and outdoor spaces. Claim a seat at one of their 30-foot-long community tables and dine on lobster rolls, fish and chips, crab cakes and more. Also enjoy exotic, fruity cocktails and socialize while watching boats sail in and out of the harbor. 


502 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 798-1798

Surf City

1 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 516-9000

Summer Is The Time For S’mores. Here’s Where To Get S’mores-Inspired Desserts In Jersey City


There’s no dessert that says summer quite like s’mores, especially if it means roasting your own marshmallows over an open fire on a perfect August night. But here in Jersey City, you don’t need to wait for a campfire to enjoy s’mores – you can get s’mores-inspired desserts nearby.

Get a taste of this delectable dessert at restaurants and bakeries near our Beacon apartments that offer their own creative takes on the classic sweet. It will be your new favorite way to enjoy melted chocolate, sticky marshmallows and sweet graham crackers!

Angel’s Recipe Ice Cream & Crepes, located at 312 Central Ave, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, offers sweet crepes – including a s’mores crepe – rolled ice cream sundaes and bubble tea in a bright, cheery counter-serve setting.

Providing the freshest and premium quality ingredients are the goals of Angel’s Recipe Ice Cream & Crepes! Their products are made of the best ingredients, carefully chosen from local markets, not containing anything they wouldn’t use at home such as those containing GMOs, chemical stabilizers and preservatives. They believe that the best taste comes from the best ingredients.

RoofTop at Exchange Place, located at 1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, offers American fare and cocktails in a contemporary space with a retractable glass roof and skyline views.

One of their rooftop menu desserts includes the campfire s’mores cookie, which has a chocolate bar, marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate cookie and is made with real smoke. While enjoying this delectable dessert, check out stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Staten Island and beyond.

Angel’s Recipe Ice Cream & Crepes

312 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 360-2399

RoofTop at Exchange Place

1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(551) 256-7850

These Companies Can Create Your Luxury Picnic Event


Lately, luxury picnics are all over social media! Rather than settle with the typical blanket and picnic basket, those looking to celebrate – or just have a fun afternoon out – are booking luxury picnics equipped with pillow seating, fine flatware, low tables, candles and more.

If you’ve been itching to create your own luxury picnic right here in Jersey City, contact these local companies to get in on this budding trend. Book them for showers, date night, an anniversary, or just a get-together celebrating the season!

Basket of Caviar offers picnic packages completely customized and tailored to you, many of which include food. Their experienced chef can curate a full menu of your favorite foods, with consideration to dietary restrictions and requirements.

They pride themselves in delivering luxury experiences. Each detail is considered and tailored to each client’s desire and event. With a variety of themes, colors and special touches, they ensure they make every moment magical.

Row Luxe Picnics offers indoor, outdoor and seasonal pop-up picnics with tons of various design themes to fit your vision. No matter the theme, they bring base sheets, tablecloths, placemats and runners to give your picnic a cohesive look and everything you need to host the perfect party.

Some of their themes include Boho Chic with pops of crystal and greenery and Modern Vibe with buddha and earth tones. Their add-on options include rose petals, a bar cart and wicker egg chairs. Row Luxe Picnics has something for everyone, no matter if you’re hosting date night or a bridal shower!

Basket of Caviar

Row Luxe Picnics