Category Archives: Downtowns

Education, arts, healthcare driving Jersey City real estate market

June 24, 2015 Real Estate Weekly While office and industrial properties are still being built, bought, sold, and leased, non-traditional business sectors have moved to the forefront in terms of…

Five Essentials of a Cool Downtown

Introducing these elements into any downtown will increase its foot traffic, patronage, and coolness factor to boot. Here’s the recipe for a cool downtown:

Princeton downtown location draws buyers to Palmer Square

April 18th, 2015 My Central Jersey PRINCETON – When courting the “young professional” demographic, towns like to boast about their numerous restaurants and shops, cultural attractions and proximity to mass-transportation….

Mayor Fulop is right to protect Jersey City small businesses

April 14th, 2015 The Jersey Journal By David Massoni Mayor Fulop last week proposed an ordinance limiting the number of chain storesand franchise businesses in Downtown Jersey City in order…

Jersey City is not the ‘new Brooklyn,’ new deputy mayor says

April 12, 2015 NJ.com By Terrence T. McDonald JERSEY CITY — The “uniqueness” of Jersey City is what makes it a more attractive place for former Brooklynites than other places along…

Jersey City Mayor Seeks to Limit Chain Stores Downtown

April 6, 2015 The Wall Street Journal By Josh Dawsey Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop wants to limit chain stores in downtown neighborhoods, joining an urban debate over whether cities…

Urban farming brings jobs, fresh produce to Newark

April 3, 2015 NEWARK – Although there are many farms throughout New Jersey, one may be surprised to find out there is a large one in the city of Newark….

Hopewell Borough’s downtown revitalization continues with store openings

              March 31, 2015 HOPEWELL – Hopewell Borough’s thriving and historic downtown of restaurants and one-of-a-kind shops has long been a destination for residents…

Newark’s Renaissance and the Role of the Nonprofit CDC

March 23, 2015 By Rick Cohen Nonprofit Quarterly Two seemingly unrelated articles appeared recently, but they meant a lot to us together. After 25 years at the Jessie Smith Noyes…

39 Essential Urban Anthems to Let Your City Know You Care

Curbed Magazine Friday, March 20, 2015, by Katherine Wisniewski Every city needs a mascot, a crooner that croons for them alone: Philadelphia has Rocky, Toronto has Drake, Los Angeles has…