Jersey City for Anyone
Collected by Max Power
Jersey City’s renaissance began in the 1980s, and today it’s long emerged from New York City’s shadow. With a revitalized waterfront, historic downtown and up-and-coming arts and food scenes, the state’s second largest city is not only prosperous—it’s fun to explore.
99 Caven Point Rd, Jersey City, NJ 07305, USA
The "Super G" racetrack at Pole Position Raceway is the longest indoor go-kart track in the United States. On select Mondays, challenge your friends to a high speed battle of hairpin turns around the extra-long track, which combines two race...
Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
Let Hollywood keep its famous sign; Jersey City has the Colgate Clock. Visible from Manhattan, Staten Island, and The Bronx, the clock, which lights up at night, is a decade shy of its centenary and is one of the few remaining reminders of the...
80 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
Since its opening in 1980, Jersey City's Museum of Russian Art has been introducing established and emerging Russian artists to American audiences. The museum's collection is particularly strong in modern and contemporary paintings. Though small—...
155 2nd St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
Hudson County's only fully-equipped pilates studio looks like a marriage between IKEA and your gym. Stylish sleek equipment coexists with excellent mat and tower class instruction, along with instructors who have completed 675 hours of training...
54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306, USA
Opened in 1929, The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre was once one of the state's largest movie theaters. Today, the bonafide "movie palace," equipped with a pipe organ, orchestra pit and an impressive screen, remains a notable Jersey City...
888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306, USA
The concept behind Mana Contemporary is a work of art itself. A hub for artists and art aficionados, the venture brings together artists of every medium with art enthusiasts and service providers. Housed in an cluster of old warehouses and factory...
171 Schraalenburgh Rd, Closter, NJ 07624, USA
Azucar Cuban Cuisine offers you a slice of 1950's Havana in Jersey City. Here, you can relax with a glass of rum in your hand on the outside patio and admire the fresh flowers, or dine inside the restaurant. The spacious restaurant offers a full...
85 Morris St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
Bistro La Source is a classic European bistro off-the-path to almost everyone but expats. With a personal touch, they make everyone feel like a regular and offer some savory home-cooked dishes. The food ranges from typical pub fare to fan...
140 Bay St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
Calm comfort right off the Marin shortcut to the Holland Tunnel—trust me, it feels like a different world. Located in Jersey City's Powerhouse Arts district, Warehouse Cafe serves Intelligentsia Coffee and Balthazar Bakery goods. Communal tables...
555 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310, USA
This Irish-style pub and restaurant is an elegant version of your traditional sports bar, with a private bar area (Curragh) where you can get some quiet time too. Dorrian's on Washington Boulevard has been in existence for over ten years, and...
529 Main Ave, Passaic, NJ 07055, USA
Slightly hidden downtown, this small consignment shop is a locals’ favorite in the NYC metro area. Score designer duds, like a Kate Spade dress, Prada purse, or Yves St. Laurent suit, usually for less than $100. Sometimes the clothing is still new...
140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
Multimedia mavens can shop for art, glass in hand, at one convenient, stylish lounge in Jersey: LITM. Small but sleek, it's the perfect venue for local artists to show their work while patrons to sip seasonal cocktails. Pop in for a beverage or...
795 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306, USA
"Little India" in Jersey City always looks festive, with streamers, bright colors, and welcoming hidden-gems to explore. While Newark Avenue is filled with Indian restaurants and snack shops, Mithaas stands out. Their freshly made sweets...
475 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310, USA
VB3 combines Italian fare and a lively American bar atmosphere. Their classic menu, often updated with modern specials, is well complimented by a range of craft cocktails and special entertainment. Located right near the water, it's a pleasant...
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