Category: Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods Redevelopment Without Displacement
Redevelopment Without Displacement

The New York Times ran a story recently about the revitalization happening in the neighborhoods outside of Newark’s downtown. But unlike other blighted or disinvested areas where development usually means a demographic shift that di…

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Neighborhoods Reopening Your Community
2020 June Reopening Your Community

As states and municipalities make moves to reopen their economies after weeks of quarantine torpor, the boards and management of multifamily communities nationwide are contemplating what their own reopenings are going to look like. The boar…

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Neighborhoods Long Beach Island, New Jersey
2016 April Long Beach Island, New Jersey

Long Beach Island, commonly known to residents as LBI, is a beach resort on the Jersey Shore, located just 25 miles north of Atlantic City.  The island, 75 miles south of New York City, is about 18 miles long, and includes three miles of a…

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Neighborhoods A New … Newark,  New Jersey
2015 October A New … Newark, New Jersey

Dozens of writers, actors, actresses and music personalities were born in the hardscrabble neighborhoods of Newark—New Jersey’s largest city, and the nation’s 67th most populous municipality. Mystery novelist Harlan Coben and fiction write…

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Neighborhoods Paramus, New Jersey
2015 April Paramus, New Jersey

Named a “New Jersey Healthy Town” under the state’s Mayor’s Wellness Campaign in 2013, Paramus—a city in Bergen County—rests less than 10 miles from Upper Manhattan. With a modest population of just over 25,000 residents, the city is an id…

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Neighborhoods Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey
2014 October Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey

Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey is a quiet suburban hamlet, known for its affluent residents, and its strange-sounding syllabic Native American Indian name. Well, most accounts anyway trace the origin of Ho-Ho-Kus to the Chihohokies Indian tri…

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Neighborhoods Historic South Orange, New Jersey
2014 April Historic South Orange, New Jersey

It's the hometown of celebrated actors Kevin Spacey, Zach Braff and Andrew Shue. Singer and rapper Lauryn Hill and cartoonist Chris Brown were also born there and South Orange provided the formative years for sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, …

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Neighborhoods Summit, New Jersey
2014 March Summit, New Jersey

Summit has been described as the Beverly Hills of New Jersey. It is a community comprised of Manhattan's financial elites and known for its real estate, good schools and its New Jersey Transit rail link to Wall Street. The township has lon…

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Neighborhoods Kearny, New Jersey
2014 January Kearny, New Jersey

Kearny is a town that I love. It is one of the few places where you can get authentic fish and chips, with malt vinegar on the side. You can also dine on traditional culinary staples like bridies, haggis and bangers. Every January notable …

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Neighborhoods Wish You Were Here
2013 November Wish You Were Here

About one hour and a half from New York City, Jackson Township, located in Ocean County, New Jersey, is the ideal place for a mini-vacation. The town, known by many as the “Gateway to the Jersey Shore,” and centered between New York …

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