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Remembering 9/11: The Story Behind Chi Modu's Towering Tribute

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 09.11.2014 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

Somber. Soaring. Stern. Eerily silent. Chi Modu's breathtaking portrait of the late hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G. resonates as powerfully as ever on this Sept. 11 anniversary. Chi, the former staff photographer, tells the story behind this photo:

Golden Door International Film Festival: The Stuff of Dreams

Pamela Glasner | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

"I lift my lamp beside the golden door." That final and very famous line from the poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty was the inspiration behind t...

Discovering a "New" City Near Manhattan: The Rebirth of Jersey City

Cathy Chester | Posted 08.28.2014 | New York
Cathy Chester

As we neared the turnoff for The Holland Tunnel we saw miles of cars tied up in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Suddenly my husband shouted, "What's Plan B?" I immediately answered, "Take the exit for Jersey City."

Koro Koro Means 'Rolling': How A Japanese Delight Is Taking Over Jersey City

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 08.21.2014 | Taste
Lia Petridis Maiello

Yummy, sticky rice with the inevitable surprise at the core wrapped in seaweed: who could say 'no' to that?

A New Kind Of Street Muralism Is Growing In Jersey City

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

An important part of the Street Art ecosystem is the mural and right now we are in the midst of a mural revolution in neighborhoods, towns and cities ...

Mayor: Cop Killer Said He Was 'Going To Be Famous'

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 09.13.2014 | Crime

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A day after a rookie police officer was gunned down in an ambush, mourners came to pay their respects at a makeshift memori...

As American Cities Grow, New Urbanism Must Be Inclusive

Steven Fulop | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Steven Fulop

Mention affordable housing and too often it conjures up the thought of failed housing programs from the '50s and '60s. Not only does this fly in the face of reality of what's happening in our cities today but it does a disservice to the residents of recently built affordable homes.

Changing the Art Movement

Shai Baitel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Shai Baitel

Around the world, artists come together and decide to work, create, and at times even live under the same roof. There are many reasons for this phenom...

How to Be a Successful Writer: A Bookstore Owner Gives the Inside Skinny

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's such a beautiful, little, Brooklyn, exquisitely-curated indie that fits in perfectly with its neighborhood -- exactly the kind of bookstore alleged 'publishing pundits' like to scream is dying.

You Won't Want To Take Your Business Anywhere Else After You Read These Shops' Hilarious Chalkboard Signs

The Huffington Post | Nicole Edine | Posted 05.01.2014 | Small Business

Admit it: Wit makes all the difference. When it comes to advertising a business, the more clever you are, chances are the more shamelessly customers w...

Portrait of a Maverick in the Metro

Michael Hafftka | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Steven Fulop, the mayor of New Jersey's second-largest city, Jersey City, is a former Marine and Goldman Sachs trader. But Fulop, 36, who took office ...

Second Chance at Newport Mall in NJ

Francine LeFrak | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

With my passionate and committed Same Sky team, we met the formerly incarcerated women and provided them with the training to make decorative stretch bracelets. The women relished working with the beads, using their hands, and creating something beautiful to share.

I'm From New Jersey -- and Proud

Nick Sexton | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Nick Sexton

The first few weeks of freshman year are filled with waves of vapid first encounters, and in the sea of September's mundane conversations, one of the inevitable questions is always, "Where are you from?" I'm always proud to say, "I'm from Jersey City, New Jersey."

Gypsy Jazz, Jersey Style

Jack Meyer | Posted 10.26.2013 | New York
Jack Meyer

Madame Claude Café, located in Downtown Jersey City, captures the essence of the traditional Bistro Parisien Tati celebrates. Claude is nestled in the Little Italy section of Downtown.

Endorsements Hardly Matter

Steven Fulop | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Steven Fulop

Americans are more connected through media than at any time in our history and yet at the same time are ever more independent. Candidates for office must understand this rapidly changing media environment if they are to be successful

PlayMusician Committed to Promoting Diverse Musical Talent

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

Variety is wonderful, and that is exactly what you get at PlayMusician Jam Nights (PM-jamnites). For audiences open to experiencing an array of music...

Another Former Governor Makes Political Comeback

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

Call it the week of gubernatorial comebacks. Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey (D), who resigned in 2004 after admitting to an affair and coming ou...

Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking From Manhattan To The Statue of Liberty

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.

John Celock

Obama-Backed Mayor Loses Big

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

A New Jersey mayor backed by President Barack Obama was defeated Tuesday in his bid for a third term leading Jersey City, the state's second-largest c...

Politician Blames His Nude Photo On Hispanic Women

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Latino activists protested outside Jersey City Hall Monday over a bizarre story the city’s mayor told the press last week, in which he blames uniden...

'Ironman' Mayoral Candidate Goes For 2 Mile Polar Bear Swim

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

A candidate for mayor of New Jersey's second-largest city has released a new campaign ad that shows him swimming the width of the Hudson River. Je...

Bloomberg Intervenes On Behalf Of Gun Control Ally

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has not weighed in on the race to succeed him, but he is reaching across the Hudson River to offer support to a key...

Dem Embraces 'Un-American' Foe

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

A New Jersey state assemblyman is teaming up to run for a district city council seat with a man he called "un-American" in September. Assemblyman S...

Dem Slammed For 'Frightening' Republican Ties

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

The former chairwoman of the New Jersey Democratic Party on Friday called on a Democratic candidate for mayor of the state's second-largest city to re...

Chris Kirkham

Sandy-Weary Hoboken Residents Criticize City Over Evacuation Warnings

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Frank Quiroz and Idania Roman slogged through a waist-high mix of Hudson River water, sewage and gasoline Wednesday afternoon, hoisti...