For some reason we have a lot of stories about vehicles in this issue—RVs, antique cars, and bikes. We highlight Jersey City’s only RV park, take a look at some, well, old jalopies, and tell you how you can avoid bike bandits this summer.
And, speaking of summer, what to do with the kids? The JC Department of Recreation to the rescue! We have a rundown of free or nearly free stuff to keep your kids off the video games and on the playing fields.
Did you know that folks in our diverse city speak more than 65 languages? Lauren Barbagallo speaks (English) with a few whose native tongues are probably not a high-school language requirement.
That Jersey City has its own gold medalist is news to most folks. Jim Hague tracked down Paralympian Raymond Martin who took home the gold in the 400-meter track-and-field event at last year’s Paralympic Games in London.
Joyce Kaffel profiles sculptor Carole Feuerman. Don’t miss Feuerman’s incredibly lifelike sculptures, which are on display at Mana Contemporary. One of them is on the cover of this issue.
There’s one story in this issue that bears special mention. It’s about a hazard that could pose a threat to kids and animals. We hope you will read it and take precautions.
And last, we know many of you had family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, coworkers, or favorite businesses that sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The Pointe restaurant was pretty much washed into the ocean. Others that were damaged include Edward’s Steak House and the Big Drum. I’m sure there are many more.
Our thoughts are with anyone who suffered losses during that horrific storm.—JCM