I am a fourth grade teacher at P.S. 34 in Jersey City. I just wanted to say that my class has enjoyed reading your magazine. Being that our students come from a depressed and low income area, literature of this sort is not a priority. But the more our students can learn about their own city, the more beneficial your support can be.
My husband J and I were so impressed by the recent issue of Jersey City Magazine. We felt that the photos and writing about new art galleries and architecture in “Chilltown” put our city in a positive light. It made us excited to live in Lafayette, which is in close proximity to downtown, but retains its own flavor. We are lucky to have so many friendly neighbors here, some from the neighborhood itself and some coming over from NYC. We look forward to future issues that highlight such spectacular architectural vision!
I like your publications. You play an important role in our community.
Nathan J. Sambul
Chair, Jersey City Museum
I never realized how rich Jersey City history is and it was right under my nose! I'm a old Jersey girl, and my family has lived in New Jersey for generations—my great great grandfather, Catholina Lambert, built Lambert Castle in Paterson, now a museum—but I moved to Manhattan as a young adult. Yet Jersey City is so interesting and the spring/summer magazine shows the wonderful hidden parts, like the Tugboat Pegasus and the artwork of Glenn Garver. It makes me want to dump Manhattan for my old home state! Who knew about the wonderful old architecture as well as artists like Glenn working in the area? And tugboats have art all their own—some of the most creative and artistic people I know work in maritime-related fields. I guess you have to have good taste to restore old boats.
Great issue, and I'm looking forward to the next.