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Photo by Beth Dicara
Photo by Beth Dicara
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The American Dream is not about big bucks or being beautiful, nebulous yearnings or eternal youth—it’s about shelter. Given the sophistication of the cave paintings, seems like humans have had a pretty highly evolved notion of home since day one. In our feature “How We Live,” we look at many of the wonderful ways Jersey City folks choose to live.

In a companion piece—“How We Work”—we drop in on some of the city’s bustling small businesses. I had a personal experience with Grove Street Bicycles—opened about six months. When I went in on a sunny Saturday morning, it was packed to the gills, a good sign in this economy. But they still managed to fix my rusty old chain in a couple of hours, and I was off and pedaling.

A new department “Emerging Jersey City” bookends our “Vanishing Jersey City” photo essay. In this section, we highlight new things that seem to say something about how our city is evolving.

Got the time? If you’re like most folks, public clocks aren’t even on your radar. We checked on a few to see if they were on time. Synchronize your iPhones.

Our “Beyond the Boom” series continues with a retrospective of the famed 111 First St. factory—once a legendary artists’ colony—that was torn down to make room for new development.

We also checked on the progress of the ABORA IV, the reed boat that is scheduled to make a voyage from Jersey City to Spain.

As always, there is much more that we hope will float your boat.

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