The historic Borough of Flemington, NJ, the seat of Hunterdon County, announced it has hired global downtown development experts, Stantec, to reinvent its downtown core. Stantec is gathering extensive community input for its plan to revitalize the borough’s business districts and improve overall walkability and livability. The initiative is led by the borough’s mayor and council, the Flemington Community...
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Jersey City-based land-use consultancy, Dresdner Robin, has provided a suite of services for two New Jersey urban education projects, furthering its mission of bringing creative solutions and technological innovation to development in underserved communities. The firm offered expert engineering, environmental, planning and survey services to the Clinton Hill Early Learning Center in Newark, NJ, and produced a campus vision report...
With the world striving to get back to visions of normalcy, New York City has a real treat for both LIRR commuters and Amtrak travelers. The Moynihan Train Hall at New York Penn Station opened to the public on January 1st, 2021, and is being discovered as travel slowly returns. A unique point to note, many commuters have yet to...
energy efficient
The United States first-ever energy-efficient pre-Kindergarten built within a passive house building, and designed to meet passive house standards, has been completed by New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) and CTA Architects, P.C. (CTA). This passive house building has been constructed according to the principles of the Passive House Institute (PHI). Being energy-efficient is the ultimate-goal of the...
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Dresdner Robin, a leading land-use consultancy based in Jersey City, NJ, announced it has completed design and site work on a 20-acre property surrounding Ramsey, NJ’s municipal pool, which includes a new, 2,300-square-foot senior center. Construction and site work began in late 2019 and is nearing completion. The redesigned complex, located at 75 East Oak St., features a new pool...
Decorating
Just by adding a few small easy decorating touches to the abode will get the home ready to enjoy the warmth and fun that the sunshine of summer brings. Whether living the summer life at the beach, a big city or a home town, invite the sunshine inside. Anything heavy and dark shouts hibernation so to help get out of...
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New Jersey-based marketing and design agency Splendor has completed rebranding projects for companies and retailers reshaping Red Bank, NJ’s west side, including Denholtz Properties, Sickles Market and Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Co. For Denholtz, which opened its new 12,080-square-foot headquarters in Red Bank in June 2019, Splendor orchestrated a sweeping website redesign and a brand strategy that incorporated engaging multimedia...
We headed to Camden, New Jersey to link up with Terina Nicole who has a bustling craft and upcycling business. Camden, NJ (103 Miles from the GWB) Tell our readers a bit about your background, where you born and raised? I was born and raised in Newark, NJ just 20 mins west of NYC and spent my weekends in the city shopping...
eco-friendly wallcovering
Unique eco-friendly wallcovering and decor have been created by visionaries marrying innovation with sustainability. A wall that is dressed as readable art is truly a unique concept brought to life utilizing recycled materials. Those seeking sustainable wall decor can find beautiful creations in wallcoverings created from old newsprint and movie posters. Eco-Friendly Wallcovering Newsworthy Proves Decor Worthy Upcycling old newspapers are...
Don’t miss the 18th annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens.  Each year, the NYBG in the Bronx puts on one of the most beautiful exhibitions in the world.  Let’s face it, New York in February can be a bit dull.  If you are looking to brighten up your life, there is no better way than to...
With everything transpiring in the world, it’s nice to take a break and let yourself be inspired visually.  Street art, murals and graffiti, are so prominent in today’s culture and this genre of art is finally getting the recognition it deserves. My first time to Wynwood Walls, I was completely captivated by this incredible district. It was truly like nothing...
If you've visited Nork (Newark) recently, you probably noticed 14 brand new murals downtown.  This extra-large transformative project was made possible by a collaborative called ‘Four Corners Public Arts’. The 14 murals are part of the first phase of a multi-phase beautification. All the works of art are on Treat Place and Beaver Street in the city’s Downtown District. The artists...
I attend the Philadelphia Flower Show yearly and I am incredibly grateful that in 2020 it took place prior to the pandemic shut down in the United States. The show is sheer floral beauty and offers inspirational and uplifting content. Held annually in the Winter season, it normally takes place indoors at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s dates are...
The city of Hackensack is partnering with the Northern NJ Community Foundation and the Together New Jersey consortium to develop a plan for converting the downtown Demarest Place Pedestrian walkway into an ART walk.  The project will receive up to $20,000 in technical assistance through TNJ's Local Technical Assistance Program. Funding for the Program is provided by the North Jersey Transportation...
Gone are the days of the classic white Statue of Liberty Plates.  Believe it or not our newer plates are already almost 10 years old.  There have been reports that all our new technology is having difficulty reading your aging plates, thus prohibiting people from getting tickets and paying tolls. New York has announced that we will have a say...
I always try to maintain positive vibes, so when the pandemic began and continued, I will admit it was not easy. As a digital creator and visual mind, the museums and interactive events I would normally attend were closed. I realized I had to uncover new ways to support the arts and stay inspired for my well-being, and physical...