N.J. home makeover is a regular feature on NJ.com that showcases designer, contractor and DIY renovations, large and small. To submit your renovation for consideration, email [email protected] with your full name, email address, phone number and town/city. Attach "before" and "after" photos of what you renovated.Ana Calderon was working part-time as a real estate agent in Jersey City when clients asked to see a newly renovated brick rowhouse listed at $1.69 million in the city's Hamilton Park section. "I showed it to them and fell in love," she said. "I think it had been on the market for maybe a couple of weeks. I loved everything about it." In addition to its Italian cabinetry, granite topped island, marble counters and the backlit white onyx backsplash, the kitchen was outfitted with high-end SubZero and Wolf appliances. The sizable kitchen also offered unexpected drama. Instead of stools or tall chairs at the island, it had three wooden swings on ropes suspended from the 11-foot … [Read more...] about N.J. home makeover: Swings in the kitchen? This $250K Jersey City update brings the fun
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TASTE TEST: Blue Point Oysters & Sushi Bar a freshly shucked taste of heaven Blue Point Oysters and Sushi Bar opened in 2016 on the courthouse square in downtown Valparaiso, offering the many sophisticated diners in the Vale of Paradise a wide selection of sushi, seafood, steaks and oysters.The classy, modern restaurant at 13 E Lincolnway, which flies in seafood from as far as Greece, claims to have "Northwest Indiana's largest fresh oyster selection daily." Blue Point offers oysters Rockerfeller, char-grilled with garlic parmesan or Cajun spices, or fresh shucked at market prices. It offers an impressive selection of oysters from all along the east and west coasts, including BeauSoleil, Old 1871, Alpine Bay, Bras D', Caraquet, Duxbury, Fat Baby, Misty Point, Katama Bay, Rappahannock, Baie Blues, Kumamoto and Plymouth Champagne, usually having five to 10 different varieties on hand at a time.You can't go wrong with the small plate of the … [Read more...] about TASTE TEST: Blue Point Oysters & Sushi Bar a freshly shucked taste of heaven
Nada's Huevos RancherosPhoto: Hailey BollingerThese days, the phrase “Let’s get brunch” is basically a euphemism for “Let’s get drunk before noon.” People be lovin' brunch, amiright? It’s a Bacchanalian breakfast celebration that doubles as an excuse to mainline mimosas and stuff bacon into foods where it does not belong.The brunch zeitgeist of the new millennium is real. There are mood boards dedicated to what to wear to brunch, restaurants with strictly brunch menus, brunch-only Instagram feeds (@bitcheswhobrunch, @brunchboys) and we have an entire event devoted to it (Brunched: June 23 @ the American Sign Museum).Why do Americans love a meal that doubles as breakfast and lunch and basically turns into an ongoing commitment to day drinking? Is it part of the self-care indulgence movement? A genius marketing campaign by egg companies or the avocado illuminati? Whatever the reason, our country is literally obsessed with brunch, so CityBeat … [Read more...] about The Brunch Issue
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Whatever Happened to ... J. B. Hunter stores? The Hunter stores had restaurants and beauty parlors to go along with all kinds of merchandise offerings. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Alan Morrell, Special to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle USA TODAY NETWORK Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 28, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Amidst the recent news of retail carnage – with Sears, Kmart, Bon Ton and others closing stores – we look back this week at another retailer that used to be in … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to … J. B. Hunter stores?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Whatever Happened to ... the VIP Ocean Club hot spot? The Ocean Club catered to an “older” and upscale crowd with an enormous sound-and-light system, valet parking and bathroom attendants. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Alan Morrell, Special to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 14, 2018 CLOSE A look back at the past and the places that became a part of Rochester's roots. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Ocean Club was a … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to … the VIP Ocean Club hot spot?