When a N.J. elementary school teacher offered David Killen a chance to buy 200 paintings she had in storage, the Manhattan art dealer thought they'd make great filler items at his next auction. "I thought it was a bunch of junk," Killen said Monday. "I saw good, bad and ugly. Overall, I thought it was garbage, but I'm always looking for filler." He offered $75 a painting - a total of $15,000. When he loaded the boxes of artwork onto his truck, he began to realize he'd stumbled onto an unbelievable find that could fetch millions. "The more I looked at them, the more I realized - these are real de Koonigs," he said. What's going on? Ask Alexa what's happening around New Jersey Willem de Kooning was a Dutch abstract expressionist artist who died in 1997. His paintings have sold worldwide for tens of millions. Two experts say the paintings Killen has are authentic. Originally, the 200 pieces of art were gathered in New York City, in a world-famous art restoration studio run by … [Read more...] about Paintings worth millions found after $15K storage sale in N.J.
WASHINGTON -- Dean Serratelli had some doubts when he first got the phone call: Would he like to represent New Jersey at the White House's second annual Made in America Day? "I didn't know if it was authentic," said Serratelli, the fourth-generation owner of Serratelli Hat Co. in Newark. The call was real, and that's how Serratelli got a chance to display his cowboy hats at the White House, alongside Wiffle Balls from Connecticut, Jack Link's meat snacks from Wisconsin, covers for fishing tackle from Washington state, automobile fluids from Kansas, and other products from each of the 50 states. "It was a such a tremendous honor to be featured and represent New Jersey," he said. "It's just an amazing opportunity." N.J. company backs Trump on taxes and trade Campbell Soup Co. was New Jersey's representative last year. Now it was Serratelli, whose company employs 86 people to make cowboy hats whose biggest markets are Texas, California, Canada and … [Read more...] about N.J. business that makes cowboy hats (yes, cowboy hats) displays them for Trump
Posted July 23, 2018 at 11:01 AM | Updated July 23, 2018 at 11:03 AM curbsidecafe3.jpg Peter Genovese | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com By Peter Genovese I NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Our epic search for N.J.'s best hot dog joint is well underway, as I visit our 50 semifinalists and stuff myself silly with grilled hot dogs, deep-fried hot dogs, dirty water dogs, Italian hot dogs and more. This is the second of five trip reports. These places are not ranked but are listed in the order they were visited. Look for other trip reports this week. We will announce the 10 finalists on Monday, July 30. hanks1.jpg Peter Genovese | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Hank's Franks, Lodi Hank Benanti started Hank's Franks in 1959 with a hot dog cart; the building came along in 1965. Hank has since passed away; his son, Gary, now runs the store. They use Sabrett's all-beef dogs and the homemade red onions are a popular draw. hanks2.jpg Peter … [Read more...] about N.J.’s best hot dog joint: Rutt’s Hut vs. Hot Grill
The heavy weekend rainfall was only the start to a wet and dreary week ahead for the entire East Coast, as thunderstorms began to sweep across New Jersey Saturday evening downing power lines in their paths. The National Weather Service issued several hazardous weather alerts Saturday, but Sunday should be a bit calmer with only a few scattered showers or thunderstorms in the forecast with breaks of humid temperatures in between, according to Accuweather. As of 10:35 a.m. Sunday morning, more than 16,000 New Jersey residents were without power. Track the power outages as they spread across the state from the storms using the tracker below. If you're having trouble loading the trackers below, view them here. Loading... Loading... While Sunday will be slightly dryer than Saturday, the wet weekend weather is only the beginning of more wet weather to come throughout the rest of the week. Stay up to date on N.J. weather and the latest from … [Read more...] about N.J. weather: Follow live power outage tracker after stormy weekend
EDITOR'S NOTE: Interested in the marijuana business industry? NJ Cannabis Insider is a new premium intelligence briefing that features exclusive weekly content geared toward entrepreneurs, lawyers and realtors. View a sample issue. Few things compel New Yorkers to cross the Hudson River into the Garden State. They might come to visit the Jersey Shore or catch a Giants game. Marijuana advocates think New Yorkers would also come for weed, filling PATH trains and tunnels to legally buy marijuana. But that's only if New Jersey beats its neighbor to market. While New Jersey maintains a healthy lead over New York in progress toward legalizing marijuana, the gap isn't as insurmountable as it once seemed. If New Jersey can't get an adult-use market up and running before New York, it could lose out on millions of dollars, according to people close to the industry. "New York getting into the driver seat on this would pull away from the benefits … [Read more...] about N.Y. getting closer to legal weed. Here’s why that could be bad for N.J.