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Presenting JC’s hottest new premier condos: JCMANELLI.com

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Hottest new condo building in Downtown with 2 and 3 bedrooms and 12 parking spaces – Now Available for Sale http://www.jcmanelli.com/

Welcome to Manelli, Jersey City’s brand new boutique building located in the heart of the Village section of Downtown Jersey City, less than a 10 minute walk to the Grove Street Path Train station.

Manelli offers 12 unique layouts ranging from 2 to 3 bedroom units in addition to 12 parking spaces, a common roof deck with breath-taking views of Manhattan, and top of the line finishes.

External consultants from Criterion Acoustics have designed and certified the soundproofing of each unit (over a 10 step process at $30,000 additional cost per unit) to address the number one complaint of living in an urban environment, while energy experts from Lapolla Industries Spray Foam insulated the building resulting in over a 50% + savings in the heating and cooling of each unit.

Other features include: Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified sustainable Artisan-Woven Engineered Wood flooring imported from Spain; large format tiles sourced from Porcelanosa; shades provided by Mechoshade (including the option to upgrade to motorized shades); Bosch Stainless Appliance package; VONN and Sonneman dimmable lighting throughout; Instant Hot Water heaters; Kohler and Grohe faucets; American made white and gray cabinets with Quartz counter top; pot fillers above each stove; Baldwin door hardware; and LED lit medicine cabinets.

Envisioned by BGT Enterprises and designed by Minervini Vandermark, a multiple winner of American Institute of Architects awards and Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Interior Designer Mitchell Turnbough, we challenge you to find the same or better quality building in Jersey City.

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MANELLI | 367 3rd St. #201 – 3D Walk-through Showcase

Enjoy a 3D Tour of jcManelli.com, newest 12 unit project in Downtown Jersey City

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JCmanelli.com | Hottest New Condo Building with 2 and 3 Bedrooms

Hottest New Condo Building with 2 and 3 Bedrooms – At 367 3rd st, 07302. – jcmanelli.com

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JCFamilies | JC ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY ’16

JC ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY’16
***Picture con Santa
***DJ Dance Party
***Photobooth
***Special Appearence of VOLTRON
***Make Fairy dust and Magic wands with real Fairies
***Kids Runway Show
***Holiday arts and Crafts
***and more!!!
What is not to love? We want to see you there!
🎟 BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE http://bit.ly/2fjkz8v
⏱ When: December 10th from 11am to 2pm
🚩 Where: Cathedral Hall

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Feature: Jersey City Kickboxing, at The Brunswick Center

At this gym, students are more than students — they’re family:


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Jersey City Kickboxing owner Paul Clark says that at his gym, students are more than students — they’re family.


Kids, teens and adults who take classes at the gym don’t just get healthy and fit or train to compete, they also get to bond with Clark, his staff and each other.

For instance, Assistant Trainer Anna Gizulewski tutors some of her younger students and helps them with their homework and several of the gym members get together a couple times a month to see boxing matches.

“I want to get involved in my students’ lives and care about them,” said Clark. “It’s a relaxed environment here…we have a lot of parents and kids who train together. We also have many at-risk teens who come in after school and it gives us a chance to help them out.”


Clark’s family approach is partially inspired by how he got his own start in muay thai while growing up in Atlanta.

“My dad basically started me when I was four years old, so I’ve been doing it for 31 years now,” he said. “I had to do kickboxing every day, most times twice a day. I’ve competed both nationally and internationally, and trained over the past five years going back and forth to Thailand.”

Clark fell in love with the sport because it allowed him to push himself to new heights.


“I like that it keeps you young and healthy, and gives you a healthy respect for yourself and other people as well as self-confidence that you know you earned because no one did it for you,” he said. “It’s like learning the guitar — you have to put the work in yourself.”

As a coach at his own gym, Clark says he helps his students get those same benefits, as well as accomplish their personal goals.


“There are people who want to lose weight and just study the basics and do exercises to get in shape. I had one couple who lost 100 pounds a piece and over 60 people who lost over 30 pounds in three to six months.

“I also have some younger people in their mid-20s to early-30s who spar and train very hard, but are also working professionals, so they’re not interested in competing but do it to get in shape and get out aggression. And then we also have adults and teens who compete all over the New Jersey-New York area,” he said.

In all his classes, Clark tries to stay faithful to the martial art’s origins.

“…it keeps you young and healthy, and gives you a healthy respect for yourself and other people as well as self-confidence that you know you earned because no one did it for you.”



“It’s like learning the guitar — you have to put the work in yourself.”





“One thing really different about my gym is that I really strive for (teaching) muay thai boxing like they do in Thailand, in regards to the environment and what you learn, we’re different from other martial arts. We don’t wear uniforms and bow to each other; we have a family atmosphere,” he said, adding that they’ve also even gone to Thailand to train at a traditional camp in Bangkok and explore Thai culture.


For Clark, the gym’s family dynamic is much like that of the Brunswick Center and Downtown Jersey City in general.

“It helps to know who your neighbors are. We support each other, watch out for each other’s businesses and watch out for each other’s kids. It’s nice.”





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For more information, visit NJkickbox.com.

Jersey City tops list of the 25 most livable US cities | CNBC.com

Elitist New Yorkers love to joke about New Jersey, but according to one new study, the Garden State may have one over Gotham: Commuters who live in Jersey City may be better off than people who live and work in Manhattan itself.

Jersey City ranks as the most livable city in the U.S., according to a new study from the New York City-based financial technology company SmartAsset.

The ranking takes into account walkability, affordability and crime rates.

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Play Day for FRIENDS & FAMILY of The Brunswick School at Hudson Play

FRIENDS & FAMILY!

Are you looking for an exciting afternoon this Sunday? Are you looking for some friendly competition? Look no further!

BGT Enterprises is hosting FREE PLAY at Hudson Play on Sunday, October 9th from 9AM-6PM!

Please present this flyer upon entry.

THANK YOU BGT ENTERPRISES!

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Feature: Jersey City Ballet, at The Brunswick Center

With a pre-dance program for kids ages 3 to 6, and ballet classes starting at age 7 and adult classes for curious beginners, former dancers returning to the art or professionals honing their skills:

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Since she was a child, Judith Elins, Director of Jersey City Ballet, has been dancing “literally nonstop,” starting out at local dance studios in Irvington and Union, N.J., and eventually making her way to New York City. There, she worked with teachers and instructors who inspired her to pursue a career in dance.

“When I’m dancing, it’s the one time my mind is completely and I just get immersed in the whole process,” said Elins. “I love music and movement. When you’re dancing, that’s all you’re thinking about for that moment, and it’s a great feeling.”


Now, Elins is helping others free their minds and dance nonstop — or rather, learn nonstop.

At Jersey City Ballet, Elins and four other teaching artists work with dancers of all ages to provide them with ongoing dance education.



“This is not a place where you walk in, we say, ‘This is your recital dance,’ and you work on it all year and then come back to work on another dance,” explained Elins. “There’s value in that for sure, but this is a place where people can come in and out, take classes and learn. Whether a child just wants to audition for a college program or be involved in community theater, or wants to become a professional, we give you the tools to get to that level.”



They start ’em young, with a pre-dance program for kids ages 3 to 6, and ballet classes starting at age 7. In the double-digits? No problem. Jersey City Ballet also offers adult classes for curious beginners, former dancers returning to the art form or for professionals looking to improve their skills.


Eventually, Elins hopes for her students and other established dancers to form a ballet company and the Jersey City Ballet Theater, which she envisions bringing JC national recognition for its art scene.



“When I first moved here, I didn’t see many families or a huge artist community but I’ve watched it grow in the past 13 years,” said Elins, who lives in the Hamilton Park neighborhood, just a stone’s throw away from Brunswick Center.



Whether a child just wants to audition for a college program or be involved in community theater, or wants to become a professional, Jersey City Ballet gives you the tools to get to that level.


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“Families are staying and putting down roots here and in the neighborhood there’s a big sense of community, and a lot of great programs in the area,” she said. “We don’t have to travel to Manhattan for quality arts education.”



Being part of a micro-community at the Brunswick Center, she added, makes Jersey City Ballet even stronger.



“I like the energy of being up here with all these different businesses,” said Elins. “I’m very much a collaborator so I love that there are other people to talk to and share ideas with.”





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For more information, visit JerseyCityBallet.com.

CAREER DAY at The Brunswick School

The Brunswick School is hosting a CAREER DAY on Wednesday, September 14, from 9AM-5PM. We are currently hiring part-time assistant teachers (must have 7AM-7PM flexibility), full-time infant teachers and full-time head, certified teachers. Think you have what it takes to join our team? We look forward to meeting you! Drop in during 9AM-5PM, with a resume, and your interview can lead to an amazing future in education!

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