Category: Brunswick Center Focus

A note on Stepping Up for Our city . . .

As a Jersey City business owner and developer, I am not a proponent of any new taxes. However, I also realize how important it is to work together to support our community when it needs us the most. Investing in the school system is the only way to ensure that our schools continue to improve. I would like to believe that one day, our education system will be the reason that more families choose to stay behind and build their lives and futures here. Do I like the new payroll tax? Of course not. However, I am choosing to support this payroll tax to fund our schools because I believe our city needs our support.

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For This Holiday Season: Shop Jersey City Buy Local

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Help Us Choose a Name!

Help Us Choose a building name for our next project located at 387 8th St across Jones Park.

Click on the Link to choose from 4 options:
https://poll.app.do/building-name-2411148

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Jersey City Grows Up | NYTimes.com

It’s not just for singles anymore. Families are choosing to stay in the area, and pushing into nearby waterfront towns like West New York and Weehawken.

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Prioritizing Safe Building Practices

Apparently 8 years ago today, we had started our 1st project at 357 3rd st. in Jersey City. Luckily we found better sub contractors who understand safety today. The project was finally CO-ed in 2012. Let’s just say this picture gives our team chills and goosebumps and the same time. Cheers to them

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Feature: Body, Soul and Pole at The Brunswick Center

Achieve fitness goals, empowered with self-confidence and better body awareness through the use of pole and aerial dance techniques:


Body, Soul and Pole



For many women (and men), the concept of pole fitness as workout can often be as intimidating as it is intriguing — but not for Alexis Romano, who says it is an uplifting experience, in more ways than one. 



The Body, Soul and Pole founder says when she was first gave it a try, she felt like she was reuniting with an old love.

“I’ve always had a love for all types of dance,” says Romano, who was a modern dancer in college. “When I was introduced to pole fitness and took some classes and watched performances, it felt like home for me. For me, this is just a different form of dance. It brought me back to why I loved it so much.”

Romano says that most people come in with no pole experience — and some with no general workout or dance experience at all — and end up realizing their body can do way more than they thought it could.

“I myself was intimidated by pole, lyra hoop and silks but once I built the strength and felt empowered by all, it changed for me and so many other women I’ve watched,” she says, “People lose themselves in the class and fully embrace it. This is not your typical go-to-the-gym, lift-weights kind of thing. It uses more than your body — it’s a mind, body and soul connection.” (Hence her studio’s name.)

…most people come in with no pole experience — and some with no general workout or dance experience at all — and end up realizing their body can do way more than they thought it could.






The Downtown JC resident says Body, Soul and Pole offers pole workouts for all levels, both in groups and private sessions. They will also offer aerial lyra (hoop) and aerial silks classes.

All of these workouts, Romano says, help to build lean muscle, improve flexibility, get your heart rate going and can aid with weight loss.



“The whole thing is challenging and you’re using a lot of strength, but I think what is so empowering is that one week you’ll think you’ll never be able to do a certain move and then all of sudden, the next week, you do it and you think, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I just did that!’ Sooner than later, it even becomes muscle memory. It shows you that you can progress in something you can initially feel intimidated by.”





Romano adds that she is proud to be the part of the Brunswick Center fitness family. “I love that instead of competition, you see collaboration here,” she said. “It really feels like a community.”






“The best is yet to come!”





For more information, visit BodySoulandPole.com.





Air Conditioners for Cordero!

Please consider helping the Rafael De J Cordero School of Jersey City raise funds for air conditioning in their school. Our children deserve to study in a more comfortable learning environment!

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Cordero PTP is raising money to buy air conditioners for the school. The PTP will buy the units and the district will install them. If your company…

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2018’s Most Diverse Cities in the U.S. | WalletHub®

Jersey City Ranked #1 most diverse city in the US –

2018’s Most Diverse Cities in the U.S. May 3, 2018 | Adam McCann, Financial Writer America is undergoing an extreme makeover, thanks to rapid demographic diversification. By 2050, you won’t even…

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And our thanks to you, Jersey City Kickboxing, for being a great member of The Brunswick Center community.

I just wanted to give a shout out to Behnam Torrei and BGT Enterprises. When Jersey City Kickboxing was going to lose…

Posted by Paul Clark on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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Career Fair on Monday, January 22nd — at The Brunswick School in Downtown Jersey City!

Looking for a teacher or assistant teacher position? Join us Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9:30AM for our Career Day. Receive information about our openings and have an interview on the spot! Email info@thebrunswickschool.com to RSVP to attend.

Looking for a teacher or assistant teacher position? Join us Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9:30AM for our Career Day….

Posted by The Brunswick School in Downtown Jersey City on Saturday, January 20, 2018

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