Journal Square is a centrally located Jersey City neighborhood with a rich history and bustling arts scene. With easy access to both downtown and midtown Manhattan via the PATH train as well as other surrounding neighborhoods like Newport and The Heights via the Light Rail, it makes living there all the more convenient. What sets Journal Square apart is that the neighborhood is the cultural appreciation that the community has established overtime. Both dramatic theatre arts as well as modern art are key players in Journal Square.
One of the focal points is the historic Loew’s Jersey City theater established in 1929. This still-working 3,000 seated theatre triples as a concert venue and a dramatic theatre production facility. The Loew’s Theatre also can be rented to hosts events and weddings, to make for an unforgettable experience. The Mana Contemporary and Arts House Productions are home to many studios for upcoming artists as well as galleries to display entire collections. In addition, these venues host many cultural affairs like comedic productions, theatre and drama show, concerts as well as dance events.
Journal Square is also home to India Square and Little Manila, where residents and tourists alike can enjoy the benefits of both authentic food and cultural experiences. Every year, Journal Square hosts its “Festival of Love” and an Egyptians Festival, where everyone comes together in community to celebrate with food and music.
New Jersey is making an effort to further the convenience and standard of living in the neighborhood. Restaurants and coffee shops are appearing throughout the neighborhood, especially near the PATH station and the Hudson County Community College. Recently, the state of New Jersey gave to “go-ahead” for a Starbucks to be inside the PATH station. The neighborhood itself has begun to reinvent itself and establish a voice thorough publication. The Journal Square community has developed a website that even highlights the redevelopment and renovations that are to come, to keep residents posted on exciting new and events.