Where to Eat This Weekend: Beechwood Cafe

My love for food grows by the day so I know good cuisine when I taste it. Sitting at the corner of Grove and Mercer in downtown Jersey City, you will find Beechwood Cafe. As soon as you walk through the door the staff is very welcoming with warm smiles and offering service.  Warning: this…

WORD on the Street

Originally posted on The Dirt on Jersey City :
Courtesy: WORD Jersey City By Briana Benitez, Class of 2017 WORD on the street is there’s a popular bookstore that sits on Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City. The name of this particular place happens to be WORD, which makes it a literal WORD on the street.…

This Week’s Binge: 13 Reasons Why

When I was in high school I read a book titled, “Th1rteen R3asons Why” written by Jay Asher. From as far back as I can remember I’ve always had my head stuck in a book. Reading for me provides an escape from reality it allows me to dive right into the setting of a novel…

It’s OK Not to Have Life Figured Out Yet

Dear Youth, If I have one more person ask me “What are you doing after you graduate?” I think I might reply with: What are YOU doing after I graduate???? I currently work three part-time jobs on top of going to school full time. It’s safe to say I am a busy bee. My life…

It’s 2017.. Stop Saying “That’s Gay”

This piece was written by me for my school newspaper, The Pauw Wow, but I felt I needed to share it with you guys too! Around two weeks ago I was in class when one of my peers said something along the lines of, “I hope he’s not doing that because that looks/is gay and…

Meet Joshua Stone

What you wear on your feet can reveal a lot about you. In recent years the love for sneakers has soared to an all time high. I wanted to know what all the ‘hype’ was about so I went to the shoe store Packer at their Jersey City location and sat down with their employee Joshua Stone….

A Weekend in Pittsburgh

As we know, I enjoy travelling to see my loved ones. This time it wasn’t all the way across the country (sorry Less).  This time I went to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to see my best friend Meghan who attends the University of Pittsburgh. Travelling from Bayonne to Pittsburgh is usually about a five and a half…

Where to Eat This Weekend

Where to eat: Umi Sushi – 118 E 31st St  Got love for sushi? If you answered yes to that question then I have the place for you! Alright, I can’t take all the credit here. My good friend/soul sister/confidant, Chelsey, led me to Umi Sushi. The Japanese restaurant has a kind of hole in the…