July 2, 2018

It took me 9 more years until I received a social security card. I was almost 18 at the time and in fear of not being able to go to college because of my undocumented status. We became legal residents... it only took us 9 years.

May 12, 2018

You have tagged us on Instagram using #growinginjerseycity and our handle @growinginjerseycity and we have seen and read your posts. We want to share you photos so other people can appreciate them too (because who really looks at tagged photos?!)

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May 10, 2018

Why did you decide to become a real estate agent and how long have you been one? I had experience with helping my parents manage the buildings they owned in Newark and I had been in the arts since I graduated from NJCU and just decided I wanted to provide the kind of s...

April 9, 2018

“Life itself inspires me to grow the different programs in my school. Just look around then look at yourself, see what you have in your heart, and follow it. It will inspire you and lead you to create infinite things,” said Ocampo.

April 9, 2018

At Growing in Jersey City we are always scouring the interwebs for great photos of the area. This week, we are sharing some of favorite photos from the past few weeks from some of our favorite accounts. To see the rest of their photos (and follow them obviously), click...

November 15, 2017

You know Norman Kirby for his playful designs woven in ribbon on hurricane fences all around Jersey City. Often uplifting, I see these works as daily reminders of life’s small joys. When the darkness that dominates the news cycle seems so hell-bent on making me questio...

The art offerings within every neighborhood in Jersey City underscores the universal truism that we are a community - a vibrant and thriving city. This is because of the breadth and diversity of who lives and works here; and artists, gallerists, designers, craftspeople...

October 6, 2017

I feel blessed with the support I have today and the opportunities that come my way from simply not being afraid. I want myself and other Dreamers to be loud, speak out, and strive. We are definitely not alone in this confusing time.  I believe nothing can ever stop us...

September 11, 2017

“PURA ‘The Every Body Scrub’ is made for people who not only care about what goes IN their bodies, but ON it as well! We do not any use chemicals, artificial dyes, additives or preservatives. We combine nature’s healing properties and use essential oils and the best ra...

September 2, 2017

“We are the culture. The culture is us” Flash told me while expressing his thoughts on the rise of the culture in Jersey City.

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