What is Jersey City? is a podcast where we share what makes Jersey City tick.
Jersey City Eats is an anonymous food blogger who started the blog because she couldn't find anything on the food scene. She is dedicated to sharing all of her dining experience she encounters throughout Jersey City.
Tune in to find out why she prefers to remain anonymous, her favorite places to dine, and what she really thinks about a restaurant row heading to Bergen Lafayette.
If you ever wanted to know the story behind Jersey City's graffiti scene, then tune in and listen to our special guest, Bill Benzon.
For several years Bill has documented Jersey City's art scene through the lens of his camera. You can find hundreds of photos from Bill's Jersey City collection on his flickr account www.flickr.com/photos/stc4blues
Bill is also well connected with Jersey City's iconic graffiti artist the Green Villain and together they were instrumental in transforming what will be the Bergen Arches from abandoned railway into a public green space.
So, if you're ready for a history lesson click the play button.
In this episode we are joined by Carolyn Texadore, co-owner of the mobile juicing bar Squeeze'D.
After realizing there wasn't a place to get fresh juices in Jersey City, Carolyn and her partner, Victor, decided to get to juicing!
For Carolyn, Squeeze'D is more than just a business. She started her company as way to redeem her self confidence after being a victim of domestic abuse.
Louis, who is the voice behind the blog, JerseyCityUpfront.com, gives Jenna & TC an in-depth look of what life was like as a Jersey City resident in the 1980s.
Louis also explains how residential/commercial development is now spreading beyond downtown and into Journal Square.
Episode #2: Mr. AbiLLity
Jersey City artist, Mr. Abillity, pays Jenna & TC a visit to discuss what he's been up to since the 2015 Monopoly mural fiasco.
The man behind the "iLL" also shares his views of the gentrification taking place throughout Jersey City and how residents can move forward in a post-Trump Administration. Spoiler alert! His plan involves sprinkles.
Episode #1: Michael Billy
For their first guest, Jenna & TC catches up with long-time Jersey City resident Michael Billy.
Mr. Billy is a prominent figure in Jersey City's LGBT community. His voice, beliefs, and passion for what's currently taking place in America can be heard loud and clear on the local and national level.
In this episode Mr. Billy shares how he plans to take Jersey City forward after the shocking results of the 2016 elections.
In our intro episode, learn a little more about the Jenna, the editor of Growing in Jersey City, and TC, the multi-media journalist behind The JC Resident (dot com). We share why we love Jersey City, what inspires us, and what we hope to bring to you, our lovely listeners. Are you ready to join us on this journey?! And if you listen carefully you will find out who our 1st guests will be.