These 26 Pictures will Remind You Why Bayonne is So Special

According to Hundreds of people showed up for the May 6 march and opening day ceremonies at the 11 Street ball field, helping to kick off a new season of Buddy Baseball. This is the 7th season for a program that Recreation Director Pete Amadeo lobbied for after Jimmy Davis became Mayor in 2014.

The Buddy Baseball program is for developmentally and physically challenged youth ages 3 to 25. As part of the program, “buddies” assist players according to their needs, whether helping them field a ball in play or pushing a wheelchair around the bases, or simply motivating the players.

When Amadeo took over as Bayonne’s supervisor of recreation, he looked for ways to benefit children with special needs.


Dollhaus II Set to Reopen with ‘Fever Dreams’

BAYONNE, NJ – Dollhaus II-will celebrate its grand reopening with a “Halloweeny” exhibition called “Fever Dreams,” by new contemporary artist Slaughter DK.

The opening reception will at 6 p.m. on Oct. 7, fearing DJ Ojrd Dwee and a pwerformance by fuse darkwave artist, Forsake Garden industrial synthwave and orchestral sections to create evocative paintings of dystopian commentary irreverence and human condition 

The grand opening will also include a tenor singing clown, Iggy Berlin. More info here!

Local BBQ Sauce Purveyor and Fiancee Find Perfect Mix of Modern Homes, Amenities and Location at Skye Lofts North

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 In 2009 Corey Jones with his twin brother and noted chef Craig Jones started a family-owned sauce company Jonesen Barbecue Sauce (, a coffee-infused sauce inspired by their love for barbeque.  Little did Corey know at the time but his love for outdoor cooking and barbeque sauces would play a role in choosing a new home for him and his fiancé Domaninque over a decade later.

Corey and Domaninque had been renting a privately-owned condominium in Union City, NJ when they decided to begin looking for a building that was quieter and provided a stronger sense of community as they prepared for their future life together.   With Domaninque poised to return to work in Manhattan, the couple wanted a contemporary apartment with space for a home office, fashionable interior features, modern kitchen where Corey could enjoy cooking, abundant amenities and a location on a New York City commuter line.

The couple visited apartments in traditional Hudson County commuter hotbeds, but none had all the right ingredients.  Luckily, they soon uncovered the hidden residential treasure of Bayonne, NJ and its newest luxury rental Skye Lofts North, a collection of 98 upscale residences in the heart of the city’s downtown shopping, dining and business district.  Located at 260 Avenue E, the eye-catching six-story building is also right next to the 22nd Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station with service to neighboring Jersey City and Hoboken where PATH trains connect into downtown and midtown Manhattan.

“We initially looked at a few different areas along the New York City commuter line before we discovered Skye Lofts North,” Corey said.   “We weren’t familiar with Bayonne prior to learning about the building.”

Lying in the shadow of Jersey City and just 10 miles and a short commute to Manhattan, Bayonne has increasingly seen its luxury apartments filled with renters migrating from the Hudson River Gold Coast.    Apartment seekers such as Corey and Domaninque are drawn to buildings like Skye Lofts North where they find designer homes, world-class amenities and commuter-friendly locations at attractive pricing

“We were really drawn to the interior finishes in the homes and the building’s shared amenities,” Corey continued.  “One of the biggest draws were the BBQ grilling areas that overlook the city.  Being a foodie and BBQ sauce purveyor, this hooked me.  Skye Lofts North is also commuter friendly and discovering the light rail was within walking distance made our decision easier.”

Now more than 60% leased, Skye Lofts North features a collection of well-appointed one and two -bedroom residences lined with upscale appointments that include 10’ ceiling heights in the traditional floorplans and soaring 22’ ceiling heights in the lofts, lux hardwood plank flooring, and custom kitchens with Frigidaire stainless steel appliances, Quartz countertops, two-toned cabinetry and Kohler faucets.  Lavish bathrooms are adorned with porcelain tiled floors, mirrored medicine cabinets and custom vanities.    Select homes feature loft-style living spaces.

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Homes are attractively priced at $$2,100 0 (net effective) with two months free on a 14-month lease*.

Skye Lofts North offers a full suite of amenities to create a boutique hotel-like environment.  The building offers a Penthouse communal space with an outdoor terrace and rooftop lounge, fully equipped fitness center, and virtual reality game room. There’s also a virtual doorman intercom system, bike storage, private storage and indoor garage parking.

Skye Lofts North is perfectly situated between the local boutiques, shops, dining and services along the historic Broadway corridor and brand name retail outlets, such as Bayonne Crossing and South Cove Commons, located right off Route 440.  In addition to its location near the 22nd Street Light Rail, there’s also easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 78 and 440 and the Holland Tunnel.

The Marketing Directors is the exclusive marketing and leasing agent at Skye Lofts North. 

For additional information on Skye Lofts North and to schedule an appointment to visit the model home and amenities, please visit or call 201-408-9514.

COVID-Safe Bergen Point Outdoor Event Proves to be Successful in Lieu of Fall Festival

Bergen Point celebrated in the streets on Saturday in lieu of their annual fall festival due to COVID-19. The event showcased classic cars, live music, great food, and local vendors this past Saturday.

The fifth event in a series of outdoor events took on a life of its own in the historic section of Bayonne. Event goers were able to ogle historic cars, buy books, listen to live music, paint novelties and even knit.

“We wanted to do something here because this is about the time of year, we would have had the Bayonne Bergen Point Fall Festival,” said City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski.

Throughout the event you could hear singing from the duo Bennett Rhoad outside the Elbaums market, filling the street with classic rock, jazz, country folk, and pop tunes. A little further up in front of the Bridge Art Gallery, a pick up band of drummer, keyboard, and trumpet played jazz.

This was the perfect opportunity for locals to get out an enjoy some activity before the weather gets to cold to socially distance outdoors.

Starbucks Now Open At Bayonne’s Harbor View Marketplace

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Municipal Officials and Developers JMF Properties and RD Management Welcome City’s Newest Business 

From left to right: Starbucks District Manager Kevin Damon, Starbucks employee Alexa Mark, Starbucks employee Febrera Garcia, Bayonne Third Ward Council Member Gary LaPelusa, Starbucks Store Manager Chris Paone, Bayonne Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, Hudson County Freeholder Kenny Kopacz, Kelsey Kopacz, JMF Properties Founder and Principal Joseph M. Forgione, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Bayonne City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski, and BCB Community Bank Vice President of Marketing Pam Sclafane. 

The wait is over for Bayonne residents and shoppers who’ve been eagerly anticipating the opening of Starbucks at Harbor View Marketplace. 

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, fellow municipal officials, and developers JMF Properties and RD Management joined Starbucks representatives on Monday, Oct. 19th, to celebrate the debut of the gourmet coffeehouse. The store’s full menu of beverages and food items is now available to both walk-in and drive-thru customers. 

“On behalf of the City of Bayonne, I would like to welcome Starbucks to our community,” Mayor Davis said. “The decision by Starbucks to locate here demonstrates that Bayonne is a desirable market in the metropolitan area.  We are happy that Bayonne is providing Starbucks with one of its carefully chosen locations.” 

Located at 26 Goldsborough Drive, just off of Route 440, Starbucks is the newest business to open at Harbor View Marketplace, the brand-new shopping center at Military Ocean Terminal that is delivering 240,000 square feet of retail space to the Bayonne Waterfront. It joins Costco Bayonne, a 157,000 square-foot store and 18-pump Costco gas station that opened last March. Other businesses slated to open soon include LA Fitness, Lidl grocery, CVS Pharmacy, and Posh Nails & Beauty Lounge. 

“This is a perfect example of what can happen when the City and a developer work together toward a common goal,” said Joseph M. Forgione, Founder and Principal of JMF Properties. “The City of Bayonne, under the leadership of Mayor Davis, has been instrumental in helping us deliver businesses like Costco and Starbucks to the community in a timely manner. Starbucks is an excellent fit for the retail mix we are curating here with our partner RD Management and we believe they will be very successful in this location.” 

“We’re thrilled to have Starbucks as part of the diverse mix of national tenants at Harbor View Marketplace,” said Richard Birdoff, principal and president of RD Management. “We, alongside JMF Properties, believe this live-work-play development will become a top-tier destination and fulfill the lifestyle needs of the Bayonne community.” 

Harbor View Marketplace is located in an Urban Enterprise Zone on a fast-developing stretch of the Bayonne waterfront, a heavily trafficked area with 37,000 cars passing daily, and only 500 yards from the 14A exit on the New Jersey Turnpike. The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail 34th Street Station is across the street, making the center easily accessible by transit. Also, Cape Liberty Port, located directly behind Harbor View Marketplace, has the second-largest passenger volume among Northeast and Mid-Atlantic coast ports and recently completed a $50 million expansion that is expected to increase the passenger volume to 600,000 per year.  

In addition to Harbor View Marketplace, JMF Properties, RD Management and Accurate Builders and Developers are developing a multifamily residential community on Military Ocean Terminal just steps from the new Starbucks. Known as ScenicVue, the residential development will feature 651 luxury rental residences with upscale amenities, rooftop terraces, walking paths and sweeping views of the picturesque Bayonne Golf Club from many of the units. A brand-new commuter ferry terminal, offering service to Manhattan, is under construction near the property and will offer future renters a convenient way to cross the Hudson River just steps from their front door. 

An Evening with Psychic Medium Jennifer Flynn


When: Monday, January 13, 2020 at 6 PM – 9:30 PM

Where: Mona Lisa Pizzeria Ristorante – 165 Broadway, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002

The DaVInci Room is proud to welcome back renowned Psychic Medium, Jennifer Flynn on Monday January 13th, 6:00PM – 9:30PM. Admission includes a 3-course family style dinner with dessert and unlimited soft drinks. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased at Seating is limited and expected to sell out quickly.

A Taste of Bayonne



Join Rotary International for a beautiful evening that will feature a menu designed to give you a taste of Bayonne’s diverse cultures. This beautiful evening of fun will feature beer and wine. great music, wonderful raffle prices and of course, the delicious fare that Bayonne’s restaurants are known for.

Our goal, with your help is to raise funds to support our many humanitarian projects.

Tickets will be $30 per person at the door
for more information please contact: or call (201) 697-7558

Halloween Comic Fest


When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12 PM – 5 PM

Where: Manifest Comics and Cards – 766 Broadway #3, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002

FREE comics for all ages! Just show up and get a free comic. If you buy literally anything you get another comic…for FREE.

12 – 5 pm and while supplies last.