Never Not Broken

Never Not Broken

By David Ortmann, LCSW. I’ve avoided writing for weeks because I am shattered – emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Writing will help, though I feel no good can come from a mind and heart this broken. Enter Hindu mythological figure Akhilandeshvari, the goddess of “never not broken,” meaning that when we’re lying on our bedroom floor,…

New Broadway Plays

New Broadway Plays

Playwright Stephen Karam has been winning accolades and his new work, The Humans, makes clear what the fuss is about. This is a comedy-drama that achieves both sides of the equation in a production skillfully directed by Joe Mantello. Brigid (Sarah Steele), and her boyfriend, Rich (Arian Moayed), have just moved into a duplex apartment…

spring cleaning

The Power of Letting Go

As we move into spring, there is life changing and gratifying process to decluttering your home and life.  Here are some helpful tips to organize and clean your home for the change of seasons.   Hire help Don’t be afraid to hire a company to come in and help you tackle your spring cleaning. A…

oakman villa

Villa at the Oakman

A one-of-a-kind Villa residence atop The Oakman in downtown Jersey City has hit the market with an unrivaled offering of indoor/outdoor living and entertaining space including a private split-level terrace and heated pool.  The full-floor, four-bedroom, 4 ½-bath residence also features panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and is served by the boutique condominium building’s…

70 columbus

70 Columbus

  70 Columbus has burst onto the downtown Jersey City residential scene, setting a new benchmark for leasing velocity with 60% of the 545 rental residences leased in the first four months.   The new 50-story tower developed by Ironstate Development Company and Panepinto Properties adjacent to the Grove Street PATH Station has successfully attracted…

Orange 2016

Orange 2016

Orange 2016 will give New Yorkers a chance to experience some of the best brunch restaurants from around the city at an energetic and unique orange-tie event all while benefiting charity.   Event attendees will enjoy live music, brunch stations by seven NYC brunch restaurants, an oyster bar, signature cocktails by EFFEN Vodka, Valdo Prosecco, Herradura Tequila,…

FJK Dance Open Studio Preview of 2016 Season,

FJK Dance Open Studio Preview of 2016 Season

FJK Dance Open Studio Preview of 2016 Season Ballet lovers Amy Fine Collins, Cathy Hardwick, Michele Gerber Klein and dancer Ethan Stiefel trudged over to the DANY rehearsal studio to preview FJK Dance’s upcoming 2016 season. Founded by the Iraqi born Fadi J. Khoury, who explained the uniqueness of his company which mixes classical ballet with ballroom dancing and Middle Eastern influences. The theme…

Jean Shafiroff Toasts Her First Book

Jean Shafiroff Toasts Her First Book

With Special Guest Appearance from Georgina Bloomberg   On March 21, Jean Shafiroff hosted a celebration at her Park Avenue apartment to mark the publication of her first book, “Successful Philanthropy – How to Make a Life by What You Give.” The book features an introduction from Georgina Bloomberg, who made a special guest appearance to toast Jean…