Author: Paul Drexel

Gold Rush

February 11, 2009

Development on Jersey’s Hudson River shoreline has been a bumpy ride, but the results are often impressive.

Seen in: Home & Garden, Jersey Living

The Swamp Whisperer

September 10, 2008

Ranger Rich finds small pleasures in the Great Swamp, like helping children overcome their fear of nature. He leads tours and explains the intricacies of nature to anyone willing to take a romp through the swamp.

Seen in: Jersey Celebrities, Jersey Living

Rooftop Football

August 13, 2008

Union City's new football stadium has views of Manhattan thanks to its location on the roof of its new high school.

Seen in: Towns & Schools

First Blood

December 21, 2007

The boss fidgets in the back of a dark green Suburban as his driver navigates Turnpike traffic during rush hour. It’s Wednesday and he’s running late for a business meeting, but first he has to make a stop outside New Brunswick.

Seen in: Towns & Schools

Best Downtowns

December 20, 2007

Petula Clark had it right when she sang, “The lights are much brighter there, you can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares....” It was 1964, and everyone understood the allure of that one-word title, “Downtown.” It was a glamorous, skyscraping, urban beehive where “all the noise and the hurry seems to help.”

Seen in: Best Of Jersey

Night and Day

December 19, 2007

In six hours, an ecstatic audience will give a standing ovation to Broadway star Christine Ebersole for her dual roles in the critically acclaimed musical Grey Gardens. But for now, Maplewood’s award-winning actress is inside a room only a little bigger than an elevator.

Seen in: Home & Garden, Jersey Living

The recent death of its charismatic founder, Percy Leach, marked the end of an era, but the fate of the historic village and arts center had already been sealed.

Seen in: Best Of Jersey