Best Of Jersey

These Buds Are For You

March 18, 2009

If you were playing word-association, “cherry blossoms” would probably be answered with “Washington, D.C.” Not so fast. Every April, Essex County’s Branch Brook Park in Newark and Belleville, can rival the capital’s Tidal Basin during its own Cherry Blossom Festival. And unlike D.C., New Jersey’s pink-petal oasis is planted in a naturalistic way resembling the trees’ appearance in their native Japan....
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When Flight 1549 hit the water, New Jersey’s well-trained ferryboat captains prevented tragedy....
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As the top-ranked junior tennis player in the country, Kristie Ahn has won countless matches, including those that secured her USTA National Spring Championship and Junior Fed Cup last year. But it was actually in one of her rare defeats that this 16-year-old from Upper Saddle River found the most joy....
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From golf balls to rock walls, all of these NJ recreation hotspots are good fun for everyone. ...
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Best of NJ: Places

March 17, 2009

We traveled far and wide to pinpoint the following fun recreational destinations from A (aquarium) to Z (zoo). ...
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From activists to golf course designers to pop stars—New Jersey's got it all. Here, a look at some of our favorite folks. ...
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Super shopping and better bargains await at these top NJ retails establishments. ...
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NJ Monthly offers a roundup of the best places to find ice cream, coffee, cocktails, crumb cake, cupcakes and plenty of other delicious food items that don't start with a "C." ...
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Best in Show

November 17, 2008

Jack is a Beagle/Border Collie Mix from Locust NJ....
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NJ Pet Photo Contest

November 14, 2008

New Jersey is pet crazy and here's the proof. Check out our Pet Photo Contest winners in five categories: cutest pet, me and my pet, best-dressed pet, most-unusual pet, and best pet story. ...
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Mylo is a poodle/shih tzu mix who is owned by Andrea Pruyn of Fort Lee....
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Sweet Deal

October 13, 2008

New Jersey Monthly presents its annual Family Business Awards. Among the businesses featured is the Old Monmouth Candy Company, located in Freehold. The Gunther family has been making quality candy in Monmouth County since 1939....
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Finalists BRIDGEWAY SENIOR HEALTHCARE A partnership between the Pelligrino and Rivera-Dugenio families has made this Bridgewater company a top health… Read the rest

New Jersey Monthly hands out the 2008 Family Business Awards. Among those featured as winners are the Cory family, whose successful home delivery service is located in Secaucus. ...
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Jerseyans embrace sustainable energy, recycled building materials, computer reclamation, and other eco-smart ideas....
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Best music and arts in NJ - New Jersey Monthly - the best of NJ...
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Best of New Jersey Outdoors, Best of NJ - New Jersey Monthly...
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Woody Guthrie’s live show at the Newark YM-YWHA in 1949 wasn’t supposed to be a big deal. The great folk troubador’s wife, Marjorie Mazia, taught dance at the Y and helped arrange for her husband to perform there. She served as emcee. About 25 people showed up. One of them was a Rutgers student and recording hobbyist named Paul Braverman, who captured the 74-minute show on a wire recorder, a forerunner of the tape recorder....
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Best dog parks in New Jersey - NJ best dog parks - New Jersey Monthly - the best of NJ...
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Best charity donors in New Jersey - NJ charity donors - New Jersey Monthly - the best of NJ...
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