March 2020: Meet the Millennials
It’s easy to dismiss millennials as the generation that’s given us avocado toast and bottled kombucha. But that’s selling them short. In fact, New Jersey needs to rethink its millennials.
Yes, they are leaving the state, but significant numbers choose to stay. Some we interviewed for this issue appreciate the commuter access to neighboring cities. Others enjoy the proximity to our parks and beaches. Some are happy to be near their families. Others, facing financial pressures, are compelled to move back in with their families.
When millennials stay, New Jersey is transformed. The places they choose to settle in can reap great benefits. Suburban downtowns are rejuvenated to accommodate millennial tastes. Rental units abound. New businesses blossom. Matcha lattes flow.
So let’s appreciate millennials for the often surprising ways they are breathing new life into New Jersey, as revealed in this month’s issue.
Friends to Friends Community Church adapts to the needs of its congregation, comprised entirely of disabled worshippers.Read more
They formed a drawing group decades ago. Now, their combined works are on display at New Brunswick’s Alfa Art Gallery.Read more
Steve Adubato: Only in NJ
“It is all about defending the rights of the legal, law-abiding gun owner,” says Assemblyman Parker Space. (But is the issue that simple?)Read more
Bringing Up Down Syndrome (BUDS) preps kids with Down syndrome for Special Olympics—plus other hurdles that life may put in their way.Read more
UNTUCKit is a line of men’s shirts featuring what founder Chris Riccobono believes to be the ideal shirttail.Read more
Groundbreaking conductor Xian Zhang infuses the NJSO with fresh energy and bold ideas.Read more
Kevin Lyons seeks to minimize the detritus of modern life by combing through landfills all over the world.Read more
Armed with apps and too many choices, today’s singles try to rewrite the rules of courtship. (But then, don’t we all?)Read more
Home & Garden
Eat & Drink
Memorable dishes range from fresh seafood to wood-fired pizza to apple pot pie.Read more
Attention to detail raises the restaurant’s offerings above ordinary.Read more