Beauty And The Beasts….


When I was a kid, going to the movies was one of our favorite past times. The Loews Theaters were these big beautiful ornate places. The one in Journal Square in Jersey City is being revamped. The rest have fallen victim to the ages. Yes gone are the days when going to the movies was something to look forward to. It was affordable, you could bring a date, have dinner and make an evening out of it. Then again life has changed so much since then, I suppose room must be made for things like Condo Cancer and Whole Foods. Back in the day a slice of pizza, a coke and a burger were all delicacies. Just sorry to see another piece of history bite the dust.

And now for the Curbed Awards:

Again if The PATH discontinues evening service most of what is being built now (including Journal Square in Jersey City), may have a very scary future. And even thought the High Line is a major improvement and tourist attraction, many of the Chelsea galleries are forced to close because of the high rents. I’ve heard of a few artists that are loosing their studios as well. Too bad. We replace one form of improving the city and neglect the reason why people come to live here in the first place. Many artists I know are talking about moving elsewhere. Hopefully not to Journal Square. They won’t be able to get home after one A.M. unless they own a car. What is also not mentioned is the fact that artists contribute to the city and it’s culture, while Condo Cancer dwellers or investors don’t.

Now on a lighter note, this is beautiful:

Ivan is back and concerned about his latest venture:




About cherylgross

Illustrator and author of the Z Factor. Professor Pratt Institute and Bloomfield College. Motion graphic collaborations with poet Nicelle Davis include: In The Circus Of You, Becoming Judas and The Poster Reads; ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT, travel the video poetry festival circuit. See resume at for other accomplishments.
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