Journal Square by Bonnie Gloris in Jersey City, New Jersey

This mixed media postcard highlights the kitschiest aspects of my charming neighborhood: Journal Square, in Jersey City, NJ. It features iconic landmarks such as Loew’s Theater, the former Maniac Shack (torn down for redevelopment that never occurred), and venues of choice for toothless drunks, including Journal Square Pub and Boulevard Drinks. It also incorporates JSQ residents’ gravitation towards fake fur, cars, and general flashiness.

Name:Bonnie Gloris

Place you live: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Place your postcard was designed for? Journal Square neighborhood of Jersey City

Occupation: Visual artist, designer and independent curator; currently on the staff of Arts Guild New Jersey, a non-profit center for the arts that presents fine art exhibitions, art classes and workshops, and other cultural events.

Preoccupation: Exercising and cooking. (ironically)

A perfect day in Jersey City? Fall is pleasant here – the Artists’ Studio Tour during the first weekend in October is always a nice change of pace.

If someone was visiting for one day only, what must they do? Go into Manhattan!

A perfect meal? The Indian restaurants on Newark Ave. are good and cheap.

A little known fact about where you live? Queen Latifah was born here.