A grassroots movement started by maverickandfriend Cara Birbaum in 2009, the Make My City promotion is a great opportunity to give back to the community, and to the businesses and people that make Jersey City the dynamic and fabulous place that it is. Please click here for background on the project.
Even if you don't live in Jersey City, this promotion, which goes through this weekend, 11/21/2010, is a great excuse to get yourself down to one of the most historied cities in our great state, and enjoy the shopping, restaurants, cafes, and beautiful tree-lined streets of downtown Jersey City. Jersey City is a freakin' destination, people. Learn it. Know it. Live it.
The weather is supposed to be nice (I'm just saying that, I actually have no idea), so you have no excuse to not take a pleasant drive to JC. And if you don't make it down there this weekend, you'd be a fool to not visit Jersey City in the future.
I can personally recommend LITM for some great cocktails (fresh fruit juices), Madame Claude (hanger steak) for steak frites, and the Iron Monkey (do they still let you get drunk on the roof?) for a good meal and great bar scene. And of course, I've only scratched the surface.