With the way this city’s trends come and go, the hot new neighborhood could be just around the corner. Then again, it could be a ferry ride away. Here are five newly hip strips in and around the city to check out — before they lose their curb appeal.
Bustling, car-free Newark Avenue is where Jersey City, NJ, urbanites and nearby suburbanites meet to eat and drink with room to breathe. Given that it’s a mere 15-minute PATH train ride from the World Trade Center, New Yorkers in the know are heading there, too.
But the avenue’s main attraction might just be the cocktails served in a spate of cool bars: the Atlas Public House (130 Newark Ave.; 201- 479-8353); Raval (136 Newark Ave.; 201-209-1099) for gastropub fare and American craft beer; the Archer (176 Newark Ave.; 201-309-1090) for eclectic cocktails; and, just off the avenue, Dullboy (364 Grove St.; 201-795-1628), one of the area’s cozier options with a book-lined wall that may just feature in your next profile picture.