Immigrant Faces Flag

Immigrant New Jersey

July 27, 2016

Whether your ancestors settled here long ago (like some of mine), your great-grandparents stepped off a boat onto Ellis Island (like the rest of mine), or you or your parents landed at Newark Airport, every Jersey family tree was planted somewhere else. Most of us once were foreigners. New Jerseyans trace their roots to every country you can name, and we’re fiercely proud of that. At a time when presumptive political leaders peddle fear and blame immigrants for every societal problem, New Jersey draws strength from our immigrant past and present. More

Icelandic Hot Dog

Underdogs and Hot Dogs

July 2, 2016

With a national population of just over 330,000 people, the chances of locating Icelandic cuisine in New Jersey are better than than the likelihood of bumping into an actual Icelander in the Garden State. More

Sophie Cruz

“Most of us were once foreigners”

September 25, 2015

Few places embrace diversity like New Jersey. One in five New Jersey residents was born outside the U.S. All of our ancestors came from somewhere else. Our most densely populated state in the Union continues to welcome immigrants from every corner of the globe, and our communities are stronger because of this. Pope Francis’ words yesterday, spoken clearly in his fourth-best language, ring true to these Italian-American Jersey ears. More

Flags @ Cafe Trinbago - Orange, NJ

Trini Taste Test

September 8, 2015

West Indian roti pack the intense flavors of New Jersey’s Trinidadian cuisine. EthnicNJ tried six versions from popular local Trini spots to find a favorite.

Bourdain Parts Unknown

Bourdain’s New Jersey – The Restaurants

June 7, 2015

Bourdain Parts Unknown“To know Jersey is to love her.” In last Sunday’s Parts Unknown episode on CNN, Anthony Bourdain delivers an ode to New Jersey that will make many Jerseyans weep with pride. If you want to retrace Bourdain’s steps and meals, here are the spots he visited across the Garden State. More