Mayor Predicts JSQ Will Become ‘Heart’ of Jersey City, Free Bowl of Ramen at Ani Ramen

**Priced out New Yorkers aren’t the only ones noticing Jersey City’s development boom. Real estate site New York YIMBY recently interviewed Mayor Fulop regarding the city’s renaissance and the ongoing construction of 99 Hudson (pictured above). During the Q&A Fulop predicted that Journal Square will become the heart of Jersey City again. —New York YIMBY

**After a leaky roof incident, Ani Ramen will reopen its doors this Thursday. In the meantime, if you take a selfie in front of the restaurant’s door — Ani Ramen will treat you to a complimentary bowl of ramen on your next visit. —Ani Ramen

**Battello is slated to close temporarily due to mandatory construction on its pier. Construction is expected to wrap up in the spring of 2018. Presumably this will also affect the Newport Yacht Club & Marina. (It seems like the Battello pier has had bad luck since the electric fluid spillage late last year). —Hoboken Girl

**A new proposal has been put forth to build a 22-unit residential building at 285 Newark Avenue, former home of Viaquenti Preschool (which is now located at Cast Iron Lofts). —Jersey Digs

**Meal delivery service Blue Apron is shutting down its Jersey City facility. Although it’s offering employees a transfer to its Linden facility, the company hasn’t stated how many of its affected 1,270 employees will make the move. —CNBC

**Harborside is collecting school supplies to support children living in Jersey City. You can donate pencils, pens, notepads, etc. through August 25 in each Harborside building lobby. —HarborsideJC

(Rendering: Perkins Eastman)