Neighborhood News: Farmers’ Market Returns, The Baker Building Opens in Bergen-Lafayette


**Monday marks the return of the Grove Street Farmers’ Market. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop will be on hand at 4.30pm for a special ribbon-cutting event to kick off the new season. Vendors will include veterans like Stony Hill Farms, Taproot Organics, and Ort Farms. There will also be some new additions to the market including Locktown Farm, Elements Truffles, Pasta Dal Cuore, and Baonanas. —Jersey City Farmers’ Market

**The Baker Building — a new $20 million rental complex in Bergen-Lafeyette — celebrated its grand opening last week. The complex is one of the first major residential developments in Bergen-Lafeyette. Units range from $1,600/month for a 1-bedroom to $2,400/month for a 3-bedroom unit. —

**Vermont-based ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s will be at Zeppelin Hall (88 Liberty View Drive) today from the hours of 6.30pm – 8pm campaigning for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Attendees who register to vote will receive free ice cream. —Ben & Jerry’s

**Curbed recently got an exclusive look inside 3 WTC, the Silverstein Properties-owned tower that will stand 1,079 feet tall when completed in 2018. At present, the building stands 900-feet tall and is slated to be the third-tallest building in the WTC complex. —Curbed

**McDonald’s is testing a smaller and standing-room only concept in Jersey City. The new storefront — which is half the size of a traditional McDonald’s restaurant — offers two lanes for drive-through customers. It also has a walk-up window for non-driving customers who live nearby, but there are no seats or tables. The McDonald’s concept is located blocks away from the Holland Tunnel on 12th Street. —The Record

**In addition to its sweeping views of Manhattan, Edgewater is also home to Mitsuwa, a Japanese market that offers food, sakes, and beers directly imported from Japan. The Jersey Journal offers a quick glimpse at Mitsuwa’s offerings, which is worth the trek if you’ve never been. —

(Image: Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market)