Neighborhood News: Mana Contemporary Expands to Florida, Chefs Table Dinner at Hudson Table


**Moishe Mana, the entrepreneur behind Jersey City’s Mana Contemporary, is expanding to Florida. Mana hopes to replicate the success of Jersey City’s Mana Contemporary on 24 acres of land in Wynwood, Florida. Per the Miami Herald: The seed for what in 2011 became Mana Contemporary was planted when he [Mana] and [Eugene] Lemay began investigating the fine-arts storage business. They discovered that thousands of collections were hidden away in storage, rarely seeing the light of day, and hit on a novel strategy: Offer collectors not just storage but also galleries to show their art, and curators to help them mount cohesive exhibitions. —Miami Herald

**Jersey Girls Food Tours — which offers guided food crawls of downtown Jersey City — is hosting its first Chefs Table dinner on Wednesday, July 13 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the Hudson Table in Hoboken. The 9-course tasting menu will include food prepared by George Politis of GP’s Restaurant, Chris Siversen of Maritime Parc, Alexandra Sartoga of Garden Steaks, and Emma Taylor of Milk Sugar Love. There will also be a selection of wines curated by Marla Priest, director of Mana Wine. Tickets are $125/person. —Jersey Girls Food Tours Chefs Table

**The New York Times got an early look at the new Liberty Park by the WTC PATH hub. The one-acre, $50 million park will open to the public today at 11.45am and will be open daily from 6am to 11pm. —NYT

**The infamous Jersey Shore house in Seaside Heights, NJ, is up for rent. For $1,200/night you can live it up in a six-bedroom, three-bath 1960s beach house located steps away from the ocean. Hair gel and fake tans not included. —The Record

(Image: Miami Herald)