Neighborhood News: The Kitchen Step Grand Opening on Wednesday, Fuse TV Visits Departed Soles


**Chef Ryan DePersio’s latest culinary venture — The Kitchen Step — has opened to rave customer reviews. Now, the neighborhood bistro will celebrate its official grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony including Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop. The event will take place at the restaurant on 500 Jersey Avenue this Wednesday at 4pm. —The Kitchen Step

**Fuse TV recently visited Departed Soles — Jersey City’s first brewery — for a 2-part interview with owner Brian Kulbacki. The video interview covers everything from the back story behind Departed Soles’ name to the process of brewing select beers. —Fuse TV

**A PATH train conductor has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a 27-year-old Jersey City man who was riding the PATH train last Friday at 4am. The altercation started when the conductor asked the passenger to take his feet off the seats. Witnesses say the dispute between the two men turned physical and spilled out onto the station platform. —

**The Newport Mall Easter bunny was allegedly involved in a brawl Sunday afternoon. The man dressed up as the bunny can be seen throwing punches in a video posted on social media. No word on what instigated the scuffle. —ABC 7

**Real estate site Zillow has compiled a list of cities with the richest millennials. The site defines millennials as being between 22 to 34 years old and “rich” as households earning at least $350,000 a year. Arlington, VA, and San Francisco, CA, took the top two spots, whereas New York City came in 8th and Jersey City came in 10th. —Zillow

**Airbnb will soon give neighbors of Airbnb hosts the opportunity to comment or complain about unruly renters. Airbnb is a start up that lets people rent out their apartments to incoming travelers. However, some travelers have used their rentals for house parties, which in turn is causing headaches for neighbors who live within close proximity. The feature — which rolls out in Japan first and worldwide in the coming weeks — will let neighbors air their grievances on unruly renters, which Airbnb’s customer-support team will then review. Last  year, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop made an attempt to legalize Airbnb in Jersey City. —Bloomberg Business

**After skipping a funeral for a New Jersey state trooper last week, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has asked Governor Chris Christie to resign from his position. “It is disrespectful to all New Jerseyans. We have lots of challenges in this state, and we need a governor who demonstrates that he cares about our needs,” said Fulop, as cited by There’s even a website with a petition asking the governor to step down. —

(Image: The Kitchen Step)