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Watch Hip New Jersey on Hometowne Television

Starting in March, Hip New Jersey can be seen on HomeTowne Television®, a local cable station that reaches over half a million homes in the Garden State! You can watch #HipNJ every Tuesday at 9pm, every Wednesday at 11am and every Friday at 5pm.

Our first episode features the Garden State’s leading “mompreneurs.” A mompreneur is a super woman that does it all, from succeeding in a fulfilling career to maintaining a fully functional household. Guests include:

  • Mallika Malhotra of MikiFoto.com
  • Jennifer Brosnick of TheMindfulFamily.com
  • Betty Galvan of MyFriendBettySays.com
  • Maggie Zachary of Beautycounter.com
  • Danielle Forte, Creative Director of 828 Clothing and wife of New York Jets star Matt Forte
  • Dina El Nabli – Editorial Director of New Jersey Family Magazine
  • Andi Pasquin – Home Mortgage Consultant, Wells Fargo
  • And last but certainly not least, our inaugural episode features an exclusive interview with THE Bobbi Brown, makeup mogul and creative director of The George Inn in Montclair.

#HipNJ co-founders Maria Falzo and Lisa Marie Latino serve as the episode’s hosts. 

HTTV is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit cable access station that broadcasts on Comcast TV 36 and Verizon TV 33. It serves as a hyper-local media outlet (broadcast and web) for immediate and surrounding communities. HTTV’s broadcast signal reaches parts of Essex, Morris, Somerset, and Union County— a total of 32 towns with a population of over a half a million.

Specific towns include: Berkeley Heights, Millburn/Short Hills, New Providence, Springfield, Summit, Bernards Twp, Chatham Boro, Chatham Twp, Cranford, East Hanover, Florham Park, Harding, Hillside, Kenilworth, Livingston, Long Hill Twp, Madison, Maplewood, Mendham, Mendham Twp, Morris Plains, Morristown, Mountainside, North Plainfield, Plainfield, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, South Orange, Warren, Westfield, West Orange and Union Twp.

For more information, visit HometowneTV.org.

Cara Di Falco on King’s “Piazza Italia”

Cara Di Falco of Cara’s Cucina stopped by Kings Markets to check out what they have to offer. Turns out, finding Italian specialty products wasn’t too hard.

New Jersey’s Di Falco says that it can often be challenging to find a market carrying imported Italian goods as well as regular grocery shopping items. However, Kings Markets has solved this problem.

Di Falco stopped by King’s Piazza Italia, an eight  day kickoff event for a new line of products direct from Italy. The products are carefully curated, from family owned, small batch businesses that are bringing their products to the U.S. for the first time. A total of 25 artisans have signed up through Italian Products USA to sell their items at 12 Kings stores across NJ.

The “Piazza Italia.” A collection of artisanal Italian products, exclusive to Kings.

Kings Vice President of Merchandising, Jeff Binder told Di Falco they were looking to up their game and this was their plan; to bring a traditional Italian market to the local grocery store. 

The Piazza Italia items can be found at the Short Hills, Garwood, Hillsdale, Midland Park, Morristown, Mendham, Verona, Bedminster, Hoboken, Boonton, Cresskill and Ridgewood locations.

To learn more, check out Di Falco’s post here, and watch the video above.

Happy Halloween

Boo Happy Halloween! Throughout New Jersey there are many places to bring your children in their costumes. The HipNJ has discovered some of the best towns to trick-or-treat in the Garden State! If you head to the website Mommy Poppins you are able to see the best streets in the state to bring your children. Here are a few streets that we have highlighted for you to check out.

Dudley Avenue in Westfield

Clinton Place in Hackensack

Alcott Way in Succasunna

Thompson Street in Bordentown

Prospect Street in East Orange

Bender Avenue in Roselle  Park

Herning Avenue in Cranford

Coles Avenue in Scotch Plains

HipNJ hopes everyone has a safe and candy filled Halloween! Be sure to check out Mommy Poppins for more of the best trick-or-treating neighborhoods in your area.