Category Archives: Across the River

In our Across the River series, #HipNJ introduces you to the most fab neighbors on the block. Join us as we clue you in on what’s hot in New York City and Philadelphia!

#HipNJ: CCandy, MLB Chidren’s Clothing Line

#HipNJ’s very own Lisa Marie Latino went behind the scenes with the master mind of CCandy, Apline citizen Amber Sabathia, to get the inside scoop on the new MLB children’s clothing line!

Amber tells #HipNJ that each season CCandy is “getting better and better and cuter and cuter”! Her idea started three years ago but did not officially take off until a year ago. Last month actually marked CCandy’s 1st Birthday!

CC Sabathia, MLB pitcher for the New York Yankees, as well as proud husband of Amber, tells us he thinks this line is awesome! He says it was kind of a dream at first but now seeing kids out there modeling what his wife designed is really awesome.

If you are interested in the CCandy children’s line it can be found in every MLB team store across the country! CC and Amber’s son, Carter, says he loves the shirt he is modeling in this segment but of course the Yankees and his dad too! Awww

Amber says for any fellow mommy mobiles the key is to follow your dreams, keep going and do not give up. “Eventually your dream will happen”.

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Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation Gala

Pequannock, New Jersey-born Derek Jeter has been dazzling New York Yankees fans for almost 20 years, and his accomplishments off the field have been just as impressive.

Since the launch of his Turn 2 Foundation in 1996, the charity has awarded more than $19 million in grants to promote healthy lifestyles for thousands of children.

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino recently attended Turn 2’s 18th Annual Gala Dinner at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City, which raised over one million dollars for their various programs. Derek’s Yankee teammates (like CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner), Hollywood celebrities (Seth Meyers) and some Jersey staples (Joe Piscopo and Sampson Davis) came out to support The Captain.  Guests were also treated to a special performance by international recording artist Robin Thicke.

On the red carpet, Lisa Marie chatted with Derek, his former manager Joe Torre, and former teammate Tino Martinez.  We also spoke with Senior VP of Marketing for the New York Yankees, Deborah Tymon (who was awarded with the 2014 Turn 2 MVP award) and MLB Network‘s Harold Reynolds.

Watch our segment to learn more about the great work Turn 2 is doing in the community, his Hall-of-Fame career, and how it all started right here in #HipNJ!

Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills & the New York International Auto Show

Are you a driving enthusiast who has considered ordering a car to your specifications? Look no further because Aston Martin is coming to the #HipNJ market!

#HipNJ’s Peter Falzo got an insider’s look of the premiere lineup that will be available at Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills.  He toured the cool rides at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, and chatted with Aston Martin President Julian Jenkins, General Manager Steve Bergamo and Sales Manager Allan Greenfield.  Julian mentions how our beloved Garden State is a key market for these luxury vehicles because our hip citizens resonate well with the iconic brand!

The latest edition to the Aston Martin car family is the Vantage GT that features authentic elements you won’t see anywhere else in a lavish automobile!

Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills is located in the heart of New Jersey, 18 miles west of New York City and only 12 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. The prime positioning is ideally situated within easy reach of several major highways allowing for convenient access from any point in Northern and Central New Jersey.

For more information on Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills and their showroom grand opening, make like James Bond and visit them at!