Monday, February 18, 2013
Many turn out to support FLHS Drama Department on John Barrymore's 131st birthday.
Depsite the snowbanks, the cold temperature and the on-coming traffic--the Fort Lee Film Commission celebrated John Barrymore's 131st birthday by laying a wreath at Central Road (commemoratively named John Barrymore Way) and Main Street as dusk fell Friday evening. A young Shakespearian actor donned the role of John Barrymore for the evening and captured his spirit magnanimously and magnificiently as he regaled the audience gathered around the bar at In Napoli Restaurant with stories of Fort Lee from the last turn of the century. All money raised at the fundraiser goes to benefit the Drama Department of Fort Lee High School. Follow Fort Lee Patch on Facebook.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mayor and Council recognize the contributions of the Barrymore family to Fort Lee and agree to name new theater and film museum to be built on Redevelopment Area 5 after them.
As part of the developer's agreement for the western parcel of Redevelopment Area 5, the Fort Lee Mayor & Council have secured the construction of a 13,000 square foot movie theatre and a film museum to commemorate the role of Fort Lee as the first American film town. In recognition of their many contributions to the community of Fort Lee, the Mayor and Council agreed to name the theater and museum after the Barrymore family. According to Tom Meyers, Executive Director of the Fort Lee Film Commission, the western parcel of Redevelopment Area 5 once housed Buckheister's Hotel, where an 18-year-old John Barrymore made his stage debut in a fundraiser for Fire Company 2. The fundraiser, organized by his father Maurice--a member of Fire …
Friday, March 16, 2012
The popular Fort Lee bar earned 70 percent of the votes in Patch's Readers' Choice poll.
The results of Patch’s Readers’ Choice poll are in, and the winner of "Best Place to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day" is the bar at In Napoli, which won 70 percent of the vote. In Napoli is located at 116 Main St. in Fort Lee. Coming in at second in the poll at 20 percent was Trudy’s, located at 177 Bridge Plaza North. Rusty Kale’s in Edgewater earned a couple of nods in the comments section, and since it’s an Irish pub, it may very well have won were it located in Fort Lee. One reader on Facebook also nominated “Ireland.” Next week, Patch will be looking for the Readers’ Choice for "Favorite Grocery Store.” That poll begins Monday morning.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
These aren't your grandparents' buffets
In this economy, where we’re all counting pennies and buying Groupons, what better way to go out to eat at a fine restaurant than to find a place that offers early dinner specials? We’re not talking your grandparents 4 o’clock Florida buffet at which piles of steaming food sit cafeteria-style in deep pans until everyone eats themselves into a discounted stupor. We’re talking sit-down dinners in beautiful settings with a glass of wine included (in most cases). Here are some area restaurants that offer early dinners at great prices, so if you haven’t already tried them, you should. And if you’ve eaten at any of these restaurants but have never taken advantage of their early specials, what are you waiting for? 1. In Napoli: The Sunset Dinner…
Thursday, July 28, 2011
A feast steeped in tradition
The Feast of St. Rocco is to old Fort Lee what the San Gennaro Feast is to Little Italy--an annual event steeped in tradition that keeps the memory of the community that once thrived on those streets alive. A tradition that evokes, for our generation, a sense of comfort, knowing that even if only for a few days, we can indulge our senses in the flavors of the place we once called home. If the centerpiece of the feast is the enormous statue of Saint Rocco covered in various denominations of dollars, then the highlight is the Sunday parade of men, women and children marching up and down the hills and hollows of West Fort Lee to the off-tempo beat of the Society band. For nearly a century now, men have hoisted the platform upon which the …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Here you'll find some ideas for making Dad's day special
This weekend belongs to Dad. Whether he likes to hike, walk, barbecue, eat out or just hang on the hammock, here are some ideas sure to make dad smile. Dinner for Dad Does Dad love dinner out? Here are a few great area suggestions: In Napoli, 116 Main Street, Fort Lee 201-947-2500 Always a great local choice, dad will have a hard time choosing between the double pork chops, Delmonico steak, and veal dishes. Our suggestion is to start out by ordering dad a nice cold cocktail along with the cold seafood salad appetizer and let him peruse the menu at his leisure. It does get quite crowded on Father’s Day, so call ahead for reservations. Prime & Beyond, 501 Main Street, Fort Lee 201-461-0033 If dad likes steak and has never been to Prime & …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
From roast rack of lamb and blackened Louisiana catfish to Italian-American cuisine, these master chefs excel
True or False: If you're a Bergen County resident in need of a truly stellar meal, you're only a bus ride or a short drive across the George Washington Bridge into Manhattan away from innovative chefs crafting top-notch cuisine. False! No need to pack up the kids and hurry off to Manhattan, there are standout artists in kitchens all across the county. Don't know where to find these brilliant culinary minds? Patch has done its delicious homework and presents some of our favorite local cooks: Chef Jack Zaroaski Ivy Inn, 268 Terrace Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights Chef Zaroaski, a graduate of the New York Restaurant School, has worked at some of the top Manhattan restaurants such as Sardi’s before opening the Ivy Inn in Hasbrouck Heights. Some …