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Volume 15, No. 7

July 13th - July 27th 2011 FREE PUBLICATION

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Two Hudson Chefs Face Turbulent Chef Gordon Ramsey of “Hell’s Kitchen” in their Quest to win the Top Prize on Season Nine

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e screams, breaks plates and throws food – three fabulous reasons to watch Chef Gordon Ramsey, the King of Reality Cooking Shows as he sets ablaze Season 9 of the hit competitive cooking show “Hell’s Kitchen.” (Premiering Monday, July 18 at 8 pm on FOX) Here in Hudson, we’re lucky to have two local chefs to root for -- Brendan Heavey of Hoboken, and Will Lustberg of Jersey City – who with 16 other chefs from across the U.S. chopped, seared, boiled and broiled behind the stove and under the piercing eye – and sometimes brutal tongue -- of Chef Gordon Ramsey for the top prize of head chef at BLT Steak in New York City. Originally from Ridgewood, New Jersey, Heavey, 31, learned he had a talent for cooking in his 7th grade “Teen Living” class. Years later, while a student at George Mason University in Washington D.C., Heavey studied abroad in

Florence, Italy, and that distinct Italian cooking, where ingredients must be fresh and simply seasoned -inspired him. He followed in his dad’s footprints and become a narcotics officer for a while until deciding he’d rather wield a whisk than a gun. Heavey attended Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago and worked as head chef for a New York City restaurant when he got the call from Los Angeles to appear on “Hell’s Kitchen.” Lustberg grew up in Hudson County, his dad’s from North Bergen and mom was raised in Union City. A high school hockey player, his dream of a professional career ended from injuries, similar to Chef Ramsey who started out a soccer player and turned to cooking when injuries kicked him off the professional soccer field for good.

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on the cover . Lustberg, 31, was also working as a professional chef when Hell’s Kitchen tapped him to be a contender. Although Heavey and Lustberg couldn’t tell all in this interview, they shared with Riverview Observer some tasty highlights of their experiences sweating it out in Hell’s Kitchen and the lessons they learned cooking for master chef Gordon Ramsey. RO: WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO COOK FOR CHEF RAMSEY? WAS IT SCARY? BH: He’s scarier in person than on TV. And he’s real sudden. All of a sudden, he’s right there behind you, yelling “The dish is wrong!” and all of a sudden the plate is flying somewhere. He’s a physically intimidating guy, too. I’m 5’9” and I’d put him

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at 6’1” and. he looks like he lifts weights. You don’t get the gist of his physical size until you’re standing in front of him. WL: Chef Ramsey is a pussycat. He’s real. I work with chefs who are the same way – yelling, throwing food at you – so I’m accustomed to that. My bosses have no problem telling me what’s on their minds. During my professional career, I’ve built up immunity to that. RO: WHAT DID YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING ON THE SHOW? BH: This year, “Hell’s Kitchen” raised the game. When you see the show, the prizes are better and everything seems to be more epic. There’s one experience we had that I thought this is incredible. It was one of

those life experiences where I thought I can’t believe this is my life. I can’t believe this is happening. WL: The entire process was inspiring. To show you that anything is a possibility, no matter what you’re given in life. Being in the kitchen and being given the opportunity to cook your food; during challenges you have a hundred percent free will what to cook.

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going to say something a little too personal. WL: It’s going to sound cheesy, but the hardest part was not being able to talk to my wife, see my daughter or talk to my family. When you arrive in L.A., the second you get off the plane, they take your cell phone. You have no contact with the outside world. I got married in October so when I left to do the show, it was just six months of being married. That was the hardest thing, leaving my wife here, paying the bills, taking care of the dog and not being able to call her up. There was no TV, no news. I’m a diehard Rangers fan and when we did it, it was during the Play Offs. I missed the opening of baseball season. I get why they do it. You’re supposed to focus on the competition. You’re in reality (TV) world.

one of the best chefs of the world under the most brutal circumstances possible. That’s the kind of thing I won’t forget. If you mess up slightly on the dish, just a little, like maybe one thing wasn’t seasoned right – seasoning’s big with him – he catches it immediately. It just raises the day. Everything has to be perfect.

That’s what customers are paying for. When they come into a great chef’s restaurant, they’re paying for that perfection, that passion for every single dish. That’s what it’s all about. WL: Chef Ramsey has a similar background to what I have. I played hockey my whole life and three surgeries later, I had to find something

else to do. Chef Ramsey played professional soccer, he was 18 or 19, and he had to find something different after his injuries. I learning from him that you have to do what you have to do. Don’t have any regrets, if you think there’s something you want to do, just do it. con’t pg. 4

RO: DO YOU THINK BEING ON THE SHOW MADE YOU A BETTER COOK? BH: I’ve worked for some famous chefs in the city and sometimes I saw sub-standard dishes. They didn’t check everything like Chef Ramsey checked everything. That’s why people should go to a Gordon Ramsey restaurant because you know every single dish is checked and perfect. It’s something you don’t see every day in a massproduction kitchen. WL: I think it gave me a better outlook upon the industry. You’re seeing first-hand what other people are doing. It’s different when you’re actually seeing it face-to-face and you realize, wow I’m better or worse than I thought I was. It’s a reality check and it gives you the opportunity to improve yourself. I need to learn that; I need to do this. Chef Ramsey has no problem telling you what to improve on. You need to take that advice and roll with it. RO: WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST THING YOU LEARNED FROM CHEF RAMSEY? BH: All the little things you wouldn’t normally see on TV, things you wouldn’t notice are perfect. He’s spent years honing his craft. He’s solid in the fundamentals. He made a Risotto and a Squab Salad and the way he sets up the plate, how artistically everything was done. I learned from

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RO: WOULD YOU HAVE CHEF RAMSEY OVER FOR DINNER? BH: I would absolutely. There was one moment, where we had a personal conversation and I thought wow, this is a guy you find easy to talk to. Sure he’s intimidating, but you have no problems opening up. And off camera, he’s really funny. He’s hilarious. Waiting for the cameras to roll, he’d say something and crack you up. I wish they’d show that a little bit more on the show. WL: I’d have him over for dinner in a heartbeat. For someone so hard on the exterior in the kitchen, he’s a human being, a man. He’s like you and me and everyone else in the world. He might be blunt. He might be brash. But he’s not doing it to make you feel bad about yourself. He’s doing it to make you better. Unless you realize what the problems are, you’re not going to fix them. The 9th season of “Hell’s Kitchen” premieres Monday, July 18 at 8 pm on Fox TV. Follow “Hell’s Kitchen” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hellskitchen and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hellskitchenonfox (@hellskitchenonfox)

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You Gotta Have Art!

Hoboken’s new Lana Santorelli Gallery offers Emerging Artists Exhibit Opps curious community, gallery director Bess Sobota says: “Our gallery is Cont’d on page 6

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local artists to show their works in other local venues like restaurants, bars, muack in the day, nicipal buildings and Hoboken, Jersey City and collaborative spaces. other towns on the Hudson So, when a new art Waterfront was home to art- gallery opens in Hoboken, ists who created art in their its big news. pre-and-post-war apartments Artist and Hoboken resiand showed their work in dent Lana Santorelli opened storefront galleries that the Lana Santorelli Gallery sprouted from the nooks and on Washington Street this crannies of the mile square past June, giving local and city’s neighborhoods. emerging artists the chance Then, the media nicked to show their work while Hoboken “The Gold Coast” enhancing The Gold Coast’s and the tide changed. Those identity as more than just artsy art galleries became a pricey real-estate with thing of the past, rehabbed spectacular views of the into condos, restaurants and Manhattan Skyline. boutiques and redirecting Hoboken is a culturally-

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EIGHTH STREET WALK -On Saturday,

July 16, Peal partners Priscilla Ege and Alice Lotosky will conduct their annual walking tour of Eight Street in Bayonne from the Boulevard to Broadway. It will feature the history of the Eight Street neighborhood and houses, as well as the buildings across from the Eighth Street Light Rail Station. The tour will end with a visit to the Joyce Herbert V.F.W post 226 Veteran’s Museum on West Ninth Street, where a member of the tour group will donate WWII memorabilia to the museum collection. The tour will begin at 1 p.m. on the corner of Eighth Street and the Boulevard, in front of the DePestreO’Brien -Zelk House, a local landmark. The event is free to the public, and reservations are not required. Call (201) 339-4093 for information There is no Rain date.

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Lana Santorelli Gallery

Con’t from page 5 is artist-centric and community-based and the people here are active and engaged.” Beginning July 9 and running through Aug. 14, the Lana Santorelli Gallery presents its second exhibition, “Land of Make-Believe: Artwork for Children and the Young at Heart,” featuring several artists’ work in different mediums. There are colorful kissy-faced fish sculptures by Eric Sheets; swirling dancer sculptures

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by Lubomir Tomaszewski; and dreamy, evocative photographs by Diane Zeitlin, a Hoboken resident for more than 20 years who discovered her passion for photography while in high school. A social worker who specializes in play therapy for children, Zeitlin has only recently begun exhibiting her work, and recently showed her photographs in a group shows at the SoHo Photo Gallery in Tribecca. A member of Hobart, an artists’ cooperative in Hudson County, Zeitlin discovered the Lana Santorelli

Gallery when Hobart sent out a call for artist submissions. A new art gallery in Hoboken is something that’s been needed for a long time, Zeitlin says, and she hopes it’s the start of something big: “Hoboken touts itself as a city of musicians and artists and we haven’t had a real gallery since the 1990s. Maybe this will be a trend. We have so many places for music, but no place to see art except in restaurants.” The Lana Santorelli Gallery is a great place to exhibit, Zeitlin says, open, airy and nicely lit: “It’s a beautiful space.” Other exhibiting artists in the gallery’s “Land of Make Believe” show are Mary Blum, Mikhail Dontsov, Walter Garcia, Susan Medyn, Joanne Riina and Jessica Roller. Santorelli’s work will also be featured. “Everyone we show is a contemporary, emerging artist,” Sobota says. “Some artists are mid-career and deserve recognition. One artist in the new show is Lubomir Tomaszewski who is in his 80s. He certainly deserves to be a much more established artist. We’re honored to show his work. “We do group shows predominately and we work with a lot of really talented artists,” Sobota continues. “We do one or two solo shows of Lana’s

work and the rest are group expos, shows where we group artists around themes, like ‘Land of Make Believe.’” Santorelli is an accomplished artist who started exhibiting her work in her own SoHo gallery. She has spent the past 20 years creating her body of artwork and also finds time to write cookbooks and children’s books. So, along with the art exhibitions, the Lana Santorelli Gallery will also open its doors for kids’ story time hour, where on Wednesdays and Sundays at 11:30 am, kids will be read stories written by Santorelli and other authors.

“We’ll be starting with Lana’s books ‘Miss Higelfigle’s Garden’ and ‘Hair,’” Sobota says. “We sell them online and in the gallery.” It was after Santorelli moved to Hoboken that she decided it

would be a pretty good place for a gallery. “New York is gallery saturated,” Sobota says,” and Hoboken seemed like a really appropriate spot for a gallery. As gallery director, one of the reasons I love doing what I do, is that these artists deserve a bigger audience and I get to champion artists I feel strongly about. A lot of artists go on to bigger things. Even in the short time I’ve been here, I’ve seen that.” Whether accomplished or just starting out, artists have a new venue for their work and local art-lovers have a new place to nourish their cultural soul. The Lana Santorelli Gallery offers a little something different from the take-outs and retail shops on Washington Street. It’s adding to Hoboken’s cultural identity and that alone deserves recognition and a “Welcome to the neighborhood.” “Land of Make Believe: Artwork for Children and the Young at Heart” Now showing Lana Santorelli Gallery 628 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201)798-9000 www.lanasantorelligallery.com Gallery Hours: Tues-Sun: 11 am - 7 pm To See more artists photo’s click link to www.riverviewobserver.com


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The Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour Brings California Wine Country to New Jersey Robert Mondavi Family of Wines Brings Nationwide Tour to the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival California wine country is heading to Atlantic City with the fifth annual Robert Mondavi Discover Wine tour. Guests are invited to join Robert Mondavi wine experts at the Food Network’s Food & Wine Festival to learn anything and everything – from winemaking to wine pairing. The Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival is the seventh stop on the nationwide Robert Mondavi Discover Wine tour bringing an interactive and educational wine experience to consumers. The Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour will be at the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival July 28th to the 31st. The Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour fulfills Robert Mondavi’s vision of enriching life by embracing wine, food and the arts as an integral part of gracious living. The Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival will give New Jersey residents the rare and special opportunity to enjoy more than 125 stations featuring foods, wines, ales, liquors and more from worldrenowned restaurants and brands. Culinary demonstrations by celebrity chefs will provide myriad ways to enhance dining experiences. Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival Bally’s Casino Park Place & Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (609) 398 - 4450 Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Friday, 7/29: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday, 7/30: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, 7/30: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday, 7/31: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Tickets $45.00

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MELTING POT OF HOBOKEN HOSTS FONDUE-RAISER FOR HOBOKEN SHELTER

A well know Hoboken restauarnt the Melting Pot, http://www.meltingpot.com, a fondue restaurant, will host a Fondue-raiser on July 26 for The Hoboken Shelter, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to be a community partnership that transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless and services to support people to become housed. On July 26, The Melting Pot of Hoboken staff will volunteer at The Hoboken Shelter and then host the Fondue-raiser beginning at 5 p.m. The Melting Pot of Hoboken will offer a four-course meal with a bottle of wine for $92, donating $15 of each meal sold to The Hoboken Shelter. Guests will also be offered the opportunity to donate to the shelter without purchasing the four-course meal. A 50/50 raffle will be held to raise additional funds for The Hoboken Shelter. “I’m always looking for ways to give back to the city of Hoboken as this is my home and has been for the past few years,” says Nirav Patel, owner of The Melting Pot of Hoboken. “My staff and I are excited for the opportunity to volunteer our time at The Hoboken Shelter and I’m looking forward to being able to give back to the community even more in the near future.” For more information regarding donations, reservations or this location, visit http:// www.meltingpot.com, or call 201-222-1440

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(Family Features) This summer, KC Masterpiece will be serving charcoal-grilled cuisine at fairs and festivals across the nation with its food truck, the BBQ Pit Wagon. It will serve free barbecue to troops at select U.S. military bases in partnership with national charity, BBQ For Our Troops. Try this recipe from the new mobile kitchen to make sure your barbecue is the hottest on the block. For more recipes visit www.Grilling.com, and track the BBQ Pit Wagon by following @TweetKCM on Twitter. Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Blue Cheese Coleslaw Makes: 8 servings Prep Time: 2 hours Cook Time: 15 minutes 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 bottle KC Masterpiece Buffalo Marinade Blue Cheese Coleslaw 1 bag pre-shredded coleslaw with carrots 1 cup crumbled blue cheese 116-ounce bottle of ranch dressing 8 sub rolls Trim all fat from chicken thighs. Then, lightly pound thighs with a meat mallet until they are an even thickness, approximately 1/4 of an inch. Place into a re-sealable food storage bag and pour in marinade until it coats thighs. Marinate in refrigerator for a minimum of 1.5 hours. While chicken is marinating combine one cup of blue cheese with a bottle of ranch dressing. Add mixture to prepared coleslaw mix until dressing coats vegetables. Set aside and chill until needed. Build a charcoal fire for indirect grilling by situating coals on only one side of grill, leaving the other side void. Add a small aluminum pan to the void side of the grill and fill it halfway with water. When charcoal grill reaches between 450°F and 500°F, take chicken thighs and grill directly over coals for 30 to 45 seconds on each side to sear. Once both sides are seared, move to the void side of the grill. Place lid on grill and cook indirectly for 10 minutes, or until thighs reach an internal temperature of 160°F. Remove from grill. Assemble sandwiches on sub rolls, topping grilled chicken with blue cheese coleslaw.

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STARGAZINE

ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Uranus, the planet of change,transiting the 7th house may attract a whirlwind within the partnerships of the Ram. The luck factor, however, is alive and well as unusual opportunities land at your feet. A small word of astral advice, please, be ready to move quickly as this energy fluctuates and must be harnessed.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) Jupiter has entered your sign and it feels as if a weight has been lifted from the Bull’s strong back. Just recently it was necessary to control your passions and work tirelessly to get out from under a powerful currant of negativity. Now the future is clear and optimism has returned. Thank the positive energy of Jupiter and your tenacious character for allowing you to hold on, with faith. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Activity to the 10th house of status, career, and honor may find you receiving some sort of positive recognion on the work front. Venus gives you a pleasant situation and Mars allows you the energy to capitalize on all opportunities that head in your direction. This is a perfect time to excel and be noticed for your accomplishments. Finally happiness and success are yours! CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Happy Solar return and Happy Birthday. All good Cancer natives possess a love of family and home. This is the source of your happiness. Now is time to reestablish your goals and prioritize. Deal with any problems that are upsetting your sense of security. As always, the solar return indicates the beginning of your personal new year so focus on your goals.

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LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22) What use is it to rehash mistakes of the past and allow guilt to linger in the present? Leo on the 12th house of the subconscious finds you crying about yesterday. It is far better to accept our shortcomings and work each day to improve. Remember that you become what you think. So chose to think that you are a wonderful child of the Universe because you are. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept.22) Is there one bad habit that you would like to eliminate? Now is the time to begin, the astral energy suggests. Activity to the 1st house governing your personal character and your physical being indicate tremendous changes are possible. In a short time your friends may not even recognize the new you. So prepare your goals as they are achievable now more than ever. LIBRA (Sept. 22 - Oct. 22) Success is yours!! You have surmounted obstacles and worked faithfully toward goals and now will reap rewards. This is payday and the good times have returned. The Wheel of Fortune has spun back and the astral energy is good. Never forget the lessons of the last year and you will continue on the road to success. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) We all are influenced by astrological factors. This July has five weekends and two new moons. One falls on the first and the other on the 30thof the month. The energy of these new moons is perfect for renewing your spiritual self. Reboot your life and eliminate bad feelings. Dare to be the person you truly are.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) Be careful what you say as your words will be misinterpreted and spun around like a ball of yarn in an old model washing machine. You are usually out spoken but at this time silence is golden and anything you say can and will be held against you in the court of public opinion. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) Pluto transiting the 4th house of your solar chart indicates that the heart of the matter will be revealed. Something has been picking away at your sense of stability and you are ready to confront your demons. It could be a simple annoying characteristic you have developed that is no longer desirable. Viewing the problem and accepting shines the light of change. Negative issues may simply fade away. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb 18) You are determined to change your life and the stars will help you in this metamorphous. You will enlist the help of an old friend to aid you on this journey. In a few months you will have accomplished your goal. These astral aspects could put you on the road to fame and fortune. PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20) Children and/ romantic relationships are significant as a retrograde Neptune transits the 5th house. Neptune had contributed to denial of a certain aspect of your life. Now it has returned and it’s obvious you can no longer run away from the truth. The truth will set you free and you will be all the wiser. Do the work!! © STARGAZINE 2011 All rights reserved. Judith Lewis

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Concert by Soul Generation and Jazzique Set for July 20 in Bayonne

Mayor Mark A. Smith, Municipal Services Director Joseph A. Waks, and recreation Supervisor Pete Amadeo announced that Soul Generation Featuring Cliff Perkins, and Jazzique will perform in the City of Bayonne’s Summer Sounds by the Bay concert series on Wednesday, July 20, weather permitting. The concert site is the amphitheater on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park. The concert will start at 7:00 p.m. Audience members are asked to bring their own chairs. Soul Generation plays rhythm and blues music from the 1970’s. Jazzique specializes in dance music from the 1970’s. In the event of rain, the City of Bayonne will attempt to reschedule concerts for later dates that will be announced. On concert days, in the event of inclement weather, please call 201-858-6330 after 4:00 p.m., or visit www. bayonnerec.com, to check on the status of that night’s concert. The City of Bayonne would like to thank BCB Community Bank, the Bayonne Energy Center, IMTT, and Inserra Shop Rite for sponsoring the concert series. The City would welcome additional sponsors for Summer Sounds 2011 and future special events.


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NAI HANSON COMPLETES SALE OF MIXED-USE PORTFOLIO IN HISTORIC JERSEY CITY NEIGHBORHOOD Renovations To Hamilton Park Property Include Converting Retail Space Into A Restaurant

HACKENSACK, N.J., - NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce that the firm brokered the sale of 340-342 Seventh Street in Jersey City, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson Director, Multi-Family Group, Enn Kunnapas, represented the seller and the buyer of the mixed-use portfolio. The seller was a family who has owned the property for more than 60 years. The buyer, an owner/ operator from out of town, plans to convert the two existing stores into a restaurant. Located in the historic Hamilton Park section of Jersey City, the portfolio consists of two well-maintained apartment buildings, containing a total of seven apartments, two stores and six garages. Each lot measures 25 feet by 100 feet, and one property has four, two-bedroom apartments, while the other has three, three-bedroom units. The buildings are a short walk to the Pavonia-Newport PATH station, and close to the Newport Centre Mall and top-rated Dr. Ronald McNair Academic High School. “The property attracted many showings because it’s in a very desirable and safe area full of young people and families,” said Kunnapas. “The City recently renovated the nearby actual Hamilton Park with new plantings and light fixtures, two dog runs, an upgraded playground and basketball court, and refurnished gazebo. As a result, the neighborhood has experienced a great deal of development including the addition of luxury condominiums and rehabilitation of historic brownstones.” About NAI James E. Hanson Since 1955, NAI James E. Hanson has been a leading independent full-service brokerage commercial real estate and property management firm serving a diverse client list. NAI Hanson offers its clients strategic solutions and provides comprehensive value-added services such as office, industrial and retail brokerage, investment sales, land sales, management, government services and financing expertise. NAI Hanson is also one of the original members of NAI Global, an international commercial real estate network with over 350 offices spanning the globe. For more information on NAI James E. Hanson, contact William C. Hanson, SIOR, at the company’s Hackensack office at 201-488-5800 or visit www.naihanson.com

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