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VOLUME 20 ISSUE 11 | NOVEMBER 2020

HEALTH & LIFE | FOOD & FASHION | HOME & HAPPENINGS

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CONTENTS

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Features

Don’t Take It Personally | 44

The pandemic goes on—and now here come those stressful holidays. Here’s a psychiatrist’s advice on not letting these pressures derail your mental health.

Turkey Day’s New Tradition | 46

Brining the Thanksgiving bird was once the latest word. Now, for one Demarest family, it’s a cherished holiday ritual.

Feast on These Feeds | 48

Dining on the Edge | 52

Bergen County’s restaurant scene will survive the pandemic, but it will be different— probably forever.

4 Tasty And Healthy Dishes for Fall | 56

Local dietitans share quarantinepracticed recipes that work for both everyday meals and holiday entertaining.

Many of Bergen’s notable eateries are dishing out enticing daily specials on Instagram.

Recipes Worth a Read | 60

Take a mouthwatering look at what publishers have cooked up for you this fall.

A Study in Opposites | 62

How did designers make a new Bergen home a stunner? By boldly marrying polarities: modern and traditional, spacious and cozy, warm and cold.

A WORLD TOUR CLOSE TO HOME

Your overseas travel plans may be on hold, but you can taste international cuisines right here, right now, in Bergen County.

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Departments Bergen Buzz | 17 Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in the county.

For Men Only | 22

Cashmere, cotton or wool, a cardigan can be dressed up or down depending on your own sense of style.

Style Watch | 24

Come into the fold with the season’s new pleated numbers.

Jewelry Box | 26

Adorn yourself in the warm hue of autumn with these copper pieces.

Home Front | 28

Post-holiday sleepover? Don’t be surprised when guests settle in and stay!

Tastes | 70

These three hot, one-bowl meals are the perfect way to warm autumn’s chill.

Power Food | 95

Apple cider vinegar won’t claim any prize for taste, but celebs deem it a winner for its many reported health benefits–and you just might agree.

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Spirits | 96

A sweet autumnal favorite gives this classic cocktail the full fall treatment.

Gatherings | 102

Bergenites always show up to support their friends and neighbors—especially during a pandemic.

A Bergen Moment | 104

This pup can’t resist a lick of ice cream held by a lifelike—and masked!—statue in Ridgewood’s Van Neste Square.

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HOLIDAY FOR THE COOK? This could be the year you start a new tradition: enjoying Thanksgiving dinner out! Many Bergen eateries offer special holiday menus on Turkey Day—we’re talking the bird and all the trimmings—and the idea has been gaining steam each year. Restaurants have social-distance policies in place and are operating at reduced capacity, so meals will be safe and intimate. Think of it: no long hours in the kitchen, no cleanup— now there’s something to be thankful for! Readers should call ahead for reservations at these restaurants offering Thanksgiving Day specials: • Ivy Inn, 268 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, 201.393.7699; ivyinn.com • Morton’s The Steakhouse, 1 Riverside Sq., Hackensack, 201.487.1303; mortons.com • River Palm Terrace, 1416 River Rd., Edgewater, 201.224.2013; riverpalm.com • Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn, 105 Old New Bridge Rd., New Milford, 201.692.7700; sanzaris.com • Sofia, 36 Engle St., Englewood, 201.541.8530; sofi aenglewood.com • St. Eve’s, 611 N. Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.857.4717; stevesnj.com

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YOUR DOG HAS HIS DAY As many of us return to our offices following a lengthy WFH period, what becomes of the canines who’ve grown accustomed to seeing us 24/7? At Hounds Town USA, which opened its second Bergen County location last month in Hillsdale (the first is in Lodi), franchise owner Phillip Michael and his staff will gladly look after your pooch while you work—or during your next vacation or weekend getaway. Ever since he struggled to find quality doggy daycare for his yellow Labrador retriever, it’s been Michael’s dream to open a facility filled with large playrooms and outdoor space, a day spa, boarding villas and more. (There’s plenty of room for cats too!) Now, doggone it, it’s a dream come true. • Hounds Town USA, 550 Piermont Ave., Hillsdale, 551.265.4766; houndstownusa.com

JUST OPENED Now open in Franklin Lakes, Aesthetic Center of New Jersey may be just what you need to freshen up after months of the pandemic blahs. It offers a range of luxury nonsurgical procedures, from skin tightening and 4D body sculpting to hair restoration and tattoo removal. The team uses state-of-the-art technology and FDAapproved products to apply treatments in a safe and comfortable environment. Ahhhh! • Aesthetic Center of New Jersey, 794 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes, 877.750.0020; aestheticcenternj.com

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN Family cooking time hit an all-time high during the quarantine, with many parents showing youngsters the culinary ropes. For those who can’t continue lunchtime lessons, The Flavor Labs (514 Livingston St., Norwood, 201.292.3733; theflavorlabs.com) can take over, offering in-studio culinary classes for budding chefs ages 6–12 years. Throughout November, pro cooks will hold lessons in a safe, socially-distant environment on the art of rolling sushi, baking brownies and pumpkin donuts and making sweet Thanksgiving treats. Sound like fun? The facility also hosts kids’ birthday parties. Besides The Flavor Labs, other schools and culinary experts in Bergen County can teach kids (and adults) kitchen crafts. Among those offering cooking-themed classes, parties and events: • HealthBarn USA, 1057 Hillcrest Rd., Ridgewood, 201.444.2955; healthbarnusa.com • Ridgewood Culinary Studio, 223 Chestnut St, Ridgewood, 201.447.2665; ridgewoodculinarystudio.com • WannaBee Chef, 917.449.2459; wannabeechef.com

Two who’ve excelled “Immigrants get the job done,” sings a character in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. And five all-star immigrants—two of them from Bergen County—were honored at the 8th Annual New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur awards’ virtual ceremony Oct. 15. The Bergen-based recipients were Paramus’ Raj Sahu, CEO of Connexions Data Inc., a native of India who took home the Caspar Wistar Award for Growth; and Hackensack’s Shuguang Sunny Wang of China, managing director of Broad USA Inc., who was given the Albert Einstein Award for Innovation. A canvas for a cause Meanwhile, a Franklin Lakes teen is drawing—or shall we say painting?—attention to the crisis in Lebanon, where her father was born and where she still has family. Natalia Antaki, a student at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, is urging people to make donations to Lebanon Red Cross to provide community relief after the August Beirut explosion. Once donors show her their receipts, the teen hand-paints a small, medium-sized or large canvas for them with the design and paint style of their choice; they can solicit an original piece of art or ask Antaki to produce a copy of a famous painting. Check out her work at @paintingforlebanon— she’s already raised more than $525! Bergen’s MVPs Near summer’s end, Governor Phil Murphy gave high school sports the go-ahead—with strict social-distancing guidelines. But the ability to resume competitions isn’t the only thing local teen athletes are getting. Twenty-three male and female high school athletes are being honored at the YMCA of Greater Bergen County’s 55th Annual Sports Award Banquet. The event will be held virtually on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. and will honor the sports world’s most promising young players while raising money for the Y’s critical services to the community. It’s not too late to register or donate—you can do both at ymcagbc.org.

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Did you miss out on celebrating National Guacamole Day on Sept. 16? Well, you can spice things up—literally and figuratively—for National Spicy Guacamole Day, Nov. 14. This product is like regular guacamole—full of avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, onions and spices—but with serrano or jalapeño peppers diced up and added in for a burst of flavor. Locals love the guac from Rosa Mexicano in Hackensack and Bogota’s Riviera Maya, both of which whip up the healthy indulgence table-side with your preference of spiciness. If you’d rather make your own, try this recipe. INGREDIENTS: • 3 large ripe Haas avocados • 1 lime, juiced • 2–3 cloves garlic, minced • 1 jalapeño, minced • ¼ cup green onions, chopped • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped • 1 plum tomato, diced • salt and pepper, to taste

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tomato at the very end. Serve immediately, or press plastic wrap down over the surface of the guacamole, removing all air bubbles, and refrigerate until ready to serve. Editor’s note: You can also top off your guac with red chili flakes for even more punch!

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CULINARY CORNER: Mangia! A trip to southern Italy right now may be out of the question, but can you get to a renovated storefront in River Edge? That’s where Sonny T makes his family recipes to create authentic Italian dishes. Early returns suggest the restaurant is a keeper; elite Yelpers praise its cleanliness and service. Oh, and the food is good too: Small plates such as the Tuscan cherry pepper wings and the meatball and ricotta bowl are hits, as are the portion sizes of entrées like orecchiette with broccoli rabe and cacio e pepe.

A BIG DAY FOR SMALL BIZ This year marks 11 years of Small Business Saturday, a holiday essentially invented by American Express that falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The goal of SBS is to get people to support local retail shops in their communities instead of (or in addition to) buying holiday gifts at big-box retailers during the year’s busiest shopping weekend. And never has Small Business Saturday been more important than now, while we’re in an ongoing pandemic. Right?! Most stores in Bergen County, from women’s boutiques to pet shops to toy stores, participate in the festivities in some capacity, whether by having sales on particular items or offering free gift-wrapping. Help the shops you love stick around for holiday seasons to come!

DON’T BE AFRAID TO DREAM If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit American Dream, the highly anticipated entertainment complex in East Rutherford, you’re not alone. Last fall and winter, the larger-than-life shopping center opened its Nickelodeon-themed waterpark, its ice-skating rink, an indoor ski park and a three-story candy store. But then in March, just as the developers planned to debut some of the mall’s retail shops, American Dream was forced to close for several months due to the pandemic. However, in mid-October, the complex reopened and introduced 80 or so of its retail stores, its DreamWorks water park, an indoor wave pool and an Angry Birds-themed mini golf course, having reopened The Rink and Big Snow one month prior. So, American Dream is back up and running, and staff even installed plexiglass and hand-sanitizing stations throughout the 3.3 million-square-foot property. It’s safe, it’s fun—and it’s calling your family’s name.

• Sonny T, 259 Johnson Ave., River Edge, 201.342.1233; sonnytnj.com

Arepas all around They’re working out the kinks of starting a new restaurant, but the owners of Arepa & Dulce de Leche Bakery in New Milford have the food part of the business perfected. Though “bakery” is in its name, this eatery has more than just authentic pastries from Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay. The menu features omelets, empanadas, sandwiches (blood sausage on fresh-baked Argentine bread, anyone?) and, if you couldn’t guess, arepas made with fresh ground maize. We’ll take two of everything. • Arepa & Dulce de Leche Bakery, 160 Henley Ave., New Milford, 201.483.9090

Let’s do brunch! It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Chef Chris Paolello: He and his wife are not only expecting their second child later this month, but they recently opened their first restaurant, Summer & Autumn Cafe. This cozy eatery gives customers a quiet locale to enjoy breakfast and brunch menu selections. There are omelets, pancakes, waffles, burgers and salads aplenty, and each is made with locally sourced ingredients. For those who’d rather sip their meals, fresh juices and smoothies are available and always in season. • Summer & Autumn Cafe, 17 Summer St., Lodi, 973.777.7771; summerautumncafe.com

THEY’RE IN THE DOGHOUSE Habitat for Humanity volunteers don’t just work for people in need—they’re in it for the pooches too. The Bergen County chapter of the national organization known for building homes for the impoverished recently held a competition among five teams who designed, constructed and decorated doghouses. The mini houses were showcased last month at Habitat’s ReStore facility in Westwood, where a panel of judges gave the blue ribbon to the ReStore Team for its design (pictured). Proceeds from the program, which included a puppy-and-kitten adoption event, went toward the group’s current project in Westwood. For more photos, see Gatherings on page 102. “The event was a huge success on many levels,” says Maureen Cameron, the chapter’s executive director. “We’re particularly excited that our next build is right here in Westwood, and this event gave us the opportunity to raise funds and showcase our next project.” BERGENMAG.COM

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WISH GRANTED

Quarantine has been especially trying for Tenafly parents Jason and Nicole, who have spent much of the pandemic at the hospital with their 3-year-old daughter, Riley, while she undergoes surgeries and chemotherapy for cancerous tumors on her back and brain. The immunocompromised toddler can’t go to the playground due to COVID-19, so Make-A-Wish, in partnership with Jersey Mike’s Subs, brought the playground to her. The organizations gave Riley her own backyard swing set dubbed “Riley’s Clubhouse”—it’s based on Disney’s animated series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Thanks to this generous gift, the little girl can enjoy safe outdoor play at home while she continues her cancer treatments. We’re rooting for you, Riley girl!


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We make your joint care a joint effort.

At Holy Name, our Joint Replacement Program is at the forefront of advances in the field of joint replacement surgery. We’re proud to have highly regarded Joint Replacement Specialists Dr. Ari D. Seidenstein, Dr. Gregg R. Klein, and Dr. Harlan B. Levine at Holy Name. With 50 years of combined experience in the field, our team will work tirelessly to design a joint replacement plan that fits your unique needs. From your first visit through your recovery, our team is your team. One more reason why This Place Is Different.

Schedule an appointment today at HolyName.org/BoneJoint Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Copyright Š 2020 Holy Name Medical Center, All rights reserved.


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A Greek and Mediterranean inspired Seafood Restaurant located on the Hudson River. The floor to ceiling windows on this two-story restaurant overlook the New York City Skyline. We are now open for indoor AND outdoor table service, curbside pickup, and delivery Serving a traditional turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day Hours of Operation Monday–Friday 3:00 PM–11:00 PM Saturday–Sunday 12:00 PM–11:00 PM 1 PERSHING RD., WEEHAWKEN, NJ 07086

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{ HEALTH NEWS } JAVA JUICE

A PAIN IN THE NECK

Sipping coffee regularly is tied to a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, as well as diabetes and depression. Studies suggest it also protects against Alzheimer’s disease.

An analysis of insurance payments for more than 150 ailments found that Americans spend the most money on medical treatments for lower back and neck pain, both side effects of poor posture.

—Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases

STEP UP TO EYE HEALTH

Walking 7,000 steps a day lowers eye pressure and glaucoma relish, according to recent research.

—JAMA

—UCLA

READ THE TEA LEAVES

A study last year showed that plastic mesh tea bags release micro- and nano-plastics, including nylon, into your drink. Experts suggest using loose tea in an infuser instead.

16.2 MILLION

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The number of American adults who report at least one depressive event in a particular year.

DID YOU KNOW?

The human skeleton completely regenerates every 10 years.

—Cleveland Clinic

—National Institute of Mental Health

AIR IMPROVES SLEEP

PEOPLE DON’T CHANGE

Wrong. Psychologists investigating personality traits followed subjects over 62 years and found that key areas such as self-confidence, perseverance and desire to excel were not the constants experts thought they were.

A study of college students showed that better ventilation in dorm rooms overnight helped participants sleep better and improved alertness among them the next day. Opening windows before bed flushes out carbon dioxide in the room. —Indoor Air: International Journal of Indoor Environment and Health

—Psychology and Aging

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Our tent is enclosed on three sides, with excellent ventilation and heaters throughout. We’ll make sure your outdoor dining experience is extra comfortable! Indoor dining available, too. Our kitchen specializes in hand-cut, in-house, 21+ day, dry-aged steaks, fresh-market seafood and eclectic Italian cuisine. Open Tuesday - Saturday 4 P.M. - 10 P.M. For reservations, call 201.391.2220 or visit online at www.103PRIME.com. Gift cards available | Casual attire encouraged Social distancing strictly enforced | Extra sanitary measures taken 103 Spring Valley Rd. | Park Ridge, NJ | 201.391.2220 | www.103PRIME.com


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HOLY NAME MEDICAL CENTER

Protecting the Community, Preparing for the Future AN INTERVIEW WITH

Michael Maron

President and CEO Holy Name Medical Center

MICHAEL MARON

During the peak of the COVID-19 crisis in NJ, Holy Name Medical Center was the epicenter of the pandemic in the state and one of the hardest hit hospitals in the country. How did Holy Name pull through and protect the community? Everyone rose as a team to safeguard patients and staff alike, while also protecting our community through education and outreach. Our healthcare heroes devised new approaches to treating patients, as their caregivers, families, and end-of-life support when visits were not possible. Our clinical and research teams joined clinical trials and innovated therapies, including the world’s first use of Regeneron monoclonal antibody cocktails and the country’s first use of placental cell therapy. Our facilities team retrofitted the hospital, and in two weeks’ time built: five new ICUs containing 75 beds, 250 patent-pending isopods, and 230 negative-pressure rooms.

Build the region’s best-in-class ICU,

together with Holy Name’s Healthcare Heroes How is Holy Name prepared for a potential surge of

COVID-19 patients this fall and winter, combined with a possible flu epidemic?

Holy Name’s ICU patient care team

Your gift will help fund our leading-edge, 9,800 sq. ft., 19-bed intensive care unit with TEANECK FIREFIGHTERS WITH state-of-the-art critical care technology and HOLY NAME’S NEW MEL (MOBILE EDUCATION LAB) innovative safety and infection control features beyond anything available in our COVID testing and preventing the flu: currently a high-throughput analyzer forregion. rapid COVID testing, and three staffed mobile vans, each with negative• Nursing patientaccommodate ratio of 1:2 pressure COVID testing roomsstation that can to alternately vaccinations. We are also enhancing our telemedicine • All negative-pressure roomsservices, recruiting nurses, and building a new state-of-the-art ICU.

Holy Our Name was campus at the epicenter pandemic in New Jersey • Bipolar ionization system for air sterilization Teaneck and medicalof offithe ces COVID-19 underwent extensive sanitizing procedures to kill 30recognition types of pathogens, COVID-19. We have this new ICU. lights to kill pathogens and earned national for its including leadership response, innovativeTell us more about • Far-UVC sanitizing stockpiled PPE, ventilators, and therapeutics, and we left the newly built Encompassing 19 private rooms, our new ICU will be the most innovative solutions and compassionate approach to patient care. Our healthcare 24/7 in patient rooms while occupiedfriendly ICUs intact. Our Center for Healthy Living, PharmaCare retail pharmacy, of its kind in the area, utilizing smart technology, environmentally heroes gave everything they had, every day, to bring our community and Familia y Salud Hispanic outreach program are vaccinating the air-purification and pathogen-killing light capabilities, and touchless (pending FDAUV approval) community against the flplease u. We aresupport using a $5our million grant fromfor theaNJNew ICU,equipment to enable the clinical team to deliver healthcare more through the crisis. Now, Campaign • Motion-activated of Health to fund two district projects that will assist in compassionately, safely, effectively, and effitransparent-to-opaque ciently. so weDepartment can continue delivering the most advanced, compassionate care. windows for patient privacy To learn more about Holy Name’s ICU project or discuss giving opportunities, please contact Cathleen Davey at 201-833-3187 or donate at holyname.org/Foundation.

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Holy Name’s ICU patient care team

Build the region’s best-in-class ICU,

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Your gift will help fund our leading-edge, 9,800 sq. ft., 19-bed intensive care unit with state-of-the-art critical care technology and innovative safety and infection control features beyond anything currently available in our region. • Nursing station to patient ratio of 1:2 • All negative-pressure rooms

Holy Name was at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Jersey and earned national recognition for its leadership response, innovative solutions and compassionate approach to patient care. Our healthcare heroes gave everything they had, every day, to bring our community through the crisis. Now, please support our Campaign for a New ICU, so we can continue delivering the most advanced, compassionate care.

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CHUBACK MEDICAL GROUP

The scholarship recipients each year represent a diverse group of students who credit their opportunity for higher education as being nothing short of life-changing. Easing the financial burden has removed many barriers for them, and has encouraged them to work even harder in both their academics and sports programs. Also, the Foundation has supported the renovation of the Potter Library into the 21st century design Learning Commons, an 80,000-sq.-ft. space that will address the contemporary needs of students such as interactive learning, research, collaboration and creativity.

For Chuback Medical Group, Giving Back to Education is the Ultimate in Paying it Forward

Special Events that have made this possible… • The Annual Distinguished Citizens Dinner The biggest source

One of the most talked-about subjects among the team at Chuback Medical Group has always been personal development and continuous education. It’s no wonder that support for scholarships and learning initiatives has been tops on their philanthropic agenda. Since 2015, Chuback Medical Group has been a supporter of higher education at Ramapo College of NJ in Mahwah. Since becoming an alumna of Ramapo’s MBA program and a member of the Board of Governors of Ramapo’s Foundation, CEO Diane Chuback has continued to be involved in this community, supporting the programs and events that make a difference in students’ educational development.

of funding for Ramapo’s educational programs is this important and fun event that brings the community together in recognizing four distinguished people who have made a difference in higher education and local business. • The Performing Arts Dinner Series Throughout the year, spectacular talent is showcased on the Ramapo College campus, generating tremendous support from sponsors, benefactors and patrons. • Ramapo Foundation’s Annual Golf Outing A fun day golfing at the North Jersey Country Club, bringing members and friends together to support student-faculty research and other programs. • An Evening at Darlington Mansion A special event at a stunning historical landmark. Guests and supporters enjoyed meandering the halls of impressive Jacobean architecture and marveling at the extraordinary level of detail in its recent renovation. • Board of Governors Student Mentor Program A chance for scholarship recipients to benefit from the mentorship of the diverse and talented members of the Board of Governors.

CHUBACK MEDICAL GROUP GIVING BACK For more information or to make a donation to the higher education initiatives supported through Ramapo College Foundation, go to RAMAPO.EDU/FOUNDATION/

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The Next Generation in Emergency Care

Plans to transform the Emergency Department at Chilton Medical Center highlight comfort, privacy, and preparedness. STEPHANIE SCHWARTZ

AN INTERVIEW WITH:

STEPHANIE SCHWARTZ, FACHE

VOTED #1 HOSPITAL President, Chilton Medical CenterBY NJ DOCTORS

5 YEARS IN A ROW What is your vision for Chilton’s new Emergency Department (ED)?

Our goal is to make our physical space match the excellent care patients receive.The design maximizes patient safety, comfort, and privacy. It includes more than 30 individual exam rooms with direct sightlines to clinical workstations, and specially outfitted spaces for behavioral health. We’re also creating a larger, more comfortable registration area and incorporating direct access to our Children’s Center.

Did your plans for the new unit change in response to COVID-19? Yes, the new ED will feature insights gained from the pandemic. We’re increasing the number of negative-pressure spaces for patients on isolation and enlarging our private exam rooms so that the most advanced equipment can be brought right to the bedside.

It’s amazing that Chilton was able to make such dramatic modifications so quickly. I’m so proud of our team. Since day one, they made the hospital a safe environment for patients with and without COVID-19.

The pandemic must have impacted existing areas of the hospital, too.

Knowing the new ED is such an important resource for members of the community, is there anything they can do to help make it a reality?

Absolutely. We transformed the hospital, almost tripling capacity in our Intensive Care Unit; adding a fully equipped medical tent for triage and testing; and installing HEPA filters throughout our patient rooms and treatment spaces. We also purchased additional respiratory devices and personal protective equipment.

As a nonprofit hospital, Chilton draws strength from charitable giving, which is why we launched the Campaign for Emergency Care in support of the project. We’re proudly offering meaningful giving opportunities at all levels. There’s more information on our website (atlantichealth.org/ ChiltonFoundation) or people can call us directly at 973.831.5165.

Don’t Delay Care. We are Here with Safety Measures in Place.

CHILTON MEDICAL CENTER GIVING BACK 973.831.5165 ATLANTICHEALTH.ORG/CHILTON FOUNDATION

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Don’t Delay Care. We are Here with Safety Measures in Place.

For more information visit atlantichealth.org/chilton Source: 2020 Castle Connolly Medical LTD, less than 350 Bed NJ Hospital


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PROFESSIONAL HEARING AID CENTER

Giving the Gift of Better Hearing! AN INTERVIEW WITH

Mark P. Salvesen, BC-HIS

NJ Hearing Aid Dispenser Supervising License #535*

and Peggy J. Stanlick, BC-HIS

NJ Hearing Aid Dispenser Supervising License #1086* *Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences

The season of giving is upon us and as we reflect on a tumultuous, unprecedented, and trying year, we are reminded even more now of how imperative it is to bring better hearing to those in need. With the facial coverings and social distancing being our new normal our patients are more compromised than ever before. Communication and socialization are vital to the quality of our lives. Being a family owned and operated practice, we have elevated our standards of practice even higher to ensure that our patients have peace of mind, as well as their loved ones, that we will meet and exceed their expectations when it comes to their health and safety. We are humbled by the trust our patients have put in us and we take that responsibility very seriously. We are privileged to work with one of the largest Industry Leaders in Hearing Technology and could not be prouder of the work we have done together thus far and excited for what is to come!

How do masks and facial coverings effect hearing? When you have a hearing deficit it is at times necessary to utilize visual cues to interpret a message or have a conversation. By wearing facial coverings our patients are unable to look at the mouth of the speaker which may result in a misinterpretation or misunderstanding of a direction or part of a conversation. It can be very frustrating to not clearly understand conversation by simply mistaking similar sounding words with others having a completely different meaning. Mask mode has been introduced in many of our instruments to assist when visual cues are not possible.

What can you do to help? One simple solution is to utilize a facial covering with a clear window in front of the lips. Patients with a deficit can see your lips and more of your facial expressions so that they may achieve greater speech understanding. These are often difficult to find and in high demand. Projecting your voice and enunciating your words also is beneficial. If you or a loved one suspect you may have a hearing loss, please call the office today and begin your journey to a lifetime of better hearing!

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“I am endorsing the Professional Hearing Aid Center because of their quality of work and professionalism. Mark Salvesen was recommended to me by my Ear, Nose, and Throat Physician as the best to see when obtaining a hearing aid. For over 18 years now I have worn my hearing aids. It makes everyday living so much better. I want to reach those people who might not want to make the decision to go for help or use hearing aids. It is not something to put off, do it as soon as you can. You will never regret it. I know I never have.” Former Assemblywoman / Mayor

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CAHILL ORTHOPEDIC SPORTS MEDICINE AND JOINT REPLACEMENT

Orthopedic Surgeon, James W. Cahill, M.D., is Honored to Provide Medical Care to Those Who Put Their Lives on the Line to Serve AN INTERVIEW WITH

James W. Cahill, M.D Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. James W. Cahill, an orthopedic physician specializing in sports medicine and joint replacement, is a devoted supporter of those who protect our country both here and abroad. Growing up in a close-knit family with members who served in the military during World War II, He quickly came to realize that because of the sacrifices made by our military, police force and firefighters, we are able to live a life of opportunity and hope. The aftermath of 9/11 deepened Dr. Cahill’s commitment and long history of philanthropy. His beloved brother, a Cantor Fitzgerald employee, was among the almost 3,000 victims of that horrific day. Recognizing with heartfelt gratitude the courageous first responders and men and women who were called to serve, Dr. Cahill felt a deep responsibility to aid in the medical needs of our vets and those in the line of duty.

To show their appreciation, the vets began offering their military unit pins to Dr. Cahill which he proudly fastened to his white lab coat. Dr. Cahill is also fortunate to provide orthopedic care to many of the police officers in neighboring counties and they too, bestowed upon him their official pins. When Dr. Cahill’s kindergarten teacher approached him about her son, an Army 82nd Airborne Trooper in need of two hip replacements, he was touched and honored. Joining efforts with Hackensack Meridian Health, Dr. Cahill successfully performed the procedures giving the patient the chance to pursue his career. “In thanks, the gentleman awarded me his original jump wings, but it was I who felt extreme gratitude in helping someone willing to sacrifice for the good of our country,” remarks Dr. Cahill. The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI), a volunteer not-forprofit organization providing free primary and preventive medical care to low-income working people in Bergen County, also benefits from the skilled hands and kind heart of Dr. Cahill. “My charitable work continues to be without a doubt one of the most invigorating and fulfilling parts of my practice,” Dr. Cahill says.

JAMES W. CAHILL, M.D. GIVING BACK 87 Summit Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.0022 CAHILLORTHOPEDIC.COM


Quality Orthopedic Care James W. Cahill, M.D. SELECTED BY CASTLE CONNOLLY MEDICAL LTD. as an outstanding New Jersey physician for 2019, Cahill Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement offers specialized care in sports injuries and joint replacements. Dr. Cahill has specific expertise and interests in ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization and rotator cuff repairs, as well as extensive experience in the management of pediatric sports injuries and trauma. Board certified, Dr. Cahill has advanced fellowship training in orthopedic sports medicine and routinely provides care for professional, collegiate and high school athletes. His practice is proudly affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health, where he is a senior attending orthopedic surgeon and performs surgery at Holy Name Hospital. He performs surgical procedures at the highest level, incorporating current research and new techniques, with a particular interest in the newly developed robotic-assisted joint replacement. Committed to giving back, he has performed pro bono work for returning veterans, supported the orthopedic needs of local law enforcement and is a consultant for the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative for patients in need. He provides attentive and individualized care. He is a former collegiate running back who continues to actively participate in sports with a particular interest in cycling. Dr. David Porter is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic surgery of knees, shoulders, elbows

DAVID PORTER, M.D. AND JAMES W. CAHILL, M.D.

and ankles, ALC reconstruction, hip, knee, and shoulder joint replacements and adult and adolescent sports medicine and trauma. He received his medical degree from UMDNJ and his undergraduate degree from Boston College. He chose this specialty because of his passion for helping and treating athletes. His hospital affiliations are Hackensack Meridian Health and Holy Name Hospital.

CAHILL ORTHOPEDIC SPORTS MEDICINE & JOINT REPLACEMENT 87 Summit Ave., Hackensack • 201.489.0022 • www.cahillorthopedic.com


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ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH FOUNDATION

Achieving New Heights in Healthcare for Northern New Jersey AN INTERVIEW WITH:

Dean P. Emmolo Board Chair

What is the Mission of the St. Joseph’s Health Foundation? The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of St. Joseph’s Health, a worldclass health system serving New Jersey residents for over 153 years. Our core purpose is to connect people who care to causes that matter. Regardless of which community need matters most to you—expanding healthcare resources, funding medical research, or supporting new and innovative techniques—we help your gift make a positive impact now and in the future.

Why are donations so critical to St. Joseph’s Health? St. Joseph’s remains loyal to our many communities and our proud history of providing exceptional quality care to all those in need, with a special concern for the poor, vulnerable and underserved. We continue to evolve as a leading healthcare resource for the residents of Northern New Jersey, and one of the largest providers of charity care in the state. Each and every gift to the Foundation allows us to sustain our long legacy and maintain our strong values, established by our founders the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in 1867.

What impact does the Foundation have? Guided by a dedicated and civic-minded board of trustees, the St. Joseph’s Health Foundation offers members of the community, grateful patients, corporations and foundations meaningful ways to support the health system’s work in touching the lives of tens of thousands of patients each year. From heart care and orthopedics, to children’s cancer and emergency medicine, the Foundation makes it possible for our expert

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clinicians to expand and enhance care year-in and year-out. In 2019, the Foundation raised over $7 million.

Are there specific needs where funds are most needed? The profound impacts of community generosity can be seen in all aspects of our Health System. There are countless examples of compassion, stories of hope and simple gifts of gratitude. St. Joseph’s Health is a leader in multiple areas, including reducing addiction to opioids, advancing care for children with autism, and tackling the growing need for increased behavioral health services. We are proud to be building a $55 million Comprehensive Women’s & Children’s Pavilion, encompassing 106,000 square feet across five hospital floors at our St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson. Without exception, community gifts help heal and save lives.

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Throughout the year, we’ve received an outpouring of support from community members and organizations – recognizing the healthcare workers of St. Joseph’s Health. Thank you for thinking of our dedicated team members. We are in extraordinary times, but we have an exceptional team, and we are committed to the communities we serve. If you’d like to join your neighbors in making a monetary donation to support the St. Joseph’s Health employees on the frontlines fighting the pandemic, please visit us at www.givetostjosephs.org. In recognition of our healthcare heroes, we invite you to watch a powerful video chronicling the Year of the Pandemic at St. Joseph’s Health.

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DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY

The pandemic goes on—and now here come those stressful holidays. Here’s a psychiatrist’s advice on not letting these pressures derail your mental health.

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How you respond can depend on your background, the things that make you different from others and the community you live in. However, the stress and anxiety caused by the events of this year, especially the COVID-19 pandemic, have some of the steadiest people feeling overwhelmed and depressed. Steve Wruble, M.D., a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and medical director of the Venn Center in Ridgewood, says there are things you can do to keep on an even keel during this challenging period. He answered a few questions: What are the biggest concerns you’re hearing from your patients? “There are a range of them, based on a person’s age and their responsibilities, whether they live alone or have children. The main concern is the uncertainty of the times: Will people’s jobs be affected, will children’s education, social lives and development be affected, will they be safe from COVID? They’re anxious for themselves and their loved ones. Almost everyone I speak with is having trouble sleeping.” What’s the most helpful thing a person can do to reduce anxiety and sleep problems during times of unrest and uncertainty? “It’s so important to pay attention to your health during times of crisis. Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories, including social media. Watch something light before going to bed—a cooking show or a comedy. You don’t need to know the latest bad news right before you go to bed. Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate.

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Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep and avoid alcohol and drugs. Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy. Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you’re feeling.” Have you found anything else that others find helpful? “It’s an interesting phenomenon, what my patients are going through. I’ve been opening up to them—just a little more than other doctors might—and finding that sharing COVID experiences has been comforting to many.” How should parents talk to their children who are concerned about COVID? “Parents should make it a habit to ask their kids what they’re thinking. Speak calmly and while they’re relaxed, maybe while you’re throwing the ball with them or doing something else. Kids are always watching their parents, so parents should try to control their own anxiety and be as calm as they can during these times. Adults should always give children facts so they can act smart and not on emotion. Going back to school is a calculated risk, so parents should teach children what a calculated risk means: Everyone is considering what we know scientifically and doing their best to make the changes in case someone does get sick and how to limit the impact.” But children don’t always articulate their fears, do they? “That’s right. Also try to understand kids’ nonverbal communication: if they’re sleeping OK, doing their homework, playing regularly. If a child has significant sleep problems, starts biting fingernails or pulling hair or shows changes in academics or aggression, that can be a sign of trouble.” End-of-year celebrations often bring stress. How should people deal with it this year? “Holidays are a wonderful time to spend time with families. But if they have to be on Zoom this year, or if someone chooses not to attend a gathering because that’s how they’re handling the pandemic, do your best to go with the flow. Don’t let the feeling of being gypped play out; allow yourself to be in the moment and accept that this will be the best that it will be. Whoever, and whatever, arrives is worth the appreciation.”

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TURKEY DAY’S NEW TRADITION

Brining the Thanksgiving bird was once the latest word. Now, for one Demarest family, it’s a cherished holiday ritual. Between virtual learning and working from home, this year’s pandemic has forced us to do things a little differently. And the holidays may have to be different too—some out-of-towners, for example, may have to arrive on Zoom instead of in person. But doing certain things the same way each year—by tradition—is part of the comfort the holidays bring. And when have we needed comfort more? For the Kaplan family of Demarest, Thanksgiving will always be about uniting family and friends, brining then frying turkeys and feasting on plenty of sides: mac and cheese bites, Chinese pancakes, spaghetti squash and kale and more. They invite BERGEN readers into their kitchen, where they share the steps required for their traditional Thanksgiving meal.

TURKEY BRINE

Prepare the brine on Tuesday night so you can put the turkey in it Wednesday morning. This recipe is for one turkey, so adjust accordingly. INGREDIENTS

n 6 qts. water n 1¾ cups coarse salt n 1 cup sugar n 3 medium onions, peeled and coarsely chopped n 3 leeks, washed well and coarsely chopped n 3 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped n 3 celery stalks, coarsely chopped n 3 dried bay leaves n 6 sprigs thyme n 6 sprigs flat-leaf parsley n 1 Tbs. whole black peppercorns n rosemary n 5 garlic cloves

DIRECTIONS

Combine two quarts of water in a large pot with remaining brine ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring until salt and sugar have dissolved completely. Add remaining four quarts of water and let cool completely. Once cooled, lower turkey, breast first, into brine. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours. Remove from brine and pat dry with paper towels. Let stand at room temperature for two hours. Meanwhile, heat fryer (or oven to 425°F with rack in lowest position). Fry turkeys according to weight. Maintain the temperature of the oil at 350°F and cook turkey for three-and-a-half minutes per pound. Carefully remove basket from oil and drain turkey. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh; the internal temperature must be 180°F. Carve and serve immediately.

Opposite page, from top right: The Kaplans prepare a brine Tuesday night before adding two turkeys to the mix on Wednesday; mac and cheese bites; a pair of perfectly fried birds; cauliflower and truffle soup for the entire family; fried turkey legs, wings and meat. From left, Steven, Daisy, Tiffany and Sloane Kaplan with puppy Miko.

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FEAST ON THESE FEEDS MANY OF BERGEN’S NOTABLE EATERIES ARE DISHING OUT ENTICING DAILY SPECIALS ON INSTAGRAM. By Darius Amos

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words; that’s surely one reason why so many of our favorite restaurants are turning to social media to alert customers to new hours and new dining guidelines—a must in the COVID era. But they’re also using tech tools, Instagram specifically, to complement text-heavy online menus, grab the attention of influential foodies and visually whet the appetites of hungry internet browsers. Here are nine restaurants that make our mouths water every time we start scrolling:

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Noches De Colombia, Englewood, @nochesdecolombiaenglewood, 8,340 followers

Based on this Colombian restaurant’s colorful posts, it’s safe to say someone’s always having a good time at the downtown eatery. But that doesn’t mean it’s not all business when it comes to keeping customers and staff safe. In addition to properly spaced tables in its dining room, the restaurant continues its delivery and pickup service and ensures that diners can enjoy a Noches De Colombia party—complete with apps, entrées, desserts and drinks (a pitcher of sangria, perhaps)—in the comfort of their own homes.

Sofia, Englewood, @sofiaenglewood, 6,649 followers

The rustic look of this Italian restaurant’s photos is part of the farm-to-table charm and philosophy the owners embrace. From grilled octopus and meatballs to lamb chops and lobster, the dishes are served to diners in Sofia’s safe indoor and heated outdoor environments. For those looking to unwind after dinner, the eatery’s speakeasystyle cigar bar (one of the few licensed by the state) is safe for socially distanced use and equipped with state-of-the-art ventilation.

Casual Habana, Hackensack/New Milford, @casualhabana, 1,994 followers

Craving paella during the pandemic? No problem, says the Instagram team at Casual Habana, which gives its followers a peek at such Cuban dishes as lechon asado, coconut crusted mahi mahi and camarones al ajillo. Both locations are open for outdoor and indoor dining, but you also can enjoy their fare and drinks using contactless takeout and delivery options.

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Sedona Taphouse, Cliffside Park, @sedonataphouse, 6,819 followers

You’ll want to raise a glass after scrolling through this New American eatery’s account, but there’s more to Sedona Taphouse than good drinks. Between shots of beer and wine, you’ll see images of seared scallops, sizzling steaks and scrumptious sandwiches—all of which can be enjoyed this fall on its cozy patio, in its dining room or at home using the Taphouse’s carry-out or delivery services.

Glaze Artisan, Fort Lee/New Milford, @glazeartisan, 66,000 followers Segovia Restaurant, Moonachie, @segovianj, 2,326 followers

One of the best-known names on Bergen’s restaurant landscape has a loyal Instagram following thanks to its frequent photos of wines, craft cocktails and, of course, food. This steak-and-seafood destination is known for serving dishes such as bone-in CAB (certified Angus beef) sirloin and soft-shell crab in an intimate environment, which has been modified this fall to comply with indoor dining regulations.

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“Donut worry—we’ve got breakfast covered.” OK, we know Glaze’s punny captions aren’t the main reason why their account has so many followers—it’s those sinfully sweet pastries that thousands want to see (and eat!). And doing so has been easy during the pandemic: Both locations remained open during the wide-scale shutdown, and they continue to encourage online ordering while keeping in-store capacity to a handful of customers. Judging by the long lines outside their doors, the treats are worth the wait.


Brownstone Pancake Factory, Edgewater/ Englewood Cliffs, @brownstone_ pancake_factory, 77,000 followers

Lefkes Estiatorio, Englewood Cliffs, @lefkes_nj, 1,616 followers

With a cozy outdoor patio and socially-distanced seating inside, this popular seafood destination is the ideal place for safe dining. If Lefkes’ photos of delicious soft-shell crab and clam linguini aren’t enough to pull you in for dinner, perhaps stop by for a weekend brunch with eggs, Greek loukaniko and bottomless mimosas.

Look away if you’re counting calories and would rather not torture yourself; all others, feast your eyes on this ’gram, bristling with mouthwatering burgers and some of the most over-thetop desserts in the county. Brownstone made headlines this spring when it was one of the first in the area to start carhop service during the pandemic, bringing salads, sandwiches and sundaes to customers waiting in parked vehicles. Today, diners can eat under covered outdoor patios, inside the socially-distanced dining room or in their cars using the carhop service (available on weekends at the Englewood Cliffs location).

Crecco’s Cafe, River Vale, @creccos_cafe, 11,000 followers Most of the posts and stories from this neighborhood favorite showcase dishes like linguine and white clam sauce and its special grandma pizza, but the folks at Crecco’s also use Instagram for announcements and a little bit of fun. During quarantine, they posted updates on their recently built outdoor patio, thank you notes to residents who donated meals to healthcare workers as well as messages featuring Joe Exotic of Netfl ix’s Tiger King.

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DINING ON THE EDGE

Bergen County’s restaurant scene will survive the pandemic, but it will be different—probably forever. By Leslie Garisto Pfaff

Strolling down East Ridgewood Avenue this summer, you could be excused for thinking you’d been transported to an Italian piazza. In an effort to help shore up Ridgewood’s restaurants, struggling during the pandemic even after the governor gave the nod to outdoor dining on June 15, the town closed portions of the street on weekends to increase the number of diners that restaurants in the area could accommodate. Other towns in Bergen and around the state—including Dumont and Hoboken—have taken similar steps. But even where outdoor dining is flourishing, it hasn’t allowed the county’s restaurants to bounce back to pre-COVID-19 revenues. Nor has the state’s decision to permit indoor dining at 25 percent of capacity as of Sept. 4. With the temporary shutdown in March of New Jersey’s movie theaters, performing arts centers, gyms, racetracks, casinos and restaurants (with the exception of takeout and delivery), COVID-19 has hit the county’s service industries particularly hard. As of this writing, at least four Bergen restaurants have closed permanently due to the strictures of the pandemic: Paolo’s Gourmet and Technique in Westwood and Le Bon Choix and Sensible Fork in Ridgewood. But Anthony Bucco, chef and co-owner of Ridgewood’s Felina and a member of the board of the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association, believes we’re unlikely to see the real effects of the pandemic on the county’s restaurants until early spring. Small-business loans and the ability to refinance mortgages and/or renegotiate leases are keeping many restaurants afloat for the time being, he notes. But the protective effects of those measures won’t last With social-distancing guidelines, reduced capacity rules and other regulations in place to keep everyone safe, many Bergen County restaurants are barely keeping their heads above water. Experts say it will be a few more months until the industry sees the real effects of the pandemic.

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This page, clockwise from left: The pandemic has undeniably changed the course of date nights at Saddle River Inn, dubbed one of the most romantic restaurants in Bergen County; the owners of Pizza Club in Edgewater recently opened up a second location in Garfield despite the pandemic; an empty bar at Mahwah Bar & Grill. Opposite page: Dining outdoors under tents—like this one at Saddle River Inn—was enjoyable in the summer but will prove more difficult for both restaurants and diners in the colder months.

Club, in Garfield, during the pandemic. Though they were able to acquire an existing business at a reduced price, they experienced more than a few qualms before opening. “We could actually see the numbers fall in our first pizzeria, and I was really terrified by that,” says Ghinelli. But the county’s insatiable appetite for the cheesy dish, coupled with a business model that elevates customer service, has kept their business, and the Pizza Clubs’ ovens, hot. It’s not surprising that, among the new places opening their doors during the pandemic, the majority are takeout-based. In September, Martin James and two partners opened Marty’s Burgers in Fort Lee. “We thought it would work because it was a takeout-centered business plan,” he says. “So far, we’ve been happy with our sales.”

forever. How much attrition the industry experiences, Bucco says, “will be dependent on what happens in November, with the potential for a second wave of COVID and a hard flu season.” Few observers believe that the county’s restaurant scene will emerge from the pandemic unscathed. But that hasn’t stopped Bergen’s restaurateurs from coming up with creative responses to an economic blow many are saying is considerably worse than those dealt by the recessions of 1987 and 2008 and the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. TAKING TO TAKEOUT As the county’s coronavirus numbers dropped, residents wearying of their own home cooking began tentatively testing the takeout waters, and takeout (including no-contact curbside pickup) has become one of the restaurant industry’s unqualified successes during the pandemic. High-end eateries that never deigned to offer carry-out options in the past discovered that it was a way to keep themselves and their staff afloat, at least temporarily. Jamie Knott, chef of the Saddle River Inn and Saddle River Café (and Cellar335 in Jersey City), says takeout continues to be a vital part of business at the Café, and “though takeout has never been a huge part of our business at the Inn, we’re doing 70 percent more now than we ever have.” Traditional takeout—moderately priced food that can be prepared quickly and won’t lose its luster during the trip home—is in large part bucking the downward trend experienced by restaurants that rely heavily on seated dining. Pizza, New Jersey’s ultimate comfort food, has been in high demand during the pandemic. Michael Ghinelli and Hadi Parhizkaran, college dropouts who opened the successful Pizza Club in Edgewater, decided to open a second Pizza BERGENMAG.COM

THE ALFRESCO RESCUE Outdoor dining has been a boon to the county’s restaurant industry, but it’s not without its challenges, particularly space, or the lack thereof. Even venues that had established patio dining before the pandemic saw those spaces shrink thanks to the state-mandated requirement to keep tables at least 6 feet from one another. And most restaurants in the county had no outdoor spaces to begin with, a situation that pushed owners to create sidewalk cafes that are literally on the sidewalk, as Jim Lulani of Dumont’s Il Mulino did. Other restaurants, such as Blue Moon Mexican Cafe in Wyckoff and Lefkes in Englewood Cliffs, expanded into parking lots. But alfresco dining has its costs, especially for restaurants moving outside for the first time this year. A large tent is expensive, Knott observes, as are the space heaters necessary to keep outdoor dining an option as the mercury drops. Until indoor dining opens up beyond 25 percent, many restaurateurs are cutting their dining hours to keep down operating

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costs—particularly wages. For instance, Felina, which was traditionally open every day but Monday, opted to close Tuesday and Wednesday as well. And as of this writing, Hillsdale’s Rockin’ Roots, which began offering indoor lunch in September, hasn’t yet reopened for dinner—other than takeout—because, says its owner, Michael Merida, “at 25 percent, you can’t make ends meet.” Some restaurateurs, Bucco included, are now charging no-shows. “There’s a cost associated with every chair,” he says. CAN THE GOVERNMENT DO MORE? It’s clear that few restaurants in the county, with the exception of those with a heavy takeout business, can survive at 25 percent capacity, and many owners have been pleading with the governor to move to 50 percent or higher. “Twenty-five percent,” says Craig Kunisch, co-owner, with his brother and sister, of Mahwah Bar & Grill and Allendale Bar & Grill, “is a step in the right direction, but it’s not sustainable.” Of course, if COVID numbers rise significantly during the fall and winter, increasing capacity may not be possible; in fact, it’s not inconceivable that indoor dining could once again be shut down. And even if that doesn’t happen, says Bucco, a second wave or a steep increase in cases could undermine consumer confidence in indoor dining. Many diners, in fact, are still leery of eating indoors. Carole Stewart, a councilwoman and resident of Dumont, says she’s been eating outdoors fairly frequently at hometown favorites such as Grant Street Café and Nazca, but “I have not eaten inside, and I’m not sure I will.” Others are moving gingerly toward indoor dining. Carlstadt resident Heather Markowski began dining out outdoors in September and had her first indoor restaurant meal, at Pier 115 in Edgewater, later that month. BERGENMAG.COM

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In addition to increasing capacity, some in the industry have called for a change in the state’s liquor license law to allow more restaurants to serve alcohol, which would be an additional source of revenue. Others, like Bucco, would like to see an additional stimulus for those still on unemployment, which he believes could help get people into restaurant seats again. AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE Though the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association has estimated that close to a quarter of the state’s eateries are likely to close because of the pandemic, no one knows for sure what that final number will be. What almost everyone agrees on is that there will be significant attrition and a number of notable changes. Takeout is likely here to stay, even at top-shelf restaurants. “I think people have fallen in love with the ease of use of things like delivery and curbside pickup,” says Kunisch. And we’ll probably see an expansion in alfresco dining. “One thing we truly learned during the pandemic is that people love to eat outside,” says Knott. Those changes, at least, may be all to the good. And if there’s a county in New Jersey that can bounce back, it’s Bergen. Not only is it one of the state’s wealthiest areas, it’s also likely to benefit from its proximity to New York City. “I look at the towns that surround Manhattan as immense opportunities,” says Bucco, “because a lot of suburban residents won’t be ready to go back to the city. People who used to dine at Le Bernardin for a special occasion are going to stay in New Jersey and maybe go to Saddle River Inn instead.” Ask the Inn’s owner, Jamie Knott, if he’ll be around to accommodate them, and he doesn’t equivocate. “In my mind,” he says, “there’s no other option.” NOVEMBER 2020


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DISHES FOR FALL Local dietitians share quarantine-practiced recipes that work for both everyday meals and holiday entertaining. Keep a culinary expert cooped up at home for a while, and you’re apt to smell an enticing aroma coming from the kitchen. That’s one of the happy results of our recent unhappy quarantine. So BERGEN checked in with four local dietitians who know well enough what you should be eating and what you’ll enjoy eating that they can figure out fabulous dishes that tick both boxes. Here, each nominates a healthy, tasty menu item to try this autumn—and explains how you can prepare it. Tasting is believing! BERGENMAG.COM

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BOMBAY SLOPPY JOES Yields: 4 to 6 servings

“This dish provides an incredible immune boost for your body and an inviting aroma for your home. The leaner and healthier protein provision from turkey, nuts and seeds, combined with antioxidant-rich pistachios, ginger and raisins, is sure to give off a flavorful punch to fight off cold and virus season. Sweetening the deal is using honey as a sugar alternative.”

—Wendy Bennett, registered dietitian, Apple Nutrition Consulting, Ramsey

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE SAUCE: n 2 Tbs. vegetable oil n 1 Tbs. minced ginger n 2 cloves garlic, minced n ½ serrano chile, seeded and finely minced (save the other half for the turkey) n 1 tsp. garam masala n ½ tsp. paprika n 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce n 1 cup water FOR THE TURKEY: n 3–4 Tbs. vegetable oil n small handful shelled pistachios, about ¼ cup n small handful raisins, about ¼ cup n 1 tsp. cumin seeds

n ½ large white onion, finely diced n 1 red bell pepper, seeds and membrane removed, finely diced n ½ serrano chile, seeds intact (do not chop, unless you like your dish spicy!) n 1 lb. ground turkey n ½ tsp. honey n ¼ cup half-and-half n small handful chopped cilantro n 4–6 hamburger buns (Alternative: You can serve this over rice or dip with tortilla chips, flatbread or naan.)

DIRECTIONS:

Begin by making the sauce: Warm oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until it shimmers. Add the ginger, garlic and serrano pepper. Sauté until the ginger and garlic brown a little. Add the garam masala and paprika and sauté for 30 seconds. Stir in the tomato sauce and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, for the turkey, warm two tablespoons of oil in a large skillet. When shimmering, add the pistachios and raisins. Cook until the raisins swell up and the pistachios toast slightly. Remove from the pan and set aside. Return the pan to medium heat, add 1–2 more tablespoons of oil and warm until simmering. Add the cumin seeds, allow them to sizzle for about 10 seconds or until some of the sizzling subsides. Stir in the onions and bell pepper, sauté until softened and starting to brown. Add the serrano pepper. Sauté for another couple of minutes, seasoning with a bit of salt. Stir in the turkey, breaking up the bigger lumps. Cook until opaque, about five minutes. Meanwhile, your sauce should be ready. Pour the sauce into the skillet with the turkey. Stir and bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the mixture has slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Once the turkey is cooked and the sauce has thickened, remove the serrano pepper. Add the honey, half-and-half, pistachios and raisins. Stir through and taste for seasoning. Before serving, garnish with cilantro. Toast the buns, fill with turkey mixture and serve. * Mise en place is very important for this recipe—be ready! BERGENMAG.COM

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CAULIFLOWER PIZZA

DELICATA SQUASH WITH RED ONIONS AND POMEGRANATE SEEDS

Yields: 4 servings

“One of my favorite recipes to make during the quarantine has been this cauliflower pizza. I enjoyed making my own crust from scratch because I had some extra time to make it and perfect it—and it is super healthy!”

Yields: 6-8 servings

—Angela Langner, registered dietitian nutritionist, Nutrition Center of Bergen County, Ridgewood

INGREDIENTS:

n 1 head of cauliflower n 2 eggs n 1–2 Tbs. basil n 1–2 Tbs. oregano n 1–2 garlic cloves, finely minced n 2 Tbs. coconut flour n ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese n ¼ cup grated mozzarella cheese n salt and pepper, to taste

“I love making this squash and try to have fun with it—it is one of my favorite side dishes because it is a nutritional powerhouse. It is low in carbs and calories and high in fiber, potassium, folate and vitamin A, not to mention delicious!”

DIRECTIONS:

—Stephanie Greenspan, registered dietitian nutritionist, Stephanie Greenspan Nutrition, Teaneck

Preheat oven to 500°F. Chop the head of a cauliflower in a food processor. Add to glass bowl and microwave on high for two minutes. Using a cheesecloth, squeeze all the excess water and moisture out of the cauliflower. Add the two eggs, coconut flour, basil, oregano, garlic, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and salt/pepper to the cauliflower. Mix everything together and form a ball of “dough.”

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n 2 large delicata squash, cut in semi-circles n 1 large red onion, cubed n 3 cloves garlic, minced n 2 Tbs. avocado oil n 1½ Tbs. silan (date syrup) or maple syrup n ¾ tsp. salt n ¼ tsp. pepper n ¼ cup pomegranate seeds, for garnish

On a piece of parchment paper, mold the cauliflower “dough” into pizza crust. Bake for 7–10 minutes until golden brown. Add your choice of sauce, cheese and toppings. Bake at same temperature for an additional five minutes to melt the cheese and cook the toppings. BERGENMAG.COM

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DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Mix together all ingredients except the pomegranate seeds. Place on prepared cookie sheet in a single layer. Roast in oven for 20–22 minutes (depending on how well done you prefer them). Remove from oven and allow to cool before garnishing with pomegranate seeds.


MELOPITA (GREEK HONEY PIE) Yields: 10 servings

“I love this recipe because it is a healthier take on a traditional Greek dessert (since I’m half Greek!), is relatively inexpensive to make as it only needs a handful of common ingredients, looks impressive and tastes delicious. I make this recipe pretty often because it’s so tasty, and it would make a great dessert option for the holidays too.”

—Barbara Stavrou, registered dietitian, ShopRite of Emerson, Emerson

INGREDIENTS: n n n n n n

3 large eggs 2½ cups part skim ricotta cheese ½ cup plus 2 tsp. honey 1 Tbs. whole grain corn flour 1 tsp. vanilla extract ½ tsp. ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch round springform pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cheese, ½ cup honey, corn flour, vanilla extract and ½ teaspoon salt until combined; transfer to prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle your Melopita with cinnamon and drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons honey. Cut into 10 pieces; serve warm or at room temperature.

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RECIPES WORTH A READ

MMMMM—PLANTS!

Can deliciousness be found when one follows the vegan philosophy, shunning not only animalbased foods but all practices that exploit animals? Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud’s answer would be a resounding “yes,” and here he offers recipes and stories to prove it. Guiding you on what the publisher calls “a food-based road trip to explore the vibrancy of veganism across North America,” Massoud celebrates the joys—and the tempting tastes—of a plant-based diet. Tiller Press/Simon & Schuster, $30

Take a mouthwatering look at what publishers have cooked up for you this fall!

In many ways, this autumn hasn’t covered itself with glory. Broadway’s dark, few football fans are in the stands and political debates have been—well, never mind. But when it comes to cookbooks, it’s a golden age. And why not? With restaurant dining only partly back from quarantine restrictions, we’re all tired as heck of the timeworn offerings in the home cook’s repertoire—even the best ones. We’re ready to try something new, and that’s cookbooks’ cue. If you’re hungry for ideas (and maybe just plain hungry), we guarantee you’ll find enticing inspiration thumbing the pages of this year’s bumper crop of recipe-rich new volumes. Here are eight standouts, each available through bookstores like Bookends in Ridgewood and Books & Greetings in Northvale. Peruse them, savor them, follow them ounce by ounce and pinch by pinch—just try not to spill on them. BERGENMAG.COM

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GOING GREEK

With travel still in question these days, you likely won’t be dining at Atlanta’s award-winning Greek restaurant, Kyma, any time soon. But you can still enjoy the magic of executive chef Pano Karatassos’ dishes at home. In this cookbook, the Culinary Institute of America-trained chef gives you access to 100 of the eatery’s recipes, all of which go beyond the cliché plates of GreekAmerican restaurants. Each is a showcase of Greek flavor and tradition, as well as the customs passed to Karatassos by his grandmother and those learned from his Southern roots. Rizzoli, $37.50


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SWEET TREATS

EAT YOUR VEGGIES

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FEEL-GOOD COOKERY

KEEP IT FOR REAL

Here, Chef Dan Kluger of the Greenwich Village restaurant Loring Place (co-written by Nick Fauchald) shares recipes along with tips from a cooking tradition that honors “the bounty of the market.” He describes techniques such as roasting vegetables on a rack in the oven, reusing pickling brines in pastas and vinaigrettes and baking croutons with a Parmigiano-Reggiano coating so they don’t get soggy. “Takeaways” sidebars pay tribute to Kluger’s culinary mentors. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Martin, $35

Drew Smith, former editor of The Good Food Guide, here offers a master class on filling that bowl with brilliance, explaining “60 soups from six simple broths.” Recipes range from the elegantly simple to the symphonically complex. What they have in common is the trifecta every “souper-chef” seeks: top nutrition, sensational taste and a minimum of waste. Check out three of our favorite recipes from this tome in our “Tastes” feature on page 70. Rizzoli, $30

You needn’t speak a word of français to acquire magical mastery of the heavenly petit fours, bonbons, macarons and other pastry treats offered here by author Cheryl Wakerhauser, who was trained in southern France and now owns Portland’s phenomenal Pix Pâtisserie. Wakerhauser provides step-by-step instruction, pulling back the curtain to reveal the hows and whys behind each recipe. It features 45 recipes and 50 photos. Macmillan, $45

Cheddar-and-chutney grilled cheese sandwiches, anyone? These 85 recipes promise to prove to your taste buds that “comfort” need not be unexciting. Some of the meals here, explained by the host of the Emmy-winning program Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten, are classics recalled from childhood—but often with a twist or a new intensity. Whether it’s Boston cream pie, “smashed” hamburgers with caramelized onions, banana rum trifle or another once-and-future fave, you’ll find tasty enlightenment aplenty, meeting anew many great dishes you thought you knew. Penguin Random House, $35 BERGENMAG.COM

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Bryant Terry wrote this volume for his daughters with thoughts of the green future they may enjoy, but we too can borrow the keys to his kingdom. The author of Afro-Vegan, Terry here presents more than 100 recipes that draw knowledgeably on Asian and African Diasporic cuisines, and he adds his own touch to design meals that, in one reviewer’s words, are “full of vitality and beauty.” And would you believe that all this culinary inspiration comes with practical tips, such as advice on prepping meals in advance on the weekends? Penguin Random House, $30

Following the ancient laws of kashrut never tasted so good! In this book, award-winning food writer Michael Aaron Gardiner dishes up intriguing recipes from the Sephardic, Ashkenazi and contemporary Israeli traditions. These 100 recipes, featuring what the publisher calls a “foodforward” approach to kosher cooking, draw upon varied international cuisines. There are offerings here for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free cooks, along with sauces, stocks, oils and pickles you’ll come to rely on. Rizzoli, $40


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A STUDY IN OPPOSITES

How did designers make a new Bergen home a stunner? By boldly marrying polarities: modern and traditional, spacious and cozy, warm and cold. By Donna Rolando Design by RCQ Design Photography by Peter Rymwid

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A downsizing family wanted it all: a cozy space with plenty of entertainment potential, which this open-floor-plan kitchen accomplishes with a large island for congregating as well as more intimate seating areas. The room’s design is a mix of modern and traditional, just what the family envisioned for their “new chapter” home. The warmth of wood helped balance out the colder modern elements for a happy design marriage.

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where the owners could entertain and people A couple from northwest Bergen County didn’t This page: The sleek effect of large-format could congregate around the island,” with wait until they were true empty nesters to plan Calacatta gold marble makes the floors glisten, but here’s a secret: They’re really porcelain, from Designmaster woven mini-print stools ideally a house cozy enough for just the two of them Wayne Tile, with the easy care the family wanted. positioned to max the beautiful window view. yet still ready to be the life of any party. The Thermador wall oven on the right has a rival: A third gathering spot in this open-floor-plan The husband and wife knew it would be a the steam oven above it, perfect for a healthkitchen allows for an RCQ-custom sofa and matter of time before their four adult children conscious family. The MDM cabinetry also boasts comfy swivel chairs over an oversized Davis & left the nest and they could lose that cherished a command center: six doors that conceal phone Davis damask rug in pale green and taupe. A cozy feeling to a big empty house. So, in the chargers, message boards and other organizing tools. Opposite page: It’s hard not to feel comfy at stone fireplace completes this cozy setting. summer of 2019, they worked with a team the breakfast nook, where a cut-velvet banquette Good design never neglects the ceiling, says on a new colonial that would be just right for Capodieci-Quinn, and in this case, she explains whatever came next, whether it was alone time in smoky brown sets the stage for more intimate seating under a traditional-style chandelier, which that the architectural-trimmed beams inset with or the gang was all there. contrasts with the island’s gunmetal fixture. a subtle tone-on-tone wall covering “created Creating a space to fit seemingly opposite different spaces within one space.” moods—both comfy and spacious—didn’t To marry modern and traditional, the designers gave the floors stump Rina Capodieci-Quinn, owner of Ramsey-based RCQ Design, and her senior designer, Amanda Arditti. Nor did the goal of marrying the sleek effect of Calacatta gold marble but used stained mahogany window frames and a rifted oak fireplace wall to infuse warmth. two design styles—modern and traditional—in a well-balanced motif. “Wood is warmth, and the wallcovering on the ceiling and the The kitchen is a good example of a room that fits all lifestyles. The soft window treatments add warmth to the colder elements of the breakfast nook is intimate with its stain-resistant, mini-print chairs kitchen,” says Capodieci-Quinn. and cut-velvet, smoky brown banquette by Michael M. Fea Inc. The custom island by MDM Woodworking with oil-rubbed bronze But the majestic island in pale green with light-brown glaze hardware gets a hint of traditional from the egg-and-dart details of and topped with gray veined quartz was meant to be a people its raised panels. The white perimeter cabinets with polished nickel magnet, says Capodieci-Quinn. “We wanted it to be a space BERGENMAG.COM

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have their own special feature: a leaded glass pattern by Antique Glass Studio, matching the window transoms. Glass-beaded, floral window treatments by Alan Schatzberg & Associates in soft green and pale, creamy yellow are pretty and practical with woven Roman shades. “The hood [RangeCraft] really needed to make a statement,” adds Capodieci-Quinn, who delivered with a mix of metals—gold and silver, keeping with the pattern of warm and cold. The spa-like master bath was another space where modern met traditional. “In this room we were looking for a sense of elegance,” she says. “We drew toward the feminine part of it.” With a hint of soft lavender on the ceilings and soft rose damask window treatments, again by Schatzberg, the result was “almost a romantic feeling.” Adding to the wow factor of polished Calacatta gold marble floors are two inset area rugs of glass-and-marble waterjet mosaic bordered with mother-of-pearl. New construction allowed the luxury of groin-vaulted, 9-foot-plus ceilings, outlined with silver leafing, for a look of grandeur and openness that didn’t waste space. While not too big for a shrinking household, Capodieci-Quinn says, the bathroom still “hits all the marks” with BERGENMAG.COM

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his-and-her sink vanities and a makeup vanity (all by RCQ/MDM Woodworking), a soaking tub, a large shower and a water closet. For a little more glam, RCQ designed rhinestone door handles into the Calacatta-gold-topped vanities with circle trim, and the tub-area drawers have a similar effect. The shower also dazzles with a feature wall of scroll-patterned glass and Calacatta marble in a waterjet mosaic. The soaking tub (Artistic Tile/Stone Surfaces) started with a hand-picked slab of Calacatta gold marble. As in the kitchen, stained woodwork creates an old-world feel, says Arditti. Want to watch the news while getting ready? A TV is cleverly hidden in a mirror inset into the millwork by Michael M. Fea Inc., which tackled the trim throughout the house. Layers of lighting, including drop chandeliers and antique silverfinish sconces over the vanities, are another mixture that boosts the ambience. “The key to both the kitchen and bathroom was keeping it very fresh and crisp,” says Capodieci-Quinn. With the happy marriage of modern and traditional and other artfully paired polarities, this family may just have pulled off the trick of downsizing while up-styling. NOVEMBER 2020


This page, right: Customdesigned vanities with raised legs for an open look spread a little sparkle with rhinestone door handles, but they can’t upstage the marble-andglass waterjet mosaic rugs bordered by mother-of-pearl on the Calacatta gold floors. Dark pewter grout completes this look, says designer Rina Capodieci-Quinn. Opposite page: You might never think of TV while soaking in this Calacatta gold tub, but if you can’t miss the morning news, look no further than the nearby mirror flanked by artistry on easy-wipe custom panels. Yes, that mirror provides an image of the world as well as your own image. Soak away!

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CLOSE TO HOME

Your overseas travel plans may be on hold, but you can taste international cuisines right here, right now, in Bergen County. By Darius Amos

Some people roam the globe in search of the foods of different nations, while others venture into Brooklyn and Queens to find the flavors and spices they crave. But Bergenites are luckier than most: Often we can traverse culinary “borders” with an easy drive across town. In ethnic and national enclaves right here, people proudly set up shop, open restaurants and grocery stores, support one another and invite everyone to sample a taste. These five towns feature distinct ethnic or national neighborhoods where anyone can shop and grab a delicious bite to eat. Salud! Mangia! Bon appétit! BERGENMAG.COM

BERGENFIELD: FILIPINO

Though Jersey City is home to Little Manila, Bergenfield is tops when ranking towns with the highest Filipino population percentage—about 12 percent of the borough’s 26,000 residents are of Philippines descent. And you can tell by the vast number of sun-and-stars symbols, redolent of the country’s flag, that adorn storefronts. Eateries in particular have been booming in recent times, thanks in part to adventure chefs such as Andrew Zimmern and the late Anthony Bourdain, as well as Filipino celebrity chef Jordan Andino (he’s battled Bobby Flay and cooked for the Kardashians). Eat: You’ll see a few spots along Washington Avenue, Bergenfield’s main commercial drag, and the aromas will surely reel you in. Both Bamboo Grill and Cusinera offer a range of traditional dishes—for example, adobo, lechon kawali (crispy roast pork), pancit (noodles) and kare-kare (oxtail), as well as daily specials. Shop: Finding Filipino-specific items in large Asian markets like H Mart can be challenging, but you’ll typically have success browsing the aisles of Bergenfield’s small grocers. American Pinoy Food Mart and Ramz Oriental, both on Washington Avenue, stock everything from canned and refrigerated goods to frozen fish and meats. If you’re looking for baked goods, Red Ribbon (the ube overload cake is calling!) on Washington Avenue and Christine’s Bake Shop in Veterans Plaza have everything you need.

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WALLINGTON: POLISH

More than 50 percent of the borough’s population can trace its ancestry to Poland, making Wallington the seventh-highest Polish population by percentage in the country, according to latest U.S. Census data. So, it’s only natural that businesses here cater to one of the area’s largest ethnic groups. Food is a large part of it; folks travel from far and near to get a taste of Poland, and the cuisine goes well beyond sausage and pierogies—though we certainly can’t get enough of either. Eat: A trip to Warsaw, er, Wallington isn’t complete without dining at (or taking out from) one of its restaurants. Located where Main and Midland avenues meet, Chefski’s Polish Homemade Cooking is like Mom’s kitchen: It’s red borscht, sauerkraut soup, pork chops and hunter’s stew (Bigos) galore! Further down Main are Krakus and Tatra Haus, two traditional restaurants with expansive menus featuring soups (a heartwarming rosól) and stews (beef goulash, anyone?), as well as chops, chicken and fish. Oh, and plenty of pierogies too. Shop: Lines for the butcher at Adam’s Food Market on Maple Avenue can swell out the door, but the aisles are also filled with canned and jarred items, refrigerated goods and fresh pickles. The deli at Wisla along Locust Avenue is a popular stop for locals, who also pick up fresh baked goods and sweets as well as ingredients to make those tasty dishes at home. Not far from Wallington, in Garfield, is Piast Meats & Provisions, a Polish gourmet grocery, deli and hot food store with meats, cheeses and baked goods.


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FAIR LAWN: RUSSIAN

Of its nearly 34,000 residents, more than 10 percent claimed Russian heritage on the most recent U.S. census, giving Fair Lawn the thirdhighest percentage in the state (No. 1 in Bergen). To cater to that population—many reside in the Central and Lyncrest neighborhoods—as well as those who crave the hearty Eastern European/Northwest Asian flavor, proprietors have set up shops and eateries along nearby River Road. Eat: Russian cuisine is rich in meat and bread, with influences from Eastern European and Asian countries. At Taste of Home on River Road, chefs prep authentic classics from appetizers such as pelmeni (one of Russia’s national dishes) and holodets to entrées like cabbage roll and beef stroganoff. Two cakes, medovik and smetannik, are well worth a bite or two. The beef and lamb dishes as well as the desserts at Shoti Bread House, which is distinctly Georgian cuisine, resemble plates served in Russian homes. Shop: Visitors say B&B International Deli on River Road is reminiscent of the Russian food emporiums of Brighton Beach, the famed Brooklyn neighborhood with a tight-knit Eastern European community. Here one will find plenty of sausages and ham, pickles and kraut and more. Broadway Food Palace on Broadway also has a variety of meats, freshbaked goods and pre-made and packaged items. A quick ride down Route 4 will bring you to NetCost Market in Paramus, an Eastern European grocer that specializes in Russian products. While you’re there, be sure to grab goodies from the bakery and fish department.

CLIFFSIDE PARK: ARMENIAN

It’s home to many Italian, Asian and African American families, but Cliffside Park also has the highest percentage of Armenian residents in the state and the seventh-highest in the country among towns with at least 1,000 Armenians. With those numbers, it’s not a surprise that Anderson Avenue, one of the borough’s main streets, is lined with stores specializing in food and merchandise from Armenia and its bordering countries. Arenie, a gourmet food and bakery, had an expansive following—it’s been praised by dozens of regional publications and food blogs—until it closed this summer. (The owners state they will reopen in a larger space soon.) But fear not, as the borough isn’t short on Armenian specialists. Eat: Kabobs are a staple in most Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, including Armenia, where pork reigns supreme. Head to Dayinin Yeri on Palisade Avenue, which has been blending Armenian and Turkish food since 1995. Similarly, Avo’s Grill on Anderson Avenue has been serving fusion cuisine for 20 years. Then there’s Middle East Lahmajun, a nondescript storefront on Anderson. Lahmajun is a traditional thin piece of dough that’s baked with minced meat, veggies and spices such as cayenne pepper, paprika, cumin and cinnamon. It’s a must-try. Shop: Need a knowledgeable halal butcher, hard-to-find spices and/or organic everything? Nizam International Market on Anderson Avenue specializes in all three and more while catering to Armenian and other Middle Eastern cooking needs. Also on Anderson is Ilayda Marketplace, a corner store that is a lot bigger than it appears from the outside. Inside, shoppers will find meat, produce, cheeses, baked goods and more—including prepared hot and cold foods for those who need to eat now. BERGENMAG.COM

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PALISADES PARK: KOREAN

The housing expansion in Hudson River towns such as Fort Lee and Edgewater continues to attract young Asian families, but many with Korean roots in the county hail from Palisades Park. Based on recent census reports, more than half of that borough’s 20,000 residents are of Korean ancestry—the highest Korean-American density of any town in the U.S. No wonder a portion of the main thoroughfare, Broad Avenue, is referred to as Koreatown, where dozens of shops and restaurants branded only with Korean characters are located. Eat: To Sok Chon has been delighting newbies and regulars alike before and during the COVID era. This eatery on West Central Boulevard specializes in South Korean dishes such as spicy pork and potato stew, bibimbap and soondae bokkeum (blood sausage, tripe, glass noodles, veggies and other goodies). On the aforementioned Broad Avenue is Chung Dam Dong, whose menu includes fine and authentic soups and stews as well as specials such as honey marinated ribs and seafood hot pots. Shop: Organic One Market on Commercial Avenue keeps its shelves and coolers well stocked, while the smaller Good Morning Mart on Broad Avenue is a favorite among locals who seek grab-and-go foods or the missing ingredient for their kitchen. A quick trip to Fort Lee, you’ll find one of the best Korean grocery chains in the country, Hannam, on Bergen Boulevard. It offers a variety of fresh produce, meat, bread and other staples.

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If you want to expand your shopping experience further, check out these international grocers and markets: Mitsuwa Marketplace, River Road, Edgewater The parking lot is always hopping at this Japanese grocer, and it’s not only because of the waterside view of the Hudson River. Inside, shoppers will find a large selection of meat and fish (sushi-grade), and there is a retail area with kitchen and other home supplies. A and S Italian Market, Cedar Hill Avenue, Wyckoff From Uncle Giuseppe’s in Ramsey to Piccolo’s Gastronomia in Ridgefield, Bergen County is home to a slew of fine Italian grocers. A and S Market is another, boasting a lineup of authentic and fresh Italian products, meats, cheeses, breads and pastas. Its prepared foods like the Coliseum sandwich (roasted pork, fresh mozz and broccoli rabe) also shine. Karl Ehmer, Broadway, Hillsdale Its sidewalk hot dog cart is popular among locals, but the German products sold inside are just as good— from canned and jarred goods to fresh cuts at the butcher. Oh, and there are plenty of condiments for all those brats you’ll order! Subzi Bazaar, Rte. 17, Rochelle Park You can find a few products from India at most grocery chains, but for fresh produce like parwals and certain okras, grains, spices and meats, this specialty store is the goto for many. Oaxaca Grocery, Queen Anne Road, Teaneck Locals stop at this corner mart for its takeout menu, but the shelves and coolers inside the narrow store are stocked with everything needed to prep an authentic Mexican meal. Hackensack Market, Passaic Street, Hackensack The longtime neighborhood store has an assortment of international foods, though most are primarily for Central and South American cuisines. There are counters for fresh meat and poultry and fish, as well as a large selection of fresh fruit and vegetables.


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These three hot, one-bowl meals are the perfect way to warm autumn’s chill.

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TWO-MUSHROOM MISO SOUP Yields: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

n 12 dried shiitake mushrooms n 1 carrot n 1 parsnip n 1 celery root n olive oil or vegetable oil, for frying n 4½ oz. oyster mushrooms n 1 sheet of kombu n 2 tsp. miso paste n 4½ oz. silken tofu n fresh cilantro, to garnish n soy sauce or sesame oil

DIRECTIONS

Soak the dried mushrooms in boiled water for 15 minutes until soft. Wash and peel the carrot, parsnip and celery root and dice into small cubes. Shallow fry lightly in olive or vegetable oil for five minutes. Tear the oyster mushrooms into small pieces and add to the vegetables, stirring everything together. Cover with boiled water. Add the shiitake and the liquid they are soaked in, making about two quarts all in the pot. Cover everything with the whole sheet of kombu. Cover the pot and let it simmer quietly for 30 minutes. Dissolve the miso paste in twice as much hot water and stir well to get rid of any lumps. Carve the tofu into batons. Take the pot off the heat. Lift out the kombu and add the miso and the tofu. Garnish with cilantro leaves and soy sauce or sesame oil.

I’m a huge fan of mushrooms: Aside from their amazing health benefits, they are delicious and a great vegan substitute. To enhance the flavor of this soup, try adding fresh ginger to the boiling water the mushrooms soak in. I would also suggest adding bok choy or cabbage and replacing the cilantro topper with fresh scallions.” —Danielle Cousins-Coleman, owner/chef, Spoon Me Soups, River Vale

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OLD-FASHIONED SPLIT PEA SOUP Yields: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

n ½ cup dried split peas n 1 ham hock, unsmoked n 2 Tbs. heavy cream n vinegar, mustard and olive oil, for vinaigrette n chopped fresh parsley n bread, for serving

DIRECTIONS

Soak the split peas overnight in cold water. Place the ham hock in a cooking pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Let it bubble for a couple of minutes and skim off any scum that rises. Throw away the water and fill up with fresh water. Bring back to a boil, then let simmer on the stove over the lowest heat for 4–5 hours until the hock has completely collapsed. Strain the peas and add to a casserole dish. Cover with hock broth and bring to a good rolling boil for five minutes, then turn down and let it simmer for 50 minutes. It is done when the peas start to burst. Turn off the heat. Liquidize thoroughly to a purée. Stir in the cream. While the soup is cooking, remove the ham hock from the broth and trim the meat away from the fat and bones. Cut into small shards. Mix up a sharp little vinaigrette with vinegar, mustard and olive oil—in that order—to taste. Spoon over the ham shards and toss in chopped fresh parsley. Serve the soup topped with the ham vinaigrette and fresh bread for dipping.

The soup is not ‘old-fashioned’ without mirepoix—diced vegetables are a must when you do not use a vegetable base or bouillon. Add ¼ medium onion, ¼ celery stalk and 2 inches of small diced carrot about 40 minutes before the broth is to be removed. The carrot will add visual appeal, while the celery and onion will complete your veggie stock flavor.” —Paul Landau, owner/chef, Soup Maison, Fair Lawn

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BEAN AND BARLEY SOUP Yields: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

n ½ pearl barley n 2 Tbs. olive oil, plus extra to serve n 3½ oz. pancetta or pork belly n 3 garlic cloves n 1 onion n 2 carrots n 2 stalks celery n 1½ cups canned lima beans

DIRECTIONS

Cover the pearl barley with water in a small pot and bring to a simmer. Cook for up to an hour, following the package instructions. Meanwhile, in a cooking pot, warm the oil. Cut the pancetta or pork belly into cubes and add to the pot. Peel, crush and dice the garlic, add and let the oil absorb its flavor. Top and tail the onion, then slice thinly and mix in with the meat. Chop the carrots and slice the celery and add. Stir. Leave everything to soften for about 15 minutes. (If desired, add in any trimmings from the vegetables to the pearl barley pot while it is cooking.) Drain and rinse the beans and add them to the pot, stir well and cover with two quarts of water. Cook for 20 minutes. Add the pearl barley, spoonful by spoonful. Serve with a good lashing of olive oil. TIP: Different grains—buckwheat perhaps—or different beans make for interesting variations to this recipe.

I would top off this soup with sour cream, fresh parsley and a few slices of grilled sourdough from your local farmers’ market. To make this dish vegan, you can sub in roasted golden beets or sweet potatoes for the pork.” —Danielle Cousins-Coleman, owner/chef, Spoon Me Soups, River Vale

All recipes and photos are reprinted with permission from Soupology: The Art of Soup From Six Simple Broths by Drew Smith. Photos by Tom Regester © Rizzoli BERGENMAG.COM

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103 PRIME’s outdoor dining area is still open! Our tent is enclosed on three sides, with excellent ventilation and heaters throughout. We’ll make sure your outdoor dining experience is extra comfortable! Indoor dining available, too. Our kitchen specializes in hand-cut, in-house, 21+ day, dry-aged steaks, fresh-market seafood and eclectic Italian cuisine. Open Tuesday–Saturday 4 P.M.–10 P.M. Gift cards available. Casual attire encouraged. Social distancing strictly enforced. Extra sanitary measures taken. 103 SPRING VALLEY RD. PARK RIDGE, NJ 07645 201.391.2220 | 103PRIME.COM

LEFKES

Inspired by recipes created at its sister restaurants in Athens and Santorini, Lefkes in Englewood Cliffs takes distinguished diners on a Mediterranean journey. Dishes combined with time-honored Greek traditions with an ultra-modern twist using the finest ingredients sourced from top purveyors of meats and fish from the Mediterranean region. Enjoy elegant indoor spacious dining or their outdoor patio, a charming enchanted garden, with fire pits and outdoor heaters. This is the #1 restaurant destination in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 495 SYLVAN AVE. ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ 07632 201.408.4444

LT Bar & Grill and LT Above event space opens this month at the Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, NJ, where classic American dishes meet modern inspirations and worldly favors. Preeminent Michelin Star Chef and Restauranteur Laurent Tourondel, LT, is a master of his craft and passionate about creating unique cuisine by taste and presentation. The standards are high with seasonal produce, premium quality meats and the freshest fish. Desserts are delicately prepared in house. From the moment you sit down in the casual yet chic ambiance you will enjoy LT’s much celebrated, unconventional popovers. Our philosophy is Dine, Drink and Celebrate life! 390 HACKENSACK AVE. HACKENSACK, NJ 07601 551.287.6333 | LTBARANDGRILL.COM

THE MARKET BASKET

The Market Basket opened its doors in 1960 as a family-run gourmet market and catering company. More than 50 years and 3 generations later, The Market Basket is still recognized as one of New Jersey’s best gourmet grocery stores. Open 7 days a week, customers can treat themselves to store-made prepared foods, hand selected produce, an expansive deli, prime meat, fresh seafood, storemade baked goods and so much more. 813 FRANKLIN LAKE RD. FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ 07417 300 SICOMAC AVE., WYCKOFF, NJ 07481 201.891.2000 | MARKETBASKET.COM

MOLOS

Molos Restaurant is a Greek and Mediterranean inspired Seafood Restaurant located on the Hudson River. The floor to ceiling windows on this two-story restaurant overlook the New York City Skyline. Signature dishes include the whole fish, which is displayed in our fish market, and saganaki flame served tableside. The restaurant’s full bar features the wines of Greece. 1 PERSHING RD., WEEHAWKEN, NJ 07086 201.223.1200 | MOLOSRESTAURANT.COM

THE YACHT CLUB

The Yacht Club, established in August 2020, is the newest waterfront property on the Hudson. Located in Edgewater, NJ, the restaurant is located on a pier serving up fast-casual American seafood. From 3lb lobsters to seafood plateaus to our short rib burger, it’s sure to satisfy anyone’s palate!” 541 RIVER RD., EDGEWATER, NJ 07086 201.945.3300 | YACHTCLUBNJ.COM

ORGANICA NATURAL FOODS

Located in Northern Bergen County and just 10 miles from the George Washington Bridge and neighboring Rockland County, Organica Natural Foods is the metro area’s premier natural and organic food market and gourmet culinary experience. Established in 1978 as a two aisle market, Organica has expanded into an award winning specialty food market offering an expansive array of healthy and hearty gourmet prepared dishes, homemade bakery items, catering, organic juice bar, organic produce department, organic groceries. Being recognized for its standard to support the non-GMO project you can find the highest quality storewide and an attentive staff passionate for providing outstanding customer service. 246 LIVINGSTON ST., NORTHVALE, NJ 07647 201.767.8182 ORGANICANATURALFOODS.COM


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LAWYERS 2020 TO HELP YOU FIND SOME OF THE BEST ATTORNEYS IN BERGEN COUNTY, across 33 different specialties, BERGEN magazine commissioned Professional Research Services (PRS) of Troy, Michigan to conduct a peer-review survey of hundreds of practicing and active lawyers across the county. They were asked to select peers whom they deem are the best within their specialty areas and whom they would seek out for particular legal needs. PRS checked with the New Jersey state bar to make sure that those attorneys receiving the highest vote totals within each specialty area are active and practicing before finalizing the Top Lawyer list. Inclusion in the Top Lawyer list cannot be purchased; it is solely based on the attorney’s standing among their peers. We recognize that there are many good attorneys who are not shown in this representative list. This is only a sampling of the huge array of talented professionals within Bergen County.


GINO A. ZONGHETTI Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP 25 Main St., Suite 500 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.708.8240 ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION HARRY G. CARROLL Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 ROBERT P. CONTILLO Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 PETER E. DOYNE Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 MARY ANN STOKES Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 APPELLATE PRACTICE DAWN ATTWOOD Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 21 Main St., Suite 200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.270.4942 JOSEPH CERRA Lynch Lynch Held Rosenberg, PC 440 Route 17 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.288.2022 AUDRA DePAOLO Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

PETER S. PEARLMAN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

JOHN P. DI IORIO Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP 411 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.897.2411

ROBERT P. SHAPIRO Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP 411 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.897.2411

GARY S. REDISH Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

DAVID EDELBERG Cullen | Dykman 433 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.1300

MICHAEL D. SIROTA Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 646.563.8942

MICHAEL S. STEIN Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 21 Main St., Suite 200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.270.4906

CHARLES M. FORMAN Forman Holt Attorneys at Law 365 W. Passaic St., Suite 400 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.845.1000

WARREN A. USATINE Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6233

IRA E. WEINER Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2140

JEFFREY W. HERRMANN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

BUSINESS, CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL

BANKING

ERIN J. KENNEDY Forman Holt Attorneys at Law 365 W. Passaic St., Suite 400 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.845.1000

JOSEPH L. BASRALIAN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 THOMAS J. CANGIALOSI, JR. Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 RICHARD R. KAHN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 THOMAS LOIKITH Harwood Lloyd, LLC 130 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.359.3551 ADOLPH A. ROMEI Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2104

ANDREW T. FEDE Archer Law 21 Main St., Suite 353 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000

WILLIAM I. STRASSER Strasser & Associates, PC 7 E. Ridgewood Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652 201.445.9001

PETER J. GALLAGHER Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110

BANKRUPTCY KENNETH L. BAUM Law Offices of Kenneth L. Baum 167 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.853.3030

KIM R. LYNCH Forman Holt Attorneys at Law 365 W. Passaic St., Suite 400 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.845.1000 JOHN MURANO Murano & Roth, LLC 800 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 202N Oradell, NJ 07649 201.265.3400 CASSANDRA NORGAARD Norgaard, O’Boyle & Hannon 184 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.871.1333 GEORGE M. PANGIS The Pangis Law Firm 184 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.210.8850 ALEX PISAREVSKY Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 GLENN R. REISER LoFaro & Reiser, LLP 20 Court St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.498.0400

BRUCE J. ACKERMAN Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 21 Main St., Suite 200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.270.4933 MICHAEL A. AUSTIN Conte Clayton & Austin, PA 666 Godwin Ave., Suite 320 Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.904.2007 JOSEPH ( JAY) B. BROWN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 MIRIAM W. HERMANN Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 CRISTIN M. KEEGAN Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2129 ROBERT J. KLEEBLATT Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 ROCCO J. LABELLA Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 RICHARD J. LAMBERT Dunn Lambert, LLC 80 Route 4, Suite 170 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.957.0874

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ADMIRALTY & MARITIME


TOP LAWYERS LISTINGS

ROBERT J. MANCINELLI Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 JEREMY S. PICCINI Bertone Piccini, LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Suite 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.483.9333 GIANFRANCO A. PIETRAFESA Archer Law 21 Main St., Suite 353 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.498.8559 GARY S. REDISH Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 ADOLPH A. ROMEI Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2104 MARK M. ROTTENBERG Rottenberg Lipman Rich, PC 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 601 Saddlebrook, NJ 07663 201.490.2022 ALAN RUBIN Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6325 ROBERT P. SHAPIRO Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP 411 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.897.2411 MICHAEL STERNLIEB Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2145 JUDITH JOAN SULLIVAN Sullivan Law & Government Affairs Firm PO Box 1205 Oakland, NJ 07436 973.204.6844 ALLEN SUSSER Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

CHANCERY PRACTICE RUSSELL T. BROWN Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 MICHAEL D. CAMARINOS Camarinos Law Group, LLC 411 Hackensack Ave., Suite 200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.509.5000 CAROL A. HAWK Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 SCOTT D. JACOBSON Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 KENNETH K. LEHN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 LAWRENCE N. MEYERSON Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 CHRISTOPHER L. WEISS Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110

MATTHEW F. GATELY Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

PETER J. GALLAGHER Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110

MARTIN R. KAFAFIAN Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2102

MATTHEW F. GATELY Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

PETER S. PEARLMAN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

JEFFREY W. HERRMANN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

STUART REISER Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP 411 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.897.2411

SCOTT D. JACOBSON Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110

LEONARD P. ROSA Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 433 Hackensack Ave., Suite 1002 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.649.8033 COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ZACHARY BERNSTEIN Shafron Law Group, LLC 2 University Plaza Dr., Suite 400 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.7200

CIVIL LITIGATION

RUSSELL T. BROWN Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110

MICHAEL D. BAER Baer Law Group 412 Cedar Ln., Floor 2W Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.804.0600

ARTHUR N. CHAGARIS Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2141

MICHAEL D. CAMARINOS Camarinos Law Group, LLC 411 Hackensack Ave., Suite 200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.509.5000

MICHAEL J. COHEN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

JOHN A. CONTE, JR. Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202

CHARLES R. COHEN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

MICHAEL J. EPSTEIN The Epstein Law Firm, PA 340 W. Passaic St. Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.380.7687

AUDRA DePAOLO Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

LEONARD Z. KAUFMANN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 KENNETH K. LEHN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 JOSEPH A. MAURICE Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 MICHAEL A. MCDONOUGH Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 PETER S. PEARLMAN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 STUART REISER Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP 411 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.897.2411 R. N. TENDAI RICHARDS Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800


ANDREW R. MACKLIN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

JASON E. FOY The Law Office of Foy & Seplowitz, LLC 105 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.457.0071

JASON SHAFRON Shafron Law Group, LLC 2 University Plaza Dr., Suite 400 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.7200

BRUCE D. MELLER Peckar & Abramson, PC 70 Grand Ave. River Edge , NJ 07661 201.343.3434

CHRISTOPHER L. WEISS Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110

GERARD J. ONORATA Peckar & Abramson, PC 70 Grand Ave. River Edge, NJ 07661 201.343.3434

JERARD A. GONZALEZ Bastarrika Soto Gonzalez & Somohano, LLP 3 Garret Mountain Plz., Suite 302 Hackensack, NJ 07424 973.370.0997

MICHAEL S. ZICHERMAN Peckar & Abramson, PC 70 Grand Ave. River Edge, NJ 07661 201.343.3434 CONSTRUCTION

RICHARD M. ROSA Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 433 Hackensack Ave. Suite 1002 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.649.8019

ROBERT E. BENNETT Tesser & Cohen 946 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 732.910.6066

JASON SHAFRON Shafron Law Group, LLC 2 University Plaza Dr., Suite 400 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.7200

JOSEPH A. MAURICE Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

STEPHEN BIALKOWSKI Law Offices of Stephen Bialkowski, LLC 275 N. Franklin Tpke., Suite 210 Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.962.9200

LEE M. TESSER Tesser & Cohen 946 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.1100

COREY P. MORANO The Morano Law Firm, LLC 54 Route 17 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.598.5019

MICHAEL S. ZICHERMAN Peckar & Abramson, PC 70 Grand Ave. River Edge, NJ 07661 201.343.3434

BRIAN J. NEARY Law Offices of Brian J. Neary 21 Main St., Suite 305 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.801.4431

CRIMINAL: NON WHITE COLLAR

JOSEPH P. REM, JR. Rem Katcher Law Group, PC 25 E. Salem St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.646.5664

ROBERT S. DOWD, JR. Law Offices of Robert S. Dowd, Jr., LLC 100 Challenger Rd., Suite 100 Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 201.489.3900 ROBERT A. DRUCKER Peckar & Abramson, PC 70 Grand Ave. River Edge, NJ 07661 201.343.3434 PATRICK J. GREENE Peckar & Abramson, PC 70 Grand Ave. River Edge , NJ 07661 201.343.3434 GREGORY J. IRWIN Harwood Lloyd, LLC 130 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.359.3630 CHARLES F. KENNY Peckar & Abramson, PC 70 Grand Ave. River Edge, NJ 07661 201.343.3434

PAUL B. BRICKFIELD Brickfield & Donahue 70 Grand Ave., Suite 100 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.488.7707 JOSHUA P. COHN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 RAYMOND F. FLOOD Flood & Basile 39 Hudson St., Suite 405 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.0700

MARC E. LEIBMAN Kaufman Semeraro & Leibman, LLP 2 Executive Dr., Suite 530 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.947.8855 CARMINE LOFARO LoFaro & Reiser, LLP 20 Court St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.498.0400

JAMES B. SEPLOWITZ The Law Office of Foy & Seplowitz, LLC 105 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.457.0071 ALAN SILBER Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 21 Main St., Suite 200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.639.2014 LAURA C. SUTNICK Sutnick & Sutnick, LLC 21 Main St., Suite 171 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.212.4532

WARREN S. SUTNICK Sutnick & Sutnick, LLC 21 Main St., Suite 171 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.212.4532 CRIMINAL: WHITE COLLAR MARK A. BERMAN Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 433 Hackensack Ave., Suite 1002 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.649.8015 PAUL B. BRICKFIELD Brickfield & Donahue 70 Grand Ave., Suite 100 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.488.7707 RAYMOND F. FLOOD Flood & Basile 39 Hudson St., Suite 405 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.0700 JASON E. FOY The Law Office of Foy & Seplowitz, LLC 105 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.457.0071 JOSEPH A. HAYDEN, JR. Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 21 Main St., Suite 200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.639.2004 PATRICK A. MULLIN Patrick A. Mullin, Esq., Attorney at Law 400 Kelby St., Suite 1700 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 888.700.1555 BRIAN J. NEARY Law Offices of Brian J. Neary 21 Main St., Suite 305 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.801.4431 AIDAN P. O’CONNOR Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 21 Main St., Suite 200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.270.4940 RICHARD F.X. REGAN DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP 61 S. Paramus Rd., Suite 250 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.907.5276 ALAN SILBER Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 21 Main St., Suite 200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.639.2014

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GERALD R. SALERNO Aronsohn Weiner Salerno & Kaufman, PC 21 Main St., Suite 100 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.982.7255


TOP LAWYERS LISTINGS

JEFFREY D. SMITH DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP 61 S. Paramus Rd., Suite 250 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.907.5228 LAURA C. SUTNICK Sutnick & Sutnick, LLC 21 Main St., Suite 171 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.212.4532 WARREN S. SUTNICK Sutnick & Sutnick, LLC 21 Main St., Suite 171 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.212.4532 JUSTIN P. WALDER Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 21 Main St., Suite 200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.639.2018

MADELINE MARZANOLESNEVICH Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathian, LLC 21 Main St., Suite 250 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.1161 EVELYN NISSIRIOS Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 SILVANA D. RASO Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.500.8914

CUSTODY

JASON ROTH Murano & Roth, LLC 800 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 202N Oradell, NJ 07649 201.265.3400

KEVIN L. BREMER Bremer & Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza Dr., Suite 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.2141

CARRIE S. SCHULTZ Schultz & Associates, LLC 55 Hudson St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.654.4263

JOSHUA T. BUCKNER Bremer & Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza Dr., Suite 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.2141

MICHAEL E. SPINATO Harwood Lloyd, LLC 130 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.359.3654

DANIELLE J. CARDONE Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.500.8914

GERI LANDAU SQUIRE Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

JOSHUA P. COHN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 ANNE M. FOX Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 JULIE L. KIM Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

AMANDA S. TRIGG Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 JASON C. TUCHMAN Kelly, Kelly, Marotta & Tuchman, LLC 25 E. Spring Valley Ave., Suite 320 Maywood, NJ 07607 201.368.7713 DEBTOR & CREDITOR KENNETH L. BAUM Law Offices of Kenneth L. Baum 167 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.853.3030 JACK CHAN Law Office of Jack Chan, LLC 120 Sylvan Ave., Suite 202 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.592.0212

JOSHUA DENBEAUX Denbeaux & Denbeaux 372 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 5 Westwood, NJ 07675 201.664.8855

MICHAEL G. STINGONE Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

HARRY M. GUTFLEISH Gutfleish Law, LLC 3 University Plaza Dr. Suite 410 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.241.2032

GENERAL PRACTICE

JOHN MURANO Murano & Roth, LLC 800 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 202N Oradell, NJ 07649 201.265.3400 ALEX PISAREVSKY Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 ALLEN SUSSER Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 EDUCATION ROBERT M. JACOBS Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 ENVIRONMENTAL DANIELE CERVINO Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2125 HOWARD P. DAVIS Davis Environmental Law 580 Sylvan Ave., Suite 2D Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.541.9737 RICHARD J. ERICSSON Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6346 LEONARD Z. KAUFMANN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

ANDREW J. NAIDECK Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.500.8914 HEALTH CARE ROBERT A. BLASS Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2136 JEFFREY S. BROWN Garfunkel Wild, PC 411 Hackensack Ave., Floor 5 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.883.1030 JORDAN S. GOLDSMITH Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 LEE S. GOLDSMITH Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 ARMAND LEONE, JR. Britcher Leone, LLC 175 Rock Rd., Suite 4 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201.444.1644 RICHARD G. LYONS Bertone Piccini, LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Suite 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.483.9333 MICHAEL L. PRIGOFF Lebson & Prigoff, LLC 39 Park Pl. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.4000 IMMIGRATION JERARD A. GONZALEZ Bastarrika Soto Gonzalez & Somohano, LLP 3 Garret Mountain Plz., Suite 302 Hackensack, NJ 07424 973.370.0997


WILLIAM J. QUIRK William J. Quirk, Esq., LLC 354 State St., Suite 202 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.968.0800

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NANCY A. DEL PIZZO Rivkin Radler, LLP 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.287.2472 DAVID S. GOLD Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6305

RICHARD A. GANTNER Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri, Jacobs, LLC 169 Ramapo Valley Rd. Upper Level 105 Oakland, NJ 07436 973.845.6700 MARC W. GARBAR Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law 65 E. Route 4 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.853.1505

CRISTIN M. KEEGAN Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2129

MATTHEW GIACOBBE Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri, Jacobs, LLC 169 Ramapo Valley Rd. Upper Level 105 Oakland, NJ 07436 973.845.6700

ARNOLD D. LITT Archer Law 21 Main St., Suite 353 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000

EVAN L. GOLDMAN Goldman Davis Krumholz & Dillon, PC 3 University Plz., Suite 410 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.2600

PRERAK A. ZAVERI Zaveri Law Firm PC 167 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.289.5393

RICHARD L. RAVIN Hartman & Winnicki, PC 74 Passaic St. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.967.8040

INSURANCE

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

STEVEN B. HARZ Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC 15 Warren St., PH West Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.464.5155

BRIAN R. ADE Rivkin Radler, LLP 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.287.2461

BRUCE L. ATKINS Deutsch Atkins, PC 25 Main St., Suite 104 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.245.8894

DANIELE CERVINO Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2125

ZACHARY BERNSTEIN Shafron Law Group, LLC 2 University Plaza Dr., Suite 400 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.7200

FRANK M. COSCIA Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP 115 W. Century Rd., Suite 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.225.2722

CHARLES R. COHEN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

EDWARD SHULMAN The Shulman Law Group, LLC 619 River Dr., Suite 220 Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 201.381.0088 JEFFREY B. STEINFELD The Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Steinfeld, PC 27 Warren St., Suite 302 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.3500

VICTORIA R. PEKERMAN Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP 411 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.897.2411 DAVID T. ROBERTSON Harwood Lloyd, LLC 130 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.359.3668 VALERIE A. VLADYKA Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP 115 W. Century Rd., Suite 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.225.2729

NEIL H. DEUTSCH Deutsch Atkins, PC 25 Main St., Suite 104 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.245.8894 ROBERT S. DOWD, JR. Law Offices of Robert S. Dowd, Jr., LLC 100 Challenger Rd. Suite 100 Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 201.489.3900

STEPHEN H. KAHN Kahn Opton, LLP 1 Parker Plz. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.947.9200 RANDI W. KOCHMAN Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6309 KENNETH K. LEHN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 ALFRED F. MAURICE Springstead & Maurice 21 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.0003 PAUL A. MONTALBANO Cohen, Leder, Montalbano & Connaughton, LLC 669 River Dr., Suite 125 Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 908.298.8800 MICHAEL MOREA Morea Law, LLC 345 Route 17, Suite 31 Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 201.345.5412

KEVIN J. O’CONNOR Peckar & Abramson, PC 70 Grand Ave. River Edge , NJ 07661 201.343.3434 SHEILA O’SHEA-CRISCIONE Carcich O’Shea, Attorneys at Law 401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 707 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.988.1308 ERIKA PICCIRILLO Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 ALEX PISAREVSKY Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 DAVID S. RICH The Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC 12 First St. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.740.2828 SAMUEL J. SAMARO Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 21 Main St., Suite 200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.270.4908 KAROL CORBIN WALKER Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP 25 Main St., Suite 500 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.708.8245 LITIGATION CHARLES C. ABUT Snyder Sarno D’Aniello Maceri & da Costa, LLC 401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 706 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.0404 DAWN ATTWOOD Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 21 Main St., Suite 200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.270.4942 KEVIN L. BREMER Bremer & Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza Dr., Suite 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.2141 MICHAEL D. CAMARINOS Camarinos Law Group, LLC 411 Hackensack Ave., Suite 200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.509.5000

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DAVID H. NACHMAN Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak Law Group, PC 487 Goffle Rd. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.670.0006


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MICHAEL T. CAULFIELD Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.500.8914

JOHN A. SCHEPISI Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.500.8914

ASHLEY TATE COOPER Weinberg & Cooper, LLC 1 University Plz., Suite 516 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.580.3934

THOMAS R. MCCONNELL Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

ARTHUR N. CHAGARIS Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2141

JAMES V. ZARRILLO Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2137

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PAUL FAUGNO Faugno & Associates, LLC 120 State St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.957.7087

MATRIMONIAL & FAMILY

CHARLES M. DEFUCCIO Law Offices of Charles M. DeFuccio 35 Essex St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.7800

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DANIELLE J. CARDONE Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.500.8914

JULIE L. KIM Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

BRUCE EVAN CHASE Chase & Chase 1 Atlantic St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.6555

ROBERT KORNITZER Kornitzer Family Law, LLC 12 Route 17, Suite 206 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.292.8444

JOSHUA P. COHN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

MADELINE MARZANOLESNEVICH Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathian, LLC 21 Main St., Suite 250 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.1161

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MARY ANN STOKES Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 VICTORIA TOMASELLA Tomasella & Associates, LLC 401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 707 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.655.7004 AMANDA S. TRIGG Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 COURTNEY VACCA Tomasella & Associates, LLC 401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 707 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.655.7004 RICHARD H. WEINER Aronsohn Weiner Salerno & Kaufman, PC 21 Main St., Suite 100 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.982.7255

SHERI A. BREEN Law Offices Rosemarie Arnold 1386 Palisade Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.461.1111 E. DREW BRITCHER Britcher Leone, LLC 175 Rock Rd., Suite 4 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201.444.1644 BRANDON J. BRODERICK Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law 65 E. Route 4 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.853.1505 DONALD A. CAMINITI Breslin & Breslin, PA 41 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 866.986.2056 SAMUEL L. DAVIS Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC 375 Cedar Ln. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.907.5000 DAVID EISBROUCH Eisbrouch & Marsh, LLC 90 Main St., Suite 204 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.5545

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BARRY D. EPSTEIN The Epstein Law Firm, PA 340 W. Passaic St. Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.380.7687

MICHAEL D. BAER Baer Law Group 412 Cedar Ln., Floor 2W Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.804.0600

MICHAEL J. EPSTEIN The Epstein Law Firm, PA 340 W. Passaic St. Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.380.7687

FRANK SCANGARELLA Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

JORDAN S. GOLDSMITH Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

PERSONAL INJURY ROSEMARIE ARNOLD Law Offices Rosemarie Arnold 1386 Palisade Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.461.1111 EVAN D. BAKER Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC 375 Cedar Ln. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.907.5000

BRIAN A. HELD Lynch Lynch Held Rosenberg, PC 440 Route 17 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.288.2022 BARRY A. KNOPF Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

JULIE B. LIVA Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 MICHAEL MAGGIANO Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, PC 201 Columbia Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.425.1274 JOSEPH A. MAURICE Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 JOHN M. MAVROUDIS Mavroudis Law, LLC 690 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201.262.3001 ARTHUR J. MESSINEO III Messineo Law 95 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Floor 1 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.962.8585 MICHAEL S. RAFF Raff & Raff, LLP 525 Palmer Ave., Floor 2 Maywood , NJ 07607 201.880.1630 RICHARD A. REINARTZ The Reinartz Law Firm 21 Main St., Suite 205 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.289.8614 MARC C. SAPERSTEIN Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC 375 Cedar Ln. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.907.5000 RICHARD A. SCHNOLL Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 NATALIE A. ZAMMITTI SHAW Law Offices Rosemarie Arnold 1386 Palisade Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.461.1111 JAMES V. ZARRILLO Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2137

PRODUCT LIABILITY BARRY A. KNOPF Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 RICHARD A. SCHNOLL Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY ROBERT A. BERNS Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP 25 Main St., Suite 500 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.708.8231 LEE S. GOLDSMITH Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 REAL ESTATE MITCHELL W. ABRAHAMS Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6292 JOSEPH L. BASRALIAN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 WENDY M. BERGER Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6203 JOHN A. CONTE, JR. Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 MERCEDES DIEGO Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 GARY GIANNANTONIO Giannantonio & Roth, LLC 167 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.853.0100

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GERI LANDAU SQUIRE Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600


TOP LAWYERS LISTINGS

RENATA A. HELSTOSKI Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2142

BRUCE R. ROSENBERG Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

MATTHEW C. MILLS Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

MARTIN J. DEVER, JR. Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

MICHAEL E. JONES Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6201

ANDREW ROTH Giannantonio & Roth, LLC 167 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.853.0100

MICHAEL H. FORMAN Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6333

MARTIN W. KAFAFIAN Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2142

JOHN A. SCHEPISI Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.500.8914

PATRICK A. MULLIN Patrick A. Mullin, Esq., Attorney at Law 400 Kelby St., Suite 1700 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 888.700.1555

RICHARD R. KAHN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

ALLEN SUSSER Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

IAN S. KLEEBLATT Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 ROBERT J. KLEEBLATT Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 JAN ALAN LEWIS Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6228 RICHARD G. LYONS Bertone Piccini, LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Suite 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.483.9333 TONI ANN MARABELLO The Marabello Law Firm 3 Mountainside Ave. Mahwah, NJ 07430 201.815.9408 JOHN M. MAVROUDIS Mavroudis Law, LLC 690 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201.262.3001 STUART REISER Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP 411 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.897.2411

MARC A. RASO Raso Legal Group, LLC 550 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 138 Oradell, NJ 07649 201.977.1960

CAROL A. HAWK Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202

ALAN RUBIN Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6325

IRA J. KALTMAN Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2136

STEVEN A. WEISFELD Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2119

JEFFREY H. SCHECHTER Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6315

PEGGY SHEAHAN KNEE The Knee Law Firm, LLC 21 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.996.1200

RICHARD D. WOLLOCH Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

JOHN B. STEPHENSON Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2120

ROBERT A. KNEE The Knee Law Firm, LLC 21 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.996.1200

TAXATION

TRUSTS & ESTATES, WILLS & PROBATE

ROCCO J. LABELLA Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110

DORIS BRANDSTATTER Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 EMERY C. DUELL Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2136 MICHAEL H. FORMAN Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6333 ARTHUR I. GOLDBERG Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 IRA J. KALTMAN Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2136

PETER J. BAKARICH Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 MARC BERMAN Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6270 GRACE C. BERTONE Bertone Piccini, LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Suite 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.483.9333 DORIS BRANDSTATTER Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 NAIM D. BULBULIA Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 433 Hackensack Ave., Suite 1002 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.649.8061

STEVEN D. LEIPZIG Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6340 JANET B. LURIE Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 LAUREN I. MECHALY Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP 115 W. Century Rd., Suite 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.225.2701 LAWRENCE N. MEYERSON Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202


DAVID M. REPETTO Harwood Lloyd, LLC 130 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.359.3576 MARTIN M. SHENKMAN Shenkman Law 400 Kelby St., Floor 12 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.845.8400 REGINA M. SPIELBERG Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP 115 W. Century Rd., Suite 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.225.2704 JOHN B. STEPHENSON Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2120 SAMUEL WEINER Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6260 LORI I. WOLF Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6291 WORKERS COMPENSATION STEVEN COHEN Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC 375 Cedar Ln. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.907.5000 CHRISTOPHER DIGIROLAMO Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, PC 201 Columbia Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.425.1274 SEAN M. DILLON Sean M. Dillon Attorney at Law, LLC 70 Hilltop Rd., Suite 1002 Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.818.0051 RICHARD A. GANTNER Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri, Jacobs, LLC 169 Ramapo Valley Rd. Upper Level 105 Oakland, NJ 07436 973.845.6700

APRIL M. GILMORE The Epstein Law Firm, PA 340 W. Passaic St. Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.380.7687

MICHAEL KATES Kates Nussman Ellis Fahri & Earle, LLP 190 Moore St., Suite 306 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.366.0087

JOHN A. SCHEPISI Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.500.8914

COREY P. MORANO The Morano Law Firm, LLC 54 Route 17, Paramus, NJ 07652 201.598.5019

JOHN J. LAMB Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2173

DANIEL L. STEINHAGEN Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2128

STUART D. LIEBMAN Wells, Jaworski & Liebman, LLP 12 Route 17 Paramus, NJ 07653 201.587.0888

MICHAEL G. STINGONE Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

ROBERT J. MANCINELLI Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202

MARLA WOLFE TAUS Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

JOYCE A. PARISI Parisi & Gerlanc, Attorneys at Law 190 Moore St., Suite 460 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.587.8915 CHRISTOPHER PEREZ Hanna | Perez, PC 185 Route 17, Suite 103 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.224.9400 MICHAEL S. ROSENBERG Lynch Lynch Held Rosenberg, PC 440 Route 17 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.288.2022 JOHN L. SCHETTINO Law Office of John L. Schettino, LLC 800 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.498.9768 ZONING, PLANNING & LAND USE JOSEPH L. BASRALIAN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 WENDY M. BERGER Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.6203 JOHN A. CONTE, JR. Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 LOUIS L. D’ARMINIO Price Meese Shulman & D’Arminio, PC 50 Tice Blvd. Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 201.730.4848 ANTIMO A. DEL VECCHIO Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2149

JOHN M. MAVROUDIS Mavroudis Law, LLC 690 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201.262.3001 SEAN R. MCGOWAN Bertone Piccini, LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Suite 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.399.7237 GREGORY MEESE Price Meese Shulman & D’Arminio, PC 50 Tice Blvd. Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 201.730.4848 GAIL L. PRICE Price Meese Shulman & D’Arminio, PC 50 Tice Blvd. Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 201.730.4848 DAVID M. REPETTO Harwood Lloyd, LLC 130 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.359.3576 BRUCE R. ROSENBERG Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 GERALD R. SALERNO Aronsohn Weiner Salerno & Kaufman, PC 21 Main St., Suite 100 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.982.7255

IRA E. WEINER Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 208 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.799.2140

TOP LAWYERS LISTINGS

GEOFFREY D. MUELLER The Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Mueller, LLC 610 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.569.2533


TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

ROSEMARIE ARNOLD SHERI A. BREEN NATALIE A. ZAMMITTI SHAW

LAW OFFICES ROSEMARIE ARNOLD

1386 Palisade Ave., Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.461.1111 | rosemariearnold.com

TOP PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATORS, and the three most senior partners at the Law Offices Rosemarie Arnold, Rosemarie Arnold, Sheri Breen, and Natalie Zammitti Shaw bring their collective experience and skill to the courtroom throughout New Jersey and New York. They represent clients who are injured in accidents including automobile, fall down, products liability, dog bites, and construction. They also represent victims of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and civil rights violations. With sharp, tenacious women at the helm of this prestigious law firm it is no wonder it is known for its outstanding service. These attorneys are prepared and fierce in the courtroom, caring and compassionate. The trio’s extensive knowledge, vast trial

experience and passion for justice lead to consistent outstanding results. Hundreds of millions of dollars in total recoveries is an achievement that speaks to the excellence of the firm. “Track record is important because our results cause defense attorneys and insurance companies to take notice and assign high dollar values to our cases”, Natalie Zammitti Shaw. With an ever-growing list of awards and accolades for their achievements and excellence in the practice of law, Rosemarie Arnold, Sheri Breen, and Natalie Zammitti Shaw represent the best of the legal profession.


Anne M. Fox

Robert J. Mancinelli

John A. Conte, Jr.

Hon. Harry G. Carroll, J.A.D. (Ret.)

Steven R. Rubenstein

Carol A. Hawk

Marianne Quinn

Michelle J. Marose

Brian E. Shea

Janet B. Lurie

Andrew P. Bolson

Evelyn Nissirios

Lynda Picinic

Matthew M. Nicodemo

Julie B. Liva

Toni Ann Marabello

Molly Sweeney

Christine H. O’Donnell

MEYERSON, FOX, MANCINELLI & CONTE, P.A.

One Paragon Dr., Suite 240, Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 | mfmclaw.com THE MEMBERS OF THE FIRM OF MEYERSON, FOX, MANCINELLI & CONTE, P.A., congratulate 13 of their attorneys for being named as Bergen County’s Top Lawyers: Lawrence Meyerson, Anne M. Fox, Robert Mancinelli, John A. Conte, Jr., Honorable Harry G. Carroll, J.S.C. (Ret.), Carol Hawk, Brian Shea, Evelyn Nissirios, Marianne Quinn, Janet Lurie, Lynda Picinic, Toni Ann Marabello & Julie Liva. The firm’s family law department devotes their practice to divorcerelated litigation, mediation and arbitration. We specialize in all matters of divorce and family law, including issues involving alimony, complex asset valuation, the distribution of business interests and all other property, child support, child custody, relocation matters and domestic violence cases. Our elder law, guardianship law and disability law attorneys have extensive experience in Medicaid planning, nursing home planning

and protecting the rights of the elderly, who may be physically or emotionally challenged. We represent individuals with special needs, including children and adults who are developmentally disabled. The civil litigation department handles commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract cases, personal injury and construction disputes, among others. The firm’s real estate and land use attorneys handle the purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties, represent clients before land use boards with variance and development applications. Our business law attorneys provide legal services, ranging from corporate formation, to negotiating commercial transactions, such as franchise agreements, contract issues, acquisition of commercial property, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, confidentiality agreements and employment agreements.

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FRANCESCA O’CATHAIN, ESQ. & MADELINE MARZANO-LESNEVICH, ESQ.

PARTNERS AND CO-CHAIRS, FAMILY LAW DEPARTMENT LESNEVICH, MARZANO-LESNEVICH, O’CATHAIN & O’CATHAIN, LLC

Court Plaza South, West Wing, 21 Main St., Suite 250, Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.1161 | info@lmllawyers.com | lmllawyers.com WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE SELECTED AS A BERGEN COUNTY TOP LAWYER? It means we know Bergen County. Our New Jersey offices are in Hackensack, the county seat. Francesca was born and raised in Bergen County, and both she and Madeline reside in Bergen County: it’s where we raise our families; it’s where we go to back-to-school nights; it’s where our favorite restaurants, malls and parks are. It’s where our lives are. Simply put, it’s home. What does it mean to be a Top Lawyer? It means we know divorce, inside and out. We know the pain of a marriage breaking apart. We know the difficult decision to move forward, and decide you want more for your life, for your children. We know the heartache of a custody battle, the fear of fighting over finances—we know when to fight, and when to settle. We know what you’re going through—and we’re here to guide you through it.

We have a proven team of family lawyers. We have a dedicated support staff who focus on nothing but family law. Now more than ever, you deserve—and need—Bergen County Top Lawyers. We’re a mother-and-daughter divorce team, and we’ll be with you every step of the way—in your backyard, and ours. YOUR FAMILY NEEDS OUR FAMILY—BERGEN COUNTY TOP LAWYERS. Learn more at www.lmllawyers.com; on our blog, Let’s Talk About Divorce at www.lmllawyers.com/category/lets-talk-aboutdivorce; and on our social media platforms: @lmllawyers

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JOHN A. SCHEPISI SILVANA D. RASO MICHAEL T. CAULFIELD DANIELLE J. CARDONE ANDREW J. NAIDECK

SCHEPISI & MCLAUGHLIN, P.A.

473 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.569.9898 | schepisi.com SINCE 1978, SCHEPISI & MCLAUGHLIN HAS BEEN A MAINSTAY of the Bergen County legal community, providing trusted and experienced counsel. The firm consistently achieves results that pair large firm skill with small firm attention to detail and superior client service in a way that is cost efficient and highly effective. Founder and President John A. Schepisi and Managing Partner Silvana D. Raso help their clients find real solutions through skilled advocacy and compassionate guidance. John has more than fifty years of experience in all aspects of real estate development as well as civil and commercial litigation. Silvana, a certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, a designation granted by the New Jersey Supreme

Court to only the most skilled, educated and knowledgeable lawyers explains that “Our clients immediately know that we take their worries seriously, and that we handle each case the way we would want our own matters handled, no exceptions.� The firm has decades of experience in civil and commercial litigation, divorce and related issues such as child custody, alimony and property division, as well as real estate transactions, commercial and residential property development and business disputes. This rare combination of experience, efficiency, individualized attention and proven results are among the many reasons that John A. Schepisi, Silvana D. Raso, Michael T. Caulfield, Danielle J. Cardone and Andrew J. Naideck have all been named Top Lawyers.


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JOSEPH V. MACERI

SNYDER SARNO D’ANIELLO MACERI & DA COSTA LLC.

401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 706, Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3366 | snydersarno.com JOSEPH V. MACERI IS AMONG THE TWO PERCENT of active New Jersey lawyers certified by the state Supreme Court as a matrimonial attorney. He has represented clients in high-conflict child custody disputes and high net worth divorces which included business valuation and dissolution as well as multifaceted postdivorce litigation. Joe began building his elite skill and knowledge base over twenty years ago, before he’d even been admitted to the bar. As a law student, he was given permission from the state Supreme Court to represent low-income clients on his own. It was his first exposure to family law and imbued him with a passion for helping people and aiding the community. Joe’s commitment to serving his clients and neighbors has only grown stronger with time. He volunteers for the Superior Courts’ Early Settlement Program to help settle cases without lengthy and expensive trials. He’s also served on various state, county and local governing bodies to advise on policy changes for the public. “I

deeply enjoy my time dedicated to public service,” says Joe. “I love working in the community and making a difference in the lives of others.” Joe emphasizes hard work and individual dedication as the keys to success on behalf of his clients. He embraces the challenge that comes with thoroughly understanding each client’s unique situation. “It’s not just the complexity of the law,” Joe adds. “You also have to be conscious of the emotional impacts. I pride myself on making sure every client gets representation that is explicitly tailored to them.” And he’s been fulfilling that promise to clients in every area of family law he practices—from litigation and divorce to children’s educational needs and custody. Peers have recognized Joe as one of the country’s best lawyers in the field.


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FOR OVER 50 YEARS, Aronsohn Weiner Salerno & Kaufman P.C. and its predecessor firms have provided high quality legal advice and representation to clients in a wide range of practice areas. The Firm has exhibited a tradition of leadership and excellence and values its commitment to provide clients—both individuals and corporations—with passionate and skilled legal representation in every case. Clients have established long-standing relationships with the Firm based upon a history of achieving results in the Pictured from left to right: Richard H. Weiner, Gerald R. Salerno, Barry L. Kaufman most cost-efficient fashion. The Firm’s attorneys have been awarded numerous The Firm’s attorneys care about each and every client and aim to honors and distinctions by their peers in the legal reflect this dedication every step of the way. Their commitment to detail, community. Richard H. Weiner was awarded the 2020 Lawyer of understanding, and knowledge of the legal process is well recognized the Year Award by Best Lawyers. For the past several years, he has in the legal community by their clients and peers. Partners Richard H. also been selected as one of New Jersey’s top 100 lawyers by New Weiner and Gerald R. Salerno are both past Presidents of the Bergen Jersey magazine. Partners Richard H. Weiner, Gerald R. Salerno and County Bar Association and have each served as the Bergen County Barry L. Kaufman have all been selected to the New Jersey Super Representative to the New Jersey State Bar Judicial and Prosecutorial Lawyer list (a Thompson Reuters business) and to the Best Lawyers in Appointments Committee. America publication issued by Woodward/White, Inc.

SHEILA O’SHEACRISCIONE, ESQ.

CARCICH O’SHEA LLC

401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 707 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.988.1308 | carcichoshea.com “IN EMPLOYMENT AND DISCRIMINATION CASES, truth is stranger than fiction,” says Sheila O’Shea-Criscione, Esq., a nearly thirty-year veteran of employment law. “People come to us with flagrantly discriminatory circumstances and we meet them with compassionate listening and zealous advocacy.” Sheila specializes in a variety of divisions, from sexual harrassment, discrimination and whistleblowing to general litigation, negotiation and review of severance packages. Together with her partners, Christopher Carcich and Ellen Marie Walsh, the firm covers virtually every aspect of employment law. Sheila loves helping people. Personal attention, tenacity, dedication and experience are at the core of her everyday mantra—a mantra that extends outside her time at the office. At Montclair State University, she’s been sharing her wealth of knowledge and perspective as an adjunct professor since 1993. She also prizes the challenge of staying on top of the ever-changing landscape of her field. Representing both plaintiffs and businesses has allowed her

to develop an extremely thorough understanding of the law. She works with companies to develop guidelines to be proactive and keep their workplaces free from discrimination and retaliation—an area of focus that can benefit many small businesses. She believes representing both employees and employers has made her an extremely well-rounded client advocate.

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WILLIAM J. HEIMBUCH

HEIMBUCH & SOLIMANO

21 Main St. Court Plaza South Suite 151 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.0300 EXCELLING IN FAMILY LAW means more than being a great lawyer, and that’s what William J. Heimbuch loves most about his job. “I help real people in a very tangible way,” he says. “In family law, you get to be more than a legal technician.” Bill has over 30 years of experience in the field, including extensive work in appeals. While his determination, patience and wealth of knowledge are critical tools for securing the strongest possible settlement for his clients, Bill emphasizes that honesty and support are the core of his practice.

VICTORIA TOMASELLA & COURTNEY VACCA

DAVID H. NACHMAN, ESQ.

NPZ LAW GROUP— VISASERVE— US AND CANADA IMMIGRATION LAWYERS

487 Goffle Rd. Ridgewood, NJ 07451 201.670.0006 | visaserve.com DAVID H. NACHMAN, ESQ. is managing attorney of Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group. The Firm provides counsel to organizations and individuals worldwide on a wide array of immigration and nationality law issues. Nachman’s ongoing contributions to the immigration and naturalization fields make him sought-after as a top lawyer. He received a BS from Georgetown University, and a JD and MBA from Case Western Reserve University. For more information about how to obtain the services of the NPZ Law Group, please feel free to contact us at info@visaserve.com or by calling us at 201.670.0006 (x100). For more information about our immigration law services, please visit our website at http://www. visaserve.com

ARTHUR J. MESSINEO III

MESSINEO LAW

TOMASELLA & ASSOCIATES, LLC

95 Chesnut Ridge Rd. Floor 1, Montvale, NJ 07645 201.962.8585 | messineolaw.com

VICTORIA TOMASELLA & COURTNEY VACCA, of Tomasella & Associates, LLC, have been recognized as top divorce attorneys and are well versed in all facets of Family Law and Divorce litigation. They have extensive experience handling complex Family Law cases which include disputes regarding spousal support and custody. They are also strong negotiators who think “outside the box,” and this approach has led to positive settlements for their clients.

ARTHUR J. MESSINEO III HAS SPENT NEARLY 30 YEARS developing a thorough knowledge of fraud, personal injury and real estate law. Keen listening, strategic preparedness, and insight into judge and jury perspectives have led his clients to over $8,000,000 in settlements from auto and injury fraud alone. Arthur recognizes that, for many people, consulting a lawyer is an intimidating last resort. For that reason, this Bergen County native and third-generation lawyer has created an approachable practice environment where clients are treated like family. “I wear my heart on my sleeve,” Arthur admits. “It takes a lot of time and a lot of sleep, but I care about the truth, and I want to help people.”

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Apple cider vinegar won’t claim any prize for taste, but celebs deem it a winner for its many reported health benefits–and you might just agree. Want to start your day the way singer Katy Perry and fashion designer Victoria Beckham reportedly start theirs? You’ll be consuming apple cider vinegar (ACV), which is said to aid weight control, stabilize blood-sugar levels, lower sugar cravings and potentially make skin “glowier.” It’s a yellowish liquid that is mostly apple juice, but with added yeast that turns the sugar into alcohol via fermentation. From there, bacteria are added as a second fermentation process converts the alcohol into acetic acid, the main component found in all types of vinegar. This acid is what gives vinegar a sour smell and taste that many people don’t care for, but it is also what researchers believe is primarily responsible for its reported health benefits. The jury isn’t unanimous on the health benefits of ACV; the Mayo Clinic reports that “there’s little scientific support” for them. But if you choose to try it, you’ve got renowned company. Celebrities such as Megan Fox, Miranda Kerr and Gwyneth Paltrow swear by it in their wellness routines—Paltrow even sells ACV capsules on her lifestyle website, Goop. POWER UP The calorie count in apple cider vinegar is minuscule: just three calories per onetablespoon serving. Its acetic acid content may leave you feeling fuller for longer, thus preventing you from overeating. In fact, according to a 2018 study done by Journal of Functional Foods, people who supplemented their diets with two tablespoons of ACV for three months had a modest weight loss of a few pounds compared with a control group. ACV is a fermented food, which also means it contains probiotics that can help regulate

digestion and ease stomachaches. (Acetic acid is also good for the gut, so you may consider vinegar a double whammy for the gastrointestinal tract.) ACV also produces a hormone called renin, which helps lower blood-sugar levels, while its antioxidants give good cholesterol a boost. But consuming apple cider vinegar in quantity is not recommended: Its high acidity content can erode your teeth, hurt your throat or cause stomach pains, especially if consumed on its own. The suggested daily intake is one tablespoon, but talk to your doc for specific recommendations. If you’d rather not ingest it because of its off-putting taste, this versatile stuff has some topical benefits to consider too: It’s a common remedy for dermatological conditions such as dry skin and eczema (when diluted with water), and can even make your hair shinier due to its PH-balancing superpowers. In fact, some beauty brands sell hair products with ACV as a main ingredient. BUY/STORE/SERVE Apple cider vinegar is available at most grocery stores; just look for it next to the red wine, white and balsamic varieties. Many specialty wellness stores such as The Vitamin Shoppe also sell a raw, organic version—Bragg is a favorite brand—that can be consumed or applied topically when mixed with other ingredients. Both the organic and nonorganic options have a long shelf life and can be stored in the pantry, no refrigeration required. Drinking a raw shot isn’t really the way to go because of the taste; instead, you can dilute 1–2 tablespoons in a large glass of water, add it to your tea with honey to soothe a sore throat or mix it into your seltzer to give it an apple cidery kick. ACV is also a popular substitute for white vinegar in salad dressing recipes and marinades, and adds an unexpected punch when poured over nuts or popcorn, perfect for when those salty cravings strike. —Haley Longman

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A sweet autumnal favorite gives this classic cocktail the full fall treatment. SALTED CARAMEL APPLE MARTINI: Serves: 1

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2 oz. caramel infused vodka 3 oz. fresh apple cider salted caramel dessert topping kosher salt

DIRECTIONS ■ Fill a martini glass with cold water and ice cubes. Spoon enough caramel topping onto a plate to rim the glass. Add enough kosher salt to another plate. ■ Dump the ice water from the martini glass and drizzle the inside with caramel sauce. Dip the rim of the martini glass into the caramel and then lightly into the kosher salt. ■ Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and mix together the cider and vodka by shaking well. Pour the cocktail into the martini glass and serve.

Fall flavors remind me of sweet crisp apples, fresh apple cider and warm caramel apples. This drink is a fun way to bring those tastes together. For a more seasonal twist, add a splash of ginger beer, use a sugar rim and garnish with a fresh apple slice.” —Damiano Pascali, owner, Ragazzi Restaurant Lounge, Norwood

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Where To Eat

Getting three squares a day has never been easier—Bergen County is home to a selection of restaurants diverse enough to satisfy all of your cravings. CRESSKILL DELVINA RESTAURANT 172 Piermont Rd. 201.816.0239 delvinarestaurant.com FARMHOUSE CAFÉ 15 E. Madison Ave. 201.266.8931 farmhousecafenj.com SAMDAN 178 Piermont Rd. 201.816.7343 samdanrestaurant.com

DEMAREST YASOU MYKONOS 134 Hardenburgh Ave. 201.768.8500 yasoumykonos.com

DUMONT FINK’S BBQ 26 W. Madison Ave. 201.384.3210 finksbbq smokehouse.com FOSCHINI’S 21 E. Madison Ave. 201.387.9998 foschinis.com

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ALPINE

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ALLENDALE BAR & GRILL 67 W. Allendale Ave. 201.327.3197 allendalebarandgrill.com

KIKU 385 Rte. 9 W. 201.767.6322

BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR 430 Rte. 17 S. 201.933.4000 biggies.com

ALLENDALE STEAKHOUSE 95 W. Allendale Ave. 201.962.9797 allendalesteakhousenj.com NIRVANA INDIAN KITCHEN 29 W. Allendale Ave. 201.818.2300 nirvanaindiankitchen.com RESTAURANT L 9 Franklin Tpke. 201.785.1112 restaurantlnj.net SAVINI 168 W. Crescent Ave. 201.760.3700 savinirestaurant.com

BERGENFIELD

VILLA AMALFI 793 Palisade Ave. 201.886.8626 villaamalfi.com

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CHAPALA GRILL 52 S. Washington Ave. 201.387.2107 chapalamexican grill.com

IL VILLAGGIO 651 Rte. 17 N. 201.935.7733 ilvillaggio.com

THE HILL 252 Schraalenburgh Rd. 201.899.4700 thehillcloster.com

CLIFFSIDE PARK

NIHON KAI 41 S. Washington Ave. 201.384.3000 nihonkaijapanese.com

354 STEAKHOUSE 345 Lawton Ave. 201.941.0499

LOCALE CAFÉ AND BAR 208 Piermont Rd. 201.750.3233 locale208closter.com

AVO’S GRILL 720 Anderson Ave. 201.945.9038 orderavos.com

SEAR HOUSE 411 Piermont Rd. 201.292.4612 searhouse.com

RUDY’S RESTAURANT 591 Anderson Ave. 201.943.9252 rudysnj.com

STERN & BOW 171 Schraalenburgh Rd. 201.750.3350 sternandbowrestaurant. com

TOMMY FOX’S PUBLIC HOUSE 32 S. Washington Ave. 201.384.0900 tommyfoxs.com

BOGOTA LUKA’S ITALIAN CUISINE 10 River Rd. 201.440.2996 lukasitaliancuisine.com

SEDONA TAPHOUSE 679 Anderson Ave. 201.943.2300 BERGENMAG.COM

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FIESTA HUT 227 Park Ave. 201.939.4338

EDGEWATER BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 59 The Promenade 201.313.3889 baumgartscafe.com BROWNSTONE PANCAKE FACTORY 860 River Rd. 201.945.4800 brownstonepancake factory.com DE NOVO EUROPEAN PUB 1257 River Rd. 201.496.6161 denovoeuropeanpub.com EMMA BISTRO 2 Hilliard Ave. 201.402.7719 emmabistronj.com FLEMING’S STEAKHOUSE 90 The Promenade 201.313.9463 flemingssteakhouse.com

GRANT STREET CAFÉ 25 Grant Ave. 201.385.1705 thegrantstreetcafe.com

GREEK TAVERNA 55 The Promenade 201.945.8998 greektavernausa.com

IL MULINO 132 Veterans Plz. 201.384.7767 ilmulinodumont.com

HAVEN 2 Main St. 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com

NAZCA CEVICHERIA 20 E. Madison Ave. 201.385.2689 nazcanj.com

THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE 15 The Promenade 201.366.4065 ophedgewater.com

EAST RUTHERFORD AL DI LA 1 Hoboken Rd. 201.939.1128 aldilaitalianbistro.com

PIER 115 115 River Rd. 201.313.2155 pier115barandgrill.com

ANNABELLA’S HOUSE OF MOZZARELLA 900 Paterson Plank Rd. 201.804.0303 annabellasmozz.com

REBECCA’S 236 Old River Rd. 201.943.8808 rebeccasedgewater.com

CAFFÉ CAPRI 119 Park Ave. 201.460.1039 caffecaprirestaurant.com

RIVER PALM TERRACE 1416 River Rd. 201.224.2013 riverpalm.com


ROBERTO’S II 936 River Rd. 201.224.2524 robertosii.com

LAS MARAVILLAS DE TULCINGO 84 W. Palisade Ave. 201.568.1980

SEAK 725 River Rd., #30 201.402.3400 seaknj.com

NOCHES DE COLOMBIA 90 W. Palisade Ave. 201.567.4950 nochesdecolombia.com

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PINTXO Y TAPAS 47 N. Dean St. 201.569.9999 englewoodtapas.com

TAVERNA MYKONOS 238 Broadway 201.703.9200 tavernamykonos.com ROYAL WARSAW 871 River Dr. 201.794.9277 royalwarsaw.com

EMERSON PIMAAN THAI 79 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.967.0440 pimaanthai.com

ENGLEWOOD AKAI LOUNGE 11 N. Dean St. 201.541.0086 akailounge.com BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 45 E. Palisade Ave. 201.569.6267 baumgartscafe.com

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BENNIE’S 54 E. Palisade Ave. 201.894.5700 benniesofenglewood.com

ROSE’S OF ENGLEWOOD 126 Engle St. 201.541.0020 rosesplacenj.com SOFIA 36 Engle St. 201.541.8530 sofiaenglewood.com TANI SUSHI & ASIAN GRILL 44 E. Palisade Ave. 201.567.7888

PRIME & BEYOND 501 Main St. 201.461.0033 primeandbeyond.com

ROSE’S PLACE 32-01 Broadway 201.475.8800 rosesplacenj.com

PUNTA CANA 2151 Lemoine Ave. 201.849.5556 puntacanarestaurante. com

SAGE RESTAURANT 17-15 Broadway 201.797.0500 sagefairlawn.com

VENTANA’S 200 Park Ave. 201.583.4777 ventanasatthemodern.com

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NOCHES DE COLOMBIA 172 Broad Ave. 201.840.8428 nochesdecolombia.com

THE CHEF’S TABLE 754 Franklin Ave. 201.891.6644 tctnj.com SUSHI COCORO 856 Franklin Ave. 201.560.1333 sushicocoro.com

BROWNSTONE PANCAKE FACTORY 717 E. Palisade Ave. 201.945.4800 brownstonepancake factory.com

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TONY LIP’S 829 Franklin Lake Rd. 201.904.2166 tonylips.com

CAFÉ ITALIANO 14 Sylvan Ave. 201.461.5041 cafeitaliano.net

BAGGIOS 212 Main St. 201.585.7979 baggiospizzarestaurant. com

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

CLIFFS STEAKHOUSE 18 Sylvan Ave. 201.944.0233 cliffssteakhouse.com

CASSIE’S 18 S. Dean St. 201.541.6760 cassiespizzeria.com

LEFKES ESTIATORIO 495 Sylvan Ave. 201.408.4444 lefkesnj.com

CHAT KAEW THAI CUISINE 4 E. Palisade Ave. 201.894.0343

GRISSINI 484 Sylvan Ave. 201.568.3535 grissinirestaurant.com

HUMMUS ELITE 39 E. Palisade Ave. 201.569.5600 hummuselite.com

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LA’MEZZA 63 Nathaniel Pl. 201.569.2662 lamezzarestaurant.com

RIVER PALM TERRACE 41-11 Rte. 4 W. 201.703.3500 riverpalm.com

POMODORO 795 Abbott Blvd. 201.224.0800 pomodoro1.com

PATSY’S 344 Old Bergen Blvd. 201.943.0627 patsysbistro.com

BLUE MOON CAFÉ 23 E. Palisade Ave. 201.541.0600 bluemoonmexican café.com

LA FONDA PAISA 95 W. Palisade Ave. 201.871.3544 afondapaisausa.com

OCEANOS OYSTER BAR & SEA GRILL 2-27 Saddle River Rd. 201.796.0546 oceanosrestaurant.com

ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA 2101 Promenade Blvd. 201.796.2625 acfp.com DAVIA 6-09 Fair Lawn Ave. 201.797.6767 daviarestaurant.com KIMCHI MAMA 7-09 Fair Lawn Ave. 201.703.2905 kimchimamafairlawn.com

AQUARIUS 230-234 Main St. 201.592.8338 aquariusrestaurant nj.com

BIG RED TOMATO 1205 Anderson Ave. 201.224.6500 brtnj.com CAP’T LOUI 210 Main St. 201.461.7080 captloui.com CHILLERS GRILL 2191 Fletcher Ave. 201.461.0075 chillersgrill.com

GARFIELD

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CHEERS BAR & RESTAURANT 774 Main St. 201.487.0660 cheersnewjersey.com THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY 390 Hackensack Ave. 201.488.0330 THE CROW’S NEST 309 Vincent Ave. 201.342.5445 crowsnest.com

THE FIREHOUSE 42 Plauderville Ave. 973.478.2226 firehouse-restaurant.com

HOT FISH 450 Hackensack Ave. 201.881.0180 hotfishhackensack.com

GOODFELLAS 661 Midland Ave. 973.478.4000 goodfellasristorante.com

HOUSTON’S 1 Riverside Sq. 201.488.5667 houstons.com

LA CAMBUSA 517 River Dr. 973.272.8739 cambusanj.com

MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 70 Riverside Sq. 201.221.2030 maggianos.com

LA FORTALEZA 361 Midland Ave. 973.928.4470 lafortalezamexrestaurant. com

GLEN ROCK

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 1 Riverside Sq. 201.487.1303 mortons.com

IN NAPOLI 116 Main St. 201.947.2500 inapoli.com

GLEN ROCK INN 222 Rock Rd. 201.445.2362 glenrockinn.com

THE OCEANAIRE 175 Riverside Sq. 201.343.8862 theoceanaire.com

KUBA RESTAURANT 2139 Hudson Ter. 201.585.1601 kubarestaurant.com

TANI SUSHI & ASIAN GRILL 206 Rock Rd. 201.612.1188 taniofglenrock.com

P.F. CHANG’S 390 Hackensack Ave. 201.646.1565 pfchangs.com

PHOBU 1645 Lemoine Ave. 201.363.8900 phobu.com PHO TODAY 2151 Lemoine Ave. 201.585.8818 BERGENMAG.COM

HACKENSACK CASUAL HABANA CAFÉ 125 Main St. 201.880.9844 casualhabanacafe.com

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THE PICCO TAVERN 160 Prospect Ave. 201.880.8750 piccotavern.com

ROSA MEXICANO 60 Riverside Sq. 201.489.9100 rosamexicano.com STONY HILL INN 231 Polifly Rd. 201.342.4085 stonyhillinn.com

HARRINGTON PARK DONATELLA RISTORANTE 12 Tappan Rd. 201.767.4245

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS BENSI 459 Rte. 17 S. 201.727.9525 bensihh.com IVY INN 268 Terrace Ave. 201.393.7699 ivyinn.com SOFIA’S 220 Boulevard 201.462.0123 sofiasmediterranean grill.com TOM YUM KOONG 305 Boulevard 201.288.3840

HAWORTH ALESSANDRO’S 157 Terrace St. 201.385.8544 alessandrosnj.com ANDIAMO 23 Hardenburgh Ave. 201.384.1551 andiamorestaurant.net TERRACE STREET CAFÉ 149 Terrace St. 201.338.4720 terracestreetcafe.com


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FIRE & OAK 100 Chestnut Ridge Rd. 201.307.1100 fireandoak.com GEN SUSHI & HIBACHI 14B Chestnut Ridge Rd. 201.930.9188 gensushimontvale.com HEARTH & TAP CO. 125 N. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.307.6300 hearthandtap.com

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HILLSDALE

LEONIA

THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com

CAFÉ MIGNON 332 Broad Ave. 201.292.1992

DELLA CUCINA 100 Park Ave. 201.722.8880 dellacucinanj.com DOMANI 387 Washington Ave. 201.722.8881 MATSU SUSHI & GRILL 140 Broadway 201.722.9388 OSSO BUCO 343 Broadway 201.664.1600 ossobucogrill.com

HO-HO-KUS ALT EATS 622 N. Maple Ave. 201.444.1300 alteatscafe.com CATCHY CAFÉ 614 N. Maple Ave. 201.445.6400 thecatchycaterer.com HO-HO-KUS INN 1 E. Franklin Tpke. 201.445.4115 hohokusinn.com HO-HO-KUS SUSHI CAFÉ 29 Sheridan Ave. 201.670.7677 hohokussushicafe.com ST. EVE’S 611 N. Maple Ave. 201.857.4717 stevesnj.com

DANTE’S PLACE 373 Broad Ave. 201.592.9071 dantesplace.com FONTANA TRITONE 248 Fort Lee Rd. 201.242.9040

LITTLE FERRY THE CAKE LOUNGE 389 Liberty St. 201.336.9819 thecakelounge.com SEGOVIA STEAKHOUSE 217 Main St. 201.814.1100 segoviasteakhouse.com

LODI KAYA 334 N. Main St. 973.779.1128 kayalodi.com REBAR & KITCHEN 132 Essex St. 201.368.8181 rebarkitchen.com SERGIO’S MISSIONE 2 Mercer St. 973.778.4545 sergiosmissione.com

LYNDHURST ANGELO’S 263 Ridge Rd. 201.939.1922

FOSCHINI’S BRICK OVEN PIZZA 298 Ridge Rd. 201.460.7600 foschinis.com

STATE LINE DINER 375 Rte. 17 N. 201.529.3353 statelinediner.com

MICHAEL’S RIVERSIDE 528 Riverside Ave. 201.939.6333 michaelsriverside.com

ANGELO’S GREEK TAVERNA 245 Maywood Ave. 201.845.4278 angelosgreektavernanj.com

MAHWAH BON APPETIT 180 Franklin Tpke. 201.512.1144 bonappetitmahwah.com JUN LUNG 180 Franklin Tpke. 201.529.9898 junlungnj.com MAHWAH BAR & GRILL 2 Island Rd. 201.529.8056 allendalebarandgrill.com NAGOYA 1007 MacArthur Blvd. 201.818.9933 nagoyacuisine.com NONNA’S 11 Franklin Tpke. 201.529.1151 nonnasmahwah.com ROXANNE’S 150 Franklin Tpke. 201.529.0007 roxannes restaurant.com SANGRIA 1033 MacArthur Blvd. 201.962.3310 sangriamahwah.com BERGENMAG.COM

MAYWOOD

MAYWOOD INN’S TWIN DOOR TAVERN 122 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.843.8022 twindoortavern.com MAYWOOD PANCAKE HOUSE 92 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.880.7842 maywoodpancake house.com

YUKI 2 S. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.391.9877 yukimontvale.com

MOONACHIE BAZZARELLI 117 Moonachie Rd. 201.641.4010 bazzarellirestaurant.com BISTRO 107 107 Moonachie Rd. 201.440.3339 bistro107nj.com SEGOVIA 150 Moonachie Rd. 201.641.4266 segoviarestaurant.com

NEW MILFORD CASUAL HABANA CAFÉ 200 Main St. 201.576.0400 casualhabanacafe.com

THE SEAFOOD GOURMET 103 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.843.8558 seafood-gourmet.com

SANZARI’S NEW BRIDGE INN 105 Old New Bridge Rd. 201.692.7700 sanzaris.com

MIDLAND PARK

TOROS 690 River Rd. 201.265.0004 torosrestaurant.com

ARTURO’S 41 Central Ave. 201.444.2466 arturos.co

NORTHVALE

FIONA’S RISTORANTE 118 Godwin Ave. 201.857.5800 fionasristorante.com

BIDDY O’MALLEY’S 191 Paris Ave. 201.564.7893 biddyomalleys.com

ROSARIO’S TRATTORIA 29 Central Ave. 201.445.3335 rosariostrattoriamenu.com

THE GREEK VILLAGE 254 Livingston St. 201.750.8570 greekvillagenj.com

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MADELEINE’S PETIT PARIS 416 Tappan Rd. 201.767.0063 madeleinespetit paris.com TASTE OF SPAIN 493 Tappan Rd. 201.767.8904 tasteofspainrestaurant.com

NORWOOD RAGAZZI 530 Livingston St. 201.660.7950 ragazzirestaurantlounge.com

OAKLAND CENZINO 589 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.337.6693 cenzinos.com TROVATO’S DUE 4 Barbara Ln. 201.337.0813 trovatosduenj.com YUKI 350 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.337.8889 yuki-oakland.com

OLD TAPPAN PATRIZIA’S 183 Old Tappan Rd. 201.515.2900 patrizias.com VICOLO RISTORANTE 216 Old Tappan Rd. 201.497.8777 vicoloristorante.com

PALISADES PARK SO MOON NAN JIP 238 Broad Ave. 201.944.3998 so-moon-nan-jip.com

PARAMUS BIAGIO’S RISTORANTE 299 Paramus Rd. 201.652.0201 biagios.com THE CAPITAL GRILLE 1 Garden State Plz. 201.845.7040 thecapitalgrille.com GRAND LUX CAFE 1 Garden State Plz. 201.909.0399 grandluxcafe.com KIKU 365 Rte. 17 S. 201.265.7200 MANTRA 275 Rte. 4 W. 201.342.8868 mantranj.com

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MONTVALE DELPINO RESTAURANT 108 Chestnut Ridge Rd. 201.391.6866 delpinorestaurant.com BELLISSIMO 12 S. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.746.6669 bellissimonj.com


{ ON THE TOWN } CIRCOLO 53 Franklin Tpke. 201.882.1818 circolo.info

THE SHANNON ROSE 1200 Rte. 17 201.962.7602 theshannonrose.com

DELHI ACCENT 37 Chestnut St. 201.444.4910 delhiaccentnj.com

VILLAGE GREEN 36 Prospect St. 201.445.2914 villagegreenrestaurant.com

PARK RIDGE

SMYRNA 21 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.934.7990

FELINA 54 E. Ridgewood Ave. 551.276.5454 felinarestaurant.com

WHITE MAPLE CAFÉ 47 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.447.1953 whitemaplecafe.com

THE SADDLE RIVER INN 2 Barnstable Ct. 201.825.4016 saddleriverinn.com

LIMONCELLO 32 Franklin Tpke. 201.652.5577 limoncellonj.com

TAWARA 53 W. Main St. 201.825.8712

FINCA 20 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.1199 fincanj.com

RIVER EDGE

TEANECK

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

103 PRIME AT VALENTINO’S 103 Spring Valley Rd. 201.391.2220 103prime.com ESTY STREET 86 Spring Valley Rd. 201.307.1515 estystreet.com THE PARK STEAKHOUSE 151 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.930.1300 theparksteakhouse.com PEPPERCORNS 176 Colony Ave. 201.391.2818 peppercorns176.com RIDGE DINER 125 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.391.4242 ridgediner.com

VARKA ESTIATORIO 30 N. Spruce St. 201.995.9333 varkarestaurant.com

RIDGEFIELD

ANTHONY FRANCO’S 128 E. Main St. 201.236.8000 afpizza.com BRADY’S AT THE STATION 5-7 W. Main St. 201.327.9748 bradysatthestation.net

IT’S GREEK TO ME 21 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.612.2600 itsgreektome.com

88 RICE SHOP 88 Rte. 46 W. 201.840.8688 88riceshop.com

LA LANTERNA 29 W. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.5520 lalanternaof ridgewood.com

CAFÉ PANACHE 130 E. Main St. 201.934.0030 cafepanachenj.com KINCHLEY’S TAVERN 586 N. Franklin Tpke. 201.934.7777 kinchleyspizza.com

MK VALENCIA 228 Main St. 201.373.0228 mkvalenciarestaurant.com

LATOUR 6 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.445.5056 latourridgewood.com

THAI PALACE 218 E. Main St. 201.441.9119 thaipalacenj.com

LISA’S MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 28 Oak St. 201.251.8686 lisasmediterranean cuisine.net

RIDGEWOOD COUNTRY PANCAKE HOUSE 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.8395 countrypancakehouse.net CRAVINGS TAPAS BISTRO 8 Wilsey Sq. 201.857.8533 cravingstapas.com

Latour in Ridgewood

MADO RESTAURANT 570 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.265.3629 madorestaurant.business. site

GREEN FUSION 22 Oak St. 201.670.7502 greenfusionnj.com

CAFÉ TIVOLI 533 Shaler Blvd. 201.941.5561 cafetivoli.com

RIDGEFIELD PARK

RAMSEY

SANDUCCI’S 620 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.599.0600 sanduccis.com

RIVER VALE AMMATA THAI KITCHEN 184 Rivervale Rd. 201.664.2299 ammata.com ARMANDO’S GRILL 688 Westwood Ave. 201.722.5820 armandostuscan grill.com LET’S MEAT STEAKHOUSE 625 Rivervale Rd. 201.660.7960 letsmeatsteakhouse.com

ROCHELLE PARK NANNI 53 W. Passaic St. 201.843.1250 nanni.com

MEDITERRANEO 23 N. Broad St. 201.447.0022 mediterraneo ridgewood.com

RUTHERFORD CAFÉ MATISSE 167 Park Ave. 201.935.2995 cafematisse.com

PARK WEST TAVERN 30 Oak St. 201.445.5400 parkwesttavern.com

FINCH’S 801 Rutherford Ave. 201.231.3141 finchsdining.com

PEARL 17 S. Broad St. 201.857.5100 pearlridgewood.com

PAISANO’S 132 Park Ave. 201.935.5755 paisanos.com

RAYMOND’S 101 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.445.5125 raymondsnj.com Photos courtesy of Jun Lung, Latour

QUE PASTA 326 Market St. 201.712.1900

SUBURBAN DINER 172 Rte. 17 N. 201.261.2605 suburbandiner17.com

ROOTS 17 Chestnut St. 201.444.1922 rootssteakhouse.com

S. EGIDIO 17 N. Broad St. 201.389.3525 sedigiopizza.com

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THE RISOTTO HOUSE 88 Park Ave. 201.438.5344 therisottohouse.com VOLARE’S 7 Station Sq. 201.935.6606 volaresrestaurant.com

SADDLE BROOK MIDLAND BREW HOUSE 374 N. Midland Ave. 201.797.0070

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AMARONE 63 Cedar Ln. 201.833.1897 amaroneristorante.net B V TUSCANY 368 Cedar Ln. 201.287.0404 bvtuscany.com ETC. STEAKHOUSE 1409 Palisade Ave. 201.357.5677 etcsteakhouse.com NOAH’S ARK 493 Cedar Ln. 201.692.1200 noahsark.net NOBO WINE & GRILL 1400 Palisade Ave. 201.837.1000 nobowineandgrill.com REGINA’S 827 Teaneck Rd. 201.862.1996 reginassteakhouse andgrill.com

TENAFLY AXIA TAVERNA 18 Piermont Rd. 201.569.5999 axiataverna.com BRASSERIE 4 Washington St. 201.266.6400 tenaflybrasserie.com PALMER’S CROSSING 145 Dean Dr. 201.567.4800 palmerscrossing restaurant.com SAYOLA 50 Prospect Ter. 201.871.2182 sayolarestaurantnj.com TPR RESTAURANT 38 W. Railroad Ave. 201.871.0444 tprrest.com

WALDWICK ANDREA’S RISTORANTE 20 E. Prospect St. 201.670.0275 andreasrestaurant nj.com

BACARI GRILL 800 Ridgewood Rd. 201.358.6330 b201.664.5454 lilisbistronj.com

WESTWOOD BIBI’Z 284 Center Ave. 201.722.8600 bibizlounge.com CAFFÉ ANELLO 11 Madison Ave. 201.786.8137 caffeanello.com DOWNTOWN DHABA 266 Center Ave. 201.664.0123 dhabadowntown.com THE IRON HORSE 20 Washington Ave. 201.666.9682 theironhorse.com THAI WEST 22 Jefferson Ave. 201.497.6981 thaiwestrestaurant.com

WOODCLIFF LAKE SOL 42 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.746.9363

WOOD-RIDGE MARTINI GRILL 187 Hackensack St. 201.939.2000 martini–grill.com

WYCKOFF ALDO’S 640 Wyckoff Ave. 201.891.2618 aldosofwyckoff.com BENARES 327 Franklin Ave. 201.904.2222 benaresnj.com BLUE MOON CAFÉ 327 Franklin Ave. 201.891.1331 bluemoonmexicancafé.com TS MA CHINESE CUISINE 637 Wyckoff Ave. 201.891.8878 tsmachinesecuisine.com


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Gatherings

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THE COMMUNITY CHEST The Community Chest, an Englewood-based nonprofit organization serving eastern Bergen County, raised a record $105,000 at its virtual gala, The Power of the Community. The funds raised benefit the group’s Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund, which offers competitive grants to nonprofit agencies providing services to people experiencing pandemicrelated hardships. 1 Nina Pineda of WABC-TV served as emcee of the fundraiser. 2 Children from West Side Infants & Children’s Program and Bergen Family Center received outerwear donations.

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a $2,000 grant to Atlantic Home Care and Hospice to benefit Camp Clover in Morristown. The Hackensackbased fund contributes to qualified charitable organizations for cancer research, families touched by cancer and scholarships for female student-athletes looking to pursue medical careers. 5 The late DeAnna Stark Pasciuto with her husband and Demarest native Michael and their family

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BERGEN VOLUNTEER MEDICAL INITIATIVE Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) held a virtual gala in September and reached its goal during a special appeal to support programs for pre-diabetic and diabetic patients. Gala attendees also honored the Inserra family and Inserra Supermarkets ShopRite essential workers. 6 Silvia, one of BVMI’s diabetes patients 7 Larry Inserra accepts the BVMI Pillar of the Community Award.

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Family Promise of Bergen County, located in Ridgewood, received two commercial-grade microwaves and four Library Quiet room air purifiers from Sharp Electronics to be used for the organization’s nightly walk-in dinner program and New Leaf apartments. 8 Thanks to the donation of two microwaves, Family Promise of Bergen County can continue to provide up to 150 dinners per evening to people in need.

COMMUNITY FOODBANK OF NEW JERSEY Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and members of the county prosecutor’s office and freeholder board delivered about 1,000 boxes of essential food items and 15,000 pounds of produce from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey for distribution to local food pantries. 3 Volunteers drop off supplies at Christ Episcopal Church Food Bank in Teaneck. 4 Food is delivered to Franciscan Community Development Center Food Pantry in Fairview. BERGENMAG.COM

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Luhrs & Associates (1), The Community Chest (2), Bergen County Executive’s Office (3–4), Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (5), Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (6–7), Family Promise of Bergen County (8), Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (9), Habitat for Humanity (10), Bergen County Audubon Society (11), Mahwah Chamber of Commerce (12)

Bergenites always show up to support their friends and neighbors—especially during a pandemic.


Luhrs & Associates (1), The Community Chest (2), Bergen County Executive’s Office (3–4), Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (5), Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (6–7), Family Promise of Bergen County (8), Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (9), Habitat for Humanity (10), Bergen County Audubon Society (11), Mahwah Chamber of Commerce (12)

10 9 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF BERGEN COUNTY Five separate teams built and designed doghouses as part of Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County’s Homes for Hounds program. An online vote then took place to decide the winner of the decorating contest while raising money for Habitat’s upcoming projects. 10 Team Women Build, which hosts DIY and other fundraising events for Habitat Bergen, shows off its doghouse.

BERGEN NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER The first Greetingman sculpture to be installed in the United States was unveiled recently on the Paramus campus of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. The statue, which symbolizes peace, reconciliation, respect, homage, diversity, equity and inclusion, was donated by Korean philanthropist HK Choi. 9 Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, Bergen New Bridge president and CEO Deb Visconi, CarePlus Bergen trustee chair Robert Pacicco and Greetingman donor HK Choi

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MAHWAH REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Chamber of Commerce held its 29th annual Golf Outing & Humanitarian Dinner at the New York Country Club in Spring Valley, N.Y. The event, co-sponsored by BERGEN magazine, honored WCBS-TV’s Chris Wragge and benefitted the John F. Carty Memorial Scholarship and the Mahwah Schools Foundation. 12 Steven Resnick, CFO of Wainscot Media, Thomas Flannery, publisher of BERGEN magazine, Mark Dowden, president and CEO of Wainscot Media, John Cioletti, president of Reno’s Appliance

BERGEN COUNTY AUDOBON SOCIETY This fall, the Bergen County Audubon Society hosted several field trips and educational programs for birders of all ages. Events included lectures, hikes and bird-watching in the Meadowlands region and throughout the county. 11 Lindsay McNamara, Christopher Takacs and Bergen County Audubon Society president Don Torino

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“We recently visited Ridgewood to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and really enjoyed the afternoon there. I love how dog friendly it is, and it’s so nice to see people practicing social distancing yet having a good time as well. Even the statue had a mask on while enjoying ice cream—and he didn’t mind sharing with our pup Zara!”

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—Christine Chung, Jersey City


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