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Leonia and Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee is named after General Charles Lee, who camped in this area defending New York City. In fact, it was during Washington's retreat from Fort Lee in November 1776 that Thomas Paine composed his pamphlet The American Crisis, which began with the famous phrase, "These are the times that try men's souls."
Posted: Thursday March 1, 2012, 5:00 AM
Fort Lee Mayor Burt Ross took on the mob and much more.
Burt Ross | Loretta Weinberg | Alan Marcus | Armand Pohan | Jonathan Goldstein | Vintage | Vintage Bergen | Englewood
Posted: Tuesday February 28, 2012, 11:25 AM
We visit some notable new Korean restaurants outside of the traditional neighborhoods.
Picnic Garden | Paris Baguette | Gateaux | Kook Hwa Keum Sook Park | Sook Pastry Shop | Marianne Lee | Doma Doma | Arty Lee
Posted: Monday February 27, 2012, 2:22 AM
The film Undefeated, produced by Bergen native Glen Zipper, won the Oscar for Documentary Feature on Sunday, beating out four other nominees.
Posted: Friday February 24, 2012, 2:45 PM
The Fort Lee Film Commission hosted a two-hour soiree on Feb. 15 to mark Barrymore's 130th birthday and raise funds for the Fort Lee High School Academy of the Performing Arts.
Posted: Tuesday February 21, 2012, 12:05 PM
English may have been Glen Zipper’s favorite subject at Fort Lee High School, but it could be a football documentary that earns the 39-year-old retired attorney an Academy Award.
Posted: Friday February 17, 2012, 11:40 AM
Bergen Academies held their annual The Academy for Culinary Arts and Hotel Administration 2012 Chocolate Competition yesterday.
Bergen Academies | Allendale | Carlstadt | Cliffside Park | Edgewater | Emerson | Fair Lawn | Fort Lee | Franklin Lakes
Posted: Saturday February 4, 2012, 1:00 PM
While it is clear that there are some all-time favorites – businesses that have won for six straight years – there are a few upsets, and some new winners have emerged.
Best of Bergen | The River Palm Terrace | Shelly's Cafe | Blue Moon Mexican Cafe | The Village Grille | Bischoff's
| The Saddle River Inn | Cubby's | Robinson Cano | Roger Birnbaum | Bumgart's Cafe | Gazelle Cafe & Grille | Axia Taverna | The Iron Horse | Pimaan | Lido Restaurant | A Mano | Davey's Locker | Biggie's Clam Bar | Kiku | John Travolta | Mantra | Park and Orchard | The Ivy Innv | P.J. Finnegan's | Golden Dynasty | Andiamo | The Sicilian Sun | Varka Estiatorio | Fort Lee Pizzeria & Italian Food | Grissini Restaurant | Audrey Landers | Daniel Landers | Ho-Ho-Kus Suchi Cafe | Bangkok Garden | Arturo's | The Fireplace Restaurant | Daniel Aiello | Country Pancake House | Khloe Bistrot | Maksim Chmerkovskiy | The Ridge Diner | Chakra | Blend | Kevin's Thyme | B&W Bakery | Jacklyn Zeman | The Park Steakhouse | Park West Tavern | Blind Boar Bar-B-Que | Tracy Nieporent | Amelia Duggan | Laura Adams | Audra Bursae | The Fountain Spa | Salon Pavel | Jacquelyn Dawson | Deirdre Flanagan Ward | Rosie's Tonsorial Parlor | David Michael Hair Studio | One Love Hot Yoga | Haworth Apothecary | Urban Auto Spa | Audi Reynoso | Jack Pagliarello | Shear Perfection | Karma Organic Spa | Organica Natural Foods | Westwood Health & Fitness | Market Basket | Seasons | Chocolate Etc. | Harlan Coben | Caroline Manzo | Phil Simms | John Peters Professional Limosines | Pery's Florist & Gardens | Ruffcut Plumbing & Heating | Party Rental Ltd. | Becky Vanderbeck | Rohsler's Allendale Nursery & Florist | Granny's Attic Antiques | Sharon Sherman | Westfield Garden State Plaza | Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique | Sal Lauretta for Men | Emerson Pharmacy & Gift Shoppe | Cyclesport | ABC Carpet & Home | Dina Manzo | Ginger Kids | Shades of Soho | Campmor | Hallak Cleaners | Heather Zwain | Norton Paint | Closets by Design | Ginger n' Cream | Maluka | Ridgewood Cheese Shop | Abma's Farm | Demarest Farms | Depiero's Farm | Moon Doggie Coffee Roasters | Kosher Nosh | Total Wine | Crumbs | Mr. Cupcake | Giovanni's | Goldberg's Famous Bagels | Conrad's Confectionery | Van Dyk's | Jonathan Ames | Peter's Fish Market | Monster Mini Golf | Saddle Ridge Riding Center | Closter Cinema 4 | Bill Wrubel | The Hermitage | Van Saun Park | Englewood Country Club | Mary Vallo | Saddle River Path | Ice House | Campgaw Mountain | Martha MacCallum | The Little School of Waldwick | bergenPAC | Allendale | Bergenfield | Bogota | Carlstadt | Closter | East Rutherford | Edgewater | Emerson | Englewood | Englewood Cliffs | Fair Lawn | Fort Lee | Franklin Lakes | Glen Rock | Hackensack | Harrington Park | Hasbrouck Heights | Haworth | Hillsdale | Ho-Ho-Kus | Mahwah | Maywood | Midland Park | Montvale | North Arlington | Northvale | Norwood | Oradell | Paramus | Park Ridge | Ramsey | Ridgewood | River Edge | River Vale | Rutherford | Saddle Brook | South Hackensack | Teaneck | Teterboro | Waldwick | Washington Township | Westwood | Wood-Ridge | Woodcliff Lake | Wyckoff
Posted: Friday February 3, 2012, 2:15 PM
Our first president made stops around Bergen.
New Bridge Landing | Steuben House | The Hermitage | Old Paramus Reformed Church | Van Allen House | Seven Chimneys
Posted: Friday January 27, 2012, 3:53 PM
200 Main St., No. 9, Fort Lee (201) 461-9700
Posted: Friday January 27, 2012, 3:49 PM
2469 Lemoine Ave., Fort Lee (201) 947-2420
Posted: Tuesday January 17, 2012, 11:39 AM
The best places in Bergen to take your engagement photos.
State Fair Meadowlands | Palisades Interstate Park | Flat Rock Brook | Winter's Pond | Van Saun Park | Joseph Costa
Posted: Friday January 13, 2012, 4:48 PM
Stacey and Chris met in March 2006 when they bumped into each other at a restaurant, but the two seemed almost destined to meet.
Old North Reformed Church | Premier Entertainment | Laurelwood Designs | Helen Bohn Bridal | Bijou Bridal
| Tuxedo World of Wyckoff | Make an Impression | Simply Chic Wedding & Event Design | Entertainment Express Limousine Service | Shannon McLoughlin | Elements Salon | Khuraira | Eric Jewelry | Dumont | East Rutherford | Emerson | Englewood | Fort Lee | Glen Rock | Hillsdale | Paramus | Park Ridge | River Edge | Tenafly | Washington Township | Wyckoff
Posted: Wednesday January 11, 2012, 2:59 PM
Married September 10, 2010.
Jenna Cozzitorto | Jeffrey Pascale | Our Lady of Mount Carmel | The Venetian | Wildflowers | Bijou Bridal | Le Petit Gateau
Posted: Tuesday January 3, 2012, 4:00 AM
Bergen New Year's Eve: Studio 4 in Fort Lee 2012
Posted: Friday December 30, 2011, 5:30 AM
A round-up of Bergen hot spots celebrating New Year's Eve. Hosted by Heather Zwain [Dec. 30, 2011]
Video | Heather Zwain | Bergen News Brief | Cornerstone | Dragonfly | Grand Cru Wine Bar | Blend | Studio 4
Posted: Tuesday December 27, 2011, 1:38 PM
The highlights of 2011 in restaurants.
Park West Tavern | Maritime Parc | Bibi'z | St. Eve's | Levant Grille | Khloe Bistrot | Capital Grille
| Westfield Garden State Plaza | Sear | Mekong Grill | Duck King | Blind Boar | Il Cinghiale | Amici | Esty Street | BV Tuscany | Red Hen Bistro | Ivy Inn | Bergenfield | Closter | Edgewater | Englewood | Fort Lee | Hasbrouck Heights | Ho-Ho-Kus | Little Ferry | Norwood | Paramus | Park Ridge | Ridgewood | Teaneck | Westwood | Wood-Ridge
Posted: Monday December 19, 2011, 5:00 AM
Episode 27: This week from Bergen Town Center in Paramus, quizmaster Ryan Greene poses a very pointed question at participating passersby.
Video | Quiz Cam | Ryan Greene | Pualani Ross | Lisa Cavanagh | Lewis Stockford | Yesmin Hernandez | Cindy Goldfaden
Posted: Friday December 9, 2011, 9:38 AM
Maksimum Exposure: Fort Lee resident Maksim Chmerkovskiy talks Dancing with the Stars and running his Bergen-based dance studios
Fort Lee resident Maksim Chmerkovskiy talks Dancing with the Stars and running his Bergen-based dance studios.
Posted: Thursday December 1, 2011, 10:21 AM
There’s something sophisticated, sensual and mysterious about what’s going on with Australian wines these days.
Posted: Monday November 14, 2011, 11:07 AM
Hundreds of area Girl Scouts marched across the George Washington Bridge on Sunday, Nov. 13, to mark the organization's 100th anniversary next year.
Posted: Wednesday November 9, 2011, 2:40 PM
Fort Lee resident Maksim Chmerkovskiy helps Hope Solo take an unexpected spot in the Dancing with the Stars semifinals.
Posted: Wednesday November 2, 2011, 11:13 AM
Claire Insalata Poulos and Ilene Isaacs have nourished both Table to Table and the hungry in Bergen and beyond for 12 years.
Claire Insalata Poulos | Ilene Isaacs | Table to Table | Chuck Russo | Carlo Russo's Wine & Spirit World | David Burke
| Fort Lee
Posted: Monday October 31, 2011, 12:25 AM
Eat & Drink mini-reviews: Simply Vietnamese in Tenafly; Natalie's in Ridgewood; Legends in Midland Park; Don Bang Grill in For Lee
Mini-reviews from Simply Vietnamese in Tenafly, Natalie's in Ridgewood, Legends in Midland Park and Don Bang Grill in For Lee.
Posted: Monday October 24, 2011, 4:40 AM
Episode 19: From Edgewater's scenic Promenade, quizmaster Ryan Greene lives in suspense asking this week's Bergen trivia.
Video | Quiz Cam | Ryan Greene | Etum Lee | Anne Kim | Anne Martin | Shelly Dhir | Jane Roberti | Elsa Garcia
Posted: Thursday October 20, 2011, 6:24 PM
$1 Billion In Sales: Coldwell Banker and friends honor Michele Kolsky-Assatly at Alpine Country Club
Michele Kolsky-Assatly was honored for her achievements this past Tuesday at Alpine Country Club for surpassing the $1 billion milestone in sales closed.
Michele Kolsky-Assatly | Marsha Thornhill | Jennifer Etter | Ilissa Horowitz | Jill Mascher | Rita Ewing | Derek Nelson
| Gerry Novak | Elizabeth Stenman | Bernadette Sheehan | Jean Philippou | David Burke | Erik Maschlear | Barry Weintraub | Jill Sand | Maureen Passerini | Bob Levy | Gale Levy | Joseph Horowitz | Lina Horowitz | Karen Balter | John Von Sternburg | Juan Rivera | Angelica Berrie | Mike Kolsky | Renee Burger | Bob Assatly | Juan Schepisi | Peggy Schepisi | Bruce Zipf | Barbara Blumperg | Joan Limongello | Hal Maxwell | Chris Clark | Nick Fears | Fort Lee