Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Rocky Hill, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Rocky Hill, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
For an artist who proclaims “I keep a record of the wreckage in my life,” Halsey makes sure to remember the finer moments, too.It was almost exactly eight years ago that the singer, just 19 and not long removed from Warren Hills Regional High School, attended her first Governors Ball, New York’s most popular music festival for pop, hip-hop, EDM and more....
For an artist who proclaims “I keep a record of the wreckage in my life,” Halsey makes sure to remember the finer moments, too.
It was almost exactly eight years ago that the singer, just 19 and not long removed from Warren Hills Regional High School, attended her first Governors Ball, New York’s most popular music festival for pop, hip-hop, EDM and more. Three days, multiple stages, typically loads of A-list firepower.
Halsey knows the day in 2014 well, as it was also the day she signed her first record deal, launching one of the most successful alt-pop careers of the last decade: All four albums reaching No. 2 or higher on the Billboard chart, 165 million records sold, well over 6 billion online streams and sold-out performances all over the world.
But at her first Governors Ball, the girl who was born Ashley Frangipane in Edison and bounced around North Jersey wondered if she’d ever play one of the fest’s mammoth stages, which typically draws crowds into the tens of thousands.
The answer was obvious Saturday night at Citi Field as Halsey belted from the main stage, banging her blonde locks as columns of flame blazed in every direction — her first Governors Ball headlining set.
“If you think you know what this show is going to be like, I’m going to change your f***ing mind,” the 27-year-old star boasted. She largely kept her word, leaning on her acclaimed 2021 album, “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” — an industrial-tinged departure, produced by Nine Inch Nails icon Trent Reznor and his collaborator Atticus Ross — to fuel a performance more ferocious and rock-studded than her usual sets.
The new track “Easier than Lying” brushed with the intensity of a NIN cut as Halsey bounded across the cavernous stage, an unsettling image of a human eye forced open with hooks blasted on the Jumbotron behind her and a three-piece band. Fellow newbie “Honey” was more upbeat, essentially a pop-punk song, and “3am,” — featuring Halsey strumming an electric guitar — was a playful, rock-steady jam.
As is Halsey’s wont, the stage imagery was purposefully provocative: Video clips of a nude Halsey covered in sea creatures for her sensual new tune “The Lighthouse” and a contortionist twisting away for her 2020 hit “Graveyard.”
Speaking of 2020, Halsey’s 75-minute set — a truncated version of her current tour, which began last month — was really a celebration of two albums, not one. Her third LP, the critically praised “Manic,” dropped in early ‘20, just before the pandemic knocked the music industry from its access.
With that, fans went wild for her popular, countrified “Manic” track “You Should Be Sad,” and “Without Me” — her lone solo No. 1 single, peaking in 2019 — earned a titanic singalong.
Earlier in the set, Halsey quipped that her set would contain old songs, news songs and “some songs you never want to hear again because the radio burnt them the f*** out so much,” surely referencing “Without Me.”
Sharpening her tongue, the artist also made sure to reference her recent spat with Capitol Records over not being able to release a new song until she produced a viral moment on the social media app TikTok.
The song in question, “So Good,” was released earlier this week, and on stage Saturday Halsey jabbed “I put out a brand new song, f***ing finally.” She then debuted the middle-road pop banger with potential to be her next radio smash.
But the night’s biggest surprise came near the end, when Halsey unloaded a sweeping cover of Kate Bush’s 1985 hit “Running Up That Hill,” a track made anew by Netflix’s “Stranger Things” late last month, launching the nearly 40-year-old song into the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 for the first time.
The show concluded with a sky of fireworks as Halsey’s bumping 2021 single “I Am Not a Woman, I’m a God,” pulsed from the PA — a deafening finish.
It was a fiery, purposeful set from an artist on a mission to prove her worth as a headliner at Governors Ball, a fest she and many other upcoming tri-state artists tend to idolize. And New Jersey’s most successful mainstream star for the better part of a decade now was indeed worthy; ascendant, explosive and commanding.
Though Halsey’s crowd wasn’t nearly as large as headliners Billie Eilish and A$AP Rocky last year — perhaps no larger than Halsey’s sprawling day-time set at Governors Ball in 2018. Total ticket sales figures were not available at time of publishing Sunday, but it was obvious throughout the day in Queens that attendance was down.
I chalk this up not to disinterest in Halsey, necessarily, but a general lack of supporting mainstream stars for this Governors Ball lineup in general. This was not the festival’s finest year. More on that below.
California rap star Roddy Ricch, who was scheduled to take the main stage just before Halsey, had his set canceled at the last minute Saturday. After a 30-minute delay with fans mulling around the main stage, a message was posted on the Jumbotron, stating “Unfortunately this set is no longer taking place.” The crowd of thousands groaned and ambled away, unsure what had happened.
TMZ later reported that Ricch, 23, had been arrested on multiple gun charges, as he and his team were stopped at a Governors Ball security checkpoint and found to have a loaded firearm and several rounds of ammunition in the vehicle.
The cancellation stung especially as hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne was added to the lineup earlier this week only to drop off Friday, just before his set that would’ve replaced Atlanta trio Migos as Friday’s second headliner.
Just before Halsey, alt-pop newcomer Ashnikko set the Bacardi second stage ablaze with her singular blend of bubblegum pop, hip-pop flow, searing punk and a lyrical style so filthy virtually none of her work can be quoted here. With unflappable confidence, the 26-year-old star originally from North Carolina — the candy-blue hair and neo-goth costuming don’t exactly give it away — dominated the crowd of several thousand, crawling on all fours, bending, thrusting and twerking through her sex-soaked hits “Slumber Party” and a much raunchier rendition of Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8er Boi.”
Though Ashnikko is also an advocate for self-love, and instructed the crowd to place their hand on their head, give themselves a “brain hug” and tell themselves “I love you, you’re doing your very best.” A few minutes later, she ordered them to unleash a feral, cathartic scream. Shrieks rained down.
Earlier in the evening, bombastic Florida emcee Denzel Curry throttled the Bacardi stage, unloading a wild flow that was nearly equal parts hip-hop and hardcore punk. The 27-year-old rhymer flew around the stage, urging the crowd to jump and assuring them he has emotions and problems just like them. A true rapper of the people! Much of the set was dedicated to his fifth LP, March’s “Melt My Eyez, See Your Future,” another explosive project.
And DJ Diesel, aka NBA Hall of Famer and Newark native Shaquille O’Neal, spun an hour-long set of hits, screaming “sing this s***!” As the crowd belted The Killers’ 2004 anthem “Mr. Brightside.” Definitely one of the most unlikely music moments I’ve ever seen.
Governors Ball resumes Sunday, with rapper J. Cole headlining.
June 11, 2022 — Governors Ball, Citi Field, New York
Please subscribe now and support the local journalism YOU rely on and trust.
After an exciting season, the following players have been selected to the 2022 All-North Jersey boys tennis teams.The Boys Tennis Player of the Year will be announced at the 2022 North Jersey High School Sports Awards.Sandeep AlapatiBergen Tech seniorA Bergen County singl...
After an exciting season, the following players have been selected to the 2022 All-North Jersey boys tennis teams.
The Boys Tennis Player of the Year will be announced at the 2022 North Jersey High School Sports Awards.
Bergen Tech senior
A Bergen County singles finalist, as well as a finalist in the Bryan Bennett Memorial Tournament, Alapati helped guide Bergen Tech to repeat as county and North 1, Group 4 sectional champions. He reached the fourth round of the state singles tournament.
Greene was a strong first singles player for the Bulldogs, who reached the North Non-Public A finals. Dwight-Englewood won 22 matches and went unbeaten in the NJIC with Greene leading the way. He reached the fourth round of the state singles tournament.
Park Ridge freshman
The Idnani twins, at first and second singles, guided Park Ridge to 16 wins and a sectional semifinal berth. Balraj went unbeaten in team competition for the Owls and was one of only two North Jersey singles players to reach the state quarterfinal round.
Northern Highlands sophomore
Kartik took the Bergen County title at first singles in May, securing his place as a top contender in the state. He went unbeaten in team play during the season for the Highlanders, who won 11 matches. Kartik advanced to the quarterfinals of the state singles tournament.
Oh was an emotional leader for the Norsemen, who repeated as sectional and group champions. Demarest went unbeaten as a team until the Tournament of Champions, finishing 22-1. Oh's career at Demarest ended in the third round of the state singles tournament.
Pascack Hills senior
Patelsky showed grit for the Broncos, who won 19 matches as a team and gave Demarest a scare twice, including in the North 1, Group 2 sectional final. Patelsky suffered two losses during team play this season, both to state singles qualifiers. His career at Pascack Hills ended with an appearance in the state singles tournament.
Max Berina, Don Bosco sophomore
Sahil Chatiwala, Wayne Hills junior
Ubdhav Devarakonda, Bergen Tech sophomore
Ishwar Idnani, Park Ridge freshman
Nick Lawless, St. Joseph (Mont.) senior
Max Loia, Ramapo sophomore
1. Demarest (21-1)
2. Bergen Tech (22-2)
3. Tenafly (18-5)
4. Dwight Englewood (22-5)
5. Pascack Hills (19-5)
6. Wayne Hills (15-4)
7. Glen Rock (15-7)
8. Ridgewood (14-6)
9. Pompton Lakes (16-4)
10. Ramapo (14-7)
Robert Aitken is a high school sports reporter for NorthJersey.com. For full access to live scores, breaking news and analysis from our Varsity Aces team, subscribe today. To get breaking news directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter and download our app.
I've only been brave enough to ride a few rollercoasters, and two of them are in Middlebury, Connecticut at Quassy Amusement Park. I've been on Quassy's Wooden Warrior once, but I used to love the small rollercoaster that was demolished to make room for the Warrior, the Mad Mouse. It terrified me in a good way, you too?Quassy's Mad Mouse was in use from 1982 to 2010, it was a beginner roller coaster for most, due to its small steel frame. The cars were small, kids jumped in with their parent, but it was really the solo ride that I lik...
I've only been brave enough to ride a few rollercoasters, and two of them are in Middlebury, Connecticut at Quassy Amusement Park. I've been on Quassy's Wooden Warrior once, but I used to love the small rollercoaster that was demolished to make room for the Warrior, the Mad Mouse. It terrified me in a good way, you too?
Quassy's Mad Mouse was in use from 1982 to 2010, it was a beginner roller coaster for most, due to its small steel frame. The cars were small, kids jumped in with their parent, but it was really the solo ride that I liked. It was chain-driven, so it made that clickity-clack noise that just kept your anxiousness peaked throughout the short 2 minute spin around the twisty track. I found a video on YouTube of a complete POV ride on the Mad Mouse from the week it closed down in September 2010. Grab your Dramamine and take a spin.
Oh man, can't you just feel that rush again, that feeling as you saw those greased chains dragging you up to the crest of that first hill? No guardrails on either side? I used to love the view of Lake Quassapaug that you got from the top of that first climb, that little bit of Zen before you were thrown into the series of tight turns and gut-dropping dips on the short steel track. Here, another HQ POV video with a couple of more animated riders.
Quassy is wonderful, what a gem for those of us who live on the Western side of the state. The Frantzis family has constantly re-invented their beautiful park, keeping up with the changing times on a much smaller scale than the big box amusement parks in Mass and NJ. Twelve years later and I still think about those clickity-clacks on the Mad Mouse.
The I-84 Diner is one of those legendary diners and a landmark in Fishkill, NY. Located right off exit 44 on Interstate 84 they've become the standard for travelers to enjoy a good meal, refresh and continue on their travels. They can also welcome and can easily handle large bus tours.
Take Exit 12 off I-84 in Fishkill, turn right and it's a measly 131 feet to the Home of the I-84 Big Burger.
I-84 Diner Review By Bob S. (Fishkill)
You will never be disappointed here, with whatever you order. This place is a gem.
It's rare to find every possible positive experience in one place.
The food is delicious and portions enormous, the service excellent, ambiance soothing.
You can see the Eveready Diner as you get off I-84 at exit 65. As with most exceptional diners, you can order just about anything your tastebuds call for. Their motto is: Think Globally, Act Locally, Dress Casually.
Eveready Diner Review By Adriana F. (Sparta Township, NJ)If you ever find yourself in the Hyde Park area, Eveready Diner is a must visit. It's an iconic staple, and after two visits here, we could see why. They offer everything you can think a diner would have on their menu. Some of our favorites include: the chicken noodle soup, the old fashioned French toast, and the quesadillas. A huge thank you to our waitress, Joanne, who took awesome care of our table.
Make a left off the exit, and your first right onto Mill Plain Road, and Rosy's is 272 feet up on the left. Rosy Tomorrows Restaurant is perfect for lunch and dinner and features an eclectic and adventuresome menu.
Love sitting at the bar at Rosy's! The bartenders are all great and welcome you will a smile. The ambiance has tons of character and the music is fabulous, sometimes live too! Chowder is great as are the filet mignon sliders. Definitely worth a visit!
The Stony Hill Diner is easy on, easy off I-84. Get off at Exit 8 of I-84, and go straight thru the light for almost a mile, and the diner will be on your left. I love diners! Can you tell?
We had the Blue plate breakfast and shared. 2 eggs any way you want them, order an extra egg since we were sharing. Perfectly cooked over easy! The pancakes are thin and cake i like with a hint of vanilla, delicious! The sausage are meaty and not greasy, old fashioned yummy sausages. Bacon was thin and crispy absolutely delish!
Home fries are yummy, as well! Coffee is nice and strong, not watered down.
Love the friendly staff!
We traveled from Trumbull to check these guys out and they didn't disappoint! Local diners by us in Trumbull have gone down hill in quality!
The Blue Colony Diner is legendary in greater Danbury not only for its great food but also for its proximity to I-84. When you get off Exit 10, it's literally right there on your left. Easy on, easy off and their homemade cookies are the size of Delaware.
This is where you come for good, old-school grub, and what you get will meet your expectations! More to the point, what else is open 24 hours a day in rural CT?? Behold, the Blue Colony Diner is your beacon of hope in the middle of the night in the middle of Nowhere!!! Long live the Blue Colony!!!
Maggie McFly's Review By Ben S. (Oxford, CT)
I've probably eaten at this location nearly 10 times yet never actually reviewed it (I wouldn't say it's any different than the other locations I've been to). I'm not sure if I've ever had anything that's mind blowing, but everything is solid. Their menu is HUGE so everyone can find something they want. They offer lots of options for various dietary concerns and source a number of ingredients from local farms. Location is great for meeting up with with other people as it's adjacent to the I-84 ramp.
You and the family have been driving for hours and now you're starving and your kids need to pee. Jump off I-84 in Waterbury at Exit 25 and consult your GPS for the route to Pepe's Pizza Napolitana.
Yelp Review by Julio H. (Orlando FL.)
I liked this pizza place a lot. The pizza is clean, not greasy, the toppings are good quality, and the pizza dough is thin and has burnt spots. It is very contemporary, if you are into pizza. This place also accommodates picky people and they split pizzas if you want, that way you can try different toppings or specialty pizzas. I chose meatballs/Margherita. Finally, the space and the service are tops. The pizzas were taking a long to come out so they gave us a large salad to accommodate for the waiting time. Who does that nowadays? That 's why they get 5 stars.
Vacationidea.com rated Hammonasset the 11th best beach in New England. Connecticut's largest shoreline park offers over 2 miles of beach to enjoy swimming, strolling along the boardwalk, or just relaxing in the sun and surf.
Many years ago when my kids were little, we took them all to Hammonasset Beach for a day of fun in the sun and it was awesome! There's tons of soft sand and gentle waves plus cycling, camping, and picnicking. Showers, shelters, and concessions are available for all visitors, so you can enjoy all the necessary amenities while you enjoy your stay.
Don't you just love this drone photo? Located in the center of town, the beach offers ample parking in the North, South, West, and Cabana parking areas along with food, restrooms, a first-aid office, a surfing area, and a beautiful sandy beachfront. BTW, this is Lou and his family's favorite beach.
Travelandleisure.com recently named Ocean Beach Park in New London, CT, one of the best beaches in the United States and deservedly so. This half-mile, golden-sand beach with gentle tides provide excellent views of ferries and schooners sailing past the New London lighthouse. In addition, Ocean Beach Park, located along the boardwalk, features a picnic area, playground, snack bar, mini-golf, an arcade, etc. BTW, this is Lou and his family's favorite beach.
Vacationidea.com ranks this beach at #17 in their Top 25 Best Beaches in New England because of its white sandy beaches. In August 2020, Ogunquit Beach was awarded TripAdvisor's Travelers Choice/Best of the Best as one of the top 25 beaches in the U.S. and the #1 beach in New England!
My husband must avoid the sun during peak hours, but we visited the beach in the early evening one night. We had gotten two pizzas at Cornerstone Artensinal Pizza and enjoyed them on the beach! There were a number of people at the beach, but it was low tide and we did not have to walk too far to find a very safe area to settle down. Even going into the water was not crowded where we picked. This was an ideal time for us to be with our daughter and her family at the beach. We were able to watch our granddaughter have fun with her boogie board too!
Silver Sands Beach and Charles Island are connected by a sandbar that overwashes twice daily with tidal flooding, producing dangerous currents and undertow. In addition, from May 1 through September 9, no crossing to the Island is allowed when the Island is managed as a Natural Area Preserve for nesting birds.
The beautiful, gently sloping, soft sandy beach features picnic areas, train watching, and diverse trail systems. Rocky Neck Beach's varied terrain offers something for everyone. Clear waters and the stone-free beach with expanses of white sand make it ideal for swimming. In addition, many beautiful picnic locations are scattered throughout the park.
ATLANTIC CITY — New Jersey’s casinos, horse tracks that offer sports betting and the online partners of both types of gambling outlets won $430.6 million from gamblers in May, up 15% from a year earlier, figures released Thursday show.And the casinos’ core business, revenue won from in-person gamblers, fell just short of the level of May 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic hit, an important metric for Atlantic City’s brick-and-mortar casino industry, whose revenue has been struggling to rebound from pre-pande...
ATLANTIC CITY — New Jersey’s casinos, horse tracks that offer sports betting and the online partners of both types of gambling outlets won $430.6 million from gamblers in May, up 15% from a year earlier, figures released Thursday show.
And the casinos’ core business, revenue won from in-person gamblers, fell just short of the level of May 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic hit, an important metric for Atlantic City’s brick-and-mortar casino industry, whose revenue has been struggling to rebound from pre-pandemic levels.
The numbers do not include money the tracks won on horse races, which is reported separately to a different agency.
Jane Bokunewicz, director of the Lloyd Levenson Institute at Stockton University, which studies the Atlantic City gambling industry, said the numbers show a continuing pattern of recovery for the resort's casinos in the third year of the coronavirus pandemic.
“However, inflation may be beginning to impact in-person gaming revenues,” she said. “Brick-and-mortar gross gaming revenue totals for the month, expected to improve over last month’s $235.3 million, were effectively flat at $233 million, down less than 1%.”
Bokunewicz said visitors are likely to still want to visit Atlantic City with its casinos, beaches, nightclubs and restaurants. But once they get here, they may have less money to spend, she said.
James Plousis, chairman of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, said total revenue, including internet and sports betting, was the highest for the month of May in over a decade.
“The volume of activity in Atlantic City’s casino hotels has been robust and, coupled with a maturing online gaming business, can be a powerful combination,” he said.
In terms of money won from in-person gamblers, Borgata led the market in May at $63.3 million, up over 30% from a year earlier.
Hard Rock was next at $41.5 million, up nearly 19%; Ocean was third at $25.3 million, up nearly 3%, and Tropicana was fourth at $21.6 million, up 8.5%.
Harrah's won $21.2 million, down 1.6%; Caesars won $20.2 million, down 9.5%; Resorts won $14.1 million, down 8%; Golden Nugget won $12.7 million, down 3%; and Bally's won $12.6 million, up 2.6%.
Gamblers wagered $766.4 million on sports in May. Total sports betting revenue, after winning bets and other expenses were paid, was $61.5 million, up 16.4% from a year ago.
The casinos internet gambling operations won $136 million in May, up nearly 26%, although casino executives say that figure is misleading because about 70% of online winnings are kept by third-party partners.
Gallery Credit: Jordan Jansson
New Jersey's least populated municipalities, according to the 2020 Census. This list excludes Pine Valley, which would have been the third-smallest with 21 residents but voted to merge into Pine Hill at the start of 2022.
Gallery Credit: Michael Symons
Population 743 … The population of the Somerset County borough grew by 61 people, 9%, between the 2010 and 2020 censuses, pushing it out of the 20 smallest towns in New Jersey … until the dissolution of Pine Valley pulled it back onto the list.
Population 693 … The Washington Township in Burlington County is the smallest of the six Washingtons in New Jersey – five townships and one borough. All told, more than 90,000 people live in those Washingtons combined.
Population 391 … The borough is the smallest of the six municipalities that make up Long Beach Island in Ocean County. All told, the census counts 7,552 full-time residents of LBI – but of course, far more in the summer.
Population 7 … The Sussex County township’s population peaked 160 years ago at 851. It was 384 as recently as 1970 but now is the smallest in the state, after the federal government claimed the land through eminent domain for a dam project that was never built – now the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
The wait is over!When it comes to any information about Corrado's grand opening in Brick, we've been on a rollercoaster of emotions. And who could blame us, when they sell food that looks as incredible as this:But finally, there's a light at the end of the tunnel, as the supermarket has announced an opening date! First, here's a quick reminder of the timeline of events regarding Corrado's Market:Corrado's...
The wait is over!
When it comes to any information about Corrado's grand opening in Brick, we've been on a rollercoaster of emotions. And who could blame us, when they sell food that looks as incredible as this:
But finally, there's a light at the end of the tunnel, as the supermarket has announced an opening date! First, here's a quick reminder of the timeline of events regarding Corrado's Market:
Corrado's first announced a store would be opening in the Laurel Square Shopping Center back in summer 2019. That's almost 3 years ago! Originally, the store was set to open in 2020.
In 2020, the world shut down, and Corrado's was no exception. The supermarket pushed its opening to March 2021.
In January of this year (almost a year after Corrado's postponed opening), we were thrown for another loop. A "for rent" sign on the building in Laurel Square sparked rumors that the Brick store would no longer be a reality. Thankfully, this was cleared up when it was discovered that the "for rent" sign was on the other side of the building. Now almost 3 years after the original announcement and 2 years after the proposed opening date, we have answers!
According to Patch, Corrado's Market will finally be opening its doors on July 4th (just in time to snag those last min holiday party needs - like these delicious pastries).
Sure, Anthony David's offers the dishes you know and love, but they also serve up wild boar ragu and other unique offerings.
You can't miss them in downtown Rutherford. If the weather is right, dine on their back patio. From traditional to unique dishes you won't find anywhere else in New Jersey, Paisano's is tops.
They may not have bottomless...but their food is top notc
They also offer some some Italian dishes including shrimp fra diavolo and Bolognese for bunch. It just depends what you are in the mood for!
Take a look at their wine list to see your options before you arrive.
I personally have my eye on their White Pitcher Sangria, 2017 Pinot Grigio or their Red Pitcher Sangria!
92 Ocean Ave., Long Branch
This restaurant is one of the most well-known brunch joints at the Jersey Shore. They offer all sorts of drinks -- both hot and iced coffee -- cold pressed juices and an espresso hot bar.
And that was just for beverages! Now onto the food....
And FYI: The Turning Point restaurants are BYOB so bring your own bubbly for mimosas and what not!
56 Chambersbridge Rd, Brick