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The “Chair House” of Route 9

There’s an oddly shaped house located on Route 9 South in the little town of West Creek that has had passersby scratching their heads in wonder for the past 75 years or so. But it’s not the strange shape of the home, with its steeple-like tower, it’s what’s on top that has always inspired people’s curiosity…a lone chair. Continue reading

The Brick Midget House of Brick

For Sale: Charming cozy ranch style brick cottage in Brick, NJ, located on a spacious lot near the water. One bedroom, one bath, dine-in kitchen, living room with working brick fireplace, and an outdoor pool. Note: Prospective buyers should not … Continue reading

The Fantastical Former Farmhouse of Route 9

Motorists driving along Route 9 in the New Gretna/Bass River area have reported seeing strange things popping up along the roadside. Dragons, religious icons, cannons, dinosaurs and even the Statue of Liberty herself have all been witnessed. But that’s not all! Add to that odd amalgamation of sights; brightly colored 7-foot tall Transformers, spear-toting Roman centurion knights on stallions… Continue reading

The Device is in the Brain in Totowa

There used to be these crudely hand-lettered, poster-sized signs filling every window of this house on Union Blvd. in Totowa with inscriptions like “THE DEVICE IS IN THE BRAIN…HEAT FROM THE BODY POWERS THE DEVICE.” Continue reading

Homemade Homages to 9/11

September eleventh of this year marks the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks that brought down the Twin Towers in 2001. Here are just a few examples of homemade New Jersey homages that prove that the World Trade Center and those who lost their lives on 9/11 will not be forgotten. Continue reading

Luna Parc: Psychedelic Wonderland in the Woods

Upon entering the gates to Luna Parc, you are awestruck at the immensity of the project Boscarino has been building in the woods for all these years. The front yard is awash in brilliantly colored sculptures, walls and spires. Everything is encrusted with swirling mosaics of tile, glass, concrete and painted metal. Continue reading

Uncle Sam’s House: Anarchy in Piscataway

Built in 1915 by Sam Goldman, the home is adorned with reliefs of Bolshevic symbolism. The area surrounding the house was once a farm commune, established as a cooperative organization called Fellowship Farms. It was a utopian enterprise based on socialist-Marxist teachings, and Sam was one of the leaders of the movement. Continue reading