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Shot and edited by Dylan Smith. Additional filming and assistance by Helene McGavin.

Part of my final project for my Fall 2012 Multimedia Reporting course taken towards my BA in Communications & Journalism. Put into teams of two, we were asked to create a full video and story package with several multimedia elements, but the piece had to relate to Jersey City. My partner and I decided to do a piece showcasing a how-to guide of sorts for shopping, eating and hanging out on Grove Street.

The piece featured video interviews, photo slideshows, photo galleries, digital maps and hand-created info-graphics, along with a write-up -


Another Man's Treasure is kind of a hard store to miss. Among the brick walls and cement streets, the bright neon pink sign makes the store stand out like a colorful, extravagant sore thumb.

Located on 353 Grove Street, Another Man's Treasure has a rich five-year history in Jersey City. Starting out on Brunswick street and then moving to Grove for more window space and bigger storage, Meika Franz, the co-owner of the vintage shop, is easily one of the most passionate people you'll meet when it comes to vintage clothing. The story of the store's name even comes from her thrifting adventures.

"We used to go around looking for things ourselves," said Franz. "We used to always see those guy who would go, "one man's trash is another man's treasure!", so we when opened the store, we knew it was the obvious choice."

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