Arts Culture

Inside Jersey City’s unique, vibrant SMUSH Gallery, a ‘neighborhood oddity’

“Lots of locals eventually find their way in, even if it’s brief. Something finally gets them to walk through the door. A lot of times it’s the odd thing you pass while you take your kids to school or on the way to the train. ‘What the hell is in the window of this place now?’ It’s a Pee-wee Herman Doll. It’s a TV set. It’s a person. Things are always changing based on what’s happening in the space. You will come in at some point. It’s unavoidable.”


In conversation with the hosts of ‘The Best Damn Comedy Show in Asbury Park,’ Power Bottom

“It’s a regular monthly thing you can count on and you’re seeing people (comics) before they blow up. It’s like a whole little secret, special thing. There’s people that see that green and pink flyer out on a pole with all the other stickers and dirtiness. Some people are like, “I’m not into that, that’s not for me,” but then there are people that are like “Oh shit, I’ve gotta check that out!”