Montclair, NJ

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Montclair is one
of the few New
York City
suburbs that can legitimately call itself cool. It’s home to many
New York artists and a growing population of media professionals, including New
York Times
reporter David Carr and New Yorker contributor Ian
Frazier. The town features the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair State
University, and a mix of smaller theaters offering indie film and live
performances. Funky shops, galleries, and tempting restaurants line Bloomfield
Avenue.

See: Many well-known music acts—Lyle Lovett,
the Smashing Pumpkins, and more—are booked at the Wellmont
Theatre
.

Taste: A favorite among locals, Palazzo offers
a modern take on classic Italian fare.

Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit

Montclair, NJ

Montclair is one
of the few New
York City
suburbs that can legitimately call itself cool. It’s home to many
New York artists and a growing population of media professionals, including New
York Times
reporter David Carr and New Yorker contributor Ian
Frazier. The town features the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair State
University, and a mix of smaller theaters offering indie film and live
performances. Funky shops, galleries, and tempting restaurants line Bloomfield
Avenue.

See: Many well-known music acts—Lyle Lovett,
the Smashing Pumpkins, and more—are booked at the Wellmont
Theatre
.

Taste: A favorite among locals, Palazzo offers
a modern take on classic Italian fare.

John Lee [1] [1] http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnleesandiego/

Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit

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