Welcome to the Heights Section of Jersey City, NJ

Call to Artists: New Heights Mural Application

Dream Mural

The Central Avenue SID is pleased to announce that it is seeking creative proposals for its 2014 mural installation program. Pursuing applications for both traffic box artwork and wall murals, the submission deadline for all proposals is Friday, October 17, 2014. Read the press release for more information.

Download the Mural RFP and Application Now

More Public Art in The Heights

Connect with Central Avenue

The New "Dream" on Central Ave

Learn more about the "Dream" mural on Central Avenue

New on the Avenue

Help Welcome New Neighborhood Businesses:

More New Bizs on the Ave>


NJ Transit Expands Bus Service On Central

New Jersey Transit No. 119 Bus Service

NJ Transit is expanding the midday and Saturday service of its No. 119 bus route, which includes Central Avenue, to mitigate the impact of the Pulaski Skyway shutdown. Starting on Monday, April 21, the 119 bus will operate every 30 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays and every 60 minutes between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Prior to this expansion, the 119 bus only operated on weekdays during peak periods.  
Full Story>

Shop Local, Central Avenue Jersey City

Shopping Local Central Avenue, Jersey CityFor every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $73 remains in the community. Those dollars help fund local wages, local taxes and other locally owned businesses, as well as donations to local non-profits. This compares to only $43 remaining in the community when you spend $100 at a non-locally owned business. Additionally, small businesses simply work harder to earn your business through product knowledge and personal customer service. Local businesses value, respect and appreciate your patronage. You can find anything you need locally and your local businesses give back more to the community.

More Reasons to Shop Local

No "Everything JC Festival" Indefinitely

2011 Everything Jersey City Festival on Central Avenue

Originally scheduled for the third Saturday each May, the Everything Jersey City Festival will not return in 2014. The Central Avenue Special Improvement District hosted and organized the popular one day event for five consecutive years (2008 – 2012). With an estimated 39,000 visitors in attendance at the last EJCF, Jersey City had the honor of being home to one of the largest main street festivals in the State of New Jersey. 
Full Story>

Pulaski Skyway/ Route 139 Rehab & the Jersey City Heights

Beginning Saturday April 12, 2014, the northbound travel lanes on the Route 1&9 Pulaski Skyway will be closed for approximately 24 months while the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) rehabilitates the bridge deck. Additionally, Route 139 Upper Level will be closed and detours through local streets will occur starting in May 2014. This major rehabilitation project will directly affect Hudson County's midsection (between the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels) including The Heights and Journal Square sections of Jersey City. Please stay up to date on the project as it progresses and plan accordingly.

Read more about how this major rehabilitation project will affect you.