Do you care about the Central Avenue shopping district? Come to discuss what you love, what's missing, and how to make Central Avenue serve its community to the best of its ability. Facilitated by Positivity Strategist Robyn Stratton-Berkessel.
Date: Saturday Feb. 20, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: PS 8 - 96 Franklin St., Jersey City
Stay Connected:November 10, 2015
Dear Members of the Jersey City Heights Community:
There is a buzz in the neighborhood about a Redevelopment Plan for Central Avenue. The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation, an organization of business and commercial property owners within the shopping district, would like to set the record straight and address the circulating rumors. [Read More]February 1, 2016
Join the City of Jersey City and the Special Imporvement Districts as we celebrate longstanding businesses who have been serving our community for over 25 years! One business owner from each district will serve on a panel to share their secrets to success, how they have changed with the times, and what they love about owning a business in Jersey City. If you are a new or aspiring business owner, this is your chance to learn from the pros. The event will take place on Wednesday February 17th starting at 5:30pm at City Hall (280 Grove St., Jersey City). Congratulations to Central Avenue's own Renato's Pizza Masters, King's Sons, and Baines Family Dental for being honored at the event. [Read More]February 2016
Looking for a local community center to hold a large meeting or banquet hall for a party? You have come to the right place. Although each location has something special to offer, the places listed below are featured due to unique features and/ or because they are available for rent. Corresponding contact information is provided for each if you are interested in using the space.
Community Centers in The Heights
Winter Reminders: Snow RemovalJanuary 25, 2016
Everyone knows that a snow free shopping district is a happy shopping district. The City of Jersey City is reminding every owner, occupant or person having charge of a commercial building or vacant lot to clear snow from the sidewalks surrounding their property to allow the passage of pedestrians and strollers. Snow must be removed within four (4) hours after snowfall. If snow has fallen during the night, snow must be removed within eight (8) hours after sunrise. Please be reminded that it is illegal to dump snow in the street. All snow and ice removed from the sidewalk shall be banked and piled with three feet inside the curb. Jersey City code inspectors will be enforcing these ordinances after each snowfall:
Blizzard 2016 Updates from the City of Jersey City:
- 1/26 - Garbage & Recycling Collection resumes tonight
- 1/25 -List of lots available for overnight parking in Jersey City;
- 1/25 - City ticketing businesses that don't shovel;
- 1/25 -Curb-to-curb snow removal on Central Ave starts 7pm Mon.;
- 1/25 - Garbage collection is cancelled for Monday 1/25; 1/25
- Parking regulations (mechanical street sweeper) are suspended;
It’s been almost a year since I first met David Diaz, the district manager for the Central Avenue Special Improvement District and since then we’ve made blogging magic. Our Lunches at Noodlefan, Rumba’s, Pizza Masters all pretty much broke the internet! and I had a blast exploring Central Ave with David. It was time for me to get the know the rest of the Central Ave. SID team, so David invited me to one of their board meetings (which is open to business owners and the public). Everyone on the board is a Jersey City business owner and it’s wonderful seeing these busy bees take the time to come together and talk about how they can improve their district. [Read More]January 10, 2016
I absolutely love small family owned businesses that pride themselves on serving their community. I recently went to visit Eye Contact Vision Center, a full service Eyewear and Optician shop on Central Ave. in the Heights to check out their eyeglasses and get more information on their services. Many people have actually asked me for a recommendation for a good place to get their eyes checked and get cute eyeglasses! Well here it is! [Read more]January 2016
A new video by Art Matters NJ focuses on the impact the arts are having on Jersey City featuring many important institutions including your favorite neighborhood main street, Central Avenue. The video, created by 07 Films, captures the creative atmosphere that surrounds the Jersey City area. Find the video on youtube.
Learn more about Public Art on Central Avenue and in The HeightsJuly 2015
A clean, safe, and enjoyable eating environment is important to every restaurant. Central Avenue's business community takes public health very seriously and the CASID is now assisting local restaurants to better maintain that standard in addition to complying with local laws. [read more]