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"City of Trees" Window Painting On Central

The Central Avenue Special Improvement District, in partnership with the Jersey City Parks Coalition, Frogs Are Green, and Jersey City Board of Education invite you to take a stroll down Central Avenue on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 as 108 Jersey City students paint their vision of City of Trees Culture on storefront windows between 10:30am and 2pm. Each student will have a designated boxed space on a shop window in which to replicate their sketch. The artwork should remain up for a few weeks, so all can see and be inspired to learn more. [Read More]

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Second Annual Central Avenue Auto & Music Show

The 2nd Annual Central Avenue Auto and Music Show took place on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The event is creative placemaking at its best. It is an exciting spring affair in the neighborhood that helps our shopping district connect with residents and shoppers in new fun ways. [Read More]

New Heights 24 Hour Bus Service (Mon-Sat)

New Jersey Transit Bus No. 119, Central Avenue Jersey City

GREAT NEWS for the Jersey City Heights: New Jersey Transit Bus No. 119 will run 24 hour service (Mon - Sat) starting on 6/25. Thanks to Senator Brian Stack, Assemblyman RajMukherji; Mayor Steven Fulop; Councilman Michael Yun; Councilman Rolando Lavarro, and RNA/ WPA for their tireless efforts to improve mass transit and access to NYC jobs. ‪[Learn More about Central Ave Bus Service]

New on Central Avenue, Jersey City

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Business Spotlight by ChicpeaJC:
A ndrea Salumeria

Andrea Salumeria, 247 Central Avenue, Jersey City

Where to begin on Jersey City’s hidden Italian gem, Andrea Salumeria. Andrea Salumeria has been part of Jersey City since 1975 and going stronger than ever. This Italian deli is the real deal, they offer every Italian item you can think of that are straight from Italy. Peter, who is the current owner, was delighted to talk to me about the history of Andreas and really shared his knowledge and his passion for the success of Andrea Salumeria. [Read More]

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Jersey Journal - Jersey City residents and businesses discuss vision for future of Central Avenue

Conversations charged with the excitement of what the future could hold filled the air today at School 8 in Jersey City, where Heights residents and businesses gathered to discuss their wishes, plans and goals for Central Avenue. "Most people are not happy with the status quo. We want it to improve, and we want to do that together as a community," said organizer David Diaz, District Manager for the Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation. [Read More]

Photos from the event.

Jersey City's Restaurant Overlay Zone Now Includes Central Avenue

On March 23rd, Jersey City's City Council unanimously voted on the recommendation to expand Jersey City's Restaurant Overlay Zone (ROZ) to the Heights. Central Avenue and Palisade will join Downtown Newark Avenue in Jersey City's Restaurant Row as a result of the expansion thus improving the Heights as a dining destination. The ROZ has many benefits and holds the potential to attract new businesses, jobs, and shoppers to the district.

Central Ave Discussion on Redev. Plan

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]

Property Maintenance 101: For Business and Property Owners

The Jersey City Office of Innovation and the Department of Public Works gives you helpful tips and information on maintaining your business property. Be sure to read carefully through this handbook to learn how you can contribute to keeping our main street community clean and beautiful.

Central Avenue Featured in New Art Matters NJ - Jersey City Video

Central Avenue, Jersey City NJ

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 Heights

CASID Sponsors ServSafe "Certified Food Protection Manager" Course for Local Bizs

ServSafe Instructor Eddy Gallo with a class which just completed the training course

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]