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Back-to-School Shopping on Central

Businesses are now stocked with inventory and are busy crafting creative sales to convert Central Avenue into your back-to-school headquarters. Places like Kennedy Department Store, C.H. Martin, and DII, Deals and Discounts are among the many local businesses who tend to stay very competitive during this season. From school supplies to uniforms, you will find it on Central Avenue. The shopping district is eager to help meet Jersey City’s back-to-school needs.

Attention Teachers: El Gordo Restaurant is raffling off a "Back-to-School" basket made especially for you. Click here for details.

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JC Walks - Pedestrian Enhancement Plan

Thank you to all who took the time to participate at the one day "Parklet" demonstration near Dulce De Leche Bakery/ Gino's Pizzeria & Restaurant on 9/8. In short, the demonstration centered on a new study for a Jersey City Pedestrian Enhancement Plan (campaign known as JC Walks). Jersey City has launched this study to understand how to make streets better for walking. Enhancing the pedestrian environment will make it more attractive and safer for residents and visitors to walk around the city. The short survey conducted at the demonstration is now available online. Please take a few minutes to complete it.

Call for Art Extended to September 8th

Artist Ed "T.DEE" Morris works on his mural at Thorne Street/ Central Avenue

The Central Avenue S.I.D. Management Corporation is again seeking creative proposals for public art installations. Proposed artwork will be installed on either a wall space or traffic box in our shopping district. The submission deadline has been extended through Friday, September 8, 2017. [Read More]

Request for Proposal - Artwork Installation on Central Ave, JC

New on Central Avenue, Jersey City

Ribbon Cutting for Pampita Meat Shop at 393 Central Avenue, Jersey City

The Central Avenue Special Improvement District is pleased to announce “Pampita Meat Shop” has opened their flagship store on the main thoroughfare of the Jersey City Heights. [Read More]

  • Prosper Driving School
  • Central Furniture
  • La Nacional
  • Joanna's Variety Shop
  • Nana Thai Restaurant
  • Up And Down Smoke Shop
  • Tropix Juice Bar
  • Toy and Game World

More New Businesses on the Avenue>

New Central Avenue Menu Promotes Healthier Living

Jersey City’s latest addition to restaurant row is making strides. Central Avenue restaurants and businesses are working together, through their Special Improvement District program, to encourage local residents to live healthier with the launch of the new “Central Avenue Healthy Menu” this summer. This menu is the first of its kind in Jersey City and showcases ten healthy food options found in the shopping district. [Read More]

Creative Placemaking on Central Avenue

Central Avenue, Jersey City NJ

Creative placemaking has become important to the experience and benefits of shopping local. Public art, in its many forms, can rejuvenate a neighborhood when done correctly. It brings new energy and vibrancy to neighborhoods. It also can make Central Avenue a fun place to visit. CASID’s art initiatives have grown out of the belief that creative placemaking contributes to the economic and cultural vitality of neighborhoods. [Read More]

Recent Events in the District:

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 Raj Mukherji; 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]

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]