Welcome to the Heights Section of Jersey City, NJ

$4 Million Central Ave Streetscape & Roadway Improvement Project

The CASID is excited to announce that the City of Jersey City has approved plans for a Central Avenue Streetscape & Roadway Improvements project. This highly anticipated, and very necessary, $4 million rehabilitation project will soon commence work to replace all sidewalks and repave the roadway in the shopping district. [Read More]

Tentative Resume Date: Monday, March 15th

Communicate with project officials here.

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Central Avenue COVID-19 Mobile Clinic

The CASID partnered with Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services and Prestiage Health to place a Mobile Clinic on Central Avenue. The mobile clinic will allow businesses, shoppers, and residents to recieve FREE COVID-19 test. Starting on Tuesday November 24th at 232 Central Avenue (near Stop & Shop), from 9-5pm will be offering NASAL SWAB tests. Appointments are not required.

Other locations:

  • RWJBarnabas ( 317 Central Avenue) with regular care appointment (201) 839- 2640
  • Differx Pharmacy- (492 Central Avenue) Jersey City OFFERS RAPID TESTING
  • Heights Pharmacy (424 Central)is offering COVID-19 tests Monday-Friday from 12-5pm. Call to make an appointment (201) 222-1777

Click to View Full List of Jersey City Locations

Central Avenue Redevelopment Plan for Block 2901 Study Area - NEW Parking Deck

The Jersey City Division of City Planning, in partnership with the Central Avenue SID, held four community meetings seeking input on how to improve Central Avenue (specifically block 2901) to better meet community needs. The community driven project is heading to the Planning Board on April 13th. [Read more]

New on Central Avenue, Jersey City

  • Torta Truck (413A Central)
  • BG Enterprises (430 Central)
  • Stacks Creamery (465 Central)
  • Cosmopolitan Staffing (430 Central)
  • Phan Thai (408 Central)
  • Jupiter Knights (447 Central)
  • iFoneSpot (306 Central)
  • Alpit Convenience Store (362 Central)
  • RWJ Medical Group (
  • Irma's Cafe (274 Central)

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Coronavirus/ COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines are on the way to hospitals and clinics across New Jersey. NJ restaurant, grocery, hospitality workers among large group now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine.

You can reserve your spot to get a vaccine now by pre-registering here:https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/

To see if you are eligible please visit here.

To view all the Vaccine locations click here

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Its Tax Time! Tax Preparers along Central Avenue, Jersey City.

It is Tax filinf season and April 15th is not far awar. Prepare and file your tax returns soon or, if you need assitance, contact a Tax Professional to schdule an appointment. Be sure to choose a reputable tax preparation service certifed by the IRS as having a vaild Prepare Tax Identification Number (PTIN) to avoid preparer fraud. There are serval crediable neighborhood businesses on Central Avenue that have been around for years servicing the tax filing needs of the community.

Click here for list of Central Avenue Tax Preparation Businesses

Team Effort to Address Sanitation and Maintenance Needs of the District

Central Avenue is a busy urban commercial corridor with a large amount of pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Consequently, the busy nature of our main street community produces demanding sanitation needs. It takes a team effort to keep our district clean starting with 1) merchants sweeping their adjacent sidewalks regularly, 2) the City’s mechanical streetsweeper cleaning both sides of the roadway 6 days a week, and 3) the City’s litter patrol program maintaining public spaces clean (i.e. tree beds, litter receptacles, sidewalks, sewer catch basins, etc.). To further supplement these efforts, the Central Avenue SID program uses its limited resources to service other sanitation related needs of the district. CASID has hired Commercial District Services to service the district ten days (10) a month for landscaping, hand-bill removal, curb painting, cleaning public touch surfaces, and other occasional maintenance needs of the district.

Most Artwork on Central Avenue in single year!

. The Central Avenue SID has added a total of seven (7) new art installations in 2020, the most in a single calendar year. The artwork found on Central Avenue is meant to provide positive energy when walking down our commerical corridor.

New artwork include:

  • Artist Brianna McMaster "I Am" located off Thorne/ Central
  • Artist Micheal Cooper "Together Again & Again" off Bower/ Central
  • Artist John Guevara "Be Water" Dunkin Donuts (318 Central)
  • Artists Jeff Rose and Derek Tunia "I Heart JC) Pizza Master (274 Central)
  • Artist Simone Bailey Campbell " Vivid Flora" Cocoa Bakery (475 Central) [Read more]

Development and Infrastructure Improvements along Central Avenue

Creative Placemaking on Central Avenue

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]

Past Public Artwork in the District:

Central Ave's Reuseable Tote Bags are Back!

The CASID has purchase over 11,000 reusable tote bags to help market and promote the Central Avenue Shopping District this coming holiday season. The 11,000+ tote bags list all the existing business in the district across four different bag colors (yellow, red, purple, and orange). The tote bags have become a popular marketing tool and loyal shoppers love getting new Central Avenue bags from our SID members each holiday season. Additionally, the New Jersey may soon pass a statewide ban on plastic bags therefore the tote bags will certainly come in handy. [Read More]

Thank You Michael Yun. You Went Above and Beyond for Jersey City.

“We are beyond saddened by the passing of Councilman Michael Yun. He was a family man, a great businessman, and a tireless advocate for Jersey City throughout his nearly 4 decades of public service. More than that though, he was a great husband, father, and grandfather as he never missed a chance to share how proud he was of his family. This is devastating for all of us here, as Michael was part of our Jersey City family. We will miss him and we will continue to aggressively fight against this pandemic, now in his honor.” - Mayor Steven Fulop

The Central Avenue SID Management Corporation and its members are heartbroken. Michael Yun was a founding member of the CASID. He was the heart and soul of Central Avenue, The Heights main street community, for nearly 40 years. He was a true community leader, tireless advocate for Jersey City, a mentor to many, and dear friend to all of us. [Read More]