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It's Tax Time! Find Tax Preparers along Central Avenue, Jersey City

Tax filing season is here and the deadline, April 15th, is not far away. Don't procrastinate this year. Schedule an appointment with a tax professional to prepare and file your tax return as soon as possible. Be sure to choose a reputable tax preparation service certified by the IRS as having a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTINN) to avoid preparer fraud. There are several creditable neighborhood businesses on Central Avenue that have been around for years serving the tax filing needs of the community.

Click here for a list of Central Avenue Tax Preparation Businesses

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NEW Central Ave Streetscape & Roadway Improvement Project on the way!

The CASID is excited to announce that the City of Jersey City has initiated plans for a Central Avenue Streetscape & Roadway Improvements project. This highly anticipated, and very necessary, project will be implemented this year (2020) and correct all sidewalk and roadway issues in the shopping district. Central Avenue's very busy urban streetscape has received a punishing amount of wear-and-tear during the past 25 years. The CASID organization has advocated for these improvements a long time and greatly appreciate our partners at City Hall, especially Mayor Steven Fulop and Councilman Ward D, Michael Yun, for giving this matter the attention it deserves. The project will go out to bid Feb/March, aims to start construction in April/ May, and is anticipated to be completed by Oct/ Nov. The CASID will share more information as it becomes available.

New on Central Avenue, Jersey City

  • Sapori D'Italia
  • Powerstaffing
  • Verizon
  • Los Aztecas Bakery
  • AT&T Store

More New Businesses on the Avenue>

Top 20 New Businesses on Central Avenue by ChicpeaJC

Creative Placemaking on Central Avenue

"Heights" by artist PAWS21Art, 421 Central Avenue, Jersey City

New Central Avenue Mural By PAWS21ART

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:

Jersey City Census 2020

Development and Infrastructure Improvements along Central Avenue

Central Avenue Redevelopment Plan for Block 2901 Study Area

The Jersey City Division of City Planning, in partnership with the Central Avenue SID, want your input on how to improve Central Avenue (specifically block 2901) to better meet community needs. All members of the community are encouraged to attend, learn more about this study, and provide feedback. [Read More]

Click here to read the DRAFT Central Avenue Redevelopment Plan

Citywide Parking Study

The City of Jersey City, in association with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and an external consultant team, will be conducting a year-long study to develop the Jersey City Parking Management Plan. The goal of this study is to catalog existing parking supply, determine parking demand by understanding the community-specific needs, and identify the most innovative strategies to manage parking for current and future development The Parking Management Plan will inform zoning regulations, help reduce traffic congestion generated by single-occupancy vehicles and align with the goals in the Circulation Element to limit land dedicated to parking uses near transit stations and encourage the use of public transit and active modes of transportation throughout the City. Learn More

Note: Ward C/D Community Meeting for Parking Plan took place on September 16th at 366 Central Avenue. If you missed the meeting, you can still send in your feedback. Email to cityplanning@jcnj.org.

Contribute Your Thoughts and and Design Ideas For The Brand New North District Police Precinct On Central - Learn More

SID Teams up with CDS to clean-up Central

CASID continues to coordinate with Jersey City and Commercial District Services LLC (CDS) to get Central Avenue's streetscape back into shape. The City's limited staff is often busy managing the 43 litter baskets in the district and cannot consistently address the other maintenance needs in the district. As such, Central Avenue businesses and commercial property owners (via their SID program) have hired CDS to help out. CDS will in the district just a few days per month to clean our 133 light poles, remove weeds/ light landscaping, painting our curbs, painting our bus stops, and give our main thoroughfare some much needed TLC. While merchants continue to sweep their own sidewalks, CDS staff will be in the district to do the tough stuff. [See Report]