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2019 Call for Art in Most Eye-Popping Mile Walk in Jersey City!

The Central Avenue S.I.D. Management Corporation is again seeking creative proposals for public art installations within the Central Avenue shopping district. Selected artwork will be commissioned for installation late summer/ early fall and paid upon completion. The submission deadline is Friday, August 2, 2019. [Read More]

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Attend Central Avenue Community Meeting

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. RSVP here for the event.

Development and Infrastructure Improvements along Central Avenue

New on Central Avenue, Jersey City

  • Print Square
  • Powerstaffing
  • Verizon
  • Los Aztecas Bakery
  • Smart Wireless

More New Businesses on the Avenue>

Top 20 New Businesses on Central Avenue by ChicpeaJC

NJ.com - "This one mile is the most eye-popping walk in Jersey City"

Oh the things you see on Central Avenue in Jersey City. Art lives in the street, taking over buildings, traffic boxes, and store windows. In less than a mile walk, there are more than two dozen pieces of art to see, with no admission charge. [Read More]

Congrats to 2019 Small Business Service Award Winners!

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Small Business Service Award winners! The Heights is proud of its Central Avenue representation including Hauptman Floor Covering, Beloved World Yoga, and Griot Cafe. Special thanks to Mayor Steven Fulop, Councilman Michael Yun, and Vanessa Quijano from Jersey City Economic Development Corporation who organized the event to celebrate our small business community. Photo credit: Jennifer Brown.

"Pay by App Parking" Now on Central Ave!

Its here! ParkMobile has arrived on Central Ave, Jersey City. Motorists now have the choice of paying for parking the traditional way (drop a coin) or smartphones (credit card). Download the app now to make your next drive to our shopping district that much more convenient. Thanks to Mayor Steven Fulop and Business Administrator Brian Platt for welcoming the technology to our city while maintaining the simplicity of traditional meter parking.

New CASID Annual Report Is Now Available

Creative Placemaking on Central Avenue

CASID has commissioned new traffic box artwork by artist Kirk Seese called "Home 1" and "Candy Anyone?" at the intersection of Central/ Bowers Street and Central/ Franklin Street. Our organization is very excited about this addition to our outdoor art gallery. This is creative placemaking at its best and we thank our partners on this project including the City of Jersey City, and the Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs.

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:

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]

Jersey City's Ban on Disposable Plastic Bags