Next RNA Meeting:
Tuesday, March 10th at 7:30 PM
Harbor View Health Care Center
178 Ogden Avenue
1st Floor Cafeteria
Meet with architect and owner of proposed project for 500 Palisade Ave.Membership Dues
dues and donations help sustain the RNA. Annual dues are $10. Please
contribute on our website, at an RNA meeting, or make checks payable
to Riverview Neighborhood Association and mail to:
PO Box 7176
us this Tuesday, March 10th at 7:30pm at 178 Ogden Ave for
Riverview Neighborhood Association's monthly meeting. Our guest will be
Ryan Strother, the Director of the Jersey City Department of Recreation.
We will also have the current proposed plans on hand for 520 Palisade
Ave (the old firehouse building between South and Bowers). The plans,
though not final, were provided by developer Dale Caro and the
architect from the Montoro Architectural Group. he developer and
the architect will NOT be at the meeting but we can collect any
feedback and questions from the membership on the current plans.
Heights Civic Engagement Forum
is sponsoring this important forum. Don't miss this chance to get
involved or simply learn about the political process and/or learn of
local opportunities to make a difference in the Heights.
What is it?
The program is the JC Heights/Ward D Civic Education & Engagement Forum.
It will be:
(B) a moderated presentation and panel that
educates residents about opportunities to participate politically---as a voter, a potential candidate, or as a community volunteer;
(C) open to Democrats, Republicans, and Independents;
(D) focused on the upcoming party committee races and June 12 primaries, but we will also introduce residents to our community groups and non-partisan volunteer opportunities.
Who is it? It came together as an outgrowth of the ongoing Riverview Arts District planning sessions.
Once it was proposed, community groups in the Heights agreed to be
co-sponsors including RNA, Washington Park Association, Farms in the
Heights, Heights Community Coalition, Jersey City AARP, St. John's
Church, and Pershing Field Garden Friends.
Monday, March 16, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at St. John's Lutheran Church (155 North Street)
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582979511918967/
Landscape Award For Ogden's End
would like to extend congratulations to Kevin Condrack, Zachary
Cohen, Nick Buffum, Roger Heitmann and all the many volunteers who
worked so hard at the Ogden's End Community Garden on being honored with
the Landscape Award by the City of Jersey City's Department of Public
Works and the Department of Health and Human Services. Excellent work!
We are looking forward to even more growth in 2015. Keep a look out for
the opening of the garden in April and seeing the blooming of the 500
bulbs that were planted there as part of the Big Dig. If you would like
to get involved in the Heights newest community garden, located on Ogden
Avenue just south of Cuneo Place, send an email to email@example.com.
Spoken Word at 942 Summit Hosted by James Ruggia
inclement weather, the Heights first even spoken word series has been
off to a great start. Hosted by local resident and writer James Ruggia,
the series features guest poets/spoken word artists each night as well
as an Open Mic portion. (Signup to read the night of the event.) The
third of three spoken word evenings of the first season will be held
on Tuesday, March 24th from 6:30-8:30 PM at 942 Summit. Come
be a part of it! Danny Shot and James Ruggia are the guest poets
on the 24th. The Spoken Word series is sponsored by RNA and hosted by
942 Summit businesses Bloomsbury Sq., Do You Tea? and WHOS gluten free
JC Fridays in the Heights A Huge Success
part of JC Fridays, a citywide celebration of the arts held on Friday,
March 6th, Walter and Margo Parks hosted a standing room only live music
and arts event featuring the music of Bombay Rickey and the paintings
of Leandro Comrie at their home, The Statuary, right here in the
Heights. (The event was also sponsored by several heights organizations
including RNA.) In addition, there were five other JC Fridays events
held right here in the Heights demonstrating the increasing strength of
the Riverview Arts District. These events included an open studio
exhibition artists Bojana Coklyat and Michael DiFeo, the pop art of
Chris Earnst and music of the Karen Kuhl band at the Lincoln Inn, RIVIV
JC's "2nd Annual Comic Book Art for Kids" event raising money for
children that have HIV/AIDS and a game night at 942 Summit. The
art-and-music-filled weekend continued on Saturday with Ogden
Ave resident Christine Santelli's weekly vibrant live music series at
the Lincoln Inn. (If you haven't made it there yet, try and do so--no
cover and fabulous bands.)
RNA Mourns the Loss of Former Treasurer, Randy Sanford
Neighborhood Association extends its condolences to the Sanford family
on the passing of Randy Sanford on February 21st. Randy was a member of
RNA since its inception and served as its Treasurer for many
years. A memorial service will be held in Jersey City at St. Paul
Lutheran Church, 440 Hoboken Ave., near Five Corners, on Saturday, March
28, at 1:30 PM. Reprinted below is his obituary.
Randall Sanford Jr., 72, of Jersey City, NJ, and Margaretville, NY,
died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Jersey City Medical Center following an
aortic dissection. His wife, daughter, and other family members were at
his bedside when he passed.
by his family and friends as Randy, he was born November 16, 1942, in
the old Margaretville Hospital, the eldest son of Roswell R. and
Elizabeth (Dickson) Sanford of Margaretville.
attended Margaretville Central School through his sophomore year and
then transferred to Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, a college
preparatory school known for its rigorous math curriculum, in
preparation for fulfilling his dream of becoming an architect. He
graduated from Mercersburg in 1961 and then entered the School of
Architecture at Cornell University in Ithaca. He graduated from Cornell
in the Centennial Class of 1965 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.
He then earned a Master of Architecture degree in Urban Design from
Cornell University's Institute for Architecture & Urban Design in
New York City in 1969. As an undergraduate at Cornell, he was a member
of Theta Delta Chi, a residential fraternity. His favorite professor at
Cornell was architectural historian Colin Rowe, the Andrew Dickson White
Professor of Architecture from 1962 until 1990, and one of the most
influential historians in the 20th century.
June 27, 1970, Randy married Cynthia Holthusen of Sea Girt, NJ, at
Puddingstone, the Sanford family summer cottage on Perch Lake in the
Town of Andes. Cynthia and Randy's cousin, David Anderson, were then
coworkers in the international division of Manufacturers Hanover Trust
Company in New York. David invited Randy to a bank party, and
it was there that Cynthia noticed an interesting face that had just
caught her eye on the bus on the way to the party. She crossed the room
to talk to Randy. That meeting led to a loving marriage and deep
friendship that flourished for nearly 45 years. Their dear daughter
Katharyn is among his survivors.
was a talented architect and skilled draftsman. As a registered
architect in New York State, and a member of the American Institute of
Architects, his practice included work with large public agency clients,
but his professional and creative passion burned brightly in the area
of adaptive reuse and historic preservation. Over the course of his
career, he was employed at a number of architecture firms in New York
City, retiring in 2014 from the firm of di Domenico +
Partners, LLP. Among his other professional associations were Page Ayres
Cowley Architects, LLC, Cabrera Group Architects, and Oppenheimer,
Brady & Vogelstein, AIA.
1974 Randy and Cindy moved to Ogden Avenue in Jersey City, where he
found a backyard to fit his enthusiasm for gardening and a true
community of friendly and caring neighbors. A member of the Riverview
Neighborhood Association since its inception, he served as treasurer in
the early years. Randy also enjoyed classical music, the Beatles, public
radio, and studying languages, classical and Palladian architecture,
and the design and architecture of the city of Rome. Over the years, he
and Cynthia provided a loving home for numerous cats, always adopted
from a shelter or rescued from the streets of Jersey City. His gentle
nature, compassion, integrity, curiosity, quiet wit, and dry sense of
humor defined his personality.
is survived by his wife, Cynthia; his daughter and son-in law, Katharyn
Sanford and John Fleites of Jersey City; a sister and brother in law,
Patricia and Randy Moore of Margaretville; two brothers and their wives,
Richard and Laurie Sanford of Bloomville and Clark and Laura Sanford of
Margaretville; and a brother-in-law, John Dirk Holthusen of Sea Girt,
NJ. Also surviving are many cousins, nephews, nieces, and dear friends.
memorial service will be held in Jersey City at St. Paul Lutheran
Church, 440 Hoboken Ave., near Five Corners, on Saturday, March 28,
at 1:30 p.m. Plans for an interment service in Margaretville
in spring will be announced at a later date. An architectural
scholarship fund in the name of Prof. Rowe will be established in memory
of Randy. For information on the Colin Rowe Scholarship Fund in in
Memory of Roswell R. Sanford, Jr., go to www.giving.cornell.edu (1-800-279-3099).
A memorial donation in Randy's name to Heart of the Catskills Humane
Society, PO Box 88, Delhi, NY 13753-0088 would also be welcome and
The Fox And The Crow Pub Now Open
Fox and The Crow Pub, formerly known as AJ's, is newly renovated and
serving up a small menu of fine pub fare, craft beer and
cocktails. The final hours are still being determined by management but
for now the pub is open from 5:00PM every day. 594 Palisade Ave at
JC Heights Civic Education and Engagement Forum - Monday, March 16, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30PM at St. John's Lutheran Church (155 North Street)
Spoken Word At 942 Summit (with open mic) - Tuesday 3/24 6:30PM to 8:30PM at 942 Summit Ave
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