Next RNA Meeting:
Tuesday, July 14th at 7:30 PM
Harbor View Health Care Center
178 Ogden Avenue
1st Floor Cafeteria
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
Neighborhood Association's (RNA's) monthly meeting will be held this
Tuesday, July 14th at the Harborview Health Center, 178 Ogden Avenue (at
Franklin) at 7:30PM. We will provide a detailed update on the
reconstruction plans for the Riverview Park Gazebo and our guest
this month will be representatives from NJ Lofts, the current owner and
architect of 520 Palisade Ave (the old fire house), NJ Lofts is
proposing a market style retail layout and pocket park on the first
floor and dwelling units on the upper floors. All are welcome and
encouraged to attend.
Riverview-Fisk Park Gazebo Renovation Plans Move Forward
Want to see the current plans for the reconstruction of the Riverview Park Gazebo?
We will have them on hand at this month's regular meeting and we will
provide a very detailed update on the project. We expect the gazebo and
landscaping project to go out to bid later this month so this will
probably be the last chance for public input prior to the project going
out to bid. To make the Gazebo accessible to all, a gently sloping
pathway will be created that will both provide access for all, and
additional viewing and seating areas. The landscape plan is being
designed to be aesthetically pleasing as well as sustainable and
functional. While the creation of the incline gazebo access path
will likely result in two old growth trees being removed, there will be
the addition of the landscaped area and new trees will be planted in
other areas of the park. If you are unable to make the meeting but
would like to review the plans, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
addition to the restoration of the Gazebo, the kickoff meeting and
walkthrough for the renovation and enhancement of Riverview park
was recently held with the Department of Public Works, Ward D Councilman
Michael Yun, the Division of Architecture and the Jersey City Parks
Coalition. The city has allocated $1.5 million for Riverview Park
(separate and apart from the funding for the Gazebo). We will
provide an update about the renovation plans at the July meeting and
invite members to provide feedback and become actively involved in this
| Marketplace proposed for 520 Palisade Ave|
Lofts (the current owner) and the architect of 520 Palisade Ave (the
old firehouse), will present their proposal for the development of this
property at this month's RNA meeting (July 14th). They are
proposing that the ground floor be occupied by multiple small retailers
in an indoor marketplace style format that includes an outdoor pocket
park. They are proposing 15 two and three bedroom units on the
floors above with some of them proposed as live/work units. The
variances they will be requesting in their development application,
which may be heard at the August Zoning board meeting, including
variances for Parking (there is no parking in the plan), Dwelling Unit
Density and Use. They are not proposing to alter the exterior
structure of the building.
Next Live at the Lumberyard July 24th!
first two shows of Riverview Neighborhood Association's 2015 Live at
the Lumberyard season were a tremendous hit, with hundreds of residents
coming out to enjoy live music, video projections, and food
trucks. The next show is one not to be missed - as it will feature
some fabulous blues bands including GMJ Groove, Arbiters of Taste
featuring Walter Parks, the Karyn Kuhl Band, Senor Lunkhead spinning
between sets and the video art of Ann LePore.
The 2015 Live at the Lumberyard music series
is held in the lumberyard at Palisade Lumber (428 Palisade Ave), this
free event features three bands each night, a DJ, video projections and
food trucks. Music and sound coordinated by Nick Ciavatta and Gerald
Lucas, Live at the Lumberyard has quickly established itself as the
place to be on Friday evenings throughout the summer.
Check out pictures and videos from the first two shows on our Facebook page.
Live at the Lumberyard is made possible
in part by funds from the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of
State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts,
administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage
Sponsored by and AFTER PARTY @
Fox & Crow
|Historic Holland Street to Reopen as Pedestrian Walkway|
RNA is working with Councilman Michael Yun, the Jersey City Incinerator
Authority, the Department of Public Works and the Mayors Office to
reopen the historic cobblestone Holland Street as a pedestrian walkway
and to integrate it into Riverview Park. Holland Street is one of only a
handful of cobblestone streets that remain in Jersey City and it has
been designated as a historic landmark by the City of Jersey City.
The kickoff meeting was held on June 30th and the next followup meeting
hosted by Councilman Yun will be on July 16th.
The goal is to
reopen the street to pedestrians by connecting it to the park,
eliminating its use as a parking lot and begin to hold Riverview Arts
District events along the street. This will allow for this
historic street to be a celebration of our areas art and history.
Murals will continue to be commissioned along the retaining walls that
line the street (not on the historic stone section). This could
involve an ordinance the would define the street as open space and
require that it be put on a maintenance schedule. While we are
still a ways away from a full restoration of the street and connection
to Riverview Park, there is no reason that it shouldn't cleaned up,
reopened, utilized, and enjoyed by the community. More
details will be provided at the meeting.
|Ogden's End Community Garden an Oasis |
The transformation of what was just a few short years ago an empty
overgrown lot continues. Located at the southern most end of Ogden
Avenue, it is a hidden jewel. The garden includes an extensive
vegetable garden (harvesting has begun!), a flower garden, a tree
nursery, composting stations and one of the most beautiful murals in the
area. It is a volunteer effort and anyone is welcome to join in
the continuing evolution of the garden by stopping in any Sunday from
10AM to 1:00pm - your reward - share in the vegetable harvest!
are welcome to stop by the garden at any time to enjoy this urban oasis
- the gate is closed but NEVER locked during the spring, summer and
fall. Email email@example.com to be put on the volunteer email list.
July 12th 10:00am to 12:00pm - Neighborhood Cleanup, meet at Palisade Ave & Bowers St (bags, gloves and pickers will be supplied)
July 15th 8:00pm - Movie in Washington Park - ET (free Popcorn)
July 24th 7pm to 10pm
- Live At The Lumberyard @ Palisade Lumber (GMJ Groove, Arbiters of
Taste, and Karyn Kuhl Band). Full details and set times:
July 29th 8:00pm - Movie in Riverview Park - The Lego Movie (free popcorn)
Aug 6th 8:00pm - Movie in Pershing Field - Frozen (free popcorn)
Every Thursday - The Lincoln Inn 8:00pm to 11:00pm: Open Blues Jam with Joe Taino
Every Saturday - The Lincoln Inn 9:00pm to Midnight: Live Blues music presented by Christine Santelli
Every Sunday - Riverview Farmer's Market - In Riverview Park from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
Every Sunday - Ogden's End Garden Volunteer hours - Every Sunday from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
Have you Paid Your Dues?
is a volunteer organization and is only as strong as its membership. If
you haven't done so already, please join by paying or renewing your
membership dues for 2015 (just $10 a year) and consider making an
additional contribution to further our efforts to improve the
neighborhood. RNA's boundaries cover most of the eastern Heights. You
can use this link for your convenience to pay your dues and see our
boundaries at http://riverviewneighborhood.org/rna-annual-dues/ or
you can mail a check to P.O. Box 7176, Jersey City, NJ 07307. Whether
you live within the boundaries or not, we welcome your support and
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