Next RNA Meeting:
Tuesday, June 14th at 7:30 PM
Harbor View Health Care Center
178 Ogden Avenue
1st Floor Cafeteria
May 10th Agenda:
Police and Residence Response Center
Guest: JCPC - City of Trees
dues and donations help sustain the RNA. Annual dues are $10. Please
join on our website, at an RNA meeting, or make checks payable
to Riverview Neighborhood Association and mail to:
PO Box 7176
join us this Tuesday, May 10th at 7:30 PM at the Harborview Health
Center, 178 Ogden Avenue (at Franklin St) for the Riverview Neighborhood
Association's (RNA's) monthly meeting.
Our guest this month will be The Jersey City Parks Coalition presenting
the City of Trees tree planting initiative. We will also provide
updates on the Gazebo project, the Riverview Park renovation, New Jersey
Transit, as well as other activities in the neighborhood. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
|Tree Planting Initiative Comes to Jersey City|
Jersey City Parks Coalition- JCPC- (which includes Riverview
Neighborhood Association) and the City of Jersey City recently announced
an initiative - "City Of Trees" to plant 2,020 trees in Jersey City by
the year 2020.
At the RNA monthly meeting on May 10th,
Representatives from the Jersey City Parks coalition will provide an
overview of the programs as part of the 'City Of Trees' tree planting
initiative orchestrated by the JCPC. Roger Heitmann, our treasurer
sits on the board of the JCPC and will lead this update. This
will include an introduction to a new tree mapping/reporting application
that is being made available to JC residents. Attend the meeting
to get information on this program and/or find out ways you can help.
|NJ Transit expands service on the 119.|
24 Hour Service Begins on June 25th.
Here is an update on upcoming expanded and adjusted service on the 119 bus line that will be effective in June. There
is certainly still much work to do regarding improving and expanding
bus service on the other lines in the Heights (87, 123, 86) but this is
major step in the right direction. We have been meeting with NJT,
County and City officials for the better part of three years and thanks
to the support and leadership of Mayor Fulop, Assemblyman Raj and others
(including the WPA) we have seen improvements in service reliability,
the addition of six trips added to both the 119 and 123 lines during
peak times and now the expansion of 119 service overnight. We
still see the need to make the 119 service to NYC more efficient and reliable,
this includes making the inbound/outbound flow at JSQ more efficient or
avoiding the JSQ terminal altogether. We will send out further
details on the new schedule as soon as we receive it from NJ
indicated, there is still much work to be done but we are moving in the
right direction towards comprehensive public transportation in the
Heights. The continued leadership of the Mayors office, our city council
and county/state representatives is crucial. Once the new
schedule is released, I ask that everyone spread the word so that the
expanded 119 service gets heavy ridership (this will make our case to
NJT that we need more expanded service on other lines and that the
demand is there). I also ask that everyone be vigilant in our
monitoring to make sure that the new service and schedule is reliable
and delivered as promised.
Below is the update from NJ Transit and the Mayor's Office:
1) Effective June 25, 2016, the #119 will begin
providing 24-hour service on weekdays and Saturdays, with overnight
frequencies operating every hour at some times, and approximately every 2
hours later in the overnight.
2) Issue of late morning 119 running late - Running time
will be added between various time-points to reflect observed
conditions and ensure bus arrivals better match the schedules. NJT will
also add recovery time between trips to improve service reliability and
significantly upgrade on-time performance. Consequently, during
the midday off-peak period,
service will be scheduled to operate every 40 minutes (instead of every
30 minutes) to reflect the running time/recovery time expansions.
3) Since the #119 now provides midday service on Central
Avenue on weekdays and Saturdays, there is no longer a need to continue
diverting selected midday #88 trips from JFK Boulevard to serve Central
Avenue. The diversion had been implemented when there was no
midday #119 service available. At this point, the diverted #88
service to Central Avenue is duplicative and will be restored to its
original routing, via JFK Boulevard. However, on Sundays, when the
#119 service does not operate, NJT will continue to divert selected #88
trips via Central Avenue.
|Live at the Lumberyard Returns!|
of the most highly anticipated music events returns to the Heights on
Friday, June 3rd and four additional Friday evenings this summer. A
Riverview Neighborhood Association event, Live at the Lumberyard
features three bands, video art projections and a unique outdoor venue -
Season sponsors JCity Realty and The Fox & Crow,
along with funding provided by a grant from the Hudson County Cultural
Affairs Local Arts Program and support from our members - enables the
RNA and Friggin' Fabulous Productions, to present this music and art
Kicking off on June 3rd as part of JC Fridays, a Citywide celebration of the arts, will be:
7pm: San Simón
8pm: United States Of Boogaloo
9pm: The Christine Santelli Band
will also be a DJ, light/video projections and several food trucks.
The After Party is scheduled for 10:30pm at The Fox & Crow,
where there will be live music in the Parlour Room.
to make Live at the Lumberyard part of your weekend plans this summer
on Friday June 3rd and 24th, July 22nd, August 12th and September 2nd.
Join us at Palisade Lumber on Palisade Ave just south of Griffith St.
The full Live At The Lumberyard Schedule will be released soon!
|The Riverview Jazz Festival Returns Sat June 11th - 2nd Stage Added!|
The Riverview Jazz festival presented by RiverviewJazz.Org
returns the week of June 3rd - June 11th culminating in a full day of
music in Riverview Park on June 11th. New this year - a second stage
with 4 bands, sponsored by RNA, on historic Holland St (north side of
|Historic Holland Street|
There will be a large art/history
installation, food trucks, beer table, and sponsor tents, stay tuned for
the full music lineup and event details. This will be the
first major event at Holland Street, on the historic cobblestones, so be
sure to make plans to attend. RNA's goal is to partner with the City Of
Jersey City to do a full historic restoration of Holland Street and
restore direct pedestrian access from Ogden Ave/Riverview Park. We would
like to thank New Heights Art Supply for sponsoring the art installation and JeanKarlos Cruz for creating the event installation.
|University of Michigan Alumni Pitch in at Ogden's End |
from the University of Michigan Alumni club recently joined with
Ogden's End volunteers to install a self-irrigated herb garden in the
two-tiered fence constructed last year. Alumni spent several hours
in the garden installing a pool liner, PVC pipe and soil into the fence
to create the self-watering herb garden.
Want to be a part of Ogden's End Community Garden? Volunteer hours have moved to every Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
Follow the garden here: https://www.facebook.com/OgdensEndCommunityGarden/ and/or
email to email@example.com to get added to the volunteer email
list. The garden is open at all times.
|Heights Activities Calendar|
Riverview Farmer's Market
starts Sunday May 1st, 10am to 3:00pm every Sunday through November. Ogden's End Community Garden planting and volunteering:
Every Saturday from 10AM - 1PM. Location - southernmost end of Ogden
Ave (adjacent to 102 Ogden and Janet Moore Park).Email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more info or just show up.Backroom Broadsides Spoken Word/Poetry Series:
Tues June 7th from 8pm to 10pm - Fox and Crow.Live at the Lumberyard - Friday, June 3rd from 7PM -10PM -
Palisade Ave at Griffith St outdoors at Palisade Lumber. Riverview JazzFest - Saturday, June 11th -
12Noon to 6PM. Riverivew-Fisk Park - Palisade & Ogden Ave between Griffith & Palisade and on Holland St.
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