Tuesday, September 13th at 7:30 PM
Harbor View Health Care Center
178 Ogden Avenue
1st Floor Cafeteria
Sept. 13th Agenda:
Police and Residence Response Center
Guest: Brian Philipson, New Owner of 500 Palisade Ave
Gazebo Construction Schedule
Cancellation of Park Fest & Flea Market
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
years after SuperStorm Sandy, demolition of the base and construction
of a new Gazebo will begin this month. This has fed into the decision
for us to cancel this year's Park Festival and Flea Market scheduled for
To learn the details
and to hear from our guest - Brian Philipson, the new owner of 500
Palisade Ave (corner of Holland St and Palisade Ave), please join us for
our monthly meeting - this Tuesday, September 13th, at 7:30PM at the
Harborview Health Center, 178 Ogden Ave (at Franklin St).
|Gazebo Project Slated To Begin Sept. 19th - Step 1 DEMOLITION of the remaining base and Excavation
reconstruction of the Riverview Park Gazebo, destroyed during
SuperStorm Sandy, is slated to start next Monday, Sept. 19th with the
of the remaining base and excavation of the area. Notwithstanding
weather or other delays, completion is targeted for February 2017.
the Gazebo and associated landscaping, when completed, is sure to be a
cherished asset and centerpiece of our neighborhood, and the community
certainly has made the most of base that remained, the next few months
will not be without challenges and inconveniences. While RNA has
been involved in the design and planning of the new gazebo, we were not
allowed to participate in the pre-construction meeting; therefore we are
attending a meeting this Tuesday to obtain the details about access
restrictions to eastern side of the park, any required street closures,
impacts on parking, site safety/security and permitted work hours.
will share the details from this meeting at the monthly meeting on
Tuesday evening and we will continue to provide updates on
Facebook/social media and our website.
Please review the construction schedule here .
October 2012 - Day after SuperStorm Sandy Hit
|ANNUAL FLEA MARKET CANCELLED THIS YEAR - WILL RETURN IN 2017
To our members, supporters and friends of the Riverview Neighborhood Association,
After much thought and a thorough review of our
commitments for the remainder of 2016, we have made the difficult
decision to cancel this year's Flea Market and Park Fest. We have
recently received the construction schedule for the gazebo rebuild and
there are also plans in the works to renovate Riverview Park as well.
These upcoming improvements, in addition to our other projects and
commitments were all factors in this decision.
We will, of course, provide refunds of confirmed payments and we appreciate your understanding and continued support.
Please join us at our monthly meeting on 9/13
at 7:30pm (178 Ogden ave) for details on all our projects and
Look for us to return
next year as we celebrate our 30th Annual Flea Market & Park Fest
in our newly updated park and gazebo!
New Owner to Present Revised Plans for 500 Palisade; 39 New York Also Under Review
guest this month will be Brian Philipson, the new owner of 500 Palisade
Ave and his architect. They will be presenting their revised plans for
the proposed building at 500 Palisade. This project had come before the
membership is a previous form. We reviewed plans presented by the
previous owner and those plans were approved by the City zoning board.
The new owner is presenting revised plans for our feedback -
these plans include a redesigned facade and redesigned 5th and 6th
floor. You can review a rendering of the building here.
also continues to evaluate plans from Hoboken Brownstone Co's for a 5
Story, 154 unit building at 39 New York Ave (Ravine Road). The property
is located within the Palisade Protection Overlay District (PPOD), a
zoning overlay that RNA worked hard to establish in order to protect the
Palisade Cliffs. The proposed development also has a driveway
entrance/exit along a blind curve raising traffic safety concerns. More
information will be available at the monthly meeting.
|JC Fridays Brought Crowds to Heights Venues
| JC Fridays Statuary event at Historic Holland St.
As part of JC Fridays for September, RNA
partnered with Walter Parks, Margo Parks, and JeanKarlos Cruz to bring
their vision for using historic Holland St as a performance, arts and
music venue. Through their hard work and our volunteers, the Belgian
block street was turned into a concert venue that featured classical
music, opera, modern dance, a light installation, art, spoken word,
congas, and guitar/bass compositions. RNA's goal is to partner
with the city and county bring about a historic restoration of Holland
St and have it be used as a premier outdoor arts and performance space
in Jersey City.
RNA also sponsored a JC Fridays edition of
Backroom Broadsides at the Fox & Crow. James Ruggia's monthly
spoken word and open mic event featured
Andy Clausen and Pamela Twining reading to a packed room.
|Master Plan Process Gets Underway
Jersey City is beginning the process of updating its
Master Plan - a critical process for guiding the City's zoning and
development. The first of several public meetings will be held on
Thursday September 15th at City Hall and it's critical that Heights
residents be heard in order to ensure that the zoning for the city
matches the Heights community's vision and needs for it. The
master plan was last updated in 2000 and is what primarily guides land
use, zoning and planning in Jersey City. Having a comprehensive up
to date master plan that includes inter/intra city transportation,
density, height, open space, education, height, commercial
thoroughfares, affordability, aesthetics and beautification is critical
to ensure that as Jersey City grows the needs of it's residents are met
and to make sure that development is aligned with community goals. There
will be more information about the Master Plan process at our monthly
meeting and available at this first Public Meeting. We encourage
all residents that are concerned about the future of the Heights
neighborhood to attend at least one of these meetings.
|Art Gallery Opens at 107 Bowers
|Opening Night - 107 Bowers Gallery & Artspace
Congratulations to 107 Bowers Gallery and
Artspace for opening the first official art gallery in the Riverview
Arts District. Right now they have weekend hours so make sure to
stop up and check out the current show that opened on JC Fridays (and
maybe buy a piece of local art). Follow them here:
and for the visual artists in the Heights, make sure to get your supplies at New Heights Art Supply on Central Ave
|Heights Activities Calendar
Riverview Farmer's Market
- 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
for more info or just show up.
Backroom Broadsides Spoken Word/Poetry Series:
First Tuesday of each month from 8pm to 10pm - Fox and Crow (next event is Oct 4th)
Mickey Mathis Sept 11th Show - 71 Sip Ave, 6th Fl. Mon-Sat 11am 5pm & Tues from 11am to 8pm.
All artists (and would be artists) take note, New Heights Art Supply
opened at 345 Central Ave in the Heights (2nd Floor). Check out their web site at
and be sure to stop by the shop.
our "Weekend Update" emails (sent every Friday morning) for all the
various events in the Heights and the offerings from our Weekend Update
If you are interested in opening a new business on
Palisade Ave get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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