May 2017
Progress Continues on the Gazebo
Holland St Tour
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Big Spring Clean Up - Cleans UP
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RNA Meeting:
Tuesday, May 9th at 7:30 PM

Harbor View Health Care Center
178 Ogden Avenue
1st Floor Cafeteria
May 9th Agenda:

Police and Residence Response Center
Neighborhood Updates

Guests - Architect & owner of 444 Palisade; Riverview JazzFest

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PO Box 7176 
Jersey City, NJ 07307

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Please join us on Tuesday evening, May 9th at 7:30PM for our monthly meeting at the Harborview Health Center, 178 Ogden Ave at Franklin St - 1st Floor Cafeteria. 

In addition to the opportunity to hear from and bring issues to the attention of a representative from the Jersey City Police Department North District and from the Residence Response Center, this month our guests are: the new owner and architect for 444 Palisade Ave, who will present their proposed project that includes 9 units. The owner is asking for several variances including, density, lot coverage, and rear yard setbacks. This is one of the few historic Victorian buildings on Palisade Ave.  There will be a 3D presentation of this project and this would be the time to provide any feedback to the owners and architect or get your questions answered.  We will also hear from the Riverview Jazz Fest about the upcoming Jazz Fest, the Riverview Neighborhood Association (RNA)  is again sponsoring the Historic Holland St Stage as part of the Jazz Fest on Sat June 10th.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 
Progress continues on the Gazebo

After some weather delays, construction of the Riverview Park Gazebo continued.  The railings, ceiling and lighting was installed and work continued on the walkway and grading.  The contractor is also reinstalling a portion of the roof at the direction of the city. The landscaping, benches and micro-swale are next up to be completed along with the final punch-list walk through by RNA.  

If all goes well, look for the grand re-opening at the beginning of June.

Photo Courtesy of Roger Heitmann
May 13th- Holland Street tour 

The Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy kicks off Preservation Month May 2017 with a walking tour of Holland Street and Riverview-Fisk Park in Jersey City Heights on Saturday May 13, 2017, 2:00 p.m-4:00 p.m.

The tour starts at the southeastern corner of Palisade Avenue and Bowers Street.

The tour will include a history of Holland Street--the only Belgian block street in Jersey City Heights--and of Riverview-Fisk Park. Historian John Gomez will lead the tour.  Board member Roger Heitmann will also be providing some history of Riverview Park from his research.  

Tickets are $5/ea and can be purchased at

Historic Holland Street

Upcoming and Ongoing Events - Heights Activities Calendar

Backroom Broadsides Spoken Word/Poetry Series: First Tuesday of each month from 8pm to 10pm - Fox and Crow (next event is June 6th).  After over a year the series is still breaking new ground.  We are looking for more women poets and spoken word artists to join the open reading.
If you are interested, please email or just show up. All events will be posted to the RNA Facebook page. 

Save the Date:  Friday June 9th 7:00pm to 10:00pm - The first 2017 RNA Music series event is a collaboration with the Statuary and Riverview Jazz for a show under the Vault at Historic Holland St.  There will be music, dance, art, projections beer/wine, and more.  Here is the link to a video of last year's event: Holland St 2016 Video

- Ogden's End Community Garden (Volunteer any Saturday from 10AM-Noon) The season kicks off Saturday 5/13 at 10:00am with our big planting day.  A big THANK YOU to SK Landscaping for their generous donation of organic soil for the raised vegetable beds, reach out to Stephen Keane, a Heights resident at or all your landscaping needs. All garden volunteers can just show up on Saturdays at 10:00am (South end of Ogden below Cuneo Pl or email to

Live on the Palisades - June 30th at 7PM. The Live at The Lumberyard concert series is moving to Riverview-Fisk Park and becoming Live On The Palisades.  The first concert will be on Friday June 30th at 7:00pm. Stay tuned for more details.

Riverview Farmers Market - Every Sunday May - November - 10AM-3PM at Riverview Park.  Thank you to Farms In The Heights for their generous donation of $500 to Ogden's End Community Garden. 

Check our "Weekend Update" emails, sent every Friday morning, for all the events in the Heights and the offerings from our Weekend Update business sponsors.

The Big Spring Clean Up - Cleaned Up!

On April 15th, Riverview Neighborhood Association held the Big Spring Cleanup in Riverview Park.  Area residents filled the two 25 cubic yard dumpsters to capacity with e-waste, paints, old tires, warn out furniture and all kinds of other household waste (from water skis to mannequins).  In addition, area residents filled over four large bins with gently used clothing and other items to the GoodWill and securely shred several bins worth of confidential documents.

RNA wishes to thank all of our volunteers who made the day run smoothly, as well as the support of Dixon Leasing, All American Recycling and the City of Jersey City.  Until next year! 

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Heights resident John Wojcik has developed a Amazon Echo Alexa Skill that allows anyone with an Amazon Echo device to get real time bus arrival times and reports. Learn more here.

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Kern Weissman
Riverview Neighborhood Association

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