Community News

Keeping the Lamps Lit a Priority in Ironbound District

There are nearly 100 street lamps located throughout the Ironbound District in Newark. Keeping them lit, as well as keeping track of when they aren’t working, is a tough job. Staff members from the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) have made this effort a top priority and have built effective partnerships with the City of Newark and PSE&G to get the job done.

“Streets that are clean and well-lighted are hallmarks of a well-managed community,” noted Seth A. Grossman, the IBID’s Executive Director. “Going the extra mile to make sure that our street lamps are working properly, and reporting outages when necessary, underscores our commitment to all of the Ironbound’s stakeholders, from business and property owners and residents to the thousands of people who visit the Ironbound District every week for great shopping, dining and entertainment.”

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Community Meeting!

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and

Councilman Augusto Amador

invite you to a Meeting to:

include East Ferry Street from:

Christie Street to Raymond Blvd.

in the Ironbound Business Improvement District. 


For More Information call the IBID at: 973-491-9191 

When: May 3, 2017

Time: 6pm     

Where: IBID Offices - 56 Congress St., Newark, NJ (2nd Floor)

Newark Residents and Business Owners Contribute to E-Waste Collection Event in the Ironbound District

Additional free recycling events to be held citywide in the months ahead.

Newark residents and business owners took advantage of a free e-waste collection event in the Ironbound District’s Peter Francisco Park to empty their closets and drawers of thousands of pounds of old, unused electronics. The event, presented in partnership by the City of Newark, the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), Panasonic, Covanta and Urban Renewal Corp. in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, made it convenient and easy to recycle old TVs, PCs and laptops, printers, small household appliances, phones and other e-waste.

Additional events are being planned for the South Ward on May 25th in Weequahic Park, June 15th in the West Ward’s Liberty Park (Central Avenue and West Market Street) and October 4th in Elwood Park in the North Ward.

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Ironbound Business Improvement District Joins Forces with the Newark Police Department to Promote Pedestrian Safety

The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) has purchased six pedestrian crosswalk safety signs in cooperation with the Newark Police Department to emphasize pedestrian safety as we head into the busy summer months. The signs will be posted at Wilson Ave / Ann Street, New York Avenue / Lang Street, New York Avenue / Ann Street, Ferry Street / Alyea Street, Patterson Street/ Alyea Street and Elm Street / Jefferson Street, in addition to other signs posted throughout the Ironbound District and around the city.

“The State of New Jersey, the City of Newark and the Ironbound District have all been in the spotlight for the high number of crashes involving motor vehicles and pedestrians,” noted Seth A. Grossman, the IBID’s Executive Director. “These new signs serve as tangible reminders of the responsibilities of both motorists and pedestrians to help keep our streets safe, and this investment in support of the efforts of the Newark PD are just one more example of our commitment to the people who live, work and visit the Ironbound District,” he concluded.

Showcasing one of the new signs before their deployment are Left to right, Chris Bernardo, Commercial District Services (CDS), Lt. Brian O'Hara, Seth A. Grossman, IBID Ex. Director, Lt. Antonio Cruz and Detective Michael Silva.

Community Meeting

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Councilman Augusto Amador invite you to a Community Meeting to:

include Pacific and South Streets in the Ironbound Business Improvement District.


For More Information call the IBID at: 973-491-9191 

When: APRIL 26, 2017

Time: 6pm     

Where: (new) Oliver Street School – 88 Oliver Street

Upcoming Newark Events, Great Shopping & Dining – Go Ironbound!!


5/1 - A Conversation About Social Justice with NJ’s Gubernatorial Candidates
5/3-7 - Shen Yun
5/5 - NJPAC Stage Exchange: Brick City
5/6 - John Steptoe’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
5/6 - Paulo Szot
5/11 - Schubert’s “Great” Symphony
5/12 - Annual Mother’s Day Good Music Festival
5/12-14 - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
5/13-14 - Will Downing Mother’s Day Celebration
5/18 - Jazz Jam Sessions
5/21 - Young Frankenstein with Mel Brooks
5/26 - Hispanic Youth Showcase
5/31 - Mayhem Poets

Prudential Center

5/4 - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
5/13 - McDonald’s Gospel Fest
5/15 - WWE Raw
6/4 - The Weeknd
6/7 - Iron Maiden
6/8 - Maxwell with Ledisi & Leela James
6/16 - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
6/17 - Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears for Fears

Red Bull Arena

5/14 - NY Red Bulls vs LA Galaxy
5/19 - NY Red Bulls vs Toronto FC
5/27 - NY Red Bulls vs New England Revolution

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