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.”Read more ...
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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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.