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.”
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.
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.
Artwork will be featured on postcards providing information about trash pick-up, recycling and waste disposal regulations.
Local street signs as pathways to a cleaner community inspired Jacelyn Quezada’s creative concept for the Ironbound Business Improvement District’s (IBID) 15th Annual Anti-Litter Poster Contest. The contest was sponsored by Newark-based Panasonic.
Quezada, joined by Wilson Avenue School classmates Raquel Goncalves, Adan Franco and Nicole Vallejos, submitted the winning entry in the 5th to 8th grade student category. The team of students Erick Botelho De Souza, Ayden Tapia and Brandon Santos from Ann Street School were the winners in the 1st to 4th grade category.
Newark residents can contribute to a cleaner and healthier community in honor of Earth Day 2017 on April 22 by bringing their old electronics to a free e-waste collection event taking place, rain or shine, on Wednesday, April 19 at Peter Francisco Park, located between Edison Place and Ferry Street near Penn Station in Newark’s Ironbound District from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Items that can be collected include, but are not limited to, computer laptops and desktops, televisions, monitors, mice, keyboards and peripherals, CD/VCR/DVD players, small home office copiers/fax machines, MP3 players, photo/video cameras, and more. Prohibited items include hazardous wastes/liquids, loose batteries, toner cartridges, fluorescent lamps, and appliances like washers, dryers, and stoves. Household appliances must not contain freon or oil, like refrigerators, air conditioners, and space heaters.
When longtime Ironbound business and property owner Steven T. Yglesias opened the doors of Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge in 2005, the awning out front featured the phrase “redefine your Ironbound experience” along with its now familiar bull logo.
Mompou’s new owner, Tony Martinez, has promised to honor the traditions of the game-changing eatery on Ferry Street, while bringing new ideas for the restaurant’s future.