IBID President Steven T. Yglesias Honored

Steven T. Yglesias, President of the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), was honored recently by the Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association at its annual Leadership Awards Breakfast. Yglesias, the owner of Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge on Ferry Street, received the Community Leader award at the event held at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark.

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Ironbound Community Service Awards Recognize First Block Task Force

The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) presented commemorative plaques to recognize the contributions of First Block Task Force members, including local business and commercial property owners, residents, and representatives of the Newark Police Department, who have been working cooperatively to address concerns about crime and public safety in the area around Newark Penn Station and Peter Francisco Park, gateway to the Ironbound.

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PSEG FERRY STREET GAS MAIN PROJECT UPDATE

PSEG has extended their work to repair and replace gas mains on Ferry Street to include the area between Adams Street and McWhorter Street because of ongoing issues that have recently necessitated emergency repairs. The test holes will be done on Friday, March 20, weather permitting, and work will begin on Monday, March 23.

PSEG expects the project will take about a week to complete. Parking will be prohibited during this time in the construction area. One lane will remain open while work is underway. Once the repairs are completed, the new service connection may require shutting the whole block down and rerouting cars off of Ferry Street.
 
New information will be posted as soon as it is available. Businesses and restaurants will remain open during the construction period. Thank you for your patience.  The short term impact will result in long term improvements as the old gas mains are updated.

Call PSEG, Community Affairs at 973-583-0045 with any questions or concerns.

Ferry Street Gas Main Construction Update

PSE&G and the Creamer Sanzari Joint Venture will begin working on Ferry Street starting this Thursday, February 26th to complete a gas main upgrade.

T
he crew will begin working in the area between Polk Street and Merchant Street, then will move to the area between Adams Street and Polk Street.

During construction, Ferry Street will be closed in the area on a block-to-block basis. One lane will remain open during construction for emergency vehicles and trucks.

Parking will be restricted in the area during the construction period, but businesses and restaurants will remain open.

Please plan your travel accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation during this important project.

Ironbound Community Participates in Meeting to Create Citywide Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Plan

More than 30 Ironbound residents and business owners participated in an Open House at the Prospect Street Fire Station Arts Center to discuss pedestrian and bicycle safety in Newark and the Ironbound District.

“The creation of the City of Newark’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Action Plan will help us improve safety at our most dangerous intersections and corridors, and create strategies, performance measures and policies to address pedestrian and bicycle safety throughout the City,” noted Jack M. Nata, Manager, Division of Traffic and Signals for the City of Newark.

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Ironbound Open House on Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Plan

An Open House has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 12th from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at the ProspectStreetFireStationArtsCenter (56 Prospect Street) in the Ironbound District. People are invited to stop in at any time during the Open House. A presentation will take place at 7:00 p.m.

The event will foster communication about pedestrian and bicycle safety and the sharing of information from the “Be Street Smart NJ” campaign to help keep Ironbound residents, workers and visitors safe whether they are walking or driving on the City ofNewark’s busy streets. The issue is particularly important in the Ironbound, which has eight of the top ten highest auto-pedestrian accident areas in the City.

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and the City of Newark are working together with local partners like the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) to develop a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Plan. This federally-funded project is being undertaken because the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has identified Newark as a PedestrianFocusCity, meaning the frequency and severity of pedestrian and bicycle crashes needs to be reduced.

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Ironbound District Supports Newark Pedestrian Safety Campaign

The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) is supporting the implementation of a Pedestrian Safety Campaign in the City of Newark announced by Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Acting Engineering Director Mehdi Mohammadish during the month of October. The IBID has joined other partners participating in the statewide pedestrian safety education effort to address the high incidence of pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey. The “Be Street Smart NJ” campaign is a collaborative effort between public, private and non-profit organizations to educate pedestrians and motorists about making safety their top priority whether walking or driving.

Brian Morgado, owner of the Ironbound Pet Shop on East Ferry Street and an IBID board member, noted the responsibility of both drivers and pedestrians to stay safe while visiting the bustling Ironbound District. “The streets of the Ironbound are busy every day with residents and visitors who come to the district for shopping and dining, and everyone can contribute to a safer and more welcoming environment whether they are walking or driving,” he concluded.  "This effort is particularly important to the Ironbound as it has eight of the top ten highest auto-pedestrian accident areas in the City", added Seth A. Grossman, Executive Director of the IBID.

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

NJPAC

4/6 - Jackson Browne & Greg Leisz: Somewhat Acoustic Tour
4/7 - Here is the Place, Our City
4/7-9 - Ravel’s Bolero
4/8 - WBGO Children’s Concert
4/9 - Books on the Move
4/9 - Memorial for Shamsuddin Abdul-Hamid
4/15 - Swan Lake: Moscow Festival Ballet 
4/20-5/18 - Jazz Jam Sessions
4/20 - Wayne Shorter’s Universe – A Concerto for Miles by Wallace Roney Orchestra
4/20 - Jon Meacham – NJ Speakers Series
4/21 - NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Calling
4/21 - Cecile McLorin Salvant with Sullivan Fortner
4/21 - An Evening with Gilberto Santa Rosa
4/22 - Ella & Louis
4/22 - Wayne Shorter: Weather Report and Beyond Reimagined
4/23 - Christian McBride with Esperanza Spalding: One on One
4/23 - Wayne Shorter Quartet with Special Guest Herbie Hancock
4/24 - Let’s Play Live
4/27 - Peppa Pig’s Big Splash
4/28 - Jersey Moves! Carolyn Dorfman Dance
4/28 - Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances with Guests Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin
4/29-30 - Dvorak’s Cheerful Eighth Symphony

Prudential Center

4/4 - NJ Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers
4/6 - NJ Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins
4/8 - NJ Devils vs NY Islanders
4/22 - Arijit Singh: Live in Concert
4/25 - Exo “The Exo’rdium Tour 2017

Red Bull Arena

4/15 - NY Red Bulls vs DC United
4/22 - NY Red Bulls vs Columbus Crew
4/29 - NY Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire

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