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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Investment in Ironbound Infrastructure: Wilson Avenue Repaved, East Ferry Street Scheduled for 2015

Newark’s Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) has been a hub for construction activity in the East Ward with a milling and repaving project on Wilson Avenue and sewer line repairs on Ferry Street. While an inconvenience to local residents, businesses and visitors in the short term, the work will provide long term benefits for all. Businesses and restaurants on Wilson Avenue and Ferry Street remained open for business throughout the construction activity.

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Mayor Baraka Helps Launch 2nd Annual Ironbound Multicultural Festival

Mayor Ras Baraka read poetry and local Ironbound artists were featured at events celebrating the start of the 2nd Annual Ironbound Multicultural Festival at the Prospect Street Fire House.

Presented by East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador, the County of Essex, the City of Newark, the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) and the Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC), the events featured live music and performances along with the exhibition of work by more than 50 painters, photographers, sculptors, writers and filmmakers among the Ironbound artists-in-residence. Other sponsors include Power Concrete, Inc., Adega Grill, Grupo Seabra, Don Pepe Restaurant, Pao Da Terra Bakery, Sol-Mar Restaurant, Sabor Latino Restaurant and El Emigrante.

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News Advisory

The IBID has been notified by the City that there are no water use restrictions along Ferry Street in the Ironbound District, today, September 17. 2014. Specific buildings may experience water service interruptions during ongoing construction work, but will receive a written notification from the City's Water Department or a specific request from the construction supervisor to deal with specific problems. Unless you are notified you may use your water today. Please be patient with this important and necessary repair to our sewer system.

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NJPAC

6/2 - Arts Education – Mercer Final Performance
6/3 - World Music: Deixem o Pimba em Paz with Bruno Nogueira & Manuela Azevedo
6/3 - Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
6/8-11 - Season Finale with Zhang & Bronfman
6/10 - Maxwell with Ledisi & Leela James
6/16 - Diana Krall
6/16 - Jersey (New) Moves!
6/18 - Earthquake & Friends Father’s Day Celebration
6/23 - NJPAC Stage Exchange: Back to the Real
6/23 - Chaka Khan & El DeBarge
6/25 - Bill Maher
6/29 - Gipsy Kings
6/30 - Art of Rap

Prudential Center

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
6/23-24 - KCON 2017
7/2 - New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men

Red Bull Arena

6/14 - NY Red Bulls vs NYCFC (Open Cup)
6/24 - NY Red Bulls vs NYCFC

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