Ironbound Named Newark's "Best Neighborhood" in Newark Pulse.com's 2013 People's Choice Awards!

Best of 2013 Winners

We would like to thank all those that voted on our first BEST OF 2013 People's Choice awards. So without any delays.... here are the winners:

 

Best Sit-down Restaurant
Hobby's Restaurant, Downtown


Best Food-to-Go Restaurant
Altas Horas, Ironbound

Best Bar
Kilkenny Alehouse, Downtown

Best Bakery/Coffee Shop
Calandra's Bakery, North Ward

Best Boutique
Luxe, Downtown

Best in Hair
Center Stage Cuts, Central Ward

Best Park
Branch Brook Park, North Ward

Best Neighborhood
Ironbound

Best Summer Event
Lincoln Park Music Festival

Best School
Technology High

 

 

Date posted: July 23, 2013By: NewarkPulse

Ironbound District Welcomes Governor Christie!

Longtime Ironbound business owners Helena and Victor Vinhas welcomed Governor Christie in front of their new Vinhas Jewelers store at 87 Ferry Street during the Governor's recent visit to the Ironbound District. The Governor was joined by local elected officials, community leaders, business owners and residents as he kicked off his reelection campaign in Newark's Ironbound.

Ironbound Community Clean Up Event Targets Graffiti and Trash in Local Underpasses

Representatives of the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) joined forces with members of the Ironbound Neighborhood Crime Watch organization and Councilman Augusto Amador and his staff for a graffiti and trash clean-up targeting the underpasses from South Street to Newark Penn Station along NJ Railroad Avenue.

Read more: Ironbound Community Clean Up Event Targets Graffiti and Trash in Local Underpasses

#TAXI Promotes Responsible Drinking/Driving in Newark’s Ironbound District Ironbound BID Joins Mayor Cory Booker, MADD in Support of New Service

The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) has joined a growing list of community leaders and elected officials in support of #TAXI (#8294), a new service that connects mobile phone users with the first available taxi no matter where they are calling from in North America. To help increase awareness of the new service, the IBID has joined with CellWand, the company that introduced #TAXI, to promote the service in Newark’s Ironbound District through a wide range of promotional efforts.

 

Read more: #TAXI Promotes Responsible Drinking/Driving in Newark’s Ironbound District Ironbound BID Joins...

Resurfacing Work on East Ferry Street this Week

As work begins, motorists are urged to allow extra travel time.

By Natalie Davis Email the author June 10, 2013

Mayor Cory Booker and Engineering Director Mehdi Mohammadish announced Monday that the City of Newark will resurface two portions of Ferry Street in the East Ward.

“We are repaving and resurfacing Ferry Street to make it safer for pedestrians and motorists alike, enhancing safety and the quality of life in our East Ward,” said Mayor Booker. “I urge residents to take additional time and plan for delays when driving down this street during work hours.”

Read more: Resurfacing Work on East Ferry Street this Week

Portugal Day Celebration 2013!

Portugal Day Festival - June 8 & 9, 2013, 10am - 11pm- Peter Francisco Park area (near Penn Station)
A Foot Race will begin at 9am on Sunday, June 9.
The Portuguese Festival Parade is on Sunday, June 9 along Ferry Street beginning at 3pm:
The Portugal Day Festival in the Ironbound, Newark, New Jersey is a street festival celebrating the Portuguese people, language, and their culture. First organized in 1979, since 2010 the Festival has been organized by the Union of Portuguese American Clubs of New Jersey. The Portugal Day Festival in the Ironbound, Newark, New Jersey, is a huge street festival celebrating the Portuguese people, language, and their culture. This festival started in 1979 and has been going strong ever since. The festivities are very popular. Although there are various happenings about a week before, the actual street festival takes place on the Saturday and Sunday, usually, closest to June 10, the official Portugal Day. On the Sunday of that weekend (June 9), there is a parade loaded with many floats from various, both Portuguese and non-Portuguese, organizations from throughout the state.

 

IBID Partners with East Side High School on “Learn and Serve” Projects

The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) and East Side High School have launched a Community Service Partnership which will provide East Side High School students the opportunity to participate in “Learn and Serve” projects and meet their senior year community service internship requirement. Through the Partnership, students will work un­der the guidance of the IBID’s professional staff and other local partners including the Newark Police Department, Greater Newark Conservancy, local business owners and neighborhood watch groups.

Read more: IBID Partners with East Side High School on “Learn and Serve” Projects

ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

 

Newark businesses and residents emptied their cluttered closets, drawers and offices to take advantage of a free collection event for household and business generated e-waste at Peter Francisco Park near Newark Penn Station. A total of 7181 pounds of electronics equipment was collected for proper disposal at the event, the second hosted by the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) and ECOvanta in cooperation with the City of Newark. ECOvanta is the e-waste recycling subsidiary of Covanta Energy, the operator of the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark.  Nearly 80% of all the e-waste collected consisted of televisions!

Participating in the event were (left to right) East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador, Brenda Anderson, City of Newark, Recycling Coordinator, Chris Bernardo, IBID Operations Coordinator and David Peterson, Account Executive, E-Covanta.

 

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

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

Click Here for complete listings of Ironbound businesses and restaurants!

 

Economic Development is Booming in the Ironbound District!