Stay Connected:October 1, 2015
CASID, in partnership with local schools, is starting a new family-friendly tradition in Jersey City. This event is sure to strengthen the bond between residents and businesses as well as create long lasting memories for the local children and families which support our shopping district. This will be a new way art continues to unite our community. Jersey City grade school students (mostly between 5th and 8th grade) will be invited to paint a Halloween picture on participating storefront windows within the Central Avenue shopping district (between Manhattan Avenue and North Street). Painting will be coordinated by the schools on Wednesday October 14th (Rain Date: October 15th.) starting at 10am and will be done by 2pm.October 2015
A new video by Art Matters NJ focuses on the impact the arts are having on Jersey City featuring many important institutions including your favorite neighborhood main street, Central Avenue. The video, created by 07 Films, captures the creative atmosphere that surrounds the Jersey City area. Find the video on youtube.
Learn more about Public Art on Central Avenue and in The HeightsOctober 1, 2015
Who wants one?! CASID is launching its first reusable bag campaign this fall and 36 businesses have signed up to sponsor it. More info coming soon.October 2015
A clean, safe, and enjoyable eating environment is important to every restaurant. Central Avenue's business community takes public health very seriously and the CASID is now assisting local restaurants to better maintain that standard in addition to complying with local laws. [read more]August 2015
Last week I joined David Diaz the District Manager of the Central Avenue Special Improvement district for our monthly “lunch date”. This time he took me to La Concha, a Spanish eatery located on Central Ave. a few blocks by Renato’s Pizza Masters. We were greeted by Berta, the owner/cook/mom/matriarch of this delicious food spot and as soon as she smiled and said “Hola” the warmth she exuded told me this would be a meal I would never forget. [Read More]June 2015
Did you know that midtown Manhattan (NYC) is approximately 20 minutes away from the Jersey City Heights via bus route No. 119? The No. 119 bus route starts as early as 5:00am towards NYC weekdays. The last bus back (via No. 119) to New Jersey leaves the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) at 11:06pm.
And then there were three. Whether you’re traveling into NYC for a meeting or exploring the rest of the Garden State, having Zipcars available on-demand by the hour or the day allows members access to a convenient and affordable transportation solution. A Honda Civic named "Corburn" joins another Honda Civic named “Carthage” and a Toyota Corolla named “Gemmiti” in the Central Avenue municipal parking lot between Bowers & Griffith St. All three cars are now available for reservations. CASID members should checkout the Zipcar for Business program which offers discounted driving rates Monday through Friday.