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Rumba's Cafe: Business Spotlight by ChicpeaJC

Rumba's Cafe at 513 Central Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

A little while ago, I met with David, the District Manager of Central Ave SID on Central Ave, to tour this awesome shopping and eats destination in The Heights. Before hitting the stores, we met at Rumba’s Cafe for some breakfast/lunch. Rumba’s Cafe is a cuban style no frills diner. When I walked in, I felt like I was in Miami…. Weird I know, but that’s how I felt so… anyway… [read more]

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New on Central Avenue, Jersey City

Yoga In The Heights 317 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor Jersey City

  • Candy's Hidden Treasures
  • Piramide Multiservices
  • Arch Telecom (Sprint)
  • La Guadalupana

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Winter/ Snow Removal Reminder to Bizs

The winter is now upon us and everyone knows that a snow free shopping district is a happy shopping district. The City of Jersey City is reminding every owner, occupant or person having charge of a commercial building or vacant lot to clear snow from the sidewalks surrounding their property to allow the passage of pedestrians and strollers. Snow must be removed within 4 hours after snowfall. If the snow has fallen during the night, snow must be removed within 8 hours after sunrise. Please be reminded that it is illegal to dump snow in the street. All snow and ice removed from the sidewalk shall be banked and piled within three feet inside the curb. Jersey City code inspectors will be enforcing these ordinances after each snowfall:

Jersey City Message to Property Owners & Managers

Jersey City Emergency Snow Routes (Central Avenue)

See City Code for more: -Chapter 296 - Streets & Sidewalks

Five Great Reasons to #ShopSmall

Shop with a purpose. For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $73 remains in the community. Those dollars help fund local wages, local taxes and other locally owned businesses, as well as donations to local non-profits. This compares to only $43 remaining in the community when you spend $100 at a non-locally owned business. Additionally, small businesses simply work harder to earn your business through product knowledge and personal customer service. Local businesses value, respect and appreciate your patronage. You can find anything you need locally and your local businesses give back more to the community.

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Zipcar is now in the Jersey City Heights!

Zipcar in the Jersey City Heights

The Central Avenue SID is delighted to welcome Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, to the Jersey City Heights community! 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 “Carthage” and a Toyota Corolla named “Gemmiti” located in the Central Avenue municipal parking lot between Bowers & Griffith St. are now available for reservations. CASID members should checkout the Zipcar for Business program which offers discounted driving rates Monday through Friday.

Read more from the Jersey Journal - Zipcar Zooms into JC Heights

New Heights Mural On The Way

Thanks to all who answered CASID's call for artists and those who helped spread the word. Submissions were due Friday October 17, 2014 and are now being reviewed.

Read the press release for more information on this project.

More Public Art in The Heights

Learn more about the "Dream" mural on Central Avenue

NJ Transit Expands Bus Service On Central

New Jersey Transit No. 119 Bus Service

NJ Transit is expanding the midday and Saturday service of its No. 119 bus route, which includes Central Avenue, to mitigate the impact of the Pulaski Skyway shutdown. Starting on Monday, April 21, the 119 bus will operate every 30 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays and every 60 minutes between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Prior to this expansion, the 119 bus only operated on weekdays during peak periods.  
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