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May, 2014

Hoboken Parking Master Plan Public Meeting To Be Held June 11


Last year, the City of Hoboken hired Arup, a nationally recognized planning firm, to analyze and evaluate the City’s parking situation and prepare a city-wide parking master plan. The master plan will include recommendations for new parking facilities and a review of and recommendations regarding all parking policies, procedures, and signage.

All members of the Hoboken community are invited to a public meeting to provide input on the plan. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the conference room of the Multi-Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street. The meeting will be open house format with a presentation at 7:00pm.

An online survey to solicit additional feedback will also be posted to the City website following the meeting.

Public Invited to 3rd Community Meeting for Southwest Park

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Final Conceptual Design to be Presented at Public Meeting

All members of the Hoboken community are invited to the third public meeting on the first phase of a Southwest Park. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00pm in the conference room on the first floor of the Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street.

Based on community feedback developed from the two prior community meetings and an online survey, the planner hired by the City has developed a final conceptual plan for the first phase of a Southwest Park. The plan for the park also includes stormwater management infrastructure.

“We thank everyone who participated in the community meetings and the over 500 residents who provided feedback through the online survey,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting and hope to work with the Council and community to build this park as quickly as possible.”

City of Hoboken Invites Community to 3rd Annual Irish Cultural Festival

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The City of Hoboken invites all residents and visitors to the 3rd Annual Irish Cultural Festival on Saturday, June 7th from noon to 6pm at Sinatra Park, located on the Hoboken waterfront near 4th Street. The event is free and features Irish music, food, beer, vendors, dance, sports, and other activities for all ages.

Participants interested in competing in the Irish soda bread competition should contact Geri Fallo at gfallo@hobokennj.gov or 201-420-2207.

The festival will feature musical performances by McLean Avenue Band and local favorites Gold n Brown. There will be dance performances by the Garden Street Irish Step Dancers and Emerald Fire and Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance.

At noon, the City will celebrate the completion of the reconstruction of Sinatra Field with a friendly “Irish” vs. “Italian” soccer match, and the Hoboken Guards Hurling Club will put Ireland’s 3000-year-old pastime—the world’s fastest, most skilled field sport—on display during an inter-squad exhibition match for area residents to enjoy.

Hoboken Memorial Day Parade

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Hoboken’s Annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014. The parade will assemble at 6:00pm and step off at 6:30pm from City Hall (1st Street and Washington Street) and proceed north on Washington Street to the reviewing stand on 10th Street & Washington Street in front of the Hoboken Elks Lodge.

This year marks the 116th year of marching up Washington Street to honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice. It is also the oldest continuous parade in the State of New Jersey.

Hoboken Public Library Newsletter for May

The Hoboken Public Library newsletter for May is now available.

Public Invited to Neumann Leathers Redevelopment Plan Community Workshop

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Over the next several months, Maser Consulting will be working with the City of Hoboken to prepare a redevelopment plan for an area in Hoboken commonly referred to as the Neumann Leathers site. This area includes the properties that are in southwest Hoboken along Willow Avenue between Observer Highway and Newark Street, as well as the right of way.

The public is invited to a community workshop on Tuesday, May 20th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the conference room in the Multi-Service Center located at 124 Grand Street.

Public Invited to Two Meetings for Proposed Park Space at Pino Site Property

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The City of Hoboken is considering a proposal from Bijou Properties that would provide 1 acre of property for park space and a public gymnasium in Western Hoboken as part of an agreement to continue the redevelopment of the Monroe Center site and the Pino property. The site is near the corner of 7th Street and Jackson Street. The location of the building was selected to create a gateway and provide access to and expand upon the future courtyard that is required to be built behind the Monroe Center.

Two public meetings will be held at the Jubilee Center, located at 601 Jackson Street on Thursday, May 15 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, May 17 from 10am to noon.

Hoboken Community Invited to Public Workshop For Sinatra Drive Redesign

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The City of Hoboken has hired Kimley Horn to conduct a public planning process for a “complete streets” redesign of Sinatra Drive from 4th Street to 11th Street. The first public workshop will take place on Thursday, May 15 from 7pm to 9pm at the Multi Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street. 

A scenic waterfront corridor with magnificent views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline, Frank Sinatra Drive remains the only unfinished portion of Hoboken’s re-envisioned and revitalized waterfront. The City wishes to apply its “Complete Streets” policy to create a safe street that can be enjoyed by all Hoboken residents—including children, families, older adults, and people with disabilities—for walking, running, biking, and driving. The street also will incorporate “Green Streets” elements such as rain gardens to reduce stormwater run-off and flooding. 

Public Workshop #1: Defining a Shared Vision 
What’s Happening 
The City is hosting Public Workshop #1 to collect public input and understand the community’s vision for Frank Sinatra Drive. The project team will explain the project objectives and present preliminary findings—and then just listen to your ideas for the future of Frank Sinatra Drive. 

Why Attend? 
Your feedback is important! Frank Sinatra Drive has the potential to be an amazing recreational asset— we need your input to help shape the direction of this vision. 

When: Thursday, May 15, 2014 
Open House: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Presentation: 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Multi Service Center 
124 Grand Street 
Hoboken, NJ 07030 

For more information and for future updates please visitwww.hobokennj.org/sinatradrive.

Community Invited to Public Meeting for Hoboken Cove Boathouse


Over the next several months, Marvel Architects will be working with the City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse Group to develop a program and schematic design for a new boathouse to be located on Hoboken/Weehawken Cove at the north end of Hoboken’s waterfront. The public is invited to participate in this design process.

The underlying goal of the boathouse is to provide water access and engagement through community non-motorized boating activities and educational events. The next step is to get the public’s input on the program of spaces required to support this goal and better define the activities that the boathouse should be designed to support.

Please join us for a community workshop on Monday, May 12th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the community room in the Multi-Service Center located at 124 Grand Street.

We look forward to working with the community to create a new recreational and educational amenity on Hoboken’s waterfront.